Manali in May

#1 Apr 9th, 2015, 14:18
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Hi Everybody,
Its been a long time since I have been here.
Need some help from IM friends
I am planning a trip to Manali at end of May.
Here's the shortlisted itinerary so far:

Day One:
Arrive Manali @ 11AM. Pick up & transfer to Johnson's lodge
walk about manali


Day Two:
Visit Jagatsukh Temple, Roerich Art Gallery, Naggar Castle, Jana Water fall


Day Three:
Trek to Solang Valley - Patalsu base, back by bus


Day Four:
Check out by 11AM -- local sightseeing (whr ??).

Bus to Delhi in the evening

Please suggest whether the above itinerary sounds ok.
I skipped rohtang because of reports that its going to be without snow at this point and filled with tourists with traffic jams on way.

I would like to do some light treks in and around manali and can extend the trip by a day or two.

I have selected johnsons lodge, Is there any better option.. please suggest

Thanks in advance for all the help
#2 Apr 9th, 2015, 14:48
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You may get snow at Rohtang Pass as this year snowfall has continued till late. You may check the status after reaching Manali.

Further, you should start early to avoid crowd there.

If interested, you may do a trek to Bijli Mahadev from Kullu end. There are options of trekking at Naggar also.
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Thanks.. I have few more queries:
1) Is the trek to bijli mahadev a 1 day trek. I dont want to camp.
2) Is there any better accomodation than johnsons lodge .. any reviews ??
3) What are the taxi rates ?
4) Which places I can go by walking and what places i will need a taxi ??
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Originally Posted by phantom View Post 1) Is the trek to bijli mahadev a 1 day trek. I dont want to camp.
One and half hour ascent and 50 minute descent from Chansari village.
A favour. If you are going to Bijli Mahadev, please bring back more than you take along with you. This trail needs all the help it can get. Thanks
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Yes, Bijli Mahadev can be done as a day trek. There is no place to stay there. Please read this also.

In stead of booking, you may visit and select your accommodation.

No information about current taxi rates. You can do whole of Manali by walking, Auto rickshaws are also available. But you will enjoy walking.
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Thanks for all the help guys.
So I take it that bijli mahadev will take one day.
I need to get to chansari villager from manali and back. I will add one more day to the itinerary.
I hope its an easy trail. I will be travelling with my wife.

Now i need to fill the first and last day.
First day i think, we can just walk around the town
Any advice for final day ?? What all i can cover at a leisure pace ?
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You should start early from Manali so that you reach Chansari by 8 AM. You should be able to be back by 4-5 PM.

You will enjoy walking in and around Manali.
#8 Apr 17th, 2015, 19:02
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Am visiting Manali by mid of May. Am suggested to visit Jakhu temple, hidamba devi temple, Manikaran gurudwara, Rohtang pass and Raaagunath temple. Hope all are possible in 2 full days there.
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Yes, you will be able to cover everything in two days...

You should start early morning (latest by 6:30 AM) on both days.
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Is it ok to book HPTDC tickets online.. or do i need to get to their office to purchase them ??
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Originally Posted by phantom View Post Is it ok to book HPTDC tickets online.. or do i need to get to their office to purchase them ??
perfectly ok to book online. but remember to get a printout of your ticket.

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