Solang Valley derives its name from combination of words Solang (Nearby village) and Nallah (water stream). It is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh. During winters, Solang valley is covered with snowmaking skiing is a popular sport here, with training institutes and trainers located in the valley to supervise skiers and train beginners
The pass is open from May to November. It is not particularly high or difficult to cross on foot by Himalayan standards, but it has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards.
This pass is an ancient trade route between the people on either side of Pir Panjal. The local name for this pass is a generic name of pass. There are many other passes in Lahaul and Spiti which have specific names (Kunzam La, Baralacha La, etc.). This is suggestive of the fact that this must have been the oldest and most frequented pass in the region, or the fact that it is the main pass leading from one cultural region to another, quite different one, to the north. The name Rohtang comes from Persian/ Farsi words Ruh Tang which means pile of dead bodies.
The climate in Solang Valley is very cold during winter and moderately chilly during summer
Things to do in solang valley
Apart from trekking, hiking, rafting and paragliding, you can enjoy many other outdoor activities such as mountaineering, rock climbing, rappelling, horse riding, parachuting and camping during your summer vacation in Solang Valley. Trekking and hiking will take you through beautiful hills and valleys with breathtaking views of the abundance of natural beauty that surrounds this region. Summer is the perfect time to venture out and get a close look at some of the most stunning scenery in the country.