Manali Kaza Road Status 2024 – Manali to Spiti Valley Road

by Vargis.Khan

The present Manali Kaza road status is CLOSED.  The road was declared closed after heavy snowfall at Kunzum Pass in October. For now, you cannot travel between Manali and Kaza until June next year. The road may get open in May, depending on the weather, but to be on the safer side, you should only plan your trip either in late May or early June at the earliest.

The road to Chandratal was also closed earlier in October after heavy snowfall. The campsites too are all wrapped up now and there is no place to stay near Chandratal. A trip to the beautiful lake is only possible next year in May or June, depending on when the road opens.

To organize your trip to Spiti Valley, book a taxi, rent a bike, or get the best hotel rates, you can contact Kunal @ 9910402252. From luxurious hotels to budget stays, he can help get you the best rates possible.

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.

For now, a safe time to plan your trip will only be in 2024. Please take a look at How to Plan a Trip to Spiti Valley for any other details related to visiting Spiti.

Manali Kaza Road Status

Route Status
Manali to Kaza Closed
Rohtang Pass Closed
Manali to Keylong Open (by Atal Tunnel)
Kunzum Pass Closed
Keylong to Kaza Closed
Chandratal Road Closed

How to Plan a Trip from Manali to Spiti Valley

Knowing the road status of Kaza to Manali is not sufficient for a trip on one of the most adventurous routes in our country. There are several things that you must have knowledge of and be prepared for. Listed below are some of the articles that I have written and would urge you to read so that you have a better knowledge of the route that you are about to be traveling on.

Manali to Spiti Valley Road Status

The road from Manali to Kaza via Kunzum Pass is closed. The road to Chandratal as well is closed until June next year.

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Shimla to Kaza Road Status

The status of the road from Shimla to Kaza is currently open, and it will continue to remain so unless the weather turns extreme and blocks the road anywhere along the route. However, even if that happens, the authorities clear the road just as soon as they can and restore connectivity. So yes, starting from Shimla, you can travel to Kaza throughout the year.

Kunzum Pass Status

The status of Kunzum Pass as of today is closed. The estimated date of the opening of the road will be late May to early June.

Conclusion

I hope the information above on Manali Kaza Road Status 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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164 comments

SANDEEP GADGIL December 10, 2023 - 7:18 pm

Hello Vargis ji – practically – how much time does the trip from Kaza to Manali take? (considering both options – via Chandrataal (if doable) & without visiting Chandrataal). This is for a trip in June Week 1 in 2024.

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Akash October 19, 2023 - 9:34 am

Traveling dates and plan …. please point out flaws in this.

* Reach Manali on 15th November.
* Take hymalyan bikes on rent to Kaza.
* Leave Manali and ride to Kaza on 16th November.
* Stay 16th Night , 17th whole day , 17th Night and
* Leave 18th morning back to Manali .

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Vargis.Khan October 20, 2023 - 5:41 am

This whole plan is not doable. Manali Kaza road would be long closed by then

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Denish September 26, 2023 - 3:13 am

Hi Sir,
i am planning to visit kaza via shimla route in mid november…
what will be road condition? and is it good time to visit spiti?

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Vargis.Khan September 26, 2023 - 8:42 am

The road will be open but it is not a good time to be on this route

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Ishan September 15, 2023 - 7:45 am

Hi Vargis, your blogs are really helpful and informative and they really help backpackers like myself plan these trips to such amazing places.

I am planning a 4 day trip from Manali-Chandra Taal-Manali using public transport as follows:
Day 1. Reach Manali and explore Manali
Day 2. Travel from Manali to Kaza via Bus. Overnight stay at Kaza
Day 3. Travel from Kaza to Batal via bus. Take shared taxi to Chandra Taal. Overnight stay at Chandra Taal campsites.
Day 4. Take shared taxi from Chandra Taal to Batal. Board the bus to Manali.

I wanted your opinion on the following points:
1. Being someone who has travelled from Shimla to Chitkul before without any issues, what are the chances that I’ll suffer from AMS if I stay at Chandra Taal overnight?
2. What are the chances of finding shared taxis to and from Chandra Taal? And approximately how much does a cab charge for a round trip from Batal-Chandra Taal- Batal

I would highly appreciate it if you could shed some light on my above queries. Thanks a lot !

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Vargis.Khan September 18, 2023 - 8:41 am

When are you planning to travel Bhai? That road is still not restored completely and chances are the Chandratal will also close early this year

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ramesh August 28, 2023 - 7:52 am

Hi, is the route from Shimla to Kaza safe now in view of the recent floods in Himachal..we have a plan in September end.

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Vargis.Khan September 5, 2023 - 7:29 am

Shimla to Kaza is Ok. Roads around Manali will take some time to be restored

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Divyanshu Das July 5, 2023 - 7:27 pm

Hi Vargis,
We are travelling to Spiti next week from Shimla side and want to complete the whole circuit to Manali.
Just wanted to check if Kaza to Manali road is open now or not for all vehicles ? We will be travelling in Tata Harrier.
Thank you

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Vargis.Khan July 13, 2023 - 11:05 am

When are you going? 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

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ramesh August 28, 2023 - 7:49 am

Hi, is the route from Shimla to Kaza safe now in view of the recent floods in Himachal..we have a plan in September end.

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Vargis.Khan September 5, 2023 - 7:29 am

Shimla to Kaza is Ok. Roads around Manali will take some time to be restored

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Avinash June 23, 2023 - 8:32 am

Hello Vargis ,
Do you know by car actual time taken from Manali to Spiti valley ? I have heard from Chhatru to Batal 32KM stretch is worse and take around 4 hours to cross . is it true ?

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Vargis.Khan June 23, 2023 - 9:17 am

Hi Avinash – It will easily take you an entire day …. around 8 hrs to Kaza, could be more

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Suraj June 21, 2023 - 7:29 am

Hello Vargis,

I am planning to visit Kaza around the end of July.

Will the HRTC bus from Kullu Kaza start by then?

Can you also suggest some budget homestays/ hostels/ hotels in Kaza?

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Vargis.Khan June 22, 2023 - 7:56 am

Hi Suraj – The bus will be available by then. If not, shared cabs will definitely be. Just take a walk in Kaza and you will notice plenty of mid-range hotels, guest houses. I am sorry I do not have contact numbers of any.

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Priyanka June 14, 2023 - 6:48 am

Hello Vargis

Hows the road condition from Manali to Kaza via Atal Tunnel, is Baleno ok to go?

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Saad June 1, 2023 - 8:22 am

Hi on urgent basis can you tell me is Kunzum Pass open on 10th June

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Vargis.Khan June 2, 2023 - 7:12 am

Yes it is

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Deep October 14, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Hi Vargis
I am planning to kaza via Manali on 22nd October, please provide status of road open for bike travel?

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Vargis.Khan October 16, 2023 - 7:41 am

It can close anytime now Deep. Not a safe time to travel

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Adithya shetty May 31, 2023 - 9:42 am

Hi wargis Any latest update on if we can travel to kaza via Manali tomorrow

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Vargis.Khan June 1, 2023 - 7:38 am

It is open now Bhai

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Debasish Kundu May 30, 2023 - 1:39 pm

Hi vargis,
Any latest update regarding kunzam pass opening? We will travel from kaza on 8th June to manali via kunzam pass.

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Vargis.Khan May 31, 2023 - 6:59 am

It is expected to open in next 6-7 days bhai

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Jyoti kenjale May 27, 2023 - 5:51 am

Vargis…. our plan is to reach chandrataal on 5th… will kunzum pass be open by that time?? We will be traveling from kaza to chandrataal

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Vargis.Khan May 27, 2023 - 6:48 am

Hi Jyoti – Hopefully it will open in next 4 – 5 days

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Jyoti kenjale May 31, 2023 - 1:59 pm

Any update??

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Vargis.Khan June 1, 2023 - 7:38 am

Open now

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Jyoti kenjale June 1, 2023 - 4:30 pm

Thank you very much

Adithya shetty May 25, 2023 - 8:44 am

Hi Vargis, Hope you are doing wel, wanted to check if the roads will be open on 2nd June, we have done booking on chandratal, Losar and Spiti, basis leaving from Manali by 2nd and coming back on 7th June , Let us know ur feedback on the same

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Vargis.Khan May 26, 2023 - 7:08 am

Bhai cannot say anything right now, the weather this year has been strange. I will know more tomorrow about the route, will update

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Adithya shetty May 26, 2023 - 10:19 am

Sure thanks Bhai

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Vargis.Khan May 27, 2023 - 6:53 am

Hopefully next 4 to 5 days Bhai

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Adithya shetty May 29, 2023 - 6:10 am

Hi Vargis bhai, Hope you are doing well,can we take Bikes/2 wheelers from 2nd June towards chandratal from Manali , like u mentioned it will be open in next 4 to 5 days, 2 wheelers will be allowed and safe to travel right

Parve June 2, 2023 - 7:34 am

Are tempo travelers also allowed? Can you mention what kind of vehicles are allowed?

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Vargis.Khan June 2, 2023 - 7:36 am

Yes, tempo travellers are allowed as well

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Adi May 29, 2023 - 11:31 am

Hi Vargis bhai, Hope you are doing well,can we take Bikes/2 wheelers from 2nd June towards chandratal from Manali , like u mentioned it will be open in next 4 to 5 days, 2 wheelers will be allowed and safe to travel right

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Vargis.Khan May 29, 2023 - 12:04 pm

Hard to say anything right now due to crazy weather bhai. The opening date has been getting pushed since early May. I won’t be surprised if it gets pushed further again

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Sangeetha May 23, 2023 - 3:20 am

Hello! Will kunzum la be open to travel on 30th may? Thank you!

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Vargis.Khan May 23, 2023 - 7:14 am

Hopefully yes

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Nimesh Mistry May 22, 2023 - 7:11 am

Hello Vargis Khan Sir

I am planning my tour as below.

Simla -> kaza -> manali (via Atal tunnel). Also want to visit chandratal, suraj tal and deepak tal dusing this trip.

Do I need to take any permits for this route ?

Thank you

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Vargis.Khan May 22, 2023 - 7:46 am

Nahi bhai, no permit needed

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Amit Sejwal May 20, 2023 - 7:43 pm

hello sir
i wnted to know about the manali-kaza road would be opened by 30 th of may as I am planning a trip to spiti from delhi on 25 th via shimla and sir what would be the status of chandrataal road

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Vargis.Khan May 21, 2023 - 9:51 am

Yes it should open by the bhai

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Abhishek May 17, 2023 - 4:35 am

Hi, I am planning to go to Spiti from Manali on 7th June. Do we have any hope if the route will be opened by then.

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Vargis.Khan May 17, 2023 - 5:23 am

Yes, hopefully it will

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Abhishek May 14, 2023 - 3:37 pm

Hello Virgis,
I am planning Spiti Trip from 28th May from Shimla and would probably reach Kaza by 4-5th June. Wanted to know if I would be able to complete the circuit including Chandratal and reach Manali . I have a flight from Delhi to Manali on 11th June

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Vargis.Khan May 15, 2023 - 5:37 am

Bhai unless the weather turns bad again, it should open by 25th of the month

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S.Akhtar June 1, 2023 - 8:20 am

Hi on urgent basis can you tell me is Kunzum Pass open on 10th June

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Vargis.Khan June 2, 2023 - 7:12 am

Yes it is

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Sonali Patekar August 1, 2023 - 6:28 pm

Hi, May I know the current status of road conditions from shimla to manali for spiti circuit trip. I plan to visit in September

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Vargis.Khan August 2, 2023 - 8:25 am

Still affected by the rains. I wouldn’t advise going right now. Manali Highway was just opened a couple of days ago

Sravan May 6, 2023 - 5:49 pm

Sir i have planned for spiti trip from manali on 5th june. Will the roads be opened or do i need to change the plan

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Vargis.Khan May 7, 2023 - 11:38 am

It should open by then Sravan Bhai

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MANISH CHIMANLAL AJMERI May 9, 2023 - 4:50 am

Hi ! Respected sir,

Greetings for the day!

We wish to plan our trip during 20th May to 29th May for Spiti Valley.

Starting Road trip from Shimla and wish to take exit at Manali.

We wish take exit on 27th or 28th May through Kunzum pass via Atal Tunnel.

May we get response from office when the Kunzum pass would get open as per present situation so that we can plan our trip accordingly.

Look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible. Your valued feedback would help us a lot to plan satisfactorily

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Vargis.Khan May 9, 2023 - 6:48 am

Hi Manish – That road will not open until the end of May

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Akashdeep May 17, 2023 - 8:27 am

Hello sir I av planned to spiti on 9 June it should be better we should leave ludhaina on 9 june

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Vargis.Khan May 18, 2023 - 6:45 am

Yes you can bhai

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Souvik bisaws May 6, 2023 - 9:20 am

Hi sir can we go kunjam pass in 21 st may2023

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Vargis.Khan May 6, 2023 - 11:03 am

Better to plan in early June Bhai

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Souvik bisaws May 6, 2023 - 9:18 am

Sir we go 21 st may in kujampass is the road is open

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Vargis.Khan May 6, 2023 - 11:03 am

Better to plan in early June Bhai

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Jay May 5, 2023 - 4:17 pm

Sir we r planning to start our ride on 10th may from Gujarat to spiti , kunzum to Leh what is the your opinion

Pls suggest

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Vargis.Khan May 6, 2023 - 8:55 am

Delay the plan by a few weeks Bhai. Kaza-Manali-Leh route will not open until late May.

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Jay May 6, 2023 - 11:30 am

Sir if we are started our ride on 10th May, then we are reach 20th may at kaza or kunzum

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Vargis.Khan May 6, 2023 - 1:25 pm

The Manali Kaza road will probably not open until then

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Himani Sheth May 5, 2023 - 12:02 pm

Hey hi !! I am planning to go to Kaza from Manali on 28th May. will the roads be open by then?

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Vargis.Khan May 6, 2023 - 8:55 am

yes it should be

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Sandipan Dey May 1, 2023 - 8:03 am

Hello Vargis,
I hope you are doing well, we are taking Shimla-Kalpa-Nako-Tabo-Kaza-Langza-Chandratal-Manali route, we will reach Kaza by 19th May,2023. Can we visit Chandratal at that time?

Thanks.

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Vargis.Khan May 4, 2023 - 6:58 am

Hi Sandipan – The road is still not open bhai, expected to open around 20th May. Better to push your travel dates to early June.

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Debojyoti Saha April 28, 2023 - 4:23 pm

Hey we’re planning to go to to Spiti from Manali on 18th May. Will it be open by then?
Thanks!

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Vargis.Khan April 29, 2023 - 8:06 am

Chances are that it should be open by then

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Aman Khanna April 17, 2023 - 6:30 am

Hello Vargis,
I’m planning to visit Kaza o/a 28th April. Will the roads be open by then? And if not then till which place maximum the car can go?

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Vargis.Khan April 18, 2023 - 7:25 am

Hi Aman – Manali-Kaza route will not open before May. You can go toward Lahaul Valley though, Jispa, Darcha route.

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Aman Khanna April 18, 2023 - 10:37 am

Okay thank you

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Payal sheth April 20, 2023 - 11:33 am

Hi
I m planning to visit kaza o/a 26th May. Will the roads be open by then ?

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Vargis.Khan April 21, 2023 - 8:14 am

Yes it should be open by then

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Adithya shetty April 13, 2023 - 7:58 am

Hi Vargis,

Hope you are doing well ,

I am planning to visit Manali to Kaza between 1st June to 6th June, will it be open by then. by Atal Kunzum pass

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Vargis.Khan April 14, 2023 - 7:22 am

Hi Adithya – Yes, it will be open

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Adithya shetty April 15, 2023 - 5:42 am

thanks

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Vargis.Khan April 15, 2023 - 9:09 am

You are welcome !!!

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Kunal April 15, 2023 - 4:59 pm

Hii I’m planning to visit Manali to spiti Vally on the 24th of April, the route will be open by then?

Vargis.Khan April 18, 2023 - 7:34 am

No. The earliest the road is expected to open is May 15th

PC October 3, 2023 - 1:10 pm

Hi Sir
I will be travelling with my family in Himachal Pradesh from 17th Oct 23 – 25th Oct 23. Have plans to visit Kaza (Spiti Valley) from Lahul via Kunzam Pass and Losar. Will be using Innova Crysta.
Heard that the road between Lahul to Kaza is an off-roading road drive and it’s in a very bad condition after the monsoon rains. It’s somewhat  non functional right now but repair work is going on. Require advice if it would be safe to travel or drop the idea. I look forward to your favorable response. Appreciate your cooperation. Thank you, Warm regards.

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Antesh Mukherjee April 3, 2023 - 4:32 am

Hi, we have planned to visit spiti valley by 4th june via Kunzum pass from manali, So can you please tell me that whether the kunzum pass will be open till that date???

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Vargis.Khan April 3, 2023 - 5:23 am

Yes it will be

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Prosenjit Biswas April 21, 2023 - 8:51 pm

Sir,I hope u do well .please ensure 20 th may 2023 Manali kaza via kunzum pass and chandratal lake can be possible .

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Vargis.Khan April 23, 2023 - 11:51 pm

Kunzum Pass, Yes but Chandratal, most probably not.

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chahek April 5, 2023 - 7:29 pm

when is the suggested time to camp in chandra taal this may?

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Vargis.Khan April 6, 2023 - 7:15 am

Only towards the end of the month

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Chahek April 23, 2023 - 3:42 pm

we’re planning to go from manali to kaza on 10th may? is it hopeful

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Vargis.Khan April 23, 2023 - 11:49 pm

Chances are very less

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Sweta Khant March 18, 2023 - 11:03 am

M planning to visit spiti in may 1st 2023 will kaza to manali route will be open by then

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Vargis.Khan March 19, 2023 - 12:44 am

Yes it should be open by then

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Samir March 11, 2023 - 12:43 am

Hi Virgis,

We are planning to cover our route starting from Chandigarh to Shimla to Reckong Peo to Kaza to Manali to Chandigarh covering Chandratal Lake, Rohtang Pass, Kunzum Pass and chitkul – Sangla as of 10th May 2023. What about road status? Shall we cover this route on our expected dates? Roads open on these dates?

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Pradyumna March 8, 2023 - 6:07 pm

Hello sir, can you please update me on the status of the road clearing between manali-kaza? Planning to do it post 15th of April. What are the chances of opening the route by then?

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Vargis.Khan March 9, 2023 - 10:08 am

The estimated date of opening is early May right now

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Ravikumar Gujjul October 15, 2022 - 3:33 pm

Hi sir, i am planning to travel to Manali from kaza on 17th Oct 2022 that is on coming Monday in sharing cabs from taxi union kaza so it is safe to travel on that day please help.

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sutirtha shee October 14, 2022 - 11:36 am

Hi, would kaza to Manali road be open on 18th November?

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Vargis.Khan October 15, 2022 - 9:34 am

No, it will get closed any day now

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Karan Singh August 29, 2022 - 6:16 am

Hi Vargis
Thanks for sharing the critical information. Keep up the good work.
Just wanted to know, that we 4 people are travelling from Delhi to spiti via Manali in Kia Seltos and without much knowledge of the route from Manali to Spiti.
My question is, is the route from Manali to Kaza good as far as road conditions. I am planning to leave around 8-Sept.
Your advice indeed will be of great help.

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Vargis.Khan August 30, 2022 - 7:38 pm

Thanks Karan. The Manali-Kaza road is in a terrible state. Actually, there is no road at all until Losar. Just a broken dirt trail.

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mohd irshad October 4, 2022 - 7:14 am

hi sir
planning to visit spiti valley from manali side in 8 – Oct 2022 by swift 5-person
please advice me manali to kaza road condition.

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Malhar August 27, 2022 - 12:06 pm

Hello,
Planning to visit spiti valley from manali side in Oct 2022 in 1st week by bike.
Can it will done safely is any chances of road cloased due to snow

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Vargis.Khan August 27, 2022 - 1:34 pm

There is a high chance of snowfall. Inquire about the road and weather first before you start

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Malhar August 28, 2022 - 8:51 am

I have heard that in manali kaza route snow chances are after the mid Oct I am planning in 1st week of Oct 2022. Pls provide information

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

There is no guarantee around it. It can snow there even in September end. Depends on the weather

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Malhar September 27, 2022 - 9:54 pm

Hi vargas,
Please provide latest updates about manali to kaza route as I am planning to go by 1st week of oct2022.

Vargis.Khan September 29, 2022 - 3:41 pm

It is open right now but it has already started to snow at Kunzum Pass. The road can get closed any day now.

Malhar September 27, 2022 - 9:56 pm

Also from where I can get to know about weather update

Piyush May 13, 2022 - 5:25 am

Hi Vargis
Thanks for all the information.
Just wanted to know, that we 4 people are travelling first time from Delhi to spiti via Nexon and without any much knowledge of the route.
We are planning to go via Manali route.
My question is that, are there 2 routes from Manali to kaza?
Or just a single route via Kanzum?
Your advice will be of great help.
Planning to leave from Delhi by tomorro

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Vargis.Khan May 15, 2022 - 1:25 pm

Hi Piyush – There is just one road that goes to Kaza from Manali. Sorry for the late reply. I guess you are already on your way by now.

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Jaspreet Singh May 6, 2022 - 5:24 pm

Hi Varagis
We are planning to travel by Bike from Delhi-Shimla-nako- kaza-kunzum-manali-Delhi on 14 May’2022
Are these roads open to travel.

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Vargis.Khan May 10, 2022 - 7:53 am

It is open Jaspreet Bhai

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Tushar Kanti Hazra May 4, 2022 - 3:30 pm

Respected Sir,
Planning a Shimla -Spiti valley-Manali via Kaza trip starting 9th June 2022 from Shimla.Will be travelling on Kaza – Manali strip on15th or 16th of June 2022.We are 9 persons.Whether a 14 sitter Tempo Travellar is ok for this.
Regards
Tushar Kanti Hazra

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Vargis.Khan May 5, 2022 - 7:37 am

Hello Tushar Bhai – Yes a tempo traveler will be fine

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Lalit bohra April 28, 2022 - 1:07 pm

Hi.Planing 15th may to kaza
Can we go own honda jazz car

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Vargis.Khan April 29, 2022 - 7:26 am

Manali to Kaza? I will not recommend a Honda Jazz because of low GC

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Shashank May 1, 2022 - 7:01 pm

Hello Vargis u r doing a great job , my question is that we r planning to travel from Manali to kaza on 6th June 2022, is it is accessible that time , we r travelling by venue car sx turbo is it compatible and take the condition of road there???

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Vargis.Khan May 5, 2022 - 7:59 am

Thank you Shashank. Yes, the road from Manali to Kaza is already open so you can go. Be careful at water crossings.

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Anshul Makkar April 26, 2022 - 2:19 pm

Hi Varghis,

Planning a road trip to Kaza/Manali from Leh on 14th May 2022, will the roads be open from Leh to Manali or Leh to Kaza then?

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Vargis.Khan April 29, 2022 - 7:34 am

Hi Anshul – Yes it should be all open by then

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Aakash Gupta April 25, 2022 - 5:28 am

Hi vargis, hats off for your gr8 work.
We have plan starting from Chandigarh on 30th April on bikes and return to chandigarh on 9th may to chandigarh. Going from Shimla side.
Wanted to know that after Losar upto which location roads will be accessible means whether kunzum la will be open and whether kaza manali road will be open by any chance.?

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Vargis.Khan April 25, 2022 - 8:46 am

Thank you, Aakash. You will not be allowed beyond Losar. Kunzum Pass and Manali Kaza route is expected to open only after May 10th.

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Piyush May 13, 2022 - 5:19 am

Hi Vargis
Thanks for all the information.
Just wanted to know, that we 4 people are travelling first time from Delhi to spiti via Nexon and without any much knowledge of the route.
We are planning to go via Manali route.
My question is that, are there 2 routes from Manali to kaza?
Or just a single route via Kanzum?
Your advice will be of great help.
Planning to leave from Delhi by tomorrow.

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Vargis.Khan May 15, 2022 - 1:25 pm

Hi Piyush – There is just one road that goes to Kaza from Manali. Sorry for the late reply. I guess you are already on your way by now.

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Priyanjan Kumar April 21, 2022 - 3:46 am

Hi , How to book a cab for Spiti valley trip. 10 days.
Chandigarh (or delhi) -> shimla -> places in between-> Kaza -> chandratal lake -> manali -> kasol -> chandigarh (or delhi).
Start date ; between 28th May and 2nd June.
What would be the cost of cab. How to book one .
Please help

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Vargis.Khan April 24, 2022 - 4:49 am

Try talking to Kunal @ 9910402252

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Priyanjan Kumar April 21, 2022 - 3:45 am

Hi , How to book a cab for Spiti valley trip. 10 days.
Chandigarh (or delhi) -> shimla -> places in between-> Kaza -> chandratal lake -> manali -> kasol -> chandigarh (or delhi).
What would be the cost of cab. How to book one .
Please help

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Vargis.Khan April 24, 2022 - 4:49 am

Try talking to Kunal @ 9910402252

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REGHU KUMAR April 20, 2022 - 10:37 am

We are planning one trip to Spiti valley and Kaza from Shimla through Sangla, Kalpa and Nako during the last week of May 2022. We like to back through Kaza- Manali road. Is it possible? According to your updated valuable informations it will open in the 3rd week of May 2022. We are very happy about it. Requested to get your remarks on it.
Thanking you.

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Vargis.Khan April 24, 2022 - 4:52 am

Yes, it will definitely be open by the last week of May

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Chirag Panchani April 18, 2022 - 4:30 am

I want to visit chandrataal lake on 6th of may …is it possible sir to visit.

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Vargis.Khan April 24, 2022 - 4:57 am

The tentative date of opening right now is around May 15th

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Tirtha Chattopadhyay April 7, 2022 - 11:21 am

Is there any other route to come back to Shimla form Kaza without entering kunjum pass / Manali ?

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Vargis.Khan April 8, 2022 - 6:04 am

You can take the road via Nako-Reckong Peo

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Alok patel March 18, 2022 - 10:54 pm

Can I visit spiti valley from manali in april first week this year? What is the current status.

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Vargis.Khan March 19, 2022 - 5:31 am

Not in April first week, plan towards the end of the month

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Prakhar March 28, 2022 - 10:26 am

any chance of it opening around 15th April?

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Vargis.Khan March 31, 2022 - 2:28 am

Not by the 15th. Early May is the expected opening date.

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Aakash Gupta March 31, 2022 - 3:12 am

I am planning for spiti circuit on bike in first week of may starting from delhi on 30th april. Is there any chance that manali kaha road will be open by that time.
Also plz tell about chandrataal that whether that will be open or not that time

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Vargis.Khan March 31, 2022 - 4:59 am

My recommendation will be that you postpone your trip by a couple of weeks. Plan towards Mid May.

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Manan Jain June 1, 2021 - 6:07 pm

Hi! Any idea whether rohtang pass and kunzum pass are open for June 2021. I am planning to visit next week. Do you have any contact details from where I can get the details ?

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Urjita April 11, 2021 - 7:03 pm

Will the kaza Manali road be open in the last week of April ?

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Vargis.Khan April 12, 2021 - 9:17 am

It was opened but then closed recently because of snowfall. It depends on the weather right now.

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Vipin Sharma January 18, 2022 - 2:34 am

Bhai. Who are you ? But whosoever U r , u r simply great.
Retired as AGM from a nationalised bank (PNB) , I started to teach poor children free (plus one and two classes). It spread and later I received a request from GSS Spiti to teach their students as there was no teacher there. I started on line but later had to go there to take their classes for one month.
Of course then been to all important places like Kibber, Kaumik, Pin and all monasteries. All the way, information given by you was immensely helpful.

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Vargis.Khan January 21, 2022 - 10:41 am

Thank you so much Vipin Bhai for your kind words. I am glad that the information posted was of help.

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Maitreya Sanghvi March 15, 2021 - 4:25 pm

Is Spiti still in quarantine or will we be able to visit it this year towards the end of may/early june?

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Dr Sanjay Sanadhya February 21, 2021 - 6:54 am

I really appreciate the knowledge you have about Himalayas and the way you help and guide others. Its a tremendous effort you do. Kudos.

We are a group of 7 Drs travelling to Kaza via Shimla and leaving back from KAZA ON MAY 9th to reach CHANDIGARH via Shimla.
Can we expect a clear passage via KUNZUM PASS by may 9th so as to complete the circle and return via Manali. In that case we’ll have to make certain alterations in our itinerary and changes in bookings as i have already done all bookings.

If not possible to say definitely now how early can we be sure about the status of opening of KUNJUM PASS.

Warm regards.
Dr Sanjay Sanadhya

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Subhadeep Sen June 15, 2020 - 3:19 pm

What is the status of kunzum la? Is it open for vehicular traffic?

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Vargis.Khan June 16, 2020 - 9:44 pm Reply
Partha Pratim Ghosh March 5, 2022 - 5:09 pm

Sir, is there a possibility of opening up of Kaza to Keylong route in first week of June, 22 for private vehicles. We would like to chalk out our travel plan accordingly. Thanks a lot in advance.

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Vargis.Khan March 6, 2022 - 1:27 am

Yes it will be open by then

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Subrato April 2, 2020 - 5:16 pm

It’s a nice post. Can you please let me know the rad condition from rohtang pass to kaza and chandratal As i have a plan on June or September and Still not decided when It should be. I am reading some blogs and as stated, the roads are non existent and after rain, it was too risky. Please clarify if possible in detail

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Vikram Singh March 3, 2020 - 7:33 pm

hello am I am planning a trip around second week of June ,do you think the pass will open by then

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Vargis.Khan March 4, 2020 - 1:03 am

Yes definitely

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AVISHEK SENGUPTA April 26, 2023 - 5:15 am

Does kunzum pass generally remains open in the last week of September? Can i travel from kaza to manali in the last week of September

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Vargis.Khan April 27, 2023 - 7:29 am

It does. Usually closed around October 10th

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Jyoti March 2, 2020 - 8:48 pm

Hi,Would Manali to kaza route via rohtang pass open by 22ndMay 2020 & can we stay in chandratal on 27th may,2020?

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Vargis.Khan March 4, 2020 - 1:08 am

Will it be open – Yes
Can you stay – Cannot confirm that right now

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Krishna February 29, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Hey! Would kaza to Manali Road be open by June 13th? Also cam we travel to chandratal lake on June 12th?

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Vargis.Khan March 1, 2020 - 12:54 am

Yes you can. It will be open

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