Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Rohtang Pass - The snow experience

We visited Rohtang pass in the first week of November...The fully snow covered pass on the Leh national high way is at 13,000 Ft. in Eastern Pir Panjal range of Himalayas...Easily reachable from Manali by road (52 kms)..You can hire a Cab to reach there,but make sure you start in the early hours lest there is a possibility of getting struck in the traffic on the dangerous Ghat road...We hired snow suits on the way to Rohtang pass...There are hundreds of shops in Manali on this purpose..We can choose them as per fitting..For kids also they have various suits depending on age...Rohtang pass is open from May-November depending upon the climatic conditions...Only Himachal vehicles are allowed here,if you go by your own vehicle,you need to hire a local cab to go there..We spent nearly 3 hours there,and returned before evening...

The Snow riders waiting for travelers...They charged 800 per couple to take us a bit nearer to the snow area..However Mules and Horses were there to hire..... 
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We are lucky,that day was a Sunny day..The friendly climate allowed us to stay there a bit longer..Above all,we had a good cup of coffee..:-)

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Himachal Baby..:-)
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Look at the vehicles..They look like toys..Isn't it ? Naturally getting down the pass will take a while because of the traffic....
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Initially when you reach the spot,this is exactly what you see...You need to hire a horse or snow bike to reach the place where you have actual snow experience...
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The frozen water fall
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A Para glider from Solang valley... 
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A Shop keeper preparing Maggie for travelers..Besides few beverages,Maggie is the only eatable thing available there..:-)

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Frozen....
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96 comments:

ఆ.సౌమ్య said...

superb! excellent pics! by the way r u the one on Para glider? If so, then u r too brave :)

We couldn't go far on this path as it was heavily snowing on that day. military didn't let us go.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Sowmya,
ha..ha..Somwya Jee,నాకంత సీన్ ఉందని అనుకుంటున్నారా ?? నాకు జైంట్ వీల్ ఎక్కాలంటేనే భయం ఇంక paragliding ఆ ?? No way..:P
Thanks a lot for your lovely comment..:-)

తృష్ణ said...

nice photos..
"నాకు జైంట్ వీల్ ఎక్కాలంటేనే భయం.." me too :-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Trushn Jee,
Ha..ha..Thank you so much andee..:-)

rupam sarma said...

Wow, Awesome photographs and post , Thanks a lot for sharing.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Rupam Sharma,
Thank you so much Rupam..:-)

magiceye said...

Beautifully captured!!

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Magiceye,
Thanks a lot Deepak..:-)

AmitAag said...

I had been there too about 7 years back:)
Lovely pictures Nagini:) Thank you for refreshing my memories...

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Amit Jee,
Ohh,Very nice to know..:-)Thanks a lot for your appreciation Amit jee..:-)

jahid said...

Wow! Lovely pictures!

Regards,
Jahid
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R Niranjan Das said...

Brilliant photography. You have captured Rohtang beautifully.

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Arumugam Easwar said...

The place is toast for eyes. Well narrated. Nice pictures.

Rahul Aggarwal said...

awesome pics .. must have been a real good experience for sure !

reminded of the days i visited rohtang pass 10 years ago !

చాణక్య said...

I envy you ma'am! :)

Vishal Rathod said...

Wonderful place and excellent pictures . Once I want see this place .

Panchali said...

Awesome pictures!! Rohtaang offers a panorama and spectacular mountain view....Thanks for sharing some of the rarest pix!

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Jahid,
Thanks a lot for stopping by..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ R.Niranjan Das,
Thank you so much for your compliments..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Arumugam Easwar,
Thanks lot for you precious comment..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Rahul Aggarwal,
Yeah,It was a great experience..:-) Thanks a lot for dropping by..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Chanakya,
Thanks a lot Chanakya..:-)Glad to have you here..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Vishal Rathod,
Thank you so much for stopping by..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Panchali Jee,
Nice to hear from you Mam..Thanks a lot for your lovely comment..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Panchali Jee,
Nice to hear from you Mam..Thanks a lot for your lovely comment..:-)

Kcalpesh said...

Simply Awesome! I'm really amazed by the beauty of this place!!

Pixellicious Photos

Jay Singh said...

Hi Nagini,

Awesome breathtaking views of Rohtang. And look at the people, serving people tea and snacks to tourists and visitors, how courageous and nice of them. Indeed, Atithi Devo Bhavah moment.

Thanks for sharing these pics with us Nagini :)

Regards

Jay
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Ravi Akula said...

lovely pictures..

sandeep ingilela said...

Great photos. Love the shot of the cute Himalayan kid and the frozen pic.

Found In Folsom said...

hey anni photo lu chala bavunnayi...konni aite super..emi camera meedi? baga vachayi pics..of course teeyatam kooda ravalanukondi...nenu vellinatlu gurtu Rothang pass..kani adena kada doubt vastundi...oka India trip lo north trip vesam..appudu manali adi vellamu...so ee place kooda vellama leda doubt vastundi..aa ice fall pic too good..loved all of them..

జ్యోతిర్మయి said...

ఇండియాలో వున్న చక్కని ప్రదేశాలను పరిచయం చేస్తున్నారు. ఫోటోలు చాలా బాగా తీశారు నాగిని గారు.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Kcalpesh,
Thanks a lot for your precious comment..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Jay Singh,
Yeah true..:-)Wonderful place with wonderful people..Thanks a lot for your lovely comment..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ravi Akula,
Thanks a lot for dropping by..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Sandeep Ingleele,
Thanks a lot..:-) I'm glad,you liked it..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Found in Folsom,
Thank you Latha gaaru...:-)మాది చాలా బుల్లి కెమెరా అండీ..సోనీ సైబర్ షాట్ 10 మెగా pixel.దాన్ని చాలా బాగా వాడేసాము.మా మొదటి డిజిటల్ కెమెరా మరి..:-))
I'm happy you liked the pics..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Jyothirmayi,
థాంక్ యు జ్యోతి గారు...:-)Glad to have you here..:-)

Ajeeth boaz said...

Was at the same place 6 months back, Looks totally different with bright sky and a beautiful view. When we went it was raining and snowing heavily...My camera lens actually froze... Nice pictures...

JK said...

Very nice snaps. Thanks for sharing them.

Es Chris said...

Guess the maggie and coffee that you had would have been one of the best of your life. :-) Nice pictures.

Jidhu Jose said...

excellent pics... I am chilled by seeing ur pics

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Sriram Raj said...

I visited Rohtang last July. It was an awesome experience. have you done river crossing and trekking?

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views. I have been always wanting to visit this place.

a Rat said...

beautiful sceneries. :-)

Rat's

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ajeeth Boaz,
We carried a spare battery for camera .But we are lucky.That was a sunny day..Thanks a lot for you your valuable comment...:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ JK,
Thanks a lot for stopping by..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Es Chris,
ha..ha..Yes,the coffee was great.Thanks a lot for your lovely comment..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Jidhu Jose,
Thanks a lot for you precious comment..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Sriram Raj,
Wow nice to know..Nope,Will try to do next time..:-)Thanks a lot Sriram..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Rajesh,
Its a must visit.All the best.Thanks a lot Rajesh..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@a Rat,
Thanks a lot for stopping by...:-)

సంతు (santu) said...

very nice pics, with the pics itself, can imagine how it vl be there.....

Bikramjit said...

Those are beautiful pictures , I was lucky during my school WE did a Rohtang pass Trek, for 7 days we were in that snow and all walking and camping and all :)

and snow riders they are new I have not seen them before

Bikram's

Me said...

Lovely pictures and yes this is there on my holiday list too:)

varsha said...

Really nice pics. i must go there

vinay said...

What a location. Would love to visit there someday.
Nice pictures. :)

Destination Infinity said...

The snow-clad mountains are good, but the frozen waterfalls are awesome. Just imagine how fast temperature would have changed in order to freeze running water? OMG, I shiver even in Ooty. I don't think I can go to ice-clad mountains!

Destination Infinity

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Santu,
Thanks a lot for stopping by..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Bikramjit,
The snow riders were amazing..Try to plan one more time.I'm sure you will enjoy the adventurous ride..:-)Thanks a ton Bikram....:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Varsha,
@ Vinay,

Thanks a lot buddies..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Destination Infinity,
ha.ha..True.Thanks a lot for dropping by..:-)

Debopam said...

I was there few years back.... The experience was really awesome.... Thanks for reviving my memory....

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Shrinidhi Hande said...

nice reading detailed post and pics.

Should go there once

Tarang Sinha said...

Lovely pictures!:)

Tomichan Matheikal said...

Wonderful pictures.

indu chhibber said...

I feel as if i have gone & seen Rohtang pass without battling the cold-thank you.Yes you were exceptionally lucky that it was so sunny.The frozen water fall is so amazing.

Saru Singhal said...

I wish I can share a picture with you, there was such a big queue when we were in Manali that from a far away it looked like painted white stones kept on hill road for demarcation. Beautiful shots and thanks for sharing.

deepak kripal said...

Oh WOW..

What beautiful pics..

Difficult to pick which one is best..

I will surely visit the place sometime..

D.Nambiar said...

Beautiful pictures. We visited Rohtang in 2006. Didn't get to see this much snow, yet it was a very memorable drive and great place. The only not-so-pleasant thing were the the stinky snow suits. :)

Love that picture of the frozen waterfall. It's awesome!! :)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Debopam,
Thanks a lot for the comment..:-)
@ Shrinidhi Hande,
Yeah its a must visit place.Thank you ..:-)
@ Tarang Sinha,
Thanks a lot for dropping by....:-)
@ Tomichan Matheikal,
Thank you so much..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Indu Chibber,
True..:-) Thanks a lot for your lovely comment..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Saru Singhal,
Wow..Is it?? Thanks a lot Saru for your lovely comment..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Deepak Kripal,
Thanks a lot for dropping by..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ D.Nambiar,
ha..ha..Yeah the suits were really uncomfortable.Thanks a lot Divya..:-)

Jitaditya said...

Excellent images... nothing like frozen streams and waterfalls in the Himalayas...

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Nice photos and write up. its in my wishlist, not sure when I can make it

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Jitaditya,
@ Shrinidhi Hande,

Thank you so much for your comments..:-)

Neoimaginations said...

We too went to Shimla that same month November. But we dint go to Manali n Rohtangpass. But your blog post gave us such an experience that we feel had been there. Kudos to ur photographies.

Indrani said...

What a great experience. I enjoyed seeing the pics.
I have never been there. :(

njoyeverymoment said...

nice post ....i have been to rohtang pass when I was a kid ,your posts inspired me to visit it again :)

Karanvir Singh said...

Loved your blog... It's informtive as well as inspiring. Keep writing :0

Warm Regards
Karan
www.karantraveller.com

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Neoimaginations,
Thank you so much for being here..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Indrani,
The place is really worth visiting.Don't miss buddy :-)Thank you..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ njoyeverymoment,
Thank you for your lovely comment..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Karanvir Singh,
Thank you so much.I'm happy you loved the pics..:-)

njoyeverymoment said...

Have been to this place with my parents when I was a kid,after reading your post planning to visit soon...the himachal baby was cute :)

nice post with beautifully captured photos :)

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Ghata said...

Loving all the pictures in your blog :-) You r an immensely talented photographer!

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ghata,
Thank you so much for your kind words.Happy you loved the pics..:-)

Renuka said...

Very enchanting pictures! When I went to Rohtang Pass, I couldn't click so many pics as my camera's memory card got corrupted! Anyway, glad to read your story!

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Renuka,
Thank you so much for stopping by..:-)

Unknown said...

దీని గురించి చాలా సార్లు విన్నా .ఫొటోలన్ని అద్భుతమండి .థాంక్స్ ఫర్ షేరింగ్ :) Radhika nani

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Radhika garu,
అవునండీ,తప్పకుండా చూడవలసిన ప్లేస్..థాంక్స్ అండీ :-)

Mahesh Divya said...

A great post supported by awesome pics !

Mahesh Divya said...

A great post supported by awesome pics !

pragati said...

Stunning photos! love the frozen waterfall

Khushi R said...

Nice beautiful pictures and post on Rohtang pass. Its a very dangerous pass between Kullu Valley and the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys. Due to heavy snow and landslides, it remains closed hence the visitors should check the Rohtang Pass open status before planning a visit there.