Rohtang Pass, Manali

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Travel Destination -

Manali

Address of this place -

Leh-Manali Highway, Himachal Pradesh

Country -

India

ISD/STD Code -

91-01905

Area Pincode -

175103

Local Time -

6:13 AM

Local Weather -

Current temprature- -3.74, Minimum - -20.22, Maximun - -3.74
light snow with humidity 90% and Wind speed of 0.51 mph.

About this place -

 

Rohtang Pass Manali Himachal Pradesh India

At an elevation of 13,054 ft, Rohtang Pass serves as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti valleys in Himachal Pradesh. The name Rohtang means ‘ground of corpses’ due to the number of people who lost their lives trying to cross it.Known for its scenic beauty, Rohtang Pass holds strategic importance for India. The Pass offers beautiful sights of glaciers, peaks, Lahaul Valley and the Chandra River. The twin peaks of Geypan are also visible from Rohtang. The pass is on the watershed between the water basins of the Chenab River and the Beas River.Rohtang remains open from June to October and it is the best time to travel to the pass. However, trekkers do head for the pass even before it opens for vehicular traffic.The road remains jam-packed and delays are inevitable. Besides sightseeing, tourists can also enjoy sledge rides and skiing. Ski sets and sledges are available on rent.There are no accommodation options in Rohtang Pass unless you bring your own tent and set up camp by the roadside. Manali, which is the closest big town, offers a wide range of accommodation which includes luxury resorts, riverside cottages, deluxe hotels and 3-star budget properties. Manali also offers homestays which are a good option to enjoy the nature and culture of the locals.There are no food stalls or eateries at Rohtang Pass. One will have to carry one's own food while crossing Rohtang Pass.It is recommended to hire a local cab or take a bus, as the drive to Rohtang Pass becomes quite tough with slippery road and narrow curves.Tourists can go for various thrilling activities like snow scooter, skiing and mountain biking. 

How to Reach -

Airport -
Bhunter is 50 km from Manali
Railway -
Joginder Nagar, 165 km away. The closest broad gauge rail heads are Chandigarh (310 km) and Ambala (355 km).
By road
The distance from Delhi is 570 km and from Shimla the distance is 280 km.

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The Himalayan resort town or the ultimate vacation heaven in all of Northern India, Manali is a high altitude hill station nestled in the mountains. Located in the Kullu district, the holiday terminus has earned itself a reputation as a honeymoon destination and backpacking center. Being set on the Beas River, it serves as a gateway for skiing in the nearby Solang valley and for trekking in the Parvati valley. It’s a jumping off point for rafting, mountaineering, and paragliding in the mountains of Pir Panjal which is home to the infamous Rohtang pass.