Residing in the eastern Pir Panjal range of the Himalayan mountains, Rohtang pass connects the Kullu valley to the twin valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. Rohtang pass remains open from May to November. It lies in the watershed between the basins of Chenab and Beas and provides dazzling views of the snow capped Himalayan mountains.
Rohtang Pass permit needs to be applied for in order to take vehicles across the pass. It remains closed on Tuesdays for the purpose of maintenance. The tourist attraction becomes a hub for adventure snow sport such as skiing, snow scootering and mountain biking during the months of May and June. Marhi lies 16 km before Rohtang on the way from Manali to Rohtang. Its slightly more offbeat than Rohtang and is also cleaner, whiter and much heavier snow.