Rohtang Pass, Manali

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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7 Video Reviews for Rohtang Pass

Madhu Maddy

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  • Madhu Maddy
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 413 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  242 helpful votes
  •  14676 readers
  • Posted Jul 13, 2017
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 509

Rahul Gurnani

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  • Rahul Gurnani
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 photos
  • 11 Reviews
  •  69 helpful votes
  •  138470 readers
  • Posted 2 months ago
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Nitish Kumar

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  • Nitish Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  10 readers
  • Posted 3 months ago
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 216

Himanshu

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  • Himanshu
  • Lives in Delhi
  •  1 helpful vote
  • Posted 3 months ago
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  • 201

Akashkr Patel

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  • Akashkr Patel
  • Lives in Varanasi
  • Posted 3 months ago
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 228

Sethu Siddharth

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  • Sethu Siddharth
  • Lives in Vellore
  •  1 helpful vote
  • Posted May 28, 2017
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 540

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Nipam hiralal kakkad

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  • 1 Review
  •  62 readers

"Climb with a cloud in Rohtang valley"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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.
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Navin

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  • Lives in Gorakhpur
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  • 19 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  489 readers

"Best places for families-kids"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Rohtang-Pass is situated 51 KM from Manali, It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Michal Pradesh, India. It looks like switzerland in India during winter, It becomes so white and beautiful. There are many sports to try it is very amazing, you can try snow Mobile, snow boarding, skiing, paragliding. I visited month of June 2016 1st week with friends and enjoy more and more with different activities.

Note:- Rohtang pass is Safe and best places for families-kids etc.
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Avinash Topani

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  • Avinash Topani
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 2 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  210 readers

"Amazing view with 3 Degree Celsius"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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.
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Amit gupta

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  • Amit gupta
  • 1 Review
  •  92 readers

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

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
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Tushar Mehta

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  • Tushar Mehta
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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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  • 129 Reviews
  •  121 helpful votes
  •  96269 readers

"Dream place for snow lovers"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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.
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Deepak bihani

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  • Deepak bihani
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  • 1 Review
  •  95 readers

"Awesome Place"

  • 5.6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was really a good experience to be in Rohtang. However, the only mistake done by our group was that we visited their in the month of August which is not the peak time to be there
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Vinod Nair

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  • Vinod Nair
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 40 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  594 readers

"The Best Part of Manali or any part of Michal Pradesh are the awesomely beautiful Pahaadi people."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Best time to visit Manali depends on individual's choice - If Winter and Snow Fall interests you then be there in November or Feb/ March. You wont be bombarded by snow but still will get enough of it. If visiting in April May, make sure to atleast go till Rohtang Pass if not beyond. Also visit Solang Valley for the hot springs and the famous Hadimba Temple.
Carry woolen or leatherette jackets, umbrellas, etc. To safeguard from the weather. While going to Rohtang Pass carry nuts, chocolate bars, for if you get stuck all this will be very helpful.
Cuisine wise Manali has some influence of Tibetan cuisine, so enjoy your momos and soups and noodles. Not to miss the Original Sher-e-Punjab" at the Mall Road. Super Authentic Punjabi cuisine not be missed at any cost. Though weather will be cold, get yourself a super glass of their lassi and you will be in love with it.
In Pic, with the Pahaadi Kid and her Grandma is my wife. They were a treat to meet and the Grandma is a legend in herself with a great story behind her. We had an awesome time with them.
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Mahendra

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  • Mahendra
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  • 1 Review
  •  96 readers

"Rohtang-Manali, the awesome experience."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Above 6000mts from sea level, its awesome experience.
Despite the ban from the NGT a large no. Of travellers go there to fact hing the rohtang.
It's some expensive now but it could be say "paisa vasool".
In addition my ali itself a haven place with solang valley paragliding experience, hidimba temple, and the most astonishing vyas river in the center of city.
Overall should plan more to Manali.
It's awesome, just awesome.
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Ravi Bhatnagar

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  • Ravi Bhatnagar
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 2 Reviews
  •  271 readers

"Manali Heaven on earth"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 23, 2017
Manali and Rohtang Pass are so beautiful that it makes us feel like heaven. Naturally beautiful, snow in Rohtang Pass made our journey extremely enjoyable.
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Bhupen lalwani

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  • 1 Review
  •  207 readers

"Manali:land of heaven"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 16, 2017
It was the best experience I ever had. The clouds and us were almost like touching each other. It was fun to throw snow balls and slide in the snow. Natures beauty was tremendous ... Would surely love to visit such places
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