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Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass: A Himalayan Gem


Rohtang Pass, nestled in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, stands as a majestic gateway to adventure and natural beauty. At an elevation of 3,980 meters (13,058 feet), this high mountain pass connects the lush Kullu Valley with the rugged Lahaul and Spiti Valleys in Himachal Pradesh, India. Rohtang Pass is not just a geographical marvel; it’s a canvas painted with snow-capped peaks, pristine glaciers, and gushing rivers. Let’s embark on a journey to explore this Himalayan gem.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Geography and Cultural Divide
  3. Weather and Best Time to Visit
  4. How to Reach Rohtang Pass
  5. Sightseeing Places
  6. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  7. Conclusion

Geography and Cultural Divide

Rohtang Pass serves as a natural boundary between the Kullu Valley (with its predominantly Sanatani culture) and the arid, high-altitude Lahaul and Spiti Valleys (with a strong Buddhist influence). The pass lies on the watershed between the Chenab and Beas river basins. On the southern side, the Beas River emerges from underground, while the Chandra River (a source stream of the Chenab) flows westward on the northern side.

Weather and Best Time to Visit

The weather at Rohtang Pass is as unpredictable as its breathtaking vistas. Here’s a month-wise breakdown:

Month Average Temperature (°C) Weather Condition
January-3 to 11Cold, snow-covered
February-3 to 11Cold, occasional snow
March-1 to 13Chilly, thawing snow
April0 to 14Pleasant, melting snow
May3 to 16Mild, snow receding
June6 to 18Pleasant, clear skies
July9 to 20Pleasant, monsoon risk
August9 to 19Pleasant, occasional rain
September7 to 17Pleasant, post-monsoon
October3 to 14Cool, pre-winter
November-1 to 11Cold, early snowfall
December-3 to 10Cold, snow-clad

Best Time to Visit: May to October is ideal for exploring Rohtang Pass. During these months, the road to Ladakh and Spiti remains open, and the weather is pleasant. Winter (November to April) is perfect for snow enthusiasts and honeymooners seeking fresh snowfall.

How to Reach Rohtang Pass

  1. By Road: Rohtang Pass is approximately 53 kilometers from Manali. Private vehicles, hired cabs, and local transport can take you there. The pass opens from June to October.
  2. From Delhi: Reach Manali by bus or taxi, then continue to Rohtang Pass via private cab or your own vehicle.
  3. By Train: The nearest station is Joginder Nagar (104 km from Manali). From Manali, take a taxi or bus.

Sightseeing Places

  1. Nehru Kund: A natural spring named after Jawaharlal Nehru.
  2. Vashisht Hot Water Springs: Soak in the therapeutic waters.
  3. Hadimba Temple: A wooden temple dedicated to Goddess Hadimba.
  4. Marhi: A picturesque spot en route to Rohtang Pass.
  5. Gulaba: A serene valley with snow-capped peaks.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Is Rohtang Pass open in winter? No, it’s closed due to heavy snow.
  2. How do I get a permit for Rohtang Pass? Apply online or get one from the SDM office in Manali.
  3. What’s the best time to visit Rohtang Pass? May to October.
  4. Can I drive my own vehicle to Rohtang Pass? Yes, but only during the open season.


Rohtang Pass is not just a destination; it’s an experience. Whether you’re a snow lover, an adventure seeker, or a nature enthusiast, this Himalayan wonder will leave an indelible mark on your soul. So pack your bags, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and let Rohtang Pass weave its magic around you.

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