12.09.2009 - 14.09.2009 25 °C
Picturesque Old Manali is set in a large valley surrounded by mountains, some which are snow capped. The air is clean, as are its fast flowing rivers. Its a place where you can eat and drink anything you like. The countryside has apples, corn and pot growing in abundance and the tourists are regularly firing up their chillums to maintain their buzz. Its a peaceful “hippy town”, a scene where people often sit round talking bollocks. As one old “travel geezer” commented “Its like Kathmandu 30 years ago”, some people stay 3 nights while others, smoke away 3 weeks.
For the more adventurous there is also treking, motorbikes, rafting, paragliding etc. I am just starting to recover from a fairly intense head cold, that I received in Shimla, that made my nose run like an Old Manali burst water main.
Its almost too quiet for the solo traveller.