In sarchu we settled in one hut for a night , being cosy in chilling weather. woke up early in morning and it was drizzling, soon as the drizzle stopped all were busy in their morning stuff as we had to look for places around to fresh. All ready by 10 we left for manali. Soon we reached the mighty baralacha pass. There were some cars waiting patiently for the way, a truck got stuck on way by sliding of snow. We also tried to help remove the snow, as we tried some way the truck could move out, the driver tried his skill but could not make it and refused to take risk. A driver of another truck approached and willing to take risk asked to drive the truck, as it was stuck on corner of a deep gorge. The driver showed his skills and yes he made it and the traffic started moving. So leaving -3 degree baralacha we started scaling down with car heaters on. Enjoing the picturisque views on way we reached rohtang, though rohtang from leh side is more tough than from manali side. As we were on top of rohtang pass , there was a huge jamm of hundereds of vehicles. Waited for sometime and no relief, soon ajay, gurbaj, inder and davinder started walking downwards to check the jamm, force was left to simran and sandeep, one thar with angad and other with sukhman. As the four walking down saw no respite from jamm soon , gave a walkie talkie call back to cars to chill and sit relax, this will take time. The four scaling downwards kept walking and reached marhi on foot. There looked out for some dhabas for tea n snacks but not much was found and the chill was gearing itself. As we looked upward there was little movement in cars. After around 4 hours cars reached marhi and we got in to reach manali. It was dark by now and next we got was a huge similar jamm towards manali. As we were around 5 kms behind manali we could see it but were stuck in jamm. So there came a plan, the four in force ajay, simran, sandeep and davinder, ajay asked davinder to lie on the back seat , started crossing the line of jammed cars, we were sharp enough to control our cars well, as the policemen stopped us to get to line ajay signalled policemen towards davinder not feeling well, he asked us to keep going, crossing kms of jamm we soon entered manali, ajay had stayed at a hotel toward old manali before so he left the car to simran and started walking with davinder to get hotel, as he reached the same hotel the guy took them to a different hotel with reasonable price for three rooms. all was done , only effort was to get cars parked somehow. we have been smart enough in handling situations, all was done soon . Later we could see people stuck in cars for around 3,4 hours till late night. All settled in hotel , we got out for a walk to mall road , it was like a mela. Huge crowds. Doing some tafri we settled back to hotel. As the day was full of power , so was the night.
This was all we did till manali.
Stayed there for two days and explored the cafe's of old manali. No driving cars, were on foot for next two days.
On 15/06/2013 Left manali early morning and reached home in evening.
All was funn.