Himachal Pradesh with its beautiful meadows, alpine forests and pristine snow clad mountains is a major tourist attraction. Tourists from all over the world come to this unpolluted and serene land to nurture their mind and soul and enjoy nature’s beauty. The word ‘Hima’ means snow in Sanskrit and hence the name Himachal Pradesh which means ‘In the lap of Himalayas’.
Manali (2050 m, 6700 ft) is a natural paradise amidst the lap of Himalayas. Tourists visit Manali to enjoy the cool climate and the mesmerizing beauty of nature. It is a centre for adventure sports like mountaineering, trekking, biking, skiing, paragliding, river rafting etc.
Solang valley (2560 m, 8400 ft) is an enchanting Valley located13 km northwest of the resort town of Manali. It is a popular ski resort due to its beautiful giant slopes that offer immense skiing opportunities. A few ski agencies offer courses and equipment and operate during winters. A ropeway located at the base offers a ride to the top of the ski slopes, which otherwise was possible only by climbing/trekking.
All the trekking and mountaineering expeditions to the BeasKund area and nearby area like Brighu Lake, Patalsu peak pass through Solang and therefore it offers an ideal starting point.
As the snow melts in the beginning of April/May, skiing is replaced by trekking and other adventure sports.
Mountaineering expeditions for peaks of Ladakhi, Manali, Shitidhar, Hanuman Tibba, DeoTibba, Makerbeh, Shikarbhe start from here.
Views of peaks of Ladakhi, Manali,Shitidhar,Friendship
Snow Nest hotel which is very close to the bus/ taxi stand at Solang, offers comfortable accommodation at very reasonable rates, to skiers, trekkers, mountaineers or tourist who want to be away from the crowds and din of Manali and be amidst the serene grandeur of the majestic Himalayan peaks.
View from Snow Nest Hotel
There are many trekking trails around the Kullu- Manali/Lahul-Spiti region of Himachal, like Hampta Pass, Brighu lake, Patalsu peak, Dhaulandhar (Triund Glacier), Parvati valley , Bhabha pass , Sari Pass , Beas Kund , Pin Parvati pass, Kakeri lake etc.
There are many tourist attractions around Manali, like Hadimba Temple, Mall Road, Buddhist Monastery, Malana Village, Raghunath Temple, Rohtang Pass and Vashisht Bath.
Mall Road is one of the most attractive places to visit in Manali where one can shop in the variety of shops and dine at its multi cuisine restaurants and unwind at the pubs.
Our treks/ tours are designed to take you along the roaring meandering Beas river to heights of Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley, Naggar, Manikaran. Sightseeing is organized keeping in mind your time, comfort and affordability.
Places of visit around Manali
How to Reach
By Air: Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air.
By Road: Manali is well connected to Delhi/Chandigarh. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12/14 hours. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in, www.hptdc.gov.in or www.hrtc.gov.in .Since Delhi – Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Manali to Delhi
Likewise, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m.
The climate in Manali is predominantly cold during winter and moderately cool during summer. The average temperatures range from 4◦C to (39◦ F) to 26◦ C (79◦ F) over the year. The average temperature during summer is between 10◦C (50◦ F) and 26◦ C (79◦ F) and in winter between -15◦ C (4◦F) and (54◦ F).
Monthly rainfall varies between 31 mm (1.2 in) in November to 217 mm (8.5 in) in July. Average some 45mm (1.8 in) of rainfall is received during winter and spring months, increasing to 115 mm (4.5in) in summer as monsoon approaches. The months of July and August Manali experiences highest rainfall.
Manali experiences snowfall between December and March, It is usually the highest in the month of January.
As one goes to higher altitudes the temperatures fall lower and lower.
Rates for treks, tours, stays, expeditions
The rates for the rooms at snow nest will vary from Rs.600/- to Rs. 2000/- as per the season, room, duration of stay. For treks and expeditions the room charges are inclusive of the trek expedition charges. The rates for the treks/ expeditions will vary from Rs.2000/- to Rs.5000/- per day per person, depending on number of participants, duration and difficulty levels. Ideal group would be 5 to 6 persons or multiples thereof. But we would entertain even a single participant.
The rates for taxi tours and rates adventure sports like paragliding, river rafting etc. will be comparable/ as per the rates prescribed by the respective union/ associations.
For booking of tours, treks, expeditions, stays, write to us giving details such as number of participants, age of participants, duration, your interest, tentative dates etc. The booking amount is Rs.1000/- per person.