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Rohtang Pass (13,051 ft),51 KM from Manali, is a high mountain pass that connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India.The pass is only open from June to September, has a well-deserved reputation for being very dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms.In fact in the local language, Rohtang literally means the "pile of corpses".The pass provides a natural cultural divide between the foothills and wet lowlands of northern India and its primarily Hindu culture, with the dry desert uplands north of the first range of the Himalayas and its mainly Buddhist and heavily Tibetan-influenced culture.

This shot was taken on our way back from Spiti.This place is near Gramphu from where, after crossing Rohtang, the road divides,one goes towards Keylong in Lahul and the other towards Spiti.Down the road one can see the Spiti Valley and the river Chandra flowing.

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  • Copyright: Dhurjati Chatterjee (dhurjati) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 453] (2709)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-06-27
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/22, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-08-09 12:20
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