Manali to Rohtang Pass by Car

Manali to Rohtang Pass by Car

Posted On : 20-06-2022

Manali to Rohtang Pass by Car

Rohtang Pass is one of the most exciting places that you should visit on your trip to Manali. Rohtang Pass is just 50 km from the hill station of Manali by car. It takes 2 hours of driving to reach Rohtang Pass. Rohtang Pass is a high-altitude mountain pass that offers beautiful views of snow-capped mountains. The best thing about Rohtang Pass is that you can drive your car to this mountain pass and return to Manali on the same day. Or, you can pass through Rohtang Pass if you are on your way to Leh Ladakh

 

What is the taxi fare from Manali to Rohtang?

Taxi operators can charge different rates for Rohtang Pass. But generally speaking, the taxi fare from Manali to Rohtang can be in the range of Rs.2000 to Rs.4000. The cab rates depend on the type of car you are hiring or driving.

 

What are the Rohtang taxi timings?

The driving time from Manali to Rohtang is 2 hours 30 minutes. But during peak tourist season, you might have to consider traffic conditions on the Manali to Rohtang route. Your car can be stuck for 30 minutes to up to one hour in traffic.

 

Do I need to take Rohtang Pass Permit for car?

You will have to pay permit charges if you are visiting Rohtang Pass. This is because Rohtang Pass is an eco-sensitive zone. The number of vehicles and tourist activity can lead to pollution and garbage. This is the reason why permission is given only to a limited number of vehicles to visit Rohtang Pass. 

  • Rohtang Permit is issued on vehicles and not on the number of people. So if 4 persons are traveling in one car, only 1 permit is required (for the car) and not 4 permits (for 4 people).
  • Rohtang Permit is valid for only one day to visit Rohtang Pass.
  • Rohtang Permit is given to 800 petrol vehicles and 400 diesel vehicles for a day. The vehicle needs to be booked 6 days before the actual date of travel.
  • Rohtang Permit has to be taken online by filling the form available on the website for Rohtang Pass Permit. Alternatively, you can personally visit the SDM office on Mall Road in Manali and get the Rohtang Permit.
  • Rohtang Pass is closed for all vehicles every Tuesday. This is due to the maintenance work done to maintain proper road conditions on Rohtang Pass.

 

What is the cost of the Rohtang Permit?

Rohtang Pass Permit charges are Rs.500 (permit fee) and Rs.50 (congestion charges). So the total fee for Rohtang Permit is Rs.550/-.

 

What documents are needed to get Rohtang Permit?

To get the Rohtang Pass Permit you need to offer the following documents:

  • Valid Photo ID.
  • Valid Pollution Under Check (PUC) certificate.
  • Vehicle Registration Card (The age of your vehicle should not be more than 10 years at the time of getting the permit).
  • Printed copy of the Rohtang Pass Permit is necessary to present it at the Gulaba checkpoint.

 

Where do they check for Rohtang Pass Permit on Manali to Rohtang Pass route?

There is a place called Gulaba which is 15 km from Manali. Here the Traffic Police check post will check for your Rohtang Pass Permit. 

 

What are the methods by which I can get Rohtang Pass Permit?

You can get Rohtang Pass Permit in three ways. These are:

  • Web Portal of Rohtang Pass Permit.
  • Mobile app (both Android and ios devices).
  • Offline (personal visit to SDM office in Manali).

 

What is the best time and season to visit Rohtang Pass?

December to May is winter time and Rohtang Pass is closed during this period. It opens again in the summer season. May to June and September to October is the best time to visit Rohtang Pass. But during the summer months, there is a heavy rush of tourists and you will have to face traffic on the road.

 

How many days are needed to visit Rohtang Pass?

You will need only one day to visit Rohtang Pass. The pass is only 50 km from Manali. You will have to return to Manali after visiting Rohtang Pass. Or, if you are visiting Lahaul or Spiti, Leh Ladakh, then you can halt at Rohtang Pass for some time and then resume your journey further. But if you are returning to Manali, then you should leave Rohtang Pass by 4 pm.

 

Can I stay at Rohtang Pass?

No. There are no hotels at Rohtang Pass. This is a mountain pass and you can only pass through and cannot stay here. You can however find many good hotels in Manali. You can put your luggage at the hotel and go on a one-day trip to Rohtang Pass.

 

Should I take food along with me on this trip to Rohtang Pass?

Yes. You should take small packets of snacks and dry fruits. You must carry water bottles or soups and fruit juices along with you. You can, however, find small stalls on this Manali to Rohtang Pass route which offer Maggi noodles, and tea. However, Marhi is the best place where you will find dhabas and restrooms. You will find many types of Maggi noodles here.

 

What things should I carry along with me?

Other things that you should carry with you on this Manali to Rohtang Pass trip are:

  • Medicines (motion sickness).
  • Clothing (Woollen sweaters, jackets, gloves, windcheaters, caps).
  • Snow boots and snowsuits.

 

How many routes are there to reach Rohtang Pass from Manali?

There is only 1 route that you can take to reach Rohtang Pass from Manali. There is no other route to reach Rohtang Pass.

 

What places can I visit near Rohtang Pass?

When you visit Rohtang Pass, you also can visit some nearby places which are as scenic as Rohtang Pass. The most famous places are given below.

  • Nehru Kund
  • Vashisht hot water springs
  • Hadimba Temple
  • Solang Valley
  • Gulaba Viewpoint
  • Bhrigu Lake
  • Jogini Falls
  • Marhi
  • Rahala Waterfalls
  • Kothi
  • Rani Nallah

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Frequently Asked Question

Q1. Will I get Rohtang Pass Permit for weekends?

A1. Yes. You can get Rohtang Pass Permit on Saturdays and Sundays.

Q2. Can I get a refund of Rohtang Pass Permit fees in case I cancel my trip?

A2. No. Fees that you have paid for your Rohtang Pass Permit are not refundable.

Q3. What are the timings to apply for Rohtang Pass Permit?

A3. You can apply for Rohtang Pass Permit twice a day. The time slots are 10 am and 4 pm.

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