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 organises 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 can find sport 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.

More on Manali:

About Manali

History of Manali

How to get to Manali

Attractions In and Around Manali

Geography of Manali

Treks in and around Manali

Nearby Market Place in Manali

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Geography of Kullu.

Climate Of Kullu.

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