Camping in Himachal Pradesh
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Travel Tips

  • Get proper vaccination done before going for a camping trip. This is because when you are out in the adventure zone, you might be attacked by unwanted diseases but if the vaccinations are done well, you will be out of danger. Some common vaccines are tetanus, Hepatitis, pertussis, meningitis and so on.
  • Take healthy and fresh foods along with you in air tight boxes. Do not east spicy food because you may get digestive problems.
  • Always stay in a group while you are on a camp and trek. Especially in case of kids, you should never leave them alone in the camping site.
  • Stay away from wild animals. This is because the wild animals may carry harmful diseases. Thus getting much close to them can be adverse for your health.
  • Protect yourself from insects by using insect repellents. Use both the spraying type of repellants and the cream type that is to be applied on your body.
  • Carry enough of clothing materials and blankets so that you can stay away from getting fevers.
  • It happens very often that people get water borne diseases while being in a camp. Thus you must carry mineral water with you in adequate quantities to stay safe.



When to visit

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sprinkles Cold
  • 36° Max
  • -30° Min
  • 15 mm
  • Woollen
 
Route/ Place

Himachal Pradesh is an all time favourite amongst adventure lovers because of its spectacular locations that call for exploring the unknown. So people with the souls of Ulysses simply can go crazy about going for treks in the different camping zones in Himachal Pradesh and enjoy the solitude of being cut off from the civilization. There are several places in the Himachal that are renowned for camping activities. The well known places are Beas Kund Region, Malana-Pulga-Kheer Ganga and Triund Macleod Ganj. Out of these three places, the most significant camping site is the Beas Kund region. For people who are interested for a camping adventure in glaciers, the Dhauladhar Range is a very apt location The Lake Glacier is the place here for a chilling camp. This place can be easily accessible from the Triund Macleod area. For family camping, Macleod Ganj is a very prominent location. As the camping in Himachal starts from the Manali-Solang Nala, so people have to reach Solang Nala first before going for the further trekking and camping events.

 
Equipments

  • Adequate of bedding materials, sleeping bags and extra blankets
  • Light weight clothing that provides maximum body coverage
  • Tent and plastic cloth for the ground
  • Insect repellents for skin and clothing
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses and wide-beamed hat
  • Well packed fresh snacks and lots of mineral water
  • Life jackets and helmet for protection if requires during treks
  • Complete medical record of the individual including the vaccinations already taken and the name of any special allergies or diseases.
  • Map, compass, torch light with extra batteries and adventure shoes
  • First Aid Kit with medicines that are up to the mark
  • Hand sanitizer which is alcohol based

 
Places to Stay

As far as staying arrangements in Solang Nala are concerned, one has to stay in Manali and then travel to Solang Nala for beginning the camping activity. The accommodation facilities in Manali are as under.

 
How to Reach

  • The Bhuntar Airport is the nearest airport to Solang Valley. It lies 63 km away from Solang valley. Easy pre-paid taxis are available from the airport to reach the Solang valley or the Manali-Solang Nala.
  • The Joginder Nagar railway Station is the nearest railway station to Solang valley. It is located 50 km away from the Solang Nala. The Chandigarh Station is located 310 km from Solang Nala and the Ambala Station is about 300 km away from Solang.
  • very frequent and comfortable bus services are available to Solang Valley from Delhi, Chandigarh and even Lucknow. From Manali, frequent taxis are available for reaching the Solang Valley which lies 13 km away from Manali.

 
Surrounding Attractions
  • Hadimba Temple: This is a beautiful temple in Solang valley which was built in 1533 A.D. It has awesome architecture and craftwork on the doorways.
  • Rahala and Rozy Waterfalls. These are spectacular waterfalls on the way to the Rohtang Pass. They are ideal places for photography.
  • Rohtang Pass: This is a world famous site for the panoramic mountain views of the twin peaks of Gaypan. The snow capped peaks of the Himalayan Range and the splendid landscapes is the major reasons of tourists attraction here.
  • Naggar: It’s a wonderful village surrounded by forests on all sides. It’s a heaven of eternal greens and gives a lot of visual satisfaction.
  • Kothi: This is another valley at the foothills of the Rohtang Pass. It is unique in its panorama and combination of various hues of nature
  • The Tibetan Monasteries: Manali has 3 fantastic Tibetan Monasteries to view. All of them are reservoirs of peace and tranquility.
 
Emergency No.

Police: 100

Fire brigade: 101

Hospital: 102