Rohtang Pass is 51 KM from Manali , is a high mountain pass way that connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India. It has become a real summer tourist spot.As everyone can touch the nature in the peak time of summer .
The Rohtang Pass is the highest point on the Manali- Keylong Road. It is also one of the most beautiful spots in the vicinity. Located at an altitude of 4112 meters above sea level, the spot promises an exquisite view of the surrounding mountain ranges.
The regions beyond the Rohtang Pass are remote and cut away from the reach of the tourists. These predominantly Buddhist areas promise you an ascetic and haunting view. Being a bit inaccessible to the modern civilization has helped the place to retain its pure and untouched beauty.There are great trekking opportunities around the Rohtang Pass near Manali, though the skiing scopes are limited.
In winter the mountain slopes are snow clad and they turn into perfect skiing slopes. This point is one of the main attraction for tourists coming to Manali.
This pass opens for tourist from April end to October end of the year. The permission to travel on this highway is given by Indian army after they clear the snow and inspect the road for it’s fitness and safety for movement of person and the vehicles. The same road connects to Leh Ladakh ( State of Jammu & Kashmir ) from Manali ( state of Himachal Pradesh). Sonepani Glacier and a small lake (Dashahr) are located opposite and left to Rohtang respectively.
Get Manali To Rohtang Pass Taxi easily by Ashtvinayak Travels Manali by booking in advance. Advance Booking for Rohtang Pass is recommended due to Manali to Rohtang taxi rates are fixed by taxi union. Taxi services for other famous attractions in Manali by taxi should be planned and organised accordingly. Taxi services from Manali to Rohtang covers beautiful scenic spots, snow peak mountains and possibility of small adventures , if the situation allows. Manali Rohtang taxi services are sometimes availed on shared basis.
Things To Note For Visiting Rohtang Pass
- Rohtang Pass is closed for tourists on Tuesdays.
- Only limited vehicles are allowed per day.
- You Need to Book your cab in Advance.
- Ashtvinayak Travels will take care of permits.
- Manali – Rohtang Pass Route (distance: 51 KMs).
- Rohtang Pass as well as Snow Point are not well equipped ski station.
Snow Point is not any particular location, rather, it is just a stretch of snow on the way to Rohtang La identified by local vendors to set up their stalls. In peak winters, Snow point is at a location very close to Manali. As the summer progresses, location of snow point moves higher and higher till it reaches Rani Nullah and then further towards the Rohtang Pass. Enthusiasm of tourists converts snow point into some sort of a snow theme park. Tourists and honeymooners can indulge in various snow activities like Amateur skiing, yak rides, snow scotters and snow mobiles and of course throwing snow balls at one another.
Attractions enroute Manali to Rohtang Pass
- Nehru Kund: A natural spring, 6 Kms from Manali town.
- Kothi: River Beas runs through a narrow gorge setting up an attractive landscapes with plenty of photo opportunities.
- Gulaba: At around 20 Kms from Manali, Gulaba is Scenic spot covered in snow and usually termed “Snow Point”
- Rahla Falls: Attractive waterfall.
- Marhi: Pit stop for breakfast (Maggi Noodles).