Kinnaur Valley Road Status 2024 – 2025

by Vargis.Khan

This will remain to be a dedicated post to share updates on Kinnaur Road Status and conditions. As the tourism season progresses, I will continue posting the most recent updates on road conditions in the Kinnaur Valley. If any of the roads anywhere is closed, I will share the word in this article.

If you have any questions, you can contact me on Instagram to chat with me or subscribe to my YouTube channel and ask a question there to get the latest status on the road.

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Below is the status of the roads in Kinnaur Valley as of today. I have also posted the updates on the road between Chandigarh and Shimla which you will take to get to Kinnaur Valley.

Kinnaur Valley Road Status

Below is the status of the roads in Kinnaur Valley.

Route Status
Delhi to Shimla Open
Shimla to Narkanda Open
Narkanda to Sarahan Open
Chitkul Road Open
Kalpa Road Open
Shimla to Kaza Open

Shimla Road Status = Open

The route between Chandigarh to Shimla is open. After the recent snowfall in and around Shimla, some of the roads were temporarily blocked but then were soon reopened.

The condition of the road is a mix of good and average. There is road widening work happening on this route due to which, the traffic these days is slower than usual. But other than that, the condition of the road is mostly smooth.

Also Read: How to Plan a Trip to Shimla

Shimla to Narkanda Road Condition = Open

The road between Shimla to Narkanda is currently open and in good condition. Owing to the recent heavy snowfall all over the Himalayan region, the road was closed for a couple of days temporarily but was reopened shortly after. The entire drive between Shimla to Narkanda is a smooth one with almost no bad patches in between.

Also Read: How to Plan a Trip to Narkanda

Narkanda to Reckong Peo Road = OPEN

The road between Narkanda and Reckong Peo is currently open and is a mix of good and average right now.

Sarahan Road Status = Open

The main road from Jeori to Sarahan was closed due to a bridge that collapsed 3 years ago but it is now operational. The road is good in condition but a little narrow.

Also Read: How to Plan a Trip to Sarahan

Chitkul Road Status = Closed

The road between Karcham and Chitkul right now is closed. This route remains closed in the winter season after snow blocks the road entirely and opens by early April. Even when it is open, the road between Karchham to Sangla is a mix of average and bad but the road from Sangla to Chitkul is mostly bad.

Also Read: How to Plan a Trip to Chitkul

Kalpa Road Status = OPEN

The road connecting Powari to Kalpa via Reckong Peo is currently open and is a mix of good and average. Please note that this entire climb is on a very narrow road and is very steep.

Also Read: How to Plan a Trip to Kalpa

Reckong Peo to Pooh = OPEN

The stretch between Reckong to Pooh is open but is a mix of bad and average. This entire area is shooting-stone prone due to which the roads here keep getting damaged on a constant basis. You will always find repair work going on here.

Pooh to Khab = OPEN

Recong Peo to Poo and Poo to Khab road conditions have been improved and were quite nice on the whole, except for a handful of patches or wherever some construction is ongoing.

Khab to Nako = OPEN

The final climb from Khab Bridge to Nako is on magnificent Ka Loops and is a feast for the eyes. The road is currently open and in good condition as well.

Also Read: How to Plan a Trip to Nako

Kinnaur Road Status – Conclusion

I hope the information above on Kinnaur Road Status and condition was of help.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below. You can also contact me on Instagram to chat with me live or subscribe to my YouTube channel and ask a question there.

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Shilpa July 6, 2024 - 3:31 pm

Hi Vargis
I am planning to visit Kinnaur on 15th of July’24. Will it be suitable.
kindly let me know

Ashish Sengar July 5, 2024 - 9:41 am

I am planning to visit rakchham on 6th July and will be back on 11th July. Would like to know if it is safe to travel there or its raining and I should cancel my plan ??

Nawal seth June 16, 2024 - 2:06 pm

Which is the right time to visit Kinnaur by road

Vargis.Khan June 16, 2024 - 3:45 pm

April to June or September

mahendra singh May 23, 2024 - 3:45 pm

Hi Vargis, i am planning to visit Spiti valley via Shimla, Tabo, Kaza return from Manali side, by personal car that is Hyundai i-20 by 30th May.
Pls suggest what are the road conditions wrt i-20 car, and what are the crowd status as summer vacation started.

Pallavi May 23, 2024 - 10:12 am

Hi Vargis. we are planning to drive up from Delhi to Chitkul (via Narkanda, Sarahan etc) (27-28 May) and from Chitkul onwards to Nako, Tabo, Kaza. The plan is to return via the Solang, Mandi route (3-4 May). 
I wanted to know if these routes are open or blocked due to snow. And whether there will be an issue driving through the state, given that polling happens there during the dates we are looking at. 
Could you help with this information, please? Thank you. 

Akash December 31, 2023 - 2:01 pm

Hi vargis,
I am planning a bike trip this to Kalpa on 20th Jan from Shimla.
Can you please suggest if it’s possible to reach on a bike considering snowfall.

Vargis.Khan January 1, 2024 - 3:53 pm

Bhai I will not recommend it unless you have plenty of riding experience and know how to handle a bike on slippery roads and snow

Bhavna VIMAL December 23, 2023 - 7:59 am

Hi Vargis

I am planning to go kalpa and need to do wfh as well from 27-31 and will be going by self driving car which is Baleno will it be fine to reach Kinnaur region with Baleno pls give advice I really need it and will have network connectivity in kalpa to be able to work

Vargis.Khan December 23, 2023 - 10:50 am

Hi Bhavna – You will be able to work from there. I have done it, worked from there for a week just after COVID. As far as Baleno goes, it should be Ok unless it there is a snowfall causing snow on the road

Mohit December 22, 2023 - 7:24 pm

Hello Varghis,

I am looking to travel to kinnaur in Mid feb 2024 and want to spend around a week there. I intend to come there by public transport only. Could you tell me whether we will get buses from Shimla or RAMPUR for Kalpa.

I also want to know if sangla will be accessible in February.

Vargis.Khan December 23, 2023 - 10:52 am

Sangla will not be possible by bus in Feb Mohit. Bus service to other places like Kalpa also depends on the snow on the road

Mayurakshi Nag November 28, 2023 - 8:39 am

Can we visit sangla valley in 2nd week of December?

Mayurakshi Nag November 28, 2023 - 8:26 am

Hello ,
Is there any chance to visit Chitkul village on 2nd week of December.

Soumen Ray September 13, 2023 - 9:36 am

Hi Vargis,

Can you please let me know whether the Nigulsari landslide issue is resolved? If not yet, then do you have any update when the NH05 there will open? I have a plan to travel on that road up to Kalpa on 21st September.

Vargis.Khan September 14, 2023 - 9:45 am

I will find out Bhai. It wasn’t resolved until 2 days ago

Soumen Ray September 14, 2023 - 10:32 am

Thanks Vargis ji for your reply. Please let me know once you have some info. My plan is to travel from Chandigarh to Chail, then stay at Chail for 2 nights and then continue to travel upto Kalpa. I hope the roads stay open.

Nitin Mishra October 4, 2023 - 7:19 am

hi vargis is the roads open for saharan, kalpa, sangla, chitkul trip planning for it by 10 oct 23

Anjali Bonny October 8, 2023 - 2:39 pm

Hi vargis.. the kinnaur landslide happened on Saturday.. what are the chances of it clearing in case I have to travel October end

Vargis.Khan October 9, 2023 - 10:03 am

It will clear in next couple of days Anjali. It is the apple season. They will have to clear it as soon as possible

vauwe September 10, 2023 - 3:26 pm

Hi Vargis, is road open between Shimla and Reckong Peo? Have heard there was a massive landslide in the last days? Regards vauwe

Vargis.Khan September 11, 2023 - 8:30 am

It is closed Bhai after the landslide at Nigulsari

Nitin Mishra October 4, 2023 - 7:21 am

Hi Vargis is it safe to travel shimla- kalpa- sangla- chitkul by 10 Oct 23

shreya July 10, 2023 - 2:45 pm

Is sangla to karcham road open?

Vargis.Khan July 13, 2023 - 10:59 am

I would advise against traveling in the next few weeks. Rains have been wreaking havoc all over the region and there is red alert issued in Himachal. Wait for the weather to settle first

Monika August 19, 2023 - 1:32 am

Reckongpeo to chandigarh road is open?

Vargis.Khan August 20, 2023 - 9:37 am

Yes it is

Pallab Maitra August 3, 2023 - 8:43 pm

Is kinnaur kailash route been opened? I have a trip in first week of September. Is it safe now?

priyanka satia June 3, 2023 - 8:01 pm

Hows the road condition from Narkanda to Kalpa??
Is hatchback ok?

Vargis.Khan June 5, 2023 - 5:39 am

Road condition is good and yes, Hatchback is Ok

Kaushik Lahiri May 25, 2023 - 6:06 pm

Please let me know if Kunjum pass will be open and Chandra taal will be approachable.

Vargis.Khan May 26, 2023 - 7:01 am

It is expected to open in next 6-7 days

deep April 1, 2023 - 5:16 pm

bro is kaza road open for bike travelling on april 03 . pls suggest

Vargis.Khan April 2, 2023 - 6:43 am

Kaza kis taraf se? Shimla to Kaza open hai par Manali to Kaza closed hai

UJJAYINI DAS SARMA September 23, 2023 - 6:50 pm

I’m traveling to Revalsar, Gushaini, Sangharh, Naldhera from Chandigarh airport between October 4-10. Is it safe and the roads are open or not would like to know urgently! With regard and thanks. Kindly help with a quick reply pls!

SUMIT VADERA March 31, 2023 - 6:29 am

Hello Vargis bhai,
Can heavy vehicles like trucks, construction equipment ply on the roads to shipkila…..

Vargis.Khan April 1, 2023 - 7:06 am

Nahi Bhai, only Army vehicles are allowed on Shipki La road

Abhijit Das March 5, 2023 - 2:29 pm

Hi Vargis,
Thanks for all your informative posts. If you could tell me whether Manali can be reached from Sarahan via Jalori pass March ? I will be travelling on 23rd.

Vargis.Khan March 5, 2023 - 2:43 pm

It is doubtful Bhai. Jalori Pass usually does not open that early

Naman Singh March 20, 2023 - 10:27 am

I am planning to visit spiti on 24th of March to 29th of March via shimla to kinnaur to kaza to manali , Is the route open ?

Vargis.Khan March 21, 2023 - 6:17 am

Shimla to Kaza is open. Manali to Kaza is closed

J DURGESH JAIN March 1, 2023 - 2:13 pm

I want to travel in bus from chandigarh to reckong peo on march 20th 2023,is the road open ?can u suggest me alternative route if its not open?

Vargis.Khan March 2, 2023 - 7:22 am

It is open, you can go.

Prabhansh Srivastava January 26, 2023 - 6:03 am

Is road to chitkul will be open tomorrow?

Vargis.Khan January 30, 2023 - 11:04 am


Saurav January 3, 2023 - 5:58 pm

I am planning to visit chitkul on 13-14-15 jan 2023 , is it open this month ,if yes can you please guide me how to reach chitkul from delhi by road

Vargis.Khan January 17, 2023 - 10:45 am

No, it is closed right now

Pramod August 28, 2022 - 4:06 pm

Am planning to visit Kaza in Sep 4th onwards… I’ll leave from Delhi on 3rd.. Could you pls advise about the road conditions and weather forecast as well.. Besides this.. Is it possible to complete the cercuit via Kaza Manali..

Vargis.Khan August 30, 2022 - 7:39 pm

The road from Shimla to Kaza is good but the Kaza Manali road is in a terrible state. For the most part of it, there is no road at all, just a dirt road. You can complete the circuit though, it will be open in Sep

Manas Kumar Dey June 29, 2022 - 6:44 am

Dear Mr. Vargis Khan,
We’ve planned our tour Shimla – Saharan- Kaza (2 days)- Manali on 07.10.2022 to 11.10.2022. On 07th we’ll stay at Shimla, on 08th at Saharan, 9th & 10th at Kaza & 11th we’ll reach at Manali to avail Volvo at 9:00 p.m. to reach Delhi. From New Delhi our train tickets have already booked on 12.10.2022The vehicle will be Innova. Please guide us regarding Clothing & weather conditions for this journey. Also guide us that whether we can use Rohtang Pass or we should travel through Atal Tunnel for this journey. Hope you can understand our tight tour schedule. We solicit your valuable guideline.

Saikat June 16, 2022 - 4:43 am

Dear Mr Varghis
Me n my wife r hoping to visit n stay in Kalpa on 4-6th October this year . We will be keeping a car with us all along . Plz advice if it is possible to start from Kalpa visit NAko and come back on the same day on 5th October . We cannot spare a day which we should have due to our tight schedule . Plz advice if it is worth it .

Milind Bhrushundi June 4, 2022 - 8:00 pm

Hi this is Dr Bhrushundi from Nagpur.
60/M , always follow your advice and add to your blogs too. This time going to Simla Sangla Chitkul,Rakchham Kalpa Sarahan Simla by driver driven Inova from 16th to 21st of June with my another 60 years friend. Any value added support and suggestions?

Ritesh Gaur May 28, 2022 - 6:48 pm

Can I take Maruti Zen old model to spite tour…I took it to Leh via Manali and back via same root.

Prashanth May 7, 2022 - 4:49 pm

Hi Vargis,

The main road from Jeori to Sarahan is functional. I used it on Apr 29 and 30.

Recong Peo to Poo and Poo to Khab road conditions have been improved and were quite nice on the whole, except for a handful of patches or wherever some construction is ongoing. This is the status as on May 2.

Recong Peo to Kalpa has an alternate route which is relatively better and avoids the narrow and steep Kalpa village route. However, Maps still shows the original route and so many people miss the new route. Got to know about this from fellow travellers on May 1 after I reached Kalpa.

I hope this information is helpful.

Vargis.Khan May 10, 2022 - 8:00 am

Thank you Prashanth Bhai. I updated the article based on your information.

Saurabh May 30, 2022 - 6:59 pm

Hello Vargis bhai,

We are planning to travel to chitkul from Chandigarh on 11th June,
11 June : stay in Sarahan
12 June : reach to Chitkul
13 June : Sightseeing in Chitkul
14 : travalling to kalpa
15 June : travelling from kalpa to Nako
16 June: back from kalpa to Chandigarh
We are traveling with tempo traveller but not sure shall we go for Innova or any other car, in case that is not safe to travel. As it is mid June and chances to rain is high ?

REGHU KUMAR April 20, 2022 - 10:54 am

We are planning a trip to Kaza from Shimla through Shangla, Chitkul, Nako and tibo during the last week of May 2022. Shall we enjoy the presence of snow anywhere in these locations,
Thanking you

Vargis.Khan April 24, 2022 - 4:51 am

Only at Kunzum Pass if you are going there

Tanmay Pisolkar April 16, 2022 - 7:10 am

Hi VK,
Can you briefly mention the motorable road access to Hango village, Tashirang Rong Gompa and Mane village?

Tanmay Pisolkar April 16, 2022 - 7:11 am

In month of August*

Vargis.Khan April 24, 2022 - 5:06 am

Bhai I know there is a road that goes to Hango, assuming we are both talking about the one near Nako.

I do not think there is a road to Tashirang Rong Gompa. As far as I know, it is accessible on foot only.

There is a road that goes to Mane Village, assuming we are both talking about the one near Sopona Lake.

Partha April 7, 2022 - 7:54 am

Hi Vargis,
Great post.
I am planning to travel to Kalpa next week from Shimla in a Baleno.
Hope the Baleno will be able to take this journey. The car has done about 50000 km so far and in good condition.
I plan to move to Chail from Kalpa
15th – Delhi to Shimla
17th Shimla to Kalpa
20th Kalpa to Chail
22nd – back to Delhi.
I will will travelling with my wife and 5 yrs old. Any thing to keep in mind?

Vargis.Khan April 8, 2022 - 6:05 am

Baleno will be fine for the journey Partha. There will not be any problem.

Deepak March 25, 2022 - 4:42 pm

Hi VK, m planning to drive to chitkul in 2nd week of April….
1. Kindly advise about road for 4 wheelers like XUV or desire
2. Will there be any snow to play around and enjoy some snow time with my 5 year old kid

Vargis.Khan March 27, 2022 - 2:14 am

Hi Deepak – You may find some snow in April week but not that much. XUV will definitely be better than Desire

puneet garg December 24, 2021 - 6:54 am

is chitkul open or not

Vargis.Khan December 24, 2021 - 4:22 pm

Not right now

ankit tyagi December 3, 2021 - 9:33 am

i am planning to visit spiti in last week of december

Vargis.Khan December 4, 2021 - 2:56 pm

You will have to go via Shimla and come back the same way

Tapan September 5, 2021 - 4:55 am

We are planning to visit Kalpa, Sangla, Chhitkul, Saharan and nearby places in the second week of October,’21. How is the road condition now after the landslide? Waiting for your valued opinion.

BIJIT DASGUPTA July 29, 2021 - 6:51 am

I planned a tour to Lahaul & Spity on and from 12th September 2021. All required is already booked. Will it be possible to make this tour including Chitkol.?

Vargis.Khan August 1, 2021 - 5:21 am

By 12th September hopefully monsoon will be gone so yes, you should be OK

Kishor Karia August 30, 2021 - 1:10 pm

I am planning kalpa – sangla-chitkul- Nako-Sarahan trip from Shimla from September end to 1st week of October,2021.Whether Road conditions are good & any Sedan car is OK for senior citizens couple

Tulika Tandon July 28, 2021 - 7:13 am

Is it ok to travel in last week of August

Vargis.Khan July 28, 2021 - 10:31 am

There are landslides and heavy warnings issued all over Himachal right now. It should be Ok by end of August but make sure you check about the weather conditions then

Ira Joshi July 6, 2021 - 1:35 am

Is it the right time to travel to Kalpa in July? Are the condition of roads ok or dangerous? What would you advice. I want to drive down there.

Vargis.Khan July 6, 2021 - 10:02 am

Road conditions are a mix of good and bad but you should be prepared for the monsoon season.

Sudhir Khandelwal May 12, 2021 - 5:27 am

Hello can I take Innova on this Route
As I’ve heard that only SUV’s are a good way to travel in this part so can it be Accessible by Innova till Kinnaur kalpa sangla

Dr Arun Verma April 3, 2021 - 7:51 am

Will it be feasible if we take a twelve seater Tempo traveller from Narkanda to Sangla to Kalpa to Tabo to Kaza to Chandertal lake to Manali from 18th June onwards. Thank you very much for your time

Vargis.Khan April 3, 2021 - 3:50 pm

Yes, it will be a great idea. A lot of people do it.

Antra Khurana March 20, 2021 - 7:20 am

Status Update – Chitkul road open

I reached on 18th March by my motorcycle. The last 13Km (3 km before Rackcham and 10 Km till Chitkul) is broken road mostly but drive slowly so it’s accessible.

Monday there is storm warning though.

Antra Khurana March 16, 2021 - 4:21 pm

Thank you so much for your lovely post. What is the Status What is the status of Jeori Sarahan road now. I was hoping to get to Chitkul on 18th from Shimla.

Ajay March 11, 2021 - 4:01 pm

Thank you. Very much.


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