Like last year, this will be a dedicated post for Lahaul & Spiti valley road status 2018. I will continue updating the status on opening and closing of the road; along with the road conditions as the year progresses. Apart from the blog post here, I will also start a sticky thread at our Community Forum; where other members of the forum can also shared their updates. If you have a more recent update than the one provided here, please do share it either in the comments section below or at the forum post; Lahaul & Spiti Valley Road Status for the year 2018.
Current Spiti Valley Road Status 2018: OPEN
While the road from Shimla to Kaza remains open throughout the year; the stretch from Manali to Kaza closes sometime by mid October after it starts to snow at Kunzum Pass. Come November and Rohtang Pass too get declared closed. This year however; much to everyone’s surprise, all the passes and roads remains open still with half of the November gone. There have been light spells of snow at both Rohtang and Kunzum; but for now the entire stretch between Manali and Kaza; including the road to Chandratal remains open.
With that being said; it is however only a matter of days before this entire stretch gets blocked and declared closed. There may not be a lot of snow but there will still be some along with frost and black ice; which makes journeying on this stretch quite dangerous. If you are planning a trip to Spiti valley anytime soon; better do it from Shimla side and return via the same route. Keep the Manali route out of your itineraries for this year.
I hope the information above on was of help. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below or at our Community Forum and I will be glad to answer.