We survived 13 hour flight from Toronto to Delhi. Then a 3 hour hike through Delhi to the wrong hotel courtesy of Joe. Then a 14 hour bus ride from Delhi to Manali, where we are presently staying in Hotel Kylinga inn.
Yesterday was a rest and recovery day, and today we are off for an acclimatization hike before we start on the trek to Basecamp tomorrow.
India is hot and crowded, but is a lot cleaner that last time. There are very few diesel vehicles so the air is cleaner, and electricity is everywhere so there are no wood fires around. Still lots of horns beeping, and wild life walking around.
Manali seems to be a nice area. The hills are treated covered and there are snow covered mountains in the distance.