Solang Valley is the famous adventure hub of Himachal Pradesh. The valley is nestled at altitude of 8500 feet, 12 km from Manali. Located on the western banks of River Beas on the route to Rohtang Pass, the natural beauty is certainly beyond words. Lush greenery, clear air and the easy access to all kinds of adventures draws travelers from all over the world.
Nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts and seasoned travelers make way to the lush landscape of Solang Valley. This is the site for a retreat in nature blessed surroundings with adventures. Camping here is a treat as the setting in the midst of Himalayas is wonderful.
How to Reach
Solang Valley is a nature blessed site on the outskirts of the tourist hub of Manali. Every traveler has to reach Manali first to get to the valley. Private cabs are easily available to reach the valley from the town.
By Air: The nearest airport to reach Solang Valley is Kullu’s Bhuntar Airport at distance of 63 km.
By Rail: The best option of railway station to reach the adventure site of Himachal Pradesh is either Chandigarh Railway Station (330 km) or Pathankot train junction (149 km).
By Road: Solang Valley is well connected by buses and private vehicles. Volvo Deluxe buses are operated to Manali from various places. From the hill town the valley is a distance of 12 km. Private cabs connect it to the adventure hub.
Best Time for Camping in Manali
Solang Valley is tucked at 8500 feet in the lap of Himalayas and can be visited all-round the year. The monsoons must be avoided. Monsoons brings torrential rain and the level of River Beas increase to dangerous levels. The pleasant months are the best time to pitch camps, spend night under the starry skies warmed by the bonfire.
Where to Go
Solang Valley’s famous camping sites are located just at the banks of the River Beas tucked into the mountains. There are many adventure institutes and companies organizing the camping sites. Choose your site according to the location, activities and facilities.
Camping in the scenic Solang Valley in Kullu-Manali is just not about enjoying the natural beauty. Adventure activities can be enjoyed both in the Himalayas and the River Beas. The rolling valley is decked in greenery with clear air. Apple orchards, villages and natural beauty is everywhere you see. The summer adventure activities sand the winter sports are different.
There are many adventures to be enjoyed in River Beas. White river rafting and ziplining river crossing are the popular water sports. The river is fast flowing therefore an experienced guide is needed.
In the lush greenery, paragliding, horse riding, zorbing and parachuting are the popular activities. Soaring the skies like a bird and rolling down the hill in a giant transparent ball will be wonderfully exciting. Try them.
Winters converts the beautiful valley in a snow paradise. Though camping is not preferred but adventures are abundant. Skiing, heli skiing and other snow adventures are available.