Located at high altitude, Rohtang Pass is a popular destination among tourists who visit Manali. Those who are of adventurous nature opt for trekking to this place, which stands surrounded by great greenery and snow capped mountains. The pass is the highest point on the Manali-Keylong Road, located at 4112 meters of altitude. From here, you can see other surrounding mountains and their beauty. There are great trekking opportunities around the Rohtang Pass, though the skiing scopes are limited.
The distance between Rohtang Pass and the Manali town is about 51
Rohtang pass connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahul and Spiti valleys
of Himachal Pradesh. The trekkers' route to the pass provides some of
the most beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the greenery
all around. Rohtang Pass has excellent roads maintained by Border Road
Organization. Travelers usually do not face problem in commuting to this
place. The pass is not operation throughout the year, rather is open
between May and November.
During winters, the place gets heavy snowstorms and experiences chilly
winds. The pass provides a natural cultural divide between middle
Himalayas and its primarily Hindu culture, with the dry desert uplands
north of the Pir Panjal. River Beas originates from near by place,
called Beas Kund. Being a bit inaccessible to the modern civilization
has helped the place to retain its pure and untouched beauty. Buddhist
monasteries in near by places give it purity, sanctity, and a haunting
look as well.