Kullu-Manali becomes the most beautiful place on earth during winter months from December to March. Covered with snow, the peaks and valleys make the area more beautiful than Europe.If you are looking an alternate option to Europe, Manali is the best option during winters. Snow, frozen waterfalls, ice, frost and cold, this is what make you feel like you are in another world. All the hotels here remain open during winters. You will get warm bedding (blanket/quilts) and even room heater (hotel will charge extra for heater usage) to make your stay cozy.

Please note, we can not guarantee whether you will be lucky enough to see snowfall or not as its totally act of Mother Nature. But you will be able to see snow-capped mountains and cold weather. There are strong chances that you will see snow. If weather comes in mood, you will get chance to take shower of snowflakes. You can see snowfall right in front of your hotel.

Be prepared to meet the extreme cold with good clothes and shoes. Road to Rohtang pass and some of the higher regions will remain close due to snow. Generally major roads remain open but heavy snowfall may block the road temporarily. Its always to have a buffer day to avoid missing your return flight/train in worse case.

If you are winter sports lover, you can enjoy/learn skiing, snowboarding, snow walking, snow shoeing, back country skiing, heli skiing, winter trekking etc.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Delhi (or Chandigarh)
DEPARTURE TIME Evening (by Volvo) and Any Time (by private taxi)
RETURN TIME Evening (by Volvo) and Any Time (by private taxi)
WEAR Heavy woollens required. Wear inner, sweater, jacket, cap and sports shoes. Sunglasses to protect eyes from glowing snow and sunscreen to avoid sun tanning.
WHAT YOU SEE
Snow Frozen Water
Rivers Waterfalls
Snow-Capped Peaks Deodar Forests
Himalayan Wildlife Himalayan Herbs/Flora
Glaciers and Gorges Temples
YOU DONT SEE
Sea, Ships, Trains, Beaches, Industries
Polluted Air, Scorching Heat

Brief Itinerary:-

Day 1: Delhi – Manali (Overnight)

Day 2: Manali Arrival, Hotel check-in, local sightseeing

Day 3: Snow Point visit (subject to availability of snow/opening of road). No movement in case of snowfall at hotel.

Day 4: Kullu-Manaikaran or Kullu – Naggar visit (If road is open)

Day 5: Manali – Delhi (Overnight).

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Day 1: Delhi-Manali

Today board your overnight luxury AC Volvo bus from Delhi to Manali in the evening time. The Volvo shall reach Manali next morning. The journey is comfortable and the bus shall stop midway for meals and snacks. Travel by Volvo is the best option to reach Manali from Delhi. Please note that sleeper buses are not allowed to run in Himachal after a ban was imposed on the same by the hon’ble high court citing the safety of the passengers. The Volvo buses are semi sleeper.

If you don’t want to travel in Volvo, or you timing doesn’t match with boarding time, you can ask us to book a private taxi for you instead.

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Day 2: Manali Local Sightseeing

After arrival at Manali Volvo bus stand, our driver will pick you up. Check-into your hotel room. Take some rest and when you are in Manali mood, call up your driver and enjoy the local sightseeing of Hidimba Temple (Hadimba Devi Temple), Old Manali (Optional), Buddhist Monastery, Vashisht temple and Hot Water Spring and later explore the Mall Road area of Manali. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
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Day 3: Snow Point

Post breakfast, a full day excursion to Kothi, Gulaba and Solang Valley. In Solang you can enjoy winter games, paragliding, gondola ride (rope-way), ATV ride, horse riding and other adventure activities.

Please note that visiting Rohtang pass depends on opening of the road in winters. Generally snow blocks Manali-Rohtang pass road in winters which opens in May or sometime in April end. Even Kothi, Gulaba remains closed after heavy snowfall. In such condition, you would be take to the nearest point upto where the tourists would be allowed to go by administration/police.

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Day 4: Kullu-Manikaran or Kullu-Naggar

After breakfast at hotel, enjoy a full day trip to Manikaran Sahib and Kasol in Parvati valley. On the way you can have the thrilling experience of white water river rafting in river Beas at Babeli or Pirdi near Kullu. On the way you can shop original traditional Kullu Shawl at factory. At evening, back to you cozy room in hotel.

OPTION: (If you don’t want to visit Manikaran valley, then you can visit Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery, Roerich Memorial, Jana water fall and Kullu in place of Kullu, Manikaran, Kasol).

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Day 5: Manali-Delhi

Today after breakfast, check-out of the hotel till 10:30AM. Its free-time till 4pm today. Today you can plan anything till 4pm. You can go for shopping, visit Van Vihar close to town or plan anything. If you want to add a sightseeing place to your itinerary for this day, you can request for the same. Finally, according to your convenience, board the overnight luxury Volvo to Delhi at 4.00pm (evening). The Volvo will drop you in Delhi next morning from where you can plan you onward journey. Your memorable trip to Manali and Kullu concludes here.

 

If you are coming from South, East, West India or places far from Delhi, and if you will be taking flight or train, we prefer having a buffer day (one free day) to avoid missing your return flight or train. Chances are less but once in season heavy snowfall blocks all roads in Manali, and sometime the national highway too, which may delay your bus/taxi to Delhi and you may miss your flight/train.

Included in Package

Delhi-Manali-Delhi Volvo Ticket

Hotel accommodation for 03 nights

Welcome drink on arrival

03 breakfasts and 03 dinners (MAP meal plan)

Morning tea

Private taxi (Santro/Alto) for all sightseeing as per itinerary. You can upgrade to other vehicle.

Volvo stand pick-up and drop-off

24 hours guidance in entire tour

Parking, toll, fuel, driver allowances

An experienced driver would work as a guide

GST

No hidden charges

Not Included in Package

Lunch, beverages and meal other than the meal plan

Flight/rail tickets

Room heater bill (if any)

Laundry, tip, shopping expenses

Private guide

All that is not included in the “Included in package” column

— Get special cost on request —

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