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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Madhu Maddy

  • Connoisseur
  • Madhu Maddy
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 413 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  238 helpful votes
  •  14314 readers
  • Posted 2 months ago
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 502

Sethu Siddharth

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  • Sethu Siddharth
  • Lives in Vellore
  •  1 helpful vote
  • Posted May 28, 2017
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 538

Nishevitha Gangatharan

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  • Nishevitha Gangatharan
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 8 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  395 readers
  • Posted May 28, 2017
Overall Rating
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Ravi Bhatnagar

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  • Ravi Bhatnagar
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 1 Review
  •  28 readers

"Manali Heaven on earth" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
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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  • Bhupen lalwani
  • 1 photo
  • 1 Review
  •  28 readers

"Manali:land of heaven" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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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Vijay jamariya

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  • Vijay jamariya
  • 1 Review
  •  28 readers

"Beauty Of Heaven"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Place looking like heaven on earth. The place is full of atmospheric beauty, nature's creation. It force you to feel like you are on your own universe.
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Achyutha krishna

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  • Achyutha krishna
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  • 1 Review
  •  28 readers

"Manali in June"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We had a day and half to spend in Manali and we tried our best to see and experience everything in that time span. White water rafting is a thrilling experience and the road to Rohtang pass is out of this world.
Must see for anyone who loves the scenic beauty, this will be your paradise.
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Pranav Ambaselkar

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  • Pranav Ambaselkar
  • Lives in Nagpur
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  723 readers

"Amazing place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The road is simply amazing, specially if you're driving ...
Heavy traffic problem. We faced a 6km traffic jam for crossing the Gulaba check post. We covered those frustrating 6km in 6hrs ..
Get online permit from Manali tourism website. Don't rely on local taxis. They charge huge .. Permit costs just 550.
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Vijay kumar sahu

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  • Vijay kumar sahu
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 8 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  212 readers

"Marvelous Nature's beauty and creation."

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1202 readers

"Too time consuming to reach"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  226 readers

"Rohtang visit by june"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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

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  • Pralhad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  845 readers

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

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
  •  201 readers

"Rothang Pass - you beauty"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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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