The complete blog for winter issues & pleasant weather in Manali, Himachal Pradesh
This is the frequently asked question by every visitor. Because of safety reasons. Is manali safe to travel winter? Today’s blog will help you to understand the weather of Manali and whom to visit Manali in the winter period?
First, we need to know that Manali is situated at a high altitude, which is not feasible for everyone. Even I have travelled to Manali approx 10 times & every time my experience was different.
In my, words I would say January to March is the best time to visit Manali, Himachal, India. Because of living snowfall chance to get. But this is not suitable for everyone as per my knowledge, I found numerous visitors who had to suffer in this weather. Because of less knowledge about this place.
Age criteria to visit snowfall in Manali
There are no such criteria to visit snowfall in Manali. It’s only mentioned to educate you till what age people should visit the place. According to a recent survey by Ankit travel stories. Above 55 years of age, people are not favourable for January & February travelling to Manali. Because its a period when heavy snowfall occurred in Manali & nearby areas. In the survey, we found above 55 years of people have less ability to accumulate the weather & they could not take a proper breath.
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How to travel Manali in January month?
Numerous people are travelling every year in Manali. But few have knowledge about the place before going there. I would recommend you to take the best consultant advice for this matter before living in Manali. However, the below details will help you to make out the best itinerary for the winter period.
Transport often matter to reach Manali. There are three modes of transport to reach Manali.
1) Bhuntar Airport
Bhuntar airport is closest to Manali. It will take hardly 2-3 hrs to reach Manali from the airport & its just 80 km away. But there is only a single Air India flight is in operation. But the flight charges are too much for per way. For example, you are coming from Delhi to bhuntar. It will charge around 15000-2000 per side for a single person.
Always flights are not fly on the because of weather in Manali. Most of the time, from Oct to march, whether flight got cancelled due to climate change & snowfall. Monsoon also affects the flight timings from May to September month.
Suggestion:- Avoid flight for Manali. There are more two ways you can that as well. Where you are looking for a relaxing journey, you would suffer.
Travel through Volvo bus is economical and safer too. Because many other people travel together with you till Manali. After that, you can hire an auto-rickshaw or a private taxi. But yes, if you are coming to visit in winter, especially during January and February month. Then be careful about Volvo travel. Because of the maximum times, Volvo drops before 15-20 km from Manali near patlikul. Because of heavy snowfall. Volvo can not be ply on snow because of the chances of slipped. Then the guest had to arrange their pick up my own. None of the companies provides pick up from Patlikul. Only 4×4 vehicles work on snow & heavy vehicles. There are 90 % guest book single alto for pick up drop-in Manali with sightseeing. But also has small wheels due to this alto driver do not take a chance of life in heavy snowfall.
How can we reach Manali if Volvo dropped before Manali Volvo stand?
There is no need to worry about that because of whenever snowfall occurred in Manali. Then local transporters already make set their vehicles till patlikul to receive the guest. But the charges are slightly on the higher side. Taxi drivers at least charge 1500-2000 for pick up in Manali per person.
Suggestions:- Either book a private taxi from Chandigarh or Delhi. Because their vehicles can go up to the main Manali.
- Private car for Manali
I would suggest all the readers. If your pockets allow you to pay additional for taxi or cab go with that only. Because you are much safe in private vehicles during the time of snowfall basically between Mid of December to the Last march. This is the time the heaviest snow occurred in Manali. You can book a taxi or hotel through Ankit travel stories itself. They have a tie-up with hotels & transporters as well. I would suggest you confirmed everything in the prior during snowfall & summer season. Because of all the decent hotels & resorts stays booked during summer & winter. Manali is the destination where season and off-season generally do not count because of the high demand.
- What type of clothes required in Manali?
Manali is the destination that stays cold 10 months in a year. Even sometimes, we have to use a room heater and bonfire to remain safe in chilly weather.
There is various type of clothes required in Manali but all the clothes you do not need to buy.
The below list will help you to understand what is required with you from your home & what can be settled on rent in Manali.
Costume required for Snow point in Manali?
It totally depends upon the visitors to take clothes on rent for a Snow point visit. Because there are no restrictions by NGT. But I would personally recommend you to choose snow clothes. Because it will help you to save you warms clothes from wetting. Whenever we visit the snow point. We become a child & try to make a ball of snow & shoot it on our friends. In that case, we forgot that our clothes can be wet.
Charges of snow costume in Manali
The good news now the government has fixed the prices for snow costume in Manali. Before 2018 May rates were flexible. Shopkeepers charge extra during the time of the season in Manali.
Fixed-price is 250 per head for snow costume & if you have required Shoes & Sox with it, then you would have to pay INR 100 extra for this.
Where to take costume on rent in Manali?
There are several shops where you can take the costume in Manali. But the best option is near Nehru Kund or him valley. There are around 50 shops together. You can choose clothes from any of the shops all the people are very good at interaction.
What are the necessary items required for snow point or Rohtang Pass in Manali?
01) A warm jacket
03) Good quality gloves
04 ) A warm innerwear
05 ) Small oxygen cylinder ( 4 L ) ( Safety purpose only )
06 ) Water bottle ( Never let dry your tongue )
07 ) Shades ( Which could protect you from chilly winds )
08) Warm cap ( which could cover your ears also )
09) Stick if you can not trek easily over the peaks
I am eager to hear something from you. I hope the above blog will help you with your upcoming trip.