Power packed MANALI Trip! #Manali #Lahaul #SummerVacation

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14th Jun 2022
Photo of Power packed MANALI Trip! #Manali #Lahaul #SummerVacation by Nandini Narang
Day 1

We started off from Yamunanagar, my hometown (a city near Chandigarh) around 7 pm and stopped at Swarghat (Chandigarh-Manali Highway) for the night.

View from Hotel Hill Top

Photo of Swarghat by Nandini Narang
Day 2

Without any further delay, we hopped on the road, gazing pretty skies, welcoming chilly winds and witnessing the transformation from earth to heaven, Manali!πŸ—»  We reached there near 6 pm and did our check-in at a lovely, river-facing hotel at Vashishth, Hotel Surbhi; had our lunch at the terrace and off we went to visit the Mall Road. From a personal experience, I'd suggest skipping Mall Road as it's all packed-up with everywhere available stuff and you won't find anything peculiar. But, since it's a tradition, you'd like an hour or two walking around having hot sweets and shop some stuff. We had our dinner at the hotel only and dozed-off early after a loooong travelling day.

River View 🌊

Photo of OYO 15129 Hotel Surbhi by Nandini Narang

The peak at the bottom left is Old Manali πŸ—»

Photo of OYO 15129 Hotel Surbhi by Nandini Narang

Our Hotel 🌷

Photo of OYO 15129 Hotel Surbhi by Nandini Narang
Day 3

And the fiesta begins!! We booked a local taxi for a day that first took us to the mighty Atal Tunnel! The view was nothing more than a magical painting, with clouds and rivers putting life in the scenery. We stopped there, took pictures and off we were to rock our way through Lahaul. We first reached Sissu, and then entered Jispa, 22 km from Keylong. The roads are build so clean and sturdy, the journey feels so smooth and peaceful. After that, we headed to Darcha, a small village on the Bhaga River in Lahaul. Standing there among the magnificent, rocky terrain made us realise the grandeur of nature, its power and influence on our lives. We didn't go to Baralacha La Pass as it was getting dark, and retreated. Following that, we stopped at Jispa Rasoi for lunch (the food was so good), sat near the tranquil waves, and headed for Old Manali. Nobody is unaware of the richness and aesthetic pleasures of Old Manali. At a place brimming with bloggers, international tourists, photographers, musicians, and of course, quirky cafes, the famous German Bakery slipped in our dishes and we had a great, flavorful dinner.

Atal Tunnel 🌞

Photo of Keylong by Nandini Narang

Jispa

Photo of Keylong by Nandini Narang

Jispa Rasoi

Photo of Keylong by Nandini Narang

Our Carriage owner 🐟

Photo of Keylong by Nandini Narang

Lahaul πŸ—»

Photo of Keylong by Nandini Narang

Sizzles of Darcha

Photo of Keylong by Nandini Narang
Day 4

The day we had been waiting for! BEAS KUND TREKKK πŸ«‚πŸ—» We took a package that included a drop from the hotel to the starting site, a guide, and a porter. Due to heavy rain, our traveller got stuck halfway and we had to reach the point by foot (for good XD). We reached the base camp, Dhundi, near 10 am and sat down to breathe in the fresh and pure O2! The first half of the trek had us walking in the green meadows, where we could see the cattle grazing onto the wild strawberries and grass. And now, the second and treacherous part begins!! The terrain had now gone rocky and full of fast-flowing sub streams to cross over. But finally after 5 hours, we reached Bakarthatch (our intended destination).  Its height is approx 10,826 feet and moving on is the final location, Beas Kund (we didn't go there). We had hot tea and lunch prepared by our guide and found many groups of mountaineering students camping at the site. The weather was very mischievous and we decided to head back after spending a lovely hour at the top! The way back down had got quite difficult as it rained continuously until we reached back. But yess, we had achieved something great!β™₯️ All tired and exhausted, we had a dinner and went to sleep!

Meadows β™₯️

Photo of Beas Kund Trek by Nandini Narang

Bakarthatch top 🐾

Photo of Beas Kund Trek by Nandini Narang

Spot the snow!

Photo of Beas Kund Trek by Nandini Narang

Having Tea 🌷

Photo of Beas Kund Trek by Nandini Narang

Snowww ❄️

Photo of Beas Kund Trek by Nandini Narang

πŸ«‚β™₯️

Photo of Beas Kund Trek by Nandini Narang

Camping site 1

Photo of Beas Kund Trek by Nandini Narang

On our way to heaven!

Photo of Beas Kund Trek by Nandini Narang
Day 5

The next day we went to the famous Hadimba Temple, the famous shoot location of Ye Jawani Hai Deewani! We stayed there for some time and went to Old Manali to pay our last visits πŸ«‚. And then comes the best part, THE LAZY DOG CAFE! With a a menu so drooling, we couldn't resist but stack our bellies with tasty appetizers and cuisines. After spending the day, we headed back to the hotel, had dinner, and slept. We then left for home the next morning by saying goodbye to the skies dripping with serenity.β™₯️

Pastaaa 🌞

Photo of Old Manali by Nandini Narang

Hamas, Falafal and xyz✨

Photo of Old Manali by Nandini Narang

The location πŸ“

Photo of Old Manali by Nandini Narang

View from the cafe!

Photo of Old Manali by Nandini Narang

The Lazy Dog!

Photo of Old Manali by Nandini Narang