It is situated at a distance of 51kms from Manali. It is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas. It serves as a gateway to Lahaul Spiti. The pass is open from May to November and closed on other months of the year.
It is on the highway to Keylong/ Leh. Rahal waterfall is situated at a distance of 16kms from Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass. It is the snow point of Himachal Pradesh which is visited by number of tourists and adventure lovers. There are number of adventure activities which can be experienced here such as skiing and scooter riding. The Pass offers mesmerizing views of the glaciers, snow covered mountains, Lahaul valley and Chandra river.
“Rohtang pass has snow all over the year” this was statement which I used once in my article but now after studying report from times of India I was little disappointed.
Times of India mentioned that ” Snow at the 13050 foot high -Rohtang pass is melting fast and could disappear much by June.The hoteliers and the local cab drivers are worried with the situation. Though a top weather official did not commit to making statement on all snow melting away so early at the pass, he said the heat wave sweeping the region would affect the rate of snowfall at peaks too”
“Lakhs of tourist visit Himachal Pradesh to escape the scorching heat of the plains in May and June, and the snow at the high-altitude mountain pass is one of the top pulls for them. However, this time around, a thin layer of snow remains at the snow destination, according to the locals. “Plateau of Rohtang pass has no snow, people are finding snow near zero point.
Personally when I visited Rohtang pass this year I was not happy with the amount of snow I spotted. I remember when I first went to Rohtang pass I was amazed by the huge cliffs formed by snow. But the scenario is totally different now.
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