Even though the BRO had officially declared the Manali – Leh highway as open a few days back (link), situation is quite different on the ground.
According to a fellow BCMTian (Mad Rider), who is currently in Keylong, vehicles are not even able to go till Sarchu, as there is just too much ice and snow on the road and even the experienced local drivers arenâ€™t able to get their vehicles through! Something which comes as a shock to me as vehicles are able to cross Baralacha La, but not able to get to Sarchu!
I guess the Mother Nature has decided to recuperate herself this year and it would take some more time before the real highway to heaven opens up for us mortals. Till then, Ladakh 2009 aspirants would have to use the Srinagar – Leh highway to get to Ladakh.
Hi can you confirm this? Do you think it would clear up by June 1-2?
At the moment all bets are off, there is some news coming in that the road might have opened today as vehicles from Jispa have dashed towards Leh in the morning.
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I am planning to visit leh around may 25th. where can i get the information about the opening of road for this year.
Kaushal you can follow these two threads on BCMTouring, they will be regularly updated with road status.
we will be traveling from manali to leh by road on the 4rth of june – can u plz guide us whether the roads will be open to travel. – thanx
As of now the Manali – Leh highway is closed for traffic and going by the way the weather is up there, it might take few days or a week to open. So it would be best if you go via the Srinagar – Leh route and attempt Manali route while coming back.
can u lemme know the latest status on manali to leh highway
As of now, it is closed for traffic. You can check its latest status at http://www.bcmtouring.com/forum/india-travel-news-f65/manali-leh-road-status-2010-a-t19477/
do u think whether the manali to leh highway wold open on the 4rth of June – bcoz we r willing to travel from manali to leh on that day
u think whether the manali to leh highway wold open on the 4rth of June â€“ bcoz we r willing to travel from manali to leh on that day – plz reply bcoz we relly on ur reply a lot.