Outdoor Activities in Manali


Trekking is the most popular activity in and around the Manali area. There are trekking tours organized by local bodies like the Himalayan Saga, Sahsi, Start Adventure Himalayan Sports Institute and Trek India. There are trained professionals who will guide you throughout the trek. Trekking trails like the Brighu Lake Trek, Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Hampta Pass trek, Deo Tibba base camp trek, Malana Village trek, etc. The best time to go trekking in this region is the summer, which is May-June.


The Mountaineering Institute in Manali organizes skiing, rock climbing, and mountaineering courses. The swift flowing river Beas between Bhuntar and Larji gorge is used for white water rafting, kayaking and cannoning. The best time for these water activities is from May- July. The slopes at Solang Nala, Kothi, Marhi, Patalsu, and Rohtang Pass can be used for skiing, out of which the latter two have skiing even in the summer.One can also experience paragliding and heli-skiing on the slopes of Solang Valley. The Solang Valley also provides cliffs for rock climbing and rappelling. The best overhangs are found in Aleo, Kothi, and Shuru. From Rohtang La, one can rent a bike and helmet and go mountain biking through the rocky terrains and beautiful landscapes of Manali and its surrounding area.


Manali has some of the best fishing areas and can find sports fish and trout fish in abundance in the River Beas and its side streams Sarvari, Sainj, and Tirthan.


The best months for camping are April to June and September to mid-October, with Raison, Solang Nala, and Shoja being the best three campsites in Manali.


One can go sightseeing to various popular tourist destinations around Manali. Famous attractions include the Hadimba temple, Rohtang Pass, Vashisht temple and hot water springs, Manu Temple, Solang Valley, Naggar castle, Tibetan monastery, etc.


Also, check out:


About Manali

Attractions in and around Manali

Geography of Manali

History of Manali

How to get to Manali

How to Reach Manali

Information on Manali

Manali-Leh Highway

Places to visit in Manali

Treks in and around Manali

Rohtang Pass

Brighu Lake

Solang valley

Lahaul & Spiti Valley:

About Lahaul and Spiti Valley

Culture & Religion in Lahaul & Spiti Valley

Festivals in Lahaul & Spiti Valley

History of Lahaul and Spiti Valley

How to get to Lahaul and Spiti Valley

Lahaul and Spiti Valley

Tourism in Lahaul & Spiti Valley

Treks around the Lahaul & Spiti  Valley

About Jispa

About Kaza

Attractions In and Around Kaza

Chandra Taal

Baralacha  La Pass


About Kullu

Attractions In and Around Kullu

Climate Of Kullu

Festivals In Kullu

Geography of Kullu

History of Kullu

How to get to Kullu

Information on Kullu

About Beas River

Beas Kund

Beas Kund Trek Map

Indrasen Peak

Bijli Mahadev

Rohtang Pass


Brighu Lake

Pin Parvati Trekking Map

Pir Panjal range

Solang valley



Information on Mandi


Tourism in Mandi

Trekking routes in & around Mandi

Rewalsar Lake

Prashar Lake

Malana village

Chandrakhani Pass


Treks and Trek maps:

Beas Kund Trek Map


Chanderkhani Pass-Malana Trek Map

Chanderkhani Trekking Map

Chenab Lake Trek

Hampta Circular Trek Map

Hampta Pass Trek Map

Lamadugh Trek Map

Pin Parvati Trekking Map

Trekking in Himachal – Hampta Pass

Trekking routes in & around Mandi

Treks around the Lahaul & Spiti  Valley

Treks in and around Manali

Hampta Pass:

About Hampta Pass

How to get to Hampta Pass

Information on Hampta Pass

Other links:

About Chenab River


Dhauladhar Range

Himachal Pradesh Information

Kunzum pass

Mt. Deo Tibba East Face Map