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Rohtang Pass, Manali (May 2008)
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  I stongly recommend a visit to the Switzerland of India.Discover Natural ice.Not the one in your refrigerator freezer ! You have to hire jackets and attire that make you look like a scientist in Antarctica.Some snaps from the Rogtang pass and Manali tour May 2008.

ROHTANG PASS (3979 m): Rohtang pass is 51kms. from Manali on highway to Keylong/Leh. It offers a panorama and spectacular mountain view. The pass is open from June to October each year although trekkers can cross it earlier. It is a gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Leh valley just as Zojila pass is a gatway to Ladakh.
 
 

On the way to Rohtang -La (La means pass)

 
 

Icebreaker -- Road between the ice

 

 
 

Driving through ice capped mountains

 

 
 

Skiing attempts !

 

 
 

Ski-scooters ! This is cool stuff !

 

 

 

 
 

River rafting on river Beas (pronounced as BeeaaaSSSSS)- Great thrills as the waves toss you around and water splashing at you!

 

 
 

Gulaba ! - Need i say more ?

 

 
 

Tandoori Fish - Tasty River "Trout" fish at Sanjha Chula Restaurant (Kasol valley)

 
  A Bullet or a Horse .... whats your choice ? (@ Solang)
 
  Royal Enfield Bullets available on hire to conquer the mountains ! Thump Loud!
 

Other places of interest in Manali - hadimba temple,manu temple,club house,tibetan monasteries,solang valley,rahala water falls,manikaran springs,kasol valley.

 

  After the ice, check the heat if you haven't - Green Desert - UAE

 
 
 
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