Rohtang Pass

About Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass (pile of corpses, due to people dying in bad weather trying to cross the pass) (elevation 3,978 m (13,050 ft)) is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas around 51 km (32 mi) from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India.

The pass is open from May to November. It is not particularly high or difficult to cross on foot by Himalayan standards, but it has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards

National Highway 21 (NH 21), the road through the Kullu Valley, past Manali and over the Rohtang Pass to Keylong, and Lahul and on to Leh in Ladakh, has become very busy during the summer months as an alternate military route, following the Kargil Conflict in 1999 in addition to tensions in Kashmir. Traffic jams are common as military vehicles, trucks, and goods carriers try to navigate the tight roads and rough terrain, compounded by snow and ice at certain points and the large number of tourist vehicles.

The matter was taken up by the National Green Tribunal following which it has restricted number of Petrol and Diesel vehicles for tourism purpose to 800 and 400 respectively per day. Any person wishing to visit the pass for tourism purpose has to book a permit online through the website


Get your bearings for your arrival in MANALI.

Arriving by Road

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.

Arriving by Taxi

Manali to Rohtang Pass would be about 1-2 hours by taxi. Taxis are also easily available from Manali.

Arriving by Train

Joginder Nagar is the nearest railway station which is about 103 km from Rohtang Pass and 50 km from Manali.

Arriving 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.


Explore the blend of natural bliss & vibrancy

Rohtang Pass Activities


Mesmerized with the intrigue architecture of Hadimba temple

Rohtang Pass Activities

Rahala Fall

Abandon the busy life and enjoy the beauty of peaceful hamlet

Rohtang Pass Activities

Dashohar Lake

Escape in the vastness of exquisite valley

Captured beauty of Rohtang Pass

Feast your eyes with beauty of Manali