Best Time to Visit Rohtang Pass Manali

Rohtang pass is a very beautiful spot in Manali which attracts lakhs of tourists every year. The meaning of the name Rohtang pass is 'Ground of Corpses' due to the number of people who died while crossing this pass. This shows the danger in this place. Here is the travel guide on the best time to visit Rohtang Pass and attractions.

India is famous for its scenic beauty. Tourists from all over the world come to India throughout the year to take pleasure of natural beauty in India. Every part of India is special in its own way. The Indian tourists prefer to visit Shimla-Kullu- Manali to enjoy chilled atmosphere and snowfall. When we talk about Manali, we cannot forget Rohtang Pass.

Rohtang pass is a very beautiful spot in Manali which attracts lakhs of tourists every year. The meaning of the name Rohtang pass is 'Ground of Corpses' due to the number of people who died while crossing this pass. This shows the danger in this place. Here is the travel guide on Rohtang Pass Manali.

Rohtang pass Location

Rohtang pass, the scenic beauty is located at the height of 3979 meters. From Manali to Rohtang pass the distance is 51 kms only and it is situated on the highway to Leh. Due to heavy snowfall this spot becomes dangerous during winter season and remains closed. But in the months from June to October the pass is open for motor transportations. Rohtang pass is an entry point Leh Valley, Lahaul Spiti and Pangi.

Rohtang pass season time

If you wish to visit Rohtang pass then summer season is the best time to reach as the weather remains perfect for tourism and adventure activities. During winter season the mountains in Rohtang pass are fully enveloped with sparkling snow and it remains closed during this time. During the month of May Rohtang pass is open for visitors and nature lovers. It is the time when you can enjoy the activities like skiing and snow scooter on the snow covered high mountains. So if you are worried about the hot summer then Rohtang pass is the best tourism spot you can think about.

Best time to visit rohtang pass

If you want to enjoy the place in all manners then the best time is from the month of May till the month of October or November. If you visit Rohtang pass in these months then you can see a very good crowd of nature lovers and adventure lovers gathered there. The breathtaking activities like snow scooter, skiing and mountain biking are the most famous among the tourists. If you are not interested in thrilling activities then just enjoy the nature by viewing glaciers, mountains peaks and the gleaming Chandra River flowing from Lahaul Valley.

Attractions in Rohtang pass manali

Also you can take pleasure of a beautiful waterfall called Rahala. Rahala waterfall is located at only 16 kms from Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass. Rahala waterfall bursts down from the height of 2.500 meters and is one of the most eye catching views of that area. You can enjoy the picturesque beauty of nature when you visit this spot. It is always advisable to visit Rohtang pass with an expert local driver or a bus as the way towards the pass is full of curves.

Rohtang pass is considered as a natural division between Hindu Culture in Kullu Valley and Buddhist Culture in Lahaul and Spiti valleys. The scenic view of Beas River at the southern side of the pass and Chandra River at the northern side of it attracts many visitors every year. Rohtang pass is the popular place for shooting for some famous bollywood movies too.

Activities in Snow dresses and ski kits are available at Manali, which you can get easily for rent with lots of bargaining. Tourists cannot go to Rohtang pass on Tuesday as it remains closed for tourists on that day. To enjoy the spot start very early morning from Manali so that you will be able to avoid traffic jam. Another thing you need to remember is you have to bargain in each and everything, right from snow dresses to ski kit and even for the vehicle. You can spend time of only three to five hours at Rohtang pass along with a huge crowd and less amenities.

Some other attractive places you can visit on the way from manali to Rohtang pass are Nehru Kund, which is a natural spring only 5 kms away from Manali, Kothi, a beautiful landscape, Gulaba, a snow covered spot famously known as 'Snow Point; Rahala falls and Marhi, a breakfast point, where you can enjoy hot Maggie Noodles and also get some snow equipments on Rent.

Things to follow

If you are planning to visit Rohtang pass with your family and friends then it is better to carry your own tent with you or be ready to set a camp nearby as the accommodation is not possible at the place. The nearest place from Rohtant pass is Manali, where you can get many hotels, cottages and even home stay options. One more thing you need to remember is there are not food openings near Rohtang pass and you have to arrange for your food items before reaching there and crossing Rohtang pass. While planning to visit Rohtang pass you need to book your tour well in advance as only few vehicles are allowed to go there due to safety reasons.

Overall visiting Rohtang pass can be a memorable experience with lots of precautions and safety measures!


Guest Author: Rushabh Patel29 Jul 2016

Great information. I am looking for a solo trip from Amvadabad to Leh in my Bullet classic motorcycle. It seems Rohtang pass is closed seasonally. Will you tell whether Rohtang is open during this December time?

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