Surrounded by high peaks in the beautiful green valley of the Beas River, with mountain adventures beckoning from all directions, Manali is a year-round magnet. Backpackers come to hang out in the hippie villages around the main town; adventurers come for trekking, climbing, mountain biking, canyoning, paragliding, rafting and skiing; and Indian families and honeymooners come for the cool mountain air and a taste of snow on a day trip to the Rohtang La. Manali is also the main jumping-off point (between June and October) for Ladakh and Spiti. It makes sense to unwind and feed up here for a few days while organising your trip into the mountains.
- Only limited vehicles are allowed per day. Please book your Rohtang tour in advance and start early
- Your tour operator will take care of permits. You can also do it online here
Manali – Rohtang Pass Route (distance: 51 KMs) :Manali – Nehru kund – Kothi- Gulaba- Marhi – Raninalla- Rohtang Pass
- Currently vehicles are allowed only till Gulaba [Snow Point]. Taxi fare : Rs.1,200 small vehicle and Rs.1,500 bigger vehicle
- Rohtang Pass as well as Snow Point are not well equipped ski station. In fact, amenities are minimum and touts are everywhere. Come with minimum expectations
- You can hire snow dress etc at Manali itself – near Mall road. You can rent it one night in advance. The full suit will cost Rs. 200 – Rs.325/-. Look for those that appear clean.
- If you need a guide, pay no more than Rs. 600/- to the guide.
Rohtang Pass is closed for tourists on Tuesdays
- Thanks to road damage near Rahni nullah, vehicular movement is very slow. Urge you to start by 3 AM from Manali.
Solang Valley, locally known as Solang Nullah, is renowned as the preferred location for adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh. For those who love the rush of adrenaline; there is no place better than Solang in Kullu Valley to indulge in parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing.
Solang Valley derives its name from a village called Solang and Nullah means water streams from mountains.
Located 16 km from Manali in north India, it lies on the western bank of the Beas River. It is 8500 feet above mean sea level.
Solang is not just about adventure activities. Its lush greenery, apple orchards, snowcapped peaks and lakes attracts lakhs of visitors from India and abroad every year.
The state-of-the-art ropeway is a favourite with the tourists and a convenient way to view Solang. The advent of summer season transforms Solang into a centre for zorbing. Zorbing is the recreation or sport of rolling downhill in an orb. Though relatively new to India, Solang is one of the places where the sport is practiced on a large-scale.
The start of international skiing competition like Alpine Premier League has made the valley popular among foreign tourists. Solang slopes offer challenging skiing run to both beginners and advanced skiers.