Looking for the best place to explore during vacation? Want to visit a place which is full of excitement and adventure? Yes, it is Rohtang Valley! This is the place for those people who love to experience challenges with beautiful nature. There are many places in our India that can also give us lovable and sensational experience but “Rohtang Pass Valley” gives you an unforgettable experience. Now, Let’s go and discuss about it. Read On-
It is the highest mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas which is around 51 km away from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India. This is the place that has the ultimate and almost essential attractions of the itinerary. It is the deliberate location of the pass which combines with the mesmerizing escapade of nature all around makes Rohtang Pass so popular. It is nature’s perfect vista. It serves as gateway Pangi and Leh valley. The attractive sights of glaciers, rivers, and snow-covered peaks pursue to shatter nature lovers as the ride on the congestion path that is unforgettable and gives you a better driving experience than ever.
As it is 51 km away from Manali and it is at a height of 3980 meters, on Manali key long way. This mountain is very beautiful that people come from every part of the country to take part in adventurous activities like- ice skating, paragliding, etc. It is the best place for travelers as well as riders. En-route, places like Rani Nallah are fearsome attractions which makes the journey very tricky. It is situated 6 km before the pass, the Rani Nallah is the vital torment for people who are traveling to Rohtang. The study is an almost 2 km horrific stretch that’s only mush and mud all the way along. Because of the weather conditions of the Rohtang Pass, it is closed for the most part of the year. The Landslides and Slow-moving weather conditions keep challenging travelers with a new difficulty level.
Places to Visit In Rohtang Valley
1. Solang valley
Solang valley is one of the most popular and famous destinations for skiing in India which is approximately close to the Manali, hence Rohtang pass. There is a heavy snowfall during winter, which increases the beauty of nature. It looks like a blanket of snow which is perfect for skiing and sliding on heavy snow. This Solang valley is not just about adventure only but also for nature lovers, there are beautiful mountains, Bea’s, River and lush greenery which makes it an ideal place for vacation. In wintertime, the activities which are available in this place are skiing, sliding on heavy snow, zip-lining, etc. In summer when the snow melts, activities like parachuting, zorbing, paragliding, horse riding, etc. become popular. It is not compulsory to visit this place during wintertime only, you can also visit this Place during the summertime also. Summertime is also good to visit this place.
2. Rahala waterfall
The Rahala waterfall is one of the most famous waterfalls in Rohtang pass and Manali, rarely it is a photographed waterfall and also a perfect place for a pre-wedding shoot. It is a perfect holiday destination for kids, elders and young ones also. Rahala is located 16 km away from Manali towards Rohtang pass and at the height of 8,500 ft. This Rahala waterfall is the result of melting the glacier, and the water of this falls is extremely cold. This waterfall is an absolute treat for shutterbugs. The natural beauty of this place is the best tourist attraction. The waterfalls over the rocks and the force of gravity cause the water to fall over their edge, this movement of water increases the beauty of this waterfall.
3. Chandra and Bhaga Rivers
The Chandra and Bhaga rivers are also known as the Chenab rivers, it is the result of the melting of lesser Himalayas of the glaciers in the Shivalik ranges. They fall downwards and hold into these rivers and only because of this, it is known as the Chandra and Bhaga rivers or Chenab rivers. This Chenab river falls from India to Pakistan and also it is one of the five major rivers of the Punjab region. Chenab river is one of the famous and beautiful rivers which is formed by the confluence of two streams and there two streams are Chandra and Bhaga, located in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is about 605 miles or 974 km long which feeds several irritation canals. In India the river flows through Chenab- Kishtwar- Thathri- Doda- Ramban- Akhnoor, and this river flows in Pakistan through Punjab- Uch.
4. Lahaul and Spiti Valley
Lahaul and Spiti are distinct in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, which consists of two formerly separate districts of Lahaul and Spiti. 2:30 Hours drive is covering 145 km along the NH 505 that takes you from Rohtang pass to Lahaul and Spiti. Lahaul and Spiti is a district in a cold desert area as it hardly gets rain. The beauty of this place and it’s unadulterated environment attracts thousands of tourists every year. This Lahaul and Spiti is situated at an altitude of 12,500 ft. above from the sea level. This place is fully dependent on the beauty of nature. It’s a beautiful view and the background of beautiful mountains increases the beauty of this valley. It is also famous for the heritage of its cultures. It is a perfect destination for you and your family. The best time to visit this place is from June to September.
5. Khoksar village
Khoksar village is also one of the most popular and famous holiday destinations, located in the Lahaul Mandal in Lahaulspiti district of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. This place is situated at a distance of 19 km away from the Rohtang pass. Summer and winter both are good for you and your family. In winter, it is fully covered by snow which looks very pretty and at that time everyone comes here only for the purpose of seeing a beautiful view of snow. This snowfall increases the beauty of this place. In summer, the central public works department (CPWD) rests house, and all eating places are in the business and at that time everyone comes here only for the purpose to enjoy the beauty of nature. Hence, you can visit here at any time. The people who are living here have their own culture which is different from others.
6. Nehru Kund
Another sensational and beautiful place to visit in Rohtang Pass Valley is Nehru Kund. The name of this place is named after our Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. This kund is famous because it was believed that the water comes out from the rock and the source of spring is Bhrigu Lake. The bubbling sound of the water gives a charismatic experience to the visitors who came here. This is also one of the best place to visit in Rohtang Pass Valley.
Top or Thrilling things to do in Rohtang Valley
- River Rafting
- Mountain Biking
- Jeep Safari
- Snow Scooter Driving
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Rohtang pass depends upon its weather, temperature and season.
Rohtang Pass Valley Temperature: During the summer season the temperature is almost between 19 and 22 Degree Celsius and temperature during the winter season is almost -2 Degree Celsius.
Rohtang Valley Weather: The temperature is going up to 19 Degree Celsius.
Best Season to visit Rohtang Pass Valley: May to Mid November is the best time to visit Rohtang. In this time period, the travelers can experience, any adventurous activities like mountain biking, skiing, riding and many more.
Number of Hours you can spend: 4 to 5 hours
Timing: 7:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M
Entry Fee: In order to visit Rohtang pass Valley one has to take a permit. It is important for every traveler to approve their visit by government permit. It costs INR 550 for every individual traveler.
How to Reach
- By Rail: Joginder Nagar is the railway station which is 104 km away from Manali. You can hire a taxi from Manali to reach here.
- By Road: Hire a Private Taxi or you can take a bus from Manali.
Facts about Rohtang Pass Valley
- It is at an elevation of approx 13000 feet.
- It is a gateway near Lahaul & Spiti Valley.
- The language of Rohtang is Ladakhi, i.e, “Bhotti” which means ” pile of corpses”.
- There is a huge number of people dying due to bad weather so be careful when you visit there.
- There are also some ghost stories.
- It is very beautiful and the best place to visit with family and friends.