Rohtang Pass – One Of The Highest Mountain Passes In The World

Rohtang Pass

If you want to feel the touch of snow even in scorching summers, the take up Rohtang pass tourism in Himachal Pradesh. This is one of the highest mountain passes in the world that is located at a convenient distance of 51 KM from Manali. Connecting Kullu valley with Lahaul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh, this pass is open from the months of May to November. Located at a height of 3978 m, this pass acts as a cultural bridge to the upper Himalayas that have a strong Buddhist influence from the middle Himalaya, that primarily has a Hindu culture. On the southern side of this pass, the Beas River emerges from underground and flows southward[3] and on its northern side, the Chandra River, a source stream of the river Chenab, flows westward.

Take a trip to Himachal Pradesh’s Rohtang pass to enjoy the best of nature and culture. Though this pass has earned the title of being a little obnoxious and dangerous due to its unpredictable snowstorms and high winds, every tourist yearns to visit Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh. Rohtang pass is considered as the world’s highest jeep able road.

Rohtang Road Tunnel

Due to the military significance of the highway and the need to keep it open the entire year, the Indian government began building the $320 million 8.5 km long Rohtang Tunnel in 2010 to bypass Rohtang pass for creating a much safer and faster year-around link to Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti and Leh in Ladakh. The tunnel will also shorten the distance by about 50 km and reduce the travel time between the southern and northern faces of Rohtang pass by five hours. While it now takes 4 to 6 hours to ascend, negotiate and descend the Rohtang pass, it will take only about 30 minutes to travel through the Rohtang tunnel.

Adventure in Rohtang Pass

ake up Rohtang pass tours in Himachal Pradesh to enjoy the best of the Himachal adventures. Enjoy a vacation in Rohtang pass to enjoy the most famous Rohtang pass attractions in Himachal Pradesh in India. some of the most popular adventures in Rohtang pass includes trekking and skiing. Often synonym as a trekker’s paradise, in Rohtang one can savor a chance to enjoy the majestic Himalayas and crystal glaciers. Some of the most famous trek sin Rohtang pass includes Manali – Lahaul that covers a distance of 117 kms from Manali to Lahaul.

How To Reach

By Air

The nearest airport is in Bhuntar about 104 km from Rohtang Pass. Manali falls on the same road, National Highway 21, about 51 km from Bhuntar Airport in Himachal Pradesh.

By Bus

It is well connected by Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses that start from Manali and go as far as Leh via Rohtang Pass and then through Keylong. HRTC, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation and private operators runs both air conditioned and non air conditioned deluxe coaches. During June to October, there are regular buses between Manali to Keylong.

By Train

Joginder Nagar is the nearest railway station which is about 210 km from Rohtang Pass.

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