Adventure Sports in Manali

Just 18 km from the Mall Road of Manali is the famous tourist place the picturesque valley of Solang. This Tourist Spot Solang Valley actually lies at the base point of the huge mountain ranges of the north.

Solang Valley in Manali is the center of adventure sports lovers as the slope is even and kind which makes it an appropriate ski stretch.

  This valley is equally scenic and pleasurable in both summers and winters. If we talk about adventure sports, there are different activities you can enjoy in both seasons.


Paragliding in Manali

Paragliding is by far the most popular and enjoyable adventure sports activity in Manali and it happens in multiple locations of Solang valley, Gulaba, Marhi and Kullu.

The paragliding season starts in March and extends till October. In November & December, paragliding happens at Solang Valley and Naggar road only while this activity does not happen from December to Feb because of snowfall.

There are many operators who conduct Paragliding activities but it’s advisable to contact a known and popular agency because paragliding is a risky sport.

Obesity, high blood pressure and cardiac problem sufferers are ill advised to undertake this activity.

Para-gliders are transported to a point through the rope-way after which they have to undertake a sharp climb down to the launching pad.

Usually, the launching pad will be hidden between the crotches of two mountains. This location is selected as the wind force is high here.

  The charges for Paragliding are as under (varies from location to location):

Short trip (one minute): Rs 700/-
Medium trip (15 minute): Rs 1800/- (onwards)
Long trip (60 minutes): Rs 3500/- (onwards)

Contact 999 999 6422 for Paragliding in Manali

Paragliding Tip: It’s advisable to skip the 1-minute flight as it will not allow you to experience the charms of flying.

The 15 minute paragliding slot is ideal and it’s recommended that you book your paragliding activity slot in the early morning. Always check whether the paragliding pilots are trained and certified.


River Crossing in Manali

The river crossing is a very interesting adventure sports in Manali. There are a lot of points in Manali from where this activity is organized.

There are also several levels of this activity. For beginners and children under the age of 12 it’s recommended to organize clubhouse option for river crossing.

River crossing is a risky sport if done without help of a professional trainer. The Bhang and Aleo points are best known for river crossing activities.

Cost: Rs 450/- per person

Contact Phone number 999 999 6422 for River Crossing in Manali

Paragliding Tip: It’s advisable to skip the 1-minute flight as it will not allow you to experience the charms of flying.

Tip: It’s important to ensure that you have tied the safety rope securely around your body while river crossing. The rivers in Manali are full of undercurrents so you are advised to embark on this adventure with the assistance of professional trainer only.

Hot Air Ballooning in Manali

Hot air ballooning in Manali is one of the most exotic adventure sports in Manali. This is a concept which is gaining buzz amongst tourists. Floating up in an air balloon is an activity which appeals to people of all age groups right from kids to middle aged couples.

This activity is conducted by several agencies and a wide open space is selected for the balloon to go up. The balloons are all tied up with thick strong ropes that maintain the stability and balance.

It’s important to be physically fit if you want to enjoy the charms of a hot air balloon ride. Bhang in Manali is the best place to go if you want to indulge in this sport.

Cost: Rs 1200/- per person

Duration: 5-7 minutes

Contact 999 999 6422 for Hot Air Ballooning in Manali

Tip: Always check the authenticity and reliability of the agency which offers Hot air balloon rides. Many Nepalese youth offer this facility with substandard balloons which may prove to be dangerous.


Trekking in Manali

The best season to trek in Manali is June to October as there is a minimum chance of snowfall. Snow is dangerous for trekkers, especially novice trekkers.

If you can brave the distance then its guaranteed that you can enjoy the charms of picturesque Manali to its fullest.

There are a few things to be kept in mind while trekking. Wear a pair of professional sports shoes and carry a comfortable backpack.

Your backpack must carry a first aid kit, chocolate/ energy bars and water along with a torch. You must be wearing warm clothes as the air is likely to be chilly.

The Mountaineering & Allied Sports Department and Tourist Development Corporation of H.P. arranges and offers services for successful trekking in Manali.The services include (chargeable):

  • Medical Facilities
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Porters
  • Equipments
Best Routes for Trekking: Lamaruya Alchi, Shri Parvati trek, Parangla trek, Bara Bangal trek and Hamta pass.

Tip: It is better to enjoy the Short Village Walks cum Treks Such as Trek to Jogni Water Falls near Vashisht, Hamta Pass Trek to Panduropa, etc.