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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  • Food available for purchase
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  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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2 Video Reviews for Rohtang Pass

Sethu Siddharth

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  • Sethu Siddharth
  • Lives in Vellore
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Overall Rating
  • 361

Nishevitha Gangatharan

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  • Nishevitha Gangatharan
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  395 readers
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • 285

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Vijay kumar sahu

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  • Vijay kumar sahu
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 8 Reviews
  •  25 readers

"Marvelous Nature's beauty and creation." new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Good attraction for Kids and family. The road leading to the place from Manali is full of natural beauty and adventure. In the month Kinkily and between 9 AM to 11 am is a great time to visit for which you have to leave Manali by 4:30 AM.
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Raj G

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  • Raj G
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 photo
  • 10 Reviews
  •  230 readers

"Too time consuming to reach" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Its terrible journey to go to Rohtang pass, it took 7. 5 hours for us though started at 5. 30 AM. The roads are very narrow. No proper washrooms are provided on the way. There are no side rel ling along the road, its quite dangerous to go by car, I will prefer Helicopter to go to the top.
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Kavytha gandhi

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  • Kavytha gandhi
  • 1 photo
  • 3 Reviews
  •  38 readers

"Rohtang visit by june" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Visited Manali this June'17. Visited Rohtang ..
Nature paradise. Climate awesome ... Not snow by June. Started very early by 4am due to expected huge traffic. Am surprised how this little place piled by huge traffic jam. Till Gulaba security check, in all hairpin bends cars keep piled. Travel agency Car drivers keep rushing due to time restrictions. Very surprised, cars keeep crossing in danger bends and in bad condition roads. Keep waiting for hours for clearance if any truck got stuck ed.
Guess, these huge crowd started from last two years by April to June months.
Car Rental too costly. We paid 3500/- for Rohtang car rental.
Felt bit sick due to traffic jam. But cherished once reached spot.
No emergency Helpline through the journey.
Horrible if delay in clearance of traffic jam.
No proper restroom maintenance at Rohtang.
Not able to enjoy the view by stopping car.
Keep moving due to traffic jam and time constraints.
People planning by rental bike can enjoy well.
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  • Pralhad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  225 readers

"Exciting Location. Worth to visit once in Life ..." new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Hi Everybody,
Am going to write a short Review about Rohtang Pass Manali.
First of all ... None can go Rohtang Pass without Valid permit .. For that you have to book through local travel agents for sightseeing of Rohtang one day in advance ...
The NGT of Local govt has allowed only 1200 vehicles per day ... With only two slots ... 6am and 9am ...
For reaching early you have to start atleast by 5. 30am .. Because there you can find heavy Traffic Jam ... Also you have to purchase snow clothes on the way ... As your clothes become wet ... In snow
Once you reach there ... Your entertainment begins ... Enjoy the snow ... Have photography ... Enjoy.
After 2hrs of enjoy. Your journey begins for Manali ... If you start by 1 o clock in afternoon ... You may reach mall road well in time otherwise ... Again you will be stuck in Traffic Jam .. Which may make you to wait 3-4hrs ...
Thats all from my side ..
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Viji Malai

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  • Viji Malai
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  96 readers

"Rothang Pass - you beauty" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
One of the best experience for life .. Not just the Pass but the path itself is awesome .. Covered by snow walls on both sides of the road one cannot stop admiring the beauty. Nearly 50 km ride from city. But as you pass markhi and then reach Rothang I'm sure you're to experience pure bliss .. One can skid in the snow at lower places itself or depending on their strength they can climb the snowy mountain and skid from few of the points located at higher latitude. My first time experience with snow was just awesome :d Don't forget to rent the dress and gloves. It is a must. I feel the taxi services has to regulated. They charge huge amount at peak season.
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Nalin Kale

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  • Nalin Kale
  • Lives in Kalyan
  • 7 Reviews
  •  213 readers

"Only for pleasant climate" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
In short those who saw kashmir thet don, t like Shimla kylu Manali. Only for pleasant climate OK. Otherwise cheating for travellers. Monopoly of car driver snd dress shop. I was visit in month of may 7th there are no snow, rohtangpass not open, but driver does not said same to us. We hire snow dresses at re. 250/- p. P. That was waste of money. Hotel manager told me 6000/- rs. For snow point abd gulaba, after bargain ready to rs. 2800/-. Only for adventure games its OK. Othrwise I don't like.
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Naman Vaidya

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  • Naman Vaidya
  • Lives in Manali
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  344 readers

"Awesopme stay at seraj heights home stay palach banjar"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The home stay at palach of banjar distt Kullu, Kullu is a home away from home.
Sharma ji is one of the most wonderful host for this unit.
We liked this property very much and the traditional food here is excellent, we will definitely visit again very soon and will recommend friend and family also experience the real hospitality and nature.
Many Thanks,
Naman Vaidya
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Rohith Sivashankar

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  • Rohith Sivashankar
  • 71 photos
  • 31 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  22954 readers

"Name says it all .."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 7, 2017
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
  • 50 Reviews
  •  18 helpful votes
  •  41783 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
  •  7643 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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