Ladakh Inroads Opening , 2012

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Veggie bonanza : Srinagar-Leh road  declared open April 25th, meaning  fresh food coming in to Leh now.

Manali-Leh status
June 1st : Officially open at
May 24th : first bikers and cabs make it down to Manali – see separate photo posts below
May 1st : from Keylong admin : open road over the Rohtang to Manali.Some taxis have started to cross , the daytrippers are being held back … and one very solid report , May 12th, of the first taxi reaching Darcha from Leh : official opening should come very soon.Light snowfall over the Rohtang & Baralacha La May 13th.

April 29th : snowfall closes  Leh airport and Khardung La over the day.

April 26th : taxis made their first try to cross the Rohtang La  , which was aborted due to an avalanche clipping the road at Rani Nallah. Bulldozers from both the Marhi (south) and Koksar (north) end  have met on the top of the pass. Confirmed  by the BRO April 26th.Road still closed at Marhi.

Kargil-Padum road open , confirmed by Kargil admin. Private buses to start on the 25th according to The Tribune.


16 thoughts on “Ladakh Inroads Opening , 2012

  1. thanks for the updates…We were planning a short trip to manali but it looks like this is not the right time…or is it? what to expect since the road was closed for quite some time.would it be too crowded.

  2. Hugh pressure from daytrippers doing Manali-Rohtang-Manali , add to that supplies coming in to Lahaul & Leh … think around five hours for the fifty klicks up to the Rohtang , and you probably won´t be disappointed.

  3. Hi – does this mean the road is open all the way to Leh? When do the buses and jeeps/taxis start running?

  4. Open up to Keylong means only that the first ( and lowest ) of the passes between Manali and Leh has been cleared. When the Baralacha La has been cleared the whole road will be open very soon .

  5. Thank you for all the information’s!
    Will the opening of Kunzum La be posted here on this site? When does Kunzum La normally open? Maybe there is another site to get these informations?

    Richard (Switzerland)

  6. We’re enjoying all the fresh food and supplies arriving by road from Srinagar these days, but I haven’t heard any rumours of the Manali road being open yet.

  7. Any more news on Manali to Leh? I heard taxis were getting through but the road’s obviously not been officially opened?

    I wondered – when it does open, will it only be taxis going over at first (i.e. do the buses not start til later?) Where’s the best place to organise a shared taxi?

      • Great thanks! so why is the road still officially closed? (trying to decide when to head to manali – don’t want to end up hanging around there for too long…)

  8. Hi!
    I am Planning to go to Leh in my own Swift Dezire car, is it psssible to go there by 15th june and is my car a fine choice, does Government allow private cars to go to leh.

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