Once we got down from the valley we headed for a beautiful meadow like place quite near by. This is the place where wallpapers are made. The small boulders over fresh grass, the flowing river against the setting sun made a perfect place to look back on the day.
The Solang Valley is located at an average altitude of 2,560 meters above sea level and is also one of the favorite trekking hotspots in the region. The views from the point are magnificent and give views to snow capped peaks and glaciers. Solang valley has a lot of adventurous sports like Skiing, Paragliding, Cable Car Ride, Yak Riding, etc. It's a valley full of adventures. And don't forget to eat Maggi in middle of the valley.
Started to explore Manali by car provided by hotel. We were heading to experience the snowfall & snow mountains. Our driver adviced us to wear long jackets which was available for rent. we wrapped up completely & headed to Gulaba. since Rohtang Pass was closed due to heavy snowfall, Gulaba was a better alternative for Rohtang.Honey mooners, Familes, young, old & everyone there was enjoying the snowfall. Some were skiing & others making snow statues. The views are spectacular with great mountains with snow caps. watching these snow peaks & high altitude birds was a great joy. Then we met up with a local lady who was renting the traditional dress. we wore it & they helped us by taking few snaps.Their politeness & care for tourists are great. Snowmobiling was also available. When the sun rays was hitting the mountais, it was shining & view were more mesmerizing.After spending 3-4 hours there, we left to solang valley, where many snow activities were available. Experienced yak ride & tube sliding there.More activies like zorbing, paragliding and ropeway are also said to be available there during summer months when snow melts.since this valley has the fine ski-slopes, it is also a perfect place for skiing.We did a short trek to the top from where the skiers start.solang is the best place for snow activity. one travelling to manali must visit this place. The whole experience of those days were higher than the awsomeness.The traffic is more in this place.its got narrow roads & cars can move very slow.
This beautiful valley is just 13 kms from Manali at an altitude 8,500 ft. We started our trek from Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied sports(ABVIMAS),Manali. The trail goes on a ridge high over the river Beas and by passes a couple of old villages with lush green apple orchards in the whole trekking route. Solang Valley itself offers some spectacular views of the famous peaks in the kullu valley. After 5 hrs trek we reach our 1st destination Solang Valley.
Solang is 16 kms from Old Manali and has a picturesque view. People come here for paragliding.