Solang Valley in Manali
The Solang valley offers spectacular views of the lofty snow covered mountains and glaciers. The valley has many fine ski slopes. In this valley, ski training is provided by the Mountaineering Institute Manali.
The valley also houses a guest house of this institute. Winter Skiing Festival, an internationally famed festival of Manali is organized at this valley. Solang Valley also known as Solang Nala has its name derived from the word “Solang” means nearby village and the word “Nala” means stream.
Activities at Solang ValleyVisitors could enjoy different types of adventure activities at Solang Valley. There is nothing like enjoying your favorite adventure sport in the nature’s lap. Professional service providers are there to offer complete package for these adventure sports. The complete package includes lodging, food, arrangements of adventure activities like camping, skiing, paragliding, bonfires, and other services. The best time to camp in this valley is from April to June before the monsoon sets in and then again from mid-September till mid-October. It is advisable to carry enough woolen clothes while you are planning for the camping.
Parachuting, zorbing and skating are the other sports activities that are enjoyed by the visitors of Solang Valley. Skiing and skating is popular during winter months and during summer months activities like paragliding, zorbing, horse riding and parachuting are done here. A ropeway has been set up recently in this valley so visitors can reach the summit using the ropeway or by trekking.
Accommodations in Solang ValleySolang Valley offers many types of accommodations for the visitors. People with tight –budget may look for road-side shelter or home stays around the valley but for the ones who are looking for luxurious accommodations with all types of amenities can get what they are looking for. Solang Valley Resort is one of the finest hotels in Manali.
The hotel has more than 70 rooms offering luxurious stay and each one of them overlooks the glacier, valley or the River Beas. Other accommodation in this valley is the Hotel Iceland located at a height of 8500 ft at Solang Village.