Solang should always make it to the top of your places to visit when in Manali list. The valley presents one with some stunning views of snow covered mountains, glaciers and dense forests. If you are game for some adventure sports then please try paragliding or skiing when you are here. If you decide to bring along the kids, they can indulge in horse riding or zorbing to keep themselves busy here. The place is filled with spots that are ideal for picnics, so one should pack a basket and go on one. Solang is dotted with shops that sell delicious local food to satiate the hunger pangs.
Gulaba is a beautiful village in Manali, on the way to Rohtang Pass. I fell in love with the journey itself. Also this place has some snow during summers to soothe your eyes with that view of snow laden mountains, the photogenic Manali. However, it is advisable not to waste money on treating it as snow point as sold by most tour guides. It is best to ask the local shop owners about the various snow points or places to explore when in Manali.
Leh Manali Hwy Burwa
I was keen to experience the Leh-Manali road drive. So, we decide to drop flight and take a bus by HRTDC which starts from Leh at 5 am. It was indeed one of the best decisions of this trip. There are beautiful valleys, mesmerizing mountain views that one can witness. The ride is scary but will keep you in a magical world for most of the time. We crossed some of the highest and beautiful passes during this journey. Tanglang la, Baralacha la, Rohtang were some of the halts on our way.We stayed for a night at Keylong and started next day again and reached Manali by 1 PM. From Manali we took night bus for Delhi and then flight till Mumbai.This trip makes you believe that it is not about the destination always. The journey is equally important and beautiful.Things to Carry : sun cap, sunscreen lotion, winter wear, biking gears if you plan to take a bike rideBudget for 2 people:Nature of Expense Cost in INR -Flight from Mumbai to Leh & Delhi to Mumbai - 18,000Bus ride from Leh to Delhi - 6,000Stay & Food by YHAI - 10,000Taxi & Permit - 6,000Bike Ride for a day - 2,000Miscellaneous - 5,000Total - 47,000If you do not want to opt for YHAI Camp, you can book a hotel in Leh. You will get a place starting from 1200 per day. For sightseeing you can inquiry at the Leh market and book yourself in sharing cabs or hire a bike.
Gulaba Tourist Spot
DAY 4-We woke up around 7:00 A.M. and after breakfast we left for Gulaba at 9:30 A.M. Gulaba was at 10000 ft from where our trekking starts. We reached there around at 1:30 P.M. We had to reach intermediate camps which was at 12500 ft and 12 km's from Gulaba. We started trekking with sleeping bags in hand and around 3:00 P.M. we all sat together to have a lunch. Further after trekking quite a miles we explored astonishing greenery, beautiful horses , mountainous sheep and also collected wooden sticks for bonfire up there. Finally exactly at 5:12 P.M. we reached our camps. The view from there was exceptional. It was stunning. There we learned how to set up the tents. It was so cold up there. Temperature was low. Then further at night we cooked maggi for dinner and started bonfire which was very relaxing. Our trekking was plan for 3 days but Kishan Bhaiya told weather will become worst the next day and therefore we have to leave in the afternoon itself (next day). We all got scared and shocked. But it was the only option left. We had to leave early in the morning for Bhrigu Lake (summit point). It was 9 km's from the camps.
The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports in Manali hosts a 21-day basic skiing course at the skiing centre in Solang Valley.Maximum capacity: 15 participantsClick here to contact.Read more: Mountains calling: Trek inside the glory of nature – Beas kund by Pradeep Choudhary.
Bhrigu Lake Trek Start
Our guide was shocked to know that we'd proceed to Bhrigu on the same day!! We started from "Chaudah Mod" at 9 AM & reached Rola Khuli (base camp) at around 1:30 PM. It was a steep climb at first but it evened out later. We then started our march at around 3 pm from Rola Khuli. The initial climb was pretty steep and many would start questioning the guide, if this is how the rest of the trek is.