Rohtang Pass in Lahaul-Spiti
Situated a few kilometers away from Manali, Rohtang Pass is the most preferred tourist destination of majority people visiting Himachal Pradesh. The Rohtang Pass is a must visit place for nature lovers, as it offers panaromic view of hills and valleys. It is like paradise for nature lovers, offering splendid view of nature. The tourists get to see extreme landscape differences on their journey to Rohtang Pass. The lush green fields, fruit-laden orchards of the Kullu valley and an overwhelming vista of bare brown mountains dazzling in daylight are sure to leave you mesmerized.
Why Visit Rohtang Pass
June to September is the best time to visit Rohtang Pass. Snow lovers can visit this highest peak during November to February, when the entire area is covered with snow.
Rohtang Pass is easily accessible from Manali by road. Several state transport buses and Volvo buses can be hired to reach Rohtang Pass. You can reach this beautiful place by rail. The closest broad gauge railway stations are at Chandigarh, Pathankot and Kalka. Tourists can also take a flight to Rohtang Pass by landing at Bhuntar, the nearest airport to Manali
Things to do in Rohtang
Apart from its natural beauty, Rohtang Pass is well-known for its adventure activities, attracting millions of people from every corner of the world. Thrilling adventure sports like skiing and trekking are common here. It is a famous travel destination in Himachal Pradesh that should not be missed on your tour to the state.
Trekking is one of the best ways to enjoy the scenic beauty and magnificence of nature. You can begin your trekking adventure by beginning from Manali crossing few small villages and finally arrive at Rohtang Pass. Tourists and adventure lovers are sure to enjoy the 14 km long trek that begins from Gulabo and passes through the Bhrigu Lake, finally taking you to Rohtang Pass. The trek from Shimla, via the Jalori Pass is also an enjoyable trekking option. The months from June to September are best time for trekking to Rohtang Pass.
Majority of tourists visiting Rohtang Pass never miss an opportunity to indulge in skiing. Rohtang Pass is covered with snow almost throughout the year and this is one of the reasons why tourists can enjoy skiing during winter and autumn season. People visit the Sonapani glacier situated close to the Rohtang Pass to enjoy skiing. The glacier is a well-known skiing zone in the region.
How to visit Rohtang Pass
Bhuntar Airport, Kullu
Nearest Railway station
Jogindernagar Railway station
Nearest Bus Stand
HRTC Bus Stand, Manali
Best time to visit Chanshal Pass
June to September
Places to Visit:
1. Rohalla Falls – Situated at an altitude of 2,501 m, the Rohalla falls are a major attraction for visitors. The place lies on the way to Manali and tourists can enjoy the beauty of natural surroundings such as snow-capped peaks, deodar forests and silver birch trees.
2. Brighu Lake – Located in the Kullu district, this lake lies at an altitude of 4,235 m above sea level. The Brighu Lake was named after sage Brighu and is the most tranquil lakes in the district. Lying to the east of Rohtang Pass, this lake is of immense religious significance to people.
3. Gulaba – This is a famous picnic spot and the beginning point to trek from the Brighu Lake.