Rohtang Pass, 51 kms from Manali. Located at a height of 3980 m, the Pass once served as a crucial trade route, and still remains the gateway to the districts of Lahaul and Spiti.The Pass is open from June to November each year, and provides wonderful views of the entire surroundings. Just beyond the Pass is the Sonapani Glacier and the twin peak of Gaypan. The Beas Kund, the source of the Beas river, a holy site for Hindus, as the sage Vyas is said to have meditated at this spot, is also accessible from the Rohtang Pass.
The pass is open from June to September, although trekkers can cross the pass from May. Beyond Rohtang pass lies the remote and, perhaps, the stark and haunting landscape of predominantly Buddhist areas. The comparative inaccessibility of the place has helped preserve the pristine culture of the people of the region.
There is no hotel at Rohtang Pass as it is not allowed due to security reasons. Visitors can go for the sightseeing and come back to Manali in same day. It is around 2 Hours drive from Manali to Rohtang Pass. One can enjoy Para Gliding at Marhi or Rohtang (Depending on Climate Conditions) and Snow activities like skiing, snow biking etc at snow time.