After four days of fun in the fairyland, it was time to be ready to head back home. At 7 in the morning, we left for Manali via Leh-Manali highway, one of the most scenic road trips in Himachal. We also made a brief pit stop at Rohtang pass. But dense clouds had curtained off the entire view and all we could see from the pass was a couple of roadside dhabas and a few tourists displaying an exaggerated feeling of the cold with steaming tea in their hands. By the way, the word "Rohtang" literally means "pile of dead bodies". Interesting, isn't it?
After arriving at Manali in the afternoon, I wandered around for a few hours, and returned home by an evening bus to Delhi with a bundle of wonderful memories and loads of instagrammable pictures.
Best time: June to September
Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
(Cover Photo by Abhinav Pratap Singh)