At 5am, I reached Manali. Temperature make shiver very badly, it was -7c. Bus stand was full quite and no sign of people expect few Himalayan dog. After I get out from bus station, I saw only one tea stall which was opened. It was my first time in Himachal Pradesh.
I quickly had 2 cup of tea which give me quite strength to bear cold. Then I try to make call to my hostel reception for early check-in, for me it was unbearable cold. But no one picked my call, my hostel was 2km from bus station. I booked hostel at backpacker panda which located at log hut area of Manali. So, I decided to walk towards my hostel after getting no response from reception. After a walk of few metres, a group of street dogs round of me, which make me feel scary. Thankfully a cop was passing besides me, he helped me to get rid of street dogs and offer me to drop half way of my hostel. He drop me on a junction where 2 road divided, one road go towards old Manali and the another road go towards log hut area where my hostel located. From junction my hostel is only 1km, so I start walking to my hostel. Road was quite steep and rough, still there was no sign of people, after a walk of 20 minutes I reach my hostel and knock gate. Staff was very kind and helpful, they apologized me for not answering my call and they settled my luggage in cubord. Only there was one staff who manage hostel during night. He offered me bread tost with a warm coffee. After finished my breakfast, I hit my bed I was so tired. After sleep of 3 hours my eyes open because of music, then I saw my drom mates. They were 3 of them, a guy from Portugal, one from Hyderabad and the another one from Chennai. After intro and half hour of talk we make friends. Guy from Hyderabad, he was going for a small trek to Jogini fall, he invite me to join him. Which I can't deny and say him yes. Jogini fall is 5 km from old Manali.
It was a small but amazing trek in Manali, we passed through many small villages and also though forest. During way to Jogini fall, you will find many small food and tea stall. Must try a special mountain trail, which they prepare for mountain herbs and served tea with honey. Also don't forget to try Maggie in Manali. We spend whole day during trek and hit back to mall road by evening. It was his last day in Manali, so we say goodbye to each other and I back to my hotel.
Then I meet with another those drom mate and had a great discussion about your trip. Also the staff in hostel make bonfire for us, after bonfire we our dinner and get back to our bed. Just I need a good sleep, though I was very tired.