Opens: After 1st June - till October
How: By booked cars dedicated for Rohtang passs
When: Other days then Tuesday (Its off there)
What to know: Generally drivers book your car in manali, but try to visit some tours and travels in local while walking on the street of mall road and check with them, also there is app Klook from where you can book a cab. Your hotel boy or manager can easily plan your travel arrangements.
Cost: Private cab (Alto) - 10,000 Rupees, Shared Cab (Tata Sumo) - 2000 - 3000 Rupees per person (try to negotiate)
Food: All types of food stuff, coffee and drinks are available at Rohtang pass and these are sold by local people. We enjoyed Maggie in that weather and it tasted delicious.
Don't forget: Some mint and orange candies, Camphor wrapped in cloth. As sometimes some people feel difficulty in breathing nearly at 13,400 ft (If you have kids with you please keep this as mandatory)
1. Snow suits
3. Snow Socks and Snow Shoes
The best way is to carry your own if possible or else hop on one of the shop on the way to Rohtang, they have all this. Remember that try to take fresh and new ones to get best out of your photos. Don't get fooled by the drivers or shop keepers, you will get this till Mahri, and if lucky further as well. If you want to play and do activities in snow this is must.
We started our journey in mid night 2 o'clock, it is said that as early as you can. The way is so beautiful, which is getting fairy like by each mile as we pass through, from water falls to green pines, from snow mountains to small lakes, everything was mesmerizing. First stop was Gulaba, then Marhi which is an alternative and known place for snow activities, then Chumbak Mod known for landslides and then after crossing so many mountains you reach the glacier where snow is available for the entire year - Rani Nalla. Lastly if you have a good driver with you he will definitely take you to the Rohtang Pass, the beautiful view surrounded 360 degree with snow mountains , fresh snow, no crowd. What we did is took one camera person from Rani Nalla and he took pictures at Rohtang pass. This is a best deal, they click your pictures with good quality and beautiful location (don't forget to remove your snow suit) and deliver the pictures same day at your hotel with album and soft copy. (50Rs. per picture)