Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass | All Information About Rohtang Pass Tour

Rohtang Pass is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This pass is the gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Leh Valley. Rohtang Pass is one of the most spectacular places to visit in the entire Kullu region. Rohtaang Pass, located just 51 km from Manali, can be reached only by road. The hill slopes of Rohtang Pass are so beautiful. People from all corners of the country visit this place to participate in adventurous sports like skiing, ice skating, paragliding. Entry to Rohtang Pass is given by the Indian Army.

There is a strange fact behind the name of the place. That’s why it was named. Because many people working in CBRE had died trying to cross this treacherous stretch. Mountain bike rides are done here regularly. You can also try your hand at skiing and tire drop at Rohtaang Pass. Gear for all these activities is available on rent. The last and essential attraction of a day in Manali trip is a visit to the vista point of Rohtang Pass.

Best Time To Visit Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass is not open throughout the year. So tourists cannot visit here at any time. Rohtang Pass remains closed from November to April due to heavy snowfall and bad weather. This pass is open in summers i.e. from May to June. A large number of tourists keep coming here during that season. Rohtaang Pass is closed due to landslides in July-August.

After that it remains open from September to October after the end of monsoon. Let us tell you that there is a weekly closure of Rohtang Pass on Sundays. But on Tuesdays it is closed for tourists. Rohtaang opens at 6 am and closes at 5 pm. Tourists can move around very easily during that time.

Rohtang Pass photos

Tips For Visiting Rohtang Pass

One day is a must to visit Rohtang.

Go out early in the morning to visit here.

Because there are hundreds of other local tourist cabs.

Due to this, the narrow streets get jammed with traffic quickly.

One has to walk to the main place here.

Rohtang is best visited in broad daylight.

If possible, carry woolen clothes and snacks with you. ,

Pack a thermos of hot tea or coffee as well.

When renting snow clothes here, compare the prices with the prices set by the government.

Take care of your health, altitude sickness is common here.

Places To Visit Near Rohtang Pass

Rohtaang Pass is 51 km away from Manali. But on the way to this pass and there are many places to visit near the pass.

Rehla Water Fall

This waterfall is in the middle of the route from Manali to Rohtang Pass. The beauty of this waterfall looks breathtaking from a height of 2500 meters.

solang valley

This valley is very close to Rohtaang Pass. And is famous for skiing, parachuting, zorbing, horse riding during snowfall in winter.

Lahaul and Spiti Valley

There are different types of monasteries in Lahaul and Spiti valley. And the amazing beauty of nature is to be seen.

Chandra and Bhaga rivers

There is a confluence of these two rivers near Rohtaang Pass. After the confluence they are known as Chenab. It presents an astonishing sight to behold.

What To Do In Rohtang Pass

Travelers can witness beautiful views of glaciers, peaks and Chandra river flowing in the Lahaul valley.

There is a beautiful waterfall named Rahla here.

Here tourists can do thrilling activities like snow scooter and mountain biking.

The waterfall that flows down from a height of 2,500 meters looks amazing.

The wonderful view of the twin peaks of Gayapan can also be seen from Rohtang.

Rohtang Pass image

Rohtang Pass Permit

Tourist Permit

Tourist permit is for taxis and vehicles going to Rohta ang Pass for tourism purposes. It is valid for one day. Only 800 petrol vehicles and 400 diesel vehicles are allowed entry per day. Vehicles are not allowed on Tuesdays. Because Rohtang Pass is closed for maintenance on every Tuesday.

Permit deadline

10:00 AM (200 Diesel & 400 Petrol)

4:00 PM (200 Diesel & 400 Petrol)

Required Documents

Valid ID proof

Pollution Under Investigation (PUC) Certificate

Vehicle registration date

Permit fee

Cars & Jeeps – INR 500 + INR 50

MUVs – INR 500 + INR 50

Buses & HMV – INR 500 + INR 100

Special permit

This permit is for private vehicle only. That too is valid for one day. Only 60 petrol vehicles and 40 diesel vehicles are allowed to enter the pass every day. Vehicles are not allowed on Tuesdays. Because Rohtaang Pass is closed for maintenance every Tuesday.।

Required Documents

Valid ID proof

Pollution Under Investigation (PUC) Certificate

Vehicle registration date

Hotel booking proof

Permit fee

Cars & Jeeps – INR 500 + INR 50

MUVs – INR 500 + INR 50

Buses & HMV – INR 500 + INR 100

Where To Stay Near Rohtang Pass

The Culture Nation Hostel

Moustache Manali

Hotel Mountain face by Snow City Hotels

Apple Country Resorts- A Vegetarian Place  

Orchards House – The Hidden Tribe

Backpackers Headquarter Manali

goSTOPS Manali

Shivalaya Retreat Manali

Hotel Central View

Madpackers Manali

All Information About Rohtang Pass Tour

How To Reach Rohtang Pass

To go to Rohtang by private vehicle, it is necessary to first get a permit. The nearest airport is at Bhuntar. It is 104 km away from the pass. Manali is 51 km from Bhuntar airport in Himachal Pradesh. After reaching here, you can go to Manali by bus or taxi and then from there to Rohtang . The nearest station to Manali is Joginder Nagar nearest railway station.

It is 103 km from Rohtang and 50 km from Manali. Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation buses ply from Manali. She travels to Leh and then to Keylong via Rohtang . HRTC, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation and private air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned deluxe coach buses run here.

Rohtang Pass Map

Video of Rohtang Pass

Interesting Facts

  • The pass is located on the Manali-Keylong road at a towering height of 3978 meters.
  • Massive fatal landslides occur at Rohtang.
  • Rohtang is a favorite destination among film directors due to its spectacular natural beauty.
  • Many blockbuster films like ‘Jab We Met’ to ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ have been shot here.
  • The melting snow turns into a 2km stretch for motorists.
  • This area has become a slippery zone over the years.
  • Rani ka Nala is the most dangerous during the visit to Rohtang.
  • Like Zojila Pass, Rohtang also serves as the gateway to Ladakh.


Q .Why is Rohtang Pass popular? 

Rohtang is famous for snow-capped mountain peaks, breathtaking views and spectacular and expansive landscapes and scenery.

Q .Is Rohtang Pass open now? 


Q .Which month is time to visit Rohtang Pass? 

Rohtang remains open from June to October.

Q .Is Tourist Permit required for Rohtang Pass? 


Q .Which month is best for Rohtang Pass? 

April, May to October


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