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Around Manali and the Kulu Valley region

View towards Rohtang pass from the Vashist road
View towards Rohtang pass from the Vashist road

The area around Old Manali is famous for trekking and its breathtaking scenery. There are many places to do day walks in the locality; such as the winter ski resort of Solang Valley, the high waterfall on the cliffs above Vashsist or up to the hills above old Manali.

Trekking spot in Himachal Pradesh

The village makes an ideal starting point for short 2 or 3 day treks such as those to Beas Kund and Brighu lake. Manali also acts as a jump off point for longer treks in Lahaul, Spiti, Zanskar and Ladakh.

view towards Naggar from Apple View's roof
The view towards Naggar from Apple View's roof

The surrounding area is full of villages relatively unspoiled by tourism, and the traditional way of life can still be seen. The village of Naggar, 20 km away used to be the ancient capital of the valley.

Heritage of the Kulu Valley

Naggar is famous for its Old wood and stone castle, now used as a hotel by Himachal Pradesh Tourism, and the house and gallery of the famous painter, Nicholas Roerich.

Dunghri forest is home to the Pagoda style temple of Hadimba, chief of the local deities. 40km away, the district capital, Kullu, plays host to the annual Dussehra Festival, attended by Gods from most of the villages in the Valley.

Follow these links for photo galleries of the Manali area and Himachal Pradesh

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Apple View guesthouse offers comfortable budget accomodation to Western backpackers, trekkers and party goers in the Indian Himalaya. The guest house is located among the apple orchards close to the village of Old Manali - a favourite destination of Western travellers in Himachal Pradesh during the summer heat in India. Manali is situated at the Northern end of the Kulu Valley (also known as the Valley of the Gods), a popular trekking region and also a jump off point for treks in Ladakh, Zanskar, Lahaul, Spiti and Kinnaur. Popular day walks and sight seeing destinations include the 3995 metre high Rohtang pass, the hot springs at Vashisht, the ski resort of Solang Valley, the famous Hadimba temple at Dunghri and the village of Naggar, with it's wood and stone castle and the former home of the painter Nicholas Roerich, now a gallery.

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