When travelling to Manali for a retreat on a weekend, a visit to Rohtang and Solang Valley is a must-do. Nestled at 14 kilometres to the north-west of the main town of Manali, Solang Valley is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Skiing in Solang Valley is a mesmerising adventure sport every snow-fanatic should experience. Ski slopes and abundant snow in the winter makes Solang Valley an undoubtedly one of the most beautiful valleys in India. It is the perfect place to spend your winter vacation in, enjoying some of the most sought-after adventure activities, like skiing, paragliding, zorbing and more. And the best time to experience these activities is from October till March. However, if you want to see the perfect powdery and thick snowfall, then travel this paradise-land in the month of January.
This place is rich in history and has a great variety of flora and fauna for the nature lovers. From Solang, you can view snow-capped peaks such as Mount Ladakhi, Mount Hanuman Tibba, Mount Shitidhar and Mount Friendship. With so many spectacular slopes, skiing in Manali is a dream for many skiers. In recent years, skiing in Himachal Pradesh has turned into a trending activity which every traveller wishes to undergo when one is in the city. Though there are various cities to experience skiing in India, Solang Valley offers great slopes, amazing thick snow and great views of the towering mountains.
DAY 1: Arrive at Solang Valley
As soon as you arrive in Solang Valley, you will meet our representative who will transfer you to your pre-booked hotel for check-in. On reaching, keep your belongings and after a little rest, head-out to explore the local sights of the city. Click pictures, walk on the snow, play with snowballs, feast on sunsets and sunrise, indulge in local cuisine, and sip piping hot tea at the edge of the mountains. In the evening, head back to the guest house, where you will be served with evening snacks and a hearty meal at dinner, after which enjoy some time with friends or family at the bonfire or sleep early for the upcoming adventure the next day.
Day 2: Ski Training at Solang
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise, and get freshened up for the much-awaited activity, skiing. After a scrumptious breakfast, you will be taken to lower slopes where a brief training will be given to you. You will be provided with gears for skiing and the trainer will give you some tips and tricks to ski on the slopes. After a few attempts, you will understand the concept of balancing your body on the slippery snow. When you will eliminate the fear of falling, you will be able to control the turns, brake and movement on the snow. Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the mountains along with the beauty of white carpet on it.
After a full-day skiing in Solang, return back to Manali as your trip will come to end. From Manali, you will depart for your onward journey with many happy memories.
Places Covered - Solang
Number of Days - 2
Activities - Skiing