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.
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
|Manali to Kaza||Open|
|Manali to Keylong||Open|
|Keylong to Kaza||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.
- How to Plan a Trip to Spiti Valley – A Complete Travel Guide
- Manali to Kaza Road Condition
- Manali to Kaza Road Map
- Spiti via Shimla or Manali – Which one is Better
- A Detailed Spiti Valley Itinerary from Manali
- Why You Should Avoid Manali to Kaza in October
- Why you should Travel to Spiti Valley from Manali
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.
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.