The pass was closed in November last year . Efforts have been on for the past three months to clear the pass which was under 40 feet of snow . The pass sometimes closes for winter in October after early snows .
It is the shortest route from Chamba to Killar at 170 km . The Chamba-Manali-Killar route is 680 km long and the Chamba-Jammu-Doda-Gulabgarh-Killar route is 570 km long .