Sipping hot soup in the snow capped Solang Valley, Manali (H.P)
Updated: Nov 20, 2020
When you are surrounded with snow covered peaks, walking in snow for the first time wearing gumboots at zero degrees, the life gets still and the nature listens.
Welcome my dear nomads. This is my first blog and I have been planning to start my own travel blog (#TravelwithTushar) for a very long time but was very occupied with other stuffs. Year 2020 has brought a lot of unexpected events in our lives making us all sit at home. All these events around us inspired me to start this blog so that I can relive all the escapades and journeys with all my fellow nomads, explorers and storytellers.
To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.
So lets relive and enjoy my escapade at the beautiful and picturesque Solang valley near Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India. (Located at a distance of 13 kms from #Manali, #Solang Valley lies between #Solang village and Beas Kund. It offers a beautiful view of glaciers and snow capped mountains.)
I had seen snow covered peaks in the past in Shimla or when I visited #Rohtang Pass in summers but never witnessed snowfall or fresh snow. So it was all new to me. There was a sparkle in my eyes like a new born baby.
Trekking up the slopes of Solang valley
Climbing up the Solang Valley Trek, the trek takes you through pine forests, rocky trails, snow covered paths, ancient village of Shang and Barua, where the trek provides you with the glimpse of the #Himachali life.
Walking up the trek of Solang Valley, I was just fascinated by the giant slopes of Solang Valley covered with snow. The fresh snow and the constant snowfall during the winters making Solang Valley, one of the best #skiing destinations in India.
“Snow brings a special quality with it—the power to stop life as you know it dead in its tracks.”
- Nancy Hatch Woodward
When you are in the midst of the snow covered peaks at zero degrees at 2,560 m (8,400 feet) above sea level, you are just awestruck by the spectacular snow capped mountains and what all you can do is sip a hot cup of tea, coffee or soup sitting on the bed of fresh snow.