In this page, we shall keep you updated about the Manali-Rohtang pass road status.

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16 July: No visitor to Rohtang

The Manali-Rohtang road is open but has no visitor. With hotels, taxi operators and most tourism units continuing to oppose tourist entry to Kullu Manali amid Covid-19, Rohtang pass has no tourist movement so far. 

26 April: Manali-Rohtang road opened

BRO has finally cleared snow from Manali – Rohtang pass – Keylong highway. The Rohtang pass has been opened to vehicular traffic almost a week in advance. The highway will be opened only for local residents of Lahaul valley. As tourism across the world has come to a standstill, this is for the first time that Rohtang, the top tourist destination of Kullu Manali, will not witness any tourist in summer season.

16 April: Snow cleared till Rahni nullah

The BRO jawans have cleared snow till Rahni nullah, about 47km from Manali. Rahni nullah, the most crucial point on Manali-Rohtang highway, is covered with 30 to 40 ft of snow. Rohtang pass is expected to open within a week.

11 March: More snowfall

As snowfall has continued along Manali-Rohtang highway beyond Palchan near Manali, it has halted the snow clearance works temporarily. More snowfall is predicted in the next two days.

5 March: Snowfall blocks road

Another spell of snowfall has blocked road beyond Gulaba. The snowfall is expected to continue for two more days as the met office has issued a yellow alert.

20 February: Snow clearance begins

The official snow clearance operations on Manali-Rohtang-Leh highway have started after puja for the safety of men and machines. The BRO has cleared snow till Rahla fall, about 25km from Manali.

14 February: Road clear till Kothi

The Manali-Rohtang pass road is open till Kothi, 13km from Manali. The road beyond Kothi is still blocked with 5 to 30ft of snow. Snow clearance will start next month.

06 January: Heavy Snowfall

The entire Manali, Rohtang and Solang regions are experiencing heavy snowfall. The snow depth on the Manali-Rohtang highway is increasing regularly. Traffic on the Manali-Palchan-Kothi stretch of Manali-Rohtang highway is crippled partially.

27 December: Rescue posts shut

As Manali-Rohtang road is blocked for vehicles and pedestrians, the rescue posts established at Marhi and Koksar have been shut on Friday. The posts will be re-established at the end of winter season when Rohtang will become safe for pedestrians. Tourists and locals are advised not to go towards Rohtang as nobody will be available for help in case of emergency.

13 December: Heavy snowfall

With Manali-Leh highway covered with 1ft to 4ft fresh snow in last 24 hours, Rohtang will not connect with Manali by road soon in the future and may take several days or even weeks. BRO has not cleared yet whether it will clear snow from the road or not.

12 December: Heavy snowfall blocks Rohtang road

The Manali-Rohtang highway has blocked beyond Kothi, 13km from Manali. Kothi has received 45cm snow, Gulaba received 60cm snow while Rohtang has received over 90cm more snow. There is no chance of opening of Rohtang highway in next few weeks.

9 December: Rohtang highway restored

BRO on Monday evening cleared snow from Manali-Rohtang-Keylong highway. Depending on the surface condition, civil administration may allow traffic movement on the highway on Tuesday. Tourists will not be allowed beyond Gulaba due to security reasons.

4 December: Rohtang road to open in two days

Being closed for over a week now, BRO is again clearing snow from Manali-Rohtang-Keylong highway. The road is clear till Marhi while Rohtang is expected to open by Thursday evening. But, tourists will not be allowed to go to Rohtang pass. Tourists can see snow at Solang, Kothi and Gulaba.

27 November: More snowfall in Manali

Very heavy snowfall at Rohtang pass, Marhi and Gulaba has blocked the Rohtang road one more time. This time Solang valley and Kothi have also received over 6 inches of snow. Tourists can see snow at Solang and Kothi.

21 November: Highway opens and blocks

A large number of vehicles, including stranded apple trucks were evacuated from Lahaul via Rohtang pass on Wednesday. Fresh snowfall has again blocked Rohtang highway. One oil tanker has stranded near Rohtang. Heavy snowfall warning in the next 24 hours.

14 November: Snowfall blocks highway

A day after the highway was opened to traffic, another spell of snowfall has blocked Rohtang highway completely. A few vehicles have stranded.

07 November: Kothi, Gulaba, Rohtang receive snow

Kothi and Solang valley experienced season’s first snowfall. Rohtang pass has received over 60cm of fresh snow. Manali-Rohtang highway has blocked again.

03 November: Manali-Rohtang road blocked after snowfall

The snowfall at Rohtang pass has blocked the Manali-Rohtang highway. All vehicles, including tourist cabs, are not being allowed to go beyond Gulaba check post. Rohtang pass is expected to open again in one or two days.

30 June: Manali-Rohtang-Spiti road opens

The Manali-Spiti road that passes through Rohtang pass, Gramphoo and Kunzum pass has opened for traffic. BRO has resumed light vehicle traffic on the road on Sunday.

10 June: Manali-Leh Highway opens

BRO has opened Manali-Leh highway for vehicular traffic. Tourists can go to Leh from Manali after getting permit to cross Rohtang pass from June 10.

01 June: Rohtang pass opens for tourists

Finally tourists can visit Rohtang pass after obtaining online permit. The Rohtang pass will remain open from 1st June till next winter season until snow blocks the road. Rohtang will remain closed every Tuesday for road maintenance purpose.

31 May: Tourists can go to Lahaul

Providing relief to tourists who want to visit Lahaul valley beyond Rohtang pass, Kullu administration has started issuing manual permits to cross Rohtang pass. The permits are available from SDM office in Manali. A hotel booking voucher, authority letter and Aadhaar of booking agent and your undertaking is required for permit. Such vehicles/tourists can not come back to Manali on the say day.

29 May: Rohtang pass to open for tourists from June 1

Kullu administration on Wednesday announced to open Rohtang pass for tourists from June 1. Tourists can visit Rohtang after obtaining online permits. Currently, tourists are being allowed to go till Marhi and Beas nullah to see snow. Tourists can enjoy 10 to 20ft of snow at Rohtang pass.

19 May: Manali-Rohtang-Keylong road opens

The Manali-Rohtang-Keylong opened on Sunday morning at 4am. BRO informed that they worked all night to facilitate voters of Lahaul valley and connected Lahaul valley with Manali. Tourists will not be allowed to use this road for some days.

03 May: Tourists can go till Marhi from May 5

Kullu administration today said tourists can now visit Marhi, below Rohtang pass, from Sunday. For this, they need to obtain online permit for their vehicle. He also informed that efforts are being made to open Rohtang pass before May 15.

01 May: Road cleared 3km short of Rohtang

Though Rohtang pass received 15cm more snow today, snow clearance on Manali-Rohtang highway is continuing. BRO has cleared snow upto 1km beyond Rahni nullah, 3km short of Rohtang pass.

16 April: Gulaba opens for tourists

Kullu administration has opened Gulaba for tourists. However, no tourist vehicle would be allowed to cross the check-post. There will be no limit on number of vehicles till Gulaba where tourists can see 2 to 5ft of snow. No permit is required to go till Gulaba.

09 April: Snow cleared till Chumbak Mor

BRO has cleared snow till Chumbak Mor, 30km from Manali and 21km short of Rohtang pass. Road till Beas Nala and Marhi is expected to be cleared of snow by April 20-25. BRO has said that it will open Rohtang pass by mid May. However, Rohtang will be opened for tourists by end of May or early June.

25 March: Snow clearance begins after puja

BRO on Monday started snow clearance operation on Manali-Rohtang highway officially after organizing a puja at Gulaba for the safety of jawans and machines. BRO officials said one team is advancing from Gulaba towards Sarchu and other from Sissu (Lahaul) towards Rohtang. They said machines are cutting 6-7ft of snow at Gulaba while snow depth is expected to be 40 to 50ft near Rohtang pass. BRO wants to clear snow from Rohtang before elections scheduled for May 19 so that Lahaul valley connects with Manali. Read full story here.

17 March: Snow cleared till lower Gulaba

Finally, BRO has started clearing snow from Manali-Rohtang road on a war footing. BRO’s men and machines have cleared snow till tourist barrier in Gulaba. The jawans had to remove 8 to 10ft of snow here. They may have to cut over 30ft of snow beyond Marhi. The highway is expected to open late as the region has received more snow than last year.

02 March: More snowfall

Fresh western disturbance has brought more snowfall to Manali. The area between Palchan and Rohtang pass is receiving heavy snow. Gulaba received over 20cm fresh snow. Marhi and Rohtang pass are expected to have received more than 40cm of snow on Saturday. Cold waves have gripped entire valley.

08 February: Heaviest snowfall of season

Himachal witnessed heaviest snowfall of the season. Keylong received over 90cm snow in 48 hours. From Manali till Leh, the entire stretch received heavy snow. Border Roads Organization (BRO) had removed snow from most stretches of the highway in Lahaul but this snowfall has undone their efforts. Manali-Rohtang stretch, in any condition, will not open before April end.

25 January: More snowfall in Manali, Rohtang

After overnight snowfall, Manali, Rohtang and nearby places are still getting heavy snow. The winter season this year has been good for tourism as Rohtang and nearby areas have enough snow in store for summer months. Meanwhile, there is possibility that Rohtang will not open in April for vehicular traffic.

23 January: Heaviest snowfall of season in Himachal

Eight districts of Himachalreceived heaviest snow of the season. Manali has received over 30cm of snow. Rohtang pass, which remains inaccessible in winter months, has received about 200cm of snow in last 48 hours. Total snow accumulation on Rohtang pass is about 20ft (600cm). The Manali-Rohtang pass highway is expected to open by first week of May.

13 January: Manali wakes up to thick layer of snow

People of Manali, Shimla and Dalhousie woke up to thick layer of snow today. While Solang and Kothi have received over 45cm of snow, Gulaba, Marhi and Rohtang pass are expected to have received over 60cm, 75cm and 90cm of fresh snow respectively.

05 January: More snowfall on Rohtang pass

Over 50cm of snow on Rohtang pass has added to the thickness. The snowfall is continuing and weatherman has predicted more snowfall in next few days. Entire 51-km stretch of Manali-Rohtang pass road is covered with thick layer of snow. Total snow accumulation of snow on Rohtang is about 10ft (300cm).

11 December: Heavy snowfall blocks Rohtang

Rohtang pass has received over 60cm of snow in last 48 hours. The snow has blocked the Manali-Rohtang-Keylong highway. The rescue posts on either sides of Rohtang are not allowing both vehicular traffic and pedestrian movement towards Rohtang pass. Taking precautionary measures, tourist movement too has been restricted to Solang and Palchan.

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The Himalayan


August 18, 2019
Planning to visit Rohtang on 28 August 2019. Is it safe
March 25, 2020
I enjoy this site - its so usefull and helpfull.
July 28, 2020
Great information!! I appreciate your effort and shared information will help me to plan for the Manali trip in the future.

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