Srinagar Leh Highway Status 2022 – 2023

by Vargis.Khan

The current Srinagar Leh Highway Status is open. The road was declared open on the 25th of March after the snow-clearing operation at Zojila Pass was completed. For safety reasons, the traffic across the pass is regulated for now.

From the Kargil side, vehicles are allowed to travel between 4 am to 10 am. The traffic from the Sonamarg side is released after 10 am. The pass remains closed on Fridays for all kinds of traffic for maintenance work.

This rule is applicable only for the Zojila Pass. No such regulation is in place for any other passes en route.

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.

For more details on the route, you can take a look at How to Plan a Journey on Srinagar to Leh road.

Srinagar Leh Highway Status 2022

Route Status
Srinagar to Sonamarg Open
Sonamarg to Zojila Pass Open
Dras to Kargil Open
Leh to Kargil Open
Kargil to Padum Open

How to Plan a Trip to Ladakh in 2022

Other than knowing whether the road is open or not, there are several other things about the highway that you should be aware of in order to ensure that your trip remains to be safe and hassle-free.

Some of these details will include knowledge about the route, your accommodation choices, places on the way, and challenges that you may face. Please read How to Plan a Trip to Leh Ladakh – A Complete Travel Guide for more details.

Planning a Trip from Srinagar to Leh

It is not only about the Srinagar Leh highway opening time and the closing date but you should also be aware of the best time to be on the road. Travel too early or late in the season and you are risking ruining your entire trip.

If caught unaware of the situation ahead, you may get stuck somewhere or even turned back. I have covered some of these important aspects in the articles below and would encourage you to take a look at them.

 

Srinagar Leh Highway Latest News

One of the most important factors that will determine the Srinagar to Leh highway status next year is how the whole Kashmir situation will develop. The removal of Article 370 has not only changed the geographical map of India but also the lives of people living in Kashmir and Ladakh.

So far in the year, there have not been any major incidents but it does not mean that the situation has settled. So before you plan the trip, please keep a close check on the news before deciding whether to include Srinagar to Leh road in your itinerary or not.

Other than posting updates on the current status of the Srinagar Leh highway, I will also post the word related to the Kashmir situation and whether or not it is safe to travel on the route. You can bookmark this page and keep checking back to stay updated on the Srinagar Leh road status in 2022.

Srinagar Leh highway condition

Most of the highway was in good condition in the previous year. There were some bad stretches as well in between. But on an overall basis, the road was mostly a mix of good and average.

The heavy snowfall and extreme weather in winters do a lot of damage to the road. How it will be in 2022 is something that we will only know after the road opens.

I will post the most recent images of the highway in our Community Forum Thread which I will urge you to check.

I cannot post too many images on this page because it will then turn too heavy so for images, please take a look at the forum thread.

There is really no way to tell Srinagar-Leh road condition today until it is completely open. The stretch between Leh and Kargil, however, remains open throughout the year and is a completely smooth one.

Srinagar Leh Highway in October

The status of the Srinagar Leh highway in October remains to be open. But a trip in the latter part of the month is never a good idea. It can snow anytime at Zoji La in October.

Though the road may remain open, it can temporarily be closed for a few days. The risk of driving on slippery stretches, of course, will remain in October.

Srinagar Leh Highway in April

Srinagar to Leh road status in April will entirely depend on how much it snowed and how fast BRO was able to clear the snow. Historically though, the road remains closed in the first part of the month and is only open after the 20th.

My advice would be to wait for the weather updates before finalizing your itinerary. Traveling in May first week will be a much better idea than in April.

Srinagar Leh Highway in May

Srinagar to Leh road condition in May is much better and stabilized as compared to April. It is among the best months to be traveling on the Srinagar to Leh road route. The weather will be pleasant and you will also get to see plenty of snow as well which is mostly all gone by May end.

Srinagar Leh highway in June

Srinagar Leh road’s current status in June is completely open and is safe to travel on. This is the peak tourist season in Kashmir and Ladakh and another good month to be on the route.

Srinagar Leh highway in July and August

Both these months are the time of the monsoon season. Though it does not rain in Ladakh so much, it surely does in the Kashmir area. Floods, landslides, and incessant rains are normal occurrences in both these months.

Before you embark upon your journey; please make sure you search for Srinagar to Leh road updates in terms of the weather ahead. Or you can just return to this page and look for updates.

Srinagar Leh highway in September

September is an awesome month for a trip to both Kashmir and Ladakh. The rains would be all gone but would have left plenty of greenery behind in Kashmir for you to enjoy. The barren landscape of Ladakh presents an amazing contrast of colors in this month. The road will remain completely open and you are free to travel.

Is Srinagar Leh road open?

No, Srinagar Leh Highway is closed at the moment.

When will Zojila Pass Open?

Zojila Pass is declared open by around the 15th of April each year.

srinagar leh highway status

Srinagar Leh Highway Status 2022

I hope the information above on Srinagar Leh highway status 2022 was of help.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below and I will be happy to answer. You can also follow me on Instagram and chat with me live there or subscribe to my YouTube channel and ask a question there.

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70 comments

NIKUNJ Shah May 17, 2022 - 12:49 am

I am traveling to sonamarg on 12th June and intend to spend a day in sonamarg and on 13th June would want to visit till drass or kargil and come back the same day. Is it possible does.the army convoy affect our travel time? Are there any events date rule ? Will June see relaxation?

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Vargis.Khan May 18, 2022 - 7:25 am

Going to Kargil and coming back will be a very long journey, but it is doable. Just make sure you do not plan it on a Friday and get an early start from Sonamarg. There will be relaxation in the rules by June.

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Matt M. April 30, 2022 - 12:48 am

I’m interested in traveling from Srinagar to Leh in August. I would probably want to do the trip over 2-3 days, stopping overnight in Kargil and possibly Sonamarg. What is the best way for me to book this transport, my preference would probably be for a private vehicle with driver. Is it easy to just book a taxi from Srinagar even in the monsoon season? Thank you.

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Vargis.Khan May 5, 2022 - 8:03 am

You can talk to Faisal @ 9596410670 to book a cab

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PRAKASH CHANDRA SAHA April 21, 2022 - 11:19 am

Sir, I shall go to leh on 02.06.22. My question is can I go to leh on first week of June by JKTDC bus because I am budget traveller. Please advice.

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Vargis.Khan April 24, 2022 - 4:48 am

Yes, you can Prakash. If not the bus, you will easily be able to find a shared cab

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Digvijay April 12, 2022 - 5:30 pm

Vargis Bhai, First of big thanks for all the information you provide for Ladakh trips. I am planning to travel from Srinagar to Leh around April 18/19, 2022. Any idea if the highway would be open and from where I get to know the odd even days schedule?

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Vargis.Khan April 13, 2022 - 4:50 am

Bhai as of now, it is open on alternate days from Kargil and Sonamarg sides.

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Nilavra Ghosh April 9, 2022 - 5:16 am

Hi Vargis
When is the road kargil to padum expected to open this year ?

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Vargis.Khan April 10, 2022 - 4:03 am

Hi Nilavra – It should in coming weeks, in April only

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Arindam Mitra April 9, 2022 - 4:44 am

Sir, kindly advise me what to do, I had booked all the booking in 3 months advance.My check out date from Srinagar to Leh on 24 th april night stay at kargil, but I have great problem due to odd, even date in srinagar kargil rout. Thanking you

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Vargis.Khan April 10, 2022 - 4:05 am

There is nothing you can do right now Bhai except to hope that the dates of the pass will match your travel dates

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Prashant October 27, 2021 - 3:13 am

Hi Vargas hai,
I intend for a Leh trip by road on Srinager Leh NH1 route via Zoopla, kargil in tgec1st week of November 2021,… with road trip on NH1 to commence on 1st or max 2nd November 2021 from Srinagar to Leh… .
Will this route / road, NH1(via (ZojiLa) be open then ?
Also is tourist sightseeing in Ladakh allowed now in the 1st week of November from 1st till 7th November all famous spots Nubra Via Khardungla, Nubra-Pangong(via Shyok), Pangong to Tomorrowland or Leh-Tso Moriri-Leh

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Stanzin November 17, 2021 - 7:12 pm

Hi vargis
I have a question that Srinagar leh highway will remain open till nov 25 ,26 , 2021. I am heading towards leh on 20th nov

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Vineeta February 26, 2022 - 6:39 am

Hi Vargis, your updates are very helpful.

We are planning to drive from Srinagar to Leh on 4th march 2022, it will be helpful if you can share the latest update on Srinagar to Leh highway

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Vargis.Khan February 26, 2022 - 11:43 am

Hi Vineeta – Srinagar Leh road will not open in March. The earliest estimate of the opening date is around Mid-April.

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Divaker September 22, 2021 - 9:22 am

Hi Mr Khan,
Me and my friends are planning a trip to leh in October 1st week by road, is it good idea?

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Aditya Tamhankar July 28, 2021 - 5:33 am

Hi Mr. KHAN, we are planning to go to leh via Srinagar highway late august 2021. Can we go in that time??

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Vargis.Khan July 28, 2021 - 6:17 am

Yes, you can Mr. Tamhankar

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AG S June 10, 2021 - 3:29 pm

Vargis Bhai, is Ladakh travel allowed now, v 5 friends planning for 26th June 2021 from Srinagar – Leh – Manali? Any restrictions on vehicle movement? RT PCR not more than 96 hours seems to be mandatory?

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Vargis.Khan June 12, 2021 - 11:41 pm

Abdul Bhai I will not recommend planning Ladakh right now, better to wait for a couple of months more and plan in September

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Kaavya April 20, 2021 - 3:25 pm

Hi Sir,

Big fan of your blog
Please find below our plan for Sep 2021 trip:
– Sep 11th Day 1 reach Leh by flight at 7.45 am. Rent a car and leave to Kargil. Night stay at Kargil
– Day 2 Kargil to Leh visit magnetic hill, hall of fame and confluence point on the way back
– Day 3 Leh-Kardungla-Nubra valley. Stay at Hunder
– Day 4 Nubra Valley to Pangong via Shyok village. Stay at Pangong
– Day 5 Pangong to Leh. Stay at Leh
– Day 6 Leh to Tso moriri. Stay at Tso moriri
– Sep 17th Day 7 Tso moriri to Leh
– Day 8 – Flight back to Delhi

Could you provide your opinion on this plan. Is it feasible? We are hoping that we can acclimatize during our trip to Kargil. Will that work?

Looking forward to your comments and suggestions

Thank you in advance

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Shoaib May 15, 2021 - 9:13 am

Currently as per covid situations the Government has taken steps to restrict the tourists and Migrant workers.So I hope as timr pass the situation will be under control and then lets hope you can visit in later seasons.

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Prachi sanghvi (mumbai) March 19, 2021 - 7:11 pm

Hi, we want to travel leh from the Srinagar in 1st week of April, Srinagar to leh roads will open by then ? Zojila paas will be open till then? Any update on opening dates of road ?

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Prachi sanghvi (mumbai) March 21, 2021 - 6:35 pm

Please revert back
Thanks

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Amit Vengurlekar February 14, 2021 - 4:17 am

Hi… Vargis. Me n my frndz are planning a trip to ladakh in may 2021. We have planned to go from Srinagar ladakh highway & from there ladakh Manali highway. So can you please tell me when will be ladakh Manali highway open….

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Amir Iman February 3, 2021 - 6:58 pm

Assalamualaikum Vargis Bhai. Me and my two friends are planning to travel to Leh via Srinagar in last week of May 2021 by i20 and return from Manali Side.
Is is okay to travel via Srinagar in last May ? And is it safe these days ? In case of any emergency what are the thing that can be done to avoid the mess or what are the things i must do &not do ?
Please guide as i feel bit nervous to travel from Srinagar route.

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Bharti February 3, 2021 - 3:27 am

Hello Vargis, Thank you for the details! We (3 ppl) are planning to visit Srinagar by mid Feb- and the taxi rates that have been communicated to me seem a bit high- from Airport to cricket stadium as ₹2500. Can you pls guide and let me know any contact of reasonable taxi operators. Thanks!

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Ashiq hussain October 27, 2020 - 9:23 am

Sgr Leh road is open now

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Sheetal Sharma August 30, 2020 - 3:12 pm

Please help im planning to travel from srinagar to leh by road

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Vargis.Khan August 30, 2020 - 7:12 pm

Ladakh is closed for tourism this year. You will have to plan for next year

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Mr Indranil Jana August 22, 2020 - 3:00 am

I want to travel Leh from Srinagar or Manali. Can I go with my Alto K10?

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Vargis.Khan August 25, 2020 - 8:58 pm

Yes you can

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Aditya Anand June 5, 2020 - 3:58 pm

Hello vargis…can you please tell is leh pangong nubra open for tourist now…As lockdown has ended..

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Vargis.Khan June 5, 2020 - 5:48 pm

Traveling to Ladakh is still not allowed Aditya

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Aditya Anand June 7, 2020 - 7:04 am

Thank you vargis…any update for dates…?

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Aditya Anand August 3, 2020 - 12:17 pm

Hello vargis…is it allowed to visit ladakh now…? Or in sep..?

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Vargis.Khan August 3, 2020 - 7:50 pm

Hi Adtiya – No, Ladakh is still close for tourism.

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Aditya anand August 5, 2020 - 5:20 am

So should we drop this year plan..?

Vargis.Khan August 6, 2020 - 4:04 pm

Yes, you should.

jatin dhingra April 18, 2020 - 4:16 am

HI Vargis.. Could please tell me when does this Srinagar – Leh Highyway opens.. I need to apply Leave in Advance.. Thank you. I will Riding a bike from Srinagar to Leh.. Thanks

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Amit March 22, 2020 - 10:43 am

I am planing to travel from Delhi to Leh Via Srinagar in Second week of June 2020 and all journey will be covered by my baleno car. Is Baleno car good for this trip specially in Zozila pass, Nubra to Pangong road

Could you please also confirm timing to enter in Zozila pass in June (For personal four wheeler )

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Amit March 23, 2020 - 6:39 pm

Hi Vargis, Please help here

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Vargis.Khan March 23, 2020 - 8:36 pm

It is a lockdown right now Amit, no one knows what the timings will be once it is all open.
Baleno is good, you can plan the journey. Just be careful around water crossings due to low GC.

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Farha March 12, 2020 - 6:04 pm

Asslawalekum bhai
Srinagar to leh highway road will open 25 March any chance

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Vargis.Khan March 12, 2020 - 7:26 pm

Walaikum As Salam Farha – It will open by April 1st week only.

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Sagun March 9, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Hi Varghis, will the road from Srinagar to Sonamarg be open by end of March?

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Vargis.Khan March 9, 2020 - 4:38 pm

Hi Sagun – Yes, chances are that it will be

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mustaq Ahmad March 9, 2020 - 5:25 am

Srinagar to Leh reopen shortly within 6 days I. E 15 April 2020

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Vargis.Khan March 9, 2020 - 6:05 am

Thanks Mustaq

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Sai Prasad Heerekar March 6, 2020 - 11:57 am

Srinagar – Sonamarg – Leh – Ladakh – pangong lake – srinagar – I want to travel from April 25th till may 3, 2020. Is that possible to do and will the roads be open during that time period?
9247788982 is my number, requesting for the information.

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Vargis.Khan March 6, 2020 - 3:56 pm

Yes the roads will be open by then

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JOSEPH ALBERT March 3, 2020 - 4:43 pm

hi, we have planned LEH&LADAKH trip with family between 20 may and 30 may. Is it good time. can we see all the tourist spots in LEH

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Vargis.Khan March 4, 2020 - 1:06 am

Yes to both your questions

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Rameez February 29, 2020 - 5:43 am

Asalamu alaikum vargis Bhai..
Talking you after very long time.
I hope you are fine..
Is any chance to reopen road on 25 March 2020

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Vargis.Khan March 1, 2020 - 1:07 am

Walaikum As Salam Rameez Bhai – Chances are that it will not open at least until April 15th.

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Rupashree Roy February 23, 2020 - 5:53 am

Is Jammu Srinagar highway is safe on May end?can we travel on that time?

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Vargis.Khan February 24, 2020 - 10:33 pm

Yes it will be but depends on the weather

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Rajveer Yadav February 14, 2020 - 1:37 pm

Hi sir…….In middle of march 2020 is srinagar leh highway is open or not???

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Vargis.Khan February 14, 2020 - 3:49 pm

Not it is not Bhai. It will open by April only

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Sushima February 5, 2020 - 8:45 am

Hi Can we book srinagar after 1st week of May 2020. Will Zozilla be open at that time.

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Vargis.Khan February 8, 2020 - 2:45 am

It depends on the weather but in all probability, yes it will be open by then

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Sheetal January 24, 2020 - 4:47 am

We booked our flight uptil leh

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Vargis.Khan January 24, 2020 - 3:48 pm

You are fine then. Internal roads in Ladakh remain open all 12 months, even now they are open.

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Sheetal December 9, 2019 - 2:02 pm

We booked our flights frm mumbai on 17 april 2020 we r in leh n departure on 23 aprl2020….
So plz let us kw about d roads to go to pangong and nubra and srinagar leh highwy…..plzzzz

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Vargis.Khan January 24, 2020 - 1:47 am

You booked your flight to Srinagar or Leh?

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yogendra rajput October 28, 2019 - 6:33 am

And can i add spiti valley in ladakh trip i travelling from agra to jammu to leh to manali. By bike

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Vargis.Khan October 30, 2019 - 10:03 pm

Yes you can but then rather than exiting at Manali, you will exit at Shimla

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yogendra rajput October 28, 2019 - 4:30 am

How to add zanskar valley in ladakh trip start from jammu to leh to manali

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Vargis.Khan October 30, 2019 - 10:02 pm

Jammu – Srinagar – Kargil – Zanskar (Padum)

This will be the route

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