Passes of Himachal Pradesh are unique tourist attractions where travellers can enjoy trekking along with various other mountain sports. Rohtang pass and Baralacha Pass are few popular names and read below to find more details on passes in Himachal
Passes of Himachal are famous all over the world for the host of adventure sports that tourists can enjoy here. Besides, they are equally famous for the peaceful ambiance around them and the wonderful views of the mountains and valleys that tourists can while on the tour to these passes. Rohtang Pass - The most famous pass in India, Rohtang Pass, is at a distance of 51 kms from Manali and claims to be the ‘World’s Highest Jeepable road’. At an altitude of 13,051 ft above sea level, the Rohtang Pass connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys in Himachal Pradesh. Unpredictable snow storms and blizzard have earned this pass the title of being ‘dangerous’. The main attractions here includes Sonapani Glacier, Sulphur Springs and Bhrigu lake. Tourists can enjoy horse riding on the Shimla - Jalori Pass - Rohtang Pass trekking Route and skiing at the Sona Pani glacier. The department of Himachal Paradesh travel and tourism provides various courses on skiing and various other facilities for the beginners. After reaching at the top of the pass, trekkers can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Spiti Valley and also visit the Durga temple situated there. Best Time to Visit - The pass is open for public only during the months from May to November. Adventure Options - Trekking and Skiing.Baralacha Pass - Located on the Leh-Manali Road, Baralacha Pass in Himachal Pradesh is marked by the snow capped stretch of Baralacha mountains. On a height of 16,400 ft above sea level, the pass is 8 kms long and connects Lahaul in Himachal to Ladakh in Kashmir. This pass has served as a path since ancient times. The main attractions tourists can enjoy on this pass includes Suraj Tal Lake and various rivers viz Chenab and Bhaga.
Best Time to Visit - April to October.Adventure Options - 18 days trek covering the areas of Manali, Batal, Chandra Tal, Tokping Yongma and Baralacha and back down to Manali. Pin Parbati Pass - At a height of 14000 ft above sea level, Pin Parbati Pass is an ideal and one of the most strenuous trekking trail in Himachal Pradesh tours in North India. The trek at the pass will take you around some of the best natural attractions. Great Himalayan National Park and Pin Valley National Park can be visited during this trek and if luck favours, tourists can site snow leopards and rare birds like Western Tragopan. The remotely located monasteries are the best places to unwind after a long trek at the Pin Parbati pass. Best Time to Visit - July to September EndAdventure Options - 13 Day Trek from Manikar to Manali.Kunzum Pass - This pass is located in the Lahaul and Spiti Valley, around 6000 mts above sea level. Bara-Sigri Gacier – Second Largest Glacier in the World, Durga Temple, Hill Resorts of Baralacha La, Darcha, Tanglang La and Sarchu are some of the delightful places that one can enjoy during their visit to the Kunzum pass. Serving as ‘gateway to Spiti’, tourists can also visit Leh while passing through the beautiful hill station of Keylong. Baralacha La, Darcha, Tanglang La and Sarchu, Tandi, Trilokinath and Udaipur are a few delightful hamlets that one can explore during their trek in this pass. Best Time to Visit - All through the Year.Adventure Options - Trekking to the various Villages on the way to the Pass. Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular tourist holiday destination in India. Its climate, great tourist attraction, high passes and numerous adventure options lure tourists all the year round. Besides the above mentioned famous passes, there are almost 50 more names of beautiful and unexplored passes that tourists can visit and explore on their honeymoon in Himachal Pradesh.
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