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Manali to Rohtang Pass - Best Time to Visit Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass is 51 kms from Manali on the highway to Keylong and Leh.This is a gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Leh valley.Located at a height of 3979 meters, the view while traveling from Manali is simply amazing.The journey is full of beautiful lush green valley covered with a blanket of white snow and magnificent views of waterfalls.

While being at pass, travelers can enjoy adventure activities like Amateur skiing,snow scooter,yak rides and mountain bike.Don't forget to throw snow balls at one another.

Best Time to Visit Rohtang Pass

The best time to visit the Rohtang pass is between May to October.The pass gets closed in the month of November till April due to heavy snowfall.

How to Reach Rohtang Pass

Rohtang pass can be reached from Manali.Pass is 51 Kms from Manali.Manali is well connected via road from Delhi,Chandigarh and Shimla.Manali is 560 Kms from Delhi and 280 Kms from Shimla. One can reach Chandigarh via train and take a cab or bus from Chandigarh to Manali.Chandigarh to manali is 310 Kms and it can take 8hrs to reach there.

While traveling to Rohtang pass one must keep these thing in mind:

  • A permit is needed to travel to Rohtang pass from Manali.Everyday, the limited permit for Rohtang Pass is issued.Only 800 petrol and 400 diesel vehicles to travel to Rohtang Pass.One can apply online from 12:00 PM to 24:00 AM on the official website of Kullu administration if you are traveling by your own car.In case if you are hiring a local cab, cab incharge will take care of permits.
  • One can get stuck into a traffic jam that can be 10kms long,so its advised to start early in the morning by 4 AM from Manali and reach on Gullaba check point around 6.00 AM and then reach at Rohtang around 7:30 AM.Spend few hours and leave early to avoid traffic Jam.
  • It is advised to take a HPTDC bus or a local cab for Rohtang pass as the roads are slippery and have narrow curves.
  • If traveling by your own car, you need the permit which can be easily taken online by paying Rs 550.
  • Due to high altitude, there is little bit shortage of oxygen.
  • While traveling to pass, you need snow clothes which is easily available in many shops at Manali.You can hire the snow suit at around Rs 300/-.

Adventure Activities At Solang Valley Near Rohtang Pass

Activities at Rohtang Pass

Solang valley is known for winter sports.December to February is the best time to enjoy winter sports.The most commonly winters sports offered are Skiing, parachuting, paragliding, skating,horse riding,snow scooter,yak rides and zorbing.In summers when snow melts,skiing is replaced by parachuting, zorbing, paragliding and horse riding.Solang valley is a perfect place for skiing in himachal pradesh.There are skiing training institutes providing trainers to beginners.

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