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Solang Valley Trek

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Solang Valley Trek Overview

The Solang Valley trek allows you to take in the beauty of nature as well as some of the most thrilling activities offered in the vicinity, such as skiing in the winter, zorbing, paragliding, and horseback riding in the summer. About 9 km from Manali and at an average elevation of 8,448 feet above sea level, Solang Valley is one of the most picturesque places in the region. It is situated between Beas Kund and Solang Village.

The Solang Valley trek begins in Old Manali, about two kilometres from Manali's Mall Road, and traverses high terrain while passing through pine forests. Following your visit to the Manu Temple, you will continue your stroll past the historic settlements of Shang and Burua as you take in the views of the Kullu Valley and the Beas river below. You'll be able to taste rural Himachali life as you get the opportunity to witness breathtaking sunset vistas.

Your lovely campsite will be in a picturesque location, which alternates between being a lush meadow in the summer and a ski resort in the winter. After a restful night spent among the sparkling stars, you'll awaken to a stunning sunrise. Here, you can decide whether to travel back to your destination to conclude your Solang Valley Trek or stay in the valley and indulge in some thrilling activities.

Quick Facts of Solang Valley Trek

solang valley trek

Maximum altitude: 8448 feet

Grade: Easy

Duration: Two days

Trekking distance: 9 kilometers

Rail head: Joginder nagar Railway Station

Airport: Bhuntar Airport

Snow Season: January and February

Service from: Manali

Base camp: Manali

Best season: April to June & December to February

Region: Ladakh

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Solang Valley Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2

Old Manali to Solang Valley (13 km, 7 to 8 hours)

  • Arrive at the base camp in old Manali and complete your registration process.

  • Visit the Manu Temple to seek blessings before beginning your Solang Valley trek. Start your expedition to Solang Valley with a packed lunch.

  • Enjoy the stunning natural surroundings as you travel along the Beas River, passing through the two mediaeval villages of Shanag and Burua.

  • Cross the pine forests and grazing meadows until you reach your campground and are invigorated by the valley's spectacular splendour.

  • Set up your camp in the lush green meadows in the summers or on snow if trekking in the winters.

  • Enjoy some time taking in the scenery, a bonfire, music, dinner, and a good night's sleep in your cosy tent.

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What to Pack for Solang Valley Trek?

Trekking Gears
Medical Kit
Mandatory Documents

  • Backpack (40–60 litres): A sturdy backpack with a rain cover

  • Balaclavas/Woollen Scarves: For the nighttime chill

  • Cutlery: A spoon, coffee mug, and a lunch box

  • Hand Gloves: Fleece gloves to wear as the inner layer below the synthetic gloves

  • Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory for the trek

  • Plastic covers: To compartmentalise items and store wet clothes

  • Socks: Two cotton pairs and a pair of woollen socks for the evening

  • Sun Hat and Sunglasses: For protection from the harsh UV sun rays

  • Thermals and Warm clothes: Thermals for the night and two sweaters and a padded jacket for cool weather

  • Toiletries: Sunscreen, moisturiser, lip balm, light towel, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush, hand sanitiser

  • Trekking Footwear: For good ankle support and grip

  • Trekking Pants: Two trek pants including one pair of tights

  • Trekking pole: For the steep sections

  • T-shirts: Two quick-dry, long-sleeved collared t-shirts to shield your arms and neck from the sun

  • Water bottles: Two 1 litre each

  • Ziplocks: To take back trash and soiled sanitary napkins

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Know Before You Go for Solang Valley Trek

How to Reach
Important Tips for trekkers

By Air: There are frequent flights from Delhi to Bhuntar Airport in the Kullu district, which is 63 kilometres from Solang Valley. You can take a taxi to reach the base campsite from the airport which will take two to two-and-a-half hours.

By Road: From Delhi, you can either drive your own car on a scenic journey to Manali or board a private bus.

By Train: The closest rail station to Manali is Joginder Nagar 175 km away and connects the hill station with major towns like Chandigarh and Ambala. After reaching Manali you can take a taxi to the base camp which will take you around 2-3 hours.

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FAQs of Solang Valley Trek

Are there horses available for offloading at the Solang Valley trek?

While horses are available for riding in Manali and Solang Valley, they cannot be used for offloading throughout the trek. You should only bring a few essentials because you'll have to carry everything to the campsite and throughout the entire trek.

Where is Solang Valley located?

Beautiful Solang Valley is located 14 kilometres northwest of the tourist destination Manali in Himachal Pradesh at the top of the Kullu Valley on the way to Rohtang Pass. This beautiful location draws tourists from all around the world with its winter and summer sports offerings.

How difficult is the Solang Valley trek?

Given that the trails feature a steep and uneven ascent and descent, the Solang Valley hike is considered to be somewhat challenging. You need to be physically fit and carry all essential things to have a safe and memorable trekking experience.

What is the best time to do the Solang Valley trek?

Solang's allure changes with the seasons. Trekkers may enjoy beautiful weather and a choice of interesting activities, such as paragliding and zorbing, throughout the summer months of April to June. The winter season (December to February) is ideal for snow sports enthusiasts because the valley transforms into a ski resort.

What is the highest altitude of the Solang Valley trek?

The Solang Valley trek in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, will take you to an elevation of 8,448 feet above sea level, offering captivating views of some of the most stunning Himalayan ranges.

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