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COVID certificate not required to travel within Himachal Pradesh Updated: 07 Aug 2020

The tourists who are travelling within the state do not have to produce any kind of COVID negative report while visiting Kullu and Manali. These tourists can visit Manali without hotel booking proof or COVID test report.

COVID-19 test report mandatory to enter Manali Updated: 07 Aug 2020

Inter-state tourists must produce a COVID-19 test report at entry checkpoints in Manali. Recently, several inter-state tourists were sent back from the Bajaura checkpoint of Kullu-Manali for not holding a mandatory COVID-19 test report. Read More

Entry allowed only from the following destinations
  • Delhi
  • Chandigarh
  • Lockdown Extended in containment zones till August 31
  • Educational institutes and inter-state public transport remain closed
  • Registration to enter and exit the state will be required for contact tracing
  • Institutional quarantine for people coming from heavily infected COVID-19 cities.
  • Asymptotic travellers from other states will be home quarantined
  • Travellers with symptoms will be kept under institutional quarantine
  • Tourists with valid booking of not less than 5 days and have COVID negative certificate from ICMR accredited labs within 72 hours of the time of entry, need not undergo quarantine
Flights
  • Flights available from Delhi & Chandigarh to Kullu Bhuntur Airport
Local Transport
  • Public transport buses, taxis, autos and private vehicles are operational
  • HRTC and private buses will be allowed to operate with proper measures of COVID
  • Ensure that you have a pre-booked hotel and a COVID negative test report before visiting Manali from other state as they are mandatory according to rules of the state government.
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Things to do in Solang Valley in December

Zorbing, Gondola Or Solang Valley Ropeway, The Winter Skiing Festival, Snow Scooter, Paragliding, Snow Trek, Snowboarding, Camping, Horse Riding.

There is no place more pristine than
Solang Valley in December. Counted amongst the most beautiful valleys in the country, it gets shrouded in a blanket of spotless white and attracts travellers from around the country who love to see the great glacial mountains and massive snowfields.

Chilly winds sweep the entire valley bringing the temperatures down that range between 0-10°C. This is a great time to be here whether you are a solo backpacker, are travelling with friends or even your family.

Besides the peak winters, another great option is to explore
Solang Valley in October. This is when the tourist rush starts to lessen and you have almost the whole place to yourself. It’s a great time to scour through the various local markets to pick up handicrafts, woollens, and local fabrics. Not to mention trying out traditional Himachali and Tibetan cuisine at the local outlets.

Solang Valley in winters is the
go-to destination for those who love the thrill of icy cold winds swishing close to them as they enjoy a range of winter sports. The valley is counted amongst the best destinations in India for paragliding, zorbing, snowboarding, and snow trekking.

Other not-to-be-missed activities including the super-fun gondola ride, night camping, and snowmobiling. In fact, the place is one of the top places for professional skiing and even holds an annual ski festival.

Essential Information

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Average Winter Weather and Temperature In Solang Valley

Average Winter Weather and Temperature In Solang Valley

Due to its geography, Solang Valley in winter is harsh & dry because of frequent snowfalls, accompanying low temperatures and chilly drifts. Winters approach Solang Valley in October till March as one starts seeing cool days and chilly nights, marking the advent of winters with temperatures going as low as 3°C.

The valley experiences the maximum snow in the months of December-February covering the entire region in shrouds of white. The temperatures range between 8°C to minus 12°C in
Solang Valley in winter. Snow can be seen here till around the first week of April.

The weather is extremely cold accompanied by snow and sleet at
Solang Valley in January. The temperature ranges between -5.8-1°C making it bitterly cold. The temperatures in Solang Valley in February remain around -4.8°C with biting cold winds during the day and night. The valley also receives a bit of rainfall during this month.

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What To Pack For Solang Valley in December

What To Pack For Solang Valley in December

Your trip to Solang Valley in December should include:

- Waterproof down jacket with fleece
- Warm waterproof lowers layered with fleece
- Thermal innerwear
- Sweaters
- Woollen headcover, cap, balaclava
- Woollen stole, shawl, scarf
- Earmuffs
- Woollen mittens
- Warm socks
- Full-sleeved T-shirts and lowers for layering
- Sunglasses and a good sunscreen with SPF between 45-50
- Wool-lined hiking boots if you intend to trek
- Cotton socks for layering
- Lip balm, moisturiser
- Personal medication
- Phone charger, power bank
- Spare batteries and memory cards for the camera.

Things to Do in Solang valley in December

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The Winter Skiing Festival

The Winter Skiing Festival

Every year the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports here hosts the most-awaited annual skiing festival, one of the most popular activities in Solang Valley in December. Held from 11-24th January each year, this festival attracts skiing enthusiasts from around the world who want to compete on slopes of different difficulty levels and in competition slots like basic and advanced. Skiers are guided by the best guides in the country and provided the latest equipment.

Price: Around Rs. 8,400 per person including stay and equipment.

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Snow Scooter in Manali at Solang Valley | Book @ 25% off
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Location: Solang Valley

Manali Snow Scooter Timing: You can avail the activity anytime between 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Manali is known as the queen of hill station which is also famously known for its adventurous sports among which skiing, parachuting, paragliding, trekking, rafting and snow scooter are the most popular and must-try sports. It is different from all these adventurous sport and is a special one because of its movement on the snow-covered road that heals and energizes you in a very positive way. The powerful machines allow you to glimpse the abundant beauty over a 2-kilometer stretch and is fun with friends and family.

Snow scooter in Manali has become a very popular leisure vehicle when people want a small or long ride. After taking the ride of a snow scooter, one can find himself filled with an adrenaline rush. You may either drive snow scooter with an experienced snow scooter driver or drive yourself together with a guide. One thing is sure that you will get the experience of a lifetime.

How to reach the Manali snow scooter starting point :
Solang valley is 14 km from Mall Road, You can take a private or shared taxi to reach there.

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Paragliding in Kullu Manali, Flat 13% off
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₹1,447 ₹1,250

Location: Solang Valley, Manali

Timings: You can avail the activity anytime between 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Experience an amazing paragliding ride in the skies of Manali and Solang Valley on your next holiday with your family and friends. Experienced pilots will offer you both single and tandem rides for this experience and will take you on both short and long flights across the Kulu Valley. 

After a quick briefing session by instructors about the activity a group of professionals help gliders get adjusted onto the paraglider. Once that's done, the fun begins! The experience of flying amidst Himalayan slopes, the picturesque view of the winding Beas River below and cool breeze brushing against gliders makes for a thrilling adventure.

The short fly will be for 5 to 6 minutes depending on weather conditions. You will get to enjoy a birds-eye view of the beautiful hills and valleys of Kulu and Manali. The take-off site is at Dhobi, which is a new age, offbeat paragliding site and is now gaining popularity. The equipment you will need is imported from France and are tested for safety.  If you wish you can avail video recording option to save your memories for a lifetime  as it is going to be captured by a Go PRO action camera.

This activity is suitable for age group of 16 years to 45 years.

How to reach: It is located at about 20 km from Kullu and you can reach here by either taking public transport or by hiring a private cab. Dhobi is the take off point and it is at a height , so cabs and all are going there without any hassle
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Solang Valley Trek | Book Online @ Flat 26% off
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Location: Manali

Start Point/End Point: Old Manali

Start Time/End Time: The trek starts at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends around 01:00 PM on day 2

About the Solang Valley Trek:

Solang Valley is one of the most gorgeous and adventurous places to visit in Manali. It is located between the Solang village and Beas Kund and offers majestic views of glaciers and snow-capped mountains. This dazzling valley is one of the most picturesque sights in Manali and is located at an average altitude of 8,448 ft above sea level. 

Solang Valley is about 9 km from Manali, and your route will give you views of the Kullu Valley and the Beas river below. The Solang Valley trek takes you through pine forests and over rocky trails, and past the ancient villages of Shang and Burua, where you'll get a glimpse of rural Himachali life. 

In winters, the giant slope of Solang valley is fully covered with snow and makes it one of the best skiing destinations in India. You can also enjoy snowmobile, tubing, and other snow activities. Snow melts during the summer months and the ice slopes will turn into the lush green meadows which makes this place perfect for zorbing, ATV ride, paragliding, and horse riding.

 After reaching the top, you can relax into the allotted camps and enjoy the music session to be organized at the campsite is the cherry on the top. The package includes a packed lunch, dinner and a breakfast

Quick Facts:
Trekking distance: 9 km
Maximum Altitude: 8,448 ft
Difficulty Level: Easy 
Electricity: There will be no electricity at the campsite
ATM: Manali is the last point where you will get the ATM on this trek

How to reach the 
Solang Valley trek starting point?
You have to report at the camps at Old Manali which is the starting point of the trek and it is around 2 km from Mall Road of Manali. Many local means of transport and private cabs are available from Mall Road to reach Old Manali.
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Snowboarding in Solang Valley
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About the Activity: 

  • Enjoy snowboarding in the Solang Valley with your friends and family and experience a whole different side to adventure and excitement in the mountains. 
  • Snowboarding needs active participation, so ensure that you are physically ready for this activity. 
  • Get a fun chance to play with snow or just do a photo-session, for 1 -2 hours and pose with the snowboards. 
  • Since this sport is followed by some really big obstacles, you have to follow pre-set instructions in some styles only, henceforth, this is a thrilling sport and you will enjoy the simple thrill of it.  
  • A relatively new sport in the mountains, trained snowboarders will teach you the finer aspects of this thrilling sport in the mountains below the Rohtang Pass. 
  • Take time off on your trip to visit and trek to the Rohtang Pass to indulge in this exciting sport.

Activities: Snowboarding



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Camping in Solang Valley Manali | Book & Get 30% off
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Location: Solang Valley, Manali

A hub for adventure lovers, Solang Valley also is one of the most picturesque places in Himachal Pradesh.

This 2-day trek from Manali to Solang Valley takes you through the scenic landscape of Himachal Pradesh on a fun adventure. You’ll trek through forests during the day, and camp in an alpine tent on a mountain meadow at night. The common areas and the camps are frequently sanitized to ensure maximum safety of all guests.

Post your trip on day 2, you can try out some of the activities like paragliding, zorbing, rock-climbing, etc. or go for a cable car ride (none of these are included in the package).

Additional information:
Maximum elevation: 8400 ft
Total distance: 13 km
Total time: 8 hrs

How to reach:
By Air: The nearest airport is at Bhuntar, located approximately 50 kilometers away from Manali. Either private or public transportation can be availed
By Bus: Manali is very well-connected to important tourist destinations by means of a network of state-run as well as private buses.


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Horse Riding in Manali at Solang Valley | Book @ 13% off
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Location: Solang Valley

Activity Timings: You can avail the activity anytime between 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Experience one of the most ancient mode of transport in the majestic Solang Valley of Manali which is famous for the adventure activities.

Embark on this amazing 1 hour long horse riding activity that will take you through the picturesque environs of Himachal Pradesh. It is a long 8 km long ride to Dhundi. It offers a delightful journey across the picturesque environs of the Himachal Valley. It is pleasant safari ride for the new and inexperienced tourists as well as for the experienced ones. On your journey you will be crossing the pine forest, river stream, snow field and patches of moraine.

On this journey you will be accompanied by an experienced horseman cum guide who will give you all the information about the history and culture of that region.

How To Reach:
Solang valley is 14 KM from Mall Road, You can take a private or shared taxi to reach there.
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Zorbing

Zorbing

The rolling landscape of Solang Valley offers the perfect location for this exciting new adventure sport, one of the best things to do in Solang Valley in December. Imagine hurdling downhill freely rolling in a giant transparent ball!

This amazing experience can be enjoyed alone or in tandem. Nothing gives a better adrenaline rush than seeing the mountainside landscape going up and down at high speed around you. There are professional instructors in Solang Valley that let you have fun as you enjoy this activity without compromising on safety. You can also enjoy this activity in Solang Valley in October.

Price: Approximately Rs. 500 per person for 15 minutes.

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Gondola Or Solang Valley Ropeway

Gondola Or Solang Valley Ropeway

The stupendous landscape and beauty of Solang Valley are best savoured from the skies as you cruise lightly on the gondola here, making it one of the best things to do in Solang Valley in winter. This ride spans for 1.3 kilometres starting from the valley and ending at Mount Phatru.

The gondolas rise around 500 metres over the hills, bright-green meadows, and forests here. The glass walls of the gondola let you see 360-degree aerial views of the landscape including the majestic Beas. The ride, one of the most thrilling activities to do in Solang Valley in December, is managed by professional adventure companies, and is completely safe and super fun!

Price: Approximately Rs. 450 per person (both ways).

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"One of the cheapest and best sightseeing around the internet, perfect guide cum driver who knows all the ways and points , well guides with all the tradition over there , on time pickup and will take you for lunch however your budget is, almost covered all the places in Manali, thank you for such a wonderful trip."
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"The Hampta Pass Trek is a Total bliss. You get high with the mountains..the scenic views; the hot Maggie's and definitely with Snow. But also it's a moderate level; as I was a bit towards the heavier body persons,there were very little difficulties..otherwise it's the best one could ever do; to embrace Life."
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Morang La is an amazing point, which is also the highest peak almost 5300 ft, From there we trekked downwards and it was so exciting. We also encountered those nomadic groups there.A completely out of the box experience!!!
24 December 2019
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Thanks to Thrillophilia for providing such an amazing and thrilling package in Manali. It was really an awesome experience. The camps and amenities were fantastic. My friends and I enjoyed trekking with our guide Chetan bhaiya. He is very caring and nice guy. Our evening was well spent around a mesmerising bonfire and DJ music. It was like a treat for everyone. Food served was good. The splendour view of mountains covered with snow and enchanting waterfall rejuvenates yourselves like anything. Infact, river rafting was a chilling experience in the cold!! I would recommend others to try such wonderful camping and spend their time in the lap of nature away from busy and chaotic routine life. It is really worth enjoying!
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Hampta Pass was my first multiple day trek and I had an amazing experience overall. The base points like Chika, Jwara, Balu ka Ghera are all placed very well from each other and serve as a perfect checkpoints for the overall trek. Our trek started on 14th Oct and due to snowfall our group could not complete the trek and we had to come back from somewhere near Blau ka Jheel. So my advice would be to plan this trek before September end otherwise it gets too cold and you can't even compete the trek. But apart from this, the Hampta Pass Trek is thoroughly enjoyable with scenes that feel straight out of some fairytale or wallpapers. As for beginners, this trek is easy-to-moderate with only very few tough patches. Happy Trekking!
We went for a trip to Kullu Manali and it was an amazing trip. The mesmerizing views, snowfall. everything was so beautiful. The accommodation was cozy and comfortable, meals provided during the tour was tasty, We enjoyed activities at Rohtang pass and it was fun visiting the local markets. We had a nice time on the trip.
This was our honeymoon trip, it couldn't have been better, everything was destined, our trip organizer was exceptional in customer service our driver was so friendly and adjusting, each hotel stay was good
16 January 2020
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We were a group of 3 friends and visited Manali in the month of January. It was such an amazing journey for us right from the start from Delhi. We meet our driver Mr Mukesh and our trip started with a night drive to Manali. Mukesh was a really good driver and person. Our stay was very comfortable and food during the tour was also nice. Rohtang Pass was really amazing and we played in the snow ride snow scooter. Thanks to team Thrillophilia and Mukesh for making our trip memorable.
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Me and my family really enjoyed visiting Shimla and Manali on this tour. My kids were gone mad by seeing the now and it reminded me of my childhood days when I saw the snow first time. Our driver was very good and knowledgable pahadi person. He shared lot of interesting stories with us and not to mention we enjoyed some Himachali song with him also. Accommodation was very good and all the activities in the tour were planned as per the itinerary. A very satisfying trip and thanks to Thrillophilia for planning our family tour of Manali so we well.
We went to Kullu Manali for our honeymoon and it was an amazing trip. We enjoyed a lot during the entire trip. The adventure activities like paragliding, skiing were so much fun to do. Paragliding was one fo the best thing we did, we even did river rafting in Kullu and had a lot of fun. The city is so beautiful and the weather was a little cold. The trip was so well organized, we even had fun shopping and exploring the cafes there. Thanks, Thrillophilia for the memorable experience!!

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  1. Is Solang Valley open in December?

    Yes, Solang Valley is open throughout the year. In fact, December is considered to be one of the best months to travel to the valley to enjoy winter sports. Solang Valley in December might get closed for 3-4 days depending on the snowfall. This must be checked before you intend to travel to Solang Valley in winter months especially December.
  2. What is the best time to visit Solang Valley?

    For travellers who love to see pristine white snow covers and experience the thrill of winter sports, the months of December and January are the best to visit. Since not many people visit Solang Valley in December, the prices of food and lodging come down drastically. Solang Valley in October is also a good time to visit for people who want to experience the chill of mountains but don’t want to be around snow.
  3. Is there snow in Solang Valley in December?

    Yes, December is one of the months in which Solang Valley receives the maximum snow, almost daily especially during the nights. The lower-lying areas are covered in around 2-2.5 ft. of snow at Solang Valley in winter.
  4. How far is Rohtang Pass from Solang Valley?

    Rohtang Pass is located around 44.7 kilometres from Solang Valley. Reaching the pass takes around 1 hour 44 minutes through the Leh-Manali Highway. You can either opt to drive yourself or hire a cab for a round trip. Cabs are easily available at Solang Valley in February and other winter months.
  5. How can I go to Manali from Solang Valley?

    Manali is located around 13.6 kilometres from Solang Valley on the Leh-Manali highway. You can opt for self-drive or hire a cab. 4-5 HRTC buses also ply between the two places. These transports are easily available at Solang Valley in November and other winter months.
  6. What is Solang Valley famous for?

    The valley is famous for its remarkable beauty and views of snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and miles of snowfields. Due to its landscape, you can also enjoy a range of winter sports like paragliding, zorbing, skiing, etc. at Solang Valley in December.
  7. Is there snow in Solang Valley in October?

    No, there is no snow at Solang Valley in October. In October, you can enjoy crisp and clear weather with temperatures hovering around a pleasant 10°C.

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