Himalayan Escape - Tirthan and Manali
Tirthan Valley and Manali are two picturesque destinations located in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Each offers unique experiences, natural beauty, and recreational activities for travelers.
Both Tirthan Valley and Manali offer unique experiences, from tranquil escapes to thrilling adventures, ensuring that your trip to these destinations any time of the year will be memorable and fulfilling.
- Jalori Pass: A high mountain pass at 3200 meters, beloved by trekkers, mountain enthusiasts, and riders.
- Serolsar Lake: Located 5 km from Jalori Pass, this serene lake has crystal-clear water and is associated with the local goddess Budhi Nagin.
- Jhibi Waterfall: A popular tourist spot just a 1 km hike from Jhibi market.
- Chaini Fort: Accessible via a 3-4 hour trek from Jhibi village, Chaini Fort features an ancient structure influenced by Chinese art and archaeology, with guided treks available.
- GHNP (Great Himalayan National Park): A UNESCO World Heritage Site at the intersection of two major biogeographic realms, offering diverse ecosystems and wildlife due to its wide elevation range.
- Sainj: Located at the base of the Great Himalayan National Park, it’s an offbeat, scenic destination away from heavy tourism.
- Shangarh: Known for the picturesque Shahangarh meadows and Shangchul Mahadev temple, the village is centered around these natural and cultural attractions.
- Manali Mall Road: A popular tourist spot in Himachal known for souvenir shopping and diverse street food options.
- Hidimba Temple: Ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, surrounded by a cedar forest and built on a large rock.
- Vashisht: Village near Manali famous for its sulphurous hot water springs and three main temples.
- Atal Tunnel: The world’s highest single-tube tunnel above 10,000 feet.
- Solang Valley: Ski resort in winter and adventure sports destination in summer, offering activities like parachuting and paragliding.
- Rohtang Pass: An ancient trade route connecting Kullu Valley with Lahaul and Spiti Valleys, open from May to November.
- Naggar: Former capital of Kullu valley with Naggar Castle, now a heritage hotel, and the Nicholas Roerich museum showcasing his paintings.
|Day||Day Plan||Travel Time|
|Day 1||Drive from Chandigarh to Tirthan via Mandi||6-7 hrs|
|Day 2||Drive to Jalori Pass, hike to Serolsar Lake, if possible. Hike Jibhi Waterfall on your way back||4-5 hrs|
|Day 3||Day Hike to Chaini Fort OR drive to Gushaini & hike towards GHNP OR drive to Shangarh, Sainj||4-5 hrs/7-8 hrs|
|Day 4||Tirthan to Manali via Naggar (Castle and Art Gallery)||4-5 hrs|
|Day 5||Local sightseeing - Solang Valley, Atal Tunnel, Mall Road, Hidimba Temple, Old Manali||5-6 hrs|
|Day 6||Manali to Chandigarh drop||8-9 hrs|
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Here is the ultimate packing list for your Himachal trip.
If you are travelling the in winter – please carry