Himachal Government has announced today, that they will be closing Rohtang Jot on the 15th of November, 2013.
With the official closure of Rohtang Jot, buses will stop plying between Manali and Lahaul Valley and only emergency vehicles will be allowed to cross Rohtang Jot. Though several local taxis will continue to sneak past check posts, and will keep plying till road is eventually buried under snow.
For those planning to head to Ladakh by road, you will now have to depend on Srinagar – Leh Highway, which too is expected to be closed towards the end of this month.
Manali – Leh Highway will remain closed till middle of May next year and only way to reach Ladakh in winter would be through flight to Leh.