New Road Link between Kalpa & Kaza, Malling Nalla thing of the past!

#1 Apr 18th, 2006, 14:18
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A new road has been built between Nako and Chango bypassing the infamous Malling Nalla and now there is a direct road link between Kalpa and Kaza. The first direct bus to Kaza from Kalpa reached on 17th April, 2006.

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Great news Vasuki..thanks a lot..this will great benefit many of us..so long to the dreaded Malling point!

On the other note, the link on Tribune also mentions recent heavy to medium snowfall in Kinnaur, Spiti and Lahaul valleys. Rohtang has recieved 50 CMs of snow in the last two days which has hampered the road opening process..te road is still expected to open my mid May though.

Fingers crossed!
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Reaching Leh by bus and trek...

For those who don't want to fly into Leh.... and cannot wait for the Rohtang Pass to open... here's an inconvenient alternative, now that the infamous Malling Nala has been circumvented.

Day 1. Take a bus from Shimla to Kalpa [10 hrs]
Day 2. Bus from Kalpa to Kaza. [10 hrs]
Day 3. Bus from Kaza to Losar [2 hrs] Walk over the snowbound Kunzum La to Batal [6 hrs]
Day 4. Bus to Gramphoo and Keylong
Day 5 & 6. Bus to Leh

The idea is also to take day halts at some places, esp Kaza and Kalpa... making it an interesting 10 day trip to Leh.

This route is open almost throughout the year. The snowbound Kunzum La may not be easily crossable in Jan and Feb....
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Originally Posted by AvidTrekker For those who don't want to fly into Leh.... and cannot wait for the Rohtang Pass to open... here's an inconvenient alternative, now that the infamous Malling Nala has been circumvented.

Day 1. Take a bus from Shimla to Kalpa [10 hrs]
Day 2. Bus from Kalpa to Kaza. [10 hrs]
Day 3. Bus from Kaza to Losar [2 hrs] Walk over the snowbound Kunzum La to Batal [6 hrs]
Day 4. Bus to Gramphoo and Keylong
Day 5 & 6. Bus to Leh

The idea is also to take day halts at some places, esp Kaza and Kalpa... making it an interesting 10 day trip to Leh.

This route is open almost throughout the year. The snowbound Kunzum La may not be easily crossable in Jan and Feb....

Hi avidtrekker,
What about other passes Baralacha La, Talang La and Lachulung La ? Are they open whole year (except winter Dec-Feb) ?

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Less snow

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Originally Posted by mk26in Hi avidtrekker,
What about other passes Baralacha La, Talang La and Lachulung La ? Are they open whole year (except winter Dec-Feb) ?

Mk
Since all three lie in the rain shadow region, the snow on their tops isn't enough to deter vehicles.

But the regular scheduled buses [Manali buses] do NOT operate.... so go on this route with LOTSA time!!! Locals do not quit travelling.... their life goes on..
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Does travelling by this new road require inner line permit for foreigners?

Thank you,

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Yes

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Originally Posted by kailash35 Does travelling by this new road require inner line permit for foreigners?

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Foreigners require iner line permit to travel between Jangi and Sumdo on the Kalpa to Kaza road. I think [not sure] the new diversion is in the inner line.

Anyway, the ILP rule has NOT changed. It doesn't matter whether new diversion or old road, you still require a permit to travel from Jangi to Sumdo. The "FROM" & "TO" definitions have not changed.

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