Rohtang Pass – ‘Heap of dead corpses’ is fighting for its existence
Rohtang Pass arranged at a height 13,051 ft (3,978 m) is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas in the range of 51 km from Manali. It join the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India. The Beas waterway ascends close to the peak of Rohtang from a square of Mica-Schist. To one side, 200 meters higher, is the little pool of “Sarkund” (Dashahr) went by a substantial number of individuals consistently. The shower in the water of Sarkund lake impacts cure of all substantial afflictions or fanciful.
It was not especially high or hard to cross by walking by Himalayan models, yet it had a merited notoriety for being hazardous in light of erratic snowstorms and snow squalls. A few language specialists say that the name “rohtang” is a Persian word importance heap of dead bodies. The street through the Kullu Valley, past Manali and over the Rohtang Pass to Keylong, and Lahul and on to Ladakh, has ended up exceptionally caught up with amid the mid year months as an other a military course taking after the Kargil Conflict in 1999 notwithstanding strains in Kashmir. Congested driving conditions are a typical sight as military vehicles, trucks and products bearers attempt to explore the tight roads and unpleasant landscape, exacerbated by, snow and ice at specific focuses and the substantial number of vacationers vehicles. There are a great deal of dhabas and restaurants along the way.
The pass is open from May to November and shuts down amid the winter season because of substantial snow-fall and tempests in this area.
The visitor point at Rohtang Pass is called Snow Point and is very celebrated as it offers truly a couple of alternatives for the enterprise seekers. Here you can appreciate skiing, trekking, Ice skating and other snow exercises. The territory is loaded with snow so on the off chance that you are going with children, be exceptionally watchful as the region is tricky. You can likewise have a great time making snow houses, snow balls in the chilling climate. At this spot there are a few little shacks which make yummy tea and pakoras. I am certain given the outside solidifying temperature, any tea or hot eatables would sound and taste yummy.
While in transit to Rohtang pass you get the opportunity to see some grand magnificence worth a thousand clicks and you additionally get the chance to see part of solidified waterfalls in the event that you are going in the month of October or early November. There are alternatives accessible for some paragliding too on the off chance that you are intrigued, however you have to take a slight de-course to achieve the level arriving from where these are orchestrated while in transit to Rohtang Pass.
You get exceptional winter wear and boots on rent to take for your outing to pass, as Rohtang Pass temperature here is in below zero degrees round the year. Guarantee you organize these before you leave Manali, coz you would get these on rent even at Rohtang pass yet for around twofold the expense.
This spot is without a doubt worth a visit for its sheer magnificence and common plenitude and as this doesn’t have whatever other attractions, you can undoubtedly take a day away from work to go to Rohtang Pass and back from Manali.
We are requesting every tourist to maintain the cleanness of pass, as today the pass is fighting for it’s own existence because of carbon emission and litter by tourist and their vehicles. Himachal Tourism restricts the no. of vehicles from 1 june 2015 onwards. As per NGT(national green tribunal) orders, only 1000 cars are allowed to go from Manali to Rohtang on daily basis. From 1000 cars 600 petrol and 400 diesel powered vehicles are allowed with 1000 and 2500 INR charges per vehicle receptively.