Rohtang Pass The Beautiful Mountain Pass Trek In Himachal Pradesh
Rohtang Pass is a beautiful mountain pass situated at 13,050ft (3,978m) on the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas around 51km from Manali.
It connects Kullu Valley with Lahaul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh. The Word Rohtang has a meaning to it. In Bhoti language it means- RO- Corpse and Thang- Plain/Field.
This name has been given because people were dying in bad weather trying to cross the pass. The pass remains open for 6 months that is from May to October.
Rohtang Pass is extremely popular among the travelers and tourists because of the spellbinding landscapes.
It separates Kullu Valley with a primarily Hindu culture and the arid and barren high altitude Lahaul and Spiti valleys with a Buddhist culture.
The high-altitude mountain pass lies between Chenab and Beas basins. The weather in Rohtang Pass is very unpredictable and changes from time to time.
Also well known for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards.
The local people and the shepherds used this road and was one of the oldest and most frequented passes in the region leading from one culture to another.
Rohtang Pass has a lot of hairpins and curvy roads making it difficult for travellers and tourists to cross.
It also serves as a gateway to leh Ladakh and Pangi Valley crossing several other passes like Baralacha la Pass (Manali – Leh Highway).
If you want adventure and adrenaline rush, travelling to this pass won’t disappoint you.
You will be driving through slippery roads, rough weather and dangerous curvy roads.
Despite the challenging journey, you will be greeted by snow-capped mountains, fresh mountain air, enchanting glaciers and rivers.
The government of India has started building a two-way tunnel of 8.8km that will bypass the Rohtang Pass trek and creating a link to several other routes.
The tourists, trekkers and adventurers can access to other parts of Himachal through the year making their travel safer.