Rohtang Pass is a gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valleys in Himachal Pradesh. It connects kullu Valley with Lahaul and Spiti Valley. This pass is open from May to November.
What to see at Rohtang Pass: This is the ancient route between the people who resides on either side of the Pir Panjal. This place is famous for its scenic beauty. Rohtang Pass also acts as gateway to Pangi as well as to Leh Valley. For the Ladakh region also it acts as a gateway. Beautiful sightseeing of this pass is Chandra River, Lahaul Valley, Peaks, and glaciers. From this pass, it is possible to see twin peaks of Geypan.
This pass divides Kullu Valley and Lahaul & Spiti Valleys. Hindu tradition follows in the Kullu Valley and Buddhist cultures follows in Lahaul & Spiti Valley. Tourists who were passing through this pass can enjoy skiing and sledge rides. Sledges and Ski sets are available on rent.
What to see around Rohtang Pass:
Manali: Manali is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Manali is popular honeymoon spot. Visitors can enjoy the place by seeing slopes and snow covered peaks. Manali is famous for its culture, history, scenic beauty, snow covered by mountains. Most of the foreigners attack towards this place for adventure sport. Manali Attractions are Manu Temple, Hadimba Temple, Paragliding, Trekking and Adventures sports, Solang Valley. It is located 51kms away from this pass.
Manu Temple: This temple is dedicated to Sage Manu. This temple is situated in old Manali. It is believed that to recreate human life after great flood had destroyed the world sage Manu stepped off his ark here. It is located 51kms away from this pass.
Hadimba Temple: This temple was having beautiful crafted 4 tiered Pagoda roof. Caved doorway is most attractive to the visitors. This temple was built in 1533 AD. It is located 51kms away from this pass.
Kullu: This is the best place for natural lovers. Hills in the valley covered with Sprawling Apple Orchards, Deodar Forest and Pine forests. This valley is known as Valley of Gods. Activities in this valley are Angling, hiking over the Himalayan glaciers, paragliding, Mountaineering, river rafting, trekking. This place is also famous for adventure sports.
Jagat Sukh: Major attraction of this place is ancient temples of Lord Shiva and Sandhya Gayatri. These were constructed in Shikhara Style. It is located 48kms away from this pass.
Nehru Kund: This is a natural spring. It is named after former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. When he stayed at Manali, he used to drink only this water. It is believed that this spring birth place is Bhrigu Lake. It is located 47kms away from the pass.
Rahala Waterfalls: This is the best picnic spot for the local people. It is located at 37kms away form the pass.
Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temples: On the banks of river Beas River, Vashist is the small village. Temples at this place are dedicated to Vashist Muni and Lord Rama. This place is also famous for hot water springs. It is located 51kms away from the pass.
Getting to Rohtang Pass: This is well connected with road by Himachal Road Transport Corporation. Buses starts from Manali and reach Leh via Rohtang Pass and then through Keylong. Nearest railway station is located at Joginder Nagar which is 103kms from the pass. Nearest airport is at Bhuntar which is 104kms away from Rohtang Pass.
Getting around Rohtang Pass: Motorcycles can be taken on hire to reach Rohtang Pass from Manali. Person can hire private cabs or a taxi also to reach to Rohtang Pass. Buses and Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Rohtang Pass.
Best time to visit Rohtang Pass: Best time to visit this place is between June to October. In the remaining reasons Rohtang Pass will be closed due to heavy snow fall.
Where to stay in Rohtang Pass: Tents can be arranged at the road side. Near town is Manali. Plenty of options are available to stay.
Where to eat in Rohtang Pass: Eateries are not available at Rohtang Pass. While travelling through this pass it is advisable to carry food.