The earlier mentioned landslide on the Manali-leh road is located after Gulaba , at 2890 meters , and it’s big . It posed no real practical problem , though , the road skirts/has been re-routed at the edge of the slide.
After Marhi some construction work , double laning the road.
The road to Batal is still basically the part where the rocks are smaller , but somehow they seemed even smaller this year. Arrived in Old Kaza 15.48 (i.e. just under nine hours) , a lot better than anticipated.
There seems to little or no practical ways of breaking off the journey , Losar is at 4104 meters , Hanse and Rangrik has no dhabas or easily seen guest houses.