Rohtang Pass Overview

Ranked 1 of 50 sightseeing in Manali

The Rohtang mountain pass located on the eastern end of the Pir Panjal mountain range of the Himalayas is the connecting pass to Kullu Valley, about 51 kilometres from Manali.

The incredible landscape of the surrounding region includes the emerging Beas River on the south of the pass, flowing up from underground and southward. In addition, on the northern side the Chandra River, is a source stream of the Chenab River, flowing westward.

This pass has served as an ancient trade route for travellers in transit between both sides of the Pir Panjal mountain range. It also forms a part of the National Highway 21 (NH 21) and is considered an important alternate military route.

While the location of this pass is deservedly reputed to be unpredictable and dangerous with snowstorms and blizzards, its unique location allows the daring traveller a soul-stirring, panoramic view of some of the planet’s most breath-taking topography and natural beauty.

At 3,978 m, the experience of this travel and the stunning beauty is an inspiration. As the Pass divides the Kullu Valley of Hindu religion and the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Buddhist religion, you get to explore both worlds close to this area. The waters from Chenab and Beas rivers, considered holy, add to the incredible experience.

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Review and Ratings

Sumit Sen

Sumit Sen4.3/5

559 reviews

The pass up the mountains

Rohtang Pass had to be visited of you are on a trip to Manali. Located 51 kilometres from the main town this place does not require a entry fees however a permit needs to be made. The permit is 500 bucks per person with an additional charge of 50 rupees. For traveling beyond the pass a special permit needs to be made either online or offline. The pass is beautiful and serene and curl up in your seat as the temperature decreases with height. The pass is more than 3500 metres above sea level.

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  • The pass up the mountains
  • The pass up the mountains

Bhavik gohil

Bhavik gohil5.0/5

2 reviews

Glimpse from the 'Snowy Honeymoon Diaries'

The view enroute was amazing and mind blowing. It was snow all the way. The magnificent views and natural beauty are the never ending source of beauty.
  • Glimpse from the 'Snowy Honeymoon Diaries'
  • Glimpse from the 'Snowy Honeymoon Diaries'
  • Glimpse from the 'Snowy Honeymoon Diaries'
  • Glimpse from the 'Snowy Honeymoon Diaries'

Atul sharma

Atul sharma5.0/5

1 review

Recommend to all guys who wanna explore ice valley

We had great experiences during the sightseeing. Ice Valleys are so cool to encounter and the really cool peaceful environment helps to forget the normal daily routine and enjoying the moments of your precious life.
  • Recommend to all guys who wanna explore ice valley
  • Recommend to all guys who wanna explore ice valley
  • Recommend to all guys who wanna explore ice valley

Suresh kumar

Suresh kumar5.0/5

1 review

Adventure sports & happy faces of my family.

The picturesque views of snow-clad mountains, river valleys, thermal springs and laidback vibe, this hill station is totally worth it. Hidimba temple, rohtang pass, solang valley, manikaran being the highlights. A must visit. Do try the local paav.
  • Adventure sports & happy faces of my family.



4 reviews

Best view in Manali

if you're on your way to some place and rohtang pass is on the way, please step out and soak it in. it is beautiful. the view from the pass is amazing, and it's really high. make sure you stop there a bit early as in the evening it's difficult to leave from rohtang pass

Nipam hiralal kakkad

Nipam hiralal kakkad5.0/5

1 review

Climb with a cloud in Rohtang valley

In the summer it's not a summer day but it's a surprise day which God given to us because of rain in summer.we choose track rohtang Valley after rain. Its a very risky but wonderful experience of my life. I feel I climb with cloud.mountains covered by snow with clouds were looking like a heaven on the earth.
  • Climb with a cloud in Rohtang valley
  • Climb with a cloud in Rohtang valley
  • Climb with a cloud in Rohtang valley
  • Climb with a cloud in Rohtang valley



77 reviews

Best places for families-kids

Rohtang-Pass is situated 51 KM from Manali, It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India. It looks like switzerland in India during winter, It becomes so white and beatiful ......... There are many sports to try it is very amzing, U can try snow mobile , snow boarding , skiing , paragliding.I visited month of June 2016 1st week with friends and ejoy more and more with different activities.Note:- Rohtang pass is Safe and best places for families-kids etc.

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Avinash Topani

Avinash Topani4.3/5

7 reviews

Amazing view with 3 Degree Celsius

It took more than 2 hours to travel only 55 km , but it was worth it as the view was amazing all over the way, but the way was pretty dangerous. Best time to visit Rohtang is in October or in March, because in between it will be closed due to snow fall.
  • Amazing view with 3 Degree Celsius

Amit gupta

Amit gupta5.0/5

1 review

Long journey of trains and toy trains, lovely fooding, marketing and full enjoyment.

Fresh air, lovely river, awesome city, snow falling, horse ridding, river rafting and play games and also journey of deep forest just like nature beauty

Tushar Mehta

Tushar Mehta5.0/5

130 reviews

Dream place for snow lovers

Snow lovers are waiting to visit this place. All around you find chilled snow & cool air. All age of People come here to see & play with snow. Sliding in the snow is unforgettable fun for all. Beas river and snow peak mountains are like heaven. One of the finest place, where you can enjoy with full of energy. Snow throwing & slipping in the snow is such a great experience.