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Old Manali Weekend- Lahaul Valley Road Trip

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Duration

3 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English, Hindi

Overview

Available Batches:
13th -17th May
10th -14th June
1st-5th July

Home to the gorgeous mountains and womb to Manalsu & River Beas, Old Manali is the rustic charm and an inescapable extension of Manali that shouldn’t be missed. A hub for collection of wooden & heritage homes and narrow lanes leading you to the interiors of earthy village lifestyle.
Seeping in through Atal tunnel, making way from Manali to the beautiful better half of Spiti Valley, is the Lahaul. A bouquet of scenic mountain villages and fascinating Buddhist art and culture. A land so picturesque, feels like dream straight away painted on the canvas.
Old Manali & Lahaul: A delightful take on how to welcome your summer saga!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the rustic charm of urban village
  • with heritage homes and cultural flavour infused in the Bohemian set-up
  • Take a stroll parallel to Beas & Manalsu and sit by their Sangam for a recreational evening
  • Experience the longest tunnel of the world connecting two different districts of Himachal Pradesh- Kullu & Lahaul & Spiti
  • Trail through the adventurous terrains and hills to reach Jogini Waterfall
  • Indulge is some fun photoshoot or adventure sports activities at Solang Valley
  • Enjoy your me time with great food and greater views from multiple cafes
  • Shop local and hand-made clothes, accessories, stationery & artefacts
  • Do it for the gram or do it for your soul. Stop & stare! Admire the majestic Himalayas and landscapes of Sissu Village
  • Spot Sissu lake & Sissu waterfall amidst white sheet of snow covering ever inch of the land and mountains
  • Enjoy the gala nights and happy vibes each night with the gang over bonfire & fun conversations

Itinerary

Day 0

-Departure from Majnu ka Tila, Delhi at 7PM by semi sleeper Volvo bus
- The bus will halt for dinner between 10-11 PM at a local dhaba/hotel. Due to the ongoing covid situation, we recommend that you carry your own packed food and have it inside the bus to avoid unnecessary exposure.
- Warm ice breaking session over food

Day 1

- Get off the Volvo bus at Manali bus stand and transit to our property in Old Manali in a personal taxi (2kms drive)
- Check in, room allotment & freshen up
- Right after brunch, prepare yourself to leave for Lahaul Valley via Atal (1.5-hour long road trip with amazing views)
- Cross the famous Solang valley on the way and enter Atal tunnel from a different kind of world full of greens and exit in another kind of world full of deserted mountains. Atal Tunnel (also known as Rohtang Tunnel), is the longest tunnel above 10,000 feet (3,048 m) in the world ( approx 9.02 km long)
- Reach Sissu in Lahaul Valley & take a tour of the village while you treat the shutter bug inside you with some landscape photography of the majestic mountains
- Chill by the side of half frozen Sissu lake and indulge yourself in the local culture of Lahaul
- This paradise is considered to be one of those places in Indian Himalayas where you want to
untune yourself from the world and just get lost in nature
- Enjoy feasting on local himachali food at one of the dhabas in Sissu (late lunch)
- Spend some time exploring and interacting with the locals here
- Prepare yourself for the drive back to our property in Old Manali
- Reach by late evening and freshen up
- Tipsy Gypsy Chindi night (Welcome shots will be served to start the night right)
- Time to let loose and groove to some music as you sit by the bonfire
- Dinner & pass out (this too shall pass!)

Day 2

- Start your day after having breakfast at the property
- Trek to the famous Jogini waterfalls, a 160 foot cascade that crashes over the mountains and into the Beas River and Kullu Valley below (Please note that it’s going to be a beginner to moderate level hike, 7 kms one side, approx. 3 hour)
- The trek will be a complete treat for nature lovers and adventure seekers offering breath-taking views through pine trees and orchards
- Spend some time at the falls for some enthralling views and absorb the calming vibes that this place has to offer
- Head back to the base for lunch (Please note that packed food will be served here as there is no other provision for food in this area)
- Enroute Old Manali and then back to our property before it’s dark
- Evening snacks & Tea will be served as you indulge yourself in some heart filled conversations and group bonding activities
- Bonfire & Drinking games (Rule of 21, Kings, some surprises)
- Star gazing/ night Photography under the star-lit sky
- Dinner

Day 3

- Head to upper old Manali after having breakfast
- Admire the wide valley views from Rocky’s café
- Absorb the happy vibe of this village which is far away from the mad rush of the typical new Manali - Read book if you wish to while looking at those mighty mountains around you
- Visit Manu temple & the local market while returning and shop local Tibetan souvenirs if you wish to (at an additional cost)
- Chill at the riverbed at Shnag road and spend some time here sitting on the rocks and dipping your feet in the water
- Prepare yourself for checking out of the property after having Lunch
- Head straight to Manali bus stand from here and board our evening Volvo bus to Delhi around 5 PM
- Bid a warm GOODBYE to Old Manali 🏔
- The bus will halt for dinner by 10 PM at a local dhaba/hotel

Day 4

- Reach Delhi by 6AM (Trip ends here)

Included/Excluded

  • Travel to and from Delhi in a Semi-Sleeper Volvo Bus (Quilt & water bottle will be provided inside the bus)
  • Accommodation – 2 nights on triple sharing basis (Sparsh Resort, Log huts area, Old Manali)
  • All meals – 3 veg/non veg meals (B/L/D) on Day 1 & 2 and 2 meals on Day 3 (B/L)
  • Filtered drinking water- Facility of filling up your water bottles at all our places of stay and food. (We encourage you to avoid buying single use plastic bottles)
  • Evening snacks on selective days as per the itinerary
  • Himachali chai with breakfast & evening snacks
  • • Bonfire on both the nights
  • Local sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Trek to Jogini waterfalls (day trip)
  • Drive through the longest tunnel of the world
  • Day visit to Sissu Lake in Lahaul Valley
  • Experienced guide for all local hikes
  • Fun Activities & Surprises
  • Photographer for the entire trip
  • Chindi Style welcome shots
  • Common medical kit
  • Team captain throughout the trip
  • Female support staff
  • Any other Food and Beverage charges that are not included in the package (e.g. meals during interstate travel)
  • Any other costing involved due to any kind of natural calamity or forced circumstances beyond our control. This would also include expenses on any medical exigencies
  • Any hiking equipment (Shoes, gum boots, trekking pole etc)
  • Alcoholic Beverage or Cigarettes
  • Tips for the local guides and support staff. This is as per your discretion and will be collected by the team captain towards the end of the trip
  • Any other items not specifically mentioned in Inclusions

Durations

3-5 Days

Languages

English
Hindi

Tour's Location

FAQs

What will be the pick-up & drop location ?
Pick-up Location will be Majnu ka Tila around 7PM on day 0 & drop location will be Majnu ka Tila / Kashmere Gate around 6-7 AM on day 4
What is the cancellation policy?
No Refund shall be made with respect to the initial booking amount for any cancellations.

However, the traveller has to bear cancellation cost as per the below schedule;
25% of the trip cost: If cancellations are made 16 days or more before the start date of the trip
50% of the trip cost: If cancellations are made between 8 to 15 days before the start date of the trip
100% of the trip cost: If cancellations are made within 7 days before the start date of the trip

All applicable cancellation refunds will be made within 48 hours of raising such requests.

FYI, we never call off any of our trips but in the case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, if we have to cancel a trip then full trip money will be refunded to the traveller within 48 hours of any such cancellations.

However, while on the trip if any adventure activity gets cancelled because of natural calamities like thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes etc or because of unexpected local/govt unrest, curfews, govt orders etc then in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide the next best alternative. However, no refund will be provided for the same.

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