Beautiful places to visit near Rohtang Pass
1. Lahaul & Spiti valley: Nature lover’s favorite
2.5-hour drive, covering 145 km along the NH 505 takes you to Lahaul & Spiti valley. The Himalayan mountain desert is located in the northeastern Himachal and happens to be the land that connects India with Tibet. Dotted with monasteries and nature’s escapades, the valley is often frequented by nomads and backpackers.
2. Rahala waterfalls
A popular but rarely photographed waterfall, Rahala is 16 km from Manali towards Rohtang Pass. The beauty of the waterfall is its breathtaking descent from an altitude of 2500 meters. This nature’s beauty is an absolute treat for shutterbugs.
Given the slippery roads and narrow curves to negotiate, the drive to Rohtang from here is as tough as it gets. Hiring a cab or a bus is recommended.
3. Khoksar village
19 km beyond Rohtang is Khoksar- a picturesque village in Lahaul district, which also happens to be the coldest place in the region. The village has some amazing dhabas in the region and is indeed a recommended place to stay. If you are traveling during summers, there are chances that snow would have melted away and the vision beyond Rohtang will leave you mesmerized with its allure!
4. Solang Valley
A popular destination for skiing in India ,valley is in the close proximity to Manali, hence Rohtang Pass. During winters when heavy snowfall lashes the valley, it becomes perfect for skiing and sliding on heavy snow. In summers when the snow melts, activities like parachuting, zorbing, paragliding, and horse riding become popular