Manali Kaza Road Status 2022 – Manali to Spiti Road Status

by Vargis.Khan

The present Manali Kaza road status is open. The road was declared open on 1st May for light motor vehicles. There are however several traffic rules applied due to the bad condition of the road and snow at several stretches. Posted below is an image of the travel advisory issued by the authorities effective May 1st, 2022.

Please take a look a How to Plan a Trip to Spiti Valley for any other details related to visiting Spiti.

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.

The road from Manali to Gramphu is in good condition. Gramphu to Chhatru is very bad with a lot of water crossings. Chhatru to Batal is also bad but the number of water crossings decreased.

Batal to Kunzum Pass is a steep off-road adventure. Kunzum to Losar is also bad all the way. Losar to Kaza is in very good condition.

Manali Kaza Road Status

Route Status
Manali to Kaza Open
Rohtang Pass Open
Manali to Keylong Open
Kunzum Pass Open
Keylong to Kaza Open
Chandratal Road Open

How to Plan a Trip from Manali to Spiti Valley

Knowing the road status of Kaza to Manali is definitely 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 should open in the next 7 to 10 days. Campsites at Chandratal however will not be operational before May 15th.

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 turned extreme and blocked the road anywhere along the route. However, even if that happens; the authorities clear the road just as soon as they are able to and restore connectivity. So yes, starting from Shimla, you can actually travel to Kaza throughout the year.

Kunzum Pass Status

The status of Kunzum Pass as of today is closed and the road. The estimated date of the opening of the road will be late May to early June in the year 2021.

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 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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63 comments

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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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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