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Rohtang Pass, Manali

Rohtang Pass Overview

Rohtang Pass is a beautiful mountain pass situated on the eastern side of Himalayas. It links the Kullu Valley with Spiti and Lahaul Valleys of Himachal Pradesh. The pass hovers over the watershed between Beas and Chenab basins. On the extreme south of this pass, the Beas River flows southward and the Chandra River flows westward.

Rohtang Pass is situated on a highway to Leh from Manali. The journey offers a spectacular and panoramic view of the lofty mountains. The pass is always open from the months of Jone to October annually.

The best part about this pass is the scenic sight of glaciers, rivers and peaks. Marhi is an ideal haven for para gliders, as the wind here is mild and hardly changes all the time. The skyscraper tall peaks are usually draped in thick fog, and sometimes these mountains also witness cloudbursts. Rohtang Pass is always known for its unpredictable wind velocity and snowfalls. The place also has much in stock for the adventure freaks like mountain biking, skating and skiing.

Be cautious as the density of oxygen starts lowering down at such altitudes. It is advised not to go all the way up if you suffer from chronic respiratory diseases like asthma and bronchitis.
Most of the tourists who arrive at the pass prefer setting up tents by the roadside. Apart from camping facilities there are also plethora of river-side cottages, deluxe hotels, and luxury resorts. There is also the option of availing homestay that will allow you to relish in the beauty of nature and indulge in the culture of locals.

Location : 51-km from Manali Town, Himachal Pradesh.
The beauty around : Rohtang Pass is covered with snow for nearly nine months in a year. The natural beauty is worth a visit with mountains, glaciers and deep ravines. Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendor. At the top of the pass, the air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herringboned ridges into the Lahaul Valley.
Attractions : Just beyond the Pass is the Sonapani Glacier and the twin peak of Gaypan. The Beas Kund, the source of the River Beas, a holy site for Hindus, as the sage Vyas is said to have meditated at this spot, is also accessible from the Rohtang Pass. There is a beautiful Dashohar Lake left to the pass, where pilgrims go every year on the auspicious day of 20th Bhandon. This is the only access to Lahaul valley.
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