If you identify yourself as a hiking or trekking enthusiast in love with mountains, Himachal is the best place to be. With beautiful snow covered peaks and breathtaking scenic view, this Himalayan state is travellers paradise.
Manali has a lot of resplendent trekking trails that attract travellers from different parts of the country. Solang and Beas Kund are the two prominent hiking destinations as suggested by many travel agencies in their Manali tour packages. Visually picturesque with green meadow, rocky terrains these regions have been attracting adventure enthusiast from different parts of the world.
Hiking in Solang
There are a lot of prominent hiking trail in Solang. One can trek their way to the Solang Waterfall which is situated 14 kms away from Manali. The trek usually starts from Solang valley and one can enjoy the breathtaking natural view on the way. The lush green meadows, yellow mustard fields and apple orchards and beautiful rivers will give you company on your trail. You can also stay for an overnight camping near the waterfall which has a beautiful area for camping. You can also visit the picturesque Himalayan village of Solang on your way for an unforgettable experience.
Apart from hiking your way to the waterfalls, another very famous trek is to the Anjani Mahadev temple from Solang. The sunrays nestling on the snow clapped Himalayan peak makes up for a breathtaking view. The temple is quaint and located at the top. The additional attraction of this place is the delicious hot kheer served in the temple. You cannot miss the special roadside Maggi and steaming hot tea served in earthen cups that make up for a memorable experience.
Hiking in Beas Kund
Many hotels and travel agencies offer a grand experience of trekking along the Beas Kund in their Manali Tour Packages.
If you are planning to spend a long weekend in Manali, the famous Beas Kund Trek is a perfect choice. It takes two days to complete the trek and travellers are greeted by the lush meadows of Dhundli and Bakarthach and the magnificent Beas. Once you reach the top you will find the Pir Panjal standing tall in all its glory. The trek is suitable for all age group, with moderate level difficulty which makes it popular among beginners. Some of the amazing highlights of this trek are the glacial lakes, beautiful mountain peaks and lush alpine meadows.