You don't need to have a magic wand to unravel the dazzling beauty,
which you haven't onlooked earlier. A haven for tourists, Kullu
valley envelops prodigious passes situated at matchless heights
that spread out new concepts of majesty to you. These passes are
believed to possess divine power and it is a tradition to make
some offering whilst traversing the pass for the first time. It
ensures the security of the traveller while crossing.
Pass (4111 m), 51 km from Manali takes you to the highest
point on the National Highway. Rohtang Pass offers you a spectacular
view of the valley. One can see the majesty of the mountains at
its height and splendor here.
'Rohtang' in Tibetan language means a house of corpses. Perhaps
this name has been given to the pass due to the chain of accidental
deaths that occurred here from time to time. The weather is unpredictable
and fast wind blows in the afternoon. Snow falls at a very high
The pass remains open from early June to mid - December. You
can get there by a bus or by a taxi.
Pass (3550m) lies between the Ani and Banjar valleys.
The pass offers a panoramic view of both the valleys and the nature
is very bountiful here. The pass is accessible throughout the
year and is closed for vehicular traffic during winter because
heavy snowfall retards crossing.
One has to walk on foot from Jibhi to reach the pass.
Bashleo Pass (3250m) is as close to paradise
as you can get. It is a fabulous trekking area and is splendid
in natural beauty.