WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS TREK?
Manali, located in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, is certainly the most famous & beautiful hill station in northern India. Drawing its name from sage Manu, Manali is the base to various trekking routes and adventure-packed activities in the region. Manali, located at 6792 feet alongside Beas river, is surrounded by dense pine trees, unparalleled mountains and nature’s abundance. Due to the availability of snow around the year in Kullu valley, Manali is also called the “Mini Switzerland” of India.
Ease of access to Manali makes thousands of travellers flock to Manali in search for weekend escapes, trekking, rafting, skiing activities, or just a retreat to beat the summer heat. Manali weekend getaway, curated by The Hosteller, is perfect for travellers wanting to experience Manali’s age-old traditions, culture, food, adventure activities or nearby regions in Kullu valley. Manali, also called the “Valley of Gods”, has a lot to offer to every kind of traveller. Locally, one can visit centuries-old Hadimba and Manu temple, well preserved traditional old Manali, Jogini waterfall in Vashisht, mall road and much more. Gateway to Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh, Manali is also at close proximity to Rohtang pass, Solang valley, Naggar (for famous Naggar castle), Hampta pass and can leave one mesmerized in the vastness of the valley.
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS TREK
Day 1: Manali
Upon reaching Manali, after a tiring journey, check-in at The Hosteller Manali at 11 AM. Located 1.5 kilometers from the mall road, The Hosteller Manali offers a serene mountain view, comfortable rooms, and various local experiences. After settling down for a few hours, our trip coordinator would meet you at the reception for a 5-hour local sightseeing tour of Manali. The tour includes a visit to the Hadimba temple, Manu temple, Jogini waterfall, Old Manali and mall road to make one aware about Manali’s local culture and tradition. Once back, one can sit back in a cozy corner in The Hosteller Manali and enjoy the vastness of the mountains right in front. A delicious vegetarian dinner is served in The Hosteller cafe around 9 PM. One can also register for a Jungle walk at the reception (timing: 10 PM – 12 midnight).
Day 2: Solang valley
Post breakfast around 8 AM, one should put on the hiking shoes and leave for Solang valley (around 20 KM from Manali). Our highly experienced local trek guide awaits at the reception to take one to Solang via Vashist traversing through dense pine forests, enjoying serene views and sharing local facts. Solang, famously known for adventure activities like skiing and paragliding, is an ideal place for a short excursion, ahead of Manali. Do not forget to take a lot of selfies on the half day visit to Solang. A delicious vegeterian dinner (around bonfire), in Manali, sums up the day for a peaceful night under a million stars.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Manali
Enjoy the lazy day in the room or prepare to take an early morning walk near to The Hosteller Manali. Post breakfast, the trip ends at 11 PM (checkout from The Hosteller Manali).
Meals & stay (as mentioned in the itinerary)
Local transfers (Manali local sightseeing, Manali – Solang – Manali)
Expert local guide
Solang valley permit
Lunch on all days
Personal costs (Porter, etc.)
Unforeseen costs (due to natural causes)
Any unforeseen fees/costs due to natural causes
Local transportation from bus stand/airport
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
Valid Photo ID
Q: What is the best time to do this getaway in the year?
A: March – December
Q: What is the difficulty level of this getaway?
A: This trek is ideal for both beginners and experienced travellers.
Q: What should I pack?
A: Refer to our “Things to carry” section.
Q: Would I need to buy camping equipment and accessories?
A: No, you don’t need to buy anything except items listed in “Things to carry” section.
Q: Who would lead us on the trek?
A: Our highly experienced local guides would lead the trek.
Q: How do I pack?
A: We recommend you to pack light while trekking. Keep essentials in a small backpack and leave the rest of the luggage at the base location.
Region: Kullu Valley, HP
Best Time to Visit: Round the year
Avg. Temp: 22 C (Daytime) – 8 C (Nightime)
Famous for: Cafes, trekking, adventure, weekend getaways
ATM: Manali, Aleo, Vashist
Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport (30 KM)
Nearest railway station: Chandigarh (250 KM)
Nearest bus stop: Manali (3 KM)
Day 1: Manali (Local Sightseeing)
Day 2: Solang valley
Day 3: Trip ends
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–Cancellations made 7 days before the start date of the trip will attract 50% of booking value as cancellation fees.
–Cancellations made within 3 days before the start date of the trip will attract 100% of booking value cancellation fees.
–In the case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.
–Refunds would be made through bank transfer and would be processed within 5-7 working days