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Have made arrangements for visiting Manikaran and Manali from 15th to 20th Dec. this year. Plan to stay for 2 days in Manikaran and 3 days in Manali.
Queries:
1. How much time to spend in Kasol and activities.
2. How far likely to be allowed to go on Manali Rohtang Road.
3. Will there be snow in Solange Valley.
4. Few years back, fell on slippery road in Manali and broke my shoulder.
What type of shoes and other precautions reqd. to avoid such incidents.
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1. What would you like to do in Kasol? It doesn't have too many activity spots. Hot water spring is there, but for someone visiting Manikaran, it is something that one can forget about. Few trails around in the hills. Some nice spots to sit besides the river! And loads of Israeli cuisine..
If you do want some adventure, then plan a day's stay in Grahan - a 4 hour hike one way - isolated village with lovely guest houses!
2. You can reach upto the frozen waterfall beyond Rahala.
3. Should be, but someone else could confirm that.
4. Rubber sole shoes or else a good running/ sport shoes should help. The leather shoes are the ones that often cause problems. And also apart from the shoes, I think being a bit wary while walking on wet, slippery road could help.
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Originally Posted by snotty View Post 1. What would you like to do in Kasol? It doesn't have too many activity spots. Hot water spring is there, but for someone visiting Manikaran, it is something that one can forget about. Few trails around in the hills. Some nice spots to sit besides the river! And loads of Israeli cuisine..
If you do want some adventure, then plan a day's stay in Grahan - a 4 hour hike one way - isolated village with lovely guest houses!
2. You can reach upto the frozen waterfall beyond Rahala.
3. Should be, but someone else could confirm that.
4. Rubber sole shoes or else a good running/ sport shoes should help. The leather shoes are the ones that often cause problems. And also apart from the shoes, I think being a bit wary while walking on wet, slippery road could help.
Will some stick or umbrella, which can be put on the slippery surface for support be useful

Since it will be difficult to undertake both sides walking to Graham, is there some other mode for atleast one way journey available.
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A walking stick will be sturdy and comfortable.

Grahan would be advisable only for people used to trekking/hiking. Is difficult otherwise. Only mode of transport is a narrow path through the mountains - not even a two wheeler can go beyond a couple of km. (used by some locals)
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Originally Posted by snotty View Post A walking stick will be sturdy and comfortable.

Grahan would be advisable only for people used to trekking/hiking. Is difficult otherwise. Only mode of transport is a narrow path through the mountains - not even a two wheeler can go beyond a couple of km. (used by some locals)
I am 65 my wife 63. Can walk, but knees not that good. Is it possible if walk as long as we can and then return in between or so some other like 4-5 kms.

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