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    Hi All,

    I plan to do a Skiing trip to himachal in the 2nd week of november. Few places i've heard where skiing is possible in november are like solang, Gulaba, Marhi.

    Any other places please suggest? Also, any idea how much does it cost to hire a SUV without a driver in manali or shimla??

    Bunnypunia, LoveMax any suggestions??


  • #2
    Ranbanka.. Dude would love to help you but I would say 2nd week of november might be too early. Rather planning it in march or April would be a best bet. Snow in November is bit tough to confirm as it starts to fall down only in late november or december.
    Rather I would advice you to travel to Chail. As it has a skiing resort which becomes active in december.
    Though with cost factor about SUV it is quite expensive but without driver is very hard to find. I would say driving to Shimla and then travelling to chail is best option in december. Manali is not quite a viable option due to distance and unsure weather conditions.
    Happy Skiing..
    Freeird-- Experience is what you get when you don\'t get what you want.

    www.flickr.com/maniya

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    • #3
      Thankx for the Tip lovemax, I have to go in November, Only hols available at office for the whole year!! I've heard abt Chail, thats also part of my trip, will try to go deep and find some snow.

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      • #4
        hi
        well,rohtang pass got its 2nd snow of this season yesterday so u will find snow at solang by november..
        -in chail,skiing season wont start b4 dec
        -hiring a suv in manali..i dont think its possible.. u will have to talk to the local taxi operators there..

        My little big blog bunnypunia.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          Ranbanka - just be careful as the new snow is not stable and go along with group - chances of snow coming down in form of avalanche is pretty normal. the snow is not stable at these places. Go carefully and have fun.
          You will find snow at higher altitudes only as bunny confirmed it to you. And Chances of getting a SUV without a driver is NIL.. Got it checked. Have a nice journey Bro.
          Freeird-- Experience is what you get when you don\'t get what you want.

          www.flickr.com/maniya

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          • #6
            You can hire a TATA Safari 4x4 without driver in Delhi, but deposit is 30k. I am not sure if the person taking deposit will be honest enough to pay you the money back. The operator is at Barakhamba road.

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            • #7
              Ranbanka good news on the way- I heard from one of my freinds in himachal that they had a snowfall yesterday and it was first time in the history that they had snowfall at this period of teh year.
              So cheers - you will be welcomed by snow..
              Check out Chail for sure now and enjoy skiing pleasure.
              Freeird-- Experience is what you get when you don\'t get what you want.

              www.flickr.com/maniya

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              • #8
                Great news, thanks everyone for the suggestions, will post the pics once i'm back.

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                • #9
                  Looking forward to your pics.
                  Freeird-- Experience is what you get when you don\'t get what you want.

                  www.flickr.com/maniya

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                  • #10
                    no no.. lovemax, chail only got sleet not snow.. kufri got 10cm of snow and narkanda got 15cm of snow..
                    so ranbanka , head to kufri 1st , and den to narkanda , 64kms from shimla..

                    and shimla recorded the lowest temp for oct in the last 15yrs!!! amazing....

                    My little big blog bunnypunia.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      No IssueZ bunny !!
                      Jaisa Aap kaho.... Cool hai ..hope you still have plans to drive in december still.
                      Freeird-- Experience is what you get when you don\'t get what you want.

                      www.flickr.com/maniya

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                      • #12
                        hehe
                        man,i really wanna do the dec trip..the only concern is snow.. i dont want us guys slippin and skiddin all over the road..

                        My little big blog bunnypunia.blogspot.com

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                        • #13
                          Anyways go ahead and see how far you can drive.Where you find it tough come back and cherish your journey moments.
                          Hey Ranbanks where have you been. ANy trip final destinations decided.
                          Freeird-- Experience is what you get when you don\'t get what you want.

                          www.flickr.com/maniya

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                          • #14
                            Hey LoveMax i've decided on the chail-narkanda-sarahan-sangla valley-Jalpa-chitkul and then down towards dodital-rishikesh-delhi.

                            Wanted to go towards tabo kaza, but cannot go further than tabo towards rohtang and manali due to road being closed in winters.

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                            • #15
                              yea that will be fine
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