I went on a trip to explore Spiti with my six friends. We stayed at the camping site in Solang Valley and had a campfire at night.
My first morning in Manali started with an experience that will give me goosebumps every time I'll think about it. It was paragliding. I'm an adventure loving person, and there was no chance that I would have missed an opportunity like this . After the paragliding, we rented bikes and started towards Solang Valley, and seriously there is no better way to explore a place than on a bike. It was an experience I'll cherish forever. We also went till the Atal Tunnel but unfortunately it was closed. Though we were in no mood to give back the bikes we had to return them in the evening. This perfect day ended with roaming around in the Mall road eating delicious momos and siddu.
Feb 11It was time for the good Ol Solong Valley. Not many of them were interested for this location in our crew, but I highly, highly recommended you not to skip this in winter.Average temperature at Solang Valley is at minus 2 degrees.First thoughts of this place was like- oooh, its gonna be an usual valley - covered in snow and we are just gonna play in the snow and come back. But little did we know, what Solang had in store for us.When you reach the base of the valley, there will be horses, ATVs trying to get you on board stating that pathway is tough for walking. I will again highly recommend you walk!!., the scenic views while walking is just to another dimension. There is a separate pathway for walking all the way to the top. - Again I would not call this a trek as the pathway is pretty much paved with irregular stones. Sure, it is kind of steep - but its surely not a trek.
I was thinking of skipping Solang as I had already seen enough snow, but thank God I didn't, cause the views were totally different and breathtaking, the mountains seem much closer in Solang. The only thing I didn't like was the crowd.You can take a motorbike there to the top, there is a Shiva temple there, you can also try Zipline valley crossing, Paragliding, horse riding, yak riding there