Rohtang Pass is located in the snowcapped valleys in the Himalayan range. This pass is just 50 km away from the main settlement at a height of 3978 m above sea level. if you are looking for a snowy vacation then Rohtang Pass is the best choice to go with.
How to reach Rohtang Pass
You have to reach Manali and take a cab to Rohtang Pass. It will take two hours. You can connect Manali from Delhi. The closest railway station is Joginder Nagar (104 km). The nearest airport is in Bhuntar (104 km). You can also take Himachal Road Transport buses from Manali to reach this destination.
Best places to visit in Rohtang Pass
- Nehru Kund - This place is named after Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister. Here, water comes out steeping and bubbling amidst rocks and is considered to be the source of Bhrigu Lake.
- Vashisht Hot Water Springs - It is a sulfur water spring oozing hot water offering a soothing environment in the chilly weather.
- Hadimba Temple - It is a 4-story pagoda where you can find the Goddess Hadimba’s footprints. The surrounding nature is beautiful.
- Marhi - This place is 35 km from Manali and close to Rohtang Pass. It is famous for its water adventures.
Do’s and Don’ts of traveling to Rohtang Pass
Never move to the high-altitude places alone. Lack of oxygen may hamper your movement. Always move in groups. Do not worry about heavy snowfall. It recedes in 2-3 days and roads open quickly. Make sure you have a guide to take you there. Carry food with you. Do not litter the places.
Major activities to do in Rohtang Pass
Heliskiing is one of the newest addition to adventure sports. Skiing in the winter season is possible. Paragliding and scooter driving can also be done. Make sure you have chosen the right agency to grab hold of the standard security gear. You can also try mountain biking in the valleys and mountain roads.
Best time to visit Rohtang Pass
The best time to witness Rohtang Pass is in the months of May-October. August is the ideal month to go and enjoy the adventure activities.