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What You Should Know More About Trekking in Manali
March to June is the best time to visit Manali. During summers weather is pleasant so you can indulge in activities such as paragliding, rafting, trekking and other adventures.
Nearest airport is at Bhuntar which is 50 km from Manali and connects with state of Delhi and Chandigarh. Manali is well connected to important tourist destinations like Leh, Shimla, Kullu, Dharamshala and New Delhi by means of state-run and private buses.
Travelling by rail isn’t suggested because the nearest railway station is in Chandigarh, 350 km far from Manali. Manali is 536.3 km from Delhi and it takes 10h 43 min to travel here via NH 44.
Manali is a trekking haven and tourists from all over the world visit Manali for its scenic beauty. Some of the famous summer treks in Manali are:
Even though summers in Manali are beautiful, the winters bring out its true beauty. There are a number of snow treks in Manali which are just perfect for the winters, they are:
Yes, it is absolutely safe to go for a treks in Manali. However always make sure that you are never left on your own. Understand your pace and be with the group.
The highest peak in Manali is the Rohtang pass route. You have to visit here by vehicle. There are number of day trips arranged to this place or you can even hire a taxi and reach here.
It is advisable to be in a group during treks but if you know directions well and know the route wherever you are headed to, you could think of trekking alone. But group treks are highly recommended as guides/leaders do this for a living and know every route taken.
Some treks are good for first timers as well. But it makes a lot of sense to spend some time exercising and keeping yourself fit before setting out for trekking in the Himalayas.
The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For every trek one needs to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.
Yes, you can definitely do trekking at Hampta Pass. It will cost you 9500 per adult.
The famous Bhrighu lake trek is fairly easy. It is about 22 km from Manali and takes approximately 2 days to finish the trek. But you need to keep yourself fit. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience.
For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.
The Beas Kund trek takes you away from the hustle and bustle of Manali. Following the banks of Beas River expect great views of Pir Panjal ranges. The meadows of Dhundi & Bakar Thach are spectacular in its beauty. As you climb higher you reach the origin of River Beas.
A small glacial lake is feeded by the melting snow of the higher peaks of the region. This trek is suitable for all age groups and no trekking experience is required to do it.
Sceneric Pin Parvati trek is a very tough trek and therefore it is said often that this trek is only for seasoned trekkers. It is quite a long expedition – a whole 17457 feet high. If you have done high-altitude treks before and are in a really great shape physically, you can try this trek.
The thing about this trek is that anyone above 15 years of age can do it but you must have experience with high altitude trekking because Pin Parvati trek is for the serious trekkers. This will take you whole of 11 nights.
Yes, one can positively do a trek to Kheerganga. The Kasol to Kheerganga trek is an invigorating journey, which not only unveils the stunning terrain of the Himalayas, but also gives you a chance to learn about the interesting culture of the people living here.
You will visit plenty of villages, and there will be infinite opportunities for you to click pictures with the snow-capped peaks in the background. This is a fairly easy trek.
Trek to Chanderkhani pass base the next day through thick forests and meadows to relish the grandeur of the majestic Pir Panjal range which is at a height of 6000 meters.
Visit Dhanurdhar range, Parvati Valley and Malana valley, post to it,touch the clouds and you reach the Chanderkhani pass on the third day. This is a moderate to difficult trek.
While relishing exhilaration in the Indian Himalayas, there are chances of encountering animals as well. Some precautions can help you avoid running into a wild animal and make the excursion safer.
Follow the important tips given by our leaders/guides to keep yourself safe while on an expedition.
Depending on the type of trek, there will be suitable accommodation of tents, guest houses or hotels. Apart from treks there are various locations where one can enjoy camping in Manali.
Comfy hiking shoes, or hiking boots depending on the terrain. If you’re wearing boots, then wear one pair of thin cotton socks that will absorb sweat, comfy trousers, hiking pants, or long shorts that do not cinch your waist in tightly, and which are stretchy enough to bend with you as you climb up steps or over rocks.
A cap is an essential too. This will protect you from direct sun rays and prevent you from headaches. Carry sunglasses, water bottles and a torch.
For girls, trekking is extremely safe. The trekking company has highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with a single tent to sleep alone.
If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent. Always make sure that you are never left on your own. Understand your pace and be with the group. It is advisable to travel in groups.
One should carry all required medications. It is important while trekking anywhere in the world. Your first-aid should have anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide but make sure that you don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option.
During the trekking you may not have access to pharmacies. So it’s better to have medications ready. Yes, you can carry diamox for nausea and travel sickness.
One should not intake any kind of intoxicants while on a trek as it requires lot of physical strength.
There are proper meals with subsequent nutritional values planned for the people coming in for the trek. From dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 13, all meals will be provided.
This would include nutritional vegetarian meals, a total of 6 in a day, with the addition of tea and coffee during breaks.
Apart from trekking, one can go for river rafting in Manali. Or enjoy the lush and the beautiful cold weather.
You can also visit temples nearby or indulge in some shopping at the local markets.
Traveller Tales from Manali
18 September 2014
Morang La is an amazing point, which is also the highest peak almost 5300 ft, From there we trekked downwards and it was so exciting. We also encountered those nomadic groups there.A completely out of the box experience!!!
28 June 2015
Well trekking on the hilly terrain of himalayas has always been my favourite trekking expedition. Spiti valley trekking has moderate trails and green surroundings. Better To go in summers, during rest of the season this Pin Parvati Pass experiences heavy snow fall so the condition becomes unfavourable for trekking. The exciting trip takes about eleven days, a worth visiting place.
21 April 2015
I strongly recommend you to take all neccessary measures and precautions befor starting out your adventure, because its a long trek that takes about 13 days and some pretty challenging trails. Our journey begans from Manali which itself is so beautiful place to discover.
28 May 2017
"The best view comes after the hardest climb." - This cannot be more true. Few months ago, two of my friends and I were just looking for a small vacation break and wanted to visit the North region of India. As we were a beginner, we were looking for trips with average difficulty. Taking a chance in the unknown, we went ahead to book the Chanderkhani Pass from Thrillophilia. Since this was our first trip into the mountains, we were both, nervous and excited. On reaching there, we did few activities including rappelling and acclimatization walk. The scenic beauty from the base camp was superb as we could see the mountains covered with the snow. The excitement to reach there doubled after that. Day one ended on a good note after we were given a brief orientation about the next three days. We started for the Chanderkhani pass on Day Two. As we were marching towards the Naya Tapru camp, we saw a lot of natural scenery including green hills, snowy mountains and small waterfalls. On reaching there, we had our dinner and a born fire to end the day. Day three marked our marching towards the Chaklani Camp which was our last stop. From chaklani we marched towards the Chanderkhani Pass which was an uphill on snow. After an hour of ascend in the snow, we finally reached the peak of Chanderkhani. The view from this point was incomparable and totally worth watching. For descending, we did snow slides with the help of the guides which was a different fun all together. Taking the memories of the this few moments, we went back to the Chaklani camp. On Day four, we started to descend back to the base camp which was a journey of 4 hours. To sum it up, it was an amazing experience for us and I recommend this trek if you are a beginner. Ending the post with this,"Travel is the only thing you buy, that makes you richer"
24 March 2016
Chandratal to Baralacha La trek in Himachal Pradesh is the best thing to do in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh is all about treks and mountains and adventure. With such beautiful climate, it is just spell binding to do a trek. This trek was definitely the best trek that I have taken in my life. It was just so brilliant and I had an awesome time with the trek. Also, the trek was just perfect with moderate to high level difficulty, thus it was challenging but not too painful or tough. I would definitely recommend this trek to everyone out here.
19 October 2014
I was expecting a simple trek, but this seemed to be a dicey and challenging one. Most of my co-trekkers seemed to enjoy this and the overall service was good. We got enough time to explore Nagar town. Our base camp was very good and tents and sleeping bags were of very good quality. Amazing part of the trek was jeep ride as it give us opportunity to see beautiful mountains and landscapes.
11 May 2014
There is some magic in leh that drives many visitors. i loved to discover the ever flowing rivers and straight mountains.The elegant Tsarap River , Rupshu plateau and the Baralacha Pass was worth visiting.
18 October 2015
woooooI just fall in love with this place, it absolutely the paradise of trekkers. The trails are not so though so anyone with some guidance can reach up to the destination easily. Talking about Padum, its exceptionally beautiful place guys, you gonna love this!!
14 April 2014
The panaromic views of leh catches our attention. We were not only the single group who had gone for the adventure, there were many other groups too. We had started our journey from manali but i realized this location has some more beautiful points than manali.
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