Manali to Rohtang Pass Bus Service : HPTDC & HRTC

by Vargis.Khan

Rohtang Pass is definitely the prime attraction of a trip to Manali. On average, it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year which kind of proves that for everyone, a trip to Manali is incomplete without visiting Rohtang. Some people drive on their own while a lot of others will hire a taxi or travel by Manali to Rohtang Pass Bus. If you are planning a trip to Manali by public transport anytime soon and Rohtang Pass is on your mind, below is information on how you can travel from Manali to Rohtang Pass by Bus.

Also read: Rohtang Pass Electric Bus: Fare, Schedule & How to Book?

manali to rohtang pass bus

Manali to Rohtang Pass by Bus

The bus service from Manali to Rohtang starts after the pass gets declared open sometime in May. There are two kinds of buses that operate on this route. One is run by Himachal Pradesh Tourist Development Corporation (HPTDC) and other by Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC).

The HPTDC bus is a deluxe one started for the sole purpose of taking tourists from Manali to Rohtang and bringing them back. The HRTC bus however is an ordinary one and not just for Rohtang Pass. This bus actually runs all the way till Keylong in Lahaul Valley and locals here use it for their daily commute.

Also read: How to Plan a Trip to Rohtang Pass

Manali to Rohtang Pass Bus Timings

HPTDC operates two daily buses to Rohtang Pass and both start from Manali in the morning, around 8 AM. These buses are available every day except Tuesdays when Rohtang Pass is closed for tourists. The HRTC bus however remains available on all 7 days. There are three daily HRTC buses from Manali to Keylong, starting at 4, 5, and 6 AM.

Manali to Rohtang Pass Bus Fare

Fare of HPTDC Bus is Rs. 300 to Rs. 350 per person. Traveling by HRTC bus will cost you about Rs. 60 – Rs. 70 per person.

Manali to Rohtang Pass Bus Booking

You must book your ticket a day in advance at Himachal Tourism office on Mall Road. It is located near Hotel HPTDC Kunzum.

Manali to Rohtang Pass Bus Booking Online

There is no online booking portal available. You will have to reach Himachal Tourism office in person and buy a ticket for the next day.

Manali to Rohtang Pass By Bus – HPTDC & HRTC

Both the HPTDC and HRTC buses have their own advantages and disadvantages. If you travel by HPTDC bus, you will be traveling in a luxury bus that will take you there and bring you back to Manali. However it will cost you more than HRTC Bus.

Also Read: How to Obtain Permits for Rohtang Pass

If you travel by HRTC bus, you can travel all the way till Rohtang top and get down there since this bus crosses Rohtang to reach Keylong. This way you will end up paying just about Rs. 60-70; way less than what you will pay traveling by HPTDC bus (fare + pony charges).

Drawbacks of traveling by HRTC bus is that it is just an ordinary bus, stuffed with locals going that way so the ride may get a lot uncomfortable. Second is that it will drop you to Rohtang Pass and continue to Keylong which means you have no sure way of getting back to Manali. Biggest problem however is that the driver or conductor may even refuse to take you in this bus. Ideally this bus is for people wanting to go beyond Rohtang Pass so you may not get a seat in it.

Private Taxi for Rohtang Pass

If you would however like to hire a taxi, then you can do so at Himachal Taxi Operators Union office at either Bus stand or HPTDC office at Mall Road. For more details, please take a look at How to Book a Taxi in Manali for Rohtang.

Rohtang Pass Taxi Fare

Depending on the kind of vehicle you chose, a taxi would cost you anywhere between Rs. 1200 to Rs. 1500. These taxis too however will only go till Gulaba (snow point).

Also read: How to Apply for Rohtang Permits Online


In my opinion, if you want to travel to Rohtang Pass then either hire a taxi or travel by HRTC Bus. The HPTDC bus will drop you at a distance from snow point from where if you hire a pony than it will cost you more than what a taxi would in total. If you walk then it is inconvenient and not really the vacation you came for. A taxi however will take you all the way till snow point.

If you travel by HRTC Bus, then you get a ride all the way till Rohtang top as both the HPTDC bus and taxi will not take you beyond snow point. The conductor may refuse to take you but just request and persuade him a little. Before you leave Manali though, inquire about the bus that comes back from Keylong to Manali.

Get down at Rohtang top, spend some time; and wait for the Keylong bus to reach back Manali. Another way around this that you hitchhike your way back or catch a shared taxi coming from Lahaul valley to Manali. A reader recently travelled this way; went to Rohtang top by HRTC bus and came back hitchhiking. In peak tourist season, there is a regular traffic movement on the road and you can easily find someone to hitchhike with.

I hope this information on Manali to Rohtang Pass by bus was helpful. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below or at our community forum; and I will be glad to answer.

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shreyans April 22, 2022 - 6:48 am

Hi sir. firstly thanks for the posts. i have a few queries if you can help me out: a) i read somewhere in a post that post the bus leaves you at a point at rohtang and to get down u need a pony and that costs more then what a taxi costs? is that right? do buses and taxis have a common drop point at rohtang and solang? B) Unable to book the tickets online for May 20’2022. c) They also have buses for solang valley even those arent available for online booking. so how to go about it.

Vargis.Khan April 24, 2022 - 4:45 am

Hi Shreyans – The bus takes you all the way to the top and then you can walk around. There is a lot of tourist rush in Manali and that is why buses are all packed. The only way to visit right now is either rent a bike or a taxxi

MOHAMMED RAKIM July 10, 2021 - 12:59 pm

Asslam Alekum bhai,

Is there any Pass requirement to visit Manali and Rohtang ?
If yes,plz let us know -how could be get the pass for 6 person and 2 kids
As we are planning to visit on Mid August.
Mohammed Rakim

Deepak sharma December 12, 2019 - 6:11 pm

Sir I am Deepak sharma from New Delhi actually I want to go rohtang pass . I am making plan for 29thDecember 2019 .. It is possible to go buy public transport bus will available or not.. how we will get bus tickets . Sir please guide me I want to see snowfall

Vargis.Khan December 13, 2019 - 11:12 pm

Rohtang Pass is already closed and will not open until April next year. You cannot go there right now.

Aamir November 26, 2020 - 4:43 am

Thanks for information..
Is rohtang pass open in January 2021?

Vargis.Khan November 28, 2020 - 6:49 am

No it is not Aamir

John Inton November 27, 2019 - 9:01 pm

Luv your blogs Vargis; any updates on LEH-KAZA-SHIMLA bus schedules 2019 pls? sukriya

Vargis.Khan November 28, 2019 - 2:49 pm

Hello John – Thank you for your kind words. Buses to Leh are shut down for the year. Shimla – Kaza bus is still running

Md Irfan Khan May 19, 2022 - 3:13 am


9903788136 September 1, 2019 - 12:31 pm

sir we want to travel on 30th sept. how to get permit for cab? we dont know driving. we will book private cab from manali

Vargis.Khan September 1, 2019 - 5:41 pm

Your cab driver will get the permit himself. You just need to book a cab in Manali, that is all

Kapil Bajaj July 8, 2019 - 9:08 am

Hello, Mr. Khan, thanks to provide us such an important update on Rohtang trip.

Can you please further help me by updating on the destinations, beyond Rohtang. I am planning to have the permit beyond Rohtang and want to spend a night beyond Rohtang so may I know the destination, where we can stay and enjoy for 1 night but for sure, that should be the nearest point to Rohtang.

Vargis.Khan July 8, 2019 - 6:19 pm

Hello Mr. Bajaj – Keylong is the place where you can spend a night and return to Manali the next day.

Kapil Bajaj July 9, 2019 - 7:55 am

Sir, how much time it will take for me to reach keylong from Rohtang by road.

Also pls.let me know that till when, this road (Manali-Rohtang-Keylong) remains open for tourists.

Vargis.Khan July 9, 2019 - 6:01 pm

Time – 7-8 hours
Road remains open till October

AMIT KUMAR GHOSH June 15, 2019 - 11:26 am


Neeraj Gupta June 10, 2019 - 5:19 pm

When will electric bus start sir ?

Sunil June 14, 2019 - 10:23 am

Sir rohtang jane k liye booking kese hogi 19 june ki

Ravikant Sharma August 21, 2019 - 6:31 pm

Hello sir i am planning to go manali with my wife and one year kid, please help me to guide about travel to Rohtang from manali in my budget

Ravikant Sharma August 21, 2019 - 6:32 pm

Planning for 21 sept 19

Bhavesh June 9, 2019 - 4:52 am

sir, i heard buses are started to rohtang pass but online booking will not be available .. is that true sir?

Vargis.Khan June 9, 2019 - 7:01 am

Yes it is correct Bhavesh.

Parag June 10, 2019 - 3:07 am

So are they not going to open up the online booking this season? So would tickets be availble once somebody reaches Manali? How many days in advance does it get filled?

Neeraj Gupta June 4, 2019 - 5:34 pm

Sir , Rohtang is open but as of now on 4th june jo bus service is started ? Can you please till when it will be started ? I want to vist !

Ram June 7, 2019 - 10:53 am

Has electric bus started

Vargis.Khan June 7, 2019 - 1:24 pm

not yet

Ramana Reddy September 2, 2019 - 12:19 pm

I am visiting to manali on 21/9/2019 morning for 3 days. Please suggest a tour plan for three days ie on 21,22&23 of september

Sanjeev June 2, 2019 - 10:41 am

7th June ko rohtang jana kam bagat me

Sapna Gupta May 31, 2019 - 6:05 pm

Sir manali se rohtang jane m kitta tym lgega or which option is better for 7 person?

Vargis.Khan May 31, 2019 - 7:29 pm

Manali se Rohtang aana jaana poore din ka trip banta hai. Ek SUV rent karna better rahega 7 logon ke liye. Budget par ho toh Bus better rahegi.

Gaurav Ghosh June 4, 2019 - 5:17 am

Hi Wargis,
Is there any bus service also to Rohtang pass for 5th June 2019. Please do suggest

Vishal May 28, 2019 - 5:31 pm

Hum 15 log h, 4th june ko manali aayenge, konsa option better rahega vahi p aake temo traveler book krna shi rahega ya advance booking kr lu pahle se ….vaha p aake kre to aprox kya cost rahega

Vishal singh May 28, 2019 - 12:42 pm

Hai Vargis.,
You r doing a great job here. Keep it up.
Vargis, I’m planning trip to manali on 4th june and want to go to rohtang pass on 5th. Is the eectric bus is still available as my tour operater said it is opened just for trail and its closed in june july. If so what are the other cheap option can i use.
And on 5th june. On the day of EID , is
The service is closed or something.
Kindly help and guied !
Thanks in advance

Arijit Kundu May 23, 2019 - 6:43 pm

If we go rohtang pass on 31st may….then it will be open or not ?

shahin May 20, 2019 - 9:48 am

sir manali se rhotang jana h 9 june ko bus ka ticket lena h 1 din phle,, ab y to btae ki rhoang se manali waps kese ana hai

Vargis.Khan May 20, 2019 - 5:29 pm

Aap jis Bus se jaoge vahi vaapis bhi laayegi

shaan June 1, 2019 - 6:10 am

thanks sir,,, 1 last qsn mai wife k sat manali se rhotang bike se jana chata hu bike safe rhegi na mens road acha h na ,, and bike ka parmit bhi hoga. kiya charg hoga rhotang jane k liy bike k rent se alg

Vargis.Khan June 1, 2019 - 8:26 pm

Aapko pahadon mein Bike chalane ka experience hai?

Sayan May 10, 2019 - 9:48 am

if we go by HPTDC buses, what would be the approximate distance that we have to walk from snow point to rohtang top??

Vargis.Khan May 10, 2019 - 3:04 pm

They will take you to the very top now.

HARJINDER SINGH May 12, 2019 - 4:55 pm

Sir, if the bus now goes up to top, please update the blog.

Vargis.Khan May 13, 2019 - 2:36 am

I will do that Harjinder Bhai

Ketan Arora May 18, 2019 - 12:16 pm

Hi Vargis, I am arriving Manali on 22nd May (Evening) by own car. I have checked but Permit is not available for 23rd May. Also, as of today, Rohtang Pass is not yet open. Its open only till Marhi.

Can I get tickets of HPTDC bus on 22nd Evening for 23rd? I mean by what time the counter is open? Also, If I get the tickets, would HPTDC bus take us to Marhi (Snow Point) or do we need to take pony to reach there?

Ketan Arora May 18, 2019 - 12:18 pm

Also, is there any alternate option to get permit?

Vargis.Khan May 18, 2019 - 4:40 pm

It is not even open till Marhi now Ketan. A landslide blocked it entirely. Will take a few days before it gets reopened.

avneesh singh May 18, 2019 - 3:53 pm

Sir I have listen that the Rohtang pass is not open now.
Will you please tell me that do you have any idea that till when it will open ?

Vargis.Khan May 18, 2019 - 4:37 pm

It won’t open until May end Avneesh

Naveen Kumar April 15, 2019 - 6:45 am

Respected Sir,
Mera group 40 person ka hai please mujhe btaiye agar rohtang pass jana ho to kaise jaye or june main rohtang ka fare kitna hoga…

Vargis.Khan April 15, 2019 - 3:13 pm

Aap toh Tempo Traveler hi book kar lo Naveen Bhai, vahi best rahega

Utkarsh May 4, 2019 - 6:34 pm

Sir apni car se ja sakte hai rohtaang pass

Vargis.Khan May 5, 2019 - 4:34 am

Bilkul ja sakte ho par permit lena padega pehle

Sushanta December 22, 2018 - 12:55 pm

Sir we are planning to visits manali in March 10…snow rahegi ya nahi..aur bus is available there at any time to visit around manali like rohtang gulaba or solang or we hv to hire taxi ..

Vargis.Khan December 22, 2018 - 3:53 pm

It depends on the weather but usually there is snow in the nearby areas at this time. There is no Bus available for sightseeing in Manali. You will have to rent a private taxi.

Bhola Shukla June 11, 2019 - 11:09 am

Namaste VARGIS-JI,
Pls suggest availability of Electrib bus from Manali to Rohtang n its cost 15th June onwards….plz.

ROHIT November 25, 2018 - 2:21 am

Sir december mai rohtang pass kaise jaye agr bus service nhi hai toh

Vargis.Khan November 25, 2018 - 2:48 am

December mein Rohtang Pass band hota hai Bhai

Dilip Rathod October 19, 2018 - 1:31 pm

HPTDC office address on mall road?

Vargis.Khan October 19, 2018 - 9:40 pm

Mall road is the address.

sanjay saini October 1, 2018 - 10:45 am

Sir pl suggests me itinerary for 3 days trip to Manali including Rohtang pass and Solang valley sight seeing I’m reaching Manali on 15 th oct. and departure date 18th Oct. for delhi. pl advice me sir it’s time safe or not. and how to visit rohtang pass & solang valley from manali.

sanjay saini October 1, 2018 - 10:41 am

Sir pl suggests me itinerary for 3 days trip to Manali including Rohtang pass and Solang valley sight seeing I’m reaching Manali on 15 th oct. and departure date 18 th oct for delhi pl advice me sir. it’s time safe or not. and how to visit rohtang pass and solang valley from manali.

Gokulvisvas September 27, 2018 - 4:41 pm

Hello sir.. We planed to visit manali on (November 10th). So please tell me is it possible to hire a taxi to Rohtang pass on that day.. Or is there any other option like to rent a motorbike to reach Rohtang.? Please give your suggesting. Thank you..

Vargis.Khan September 27, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Rohtang will most probably be closed by November so you won’t be able to plan. And yes, you can both rent a taxi and motorcycle from Srinagar to visit Rohtang.

Thakor navaghan September 20, 2018 - 8:13 am

Sir November me bus chalu hoti hai ya nahi

Vargis.Khan September 20, 2018 - 4:09 pm

Nahi Bhai

Sonu September 8, 2018 - 12:52 pm


Vargis.Khan September 9, 2018 - 1:46 pm

Subah 6-7 baje ke beech bus nikalti hai Manali se. Mausam pe depend karta hai ke October mein bus chaalu rahegi ya nahi par shuru ke kuchh din tak toh usually rehti hai

Ajay June 19, 2018 - 3:31 pm

Sir I want to talk to u.
Can I? Plz send your no Plz.

Ajay June 17, 2018 - 11:40 am

Sir If bus came back from ke long.
Any hotel in ke log for night stay

Vargis.Khan June 18, 2018 - 2:07 pm

There are a lot of hotels in Keylong Ajay

Ajay June 19, 2018 - 12:47 am

Sir what ant snow in ke long and rohtash in the last week of this month.

Vargis.Khan June 19, 2018 - 2:43 am

There is no snow at all in Keylong but there is a little at the top of Rohtang Pass.

Benedict Isaiah June 14, 2018 - 6:07 pm

Sir, thank you for your detailed guide on trip to rohtang. i would be very grateful if you could guide me about:
1) traveling to solang valley, jogini waterfalls, nehru kund, will i get vehicles (bus or any other service) to visit them and return? seeing they are about 12km max from manali city centre, how much will it cost for traveling?
2) frequency(and timings), of the hrtc bus to rohtang pass and how do i book it?
3) how do i return from the top?
4) if i go to rohtang by hptdc bus, how far is the drop point from the top?
5) how far is a rafting point from the city centre and how much it costs?
6) any other place you can suggest to make the trip exciting.
we are 2 people planning to visit manali and are new to north. so, your help will be highly appreciated. we are planning on a budget of max 6k. so, you can suggest me what i can do and dont.
sorry if i’m asking in a wrong place…..

Benedict Isaiah June 14, 2018 - 6:16 pm

and how to book the electric bus in advance?
thanks in advance.

amit kumar June 6, 2018 - 12:48 pm

please suggest

Vargis.Khan June 6, 2018 - 1:19 pm

Yes it is quite safe and probably the most cost effective way to travel to Rohtang.

Shubham Gupta June 7, 2018 - 4:36 pm

Sir If we will go keylong and Lahaul by hrtc bus then at what time we will reach back in Manali ?

Shubham Gupta June 7, 2018 - 4:47 pm

Sir please help me because I have booked my hotel in Manali on that date so I have to cancel my room If the hrtc bus will return to Manali next day please

Vargis.Khan June 7, 2018 - 11:10 pm

You cannot come back the same day if that is what you are asking. You will reach Keylong and come back the next day to Manali.

Shubham Gupta June 8, 2018 - 3:54 am

Thank u so much sir for helping me in this query , but Sir can we get the ticket of hrtc one day before in advance ?

Vargis.Khan June 8, 2018 - 11:54 am

No it will have to be bought on the day of travel. You can buy the ticket of the newly introduced Electric buses in advance though.

amit kumar June 6, 2018 - 12:46 pm

hi i want to know bus is safe for rohtang pass.I am travelling on 13th june.Please suggest i am with my family 4 member

Vargis.Khan June 6, 2018 - 1:18 pm

Yes it is quite safe and probably the most cost effective way to travel to Rohtang.

Birju Singh Saini June 3, 2018 - 4:27 pm

Bhai hum 9 june ko rohtag pass k liye ticket HPTC ki ticket lena chahata hu to ticket kitne baje milna sharu hoti h aur up down ka kitna lgta h ticket milne ka office kha par h please twll me aur ticket to essy wey me mil jaygi na bhai

Vargis.Khan June 6, 2018 - 6:57 pm

Bhai aapko ek din pehle shaam ko jaake ticket leni padegi agle din subah ki bus ke liye

Sonu September 8, 2018 - 12:50 pm


Vargis.Khan September 9, 2018 - 1:46 pm

Subah 6-7 baje ke beech bus nikalti hai Manali se. Mausam pe depend karta hai ke October mein bus chaalu rahegi ya nahi par shuru ke kuchh din tak toh usually rehti hai

Samruddhi Chavan May 28, 2018 - 5:27 am

Hey Vargis!
If I use the hrtc bus service to go to rohtang pass will I get the similar bus after few hours to move to kaza from rohtang pass.

Vargis.Khan June 6, 2018 - 6:53 pm

Hi Samruddhi – There is no bus from Rohtang to Kaza. You will have to board the bus from Manali itself. If you got down at Rohtang, you will be stuck there and will have to look for a shared taxi going towards Kaza.

Samruddhi Chavan May 28, 2018 - 5:22 am

Hey Vargis! I have a doubt if I use a hrtc bus to get to rohtang pass will I get bus from rohtang pass to move towards kaza/solang valley after few hours?

Vargis.Khan June 6, 2018 - 6:54 pm

Hi Samruddhi – There is no bus from Rohtang to Kaza. You will have to board the bus from Manali itself. If you got down at Rohtang, you will be stuck there and will have to look for a shared taxi going towards Kaza.

Sridam May 26, 2018 - 11:32 pm

Hi Vargis, you said local taxi and bus go till gulaba, then what are the options available to directly reach rohtang top without using pony?

Vargis.Khan June 6, 2018 - 6:55 pm

They are now going all the way to the top Sridam

Vishal May 25, 2018 - 7:49 am

Hi Bhai,

The newly introduced electric vehicles are charging 600 rs. Are they one way or two way? And if two way, for how much time will they wait at snow point before returning to manali.

Vargis.Khan June 6, 2018 - 6:55 pm

Vishal Bhai its 2 way. They wait 2 hours at Rohtang top before startiing the return journey

Vishal May 25, 2018 - 7:37 am

Hi sir,

I am planning to go to Manali on 9th June and go to Rohtang pass, the next day. Should I book the new electric bus online from hrtc which charges 600 or book the bus directly in Manali? And since you told they don’t drop till rohtang pass, should I take a pony after getting down at snow point? Taxi is way too costly around 5000 I guess..

Vargis.Khan June 6, 2018 - 6:56 pm

Vishal Bhai the electrci bus goes all the way to Rohtang top and the 600 Rs. charge is for a return journey to Manali

Abhijeet Muley May 24, 2018 - 12:59 pm

khan bhai I am reaching Mnali on 30th may. I am planning to go Rohtang on 31st may18 which is good by busor taxi. some one has told me buses stop there for 2hrs only.

Vargis.Khan May 24, 2018 - 3:53 pm

Bhai yes, the HPTDC bus stops only for a couple hours.

chandra prakash awasthi May 21, 2018 - 3:20 pm

Thanks for the prompt reply sir, would be grateful if u can tell whether the final stop point of taxi and hptdc bus would be same. Thanks again

Vargis.Khan May 21, 2018 - 3:48 pm

Yes. That is the last point till where vehicles are allowed.

chandra prakash awasthi May 21, 2018 - 2:46 pm

Sir, can u please tell at what time probably the HPTDC bus would be reaching rohtang pass if they start at 8 am. They are charging 7000 for alto from manali to rohtang so for two of us it will really be costly. Is it true that both hptdc bus and taxis stop before the snow point at s common point. Also could not find whether that hptdc bus is direct to rohtang because there is a tour too available for online booking upto rohtang and I guess this bus which you told about is not svailavai for online booking. thanks in advance

Vargis.Khan May 21, 2018 - 2:48 pm

Hi Chandra Prakash – The bus takes a couple of hours at most. Yes the taxis are way too costly. Their rates just keep increasing and in peak tourist season, they can even charge up to Rs. 15,000. The online booking you are talking about could be a private operator.

Samar May 21, 2018 - 9:51 am

Khan bhai
24 tk bus open hoga ya nhi

Vargis.Khan May 21, 2018 - 2:53 pm

Samar Bhai HRTC wali shuru ho gayi hai par HPTDC wali shuru hone mein time lagega abhi thoda.

Samar May 22, 2018 - 12:57 pm

Thanks bhai
One last question
HRTC buss jaha tk jata hai rohtang pass ke leay waha se peck point ka distance kitna hai

Vargis.Khan May 22, 2018 - 1:18 pm

Samar Bhai agar aap Rohtang Top ka puchh rahe ho toh hai takreeban 15-17 kms ka fasla

Md aslam May 21, 2018 - 5:42 am

Hello khan bhai
25 ke bad HPTDC Bus open jayegi kya

Vargis.Khan May 21, 2018 - 3:02 pm

Hello Aslam Bhai, 25th tak toh mushkil hai. June first week maankee chaliye filhal.

Farhan May 20, 2018 - 10:46 am

Hi Sir..
Manali me bike rent pe milti hai? aur rohtanpas jana ho to me bike pe ja sakta hu. agar bike milti hai to please muje koi contact mil sakta hai aur approxe kiya charges hot hai?

Vargis.Khan May 20, 2018 - 6:26 pm

Farhan Bhai aap Manali mein Parvez se baat kar lo, number hai 93186 46559. Vo bikes rent par dene ka hi kaam karta hai vahan. Mera naam le dena ke main number diya aapko.

Farhan May 23, 2018 - 4:42 pm

Ok Sir.. Thank you so much

Vargis.Khan May 23, 2018 - 5:04 pm

You are welcome !!!

Vishal May 13, 2018 - 4:21 pm

Plz tell it’s easy to get ticket of hptdc bus for rohtang what time ticket booking starts.I will reach manali on 7 june2018.

Vargis.Khan May 15, 2018 - 5:50 pm

Yes you can get it easily. Just make sure you buy it a day before your journey.

mayur May 11, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Bhaiya……Really helpful artical…

some of my queries are….

1. Mai Wednesday (16 May’18) ko manali pahuchunga, aur Thrusday (17th may’18) ko Rohtang pass (same day return) jane ka plan kar raha bus (HPTDC) ya taxi se, kya mai permit k liye online apply kar sakta hu abhi, ya wahi aake karna padega apply. Permit ka kuch jyada acche se samajh me nahi aa raha hai…..Please help me.

2. We are 2 pesons me and my wife…agar mai taxi ( like alto 800 or some small car) se plan karu Nehru kund-Marhi-Gulaba-Rohtang pass jane ka to approx fare kitna aayga one day trip ka.

3. Agar aapke contact me koi accha taxi wala ho to please bataye.

It will be a great help.
Thank You

Vargis.Khan May 11, 2018 - 9:19 pm

Mayur Bhai Abhi Rohtang khula nahi hai toh aap sirf Marhi tak jaoge gaadi se. Marhi se aap ek horse rent karoge aur phir aur 6-7 kms aage jaane par snow milegi. Rohtang Pass ummeed hai ke 16 ke aas paas khul jaayega par abhi pakka nahi. HPTDC bus abhi shuru nahi hui hai toh aapko cab se hi jaana padega. Marhi tak aapko arund 5000 se 7000 ke beech cab wala charge karega

mayur May 13, 2018 - 6:55 pm

Thanks bhaiya….

One last question…..kya Rohtang pass 18th May ko open rahega…..aur kya HPTDC ki bus chalna shuru hogi tab tak.?

Vargis.Khan May 15, 2018 - 5:46 pm

Nahi Mayur Bhai. Pass shayad khul jaaye par Bus abhi shuru nahi hogi. Sadak khulne ke 2 hafte baad tak Bus shuru hoti hai

ramsingh rajak June 8, 2018 - 3:59 am

मनाली से रोहतांग पास तक जाने और आने का बस का किराया प्रति व्यक्ति क्या होगा।
टिकिट कहाँ से मिलेगा।
और टिकट कितने दिन पहले मिल जाता है।

Vargis.Khan June 8, 2018 - 11:54 am

I have mentioned all these details in the article above.

Akshay May 7, 2018 - 10:35 am

Hi sir …
I ll be reaching manali on 21th may ..
I ll b in manli on 22nd and 23rd i m planning to visit one day local and one day snow point…my questions are…
1) will rohtang pass open on that day,? If yes than how much as per you taxi will be charging??
2) what are local points to visit other than solang , mall road.??
3) what all points i can cover if i plan to visit beas river for rafting?

Ajay Tripathi April 29, 2018 - 10:54 am

How much time is sufficient to cover manali local sight seeing & visit Rohtang Pass. Is there any facility of share taxi taxi to Rohtang pass- fare, about permit taxi people can arrange – rate, if not can it be obtained online.

Vargis.Khan April 30, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Trip to Rohtang Pass from Manali is an entire day trip and no, there are no shared cabs available.

Kaushal Soni May 1, 2018 - 9:20 pm

Please tell me the route from Manali to Kaza/ Spiti valley through timings or station name ?

Vargis.Khan May 2, 2018 - 2:18 pm

There is a bus from Manali every morning for Kaza. Route is Manali – Rohtang – Batal- Kunzum – Kaza

Jitesh May 14, 2018 - 4:01 pm

Hello sir,
Its a great information for us..I m planing for manali between 21 to 24..Can u please suggest what is a best visit place in manali ,& what will be charges of pony for reaching snow point..

Ved April 27, 2018 - 7:03 am

In mid June’18, I will be travelling from Delhi to Manali in my Honda City car with total two riders. Stay at Manali for 3 nights and then off to Leh in public bus / private taxi. Few questions:

(1). Is it advisable to visit Manali attractions in my personal car or by using local taxi?
(2). If I visit Rohtang pass and return to Manali in my personal car then do I need a permit?
(3). Most important question: Is there a place in Manali (or nearby) where I can park my car for 10 days?

Vargis.Khan April 27, 2018 - 1:27 pm

1. Use your own car to visit nearby places at Manali. A taxi there will cost you way too much in tourist season.
2. Yes you will need to get a permit.
3. Not sure about any paid parking there. You may have to talk to some hotel and leave your car in their parking.

Janhavi April 24, 2018 - 12:12 pm

Hello Sir, Please let me know ,Is there any chance to open Rohtang pass around 19thMay2018 for visitors?
Thanks in advance.

Vargis.Khan April 24, 2018 - 6:36 pm

Hello Jahanvi – It will definitley be open by 19th May.

Janhavi April 25, 2018 - 9:40 am

Thanks Sir

Vargis.Khan April 25, 2018 - 2:37 pm

You are welcome

sanjay kumar April 7, 2018 - 8:58 am

vargis muje delhi to leh jana hai by bus kese jana padega or direct koi bus hai

Vargis.Khan April 7, 2018 - 9:48 pm

See the article at the link below Sanjay. I have expalined all the details here.

mallu April 22, 2018 - 4:51 pm

Vargis ji, please help me i am stuck. I have booked volvo for chandigarh to manali to reach manali on 5th at 7 am and hoping i will get a bus/taxi to keylong at around 9 am. But therer are no bus after 6 am ? And if i want to use taxi than it will take a day for permit.. so now what is the solution ?

Vargis.Khan April 22, 2018 - 7:02 pm

The HPTDC bus starts at 8 AM which you can use but the bus service to Rohtang will probably not be available by May 5th. The Pass is not even open right now.

mallu April 23, 2018 - 12:16 pm

Oh… sad.. but thanks a lot for quick reply sir ji.

Vargis.Khan April 23, 2018 - 3:03 pm

You are welcome

Kushal Khurana April 6, 2018 - 4:17 am

Usually how long after the opening of Rohtang does the bus service start?

Vargis.Khan April 7, 2018 - 10:10 pm

A few weeks until BRO declared the road safe enough to ply for a bus

Yuvraj April 6, 2018 - 4:16 am

Hi, Is Rohtang Pass open now?

Vargis.Khan April 7, 2018 - 10:10 pm

Yes it is

Deepak sharma April 6, 2018 - 4:10 am

Sir I lived in Rajasthan sir plz help me Manali Shimla and rohtang pass Jane ke liye best route konsa h or kisses Jaye train bus or otherwise eles sir can u help

Vargis.Khan April 7, 2018 - 10:11 pm

Chandigarh route is best Deepak Bhai. Reach there by train and then catch a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla.

jigar April 5, 2018 - 3:49 am

sir me june last week me rohtang pass hote huye keylong aur spiti velly jana chahta hu..phir vahase vapis manali aur shimla ka iternery haii..
my questions are..1)rohtang pass ke liye agar me permit leta hu to age keylong aur spiti velly jane keliye kya koi alag permit leni padegi?
agar leni padti hai to kha se milegi aur ketne din ki parmit leni padegi?
2)Chandigarh se texi 9days ke liye krte hai to kya vha se texi lena safe hai keylong spitivelly ke liye..i mean texi driver vaha ke rasto ke bare me janpehchan wala rahega?
thank you

Vargis.Khan April 5, 2018 - 2:00 pm

Jigar Bhai

1. Permit sirf Rohtang ke liye chahiye, Keylong ke liye nahi. Make sure ke aap Rohtang Travel wala permit le rahe ho, tourist wala nahi.

2. Bhai ab ye toh driver pe depend karta hai. Main recommend karunga ke ek local Manali se hi driver kar lo. Ek bande ka number de raha hoon neeche, meri pehchan ka hai. Baat kar lena agar taxi karva sakta hai toh. Mera naam le dena, discounted rate par karva dega Manali and Chandigarh dono se hi with a good driver.

Jamaica – 9418200183

Zafar ali April 1, 2018 - 1:20 pm

Dear vargis bhai assalam o alaikum ur infoinformation is very help full i need ur kind help
We are around 29 family members including females and kids planning to visit rohtang pass in upcoming 21june 2018
Last week i contacted to manali taxi union office they said that its cost about 12 to 14 thousand per taxi as it seems very costly while we can’t take risk on travel with hptdc and hrtc buses coz both have itself drawbacks as u mentioned above
So please guide me any economical and convenient way thanks a lot

Vargis.Khan April 2, 2018 - 2:28 pm

Zafar Bhai – Walaikum As-Salam. There is no third option really except for either booking a cab or traveling by taxi. The only other thing I can think of is to rent motorcycles from Manali but I do not think you will be keen on doing that.

Prakhar Sharma March 31, 2018 - 9:44 pm

Hi sir, thanku for this informative article. Sir can you plz tell me do i have to get rohtang pass permit if i’m travelling to keylong from manali by bus

Vargis.Khan April 2, 2018 - 2:47 pm

No Prakhar Bhai. Rohtang Permit is issued for vehicles, not per person. So if you are traveling by Bus, you do not need to get a permit.

Hanif March 28, 2018 - 6:25 am

Hi Sir,
I am planning a visit to Shimla in April last week. Will I be able to get snow get Snow in Shimla (Kufri) at this time. What places should one visit in Shimla in a 3 day trip

Vargis.Khan March 28, 2018 - 5:15 pm

Hanif Bhai there is almost no snow at all this year, you will not find any either near Shimla or Kufri.

Hanif March 28, 2018 - 6:55 pm

Thanks bhai…

Vargis.Khan March 29, 2018 - 3:32 am

You are welcome Hanif Bhai

Hanif March 29, 2018 - 10:17 am

also please suggestion Snow in dharamshala & delhousie?

Vargis.Khan March 29, 2018 - 8:52 pm

No snow is Dharamshala and Dalhousie as well. You can however go to Mcleodganj and go trekking towrds Triund. There is plenty of snow there but it is a long trek.

Hanif March 30, 2018 - 12:07 pm

ok sir…Thank you so much for information..

Vargis.Khan March 30, 2018 - 10:03 pm

You are welcome Bhai

Farhan March 27, 2018 - 4:53 pm

Thanks for the quick response i am having one question as i am having two kids 10 years old and 3 years old so is there possible i can come with my children’s as i know there is very low temperature please suggest me

Vargis.Khan March 27, 2018 - 5:00 pm

You can bring your kid, that is not a problem .Lots of people travel here with their families. Just make sure you are carrying plenty of woolens.

Farhan March 28, 2018 - 7:15 am

Thank you Sir..

Vargis.Khan March 28, 2018 - 5:14 pm

You are welcome Bhai !!!

Farhan March 26, 2018 - 1:14 pm

Hi Khan Sir..
is there any sleeper (not semi sleeper) bus service from Delhi to Manali? if somebody can give some bus operators details, it would be great!!!

Vargis.Khan March 26, 2018 - 3:42 pm

I am not sure about the sleepers but there are several overnight volvos from Delhi to Manali Farhan Bhai. Just google it and you will get details of several operators.

Farhan March 25, 2018 - 1:04 pm

Hi sir.. I am Planning for trip to Manali,Please advice how much it will cost of round trip from Chandigarh-shimla-Manli-chandigarh with all the site seeing for 5 days 4 Nights by Car.

Vargis.Khan March 26, 2018 - 4:02 pm

You mean your personal car Farhan or are you talking about renting a taxi?

sukanya basu March 14, 2018 - 6:06 pm

hello sir, my name s sukanya. I’ve booked my tickets for manali on 27th june 2018. mein rohtang lahul spliti gulaba jaa chati hoon. I’m a solo female traveller. budgetis tight. how can i go to rohtang top and come back tp manali? mein akeli ladki hoon toh 2000rs for taxi is too much. please suggest something. thank you

Vargis.Khan March 14, 2018 - 6:32 pm

Hello Sukanya – You can take the daily bus from Manali till Rohtang. By June the pass will be open and the bus service will be operational as well.

SACHIN PHANSEKAR March 14, 2018 - 6:58 pm Reply
Vargis.Khan March 19, 2018 - 6:45 pm

Thanks Sachin Bhai

sukanya basu March 20, 2018 - 5:42 pm

thank you for the information sir. are there any bus service available for local sightseeing like manikaran kullu nagar castle solang bijli mahadev?

Vargis.Khan March 21, 2018 - 4:50 pm

Yes there is a bus available going towards Manikarn Sahib, Kullu and Solang Valley. I am not sure about Bijli Mahadev though, sorry.

Samruddhi Chavan May 28, 2018 - 5:17 am

There is bus service from Bijli Mahadev, you will have to board at Kullu. 🙂

surender March 13, 2018 - 7:06 pm

Hi I am coming to manali 29th to 31st march . Can i visit rohtang pass ?

Vargis.Khan March 14, 2018 - 2:45 pm

It is not likely to open until early April.

surender March 14, 2018 - 5:37 pm

Hi thanks for update so what can be best option here .

Vargis.Khan March 14, 2018 - 6:03 pm

Surender Bhai it is hard to say right now to be honest. Work to clear snow at Rohtang is under work and everyone is speculating that it will open early this year but it all depends on the weather. Can you delay your trip by a couple of weeks?

surender March 14, 2018 - 6:14 pm

Hmm No Trip Cant Be Delayed Every Thing Is Booked Off Bhi Planned Hai Office Se . Koi Nahi I will Visit Manali And Solang Valley 🙂

Vargis.Khan March 14, 2018 - 6:31 pm

Yeah that you can do. Reach Manali and if the pass is open, you can plan a trip to Rohtang. Else Manali and Solang toh khula hai hi..

Rakesh Ramu Suryavanshi March 10, 2018 - 5:30 am

Khan Sahab,

Reaching Manali on 12th of this month which one would be better to visit . Solange valley or Gulabi.

Rakesh Suryavanshi

Rakesh Suryavnshi March 10, 2018 - 5:32 am

Sorry typing error. Solang Valley or Gulabo

Vargis.Khan March 12, 2018 - 8:37 pm

Rakesh Bhai – Solang Valley will be much better.

Surendra Kuamr D March 10, 2018 - 3:33 am

Hi Bhai,

Thanks for giving so much information above…

I wanted to take a bike on rent and ride till rotang pass.. We are planning to come on June 1st week .

1. how are road conditions in June.

2. Con you suggest some good bike renter along with permit to be taken

3. I understand that the bike are not allowed to come back on the same day.. Hence, can we stay in Rotang ?? or what are the other option available..

Thanks in advance.

Vargis.Khan March 12, 2018 - 8:40 pm

Hello Surendra Bhai,

1. Road conditions in June are just about OK
2. For renting bike in Manali, please contact Parvez at 93186 46559
3. You can cross over to Keylong, stay there for the night and come back the next day. You will have to get a travel permit for Rohtang Pass in this case.

Surendra Kumar D March 13, 2018 - 1:45 am

Thanks Khan bhai…do we require permit to visit even marhi and gulaba ??


Vargis.Khan March 13, 2018 - 3:45 pm

No you do not need permit for Gulaba. The check post is there somewhere near Gualaba so no permit needed until that point. For Marhi yes you will need the permit.

Vishu March 6, 2018 - 3:25 pm

Good! Article and reply most useful ,thanks khan for info

Vargis.Khan March 6, 2018 - 4:05 pm

Thanks Vishu

vicky gadikar February 24, 2018 - 11:24 am

hello sir,

i m coming manali on 27 may, please tell me where can i found bus or taxi in manali to rohtang pass or from rohtang pass to manali, and please tell me fares of bus and taxi’s

Vargis.Khan February 26, 2018 - 3:56 pm

Fares are as I mentioned in the article Vicky. Bus will be available near Mall Road in Manali.

S V Patil February 24, 2018 - 4:50 am

hello Sir, i am planning to Visit Manali on 5th and 6th May 2018. will Rohtag pass be open by then and can we get HPTDC/HRTC buses by then.

Vargis.Khan February 26, 2018 - 3:59 pm

Hello Mr. Patil – Yes the road will be open by then and you should be able to board a bus as well.

Mani July 3, 2018 - 12:36 pm

Hello can you say the time and fare of HRTC buses from Rohtang pass to manali and
I booked Leh Permit online payment done got the collection receipt permit Id these are enough for me to travel in Leh there is no need to go anywhere in Leh to get permit after this or anything else remaining to go and collect?why i am asking because i am reaching Leh on 13th july night next day is saturday I had a bus to pangong early in the morning as u mentioned so if there is anything remaining to collect for permit i am going to miss the bus as that Permit office in Leh opens at 9 am so please conform about my online permit that i got or is there anything else to collect ?
After the payement done and reciept sent to my mail is there any necessity of going again to that permit office ?

mayur kalwani February 20, 2018 - 4:36 am

Dear sir,
First of all Thank you very much for such a helping post and your valuable answers in all comments.
I am planning to come manali in mid of May 2018 with my wife. Can I hire bike for Rohtang pass and is it will safe to travel on bike (as a couple). What is a cost to hire a bike.?

Vargis.Khan February 20, 2018 - 3:38 pm

Hello Mr. Kalwani – Yes you can rent a bike in Ladakh. Safety aspect will depend on how experience a rider you are. If you have done some riding and have decent enough experience, then yes it will be safe. Cost will depend on which bike you chose to rent. Please contact Parvez in Manali @ 9318646559 for renting a bike there. Give my reference and he will provide you with a good reliable bike at reasonable rates.

SATISH WANKHEDE February 19, 2018 - 2:45 pm


Vargis.Khan February 20, 2018 - 3:41 pm

Yes you can easily get a bus ticket Mr. Wankhede. You will have to buy the ticket for HPTDC bus a day in advance though.

SELVARAJ February 8, 2018 - 5:34 pm

Manali to rohtang pass June 15th2018 I am visit ice point and snow fall I can see I am live from madurai please help me

Vargis.Khan February 9, 2018 - 2:44 pm

Yes you can still find some snow at Rohtang Pass at this time.

Apoorva Mathur January 23, 2018 - 12:21 am

I am coming on Shimla kullu-manali, dharamshala Dalhousie tour from 16 may 2018 to 24 may 2018
Is this time Rohtang Pass open usually, what is probability for this year,
We r 12 person hired tempo Traveller,
Is this vehicle allowed to go across Rohtang or it is necessary to hire local taxi for this

Vargis.Khan January 23, 2018 - 4:38 pm

Hello – Yes Rohtang will be open around your dates of travel. No you do not need to hire a local taxi, can visit in the Tempo Traveller

Sachin Raghunath Phansekar January 15, 2018 - 1:50 pm

Hi Khan Bhai
First of all hats off to your reply to all the queries ..
I’m planning Manali with family (2+one kid 5yrs ) on 3rd week of March 2018. Will reach Manali on 23/03/18 evening. & have 2 days in Manali 24 & 25.

Will Hptdc conducted tours be available to snow point on those days.

If not then what about taxi fare & last destination near rohtang Pass.( Up to snow point ?)

If hire two Wheeler then is it safe to drive with my child?


Sachin Phansekar

Vargis.Khan January 15, 2018 - 7:03 pm

Hello Sachin Bhai,

Thank you for your kind words.

1. This bus is not available in winters.
2. In winters, they shift the snow point quite close to Manali as a matter of fact, near Gulaba check post so the distance is not really that great. You will have to reach Manali taxi stand and negotiate a deal. There usual charges are about 2-3000 but they do not stick to it.
3. It depends on your riding skills, and if there is any snow in Manali itself at that time or not. On a general level, it is quite safe.

Sachin Phansekar January 16, 2018 - 4:09 am

Thank so much Khan Bhai.

Can we go up to snow line Marhi ? Or it is restricted up to Gulaba only.

Vargis.Khan January 16, 2018 - 4:59 pm

It all depends on the snow Bhai but usually they do not allow after Gulaba check post

Sachin Phansekar January 16, 2018 - 5:24 pm

Thanks a lot.

Vargis.Khan January 16, 2018 - 5:30 pm

You are welcome

Shadab January 9, 2018 - 10:07 am

Hi, coming to Manali on 26th Jan 2018. Was wondering if we would find HRTC bus for Gulaba from Mall, Road? Thanks

Vargis.Khan January 12, 2018 - 4:55 pm

This bus service is available only when Rohtang Pass is open, not in January.

Sivashankar December 22, 2017 - 12:39 pm

Hello sir.. is rohtang pass and keylong valley opened for December last week?
I am planning to travell by bus

Vargis.Khan December 22, 2017 - 3:52 pm

Hello Sivashankar – Pass is already closed and will only open now sometime in April next year. You will not be able to reach Keylong by road now.

VIDUSHI December 6, 2017 - 5:41 am

Hey Vargis, me and my friend were planning a trip to Manali. Provided we study in Chandigarh we haven’t got any time/date restriction. As we’re only two people so we would have to depend on the public transport or shared taxis for local sight seeing etc. Would it be easy to find a vehicle on shared basis in Manali? Please guide me regarding it. Thank you 🙂

Vargis.Khan December 18, 2017 - 4:17 pm

Hello Vidushi – When are you planning to travel? Why not opt to rent a two wheeler in Manali for sightseeing rather than depending on public transport?

Lalitha November 20, 2017 - 7:10 pm

I asked tourism guy about rothang pass he said that rothang pass will be available in mid feb 2018 I want to plan trip in Feb 11 to 15 pls give information about rothang pass in feb

Vargis.Khan November 20, 2017 - 7:42 pm

Rohtang Pass remains closed in Feb. That tourism guy will only take you till snow point, a few kilometers from Manali until where the road remains open. Do not fall for it.

Lalitha November 20, 2017 - 8:11 pm

Thanq sir we planned for Manali and Simla tour in mid feb only for marriage day vocation pls give information about tour I heard that Simla weather is very cold that time pls give information about my tour

Vargis.Khan November 21, 2017 - 12:18 am

You can still plan for Manali. You may not be able to go all the way till Rohtang top but you can still reach Snow point and other places in Manali.

01195227234 November 20, 2017 - 5:40 pm

thanks a lot. u brief every thing about rohtang pass journey . i’ll go manali in december & follow u’r advice .

Vargis.Khan November 20, 2017 - 7:41 pm

Thank you. Rohtang Pass however will probably be closed by December so you may not be able to visit there.

Suheb November 13, 2017 - 10:42 am

Hello Bhai,

i have make the visit plan in manali all famous point please suggest best cheaper price 4 night 5 days April 2018..

Vargis.Khan November 13, 2017 - 4:54 pm

Bhai I do not offer any packages as such.

Suheb November 27, 2017 - 8:00 am

ok sir

vikram pradhan November 8, 2017 - 7:43 am

Hello, Vargis..I am thinking to travel with my girlfriend. Can i book hotel after reaching manali without any issue?as we are not married yet!! is getting hotel for couples issue there?

Vargis.Khan November 13, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Hello Vikram – That will not be a problem at all. You do not necessarily have to be married to stay at a hotel in Manali. No one will even ask you anything about it.

samar singh October 16, 2017 - 2:33 am

kya rohtak pass apne car se ja sakte hai plz reply

Vargis.Khan October 16, 2017 - 4:56 pm

Yes, ja sakte hain par pehle permit lena padega Manali se

Chandan Ghosh October 2, 2017 - 5:07 am

Me & my wife will arrive on 27th October 2017. 28th Oct hum log Rohtangpass & Solang Valley jana chahte hai. Agar hum Alto hire kiya to kharcha kya hoga ? Actualy hum thora kam kharcha main jana chahte hai kyuki mera budget utna jyada nehi hai. Kya manali se shared jeep or taxi milega rohtang aur solang ke liye????

Maine net par dekha hai ki manali se bus rohtang ke liye jata hai. Kya woh bus rohtang main point tak jata hai ? wohi bus manali le ayega ya dusra koi bus pakadna parega ???

Plz Khan bhai Help me out.Coz this is my first trip to Himachal Pradesh. Mera hindi utna achha nehi hai .Bhul hua to maaf kar dena.

Vargis.Khan October 2, 2017 - 9:46 pm

Hello Chandan Bhai – Taxi charges Manali mein bahut zyada hain. Agar aap budget mein jana chahte ho aur Rohtang top tak jana hai toh HRTC ka bus jaata hai subah subah Manali se Keylong ke liye. Usmein bethkar chale jaiye and Rohtang top par utar jaana. Par vahan se vaapis aane ke liye aapko ya toh kisi shared taxi ka wait karna padega ya lift leni padegi.

Prasanta das September 14, 2017 - 10:00 am

Helo Sir,
I am going Manali to Rohtang pass & Keylong this October 17 ist week, if I go by HPTDC bus next day can I get bus or Taxi available for return to Manali?

Vargis.Khan September 14, 2017 - 4:07 pm

Hello Prasanta Bhai – HPTDC bus service will not be available in October. You will have to take the HRTC bus to Keylong, if it still remains operational or look for a shared taxi at Manali bus stand.

Prasanta das September 14, 2017 - 9:55 am

Sir, I am going Manali to Rohtang pass & Keylong this October 17 ist week, if I go by bus to Keylong can I get available any bus or taxi in the morning for return to Manali?

Vargis.Khan September 14, 2017 - 4:07 pm

Hello Prasanta Bhai – HPTDC bus service will not be available in October. You will have to take the HRTC bus to Keylong, if it still remains operational or look for a shared taxi at Manali bus stand.

Prasanta das September 15, 2017 - 11:17 am

Thank you Sir

Vargis.Khan September 15, 2017 - 3:22 pm

You are welcome Bhai

Amit Banik September 3, 2017 - 6:13 am

Suggest me a budget hotel near beas river manali, m going to manali in third week of jan 2018 with my wife and 4 year’s boy.

Vargis.Khan September 5, 2017 - 5:15 pm

I do not have a recommended hotel in Manali, sorry. Just reach there, find one per your liking, strike a deal and check in. Plenty of options to chose from.

Kiran Raj August 28, 2017 - 6:50 pm

Hi Khan Bhai
Appreciating your prompt reply to all the queries
I’m planning Manali with family (3+1kid) on 2nd week of April 2018. Will reach Manali on 8th evening. Would like to have 2 days of outing in Manali, 9th and 10th
Will Hptdc conducted tours be available to snow point on those days
I would like to visit Manali-Kothi-Rahla Fall-Marhi-snow point on one day and Manali local sightseeing including Hadimba temple Vasisht kund on second day and leave to Delhi on that evening
Please give your valuable opinion

Vargis.Khan August 28, 2017 - 9:32 pm

Hello Kiran Bhai – The HPTDC bus service will not be available that early in April. It will only become operational a few days after Rohtang Pass opens.

Paramita August 10, 2017 - 7:28 pm

I want to book a ticket from manali to rohtang pass in hrtc. What is the bus stand name of rohtang pass? Kindly tell me..

Amit singla August 12, 2017 - 8:33 am

Bus stand and the booking office both r on the mall road. Just walking distance

Vargis.Khan August 15, 2017 - 4:34 am

Thanks Amit

Paramita August 10, 2017 - 1:23 pm

When I book a bus from manali to rohtang pasa from hrtc, what is the bus stand I choose for rotting? Kindly tell me…

Vargis.Khan August 10, 2017 - 3:05 pm

Near Mall Road

MUKESH RANA July 25, 2017 - 4:28 am

bike hire krke jana hoto to kaisa rahega, uske liye bhi permit lena padta hai kya

Vargis.Khan July 25, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Yes, you will need a permit for motorcycles as well

Gaurav punj July 24, 2017 - 12:12 pm

Khan bhai, agar hum HRTC bus liya subah or 10-11 am bje Rohtang drop kia or hum shaam ko vapis Manali jana ha toh shaam ko simple bus milegi ki nahi? agar hum HRTC bus liya or hum kitne hour tak Rohtang Top par rahna jo shaam tak bus milegi Manali jana?

2) agar hum HPTDC BUS lia ( Aap 350 rs btta raha ha or HPTDC website par 500 Rs btta raha ha? Agar humne HPTDC bus liya or same return Bus kitne bje vapis Manali jayegi same HPTDC bus shaam ko?
Plz tell me information.. Your website is awesome

Vargis.Khan July 24, 2017 - 3:10 pm

Gaurav Bhai,

Agar HRTC bUs se jaate ho toh aap Rohtang Top par utar jaoge aur vaapis aane ke liye phir Allah Malik hai. Udhar se aati hui koi bus bhi mil sakti hai, koi shared taxi bhi mil sakti hai ya phir aapko lift leke vaapis aana padega, koi pakka nahi hai. Par abhi tourist season hai and Rohtang open hai toh us taraf se continous traffic chalta rehta hai Manali ki taraf toh kuchh na kuchh toh mil hi jaayega

HPTDC wala maine rent pichhle saal ke hisaab se mention kiya tha, shayad is saal change kar diya ho. Aapne kahan check kiya? Ye bus subah chalegi, ghanta bhar uper rukegi and dopahar maanke chaliye 2-3 baje ke kareeb vaapis le aayegi Manali.

Gaurav punj July 24, 2017 - 4:37 pm

Ok Khan bhai thanks, Rohtang Pass Se shaam 3-4-5 bje shared taxi mill sakte ha saste mai I’m so sure and hum hrtc ya HPTDC bus par jaa rahe ha Rohtang Pass toh hum binna Permit par jaa sakte ha kia? Ya fir Manali se Permit lee kar shared bus par rohtang jaa sakte?

Vargis.Khan July 24, 2017 - 5:12 pm

Bhai bus se ja rahe ho toh koi permit nahi chahiye. Permit gaadi ka lagta hai, bande ka nahi. Apni gaadi ya taxi se jao toh us gaadi ka permit lena padta hai, bus se ja rahe ho sarkari toh koi permit nahi chahiye

Gaurav punj July 24, 2017 - 5:57 pm

Ok thanks you bhai, bhai agar hum Rohtang Top par ghum liya or dopahar 3-4-5 bje kiya Koi public hrtc bus milegi Kaza Jane ke liye for PIN VALLEY?

OR HUME pta nahi kitne din stay karna pin Valley? Pin Valley ka khana peena n rahna bhi nahi pta hume about Fare everything about rahna. Khana peena

Vargis.Khan July 24, 2017 - 6:12 pm

Bhai Rohtang se nahi milega us time kuchh. Agar aapko PIN valley ki taraf jana hai toh pehle Manali se Kaza ke liye bus leni padegi and phir Kaza se Pin Valley ke liye

Gaurav punj July 24, 2017 - 6:27 pm

Ok sir, me bus lunga Manali se Kaza Jane ke liye, and Manali to Kaza n Kaza to Mud and entry pin Valley and Return back Manali Totals kitna budget hoga? Khana peena and rahna and kitne din pura hota ha Pin Valley?

Vargis.Khan July 24, 2017 - 8:08 pm

Rehna khana sab mila kar daily ka minimum 1200 ke aas paas toh leke chalo

Ankur July 18, 2017 - 9:00 am

Khan sahab we are planning to go rohtang in august 2017 just want to know that snow will be there or not and if we stay at manali for a day then, which conveyance is best to move further to rohtang from manali lke roadways bus or taxi. as our main stance to go there to see the snow. so please let me know if you can help me out here and buddy one more thing that should we book hotel online before proceed from delhi or it will be easily available over there.

Vargis.Khan July 18, 2017 - 9:05 pm

Hello Ankur Bhai – Yes you may find some snow towards Rohtang Top but not much.Go by the HRTC Bus as hiring a taxi will cost you around 10-12K and you will also have to arrange a permit which is a hassle in itself. No need to book a hotel, there are plenty to chose from in Manali.
Take a look at this article

Ishani Mehta July 12, 2017 - 11:38 am

Thanks a lot. This information is pretty useful. I’d like to get to the village of Gulaba from Manali in the local bus. The information you have provided makes it seem doable.

Vargis.Khan July 12, 2017 - 7:16 pm

Thanks for taking the time to drop a note Ishani.

Sainik Sinha July 11, 2017 - 8:50 pm

Hello, I want to visit Manali on first week of Feb & we are two & one kid. What will be the convenient way to visit rohtang pass & by which means ? Pls guide me in detail.
With regards.

Vargis.Khan July 12, 2017 - 7:15 pm

Rohtang Pass will be closed in Jan and Feb, it opens sometime in April or May.

Paras July 10, 2017 - 4:24 pm

Rohtang jane ke liye Taxi fare ke alawa or koi se pass ki bhi jarurt rahti hai kya.??
August me waha ja sakte hai kya.??
Show milega ki nahi ??

Vargis.Khan July 10, 2017 - 4:53 pm

Haan ek Rohtang permit lena padta hai par agar taxi se ja rahe ho toh, agar Bus se ja rahe ho toh us permit ki bhi zaroorat nahi.

Show milega? Kaun sa show?

Paras July 11, 2017 - 9:09 am

Is it worth visiting rohtang in August first week,will there be snow?

Vargis.Khan July 11, 2017 - 4:28 pm

I doubt it. There may be some snow at the top of Rohtang in August but nowhere else.

Naveen kumar July 10, 2017 - 11:57 am

Hey bro…..Can we walk from the hptdc bus drop point to snow point?
Will it be safe??

Vargis.Khan July 10, 2017 - 4:51 pm

Hi Naveen – Yes you can. It is safe.

Ayush Tiwari June 29, 2017 - 5:14 pm

taxi drop at gulaba viewpoint will be 37km before rohtang la. As per google maps

Then why would anybody hire a taxi?

Vargis.Khan June 29, 2017 - 5:46 pm

Gulaba view point becomes the last point towards Rohtang in Winters. In summer when Rohtang is open, it moves to somewhere near Marhi.

Amit singla June 23, 2017 - 9:16 am

I recently visit to rohtang at 21 June. People can call me at 09855245347

Vargis.Khan June 23, 2017 - 4:37 pm

How did you travel Amit?

Amit singla August 12, 2017 - 8:27 am

By bus.

Rohit sharma June 23, 2017 - 8:31 am

Khan saab manali se rohatang bus konsi hai fare kitne hai hptdc hrtc me kya fark h or manali me hotel ka Kya Hisab h

Vargis.Khan June 23, 2017 - 4:36 pm

Rohit Bhai HPTDC Bus ka fare 350 ke aas paas and HRTC ka Rs. 70 ke aas paas … Hotel maanke chalo ke 500 tak mil jaayega theek thaak

Charu Agarwal June 19, 2017 - 9:48 am

Is HPTDC bus for Rohtang being operated currently?
I called HPTDC office and they said it has not run this season due to non-availability of permits.

Vargis.Khan June 19, 2017 - 8:31 pm

It was operational earlier, possible that it is on hold right now after the entire fuss by taxi union and Section 144 in Manali right now

Anjan June 14, 2017 - 12:43 pm

The taxi fare as on today, Manali-rohtang-Manali is very high. Sumo 12000/13000, Alto 6500. The taxi opetators are demanding money like anything citing shortage of cars. Delhi – Rohtang- Delhi will be cheaper!!

Vargis.Khan June 14, 2017 - 5:14 pm

Thanks Anjan Bhai for update

raman June 7, 2017 - 8:55 am

hyy please tell me the fare of bus to rohtang pass is it comfortable to go buy bus and any idea how much money required for that snow suit n oll stuff and if we go by bus then after that for going on to main point, is there only way to reach by walking please answer as soon as possible

Vargis.Khan June 9, 2017 - 3:18 am

Fare is Rs. 350 and yes it is comfortable to go. I do not know about the suit and all though.

riddhi Ray June 5, 2017 - 12:41 pm

what is the taxi fare for manali to rohtang full day trip and manali to kullu-manikaran full day trip. is share cab available??

Vargis.Khan June 6, 2017 - 3:02 am

Depends on the which car you chose but expect it to be around 3000 to Rs. 4000

Vargis.Khan June 6, 2017 - 3:03 am

It is for Rohtang though, I am not sure about Kullu or Manikaran.

Swapnil July 10, 2017 - 6:36 pm

I have just been To Manali and the Taxi (Innova) which we hired for the full day for Rohtang cost us 12000/-. Taxis like Alto etc will cost u around 6000-7000/-. Hope this will help u. If u want I can also share the Taxi driver’s number which we hired.

Vargis.Khan July 10, 2017 - 6:46 pm

Thanks Swapnil Bhai for the update. If you can share the number here, that would be great.

Nimi Sha June 4, 2017 - 12:30 pm

We are at manali currently and we inquired from the bus office.. They say there’s no return bus at the same day. There’s a bus to rohtang in the morning which returns the next day at 8am.. Is it?

riddhi Ray June 5, 2017 - 1:00 pm

can you let me know the cab fare for manali rohtang full day trip and manali kullu full day trip fare? is there any sharing cab available??

Vargis.Khan June 6, 2017 - 3:02 am

Depends on the which car you chose but expect it to be around 3000 to Rs. 4000

Karan Nagar June 8, 2017 - 10:12 pm

Vargis khan plz tell me… Manali to Rohtang bus service is available or not agar Haa to uska
1-kya process hai or
2-uska fair kitna hai and timing kab se kab tak…
3-or wo kab kitne hour wait karenge Rohtang main passengers ka means (wapsi kab h rohtang se)…
4-Plz aap bata dena ye teeno point coz maine Cab walo ki union ko phone kiya lkin koi jawab nahi mila maine Kullu main enquiry office call kiya but aisa lagta h unke pass time nahi koi sahi se baat karne ko razi nahi…

Main HPTDC office gaya lkin unhone b clear nahi bataya

5- Plz aap reply zarur dena… Or taxi ka fair kitna hai kisi ne kaha tha taxi wale 7000-10,000 rs charge kar rahe hai kya ye sahi baat h maine waha ki enquiry office call kiya tha

Plz Khan Sahab reply zarur karna in 5 points ka

Or agar apka contact no ho to plz share with me… Plz Sir

Vargis.Khan June 9, 2017 - 3:16 am

Karan Bhai bus available hai, Fare vahi hai jo maine uper article mein bataya, HPTDC Bus ka takreeban 350 or HRTC Bus ka takreeban 60 se 70. Timing sabki subah 6-7 baje ke kareeb hai par kitna wait karti hai Rohtang par ye mujhe exact pata nahi hai

Vargis.Khan June 9, 2017 - 3:55 am

Abhi pata kiya maine, ye Bus Snow Point tak jaati hai and vahan takreen 1 se 2 ghante tak rukti hai aur phir sabko lekar vaapis Manali aati hai

Vargis.Khan June 6, 2017 - 3:01 am

I am not really sure how that is Nimi or if anything changed this year. The bus used to bring back the tourists from Rohtang as far as I know

Nimi Sha June 4, 2017 - 12:23 pm

We are currently at manali and we inquired from the bus office they say there’s no bus for return journey! You can go there and the next bus will be the next day at 8am

Vargis.Khan June 6, 2017 - 3:01 am

I am not really sure how that is Nimi or if anything changed this year. The bus used to bring back the tourists from Rohtang as far as I know

Kush May 31, 2017 - 3:33 pm

Whats the approximate distance between the hptdc bus drop point and rohtang top ?

Vargis.Khan May 31, 2017 - 4:56 pm

I think about 2 kilometers

Vishwas May 2, 2018 - 9:02 am

Sir pl suggests me itinerary for 3 days trip to Manali including Rohtang pass and Solang valley sight seeing I’m reaching Manali on 7 th may and departure date 10th may for Chandigarh pl advice me sir.

Vargis.Khan May 2, 2018 - 2:07 pm

Hi Vishwas, On 8th May you can make a day trip to Rohtang. On 9th I will recommend that you stay in Manali itself and visit the local please in the town. Or you can also go to Solang valley.


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