Rohtang - a near miss
On our Manali trip we did try to go to Rohtang pass. A truck had its real axle break and pretty much blocked the one lane road for a good kilometer on either side and after waiting for a few minutes we were told by our driver that it would be 2 hours to clear it.
Instead we decided to go the valley and have some fun.
Visibility was bad anyways and the driver told us that it wasn't exactly a good idea to go there that day. So we spent a good 3 hours on the van going up and coming down.
The scenery was till fantastic on the way.
So were the signboards.
We also went up and down the state of the art ski lift they have in this valley and visited the "pizza hut" on top. The visibility was non-existent at the top of the ski lift. We seriously thought that this was a real "Pizza Hut express" on top of the mountain. The FIL and me were amazed. I was comparing it to the "quickie Mart" on top of the Himalayas that comes in "The Simpsons". Myself and my FIL made it past slippery paths and little rivulets of slush in heavy rain to check out this place and guess what it was?
A small yellow canopy with an electric Oven and a Nescafe machine powered by a pulled down connection from the ski lift. The menu was all Italian and the guy did make a decent pizza based on feedback we could hear.
It was Hut Pizza!
So at the end of the day, we missed out on going to Rohtang but had a ton of fun in the valley!