Situated at an elevation of 3978m above sea level, the Rohtang Pass links Kullu valley and Lahaul and Spiti valleys. Chenab and Beas rivers also flow through this area. It is easily accessible via Manali which is 50 kms away. Summer months from May to October are the best time for a visit since the winters receive heavy snowfall which blocks access to this route. Each hairpin bend and curve on the Manali Keylong road gives a majestic view of the Himalayan ranges. The peaks are glazed in pure white and shrouded in the wintery mist.
Trekking is the major recreational activity here. The Manali Lahaul route is preferred by most tourists. Sulphur springs are also an attraction on this trail. Other trekking spots are Bhrigu Lake and Jhalori Pass.
Heavy snow makes this place ideal for tobogganing, sledging and skiing. River rafting in the rushing waters provided just the adrenaline rush for all adventure enthusiasts.
The valley of Lahaul and Spiti has a rich Buddhist culture. Beautiful monasteries lie in the mountain desert landscape here. In close proximity to the Rohtang Pass are many other must visit places like Solang Valley and Rahala waterfalls.