Manali to Keylong by HRTC Bus

Hello Vargis Khan,
In June/July 2020, we are planning to travel from Manali to Keylong by HRTC bus, stay at Keylong for a night, and next day return from Keylong to Manali again by HRTC bus. Is it possible to book seats on these HRTC buses in advance, say online or otherwise, If yes, how to do so? What are the bus timings on this route?
 

Vargis Khan

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Hello Vargis Khan,
In June/July 2020, we are planning to travel from Manali to Keylong by HRTC bus, stay at Keylong for a night, and next day return from Keylong to Manali again by HRTC bus. Is it possible to book seats on these HRTC buses in advance, say online or otherwise, If yes, how to do so? What are the bus timings on this route?

Hello Dr. Jategaonkar,

There are several buses available for Manali - Keylong in first half of the day. There is no booking system though. You will have to reach the bus stand and find a seat in the next available bus.
 
Thanks a lot for quick feedback. Are these buses too crowded in September? In that case we may even consider hiring a car. In that case, please do suggest a contact for car Manali-Keylong-Manali with 1 night stay. What will be the likely charges? Better to book in advance or only after going to Manali (in September)?
 

Vargis Khan

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Thanks a lot for quick feedback. Are these buses too crowded in September? In that case we may even consider hiring a car. In that case, please do suggest a contact for car Manali-Keylong-Manali with 1 night stay. What will be the likely charges? Better to book in advance or only after going to Manali (in September)?

You are welcome.

Crowded - Yes.

Hiring a taxi will be better but taxi charges in Manali are daylight robbery. Anyway, it is really too early right now since your plan is of next year September. No point in booking so early. Please check back with me before you start for the trip and I will guide to someone reasonable.
 
You are welcome.

Crowded - Yes.

Hiring a taxi will be better but taxi charges in Manali are daylight robbery. Anyway, it is really too early right now since your plan is of next year September. No point in booking so early. Please check back with me before you start for the trip and I will guide to someone reasonable.

Vargis Khan Ji, Namaste.
Sorry to bother you again, but I wanted to check with you one or two points.
1) Do we need ILPor PAP to travel up to Keylong? We have Aadhar card which, I suppose, would be valid ID proof.
2) We have an offer for 10N/11D, covering Shimla, Manali, and Keylong (including sightseeing) and Chandigarh drop with Xylo/Innova, costing roughly 72K (includes hotels with MAP plan). Is it a reasonable rate for Sept-2020?
3) Please do recommend a reliable travel agent either in Shimla or Manali with whom I can check for such a package.
Thanks a lot,
Ravindra
 

Vargis Khan

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Vargis Khan Ji, Namaste.
Sorry to bother you again, but I wanted to check with you one or two points.
1) Do we need ILPor PAP to travel up to Keylong? We have Aadhar card which, I suppose, would be valid ID proof.
2) We have an offer for 10N/11D, covering Shimla, Manali, and Keylong (including sightseeing) and Chandigarh drop with Xylo/Innova, costing roughly 72K (includes hotels with MAP plan). Is it a reasonable rate for Sept-2020?
3) Please do recommend a reliable travel agent either in Shimla or Manali with whom I can check for such a package.
Thanks a lot,
Ravindra

Namaste Ravindra Bhai,

1. No
2. Do not take a package right now. It is too early.
3. Please speak with Sunil Sharma in Shimla at 8894557299
 
Vargis Ji, Namaste, and greetings from Germany.
Hope you are doing well. My plan to visit Himachal Pradesh in September-2020 was canceled due to personal reasons as well as due to the Corona pandemic, resulting in severe travel restrictions including quarantine. Now, we would like to take up our HP tour in September-2022. I would appreciate your feedback on the car rental rates. We would like to hire INNOVA for 8-10 days. What are the approximate rates in HP (Sector Shimla-Manali-Keylong-Kullu etc.)?
Ravindra
 
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