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Rohtang Pass is quite famous among Ladakh travelers but the unpredictable avalanche and severe climatic conditions make it scary some times. Nonetheless, it had made adventure seekers’ tour of Ladakh mind-blowing. A high mountain pass at an elevation of 3978 meters above the sea level, Rohtang is just 51 km from Manali. It is a part of the proud Pir Panjal Range of the mighty Himalayas.
It acts as the connecting link between Kullu Valley and Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Being an ancient trade route, it was well maintained by the natives. The generic name of the pass suggests that either the pass was the oldest and the most used pass. With the increase of visitors every year, the fragile mountain ecology will be in threat, environmentalists worry.
But the exciting beauty of the mountain terrains seen from the top of the pass is indescribable and flamboyant. The Indian Government started building a tunnel which is 8.5 km long to bypass Rohtang pass in order to reduce the travel time and distance to Keylong, Lahaul and Spiti and Leh.
The tunnel promises to reduce the distance by 50 km and the time by five hours between the south and north faces of Rohtang pass. Currently, the time taken to ascend and descend the pass itself is 5-6 hours.
Height: Rohtang Pass is located at an altitude of 3978 meters above the sea level in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas.
Location: The pass is located about 51 kms away from Manali and you can reach the pass if you take Leh- Manali Highway.
Best time to visit: The pass will be open from the months of May to October as the snow starts melting and the paths will be cleared.
A quintessential location and a high altitude roadside bar is Zingzing situated on the road from Manali to Leh. Travelers come here to refresh with a sip of coffee or to have food to energize the body and soul to resume their journey to Leh. The multi-purpose shacks can be availed to stay overnight as well.
A space where you will love to roll a joint and smoke it up to escape from the extreme cold. Located at an altitude of 4270 meters above the sea level, the place is recognized to be the most suitable one to take rest. Peaceful ambience and the silence prevailing would leave everyone addicted to it.
The fame of ZIngzing Bar was enhanced because of Baralacha La pass also; the starting point of Baralacha La, one of the most loved passes in Ladakh is Zingzing Bar. Thus it cannot be missed during one’s journey to Leh. The temperature level at the bar will be crazily as low as -2* Celsius and as you ascend from a different temperature from the base, chances to feel altitude sickness and fluctuations in the body are quite higher.
Height: The highest roadside bar in the world is located at an elevation of 4270 meters above the sea level before the steep Baralacha La roads starts.
Location: From Manali, Zingzing Bar is situated at a distance of 193 kms and a drive of about 3 hours will take you to the bar and from Leh it is about 337 kms away.
Best time to visit: Zingzing Bar is found the most scenic during the months of December, January and February when the winter hits at its peak. For those who are searching for peace over a joint, Zingzing bar during winter would be the best option.
A story says like this; there were two lovers in mythology, Chandra and Bhaga, one is the daughter of the Moon and the other one is the son of Sun God, respectively. To do their marriage, both of them climbed to the Baralacha La and from there, they started running in opposite directions.
Both of them found Tandi as their meeting point and thus their marriage became eternal. The factor made their love shine is Baralacha La pass, a high mountain pass in Zanskar Range that connects Lahaul in Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.
In ancient times, Baralacha La was considered to be the main trade route. Near the pass, there is this emerald like the lake, the Suraj Tal which is the source of Bhaga River. The pass is situated at an altitude of 16040 feet and on this plateau, the famous mountain ranges such as Pir Panjal, Zanskar and the Great Himalayas come together to meet.
One who wishes to go to Leh through Leh-Manali highway has to cross this pass which hides plenty of adventure and thrill in it.
Height: Baralacha La is the most important pass as Khardung La and it is situated at an altitude of 16040 feet above the sea level.
Location: Baralacha La is located 73 kms away from Keylong on Manali-Leh road.
Best time to visit: The months of April to October are the best months to visit Baralacha La pass as the roads will be open because the snow melts. If you are going from Manali to Leh, then it is advisable that cross the pass before noon due to the melting of snow and creation of streams on the road
As a part of the adventure itineraries travelers follow on their tour of Ladakh, they will choose to halt in Jispa, a mesmerizing village 20 km north of Keylong and 7 km south of Darcha along the most explored Leh-Manali Highway and on the banks of Bhaga River. At a height of 3200 meters, Jipsa is located and it is the major village in Lahaul district.
In the backdrop, the lofty Himalayan Mountains create alluring images. There are 78 households in the village and the population is calculated as 332 including 235 males and 97 females. Travelers take a stopover here to stay one night during their travel to Leh. There are camping grounds and many other stay options. The village is occupied with a helipad, post office and a monastery.
The small houses shimmering in the multiple colours of nature would leave everyone stunned. Jispa is simply adorned by the rugged mountain terrains in the background and the village seems so small when you see it from a distance as the towering Himalayas play the dominant role.
Height: Jispa is located at an altitude of 3200 meters above sea level.
Location: Jispa Village is a main stop for Leh travelers and it is located 120 kms away from Manali. Keylong is in the north of Jispa about 20 km away and Darch is in the south about 7 km away. You can come to Jispa if you take the Manali-Leh Highway. The nearest airport to Jispa is Kullu that is situated at a distance of 180 kms.
Best time to visit: The peak tourist season is starting in May and continues till October. After that, the roads will be covered by heavy snowflakes.
Darcha is a recurring name when you pack your bags for Padum trek as it is the base camp for the moderate yet adventurous trek in the Lahaul region. Darcha is a small village on the bank of Bhaga River in Lahaul in Spiti Lahaul District in Himachal Pradesh situated at an elevation of 3360 meters. In the northernmost part of Himachal Pradesh along the Leh-Manali Highway is Darcha, a secluded permanent settlement.
Many have described the village as a “lonely cluster of dry stone huts and dingy tent camps”. The total population of the village is 298 among which 152 are men and 146 are women. Travelers going to Leh from Manali take an overnight stay at Darchu. The river nearby causes nature to be soft and calm especially at night so that the travelers would find better sleep during their tiresome journey.
The popular Padum trek ends at Darcha and there are many stalls and shops on the street to just relax and have food. The village is surrounded by Naggar Tehsil, Spiti Tehsil, Bharmour Teshil. The nearby cities to the village are Keylong, Dharamshala, Mandi, and Chamba. There is a check-point set up by the police to check the passport of all passing people and vehicles.
Height: Sarchu is located at an elevation of 3360 meters above sea level.
Location: Darch is on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. The nearest railway station is Shimla Railway station only that is 174 km away. Buses and jeeps would be available in plenty to reach Darcha.
Best time to go: Anytime is suitable to visit Darcha but during winter the cold climatic conditions may pose difficulty to stay there.
Located atop the Kullu Valley, the Solang Valley is ideal for adventure sports such as parachuting, skating, zorbing and paragliding. The slopes of this valley also provide ski lovers an ideal destination to enjoy this activity on a trip to Manali. During the summer months, the snow on these slopes evaporates, resulting in ideal ground for zorbing, where a person hurls down a slope in an indestructible bouncy ball.
Solang Valley is definitely a playground for people looking to lose themselves in an assortment of exciting activities. Be it a honeymoon vacation or a family outing, a thrilling and engaging experience is guaranteed.
Also known as the ‘Pool of Gods’, Bhrigu Lake is a majestic an picturesque water body that is located at a distance of about 43km from the town of Manali. Each year, the lake attracts thousands of trekkers and visitors who come here to appreciate the serene, crystal clear blue pools of the lake as a part of their itinerary to visit Manali tourist places.
Rising to a height of about 14,100ft it is located on the eastern courses of the Rohtang Pass. One of the many glacial lakes of the Kullu Valley, it makes up for being a perfect weekend outing on your next trip to Manali.
The lake is bordered by snowy peaks of the Himalayas on all sides and is a moderate to difficult trekking escapade. Also nearby is the Nehru Kund, which is a natural water spring that is fed by the waters of the Bhrigu Lake and is truly picturesque.
The trekking route to Bhrigu Lake starts either at
the village of Gulaba or Vasishth Temple, either ways it perches you up at a
height of almost 14000ft right on the second day, making it one of the most
captivating treks of the Pir Panjal Ranges.
Locals of the village believe that this lake has been blessed by the
sages and Gods which is why, it never freezes over completely even in the times
of harsh winters.
Distance from Manali: 18 Kms
How to get there: Follow the Kullu-Naggar-Manali Road through the village of Gulaba
Best time to Visit: May to June
Type of destination: Trekking and religious
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Traveller Tales From Manali
19 February 2019
"One of the cheapest and best sightseeing around the internet, perfect guide cum driver who knows all the ways and points , well guides with all the tradition over there , on time pickup and will take ...
18 September 2014
Morang La is an amazing point, which is also the highest peak almost 5300 ft, From there we trekked downwards and it was so exciting. We also encountered those nomadic groups there.A completely out of
24 October 2018
Hampta Pass was my first multiple day trek and I had an amazing experience overall. The base points like Chika, Jwara, Balu ka Ghera are all placed very well from each other and serve as a perfect chec...
28 June 2015
Well trekking on the hilly terrain of himalayas has always been my favourite trekking expedition. Spiti valley trekking has moderate trails and green surroundings. Better To go in summers, during rest ...
21 April 2015
I strongly recommend you to take all neccessary measures and precautions befor starting out your adventure, because its a long trek that takes about 13 days and some pretty challenging trails. Our jour...
19 October 2014
I was expecting a simple trek, but this seemed to be a dicey and challenging one. Most of my co-trekkers seemed to enjoy this and the overall service was good. We got enough time to explore Nagar town....
18 October 2015
woooooI just fall in love with this place, it absolutely the paradise of trekkers. The trails are not so though so anyone with some guidance can reach up to the destination easily. Talking about Padum,...
10 December 2013
It someting that will boost up your heartbeat, i was feeling so fresh after trekking on the though trails to Moung La and the descendinfg from there.A wonderful experience for all!!!
01 August 2018
First of all, the rooms agency has allocated us are super, except that camp in sarchu accommodation was awesome, I would suggest you not to choose tempo package in this trip as it is not at all worth i...
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Manali is the best trekking region in India and there are numerous trekking trails located in the valley. Manali is famous all across the world for its various trekking opportunities. Even though there are a large number of places to trek in this region, we provide you with some of the most popular trekking tours in Manali –
Manali which is famous for being the best trekking region in India also has something to offer for the bike and cycling enthusiasts. One of the other adventure sports popular in the region is biking. Some of the popular biking trips of the region are –
There are numerous camping sites in and around Manali. Manali which is the best trekking region in India offers the tourists with multiple options when it comes to camping. Some of the most popular camping regions in Manali are –
Manali is a place which is filled with the diverse range of flora and fauna. You can spend your days amongst the rare plants and animals during your next tour to Manali. Manali which is the best trekking region in India offers you the best wilderness forest camp in the entire region. During the trip, you will have lots of fun as well as surprises. Ranging from snow hiking at Manali to the Leh Manali safari, you will experience a rich and diverse wildlife of the region.
Manali which is famous for being the best trekking region in India
Manali also has something to offer for the bike and cycling enthusiasts. Tall deodar trees, as well as white-crested mountains, make the region suitable for various adventure activities such as trekking, rock climbing, and paragliding. One of the other adventure sports popular in the region is cycling or biking. Some of the popular biking trails of the region are –
Yes, it is possible to travel from Manali all the way to Leh. Even though it is not an easy ride, but proper gear along with a little bit of training would make the journey very easy.
Manali is the best trekking region in India. It has numerous spots which attract hundreds of tourists throughout the year. The beauty and grandeur of these regions will leave you spellbound. Some of the most popular tourist attractions of Manali are –
Manali attracts lots of youngsters from across the world who wants to try out their bike driving skills. The trip from Manali to Ladakh is very demanding but at the same time, it would provide you with the experience of a lifetime. The tricky roads, the picturesque mountains, the small villages and monasteries coupled with the mouthwatering cuisine of the region makes this trip a hot favorite among tourists.
The duration of the trip depends on the tourists who are traveling. On an average, the time taken to complete the bike trip from Manali to Ladakh is 3 days.
One of the jewels of Manali, which is the best trekking region in India, is the Pin Parvati Pass. This trek which takes you up the Himalayan Mountains up to an altitude of 5319 meters is very popular among tourists. It takes around 11 days to complete this 110km trek.
The trek poses various challenges on its way and it is advisable only for the seasoned trekkers who have prior experience of climbing up hilly terrains.
For tourists looking to spend their honeymoon in a special way, one of the best options available in Manali. Manali famous for being the best trekking region in India attracts thousands of newlyweds from across the globe. Some of the main attractions for your honeymoon tour in Manali are-
One of the most enjoyable adventure sports in Manali is the white water rafting. This activity attracts adventure lovers from all across the country as well as the world. This tourist attraction is totally managed by experienced rafting professionals who take care of the complete event. Some of the regions popular for river rafting in Manali are –
Yoga and meditation help you relax and rejuvenate the mind and body. One of the biggest secret to a healthy and long life is yoga and meditation. Manali offers various options where you can purify your soul using yoga and meditation. There are numerous yoga centers and ashrams located across the region for teaching you the benefits of Yoga.
Equipped with a challenging terrain and gorgeous landscape, the trek to Spiti valley is one which every mountain lover has to undertake. Manali which is the best trekking region in India offers you with a chance to undergo this serious and mind-blowing trek. The Spiti valley is known as the most exceptional tourist location with is beauty and grandeur. The trek is very demanding but with little experience, this trek can be done easily. The lack of oxygen and limited resources make this trip quite challenging.
One of the best places for Paragliding in Manali is located in the Solang valley. One of the best places to paraglide is in Zorbing which is a hotspot for paragliding and related activities such as parachuting and horse riding
Manali is surrounded by snow clad mountains and picturesque mountain passes. This makes for the best trip for adventure lovers. The one fact about the trip Manali is that it is not suitable for the ones with faint hearts as the road is full of steep slopes and blind corners. Some of the popular jeep safari tours in and around Manali are –
There are numerous adventure sports which can be done in Manali. Manali which is the best trekking region in India has various additional adventure activities which one can take during the visit to the valley. Some of these adventure sports in Manali are –