Day 1: Arrival in Manali

  • Travel: Arrive in Manali by bus, car, or flight to Bhuntar Airport (nearest airport).
  • Check-in: Check into your hotel or guest house.
  • Relax and Acclimate: Spend the day relaxing and acclimating to the altitude. Take a stroll around Mall Road and visit the local market.

Day 2: Explore Manali

  • Hadimba Temple: Start your day by visiting the Hadimba Devi Temple, a beautiful wooden temple set amidst a cedar forest.
  • Vashisht Hot Springs: Visit the Vashisht Temple and take a dip in the natural hot springs.
  • Solang Valley: Head to Solang Valley for adventure activities like paragliding, zorbing, and a ropeway ride.
  • Old Manali: Explore Old Manali in the evening, known for its vibrant cafes and quaint shops.

Day 3: Rohtang Pass or Hampta Pass

  • Rohtang Pass: If the pass is open (usually from May to October), take a day trip to Rohtang Pass for breathtaking views and snow activities.
  • Hampta Pass: Alternatively, for trekkers, a day hike to Hampta Pass can be a rewarding experience.

Day 4: Manali to Kasol

  • Travel: Take a bus or hire a taxi from Manali to Kasol (around 75 km, 2-3 hours).
  • Check-in: Check into your accommodation in Kasol.
  • Local Exploration: Explore the village of Kasol, known for its scenic beauty and hippie vibe. Visit local cafes and enjoy Israeli cuisine.

Day 5: Trek to Kheerganga

  • Trekking: Start early for a trek to Kheerganga. The trek is about 12 km and takes around 4-6 hours.
  • Hot Springs: Once at Kheerganga, enjoy a bath in the hot springs and take in the stunning views.
  • Camping: Stay overnight in a campsite or guest house in Kheerganga.

Day 6: Return to Kasol

  • Descent: Trek back to Kasol.
  • Relax: Spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring any places you missed in Kasol. Visit the Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara for a spiritual experience and the hot springs.

Day 7: Departure

  • Travel: Head back to Bhuntar for your return journey by bus or flight. Alternatively, if you have more time, you can explore nearby villages like Tosh or Malana.

Tips for the Trip

  • Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit Manali and Kasol is from April to June and from September to November.
  • Clothing: Pack warm clothes, especially if you plan to visit Rohtang Pass or trek to Kheerganga.
  • Permits: If you are visiting Rohtang Pass, you might need a permit. Check the latest requirements online.
  • Health: Stay hydrated and take it easy on the first day to acclimate to the altitude.
  • Cash: Carry enough cash as ATMs might not be available everywhere, especially in Kasol and Kheerganga.
  • Local Transport: Public transport is available, but hiring a taxi can give you more flexibility, especially if traveling with a group.