If you love trekking and ever visit Manali, you must consider an off-road trek from Manali to Solang Valley. The trek is 11 km covering an altitude of 500 m with quite a few uphills and downhills. We made the trek carrying a load of around 25 kg. That was hard but possible as we were training under a basic mountaineering course and had already trained for 11 days. We got tired but regained the energy just by the picturesque views on the way. But you don’t have to do that. The trek can be completely enjoyed and all you need to carry is a day-pack.
It takes only a day to complete the trek providing you a considerable amount of rest on the way. One passes through a few countryside villages. The village people are really excited to see tourists, especially the children. Don’t get afraid when they ask you for some candies.
You may see a few waterfalls and would need to cross some river streams. A few have wooden bridges across them. One can enjoy lunch river side sitting with feet inside the water.