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.
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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.
|Delhi to Shimla||Open|
|Shimla to Narkanda||Open|
|Narkanda to Sarahan||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 = Open
The road between Karcham and Chitkul is right now is open. 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.
Hows the road condition from Narkanda to Kalpa??
Is hatchback ok?
Please let me know if Kunjum pass will be open and Chandra taal will be approachable.
It is expected to open in next 6-7 days
bro is kaza road open for bike travelling on april 03 . pls suggest
Kaza kis taraf se? Shimla to Kaza open hai par Manali to Kaza closed hai
Hello Vargis bhai,
Can heavy vehicles like trucks, construction equipment ply on the roads to shipkila…..
Nahi Bhai, only Army vehicles are allowed on Shipki La road
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.
It is doubtful Bhai. Jalori Pass usually does not open that early
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 ?
Shimla to Kaza is open. Manali to Kaza is closed
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?
It is open, you can go.
Is road to chitkul will be open tomorrow?
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
No, it is closed right now
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..
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
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.
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 .
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?
Can I take Maruti Zen old model to spite tour…I took it to Leh via Manali and back via same root.
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.
Thank you Prashanth Bhai. I updated the article based on your information.
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 ?
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,
Only at Kunzum Pass if you are going there
Can you briefly mention the motorable road access to Hango village, Tashirang Rong Gompa and Mane village?
In month of August*
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.
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?
Baleno will be fine for the journey Partha. There will not be any problem.
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
Hi Deepak – You may find some snow in April week but not that much. XUV will definitely be better than Desire
is chitkul open or not
Not right now
i am planning to visit spiti in last week of december
You will have to go via Shimla and come back the same way
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.
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.?
By 12th September hopefully monsoon will be gone so yes, you should be OK
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
Is it ok to travel in last week of August
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
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.
Road conditions are a mix of good and bad but you should be prepared for the monsoon season.
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
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
Yes, it will be a great idea. A lot of people do it.
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.
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.
Thank you. Very much.