The current Manali Leh highway status is CLOSED for all kinds of vehicles. The road was declared closed after heavy snowfall at Baralacha La in October and November. For now, you cannot travel between Manali and Leh by road 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.
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Manali Leh Highway Status 2024 = CLOSED
|Delhi to Manali
|Manali to Keylong
|Open by Atal Tunnel
|Baralacha La Road
|Leh to Tanglang La
|Leh to Nubra Valley
|Leh to Pangong Lake
|Leh to Tso Moriri Lake
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.
Below is some other information that can be of help while planning to travel on the Manali Leh Highway.
- Accommodation on Manali Leh Highway
- Manali to Leh – Minimum Days Required
- Manali to Leh – Available Modes of Transport
- How to Deal With Acute Mountain Sickness In Ladakh
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.
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.