LADAKHI INROADS :
Manali-Leh closed since November 10th
Srinagar-Leh closed since December 24th , latest closure ever .
Roads will open earliest in mid-April from Srinagar , and a month later from Manali.
February 1st : heavy snowfall in Manang region , Jomosom airport closed.
No word on the Friendship Highway from Kathmandu to Lhasa.
Khunjerab pass closed , opened last year in May.
Nathu La closed for the winter.
HIMACHAL WEATHER ,
April 1st : more snowfall projected in the coming days
March 29th : ideal conditions for avalanches below the Rohtang La : recent snowfall near the top of the pass , turning in to sleet and rain lower down , and temperatures dancing just above and below the freezing point.
March 3rd : heavy snowfall in Manali , half meter at the Rothang La.
February 3rd : Kinnaur : heavy snowfall esp.at Sangla , also Kalpa , Rekong Peo etc along the the NH22/Hindustan Tibet road. One meter of snow at the Rohtang La.
Snowfall over Saach Pass January 13th
KASHMIR WEATHER ,
April 1st : Jammu-Srinagar road opens for one way traffic , schools to open tomorrow.
March 31st : Jhelum river in Srinagar receding in sunnier weather.
March 30th : snowfall all the way from the Zoji La down to Srinagar , more slides on the Jammu-Srinagar road.
March 28th : Jammu-Srinagar highway out again , in the “wettest March in one hundred years ” , according to Met Department . Jhelum river raising towards the danger mark.
March 7th : Srinagar-Jammu road cleared for one way traffic to Srinagar.
March 3rd : heavy snowfall takes out Jammu-Srinagar road and Srinagar airport.
February 2nd : heavy snowfall blocks Jammu-Srinagar road.
January 15th : First snowfall at Gulmarg , a few inches.
Jan 13th : Omar Abdullah “feels sorry” for skiers : Gulmarg slopes green , not white.
( All of 2014 – waiting in to May for fresh veggies in Leh , the flooding in Kashmir , and the late , late closure of Srinagar-Leh has been kicked in to oblivion. The photo comes from my Srinagar-Leh run in early December. Change on the way here , like a FGQ ( Frequently Gasped Questions ) and a timeline. )