Snowfall in Manali
Manali in Himachal Pradesh is a small but extremely attractive and charming resort town, near the northern end of Kulu Valley and in the Beas River valley. About 51 km north of Manali lies the enchanting and rugged Rohtang Pass, beyond which lie the two valleys of Lahaul and Spiti.
Rohtang Pass: The Rohtang Pass is a mountainous gateway to Lahaul and Spiti valleys in Himachal Pradesh, one of the most breathtaking snow stops in Kullu. It is situated about 51 km from Manali at an altitude of 3980 meters, and on the Manali Keylong highway. The beautiful mountain slopes mesmerize you as you gaze out at them and enjoy total bliss. Its snow-covered mountain peaks, magnificent views and peaks and silence for miles make it a moment to savour and cherish forever.
What to enjoy in Rohtang Pass: While it snows here, don’t just enjoy the snowfall but get out and enjoy a range of snow-related adventure sports like trekking, hiking, ice skating, skiing and paragliding. In fact, trekkers will enjoy trekking here as the trails here are marked around waterfalls, glaciers and sharp mountain peaks. Another fascinating outdoor sport is a sledge ride in a wooden sleigh. Mountain biking too is a very popular activity which takes you off the beaten track. And yes, for anyone who comes here, this is a photographer’s delight. So, bring your cameras along.
Manali: Manali is a short distance away from the Rohtang Pass. This picturesque spot has now become synonymous with honeymoon spots and is therefore extremely busy through the year, but particularly in the winter months. Here too, as in Rohtang Pass, you can enjoy several snow-related activities like zorbing, trekking, skiing, river rafting and long walks.
Temperatures: To enjoy the snowfall in Manali and get the best out of both places, it’s best to get on to a Manali Rohtang Snow Fall Tour, anytime between October and February, when the temperatures are below -25 degrees C.
What to see: You can not only see the picturesque scenes of the Rohtang Pass but also check out the hotspots of Manali which include Solang Valley, Manikaran, Kullu, Naggar Village, Hadimba Devi Temple and Bhirgu Lake, among others.
Where to stay: Don’t let the exceptionally cold climate here deter you from making a visit. If you need extra warm clothing, it can be hired to you at a nominal cost. Worried about where to stay? Rohtang Pass and Manali have a variety of hotels to choose from, each offering you not just the breathtaking views but also local delicacies to savour and keep you warm.
How to get there: There are state buses that link the valley with Delhi and Chandigarh. Tourists enjoy the long but scenic drive up the river Beas, difficult though the terrain may be.
Would you want to lose the opportunity of being part of this wonderful moment? If no, you should plan a Manali Rohtang Pass Tour here in winter.