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JANUARY 1st , 2017 : Historic second , Srinagar-Leh still open in January . First time was last year.
January 4th : Srinagar-Leh closes .
Srinagar-Leh , Manali-Leh Staus March 31st :
Manali-Leh : BRO working their way up towards the 3000 meter level from Manali , beyond Gulaba. Open road between Keylong and Darcha .
Srinagar-Leh , April 12th : open road up to Sonmarg.
Night and day temperatures above the four thousand meter level dancing just above/below zero : interesting times ( read : high avalanche risk ) ahead.
Manali-Leh , April 16th ( source : The Tribune ) , south side : road cleared up to Rani Nullah , a few kilometers from Rohtang top.
North side : open road Gramphu-Keylong-Darcha , team two working their way to Rohtang top.
MANALI-LEH , APRIL 20TH : Temperature now above zero day night at Rohtang top , tourists warned as Beas river water levels raising rapidly , snow rapidly disappearing below three thousand meters.
MANALI-LEH , APRIL 23RD : the first crossings over the Rohatang La has been made -on foot . One kilometer of remains to be cleared , BRO confident on opening the pass for traffic within the next days. Temperatures dipping below zero again at night , so snow melting will slow down.
NEPAL-TIBET/CHINA : Kathmandu-Lhasa road still not open for foreigners.
PAKISTAN-XINJIANG/CHINA : road expected to open (earliest) April 1st.