The Best Time to Visit Rohtang Pass

Located at a height of 13000 ft. Rohtang is ill-famed for the deaths that occur here, contributing to the rugged terrain and steep mountains. Come, winter and the Rohtang Pass is one to fear. Sure, there is beauty to behold in the snow-covered hills of the Himalayan foothills.

MonthsConditions Our Recommendation
 June to OctoberPleasant climateThe pass is only open during this time of the year. So, this is your safe bet.
November to FebruaryModerate to heavy rainfalls and landslidesNot at all your safe bet, and this is quite dangerous.
February to MayHeavy snowfallHeavy snowfall does not help you here, so don’t even think about it.
Rohtang Pass
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Weather Conditions

Rich with charming benevolence and cultural legacy the place is ill-famed for its unexpected blizzards and snowfalls. So, the safest way to ascend the Rohtang Pass whether by walk or by drive, is from May to November. From July to October, the snow melts away to give you a comparatively safe travel.

How to Reach Rohtang Pass?

Rohtang Pass connects Kulllu-Manali to Keylong and is characterized with rugged terrain and narrow curves. Book a flight to Himanchal Pradesh, through the Bhuntar Airport which is a three-hour drive to Rohtang Pass. From Manali, numerous buses and taxis are available, especially during the peak season to take you through the tapered bents.

Rohtang Pass India
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What to Do and See in Rohtang Pass?

Right from fun-filled sleigh rides to paragliding and skydiving, Rohtang Pass is an adventure seekers thrill. If you want to just enjoy the scenic bounty of the place, then just rent a snow scooter and ride in joy. Or, simply go for a road trip with your best buddies.

The Rohtang Pass links the Manali Valley with the high valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. There is enough to see in the Kullu Manali Valley, but if you have not had your fill then head out to the Ladakh hills and indulge in an altogether different culture with Buddhism at its spearhead.

Stop over at the natural fresh water spring of Nehru Kund on the highway which is indeed a play by nature.

The Vashist Hot water springs and the Hadimba temple complex set amidst the wild beauty of the Himalayan foothills is indeed a sight to behold. Take a deep breath of untainted fresh air and indulge in these rare sights and enjoy the road trip swerving on the sharp turns and twists of the road.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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