Rohtang Pass Status 2019

by Vargis.Khan

Current Rohtang Pass Status 2019 is Closed. Like previous years, this will remain to be a dedicated post where I will continue update the status of Rohtang Pass; estimated opening date and condition of the road between Manali and the mighty pass. Along with the blog post, I will also continue to update the Forum Post which I will request you to check.

Please read ROHTANG PASS STATUS 2020 to get more recent updates.

Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – CLOSED

If you are planning a trip to Rohtang Pass in next few days, then please read through How to Plan a Trip to Rohtang Pass. This should give you an idea on some of the important things to keep in mind while planning the trip. Another important aspect of the trip will be the permit for which, I will recommend taking a look at How to Apply for Rohtang Pass Permit. For a list of other places that you should be seeing while visiting Manali, please read How to Plan a Trip to Manali.


Update: June 17th

Below is an update on how the situation at the pass this year is.

  • There is a huge and maddening tourist rush in Manali and towards Rohtang.
  • Average wait time in traffic jams while going to Rohtang and coming back is 3 to 4 hours.
  • There is a lot of snow at the pass this year.
  • Taxi drivers are asking for close to Rs. 15k for a trip to Rohtang.
  • Getting permits is a huge task and due to tourist rush, these are hard to get.
  • There has been a quota assigned to Beyond Rohtang Permit as well. The number around the quota is not yet decided but right not it is around 500. Whether this quota will remain in effect the entire year too is not clear.
  • Beyond Rohtang Permit is also available in Black for Rs. 2500 per permit.
  • There are electric buses available to Rohtang Pass early in the morning. Fare per person is Rs. 600. This ticket too is available in Black for Rs. 2000 per person.

Update: June 9th

Received these images in a Whatsapp group today. You can see the amount of vehicles traveling to Rohtang Pass. Traffic Jams are lasting up to 4 hours and even the Beyond Rohtang is not available anymore because thousands have already bought it. And this is the situation when Manali Leh and Manali Kaza routes are not yet open. Once that happens, there will even be a greater number of people traveling causing much worse traffic situation.


Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update May 30th

Rohtang Pass declared open today.


Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update May 26th

Rohtang Pass is currently open only for locals. Tourists are not allowed yet to travel to the pass or cross it. It will be another few days before tourist movement is allowed.


Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update May 18th

Opening of Rohtang Pass continues to get delayed this year due to heavy snow and resulting landslides. It is still raining and snowing at the pass. Earlier this month, the road was opened until Marhi but a landslide now has blocked that road too. There were 2000 tourists stranded on the road yesterday after a landslide blocked their way back to Manali. For now, assume that Rohtang Pass will probably open only either towards the end of May or early June. Even if BRO is able to clear the snow, this landslide will raise questions on the stability of the road. Authorities will not open it unless they are completely sure of its safety. For now, the road is completely blocked.


Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update May 11th

Snow has been cleared between Manali and Keylong completely. The entire route is free of snow but tourists are only allowed till Marhi still. BRO is assessing the situation and condition of the road right now and it will be a few days before tourists are allowed to go to the top. A light spell of snow was experienced at top of Rohtang, Kunzum and in Spiti valley last week so the opening of the road will also depend that the weather does not play spoilsport in coming days.


Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update May 5th

The road till Marhi has been freed of snow and tourists are being allowed. The permit window too has been opened online as of today. Please note though that you will still not be able to reach the top; and definitely cannot cross Rohtang over to the other side at this time. You will only get allowed till Marhi and Rohtang top is another 16 odd kilometers from there. The entire road is expected to get opened in the week of May 14th at latest.


Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update April 28th

Rohtang Pass was to open by May 1st week but it seems that the opening will get delayed by another few weeks due to high amount of snow. Please take a look at the FORUM POST to see some pictures clicked at the Rohtang Pass last week which will give you an idea of the snow at the pass.


Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update April 21st

Rohtang Pass is expected to open in May 1st week. Snow clearing operation came to a stand still due to snowfall last week but was resumed again yesterday.


Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update April 7th

As I updated earlier, the news about Rohtang and the Manali Leh route getting opened by April 2nd week was not correct. It is April 7th already and the snow clearing work hasn’t even reached halfway to Rohtang Pass. As of now, the pass is not expected to open any sooner than May 1st week. Locals, however, will start to cross Rohtang Pass on foot soon and rescue posts have been set up at Marhi and Kokhsar.

Meanwhile, in the wake of oncoming elections, Election Commission of India has requested BRO to allow them to use the 8.8 kilometers Rohtang tunnel on short terms basis to help facilitate the transportation of men and machinery and election-related material.


Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update March 24th

There were news updates by GreaterKashmir and TribueIndia last week that BRO was hoping to get the entire Manali Leh route open by April 2nd week. While the chances of that happening are extremely rare, it does bring some hope for people wanting to visit Manali and Rohtang. If the snow clearing work is going to be that rigorous, Rohtang Pass will get opened in next couple of weeks.

With that being said, I would still advise against planning to visit before April end. There is snow still even in the lower areas of Solang Valley. At the top of Rohtang, snow is several feet high and it is highly unlikely that BRO will be able to get rid of all of it in next 2 weeks. Even if they do manage this miracle somehow, Rohtang Pass would still be far from safe for tourists to travel. Locals may get allowed to ply early but tourists most likely won’t be allowed before April end or early May.


Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update March 17th

Road clearing work that started last week came to a complete standstill due to heavy snowfall and rain in several parts of Himachal Pradesh. The valleys of Lahaul, Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu, and Pangi all received a fresh spell of snow. Rain dropped the temperature drastically in lower areas of Mandi, Bilaspur, and Solan. Rohtang Pass received about 30 centimeters of fresh snow. It snowed even in Manali for about 3 cm. There is about 15ft of Snow at the passes of Rohtang, Baralacha La, Sach, and Kunzum. There is no word right now on by when BRO will be able to resume snow clearing operation.

Please see the Forum Thread for more recent updates and pictures.


Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update March 10th

As per the BRO officials, the work to clear snow from Rohtang Top is all set to begin within a week. There is still a warning of snowfall in coming few days; but unless the weather turned extreme; team should be able to commence the operation from Gulaba side. Meanwhile, from Lahaul Valley side; the work will start in a day or two from Satingri towards Tandi and Sissu to connect the road; with the Rohtang tunnel in north portal. Similarly, BRO is also in the process of moving machinery and equipment from Udaipur ahead toward Kolang to start clearing the route around Sach Pass.

Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update February 18th

Heavy snowfall continues all across the region and more is expected in coming days. The widespread spells of snow have triggered avalanches in several places, but specially in Lahaul valley on other side of Rohtang. A petrol pump at Tandi and a hot mix plant of a road construction company were destroyed due to avalanches in the valley last week.

Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update February 11th

The recent snowstorm in early May has seen a lot of snow getting accumulated at top of the pass and all along the route. More snow is expected in coming week; and throughout the month of February. For now, do not plan to visit Rohtang before early May.

Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update February 4th

Considering the way the weather is trending this year, the opening of Rohtang Pass may very well get delayed. The entire Himalayan region has experienced tremendous amount of snow this winter and the intensity continues to increase. For now, do not plan a trip to or across Rohtang Pass any sooner than late April.

Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update November 26th

BRO has been clearing snow for local movement between Manali and Lahaul valley but even that operations has stopped now. The road has now turned very slippery at several places. Strong freezing cold winds have been dumping snow on the highway; due to which it has become very difficult to keep it open any longer. Authorities have been keeping it out of bounds for tourists for weeks; but even the local traffic movement will cease now. Some locals have been crossing the pass on foot but that option too will be gone soon.

Rohtang Pass Opening Date

Historically, Rohtang Pass opens sometime in the month of April. It however entirely depends on the weather. There  have been times when it was opened in March itself because of very less snow. And sometimes the pass was not opened until early May because it continued to snow at the top. Keeping the trend in mind though, Mid-April is a safe time to assume as the opening time for Rohtang Pass.

Is Rohtang Pass Open Today?

Yes Rohtang Pass is open today but it is only a matter of days before it gets closed out. Manali has already experienced its first snow of the season near Gulaba check post. I just shared a few recent images of Manali at the Community Post.

Rohtang Pass Status 2019

The weather this year has definitely surprised everyone. The winter of 2017 – 18 saw very less snow across the entire Himalayan region. Even passes like Rohtang did not receive half of the snow they usually do. However, the trend this year is entirely different. Winter seems to have arrived early and caught everyone off guard. An early and heavy snowfall in September saw tourists getting stuck across the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti and at Rohtang Pass as well. The weather closed in suddenly and it turned so bad that people had to be rescued and airlifted to safety.

The same trend still continues. It has been raining in Manali all day for last 2 days and Rohtang Pass has already received quite a bit of snow. If the weather remains the same way,  snow may even reach Manali in next couple of days; which would again mean an early snowfall in the town. The pass hence has been closed for all kind of traffic and even motorcycles are no longer being allowed. It is highly unlikely that it will again be opened this year but even if it does, I will not recommend traveling anymore.

Conclusion

I hope the information above was of help. Keep to check back at the Forum Thread for latest updates on Rohtang Pass. If you have any questions, or need any further details; please feel free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum; and I will be glad to answer.

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Shubham Jain April 16, 2020 - 10:41 am

Hi Sir.
We Are Planning To Visit Rohtang Vally On The Date Of 20 November 2020.
Is It Possible To Visit Rohtang Vally Or Not Sir..?

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Sunny November 21, 2019 - 11:05 am

Is manali to rohtang open now?

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Vargis.Khan November 21, 2019 - 12:55 pm

No it is not

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Minhaj Ahmed November 1, 2019 - 3:58 am

Hi Vargis, we were planning to Spiti Valley via Rohtang pass on 6-7 nov 2019 can u please let me know is it open ?? And is there any other route ??

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Vargis.Khan November 2, 2019 - 4:22 am

Hi Minhaj – Manali to Spiti route is closed. You will have to go via Shimla.

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Subhankar October 17, 2019 - 4:19 am

Is rotang pass and baralacha la pass can able to visit from Manali .
Planning for. Octber 28 th to 2nd

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Vargis.Khan October 17, 2019 - 5:48 am

No, it is closed

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Subhankar October 17, 2019 - 7:23 am

Actually a week b4 it was open

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Danish khan September 30, 2019 - 7:19 am

Is Rohtang pass open on 3 oct

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Vargis.Khan September 30, 2019 - 4:52 pm

Yes

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rock September 17, 2019 - 9:43 am

vargis sir 1st october coming manali kya snowfall dekhne ko milega ya nahi or snow

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Vargis.Khan September 17, 2019 - 4:23 pm

December end tak hota hai snowfall Manali mein Bhai. October mein Rohtag Pass par thoda barf dekhne ko mil sakti hai par live snowfall nahi.

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VIKAS KUMAR September 4, 2019 - 7:57 am

Hi sir
We are planning a trip to chandra taal lake and a night stay at camps in the first week of October.we are in a group of 50.Is it safe to be there at that time
We are waiting for your response
Thank you
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Vargis.Khan September 4, 2019 - 9:45 am

Yes it is safe before October 10th, not after that.

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Ravi September 3, 2019 - 3:34 am

how much time will take to reach manali to chandigarh by car during mid of the October.

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Sudip August 2, 2019 - 7:14 am

Hello Vargis Ji,
First of all, thanks a lot for sharing all the information, which are really very helpful, specially for those, who are planning it for the first time.

I was planning for a Rohtang pass trip this year in early days of October. But, after gathering some information on it, I am bit confused and need some advice from you.

1) If we plan in the first week of October, then can we get some fresh snow lying in the two sides of the pass and can we get clearly visible snow caps in the peaks of the mountains ?

2) If we plan the trip little late in mid of October, then can we experience it ?
or we may plan it in the first week of November.

3) How is generally the condition of the sky during these months to get a better visibility of snow capped mountains ?

Also, I want to include Spiti valley and Kunzum La with it. What is the total days required to cover all these mesmerizing beauty of nature ?

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Vijay July 29, 2019 - 9:07 am

Hi Vargis, rohtang pass will be open on August (21 to 25) month end? how will be climate ?

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Vargis.Khan July 29, 2019 - 1:25 pm

Yes it will be open Vijay but be be prepared to handle the rains in Manali.

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RAVI July 24, 2019 - 10:47 am

I AM PLANNING TO VISIT ROTHANG PASS DURING 12 OCTOBER-2019. CAN I AM ABLE TO SEE SONW IN ROTHANG & MANALI PLEASE ANSWER ME

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Vargis.Khan July 24, 2019 - 11:36 am

Yes you will find snow towards the top of the pass.

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Ravi July 25, 2019 - 3:49 am

Thank you…can there is probability of finding snow arroung Manali..I will be there till 16th October.Also what about the Apple orchard at that time near shilma & manali please tell me.

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Vargis.Khan July 25, 2019 - 9:44 am

Not in Manali no. There will be snow only at top of the pass

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jeet June 20, 2019 - 8:26 am

Vargis Bhai . I am planning to visit manali and rohtang pass in July first week . Is it good time to visit as May June season ends and will the situation like High rush and high rates end in july

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Vargis.Khan June 20, 2019 - 12:57 pm

Hi Jeet Bhai – Timing is OK but yes, there is maddening crowd in Manali at this time.

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Shruthi July 5, 2019 - 2:52 am

Hello vargis,
I’m unable to make a new comment so I’m posting it here. I’m planning a trip to spiti along with rohtong in middle of august.will there be any snow in rohtag by that time? Or there will be snow in any other places…pls reply

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Vargis.Khan July 5, 2019 - 1:08 pm

Hi Shruthi, Yes there will be snow at the top of Rohtang in Augusst

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Vinisha June 13, 2019 - 4:09 pm

Hello Vargis,
Thanks for the really detailed and informative coverages. Just wanted the latest update for Manali-Spiti route. Is the route operational yet? If not, what’s the reason and any idea till when can we expect it to reopen?
Thanks.
Vinisha

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Vargis.Khan June 13, 2019 - 7:39 pm

It is expected to open around 20th right now Vinisha.

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Vinisha June 14, 2019 - 12:35 am

Ok. Thanks.

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Vargis.Khan June 14, 2019 - 12:57 pm

You are welcome !!!

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Rohit June 8, 2019 - 7:18 am

Hi bro

M at leh came by srinagar manali highway.

I am planning to leave tomorrow stay kelong in night and then on 10 th rohtang to manali.

When we can expect rohtang manali pass to be opened

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Vargis.Khan June 8, 2019 - 8:20 pm

Leh Manali route is not yet open Rohit. You will have to go back to Srinagar

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Ravi June 6, 2019 - 3:08 am

Vargis bhai koi update nahi araha rohtang se leh jaane ke raste ka?

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Vargis.Khan June 6, 2019 - 3:13 am

Band hai Ravi Bhai filhal. Next week ummeed hai ke khul jaayega

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Haesh June 2, 2019 - 4:20 pm

Vargis Bhai what is fare rate in this season for a local 4 seater taxi for way to rohtang pass?

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Vargis.Khan June 2, 2019 - 7:22 pm

Anywhere between 16000 to Rs. 30000 Haesh Bhai

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ravi May 31, 2019 - 8:04 am

ye nakli news hai, ismein likha hai beyond rohtan leh ke liye open hai, lekin permit mil nahi raha leh ke liye jaane ke liye ..

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Vargis.Khan May 31, 2019 - 7:46 pm

Kyunki Leh wala route open nahi hai filhal

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Rohit May 29, 2019 - 5:14 am

Hi bro

So as per your update I can see that rohtang will now be open by 2nd June to visit laddakh.

Now I am planning to take route chandigarh – patnitop – Sri nagar – kargil – leh

Is it fine? Please suggest me if any thing is not proper.

Return I will planning from rohtang route that will be after 10 June.

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Prashanth May 28, 2019 - 2:25 am

Hi Vargis, thanks for sharing such informative information for riders like me. I had planned to visit Leh early this time and had booked my travel from Bangalore for 1st June. So I was planning to cross rohtang on 2nd June and barachala on 3 rd as per my initial plan. But after reading your blog and updates in understand that the Rohtang pass would be open for tourists only by June 3rd. So wanted to check if I do Delhi to Srinagar to Leh and return back via Baralacha and Rohtang on day 6 June be ok? When do you think Baralacha Pass would be open? Your guidance is highly appreciated buddy. Also please suggest where do I refer or whom do I check with for latest info on the Rohtang and Baralacha Pass status

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Vargis.Khan May 28, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Hi Prashanth – Baralacha La will probably not be open before 10th of June. You can go to Leh via Srinagar and while you are there, ask around about Manali route. If its open, then come back via Manali or return to Srinagar

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Ravi May 28, 2019 - 2:53 pm

You said that rohtang pass will be open on 3rd June then how come baralacha will be close, how we will go to leh then?

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Prashanth May 29, 2019 - 2:44 am

Thanks for the reply Varghis. Will plan my trip to Leh from Srinagar and accordingly plan my return. Thanks mate

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Vipindas K Joseph May 25, 2019 - 1:22 am

Hi Varghese,,,

Firstly thanks to your informative blog. You are doing good, its very helpfull for those who are exploring new areas especialy Leh Ladak remote areas.

Im from Kerala. And im planing to explore Leh ladak from Chandigarh through Jammu sringar way with my own Royal enfield classic 350 ON 29th May 2019

This is my first solo ride. My friends are saying its a high risk to ride through high altitude, so they quite from my plan.. but I m not…

And i think i can get lot of companions or riders from Leh beacuse of the season starts. Right??

When i planned this ride all my friends suggested that “go through Varghis khans blog””……. So i was following you since last 3 years.

Your information is very helpfull.. thanks buddy…

Now im eagerly waiting for your confirmation about Rohtangpass opens 2019. I hope it opens on 28th May. If it opens, then the very next day i can start my ride….

Once again thank you buddy….

Still waiting for your updates..

VIPINDAS K JOSEPH

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Ram May 24, 2019 - 7:50 am

Any idea when Sach pass will open?

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Vargis.Khan May 25, 2019 - 4:33 pm

June 20th

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parveen kumar May 28, 2019 - 7:00 am

SACH PASS AND ROHTANG PASS IS OPEN

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Vargis.Khan May 28, 2019 - 12:13 pm

Not yet

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Mak May 24, 2019 - 2:17 am

Are the roads are open between manali to losar?for now?

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Aditya May 22, 2019 - 2:42 am

Hi my car is palampur registered HP37, so do i need to get permit as i am local. And will they allow my car to pass the rohtang pass.

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Vargis.Khan May 22, 2019 - 2:26 pm

Every vehicle needs to get the permit, irrespective of where it is registered.

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Aditya May 22, 2019 - 7:40 pm

Ok sir, thanks for the information.

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Vargis.Khan May 22, 2019 - 8:28 pm

You are welcome !!!

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Aditya May 23, 2019 - 10:24 am

Is permit also required for coming from keylong and cross rohtang to manali ??

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Vargis.Khan May 23, 2019 - 3:10 pm

No

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Nirupama May 21, 2019 - 3:20 pm

Hi, When is Kunzum la expected to be open for tourists?

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Rohit May 19, 2019 - 9:29 am

Hey bro
Is rohtang will open by this year 2nd June?

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Vargis.Khan May 19, 2019 - 4:17 pm

Hard to say Rohit but chance is that yes it will open

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Rohit May 20, 2019 - 9:28 am

Thanks vargis. I will check status with you on end of this month.

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Vargis.Khan May 20, 2019 - 5:30 pm

You are welcome !!!

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Vargis.Khan May 20, 2019 - 5:25 pm

Not for tourists, only for the locals for election purpose. Will be a few more days before tourist movement is allowed.

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Monika May 16, 2019 - 6:20 am

I am planning to visit manali in 25 may . Will rohtang pass open by that day.

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Vargis.Khan May 18, 2019 - 5:23 am

No it will not

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Prasanna May 16, 2019 - 5:35 am

Bro we are starting our trip tomorrow.So may I know the status of Rohtang as when can we expect that it would be opened ?

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Vargis.Khan May 18, 2019 - 5:24 am

Its blocked completely. About 2000 tourists are stranded on the road since yesterday.

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Ravi May 16, 2019 - 5:18 am

Hello Vargis, i was reading your comment and blog for rohtang status, i thought it will open mid may and i planned to go leh on 24th may, do you think we can cross on 24th, also why again it is getting delayed.
Thanks
Ravi

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Vargis.Khan May 18, 2019 - 5:25 am

It will not open until May end or June 1st week Ravi

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Makesh Chandrasekar May 14, 2019 - 6:01 am

Bro we are planning a trip to Kaza during May 31 to jun 4 will they open the road(Manali to Kaza)?

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Makesh Chandrasekar May 14, 2019 - 6:05 am

And what about bus services between manali to kaza?

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Vargis.Khan May 14, 2019 - 2:12 pm

It will probably not open on 31st May Makesh

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Vishwanath iyer May 13, 2019 - 9:59 am

As the roads will be almost open by few days, can I complete Spiti circuit after 22nd

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Vargis.Khan May 13, 2019 - 1:12 pm

22nd of May? No you can’t

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mish May 12, 2019 - 11:53 am

Hello Vargis..

I am planning a trip to leh via manali by public transport on 14th May. Will the route be open by then? Will I be able to use Manali Leh bus service?

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Vargis.Khan May 12, 2019 - 4:33 pm

No it will be open Bus will be avalable only after 15t June.

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Hariharan May 12, 2019 - 8:03 am

Thanks Vargis bhai, for providing very useful info. I am planning to visit Manali and Rohtang Pass after 20th May .

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Vargis.Khan May 12, 2019 - 4:38 pm

Thanks Hariharan Bhai for taking the time to drop a note.

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Damanpreet singh May 12, 2019 - 5:45 am

Hi i am planning to travel manali to kaza on 10 june will it be possible.

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Nandini May 11, 2019 - 6:59 pm

Hello, if I start on 18th of May will I be able to complete the spiti circuit. And will homestay be an easy catch? Would you recommend to join a proper guide or group or even newbies can be all alone?

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Vargis.Khan May 11, 2019 - 8:25 pm

Manali Kaza route won’t open until June 1st week. Homestays are easy to find in Spiti. No need to join any groups, you can do it on your own

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Nandini May 12, 2019 - 9:38 am

Thank you for advice

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Kumar May 12, 2019 - 10:11 am

also looking for group on 17th May for spiti

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Vargis.Khan May 12, 2019 - 4:33 pm

You are welcome !!!

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Prasanna May 11, 2019 - 2:13 pm

Hello Vargis bro,
What is the update regarding Rohtang pass current week?

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Vargis.Khan May 11, 2019 - 5:25 pm

Expected to open in next few days Prasanna Bhai. Snow has been cleared all the way, they are now assessing the road before allowing tourists to travel.

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amit rawat May 9, 2019 - 8:51 am

Will it be possible to do manali–>spiti–> leh after 10th June, 2019, As I have planned to explore those picturesque places?

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Vargis.Khan May 9, 2019 - 9:33 pm

Yes it will be

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Nikhil Kanchan May 7, 2019 - 5:39 pm

Hi Vargis, First of all…Thanks for helping people like us who are planning a trip and not sure about the weather over there. We are planning a trip in 1st week of June with kid from Manali –> Kaza via Rohatang pas and stay at Chandratal during return. So dates are starting from 4th June and we plan to return to Manali by 11 June. Could you please advise on below queries ?
1) Will Rohatang Pas, Kumjhum pas be opened? 2) Is it safe to take kid(4 year old) in Chandratal place considering cold

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vishwanath iyer May 7, 2019 - 9:14 am

HI Vargis,

I will be travelling Spiti through Shimla on 18th May will rohtang be open by 25th May.Or I will have to come back through Shimla only

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Vishi May 7, 2019 - 9:53 am

Will there be Snow in Spiti…

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Vargis.Khan May 7, 2019 - 1:04 pm

Rohtang will open but Kunzum will not

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Brigadier (Retd) Mahendra Kumar May 6, 2019 - 7:00 am

Dear Vargis,
Thanks for very usefull info I am Army Brigadier (retd). Is there is special provision for defence personnel. If Yes how to avail it.

Thanks,

Brig. M. Kumar
09910455006

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Vargis.Khan May 6, 2019 - 1:44 pm

Hello Brig. Kumar,

Sir as far as I know, no one is exempt from the law and there is no provision as well. My father is a Retd. Colonel himself and even we had to get the permit issued. But my father made a few calls to a friend of his in BRO so the permit was already arranged for us when we got there. It also saved us some time and we did not have to get in the long line of vehicles at the check post. That is the only way around this, if you can pull some strings with BRO.

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Rashmi Patel May 4, 2019 - 5:25 pm

Hello sir, I’m planning a trip to spiti, from Shimla(26 May 2019 ) to kaza to manali (1 June 2019),so is it possible that kunzum pass and rohtang pass will open? Will reach chandratal on 31st May, so will it open? I read ur 1 artical that chandratal opens in May end or june u mentioned that , so I’m very scare about it, bcoz we r 9 people in grp, we booked our tickets, done wid r plans , we r from Mumbai and we will book a tempo travel for us, but they all people give us dicey suggestions, so plz sir help me Wid ur suggestions. And is it necessary to do hotel bookings from Mumbai or we will find hotels from there directly ? Thank u ☺️

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Vargis.Khan May 5, 2019 - 4:34 am

Hi Rashmi – Kunzum Pass and Chandratal this year will not open before June 1st week. So chances are that you will have to do Shimla to Kaza and back to Shimla.

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Rashmi Patel May 5, 2019 - 12:37 pm

OK thank u so much sir

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Vargis.Khan May 5, 2019 - 1:37 pm

You are welcome !!!

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Prasanna May 4, 2019 - 3:34 pm

Bro any updates regarding Rohtang pass opening this week ?

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Prasanna May 4, 2019 - 3:39 pm

I mean this week any news came regarding the opening date of Rohtang pass ?

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Vargis.Khan May 4, 2019 - 3:53 pm

Expected to open next week Bhai but that is not guaranteed as well. May get pushed to the week of 14th May

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Vargis.Khan May 4, 2019 - 3:53 pm

Expected to open next week Bhai but that is not guaranteed as well. May get pushed to the week of 14th May

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Anil Sisodia May 4, 2019 - 5:24 am

क्या 20 मई 2019 को रोहतांग दर्रा खुल जाएगा मुझे जल्दी ही जवाब देना भाई

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Vargis.Khan May 4, 2019 - 6:58 am

Khul jaayega Bhai

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Rubin May 3, 2019 - 3:37 am

hi Bro, we are there from 7-9, any chances it might be open then? thanks

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Rubin May 3, 2019 - 7:30 am

7-9 May

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Vargis.Khan May 3, 2019 - 1:28 pm

It is highly doubtful that it will open before the 10th Rubin

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Prasanna April 28, 2019 - 4:13 pm

Hello Vargis bro.Am regularly viewing your page for the updates regarding rohtang pass.The recent update givin by you is in Hindi (Paper cut) and since we are from South we could not able to understand that.Can you kindly tell it in nutshull,like when can we expect opening of Rohtang pass.We will be visiting on May 23 and 24 to Manali.Is there any chance that it will be opened?

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GOVIND KHATIK April 27, 2019 - 5:27 am

Sir, we have already booked our tour packages before 9 months for shimla, manali, Kullu , we are very excited for this tour, but our tour operator not confirmed about open Rohtangpass so I request to you will you please confirm when will it be open because because Without the Rohtang pass visit, our tour will get spoiled

I request to you please confirm it will be open our tour start from manali from 12 to 15 may

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Vargis.Khan April 27, 2019 - 6:55 am

Yes it is expected to open around May 10th

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Prasanna April 21, 2019 - 2:26 am

Hello Bro.
Any updates regarding Rohatang pass opening date ??

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Vargis.Khan April 21, 2019 - 5:48 pm

May 1st week Prasanna Bhai

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ranjith April 11, 2019 - 7:07 am

Hi bro…,
When rohtang will be.opened…in 2019?????

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Vargis.Khan April 11, 2019 - 1:27 pm

It will open by May 1st week Ranjith

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Arjun April 16, 2019 - 8:50 am

May 1st is confirmed???
Any official phone number available?
Where we can confirm
I am planning for leh on 1st week of june

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Vargis.Khan April 16, 2019 - 12:12 pm

Nothing is confirmed. It all depends on the weather.

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dipak prajapati April 18, 2019 - 4:14 am

If weather is ok then what and how much weather effect on snow clearing operation

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Vargis.Khan April 18, 2019 - 2:01 pm

If weather holds then it should be all clear and open for tourists by May 1st week

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Bina April 10, 2019 - 1:39 am

Is there any chance that rothang pass will be open by 19-20 April 2019?

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Vargis.Khan April 10, 2019 - 12:12 pm

No it won’t open before May 1st week

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Fal April 6, 2019 - 7:28 pm

Planning to visit manali on 14th may…rohtang pass will be open or not? N if not then where will I find d snow..
Thanks

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Vargis.Khan April 6, 2019 - 9:27 pm

Yes it will be open

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Vignesh Kannan April 5, 2019 - 10:51 am

Around what date can I expect rohtang pass to open?

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Vignesh Kannan April 5, 2019 - 10:55 am

Also can I find snow in solang valley around 15th april 2019?

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Vargis.Khan April 5, 2019 - 12:10 pm

There is n’t much snow left there now

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Vargis.Khan April 5, 2019 - 12:10 pm

Around 25th of April

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Vignesh Kannan April 6, 2019 - 10:06 am

Thank You!!

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Vargis.Khan April 6, 2019 - 2:00 pm

You are welcome !!!

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Nitin Choudhary April 4, 2019 - 8:19 pm

We are planning to visit manali and rohtang on 6th of april and if rohtang will be closed, which are rhe places in manali where we can get and enjoy the snow

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Vargis.Khan April 4, 2019 - 10:47 pm

You can try Solang Valley from Manali

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parveen kumar April 4, 2019 - 4:59 am

HII SIR…
10-11-12-13-14 MAY KO OPEN HOGA KYA ROHTANG PASS

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Vargis.Khan April 4, 2019 - 6:59 pm

Ho jaana chahiye tab tak toh open Parveen Bhai

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parveen kumar April 18, 2019 - 9:49 am

VARGIS SIR MAI 29th MAY KO JANA CAHTA HU ROHTANG PASS KYA OPEN HO JAYEGA MAY AND TAK

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Vargis.Khan April 18, 2019 - 1:40 pm

Hi Jaayega Bhai

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parveen kumar April 20, 2019 - 11:24 am

sir rohtang pass me entery fees kya hote hai per person

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Vargis.Khan April 20, 2019 - 4:09 pm

Koi entry fee nahi hai Parveen Bhai

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parveen kumar April 23, 2019 - 5:00 am

hii sir Tnx to info.me and solang valley me be ic hote hai kya may and me or manali se rohtang pass ke liye taxi kya charges late hai or gadi ka parmit kya charge krte hai

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Prasanna May 11, 2019 - 1:39 am

Hello Vargis bro,
What is the update regarding Rohtang pass current week?

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Krishna Kumar April 3, 2019 - 4:10 am

Hi
Ok. When can we expect Rothang pass will be open?

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Vargis.Khan April 3, 2019 - 6:09 pm

Late April

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Krishna Kumar April 2, 2019 - 7:27 am

Hi Varghese,
We are a team of 4 members planning to visit manali,rothang and keylong in own car. We are from kerala. Date would be April 10th. Can u confirm that rothan6pass will be opened or not.

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Vargis.Khan April 2, 2019 - 10:57 pm

It will not be open by 10th Karishna

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Vijay Jaiswal March 27, 2019 - 5:48 am

Thank u so much vargis for all this updates,as accordingly now i m planning for visit arround 5-6th may,so will it be open in 1st week of may?? Or else if it doesn’t then where can i found snow nearby manali if Rohtang pass does not open….

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Vargis.Khan March 27, 2019 - 12:41 pm

It will be open Vijay

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Gopi LS March 21, 2019 - 5:44 am

Hi Vargis – Thanks for your contribution to tourists. I am planning to visit Manali in the month of June 2019. Based on current scenario, can we see snow at Rohtang pass or beyond so that we have a feel of snow.

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Vargis.Khan March 21, 2019 - 1:20 pm

Hi Gopi – Yes Rohtang will be open by June and there will be snow at the top

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Saravana Kumar March 19, 2019 - 1:18 pm

Hi..

We are planing to travel to Manali of April 18st – April 20th 2019.
Could you please let me know with the weather situation that time and i am carrying my elderly father with me. Is he can manage the weather ? Do we need thick woolens etc ??
Thanks in advance.

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Vargis.Khan March 19, 2019 - 4:01 pm

Weather will be pleasant. Carry a few light woolens and that should suffice.

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Sahil qureshi March 19, 2019 - 11:44 am

Sir
20 April me rohtang pass khul jayega ?

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Vargis.Khan March 19, 2019 - 11:55 am

April end tak maanke chalo ke khulega Bhai

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Rohit March 17, 2019 - 3:27 pm

Hey bro..

Is June 1st week will be fine to visit leh via rohtang? Is it will be open by that time..

Can you please tell me process of permit of bike for rohtang..

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Vargis.Khan March 17, 2019 - 5:28 pm

Hi Rohit, Yes the pass will be open by June 1st week. For permits, please take a look at the post below.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/rohtang-pass-permits-details-charges-apply/

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manish March 16, 2019 - 11:06 am

i want to travel to rothang pass on 29th march 2019 and 30th march . is it open by then

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Vargis.Khan March 16, 2019 - 6:03 pm

No it will not be

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Ashish Tiwari March 14, 2019 - 3:30 pm

Hey
We are planning for june 1st week to go rohtang
So can u tell me
That we geting a snow or not
Or rohtag will be open or not

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Vargis.Khan March 14, 2019 - 6:18 pm

Open – Yes it will be.
Snow – You will find at the top of the pass

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dipak prajapati March 16, 2019 - 8:18 am

hi we are planning to spiti vally whole route. Is kunzum pass and chandratal lake are open on 10 th june. we are starting from shimla on 1 st june.

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Vargis.Khan March 16, 2019 - 6:05 pm

Yes it will be open

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Dipak prajapati April 3, 2019 - 4:14 pm

But sir some tour operator said kunzum pass open after 20 th June so we are confused. It is not possible to extend tour date.

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Vargis.Khan April 3, 2019 - 4:26 pm

No, it will be open by late May

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Vargis.Khan April 3, 2019 - 4:26 pm

Or early June at most

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Appu March 14, 2019 - 11:26 am

Hi , I am planning to go Manali for 18-22 may 2019 , what will be status of rohtang on that duration, i want to see

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Vargis.Khan March 14, 2019 - 11:57 am

It should be open by then

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K L TRINADH March 9, 2019 - 7:22 am

Sir good morning how to get Rohtang entry pass what cast

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Vargis.Khan March 9, 2019 - 2:44 pm

Hello Mr. Trinadh – Please see this post for details.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/rohtang-pass-permits-details-charges-apply/

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Shakti Chaturvedi March 2, 2019 - 10:48 am

Hi,

Your blog has been very helpful in letting me know the various options for a trip to Leh Ladakh I have planned for in May. We want to go May 1st week, what are the odds that the pass will be open by then ? I know that it is subject to weather, but what are the odds still ?

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Vargis.Khan March 2, 2019 - 2:58 pm

Manali Leh route will definitely not open by May 1st week Shakti.

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Shakti Chaturvedi March 5, 2019 - 2:01 am

Oh ok, many thanks for that ! Guess will have to take the aerial route now.

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Vargis.Khan March 5, 2019 - 12:53 pm

You are welcome !!!

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dheer February 28, 2019 - 1:33 pm

Hi ,
Am visiting Manali with two kids (around 10 years old) between 23rd to 25th April 2019. Have heard about snow point at Rohtang. Can that be visited around that dates. I will be driving from Delhi and hope there is no restriction on vehicles from other states

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prasanna February 28, 2019 - 5:52 am

Hello Bro,

We are planning to visit Manali post 18th May 2019 . Our main motive is to visit Rohatang. Would it be opened at that time? We also want to know alternative snow point at that time.

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Vargis.Khan February 28, 2019 - 1:09 pm

Yes it should be open. There is no alternative snow point in May.

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YOGESH February 27, 2019 - 10:14 am

IS ROHATANG PASS OPEN IN MAY 10TH 2019

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Vargis.Khan February 28, 2019 - 12:58 am

Yes it should be by then

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Themotoblogger February 18, 2019 - 2:02 pm

When does the rohtang pass open this year?

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Vargis.Khan February 18, 2019 - 6:48 pm

It depends on the weather entirely.

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C Patil February 15, 2019 - 3:50 pm

We are planning to go in the first week of May this year.. will it be open?? Plz let me know..

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Vargis.Khan February 15, 2019 - 9:34 pm

Depends on the weather but chances are that yes, it will be open.

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Enam Anam February 11, 2019 - 3:12 pm

We are going 1st week of April is rohtang pass will open that time?

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Vargis.Khan February 12, 2019 - 12:14 am

No it won’t be

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Taniya Das February 9, 2019 - 7:46 am

hello, i will visit manali in april. i will be there from 18th april to 21st april. will rohtang pass be open then? please let me know. if not opened then how far can we go?

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Vargis.Khan February 9, 2019 - 3:10 pm

It all depends on the weather but chances are that it may be open by then. If not then you will only be able to go as far as Gulaba check post.

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Prashanth February 7, 2019 - 9:42 am

Hi..

We are planing to travel to Rohtang pass in the month of April in between the dates of April 21st – April 26th.
Could you please let me know with the present weather situation,whether the pass will be open ?
Thanks in advance.

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Vargis.Khan February 7, 2019 - 3:16 pm

It is usually open by then but hard to predict. There is a lot of snow this year so there could be a delay.

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Rajath February 4, 2019 - 9:20 am

Will rohtang will open by bwn May 1- May 7? .. Awaiting for ur reply

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Vargis.Khan February 4, 2019 - 2:58 pm

Yes it will be open by May.

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Vargis.Khan February 4, 2019 - 12:50 am

Considering the way the weather is trending this year, the opening of Rohtang Pass may very well get delayed. The entire Himalayan region has experienced tremendous amount of snow this winter and the intensity continues to increase. For now, do not plan a trip to or across Rohtang Pass any sooner than late April.

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Ketan N Desai January 18, 2019 - 6:11 am

Vargis bhai, thanks for the update,. I plan to visit Rohtag around 10th May-19. Pl. update me whenever it opens. While I will follow your post here, it would be great if you SMS me on +919769689890. Thanks.

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Poonam January 16, 2019 - 6:22 am

Hi!
Poonam here. Can you just help me out whether it would be safe to visit Spiti from Manali via Rohtang on 26th May 2019? Will Rohtang be declared open by that time?
Your response would be awaited.

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Vargis.Khan February 4, 2019 - 12:50 am

Hi Poonam – Yes the road should open by 26th May

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Prasanna May 19, 2019 - 12:22 am

So in gullaba can we see snow now Bhai ?

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Prakruthi K S January 9, 2019 - 11:49 am

Hi, Am visiting Manali this Friday its on 11th Jan .. so i will not be able to visit Rohtang Pass?? Where else i can see snow fall. please let me know which is the best place to visit during this time..

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Amrita mandal January 3, 2019 - 3:42 pm

Is kunzum pass open last week of october 2019?I want to visit lahul spiti naka kazo..plz help and guide me…

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Vargis.Khan January 4, 2019 - 12:58 am

It all depends on the weather, hard to predict right now whether or not it will remain open

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Hemal Mehta January 1, 2019 - 1:42 pm

Hello sir, I am planning to visit Manali and my main place to visit is Rohtang Pass but i m not sure in 2019 which month will it exactly open as I need to book train tickets in advance or else it gets full quickly, I m planning to travel in April 2019 1st week so do you think I can visit Rohtang Pass at that time ? Pls let me know

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Vargis.Khan January 1, 2019 - 4:01 pm

It usually opens sometime in April but hard to predict an exact date. Book a ticket for sometime around April end to be on a safer side.

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mehul vora December 27, 2018 - 10:36 am

5may2019 rohtang pass is open???

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Vargis.Khan December 27, 2018 - 1:37 pm

Depends on the weather but usually it is open by that time.

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Vargis.Khan November 25, 2018 - 9:26 pm

Rohtang Pass Status 2019 – Update November 26th

BRO has been clearing snow for local movement between Manali and Lahaul valley but even that operations has stopped now. The road has now turned very slippery at several places. Strong freezing cold winds have been dumping snow on the highway; due to which it has become very difficult to keep it open any longer. Authorities have been keeping it out of bounds for tourists for weeks; but even the local traffic movement will cease now. Some locals have been crossing the pass on foot but that option too will be gone soon.

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Vargis.Khan November 14, 2018 - 2:50 pm

First snwofall of the season at Manali near Gulaba. Just shared a few recent images here.

http://roadragas.com/index.php?threads/rohtang-pass-status-2019.4256/

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Prasanna May 18, 2019 - 4:43 pm

Bro at least whether we would be allowed to go till Gulaba on MAy 23rd or 24th?

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Vargis.Khan May 18, 2019 - 4:45 pm

Yes till Gulaba you can

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