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Closed (Current Status Road is Closed)
Upload By: Kabir Ansari on Mar 30, 2024
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The current Zojila Pass Road status is CLOSED. The road was declared closed after heavy snowfall at Zojila in October and November. For now, you cannot travel across Zojila until May next year. The road may get open in early April, depending on the weather, but to be on the safer side, you should only plan your trip either in late April or early May at the earliest.

After the road opens, in the early days, the traffic is controlled and allowed from one side only on alternate days. What it means is that if the traffic was allowed from Sonamarg on Monday, vehicles from Kargil will be allowed on Tuesday. Then Sonamarg on Wednesday, Kargil on Thursday, and so on.

The pass remains closed on Fridays for all kinds of vehicles for maintenance work. So if you are traveling to Leh or Kargil anytime soon, please plan your itinerary accordingly.

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A Trip to Leh Complete Travel Guide.

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When you travel from Srinagar to Sonamarg you feel very smooth drive. But after crossing Sonamarg, the ascent for Zojila starts then the first 10 kilometers you like the road.

As you start climbing up and get closer to the top, the road starts to deteriorate. It will be badly broken with several water streams on the way and a lot of heavy traffic.

Until Zero Point, which is about 2 kilometers from the top, the road will remain to be bad. After Zero Point, it is in excellent condition all the way to Dras and Kargil.

What makes the drive across Zojila a little difficult is not actually the bad road but the heavy traffic. The road is in fact quite wide. It is bad but wide enough. It is the traffic and the long line of trucks that make the drive tougher.

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Beautiful view Zojila Pass in Winters

How to Plan a Trip to Zojila Pass:

There are a couple of things that you should keep in mind while planning to visit Zojila. The first is the Friday rule and the second is Zojila Timings.

Zojila Pass Friday Rule:

Zojila remains closed on Friday for road construction and maintenance work. But this rule is mostly applied to bigger vehicles like trucks and buses.

If you were traveling on a bike or in a car, you will actually be allowed to go even on a Friday. You will definitely be stopped by the cops and they will refuse to let you go. But you will have to talk to them a bit, request and after a few refusals, you will be allowed to proceed.

The benefit of crossing Zojila on Friday is that the traffic is next to none. You will not find any trucks and the drive becomes much easier, taking you lesser time to complete.

I always plan my trip in a way that I cross Zojila on Friday. It is just that you will have to be a little persuasive and talk to the cops. They usually let the bikes and the cars go. Trucks and Buses are not allowed until the latter part of the day, after 2 pm.

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Timings to Zojila Pass:

Traffic from Sonamarg is allowed after 7 am and traffic from Dras is allowed after 10 am. So if you were driving from the Sonamarg side, try to start at 7 am. This way, you will cross the pass before the traffic from the other side is released.

If you were coming from Dras, reach the check-post by 11 am. By that time, the traffic from Sonamarg would stop.

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Some Important Facts About the Route:

Srinagar to Sonamarg Road Status:

The road between Srinagar to Sonamarg is currently OPEN and the hotels in the valley are also open to tourists.

When will Zojila Pass Open?:

The opening of Zojila Pass entirely depends on the weather and how fast BRO is able to clear the snow. But historically, it is the month of April when the pass is freed of snow and declared open for civilian traffic.

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There have been instances when the pass was opened in March as well but chances of that happening are extremely rare.

To be on the safer side, do not plan a trip to Zoji La Pass before April 15th. If the weather did not favor it, the opening of the pass can sometimes even get delayed to May 1st week.

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When does Zojila Pass Open?

Below is a month-by-month breakdown listing months when the pass is open or closed.

  • Zojila Pass in January = CLOSED; cannot be reached by road.
  • Zojila Pass in February = CLOSED; cannot be reached by road.
  • Zojila Pass in March = CLOSED; cannot be reached by road.
  • Zojila Pass in April = Closed in the first half of the month but open in the latter half.
  • Zojila Pass in May = Open but terrible road conditions. It will also be crowded because of people traveling to Leh Ladakh.
  • Zojila Pass in June = Open but the region starts to experience pre-monsoon showers by end of the month. It will also start to get crowded due to the Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage.
  • Zojila Pass in July = Open but a bad time to visit because of the monsoon. Extremely bad road conditions at the top of the pass.
  • Zojila Pass in August = Open but a bad time to visit because of the monsoon. Extremely bad road conditions at the top of the pass.
  • Zojila Pass in September = Open; and a good time to visit
  • Zojila Pass in October = Open but the pass starts to receive snow towards the end of the month.
  • Zojila Pass in November = Open but a bad time to visit. It can snow anytime causing the roads to get blocked.
  • Zojila Pass in December = CLOSED

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Sonamarg to Zojila Pass Distance:

The distance between Sonamarg and Zojila Pass is 23 kilometers.

Sonamarg to Zero Point Distance:

Zero-point is actually located a few kilometers from Zojila top, towards Kargil. Coming from Srinagar, the total distance to the zero point will be about 105 kilometers. From Sonamarg, the distance is about 27 kilometers.

Sonmarg to Zojila Pass Taxi Fare:

A private taxi from Sonamarg to Zojila Pass will cost you Rs. 5000 for a route trip. There are no shared cabs available though.

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Zojila Pass Road Status – Conclusion:

Information provided in this blog/article which is collected from different sources and I hope this information on Zojila Pass Road Status is helpful for your tour planning. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me to put your comment in the comments section below. You can also reach me on Instagram to chat with me live or subscribe to my YouTube channel and ask a question there.

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What's to Carry when you travel Off Road to Leh?

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

Zojila Pass Route Map

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Ideal Conditions for Zojilla Pass Trip

 Blue Skies
 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

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FAQs about
Zojila Pass Trip

What is the best time to visit Zoji La?

The best time to visit Zoji La will be anytime between May to October. However, even in these months, you should avoid visiting between late June to August because of the monsoon season and Amarnath Yatra time.

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.

Is Zojila Pass required permit to visit?

There is no permit required to visit Zojila Pass.

When will Srinagar to Sonamarg Road open?

The road between Srinagar and Sonamarg remains closed during the peak winter season. In the months from December to March, the road is only open till Gagangir. The stretch between Gagangir to Sonamarg remains completely snowed out.

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.

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