First snows close Manali-Leh road, Kunzum La

Heavy snows in the rest of Himachal has turned in to snow over the Rothang La and Lahaul , making the road impassable.

Tribune today talks of   “hundreds “of vehicles stranded on both sides of the Rothang , and at Baralacha La on Thursday. BRO has set upp barriers in four places : Marhi ( before the Rothang at around 3300) , Koksar ( at the northern base of the Rothang , around 3100) , Darcha ( 3360 , the crossroads for the routes to Leh & Padum ) and  Sarchu ( “The Vomit Hilton”,  at 4253 ) .

HRTC  also confirmed that all buses and taxis had to turn back at Marhi today.

The route to Spiti from Manali has also been taken out by  heavy snowfall  over the Kunzum La pass.

UPDATE : By Friday afternoon Manali-Leh road was open again for light traffic , and the Kunzum  La was cleared again according to the Deputy Commissioner in Keylong. 282 travellers , including sixty foreigners , was evaced from Baralacha La on Thursday.

UPDATE , SATURDAY : Baralacha La cleared, forty vehicles moving towards Keylong from Bharatpur.

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2 thoughts on “First snows close Manali-Leh road, Kunzum La

  1. HI,
    So do you think by 25th of september this route will be open agian?
    I’m planing to drive from manali ti leh fromf 25th to 28.
    So the whole route will be ok at that period of time?
    How abt few last year record at this phase of time?

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