We undertook a short trip to Manali (Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley) back in Sept’16 and now it’s completed a year! We boarded to Delhi first by an early morning flight for a small shopping haul and having spent couple of hours up there and post lunch we finally had our car for Manali.
Manali is a popular tourist and shooting point. Many of our Indian films been shoot here. It’s located at an altitude of 6,726 ft in the Beas river valley. Most popular places to visit here are Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Tibetan Monastery, Waterfalls and many more.
After the long drove to Manali, we reached our hotel Summit Chandratal Regency Hotel and Spa late morning. Room tariffs were made prior inclusive of breakfast and taxes! Room was with big glass wall sideview, comfy couches. We did next to nothing that day, took rest because it was really tiring to spend hours in car at such a length from Delhi to Manali. So, rest was necessary, by the late afternoon we took room service for lunch and had something delicious but it was bit spicy so couldn’t eat all yet glad because as far as the hotel amenities go, we hadn’t had to look further for something delicious!
We went down early in the evening and checked the hotel and it’s premises, it was neat and clean everywhere. They offered us bicycles to enjoy the evening out which was of great fun.
The hotel has an in-house spa facilities which is a plus!
Got up and ready early next morning and ducked down at the lobby for breakfast, they prepared really delicious and healthy breakfasts, so impressed and really appreciate their hospitality during our stay!!
We then went off to Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley afterwards, car was booked the day we reached in hotel by the hotel manager upon our meeting.
We first drove to Solang Valley, it’s 14 km northwest of Manali on the way to Rohtang Pass. This place is mostly popular for it’s sporty activities such as paragliding, skating and zorbing, horse riding, trekking. In summer it’s greenery picturesque view all around with a bright sun on head, it’s hot but not humid, though there are chances of snow fall at the high mountain ranges and that vanishes within time flies as the atmosphere is warm.
It was a playful startup, I had paragliding with one of their local paragliding expert, and it was so much fun, adventurous and refreshing to fly and enjoy the view from top of landscape.
We next drove to Rohtang Pass, the ultimate mesmerising scenario. It’s a divide between the Kullu Valley in south and Spiti Valley in the north. Spiti Valley is popular for spring hikes.
It’s located at an elevation of 13,054 ft. Summer isn’t the snow season so we had no snow yet a stunning view from the dry land to mountains, small lake to chilly wind. As we walked through a tiny lake and far away from the crowd, we breathed fresh chilled air and it was a great excitement and fun to witness such amazing views. At more length I felt frozen by the chilly wind, reminding us to take our steps back in the car and warm up. You can go further if you would like to do some more exploring.
I tell you one more thing, we opted here at late afternoon which I think made great light for our clicks. While descending downhill we saw Beas temple but couldn’t grab photos.
It certainly was a great determination to have a short trip in Manali before our trek and really had a great time and stay. It is an amazingly beautiful place, one can easily be lost in and within! ❤️
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