Rohtang Pass Overview

Ranked 1 of 51 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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Rohtang Pass

Mahadev Hirematt
13th Jul 17

Mesmerising sight indeed

Mesmerising sight indeed  Video Review

Rohtang Pass

Rahul Gurnani
27th Oct 17


Nature!!!  Video Review

Rohtang Pass

Nitish Kumar
17th Sep 17

Mesmerizing one

Mesmerizing one  Video Review

Rohtang Pass

17th Sep 17

Very cold Rohtang!

Very cold Rohtang!  Video Review

Rohtang Pass

Akashkr Patel
17th Sep 17

nice location

nice location  Video Review

Rohtang Pass

20th Dec 17

Rohtang pass

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Rohtang Pass

Sethu Siddharth
28th May 17

Excellent place to visit

Excellent place to visit  Video Review

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Nishevitha Gangatharan
28th May 17

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Chetana Siddagangaiah

Chetana Siddagangaiah5.0/5

64 reviews

Rohtang Pass

A must visit sight seeing place when visiting Manali. For people who want to see snow, when it is not yet started snowing. A great place to click some awesome photos. The place is usually crowded. Need to get a permit which costs around 500/- INR. If booking a local cab or vehicle, the cost would come up to 4500/- (cab - 4000/-, 500/- permit) . As it is snow clad, it may be cold and advised to wear a full covering suit + Glouse + Socks + Sunglasses, a must, which can be rented at shops down in Manali.

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Smriti Das

Smriti Das5.0/5

375 reviews


Rohtang Pass is a famous tourist attraction and need permit to visit the spot. It is a high mountain pass connects the Kullu valley with the Lahaul and Spiti valleys of Michal Pradesh state.

Pradeep chakraborty

Pradeep chakraborty5.0/5

7 reviews

Rohtang trip

It's just amazing place, snow capped mountain all around. Although journey from Manali is little problem due to traffic congestion but once you reach there you will forget everything. You have to book your taxi a day in advance due to limited vehicle permission.

Harish kumar khandelwal

Harish kumar khandelwal1.4/5

3 reviews

Not worthy, Wastage of time and money

Avoid to go to rohtang. Stay at Manali and enjoy the weather. Better to go to sky world in your city to enjoy the snow. Dirty snow. Too much of traffic. Taxi changes too high. Must start very early around 2-3 am to avoid traffic. Only Maggi to eat.

Parv Ahuja

Parv Ahuja4.3/5

7 reviews

Heaven on the earth

The most amazing place if you are going to visit Manali and one of the must visit place. If you wanna enjoy the beauty of this place you should hire a bike and you should then go to the place.

Parv Ahuja

Parv Ahuja4.6/5

7 reviews

Heaven on the earth

One of the best place to visit, if you are going to Manali. And you should hire a bike and then ride it to rotang pass from Manali. The beauty and the freshness of the place with attract you and you will be lost in the awe of nature

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh4.3/5

581 reviews

The pass up the mountains

Rohtang Pass had to be visited of you are on a trip to Manali. Located 51 kilometers 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 meters above sea level.

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  • 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.

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Rohtang Pass, Manali

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Rohtang Pass, Manali
Rohtang Pass, Manali

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Rohtang Pass, Manali
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