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Old 2nd May 2011, 11:55   #301
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Would there be snow in mid May??
Yes, the passes will have snow, and the small lakes will be completely frozen (eg kiager Tso, Tso kar). Even Tso Moriri may be partially frozen.

You may also get snowfall at the passes. But it also carries the risk of passes getting closed for a couple of days. Chang La is especially problematic in this regard.
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I just found a news piece which says that the Leh-Manali highway will be closed till May 15th due to heavy showfall.
Heavy snow blanks out tourism - Times Of India

The Srinagar-Leh highway opened a few days back.
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I just found a news piece which says that the Leh-Manali highway will be closed till May 15th due to heavy showfall.
Heavy snow blanks out tourism - Times Of India

The Srinagar-Leh highway opened a few days back.
The link is wrong.
Manali leh highway seldom opens by May 15.
It usually opens early June. Rohtang pass is slated to open on May 15 this year, if it does not keep snowing.

Manali Leh highway opened mid june last year due to heavy snowfall on the passes in the month of May.
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How would it be in first week of July, i am in Leh for a week starting 3rd July. Would kiddo get an opportunity to see snow of Ice on the road/rocks?
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Yes, the high passes will have residual snow in the month of July.
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How would it be in first week of July, i am in Leh for a week starting 3rd July. Would kiddo get an opportunity to see snow of Ice on the road/rocks?
Kiddo definitely should get the opportunity. Baralach La should be drenched with snow & snow walls for your to drive through, if doing the Manali-Leh highway. Same goes for Chang La. But being the monsoons, expect Rohtang Jot to be in a pathetic condition.
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Tanvwer this thread of yours has inspired us to make this week long trip to leh/ladakh, thank you. Although we would have liked to drive but i guess i would be more comfortable in driving that long if i had a car like yours. So till i buy a car like that will have to fly.

BTW did you ever worked in hcl chennai?

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Kiddo definitely should get the opportunity. Baralach La should be drenched with snow & snow walls for your to drive through, if doing the Manali-Leh highway. Same goes for Chang La. But being the monsoons, expect Rohtang Jot to be in a pathetic condition.
Not much snowfall in those regions. Rain shadow area you see, except for freak weather events. Even for those, you need a an active WD
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Tanvwer this thread of yours has inspired us to make this week long trip to leh/ladakh, thank you. Although we would have liked to drive but i guess i would be more comfortable in driving that long if i had a car like yours. So till i buy a car like that will have to fly.

BTW did you ever worked in hcl chennai?
Nope, never worked in chennai.
And how is your trip panning out!
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Tanveer,
I do not see any mention of the new bridge across Pagal Nullah in your 2010 log. Did I miss it?
Could you please clarify?
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I do not see any mention of the new bridge across Pagal Nullah in your 2010 log. Did I miss it?
Could you please clarify?
Yes, there is a new bridge across pagal nallah.
No more pagal days there!
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And how is your trip panning out!
Trip just got over, was wonderful and eventful especially with the Kiddo. Writing a travel log.
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Yes, there is a new bridge across pagal nallah.
No more pagal days there!
Damn and blast!

I got a 4X4 just for that
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^^ Shucks. Wherever my Maruti Esteem has gotten stuck, a new bridge has come up soon. Earlier is was near Chitkul and now this!
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Damn and blast!

I got a 4X4 just for that
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^^ Shucks. Wherever my Maruti Esteem has gotten stuck, a new bridge has come up soon. Earlier is was near Chitkul and now this!
Do not worry, ladakh has enough to make both of your 4x4s weep.
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^^ Shucks. Wherever my Maruti Esteem has gotten stuck, a new bridge has come up soon. Earlier is was near Chitkul and now this!
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Do not worry, ladakh has enough to make both of your 4x4s weep.
OT: LOG, what 4X4 did you buy? Don't tell me its the Safari
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