Srinagar to Zojila Pass Road Status = Closed
ATTENTION: On 15-11-2022, there shall be no traffic movement on Srinangar-Sonamarg-Gumri road ( Srinagar to Kargil) Zojila Pass from either side in view of snowfall on Zoji la
Subject to fair weather and good road condition , both way traffic shall be allowed from Kargil towards Srinagar and vice-versa on Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road. LMVs from Minamarg will be released followed by HMVs (down traffic) at 0600 upto 1100 hrs, LMVs from Sonamarg will be released at 0600 hrs upto 1100 hrs and HMVs from Sonamarg (up traffic) will be released after the tail of down traffic crosses Sonamarg . No Vehicle shall be allowed after cut off timing.
Zojila Pass Road Status on 15-Nov-2021
Kindly note that only one way traffic is allowed because this winter a very high amount of snowfall throughout the entire Himalayan region. As a result, the Zojila pass was closed till April. Zoji La Pass and the entire Srinagar Leh stretch are now open for vehicular traffic. BRO is still working on making the road stable but that is something that happens for the entire season.
For now, if you want to travel to Ladakh from Srinagar by road, you can continue with your plans. The hotels in Kargil., Ladakh, and Srinagar have started to accept tourists as well.
Also Read: Srinagar to Leh Highway Road Status
A lot of the situation will also depend on how the COVID situation will unfold this year. So far, things are still far from being under control and you should practice utmost caution to ensure that you do not catch the infection anywhere. But only the coming months will tell how the rest of the year is going to be.
Srinagar to Sonamarg Road Status = OPEN
The road between Srinagar to Sonamarg is currently open and the hotels in the valley are also open for tourists. You are free to travel to Sonamarg as of now and explore the region.
Mughal Road Status = Closed
The historic Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in the Jammu region is now open. If you do not want to travel the Srinagar Jammu highway and would rather take a much more scenic but less crowded route, you can travel via Mughal Road. For more details, please take a look at How to Plan a Journey on Mughal Road.
The Anantnag to Kishtwar road is now also open.
The Srinagar-Jammu national highway has been declared open as well.
About Zojila Pass
Zojila Pass is a mountain pass located in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Situated at an elevation of approximately 3,528 meters (11,575 feet) above sea level, it serves as a crucial link between Srinagar and Leh on National Highway 1D.
Zojila Pass is known for its challenging terrain and extreme weather conditions, making it a treacherous route for transportation. The pass offers breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-clad peaks, deep valleys, and cascading waterfalls.
The road through Zojila Pass is narrow and winding, with numerous hairpin bends, adding an element of thrill and adventure to the journey. The region experiences heavy snowfall during winters, leading to road closures and making it inaccessible for several months.
The strategic significance of Zojila Pass cannot be overstated. It provides vital connectivity to the remote regions of Ladakh and serves as a lifeline for supplies and trade. The Indian government has been undertaking infrastructure development projects to improve road connectivity and ensure a safer passage through the pass.
Traveling through Zojila Pass offers a unique opportunity to witness the raw beauty of the Himalayas. However, it requires careful planning, adequate acclimatization, and adherence to safety precautions due to the challenging nature of the route.
Exploring Zojila Pass allows travelers to immerse themselves in the stunning natural landscapes, experience the local culture, and appreciate the resilience of the people who call this region their home. It is an adventure that offers a profound sense of accomplishment and leaves a lasting impression on those who dare to traverse its formidable path.