Rohtang Pass, Manali

Rohtang Pass

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About Rohtang Pass

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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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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Rohith Sivashankar

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  • Rohith Sivashankar
  • 71 photos
  • 29 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  5399 readers

"Name says it all .."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Rohtang pass is a mountain pass in the Manali Leh highway and is open only during tye months from May till October. The name of the pass stands for pile of corpses and is about 40-50 kms from Manali. Shared taxis are available from Manali and would cost about 350rs per head. There are couple of small tea shops at the pass which also serves light meals. Currently all vehicles which go to leh will have to go through the pass however the Army is constructing a tunnel which would be open for public in a couple of years.
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Deepika vinika

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  • Deepika vinika
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 photos
  • 46 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  19160 readers

"Snowy mountain ..!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 14, 2016
Rohtang pass has mesmerizing view. Couple's can spend really beautiful time over there & can feel like they're Bollywood actors .. They can sing & dance like them. It's a perfect romantic destination. Even family can spend great time but mostly there are honeymoon couple's!
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Damien Chinnappah

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  • Damien Chinnappah
  • 6 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2439 readers

"Amazing views amazing mountains"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 6, 2016
We visited Manali / rohthang during off season in Dec beginning. To start with, the journey of nearly 16 hours from Delhi was worth it after all seeing these amazing sites and the climate to enjoy. Moreover the people are really friendly and helpful. And on Rohthang! Me and my wife went on a mini hike to see Rahali waterfall which was filled with ice. Overall what I can say is photos cannot do justification of the natural beauty of this place I am out of words to express.
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Varun kumar

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  • Varun kumar
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1482 readers

"Rohtang pass is mast"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 10, 2016
When we travel to rohtang on same day by chance snow start and that was first snow in season and it's suddenly and no hope next week again but we feel that snow come and enjoy but so much shivering so keep your woolens gloves jacket and caps with you so can enjoy effectively.
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Swapnil Shukla

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  • Swapnil Shukla
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 29 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  5354 readers

"I was on clouds"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 28, 2016
I was on an adventurous trip as I went there and me and my friend were lost there.. It was very horrifying but now I realise it was adventurous too.. I love the views of valley and the snow every where and also my awesome gang there.. Having fun all the way to reach Rohtang from Manali is thrilling.
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Sunny Kumar

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  • Sunny Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2260 readers

"Amazing view"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 22, 2016
We feel that we are on the top of the world. The view is amazing. Skiing were available. We loved enjoying with snow. This was first time we saw snow. It was memorable for the whole life.
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  • 2 votes

Shivesh Dubey

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  • Shivesh Dubey
  • Lives in Varanasi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2069 readers

"You just cannot miss this!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 20, 2016
Rohtang pass is actually the passage through which one can travel to Ladakh from Manali. It is the only place in India where you would find snow anytime you make a visit. It's a 50km ride from Manali that will take you to this Heaven. It's basically for everyone who wants to enjoy the snow. You can easily get suits that will protect you from the cold on the way to Rohtang on minimal rates. Click a lot of pictures because this may be the most beautiful place you are visiting.
The best time to visit Rohtang pass is around 15th May when the pass is opened for tourism. It's fully covered in snow then. Skiing, sliding, paragliding are the famous activities.
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Pourushasp farokh karkaria

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  • Pourushasp farokh karkaria
  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2454 readers

"Manali's scenic beauty is simply outstanding"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 2, 2016
Simply heaven on earth. Snow, snow and snow everywhere. We enjoyed a lot playing with snow pelting snow balls on one another. We truly had a blast for three hours continuously. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip to Manali. Manali's scenic beauty is simply outstanding.
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Gaurav kumar

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  • Gaurav kumar
  • Lives in Jamshedpur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2469 readers

"Nice experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 31, 2016
The snow in Rohtang Pass is a dream to watch. We enjoyed there a lot. The mountain there was covered with snow all around. It was a paisa wasool journey. Although there were nothing to buy around, no food etc nearby. We must carry camera, selfie sticks, woolen clothes, snacks etc.
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Prashant Laad

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  • Prashant Laad
  • 5 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  6858 readers

"Very nice place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 26, 2016
Very nice place to visit. As this is best place in Manali. You can get snow on top of hill but as we are not able to go on top. Can take private cab for 2000 bucks to visit this place. Don't pay more.
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