Landslide in Mandi, Himachal Has Not Affected Our Treks

Here’s a quick update after the unfortunate landslide in Mandi, Himachal.

Our Hampta Pass and Bhrigu Lake treks have not been affected by the landslide.

The road from Delhi to Manali does pass through Mandi, but the landslide occurred near Padar, on the Mandi-Pathankot highway. This is nowhere near the route buses take from Delhi to Manali.

We’ve received many worried calls from trekkers. So this is to reassure you that the routes to Manali and beyond Manali to Jobra and Gulaba are clear. There’s nothing to worry about.

Note: It is not uncommon for landslides to occur at this time of the year in Himachal and Uttarakhand. These landslides are usually cleared up immediately by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). There are JCB’s that are stationed at strategic locations. So most landslides that block highways are cleared up within an hour or two.

If you’re stuck at one of these, step out of your vehicle and watch them at work. It’s fascinating how they work so quickly and efficiently!

In other news, there has been steady rain on the slopes. so expect rainfall on your trek and pack your gear accordingly.

We’ll post any more updates we receive from the slopes.

Keep a tab on our website for more.

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy is the Chief Editor at Indiahikes. She also runs a video series, Trek With Swathi. Before joining Indiahikes, she worked as a reporter and sub-editor at Deccan Chronicle. She holds a Masters in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications such as Deccan Herald. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind like nothing else can. Read Swathi's other articles. Watch Swathi's video series here.

7 thoughts on “Landslide in Mandi, Himachal Has Not Affected Our Treks

  1. Hey it’s a good news. Traffic has been resumed from Aut/Hanogi Temple NH-21 to Manali just few hours before.

  2. Hi,

    There have been landslides in uttarakhand yesterday n my trek is to naag Tibba on 19th. Can u pls update on it. Also if we cancel our trek will we get a refund or can we post pone our trek to October and use the money which we have already paid?

    1. Hi Jayanta
      As of now, the Nag Tibba trek is absolutely safe inspite of the landslides. We haven’t had any news of landslides on the trek. We do not have any batches of Nag Tibba running in October but you will be assigned a voucher for the same amount and you could use it in your future treks within the next year.

  3. Just back from Manali , after the Hampta pass trek. Beautiful weather. Scattered rains. No problems enroute. News of landslides did cause some anxiety in the family .

  4. Please provide update for all ongoing treksin Himachal.

    I did not find update on Pin Bhaba trek.

    My Son is part of the trek.

    Best Regards,

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