Like previous years, I am starting this thread to share the most recent updates on Rohtang Pass Status in the year 2020. Other than this post, I will also be starting a thread in the Community Forum to post the recent pictures of the mighty pass. I cannot post too many pictures on this page otherwise it will just get too heavy. If you just want to know the Rohtang pass status now, then scroll through this page; and you will get the desired information. If however, you would like to get a more visual presentation of the updates, then I will recommend you check out the Forum Thread.
If you are planning a trip to Rohtang Pass in next few days, then please read through How to Plan a Trip to Rohtang Pass. This should give you an idea on some of the important things to keep in mind while planning the trip. Another important aspect of the trip will be the permit for which, I will recommend taking a look at How to Apply for Rohtang Pass Permit. For a list of other places that you should be seeing while visiting Manali, please read How to Plan a Trip to Manali.
Rohtang Pass Status Today
Rohtang Pass is officially closed for the year 2019 as of now. It has been snowing heavily at the pass and on on the route from Manali to Rohtang. Tourists and vehicles are currently not allowed beyond Gulaba check post. The pass will remain closed during winters for the next few months until Mid to Late April.
Rohtang Pass Road Status Today – CLOSED
Estimated Date of Opening – April 2020
Below is a picture of the road from Manali to Rohtang last week. 21 people were rescued by BRO after they were stranded near Rohtang due to heavy snow and blizzard.
Rohtang Pass Status – October 27th
It has been snowing heavily throughout the month of October at almost all the passes in Himachal, Ladakh, and Kashmir; including Rohtang Pass. The month has already seen the pass getting closed for both locals and tourists twice already. It was restored later in the month but the movement of vehicles was strictly limited to the local buses and trucks transporting supplies.
The tourist population from Manali to Rohtang is getting allowed but not all the way to the top. For now, as a tourist, it is safe to assume that Rohtang Pass stands closed for the year 2019 and will only reopen in 2020 after the winter season has passed.
When Will Rohtang Pass Open in 2020?
The opening of Rohtang Pass entirely depends on the weather; and how fast BRO is able to clear the snow after the winter season has passed. Historically though, it is always the month of April when Rohtang Pass is declared open for the tourist community. Sometimes it can open sooner as well if the snow wasn’t much; but Mid April is a safer time to assume. There have been times when the pass was not open well into the month of May as well; as it happened in 2019.
Is Rohtang Pass Open Today?
Yes, Rohtang is open as of now but it is only for a few days. It has started to snow and vehicles are finding it hard to climb to the top and make it across the pass. It is now only a matter of days before authorities will shut it down and vehicles won’t be allowed to go beyond the Gulaba Check post.
Is Rohtang pass open on Tuesday?
No, Rohtang Pass remains closed for all kind of vehicular movement on Tuesdays.
I hope the information above on Rohtang Pass Status was of help. If you have any questions, please fee free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum; and I will be glad to answer. If you have an update on Rohtang Pass road status more recent one than what I posted on this page; then please be kind enough to share the word in order to help others.