Manali Leh Highway Status 2024 – 2025

by Vargis.Khan

The current Manali Leh highway status is OPEN for all kinds of vehicles. Tourists can now plan their journey between Manali and Leh and can also include Rohtang Pass in their itinerary. The condition of the road is a mix of good, average, bad, and very bad. You can take a look at the video below to get an idea of the road conditions and the bad stretches.

To get the most recent updates, 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. To organize your trip to Ladakh, 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.

For other details on visiting Ladakh, please take a look at How to Plan a Trip to Leh Ladakh – A Complete Travel Guide. You can also check out my YouTube channel for videos on Ladakh to help plan your trip better.

Manali Leh Highway Status 2024 = OPEN

Route Status
Delhi to Manali Open
Manali to Keylong Open
Rohtang Pass Open
Baralacha La Road Open
Leh to Tanglang La Open
Leh to Nubra Valley Open
Leh to Pangong Lake Open
Leh to Tso Moriri Lake Open


manali leh highway status

Planning a Trip to Leh Ladakh?

If you are planning a trip to Ladakh this year, then I would strongly recommend you to take a look at  How to Plan a Trip to Leh Ladakh – A Complete Travel Guide.

In this post, I have covered in detail each and every aspect of how you can manage your entire trip in a safe and hassle-free manner. Reading this, you will have information on things you must carry, clothes to pack, itinerary planning, what to see, and where to stay.

You will also have to apprise yourself with other information like the condition of the road, your accommodation choices, mode of transport, the best way to travel, etc.

If you were traveling by your own vehicle, either a car or motorcycle, then please take a look at Manali to Leh Road Route Map to familiarize yourself with the region. If you want to read a more detailed version of the map, then please take a look at Manali Leh Highway Guide: Map and route explanation.

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is what are some of the must-visit places as you travel from Manali to Leh. Well, the answer is that there are plenty of tourist attractions on the way and I have provided complete information on them in Tourist Places on Manali Leh Highway.

Helpful Reads

Below is some other information that can be of help while planning to travel on the Manali Leh Highway.

Best Time to Travel on Manali Leh Highway?

A lot of people rush to complete the journey as soon as the road is declared open. I will strongly advise against that for two reasons.

First, immediately after the Manali Leh highway opening, the road remains very unstable. It can be closed again temporarily for maintenance; which will result in you getting stranded on the route.

The second reason is the Manali to Leh road condition. It will be bad and broken in the initial days. You should give at least 2-3 weeks after the official Manali Leh highway opening time before you plan your own journey.

For a more detailed version of the information above, I will recommend reading When is the Best Time to Travel from Manali to Leh.

Is Manali Leh Highway open in May?

The chances of the route remaining in the month of May are very few. I think it is safe to assume that it will definitely not be open before the 20th of May. So if you must travel in May, then keep your plans towards the end of the Month.

Is Manali Leh Highway Open in October?

Yes, Manali Leh Highway remains open in October. But it is safe to travel only before the 10th of the month. There are 5 high-altitude passes on the route and all of them start to receive snow in October. So after the 10th and until the Manali Leh highway closing date, a journey on this road is both risky and dangerous.

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Road Status from Manali to Leh

Last year, the road was a mix of good, bad, and ugly. Majorly it was just average with some very bad stretches in between.

Manali Leh Highway Closing Time

The road will remain open until the month of October and will be closed towards the end of the month.

Manali Leh Highway Permit Online

The only permit that you need for traveling from Manali to Leh is for Rohtang Pass. To know how you can get this permit either in person or online, please read How to Obtain a Permit for Rohtang Pass.

 Manali Leh Highway Status 2024

I hope the information above on Manali Leh Highway Status 2024 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 and chat with me. Or you can subscribe to my YouTube channel and ask a question there.

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Rishabh July 20, 2024 - 9:24 am

This is an invaluable resource for anyone planning to travel the Manali-Leh Highway! The timely updates and detailed information on road conditions are incredibly helpful. Your dedication to keeping travelers informed is greatly appreciated. For those looking to explore the beautiful Kullu-Manali region before heading to Leh, I highly recommend this Kullu Manali tour package. Thanks for providing such a comprehensive and reliable update!

A ghosh June 21, 2024 - 7:10 am

I want to travel from Manali>Keylong and then Keylong>Leh in HRTC bus. Is it possible to do this journey around last week of Sept, 1st week of Oct? How can I know if these buses are plying during this time or not?

Gurjeet singh June 15, 2024 - 6:10 pm

Hi vargis. Im gurjeet. Im starting ladakh from chandigarhvia darcha shinkula padum lamayuru route. I have gypsy 4×4. Guide me the adventurous route for umlingla pass from leh. And im going back home through killar kishatwer road. Tell me either killar or kishtwer having most dangerous roads?? Which one u suggest me to go killar road or kishatwer road? I go back home by that route. Please guide me

Mahesh January 22, 2024 - 7:20 pm

Hi I am planning for A trip from Manali on February 15th to Jispa and anyother places possible in that vicinity via Sissu ,Keylong , is it possible to do at that time on bike. Trip plan is for 5 days only
Or alternatively I thought I will just explore areas from Narkanda till pooh or so on the Spiti route, here plan to extend trip time to 7 days. Is it good time to explore on bike considering weather. Please suggest.

Mahesh January 22, 2024 - 7:44 pm

This is a solo trip btw forgot to add, I am open to travel by public transport as well but I think timing will be issue considering the weather and all

Soo December 23, 2023 - 2:05 am

Hi, may I ask is the Leh-Manali highway open today? I’m planning to go to the Tso Kar and pass the tanglang la. Is it possible to go to tso kar ? Or is it possible to go up to tanglang la? Where does the road closure start from if it’s closed for the leh Manali highway at which point is the starting point of closure? Thank you

Pankaj September 21, 2023 - 3:14 pm

We are planning the Delhi-Leh-Ladakh trip by Car with family from 1st October 2023 to 10th October. Is it good to plan or not?? What about condition of roads?

Vargis.Khan September 22, 2023 - 8:00 am

Time is Ok, the road usually remains open until 10th. Roads are a mix of good and bad. Be ready for very cold weather though

Saiful December 17, 2023 - 2:36 pm

Hi, I planned to go kaksang la pass from manali by bike in February, is this possible?
Or march ??

Nishant January 4, 2024 - 1:28 pm

Can we go from keylong to jispa ?

Vargis.Khan January 5, 2024 - 8:26 am

Yes you can

Harsha September 3, 2023 - 2:54 pm

Hi I am going with my parents from Amritsar->Manali -> Leh roughly around 16-20 October 2023. We can take flights, but was told a bus enroute with a stop at Keylong would be nice. I am unable to find any public/private hire buses online. Is a taxi the only option for the said dates? Would the roads be open during second half of October? Is it worth a visit by flight?

Vargis.Khan September 5, 2023 - 7:22 am

October is too late to complete the journey by road. You are better off booking a flight

Bhumika Parekh March 3, 2024 - 8:04 pm

Iam arriving to Dharmshala on 29th march and planing to to take a trip to leh, woud it be possible ?

Naveen Gupta June 25, 2023 - 10:35 am

Hi Vargis Bhai , I am Planning to Travel through Leh-Manali highway on 27th June , Its my 3rd visit to leh via srinagar leh highway but i have never gone through manali leh highway . I am planning to stay at sarchu . is it a good idea ? and are road conditions good ?

Vargis.Khan June 26, 2023 - 8:13 am

I would advise against it Naveen Bhai. If you get hit by altitude sickness, it will just ruin your night

Gurjeet singh June 22, 2023 - 3:20 am

Im planning my ladakh trip on 27-28th of june from Chandigarh. Tell me one thing is rohtang permit is required for leh travel or not?? And tell me one thing more can i find snow walls at baralacha pass this time? I mean end of june??

Vargis.Khan June 22, 2023 - 7:54 am

If you want to go via Rohtang Pass then yes, you will need a permit for that. And yes, there are snow walls at Baralacha

Gurjeet singh June 22, 2023 - 1:12 pm

Thanks for reply. Tell me one more thing. Did i find snow walls on the shinkula pass road route??

Vargis.Khan June 23, 2023 - 8:15 am

Yes u would

Gurjeet singh June 15, 2024 - 6:14 pm

Hi vargis. Im gurjeet. Im starting ladakh from chandigarhvia darcha shinkula padum lamayuru route. I have gypsy 4×4. Guide me the adventurous route for umlingla pass from leh. And im going back home through killar kishatwer road. Tell me either killar or kishtwer having most dangerous roads?? Which one u suggest me to go killar road or kishatwer road? I go back home by that route. Please guide me

Jaison C John June 16, 2023 - 5:40 am

I am planning to visit ladakh in august.. when i am study about innerline permit, the website for online application shows that
“All our Domestic tourists are hereby informed that there will be no further need of verifying the payment contribution slip at DM office.
Tourists can visit the areas directly after online payment and the payment slip in form of paf or hardcopy (whichever convenient) will be checked only at respective check posts.
It is mandatory to show your leh arrival boarding pass along with the permit.”
– is it a new update in the rules? Things really going according to this or should i visit the DC office for verifying documents like before?

Rohit May 27, 2023 - 7:41 pm

Hello. I’m planning to go till surajtal lake from delhi. During july end. How will be the road conditions.

Vargis.Khan May 28, 2023 - 8:00 am

Its a mix of good and average

Raman Gola May 30, 2023 - 5:34 am

I’m planning to go leh manali highway on 3 june by baleno car is highway is open?

Vargis.Khan May 30, 2023 - 6:33 am


Kamlesh parmar May 31, 2023 - 4:24 pm

Hi vargis. Khan ji
Your posts are very helpful,i had started my tour on 25 may from chandigarh-kashmir-leh laddakh with maruti alto car,your posts and information provided from you helped me very much throughout my journey, thanks a lot to you.

Vargis.Khan June 1, 2023 - 7:37 am

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop a note Kamlesh Bhai

Arushi Gupta May 25, 2023 - 8:57 am

Hello Vargis! great page, very helpful. we are planning the delhi- shimla – kaza drive soon (via kinnaur), and do the manali highway on the way back — can you please help with some tips ? Do we need to apply for permits for any of the passes beforehand? thanks a bunch!

Vargis.Khan May 26, 2023 - 7:07 am

No permits needed Arushi but that route is not open yet, expected to open in next 7 to 19 days. You will have to be prepared for some very bad roads

S k singh June 21, 2023 - 10:55 am

Hi khan saheb
Can we go diskit gompa to pangong lake directly with avoiding khar dung la pass ? Is this safe for car?

Vargis.Khan June 22, 2023 - 7:55 am

Yes you can bhai, via Shyok road

Jais Yesudasan May 20, 2023 - 9:21 am

Planning trip on 24 th may to rohtang pass is it open

Vargis.Khan May 21, 2023 - 9:53 am

Will probably open by May end only

Aditya Nath May 20, 2023 - 7:20 am

Sir, I’m planning a trip from Manali to Leh on 26th May. Will it be possible? Please let me know.

Vargis.Khan May 21, 2023 - 9:56 am

Right now it is open only for 4×4 vehicles

Campbell May 23, 2023 - 7:22 am

Hi! I think I heard the road opened completely, is that true? I’m looking to book a bus from Manali to Leh as soon as possible

Vargis.Khan May 23, 2023 - 8:23 am

Not yet

Shivam May 16, 2023 - 7:02 pm

Going ladakh via manali iin my seltos diesel automatic with AT tyres in night on 16 june from Noida. What would be the road conditions after mid June and as i can see leh manali highway is closed as of now?

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

Leh Manali road will open by then but the road conditions early in the season are usually bad

Tejal May 19, 2023 - 10:21 am

Today 19 may….now jispa open till 31 may 2023.specially bharchala pass road..urgent..

Amit May 11, 2023 - 1:41 pm

Hi vargis m planning a trip manali-baralacha la and back on 15 may will it be possible

Vargis.Khan May 12, 2023 - 5:31 am

Nahi Bhai. You may not get allowed beyond Jispa right now

SAYANTAN BANERJEE May 8, 2023 - 4:40 pm

Hi Vargis – Planning to self drive from Manali to Jispa on 26th May. Usually when the Manali – Leh road is closed, from what point is it usually blocked? My plan is to stay in Jispa for 3 nights, drive till Baralacha Pass which most probably will not happen based on the current situation. But plan to do Keylong, Sissu, Darcha and then back to Manali. Please advise.

Vargis.Khan May 9, 2023 - 6:51 am

Hi Sayantan – Currently the road is blocked near Jispa only. You should be able to cover all the places you mentioned except for Darcha. That may not get allowed if the Manali Leh road did not open

SAYANTAN BANERJEE May 9, 2023 - 7:09 pm

Thanks Vargis, this is very helpful. I also called up the Manali Bus stand and they confirmed the same. I am going ahead with my trip.

deepak May 6, 2023 - 11:18 pm

hi vargis i am planning a bike ride from manali to leh on 17th may,will it be a good time to do it?

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

It will be better to postpone your trip Deepak Bhai. The road may not even open by the 17th.

Shantanu Singh May 3, 2023 - 3:26 pm

Hi Vargis Ji!
We are planning a group tour of 8 SUVs from Manali to Leh on the 27th of May. What do you expect the road conditions and possibility at those dates to be?

Vargis.Khan May 4, 2023 - 6:50 am

Hi Shantanu Ji – Expect it to be very bad that early in the season. The road is still not open and considering the weather right now, I won’t be surprised if the opening gets pushed to early June.

Aneek Biswas April 26, 2023 - 6:25 pm

Hi Vargis, will it be safe to plan Ladakh trip via Manali – Leh route in 1st week of June? I am planning to travel via the HRTC bus hence want to be confident about the conditions before planning.

Vargis.Khan April 27, 2023 - 7:28 am

Not in the first week Aneek. If you want to travel by Bus, it would be best to plan it after 15th June

RAHUL RANJAN April 8, 2023 - 5:51 am

Hey, Vargis I am going around April 15 from Manali to Shinku La which allows going on the road to this place by my cycle for the Zanskar solo expedition. and allow is there?

Vargis.Khan April 9, 2023 - 12:47 pm

Shinku La road will not open before May Rahul Bhai

vallinath February 22, 2023 - 4:49 pm

Hi sir
Planning to delhi leh trip via road on 15th may to 22nd may…is it possible through travel by road from delhi-manali- leh…pls suggest..

Vargis.Khan February 24, 2023 - 7:37 am

It will be better to plan in early June or at least start after the 22nd. That way you will have a confirmation that the road is open

Ritu Bala March 23, 2023 - 11:04 pm

Hlo sir
We are planning a trip to udaipur triloknath, sissu and Manali from 26 March to 30 it possible to travel via atal tunnel and what is road status??

Vargis.Khan March 24, 2023 - 10:19 am

Atal Tunnel is open. You will be able to go.

Pruthil Mokashi February 21, 2023 - 10:11 am

Sir, i am planning to take a trip to Leh in second week of May. While reaching there what are the possibly closed routes on Srinagar – Leh highway?
While returning i am coming back via Manali. So I’ll be driving from Leh to Manali over Leh-Manali hwy around in 1st week of June. What are the chances that Baralacha La will be closed due to snowfall? If so are there any alternative routes to reach Manali during that period?

Vargis.Khan February 21, 2023 - 12:17 pm

Srinagar Leh highway will be open but hard to say anything about Manali Leh route right now Bhai, all depends on the weather. Chances are that it should be open by then though.

Jayant February 13, 2023 - 2:57 am

Hi Vargis,
Is it possible to take Tso moriri to Manali route in June 2-5?
I am planning Leh trip between 20/May to 5/Jun. Take flight to Leh and return via Manali. Could you please advise.

Vargis.Khan February 21, 2023 - 12:29 pm

Yes it should be open by then

Dev May 26, 2022 - 1:30 am

Hi Vargis,

We are planning a road trip to Leh on August 2nd week, what would be the road condition due to the monsoon.
Would flights are the only way or car is also doable.
what is the landslide situation in august’s first half?

Aditya Anand April 18, 2022 - 6:49 am

Hello Vargis,
need to know the status of le manali highway.?
when will it open for tourist.?

as you mentioned mid of april for baralacha pass..?
can we travel on 6th may if possible..?

Vargis.Khan April 24, 2022 - 4:56 am

Hi Aditya – The tentative date of opening right now is around May 10th.

Paresh April 27, 2023 - 10:12 am

Hey Vargis, is the tentative date still around May 10th ? talked to some locals and there are rumors that the roads will open around May 5th

Vargis.Khan April 27, 2023 - 9:34 pm

Hi Paresh – Yes, the tentative date is still around 10th.

sachin vyas April 7, 2022 - 7:24 am

Hello Sir, I am planning trip from Leh to Manali via Tso moriri as per below itnerary:

May 11: Reach Leh
May 12: Leh Local sight
May 13: Leh to Pangong, stay at Pangong
May 14: Pangong to Tso moriri stay at Tso moriri
May 15: Tso moriri to Sarchu, stay at Sarchu
May 16: Sachu to Manali, Stay at manali
May 17: Manali local
May 18: Manali Local
May 19: Manali to Chandigarh
May 20: chandigarh to Home

Can you comment if above trip is possible in Mid of May ?, would Leh Manali road be open by Mid of May ?
is it possible to travel from Pangong to tso moriri within a day ?

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

Hi Sachin – How are you traveling?

sachin vyas April 8, 2022 - 7:18 am

I will be hiring Taxi/Xylo or Innva from Leh

Vargis.Khan April 10, 2022 - 4:13 am

Then yes, the plan is doable. But just make sure that you clarify this entire route with your cab driver and that he is expected to drop you in Manali. Sometimes, due to their own disputes, these guys do not allow cabs or bikes of other regions to enter their area

sachin vyas April 11, 2022 - 4:53 am

Thanks a lot for your Feedback and Advise, Yep i will check with Cab driver at Leh before booking.
Another plan I was thinking, to do Suru valley and Zanskar valley instead of Leh-Tso moriri.
it would be like Leh – Kargil- Suru valley – Zanskar valley (Padum) – Darcha – Manali.
1) Is road from kargil to Zanskar are open by mid of May ?
2) is road from Padum to Darcha doable via Xylo/Innova in Mid of May ?
3) I think i would need to change Cab at Kargil to go to Suru/Zanskar valley, Can same driver cover Suru/Padum/Darcha/Manali route ?

Vargis.Khan April 11, 2022 - 6:45 am

You are welcome

1. Yes
2. No
3. Yes

Kishoth June 23, 2022 - 6:45 am

We recently did this, but in the reverse order. Tso Moriri to Pangong Via Tsaga and Chushul. It is doable comfortably in a day. This route (mostly runs along with Chinese Border) had bad patches between Chushul and Nyoma.
There also exists another route via Chuchul-Kaksang La-Mahe (we did not try). From what I read, the road also bad patches between.

Balaji March 26, 2022 - 4:41 pm

Hi, we planned delhi to leh on April 9th 2022.Please let me know the bus availability from Delhi to Leh.
I checked HPTDC, no buses available as of now.

Vargis.Khan March 27, 2022 - 2:11 am

Delhi to Leh bus will not start until late May or early June

Gunjan April 6, 2022 - 8:04 am

Hi Sir, Can you provide an update on Darcha – Shinkula- Padum road?
Planning trip to Zanskar this year

Vargis.Khan April 7, 2022 - 4:47 am

Hello Gunjan – It was open last year in the summer months and will open this year as well by May end. The road is in terrible state though.

Gunjan April 12, 2022 - 4:37 am

Thank you for replying. Does this mean Manali- Leh highway will open before Shinku La? Or do both the routes to Ladakh open at the same time.

Vargis.Khan April 13, 2022 - 4:52 am

You are welcome Gunjan. Yes, Manali Leh usually opens earlier than Shinku La.

Santosh Bhujbal March 20, 2022 - 12:13 pm

Hi Vargis. Please update Darcha – Shinku La – Pudum Road Status

Mukul Pahwa March 16, 2022 - 6:55 am

Hi, I am planning to go solo (with my dog) via manali leh route. I have around 14-15 days on self driven car. It will be like a No Hotel trip as I will be camping for all the nights.
Can you suggest me good places to camp enroute. I will be covering these places.

Leh, Panamik, Turtuk (via diskit), Pangong Tso, Hanle(via man, merak, chushul, Tso Moriri and sarchu then I’ll be coming back to manali.

Suchesh October 6, 2021 - 5:23 pm

Hi can you tell me whether the manali leh highway is open at the end of October or not .
I am planning a bike trip so I would be travelling on that route on 1st of November 2021.
Kindly let me know whether my decision is ryt or wrong.

Rajkamal Rathore September 24, 2021 - 7:28 am

Hi Varghis bhai,

Im planning a ride to leh this year, please find below itinerary and let me know if you feel there is any risk or road closure

06 Oct to 7 Oct – Ajmer (Rajasthan) to Jispa
8 Oct – Jispa to Leh
9 Oct– leh Localvisit
10 – leh to nubra
11- Nubra to Turtuk to Diskit
12 – Diskit to pangong
13 – pangong to Chuamthang
14 – Chumathang to Tsomoriri to Sarchu
15 – Sarchu to Kullu
16 to 17oct – Kullu to Ajmer (Rajasthan)

I have always followed your info and instructions before riding to leh and it has always helped me alot. So kindly request your opinion on this.

Please let me know if Oct 2nd and 3rd week will be fine ? I have been to ladakh twice so intensionally im planning during closing time so that i can experience snow.

Arindam Lahiri September 18, 2021 - 1:53 pm

Hi Vargis

Planned below itinerary

9th Oct Kolkata Delhi
10th Oct Reach Manali
11th Oct Manali to Jispa
12th Oct Jispa to Leh
13th Oct Leh Local
14th Oct Leh to Hunder Diskit
15th Oct Visit Turtuk and stay at Panamik
16th Oct Panamik to Pangong via Shyok
17th Oct Pangong to Hanle
18th Oct Hanle to Tso Moriri
19th Oct Tso Moriri to Leh via Tso Kar and Tanglang La
20th Oct Buffer day
21st Oct fly out

Please suggest if any changes are required. We are going ahead with bookings



Ritesh Samdani August 10, 2021 - 10:55 am

Hi Vargis, hope u fine, We am planning for Leh visit by road from Manali -Leh- Manali or Srinagar after 25 August 2021 or first week of September 2021.
Please guide us this is OK time to this trip or not. also tell us for weather condition.
if it is not OK then tell us what was the good time to travel in 2021 for the same


Bijay August 26, 2021 - 6:21 pm

Yes even we are a group of 7-8 friends and planning to visit Ladakh by self driven cars via Manali around 12th September 21. Little confused as some of tour planner says Manali Leh road would close from 2nd Sept. Pls suggest.

Shailendra vasita July 28, 2021 - 4:26 am

Vergis bhai today 28th july manali to leh roads are closed yes or not?

Vargis.Khan July 28, 2021 - 6:18 am

Bhai it is open but there is news of landslides and heavy rains. The road was blocked last week for a couple of days because of landslides. Better to not take the risk and wait for the rains to subside

Raj July 2, 2021 - 5:19 pm

Vargis bhai, I am planning for Leh visit by road.
Manali -Leh- Kargil-Srinagar in August 2021.

I read somewhere that August is not spt due to monsoon. Please say if it is ok yo travel in August to Leh by road.


Vargis.Khan July 2, 2021 - 7:25 pm

Raj Bhai August is not really the best time to go due to the monsoon season. If possible, delay the plans to September mid. If you cannot, then find out about weather conditions ahead before you leave home

Naveen May 24, 2021 - 9:09 am

Hi Vargis khan,
Thanks alot for providing continuous information about many places, there is a great stuff in this website.
we are planning a trip from Manali to Leh in the month of August (2nd week). Can you please confirm whether it is a good time for Leh trip from manali side?
we have total 9 days for this trip and itinerary will be like this Hyd-Delhi – Manali – Sarchu – Leh – Pangongtso – Leh – Sarchu – manali- Delhi-Hyd.
Thanks in Advance.

Roshi May 19, 2021 - 1:43 pm

I am Planning a Trip from Manali to Leh, starting on June 06 2021
Just wanted to ask certain thing:
1. do we ned any covid negative report or a vaccination certificate is good enough?
2. Are hotels or places to stay open?
3. any further suggestion/guideline to follow keeping in mind the current pandemic situation?

Sagar April 15, 2021 - 6:33 am

Hi Varghis bhai,

Im planning a ride to leh this year, please find below itinerary and let me know if you feel there is any risk or road closure

24 Oct – chandigarh to srinagar
25 – srinagar to leh
26 – leh
27 – leh to nubra
28 – nubra to pangong
29 – pangong to hanle
30 – hanle to tsom moriri
31 – moriri to rumtse
1 Nov – rumtse to jispa
2 – jispa to manali/mandi
3 – manali/mandi to chandigarh
4, 5 and 6 buffer days

I have always followed your info and instructions before riding to leh or spiti and it has always helped me alot. So kindly request your opinion on this.

Vargis.Khan April 17, 2021 - 9:34 pm

Sagar Bhai it is a little too late in the season. Baralacha La and Manali Leh route may get closed by then

Sagar April 19, 2021 - 12:49 pm

Thank you so much for your input bhai. Just one last help help kardo yeh review karke if this works out or not. Keeping your above pointers in mind.

3rd oct – Chandigarh to Srinagar (is it doable or shall i have to break in Jammu ?)
4th oct Srinagar to leh
5th oct leh
6 leh to nubra
7 nubra to pangong
8 pangong to hanle
9 hanle to moriri
10 moriri to rumtse/debring (villages nears tangla la pass on manali-leh highway) (is moriri to jispa in one-go a good idea ?)
11 rumste to keylong (if it snows alot, else will cont till manali)
12 keylong to manali
13th oct manali to chandigarh

Please let me know if Oct 1st and 2nd week will be fine ? I have been to ladakh twice so intensionally im planning during closing time so that i can experience snow. I cant plan during June-Aug for some reason thats why it has to be oct) If you feel confident enough

Vargis.Khan April 19, 2021 - 2:06 pm

Itinerary looks good Sagar Bhai, doable hai in Oct 1st and 2nd week

Sagar April 19, 2021 - 3:24 pm

Arey super then, thank you so much for your time and patience 🙂

As usual, aapka approval ke baad hi ride chalu hota hai 😀 so thanks a ton for the assistance Vargis bhai!

Vinoth April 8, 2021 - 4:46 pm

Hi ,
Is Manali to Leh roads open for riding?

Vargis.Khan April 9, 2021 - 7:36 am

Yes it is

Aditya Anand April 7, 2021 - 10:27 am

Hi Vargis
can we travel to leh via srinagar and return from manali in april….is it open…

Vargis.Khan April 8, 2021 - 6:23 am

Hi Aditya – Yes, it is open.

Sanjeev April 21, 2021 - 2:22 pm

Hi ..sir Srinagar leh ladakh Rod’s is open

Nilavra Ghosh September 30, 2020 - 3:46 pm

Hi Vargis ,

Lahaul and Pangi valley is open or will be open in October for tourists this year ? Do you have information on this ?

kapil morte August 21, 2020 - 4:25 am

Bro kya ab leh Ladakh tour banaya ja sakta h… china border tension ya Chinese virus se koi problem to nahi hogi…ya kahi barish issue na bana de…me agle 15 dino me plan kar raha h bike tour…

Amrit June 11, 2020 - 11:56 am

Bro can we go leh via Manali now?

Vaibhav singh June 3, 2020 - 11:05 pm

Hi Vargis,

Thanks for the page. I am thinking on travelling on 25 June on a bike trip from Delhi – Leh is there any chance that things open up for tourists. Do reply. Thanks

Vargis.Khan June 5, 2020 - 2:49 pm

Hello Vaibhav – It is not going to happen in June bro. Best do not plan at least until September.

Jasmin mani February 9, 2021 - 8:09 am

Hi Vargis,
I plan to fly to leh on may 22nd 2021 and then rent a bike for internal travel around leh. Will there be any issues travelling on a bike? can you please guide me? thanks in advance.

Nilavra Ghosh March 20, 2020 - 4:05 am

Hi Vargis
What is the estimated time Manali leh will open this year considering the latest progress of road clear work ? Also when rohtang is likely to open up to Keylong ? I have a plan to keylong May mid..will that be possible ? Also manali leh possible around May 20 ?

Nilavra Ghosh March 23, 2020 - 7:58 am

Hi Vargis ,
Any update ?

Vargis.Khan March 23, 2020 - 8:38 pm

It is a lockdown right now Bhai. No one has any idea when the work will resume or when will it all get back to normal.

Nilavra Ghosh March 24, 2020 - 2:02 am

Ok, the snow clearance is also locked down ? I thought the work is going on at high altitudes where there is no human being except BRO so chances of covid 19 is very remote.

Vargis.Khan March 24, 2020 - 2:18 am

Ladakh is among the hardest hit areas by the virus, over 10 cases have been found. Even a few soldiers are under quarantine there right now.

Nilavra Ghosh March 25, 2020 - 10:48 am

I know that…I am talking about Rohtang..that is himachal

Anitha March 9, 2020 - 12:54 pm

Hi, we are planing to visit Leh through Manali in June 1st week. Is snow available in Rohtang Pass.

Vargis.Khan March 9, 2020 - 4:39 pm

Yes there will be snow

Rakesh August 18, 2021 - 12:23 am

Hi Bhai, I am planning to travel in 2nd week of November 2021 and that’s the only time of the year I got enough time to get it done. Can you please advise what all permits I need to get and if this is feasible?

aakash February 27, 2020 - 6:54 am

last year in 2019, at what time the road was cleared for Manali to Leh Highway, and it would be great to plan the trip for Manali to leh route thought bike in the month of june during 10 to 25?

Vargis.Khan February 27, 2020 - 12:17 pm

It opens by May end only. And yes, you can plan by bike in June

Ronak February 24, 2020 - 11:59 am

Hi, we are planning to visit from 16th May to 25th May 2020. Delhi- Srinagar- Leh- Manali- Delhi route. Will it be a good time to do it?

Vargis.Khan February 25, 2020 - 1:33 am

Not really. If you want to cover Manali route as well then i will recommend postponing your journey until June 1st week.


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