The Ultimate Itinerary for Delhi-Rohtang Pass trip

The Ultimate Itinerary for Delhi-Rohtang Pass trip


image source:Indian Holiday Pvt. Ltd.A popular winter spot of India, the Rohtang Pass is a hub for enthralling sports-adventure. A trip to Manali is not always so adventurous until and unless you have visited Rohtang Pass. Rohtang pass is the high-altitude pass which is the most loved destination for adventure-seeking souls. When you start your journey from Delhi to Rohtang pass, your heart will skip its beat with the picturesque natural views. Tourists can find snow in June and July too. Lush green hills, picturesque waterfalls, steep and adventurous drive, awe-inspiring views will fulfill your heartfelt desire.The literal meaning of Rohtang pass is pile of corpses. The Pass is about 51 kilometers from Manali at a height of 3,978 m (13,050 ft) and connects the Kullu valley to Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. It is declared open to vehicular traffic sometime in April each year and closes in November after it starts to snow.The pass is not so difficult that it cannot be crossed on foot, the difficulty is only because of the unseen atmospheric conditions. The frequent snowstorms and blizzards are life-threatening. This is the reason it got its name as Rohtang.Read more:10 days in Himachal Pradesh ItineraryRohtang Pass Route from ManaliRoute from Manali to Rohtang Pass would be as below:Manali Chadiyari Vashisht Bahang Palchhan Kothi Gulaba Marhi Rani Nallah Rohtang PassRohtang Pass Route from DelhiRoute from Delhi to Rohtang Pass will be as below:Delhi Sonipat Panipat Karnal Kurukshetra Ambala Chandigarh Rupnagar Kiratpur Sahib Bilaspur Sundernagar Mandi Kullu Manali Rohtang Pass.Best Time to Visit Rohtang Pass

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The best time to visit Rohtang pass is inApril or early May when you will find plenty of snow there. If snow is not your motive, then the best time to visit would either be in June, early July or September. Monsoon arrives around Mid-July and remains throughout August. This again is not an ideal time to go because the rains will create difficulty in traveling with a high chance of landslides.Read more:Best Places To Visit In Shimla & Around DecemberRohtang Pass Fees


Two different charges are applicable when you visit Rohtang Pass. The first will be the charge of Rohtang Permits. Second is the green tax that is payable at the time you enter Manali. For two-wheelers, this fee is Rs. 100. For LMVs, the amount is Rs. 200, for passenger vehicles it is Rs. 300 and Rs. 500 for good vehicles.Itinerary of Delhi to Rohtang PassHere is the itinerary of Delhi to Rohtang Pass, which will act as a guide for your hassle-free journey. The duration of the itinerary depends on the areas a tourist wants to explore. Delhi is well connected with railways and airways from different parts of the globe.Day 1:Delhi ManaliTransfer to Palam Domestic airport for flight IC-475 to Kullu at 0900 hrs to arrive at Kullu (Bhuntar Airport) at 1030 hrs. Transfer from Bhuntar airport to Manali and check into Hotel Holiday Inn or similar. After lunch, the tourists can enjoy sightseeing in Manali. The local prime attraction includes Hadimba Devi temple, Vashist hot springs, etc. The shopping lovers can explore the local markets too.Day 2:Manali - Rohtang Pass - Manali

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After early morning breakfast, one can start a journey to Rohtang Pass. Rohtang pass is situated at a distance of about 51 km from Manali. The elevation is about 4,111 meters above sea level. From Manali, you can either book a taxi to go to Rohtang Pass or travel by Bus.The pass is open from June to September each year, although trekkers can cross the pass a little earlier. Rohtang pass is the gateway to Lahaul valley.Sightseeing at Rohtang PassLush green hills, snow-capped peaks around, several waterfalls, deep blue skies, plenty of snow to play around with; this is what Rohtang Pass has to offer you.Activities at Rohtang pass


It is a dream destination for adventure lovers. Skiing and Paragliding are the fun-filled activities enjoyed by tourists. The snow scooter ride is another good option which one would love to enjoy at Rohtang pass.Read more:Go paragliding in Himachal Pradesh for a fun-filled escape!Snow point at Rohtang Pass

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In summer, snow point shifts closer to Rohtang top (near Marhi) while in Winter; when Rohtang gets closed; this spot shifts closer to Manali.AccommodationThere are no accommodation options at Rohtang. There are no hotels or camping sites in Rohtang. The nearest hotels are either at Manali or you may find a few guest houses en route; near Gulaba and Kothi. There is no mobile connectivity in Rohtang pass. If you, however, descend on the other side towards Lahaul or Spiti, your phone will be off-network unless you are on a postpaid MTNL / BSNL connection which may work till Keylong.3 days is the minimum time you need to plan a trip to Rohtang Pass. However, this time frame is decided to keep in mind that you will take one day to reach Manali and another to reach back home.Read more:Travel Unplugged: See Himachal From The Raw SoilDay 3: Batal

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Batal is situated at the foot of the Kunzum pass, which provides the main approach to Spiti from Lahaul. The natural beauty will give you a mesmerizing effect. Come back to Manali.Day 4: Kunzum Pass (4551 m)

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110km from Manali, Kunzum provides chief access to Lahaul valley by the great Kunzum range. There is a temple dedicated to Kali, known as Kunzum Devi. Rahul was the son of Buddha and the name Lahaul is derived from Rahul.Day 5: Chander TalChandertal means the Lake of Moon. A beautiful panoramic sight of the Samudra Tapu glacier and Mulkila range is obtainable. During springtime, it is carpeted with hundreds of kinds of wild alpine flowers.Day 6: Rest DayDay 7: Manali - DelhiTransfer to Bhuntar airport for flight back to Delhi.ConclusionThere could not be a better vacation where you can beat the heat as in Rohtang Pass. The Rohtang Pass is one of the worlds highest motorable roads, and surely has a mesmerizing view of the other gigantic mountains. There couldnt be a better way to make the most of your visit here than indulging in snow adventures like skiing, Paragliding, zorbing, sledding and many others.Read more:Jibhi Himachal Pradesh | Jibhi travel guide