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Old 4th September 2009, 09:13   #16
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So did you do the trip?
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Old 4th September 2009, 12:21   #17
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No, We did not. Had to cancel it as I had to accompany Mom to Tibet in July. My wife and I still plan to do it, hopefully next year.
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Old 4th September 2009, 13:12   #18
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That trip Deky sure eclipses the one you had to abandon.
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Old 6th July 2010, 09:41   #19
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Avoid sach pass unless you have a high GC MUV or SUV. The road does not exist. Its just a collection of rocks over which Mahindra Pikups ply
Sir, what kind of GC you advise, i have aveo UVA that claims to have 188 mm GC , more than swift too (from their specs). Surprisingly, we read about Spark and Nano even having done the leh manali road! what do you suggest!
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Sach pass is not on the leh manali road. Its a different route. Your UVA will be fine on Leh manali. Many small cars do that stretch. There are a few tough spots, but nothing impossible.
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Default Hows the weather in Manali-Leh region now: July 2010

sorry for threadjacking i have no option.

hi friends,

how is the weather in Manali - Leh region now. as i heard that roads are getting blocked due to landslides and people are stuck for 2 days at different places as a result of non-stop rains.

we are planning to travel from Manali to Leh by road on 13th July. if road travel is not possible we might have to take the flight. but i would prefer road travel through that region. can anybody please help me with the information.

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Old 9th July 2010, 17:05   #22
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There were some blockages due to landslides near Manali, but as of today connectivity is resumed. Hopefully, if there are no major rains, you will be able to go.
Leh itself is dry, its the manali area which gets heavy rainfall. After Keylong, its like a desert
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thanks for the update tsk1979

we prefer to reach Leh by road and don't want to miss the view of wast planes.
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Rohtang Pass opened around late afternoon, and traffic from Keylong side is being allowed, there is a big traffic jam of trucks there and a large army convoy is also stuck behind. No vehicles being allowed towards Keylong. Our friend Gautam in his Bolero waited all day (from 530 am) just before the blockade and gave up an hour ago and is returning to Manali, to make an attempt tomorrow.

Weather is bright and sunny, but the heavy rains of the last few days have loosened the mountainsides and the road is being assailed by continuous rock falls and landslides.
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thanks HVK sir for replying to PM!

we are taking the flight to Leh and planning to take road while returning. hopefully i can have a proper view while returning
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Only problem in flying into Leh is you will lose a day for acclimatisation, whereas you can save that day if driving from Manali.
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thanks HVK sir for replying to PM!

we are taking the flight to Leh and planning to take road while returning. hopefully i can have a proper view while returning

quick question,

We (my family) are planning to do the exact same thing in the second week of October. Would it be too cold or would there be road blockages due to the onset of winter for us to drive back?
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Old 9th July 2010, 22:43   #28
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October is the danger time when you can expect the first snowfall to block roads temporarily, but otherwise roads will be open and Ladakh empty. Do your trip before Raid de Himalaya Rally, after which all facilities en route will close down. I am unsure if taxi guys are still running.
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