Fresh Snowfall in and around Manali | Winter 2011-12

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There has been fresh snowfall in upper Manali region yesterday. Manali itself also got mild snowfall. It must have been great experience for those who had been present in-around Manali 🙂

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Manali, February 4, 2012

The entire upper Manali area experienced a fresh spell of snowfall today, renewing cold wave conditions in the region. Snowflakes also greeted tourists in Manali town this afternoon.

Tourists were thrilled to see the upper Manali region donning a white mantle. Meanwhile, hundreds of tourists rushed to the Solang valley to experience the fresh snowfall.

Vehicular traffic in the upper Manali region was disrupted and motorists had a tough time in the afternoon due to the fresh snowfall on the road between Nehru Kund and Solang valley.

The famous ski slopes of the Solang valley also experienced a fresh spell of snowfall today. It brought smiles on the faces of winter sports lovers who had come from different parts of the country to participate in the Alpine Premier League.

The 14,000-ft-high Bhrigu ski slopes and the 12,000-ft-high Hamta slopes, famous for helicopter-skiing, also experienced heavy snowfall.

The higher reaches in the Kullu valley, including the 13,050-ft-high Rohtang Pass, the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti valley, Pir Panjal range, Marhi, Gulaba, Kothi, Dhundi and the Chanderkhani Pass, also received moderate to heavy snowfall today.

Icy winds, which lashed the upper Manali areas throughout the day, further brought down the day temperature. The severe cold forced local people to remain indoors.

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  1. Prabal Biswas on

    I will be visiting Shimla and manali during the last week of October 2012.

    I will be staying 4 nights in Shimla and 4 nights in Manali.

    Kindly plan my Visit accordingly.Also will i be able to see snow in Rohtang Pass.

  2. Hi Dheeraj!

    Hope you are doing good!

    I had written to you about a trip to Manali and Tirthan last month. Unfortunately, we couldn't make that trip and now we are planning to visit the places in Aug with a group of friends. We are thinking of Aug 12-18 for the trip (Manali and Tirthan). Do you think this is a good time to visit these places? What will the weather be like? Would we be able to do trout fishing, rafting and other activities?

    If not Himachal, then would Kashmir be a better option for this time?



    • Hi Priyanka,

      It will not be a good time because most of the rivers will be in spate and under fury of monsoons including Tirthan. So, not a ideal time to spend nearby river with risk of flashfloods and all. You can visit these places but as I said, there might be road closure, overcast skies, rains etc.

      So, lower hills is not that good option in August. Even Kashmir gets hit by monsoon, so the similar things will be there as well. But, it does not mean that you cannot visit the region but IMHO, it may not be so worth.

      Ladakh is one option being rain shadow region but with just 6 days in hand, you will have to fly in only 🙂

      I hope this helps. Please let me know incase you have any queries or doubts.

      Dheeraj Sharma

  3. Hey is it now snowing in shimla and mussorie? i heard its snowing in dhanaulti (near mussoorie) and heard its snowing in shimla.. if so how long will the snow stock remain in these places and are there any snow predictions during 17th to 25th february??

    • Hi Arch,

      Also, the snow stock generally remains till end of March and if you plan to visit Narkanda from Shimla then you will find good amount of snow stock, so do not worry about the snow stock.

      Not very sure buddy about the current snowfall but the links here : Shimla, Kufri regions respectively can be helpful for you in tracking the weather updates of Shimla and around.

      I hope that helps. Please let me know incase you need more details or have some queries or doubts.

      Dheeraj Sharma

    • Hello Arch,

      Not sure what you meant about. If you planning to cover both of them in one trip then I guess they are in different directions and should not be planned together in one trip. If you want me to suggest among two then I will surely opt for Shimla. If you have 4-5 days then it will be great if you go for Pabbar Valley (Rohru – Karapather) which is about 100 odd KMs from Shimla, guess 88 KMs from Theog. It is less explored and truely majestic.

      Dheeraj Sharma

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