One of the most beautiful and scenic places in the Himalayas that brings inside you a feeling of heaven is situated in the vicinity of Manali. It is the Patalsu Peak located at the village of Solang next to a popular tourist spot known as Solang Nala which is only 14 kms from Manali. Its half an hour drive on a car/taxi. It can also be reached by bus. Although a majority of people who visit Manali also visit Solang Nala, most of them miss the beauty of the real Solang village which can only be realized by taking a trek to the Patalsu Peak. The trek above the hill starts within a few hundred meters down the road from solang nala after you cross a small wooden bridge over the river beas. The trek takes around 8 hours giving you enough time to rest, photograph and appreciate the beauty. It is best to leave around 7 or 8 in the morning so that you can easily return by the evening. You must trek in a group and take a guide or you might get lost. The best season to visit is april to june. Its recommended not to trek during monsoons as it gets too slippery making it difficult to climb.