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|Rohtang Pass (51 km from Manali)
|The mass affords a wide-spread panorama of mountain scenery. Here eye meets a range of precipitous cliffs, huge glaciers and piled moraine and deep ravines. To the opposite is the well defined 'Sonepani Glacier' slightly to the left are the twin peaks of the Geyphang snow crowned. The Beas river rises near the crest of Rohtang from a block of MicaSchist. To its left, 200 metres higher, is the little lake of 'Sarkund' (Dashahr)visited by a large number of people every year. The bath in the water of Sarkund lake effects cure of all bodily Ailments or imaginary. The pass is open from June To October each year although trekkers can cross it earlier. It is the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti, Pangi and Leh valley.
|Solang Valley (13 km from Manali)
|A beautiful valley between Manali and Kothi which offers views of the glaciers and snow covered mountain peaks. The plateau is frequently used for holding camps by the trekking parties. The surrounding areas of Manali from 3 to 20 km. are suitable for rock climbing. The winter skiing festival is organised here as well as training in skiing is imparted at this place.
|Arjun Gufa (15 km. from Manali)
|A legendary cave near the village of 'Prini' on the left bank where Arjuna practised austerities to get the powerful 'Pashupati astra' (weapon).