Manali in Himachal Pradesh is a Place that Not Enthralls you with its Scenic Beauty but a Wide Range of Adventure Activities

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Manali in Himachal Pradesh is a place that not enthralls you with its scenic beauty but a wide range of adventure activities. In the following post, you’ll get to know what it should be your next in the list.

In most of the cases, tourists visit Himachal Pradesh to experience unmatched snow-tipped mountains, scenic landscapes, and fresh environment. But at the same time, it emerges out as a hot favorite destination for people who want pure adventure. Though there are many destinations in Himachal Pradesh for this purpose, Manali has its own charm. In fact, it is known to be adventure-sports capital of Himachal Pradesh, and all types of activities can be organized through operators here.

Let’s get to know each of them below:


Paragliding is quite prevalent at Solang Nullah, Gulaba, and Marhi (below the Rohtang La), from April to November – given the weather conditions. Paragliding is very uncommon during the monsoon. September and October usually have the best thermals, though May and June can be OK, too. Tandem flights at Solang Nullah come at a cost of nearly ₹1000 for a one-minute flight above the beginners’ ski slope, although that’s fundamentally only take-off and land. For ₹3200 you get around 10 minutes (including the cable-car fare).


Mountain cliffs at Solang, Aleo, and Vashisht present a wide range of bolted and traditional courses, extending from British 4a to 6b (French 5a to 7b). The cost for both beginners and trained climbers is nearly ₹1500 to ₹2000 with Manali agencies, inclusive of transport. Longer courses are also available to choose from. Solang and the Chatru area in Lahaul are peaks for bouldering. November is considered a great month for this activity.


Most of the service providers offer bike hire for ₹400 to ₹800 per day and provides the latest info on routes. Some will even take you on guided rides – extending from day outings to two-week trips to Ladakh or Spiti along with vehicle support. Central Manali’s Himalayan Bike Bar is an MTB specialist renting and selling bikes, along with an excellent source of information on extreme off-road actions.


Manali is a prevalent jumping-off station for organized mountain treks. Usually, it acts like- the bigger the group, the lower the price per head. June, September, and October are considered the best months for this. Popular shorter options include variants on Beas Kund (three days, with the option of extra days hiking up surrounding mountains), the 4250m-high Bhrigu Lake (three days through lovely upland meadows) and the Hamta Pass, which is diverse and amazingly pretty whether crossing into Lahaul (four days) or doing an up-and-back walk. Prices differ extremely on the basis of the season, group size and facilities availed: a general range is ₹1600 to ₹3000 per person per day including guides, transport, pack animals, food and camping gears.

A wide range of shorter walks can be done from Manali. From Old Manali an extremely soothing forest stroll towards Goshal (nearly an hour, three route options) winds through the forest with infrequent views across the valley to the Jogini Waterfalls. 


The major rafting points in the region are near Kullu, but Manali agencies can help you greatly in getting together a cluster of travelers and organizing shared transport.



Solang Nullah is the epicenter of Manali for skiing. It has the region’s only cable car, but there’s only one piste (around 1.5km) whose lower end is at just 2450m. Climate variations affect the season majorly, which is essentially just January and February (or less). A plan has been proposed for a much-more-enjoyable gondola to be built at a higher Sethan village; presently skiers need to climb the slopes on foot. Many come to Solang Nullah for snowshoeing. Further ski options are available in the upper Solang valley and around Gulaba. For ski packages, you can choose to contact Himalayan Caravan, Himalayan Extreme Centre or the highly reputed family team at Solang Nullah’s Hotel Iceland.

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