20 Adventure Sports in Manali (Starting from ₹650 Only)
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Adventure sports in Manali include activities like Camping, Trekking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Quad biking, Zorbing, Ziplining, Biking, Rappelling, Paragliding, and many more.

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Manali is situated amidst the frosty hilltops of Himalayas, with ravishing sights, delightful cuisine, and a sanctuary and interspersed local markets throughout the town.. But did you know that Manali is a getaway destination for those seeking thrilling sports as well? Skiing is, in fact, one of the most popular adventures in Manali. 

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Due to its rocky terrain and mountainous region, activities like trekking, hiking, biking, and rock climbing have become current venturesome activities. Due to the various streams of rivers, river rafting and white water rafting have also popularized in the repertoire of adventurous activities in Manali.

Must Do Adventure Sports in Manali

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Rafting

Rafting

River rafting is one of the most awe-inspiring adventures in Manali that can be done throughout the year. However, the best time for river rafting in all its glory is April to June and October to March. The rivers are fresh and rapid, flowing with unobstructed connectivity.

There are two types of packages for rafting – Short River Rafting that goes up to 7km and Long River Rafting for 14 km. There are various classifications of the rapid flow of current – Grade I, Grade II, Grade III and Grade IV.

Places, where you can experience river rafting and white water rafting are: 

- River Beas
- Tattapani

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Camping

Camping
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How does spending the day trekking and the crisp chill night sipping on hot cocoa sound? Not only this, you can gaze at the millions of stars twinkling over you with nothing but hills surrounding you. This mesmerizing adventurous activities in Manali is camping.

There are many organizations with camping packages that take you to wondrous sites and take care of your meals and accommodation, in this case, tents. Some of these packages contain elaborate adventurous activities in Manali, like trekking, paragliding, etc. 

Places where you can have a memorable camping experience are:

- Sethan
- Solang Valley
- Bhuntar

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Trekking

Trekking
One of the robust adventures in Manali is trekking. On to the snowy mountains of the Himalayas or interspersed rocky terrains, treks are a thrilling getaway for those seeking solidarity and seclusion. Not only this, but many groups of friends or those looking for cultural exposure often resort to this adventurous activity in Manali.

The dense forests, streams of rivers, and sacred temples make for a picturesque getaway. Several cave temples also fall on the way or are the destination for devotees seeking spirituality.

Places where you can have a venturesome trekking experience are:

- Kheerganga Trek, Kasol
- Tosh Valley Trek
- Chandrashila Trek
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Paragliding

Paragliding

If you ever wanted to fly sky high, then paragliding is what you are looking for. It is a popular adventure sport in Manali due to its location. It is planted on hills as high as 2000 meters above the sea level. The wind conditions are idea most of the time, and approachability to the sport is easier as there are various operators serving the cause.

However, the best time to paraglide in Manali is from April – June when the temperature varies from 10 – 25 degrees Celsius.

Places, where you can have the best paragliding experience, include:

- Solang Valley
- Parvati Valley

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Skiing

Skiing
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Skiing has gained popularity as an adventure sport in Manali due to the snowy Himalayan Mountains. Even though the cold continues after January, the best time to experience skiing in Manali is in December and January. Post this time; skiing persists depending upon the snowfall. It comes to a halt after April.

However, you must keep in mind to carry a lot of warm coats and medicines for cold and flu. You might also want to get a health check-up for altitude sickness before taking upon this sport.

Places where you can have the most illuminating skiing adventure include:

- Rohtang Pass
- Solang Valley
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Mountains call for adventure in the many trails that they possess. One such amazing adventure that you can try your hand at when in the hills of Manali is mountain biking. Cycling downhill through these brilliant and beautiful trails is sure going to be one of the best memories of your life, as you test your skills of negotiating through the tough terrain of Manali's hills.

This tour provides you with the bikes and helmets, shows you the way and lets you enjoy the adventure on your own. As you will be passing through some of the most beautiful scenes in the region, do not forget to click some amazing pictures on the trail.

About the Activity:
- Arrive at the beginning point (Naggar) and get allotted your bikes. Get a seat in the vehicle that will transfer you to the beginning of the trail at 10 in morning.
- Cycle downhill on a 15 km trail, experiencing beauty like nowhere else. Complete the trail and you will be taken back.
- After submitting the bikes, the experience comes to an end.

Height required- Minimum 5ft 2in.
Special Requirement- Good physical fitness with excellent riding skills on muddy roads

Min number of people required to book:- 2
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Jeep Safari

Jeep Safari
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The expanse of lands around Manali is covered by a trending adventure in Manali - jeep safari. The safaris take you to nearby places like Leh, Ladakh, and Rumsu as you are enticed by the beauty and enchanted in the ride en route.

Various operators have various prices depending on the place, time, and number of people who have signed up for the safari. Some prices are negotiable, but come up to an average of INR 2,500. So what are you waiting for!

Places, where you can have an exquisite Jeep Safari experience, include:

- Rumsu
- Leh Ladakh
- Chandratal

You can even opt for
renting a bike in Manali and indulge in a more adventurous activity of Manali.
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Snowboarding

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Snowboarding

Similar to skiing, snowboarding is yet another popular adventurous sport in Manali. It is different from skiing in the sense that it takes place from a higher and steeper mountain or hill, and you have but your feet to balance where you go.

Skiing usually uses sticks to control the passage of your path, but snowboarding is physics wrapped up for an adventure. The best time to experience this adventure in Manali is from January to March.

Places, where you can have a remarkable snowboarding experience, include:

- Rohtang Pass
- Solang Valley

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Zorbing

Zorbing
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Zorbing is an adventurous sport in Manali and has been for a long time. In zorbing, a human-sized plastic ball is wrapped around you, and you are rolled downhill. From there, you bounce back up to the place of origin.

It might sound unbalanced, but it has a safe trail and the various operators who have undertaken zorbing ensure the safety of its visitors. Another way to do zorbing is to be kept inside a human-size plastic ball that is made to float on water.

Places, where you can have a dream-like zorbing experience, include:

- Rohtang Pass
- Solang Valley

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Other Adventure Sports in Manali

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River Crossing

River Crossing
The river crossing is an exciting and popular adventurous activity in Manali. Due to the very many streams of water, small and large that are interspersed amidst the hills of Manali, river crossing is a common sport there.

This is a very challenging sport activity as you have to cross the river while hanging from a rope. It is a comparatively cheaper sport and costs INR 350 per person.

Places, where you can have a thrilling river crossing experience, include:

- Van Vihar
- Solang Valley
- Morpheus Valley

Bhang and Aleo are the
places to visit in Manali where this adventure can be enjoyed. The activity can be enjoyed at any time of the year, except Monsoons.
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Angling

Angling
The Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation gives day licenses to angling. We offer angling trips in Haripur, Patlikhul, Raison with the accomplished guide, and angling hardware. In angling and calculating, one invests a recreation energy as well as take in a few tacts of getting a fish. Hooking a fish energizes the individual all things considered.

A fishers' heaven. Himachal has a few spots for both trout and mahaseer - and also other fish.

Acclaimed as the best game fish on the planet, both Brown and Rainbow Trout are to be found in Himachal's streams. Upstream of Rohru in the Pabbar valley, there are a few spots perfect for angling.

On the waterway Giri, Gaura (30 km from Solan on the Rajgarh street) and the beat close Dadahu (5 km from Renuka Lake) and the stream Yamuna, downstream of Paonta Sahib are great spots for mahaseer. The waters of the Gobind Sagar close Bilaspur, likewise have an assortment of fish.

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Ziplining

Ziplining
Ziplining is similar to river-crossing, except that it is done between hills. It is a booming and one of the most thrilling adventure sports in Manali. During ziplining, a rope is tied around your waist on one end and to a hook on the other, which is hooked onto a horizontal and slanting line of rope that will take you to the other end.

Ziplining will definitely make your adrenaline go berserk! It is done from a height of approx 508 meters in Manali.

Places, where you can have a wild ziplining experience, include:

- Haripur
- Solang Valley
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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing
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Rock climbing is dealt with as an essential phase of mountain climbing which incorporates climbing a stone face, utilizing just hands, feet and a wellbeing rope. Immaculate rock climbing territories in Manali are Aleo, Shuru and Kothi.

The best a portion of rock moving in these territories is the accessibility of all stone elements like - chunks, dividers and shades. The region around Manali offers some astounding rock climbing spots.

Some of our top choices are close Vashisht, the Solang Valley and the Manali Mountaineering Institute. You require no past rock climbing knowledge and top restricting or customary climbing can be sorted out, all custom-made to your capacity the neighbourhood choices for everybody from complete apprentices to some extremely energizing courses most appropriate for the progressed.

Climbing boots are required however all other climbing hardware, a qualified teacher and transport from Manali and back are incorporated into our rates.
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Snow Scooter

Snow Scooter
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The up and steaming snow scooters have gained popularity as one of the most thrilling adventures in Manali. The all-around snow of the hilly areas has made it easier to snow scooter rather than walk to different places. They can go up to 2 km.

You can either get your own snow scooter or if you are sceptical about its safety (which you shouldn’t be), you can get an instructor along with you. It is a popular activity during the winter season.

Places, where you can have a mind-boggling snow scooter experience, include:

- Solang Valley
- Rohtang Pass
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Cable Car Ropeway

Cable Car Ropeway
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Cable Car Ropeways give a picturesque view of Manali from a height of over 2,000 meters. You can have a panoramic view of all the cityscapes, the mountains, and hills, forests, and streams that confluence underneath hills to form rapid flowing rivers.

It is open throughout the year, so if you go during winters you can see a picturesque view of all the snowy surfaces, while in summers you can witness the streams flowing, and the thick and lush green forests.

Places, where you can experience an exquisite view from a Cable Car Ropeway, include:

- Solang Valley
- Along the River Beas
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Biking

Biking
Manali is amidst the dotty hills of the Himalayan region, steep and picturesque with white and snowy tops. But during autumn and summer, when the snow has receded in the lower regions, wildlife and cycle trails flourish.

The mountainous region only makes cycling on it more robust and fun, thus making biking a common adventurous sport in Manali. Often called the biker’s paradise, Manali has various packages with biking as one of their activities, along with various other sports.

Places, where you can have venturesome biking experience, include:

- Umlingla Pass
- Naggar
- Solang Valley
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Quad biking

Quad biking
Quad Biking is one of the most adventurous sports in Manali. You get to zoom past various terrains on an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) or a quad bike into the brisk and dense forests of Manali. The trails vary in distance depending on your age and the amount of money you pay.

There are trails between 1.5 km and 12 km. Your chosen operators will provide helmets and other mandatory gear to ensure your safety. So go ahead and venture!

Places, where you can have a bonkers Quad Biking experience, include:

- Kiwi Trail
- Rocky River Trail
- Alongside River Beas
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Rappelling

Rappelling
Manali is the town for all mountainous sports like rock-climbing, trekking, and hiking. Another such related sport is rappelling. Rappelling is an activity in which you have to climb down a rock – broad and steep – with the help of a rope and a harness. This has gained popularity among those seeking an adrenaline rush.

The best thing about this activity is that it can be done all year round, but the favorable climate is that of summers when the snow has melted, and the rocks aren’t slippery.

Places, where you can have an exhilarating rappelling experience, include:

- Solang Valley
- Rohtang Valley
- Alongside River Beas
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Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping
Unfortunately, Manali is not the place for bungee jumping. There is but one hill, which might shut down any time now. It takes place in Bahang, a place about 5 km from Manali. As disappointing as that sounds, to compensate for its lack of sport, the town makes up in very many different ways.

There are other adventurous activities in Manali, similar to the aforementioned ones. However, the best place in North India for bungee jumping is in Rishikesh, with the jump from a height of 80 meters.

Places where you can have the best bungee jumping experiences include:

- Bahang
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Adventure Stay in Forest

Adventure Stay in Forest
If you are a camping enthusiast or love spending time in nature, then you will definitely vouch for what Manali has to offer when it comes to forests. The adventurous forest stay packages include tents, heaters, meals, and other thrilling activities like trekking, paragliding, river rafting, and rappelling.

The cost of these stays depends on the duration of your sojourn, starting at INR 1,200. So, if you want to experience wildlife at a hand’s length, away from the cacophonous technology, then here it is that you should come.

Places where you can seek solitude amidst wildlife and stay in forests include:

- 18 Milestone
- Forests of Kullu
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    Manali is the ideal hub to experience some sublime moments with paragliding. Behold the beautiful hilly terrains while you paraglide over the lush region at affordable rates depending upon the type of ride you want to avail.

     The long rides span around 20 minutes and costs between Rs 1000-5000 per adult while the shorter ones for 5-10 minutes will cost you around Rs 500-Rs 2000. The rates might differ according to the time and season of the visit.
  5. Is there any chance of snowfall in Manali?

    Manali often experiences a snowfall between late October to February. However, there lies no predictability of snowfall during the marked months. You might be lucky enough to catch the fresh snowfall of the season and behold the spectacular sight of Manali covered in a white carpet.
  6. Which is the best time to visit Manali?

    If you want to explore around and enjoy a relishing holiday, then the best time to visit Manali is during the warmer months between March to June. The cooler months from November to February is ideal for experiencing a memorable snowfall.

     Try to avoid visiting the place during the monsoons, as landslides are very common due to heavy downpour and your holidays can be marred due to such natural occurrences.
  7. What is the famous food of Manali?

    Manali is the ideal place to try some delectable local dishes and street delicacies. The traditional food comprises Madra that is well cooked with chickpeas and vegetables, the wholesome meal known as Dhaam, the thinly sliced spicy lotus stems known as Bhey and many others.

    The market area is flanked by street carts selling sweet delicacies and Tibetian snacks, that will make your mouths water.
  8. Is Manali safe?

    Manali attracting hordes of tourists every year, is a safe place for a perfect vacation. Well connected to different parts of Himachal, tourists can look forward to an enjoyable sojourn here.

     In case of any emergency, dial the helpline numbers for immediate aid. Landslides are common during peak monsoon, thus plan your Manali visit during the other favourable seasons of the year.
  9. What is Manali famous for?

    Manali nicknamed as the “Valley of Gods” is known for its scenic beauty and the vistas of lush mountains will awe you. Besides sightseeing, Manali is also famous for its range of thrilling activities and lures many adventure seekers from far and wide. Thus, for both nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts, Manali is a scenic retreat for relaxing and exploring.
  10. What is there to do in Manali at night?

    You can relax and unwind and go for a night camping at the Solang Valley. Spend a memorable night under the starry sky and pack in the woolen clothes to beat the chilly winds. As the evening sets in, take a leisurely stroll around the Mall Road.

     You can also visit some nightclubs like The Buzz, Drift’s Inn and many others for enjoying some grooving music. Gorge upon the delectable dishes and grab a glass of the luscious drink.
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    The months between March to June draws the maximum number of tourists to Manali. The pleasant temperature is ideal for sight-seeing and adventure activities. However, the cooler months also draws in considerable visitors who are longing to witness the tranquil beauty of Manali covered in snow.

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