Kinnaur Valley Road Status 2022 – 2023

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.

You can also follow me on Instagram and chat with me live there or subscribe to my YouTube channel and ask a question there to get the latest status of the road at the time of your travel.

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 = 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 follow me on Instagram and chat with me live there or subscribe to my YouTube channel and ask a question there to get the latest status on the road.

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29 comments

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.

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

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

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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

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

Only at Kunzum Pass if you are going there

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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?

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Tanmay Pisolkar April 16, 2022 - 7:11 am

In month of August*

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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.

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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?
Regards
Partha

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

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

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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

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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

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puneet garg December 24, 2021 - 6:54 am

is chitkul open or not

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

Not right now

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ankit tyagi December 3, 2021 - 9:33 am

i am planning to visit spiti in last week of december

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

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

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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.

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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.?

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

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

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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

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Tulika Tandon July 28, 2021 - 7:13 am

Is it ok to travel in last week of August

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Ajay March 11, 2021 - 4:01 pm

Thank you. Very much.

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