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Manali - Leh Highway Status 2024 - 2025

Open for vehicular movement
Upload By: Kabir Ansari on April 26, 2024
Leh / Ladakh,


The current Manali - Leh highway status is OPEN for vehicular movement. The road was declared closed after heavy snowfall at Baralacha La in October and November. As per the latest development, the 428-km Leh-Manali National Highway is now open for vehicular movement. Officials in the know-how added that the Border Roads Organisation has successfully reopened the national highway for vehicular movement after remaining shut for nearly five months due to heavy snowfall during the winter season.

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The current Manali Leh highway status is OPEN for vehicular movement. 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.

Manali-Leh Highway Status 2024 = OPEN

Road / Route Status
Delhi to Manali Open
Manali to Keylong Open by Atal Tunnel
Manali to Rohtang Pass Open
Baralacha La Road Open
Manali to Leh 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 Road Status 2024 - 25
Beautiful view some where in Leh-Nubra Valley Road

The Manali-Leh highway was closed for vehicle movement on November 7, 2022 last year due to winter snowfall. The road was officially closed beyond Darcha after official notice from District Magistrate of Lahaul-Spiti district as the Manali-Leh highway comes under its jurisdiction from Atal tunnel to Sarchu. As the winter snowfall is continuing, the road will continue to remain blocked throughout the season. The snow clearance works on the highway will remain operational throughout the season between Manali and Darcha. However, the snow clearance on the Darcha-Leh section is expected to start in March. We shall keep you updated about snow clearance progress, the snowfall, and the opening/closing of the highway with regular updates here. The snow clearance on the Manali-Leh highway was completed on 26th March 2022 last year but the highway was not fit for traffic movement. The road was opened to light vehicles on 25 April 2022. This year, the highway is expected to open for general traffic movement by end of April and road will be safe after first week of May 2023.

It means that the butterflies in the stomach of all the adventure enthusiasts planning their upcoming trip to Leh – Ladakh in 2023 will be more frequent 🙂 :)…

Manali Leh Highway Road Status 2024 - 25
Manali Leh Highway Near Lahul-Spiti

17 February 2023: BRO has started snow clearance in Lahaul valley along the Manali-Leh highway. However, some avalanches are blocking the highway again and again. There is possibility of more snowfall from February 18, 2023 onwards.

New Updates:

05 January 2023: The Leh – Manali road is still closed due to icing and snowfall. Although the mountain ranges on the Himachal-Ladakh axis have received very less snow so far, the road in some of the higher passes is covered below 2 to 4 feet of snow. Also, the deposit of a thick layer of ice on the road surfaces has made it impossible for vehicles to ply on it. There is the possibility of heavy snowfall after 8 January 2023. The highway, which is open only from Manali to Darcha via Atal tunnel, is expected to open in April.

07 November 2022: Manali-Leh highway has been closed officially today due to risk to life following extreme cold and slippery road conditions. Heavy snowfall can leave the travellers stranded. The highway will open next year (2023) in April or May.

03 October 2022: The Manali-Leh highway is open as on October 03 but some shady areas in and near higher mountain passes are developing black ice. Also, frequent spells of snowfall are blocking the highway again and again. Driving on the highway will be risky after mid-October.

04 May 2022: The highway is again open for light vehicles. But bikes and heavy vehicles will not be allowed for one or two days due to safety reasons following recent snowfall.

03 May 2022: Manali-Leh road is closed for vehicles temporarily after fresh snowfall between Darcha and Sarchu.

30 April 2022: The Manali-Leh highway has now been opened for all types of vehicles including cars, bikes and trucks. The trucks from Manali to Leh and Leh towards Manali will ply on odd-even dates. The Shinkula pass road is also open for both cars/SUVs and bikes.

25 April: The Manali-Leh highway has been thrown open for light vehicles on Monday. The vehicles will have to cross Darcha police check post before 1 pm. Heavy vehicles (trucks etc) and bikes will not be allowed till further order.

April 24, 2022: Despite the road remaining open, Lahaul-Spiti administration is not giving a green signal to civilian vehicles citing public safety. The highway is expected to be thrown open by end of this month. However, it will be weather dependent.

April 16, 2022: Manali-Leh highway has been opened upto Deepak Tal (before Baralacha pass) for tourists. Vehicles are not allowed to go beyond this point.

April 12, 2022: The highway is still closed for all kinds of vehicular movement including tourist vehicles.

March 31, 2022: The Leh-Manali highway is still closed for vehicular traffic. The traffic will be allowed after a joint ispection by BRO and Lahaul-Spiti administration. General traffic, including tourists, will not be allowed for few more days.

March 26, 2022: Snow clearance on Manali-Sarchu section is complete. The Sarchu-Leh section is also clear of snow but needs some more maintenance. Once widening is done, avalanche debris is cleared and slippery sections are fixed, general traffic movement will be allowed. Hopefully, tourists will be allowed in the first week of April. However, it will depend on weather conditions.

March 19, 2022: The Srinagar-Leh highway has opened today. A test trial on a vehicle remained successful. The highway will be opened for civilian movement on Friday, the 25th March.

March 09, 2022: Snow clearance has started on war footing from Darcha, Sarchu and Upshi sides. A team of jawans were airlifted from Stingari and dropped at Sarchu by helicopter to speed up the work.

February 15, 2022: BRO has started snow clearance from Manali-Leh highway beyond Darcha. A team of BRO is clearing snow btween Darcha and Sarchu.

February 4, 2022: Heavy snowfall has completely blocked the highway along its full length. The road is already blocked between Jispa and Upshi.

January 3, 2022: Ladakh administration has officially closed Srinagar-Leh highway for civilian movement due to safety reasons after frequent snowfall and icing of the road surface.

October 31: The Manali-Leh highway will officially close for all kinds of vehicles beyond Darcha in Lahaul due to snowfall and slippery road conditions.

What's to Carry when you travel Off Road?

Must carry extra petrol can if you travel off the road
Must Carry some cash because there are limited network and Banking Facility
Carry some food items
Carry extra warm cloths
Not to travel alone

Manali - Leh Route

Best Time for Road Trip Manali - Leh
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Ideal Conditions for Trip

 Blue Skies
 Not too Cold
 Not after heavy rains

What Should Carry

 Extra Petrol in your Vehicle. Extra Mobile Battery
 Bring along: Sunscreen, shades, mosquito repellent, antiseptic cream, camera, torch, dry bags, first aid box.
 Safety Equipment: Life Jacket, Wet Suit Ropes, Winch and Carabiners.

Activity's Location

Manali Leh Highway Road Status 2024 - 25

FAQs about
Manali - Leh Highway

What do I need if I Travel Alone?

First!! avoid travel alone in such route. If you decide you want to trvael alone not to be worry about the tour you can travel alone. Route is good but you have to take extra precautions.

What is good Bike or Car to travel on this route?

If you want to feel the glimpse of the road near by you. You can travel with Bike. Car is not good to travel such a massy patch you tarvel with 4X4 vehicle.

Can I book/hire car for someone else?

Yes, you can hire car/bike from near by location e.g. Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, Manali as per your need.

How do I find the cheapest car hire deal?

You can check with TravelMyDestionation Car/Bike hire section.

What should I look for when I'm choosing a car?

You have to carry extra petrol and extra tyre to replace if required. Avoid to travel after night.

Viewers/Readers Comments:
Anjan Kumar
15-03-2023 22:23:35
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Hi Sir I want some information about the tentative road open of Manali-Leh 2023

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