Manali, India

What to See

Patalsu Peak

Traveling tip for a one day trek to Patalsu Peak
by Mana of about 8 years ago
Traveling tip for a one day trek to Patalsu Peak

One of the most beautiful and scenic places in the Himalayas that arouses inside you a feeling of heaven is the Patalsu Peak situated at the village of Solang in the vicinity of Manali, a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh. It's half an hour drive on a car/taxi from Manali. It can also be reached by bus. The trek above the hill starts within a few hundred meters down the road from Solang Nullah after you cross a small wooden bridge over the river Beas. The trek takes around 8 hours giving you enough time to rest, photograph and appreciate the beauty. It is best to leave around 7 or 8 in the morning so that you can easily return by the evening. You must trek in a group and take a guide or you might get lost. The best season to visit is April to June. Its recommended not to trek during monsoons as it gets too slippery making it difficult to climb. Also be aware of a poisonous herb known as cobra plant having black leaves with green strips like the shape of a cobra's head.