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    Adventure has forever been a fancy of human limitations, against which one challenges and puts to test one’s caliber and guts. While talking about an adventure destination in India, numerous names pop up, yet nothing parallels the wide variety of adventure activities in Manali. So, in case you are still in a fix about what adventurous things to do in Manali, take a back seat and simply scroll through our assorted to-do list.

    1. River Rafting

    Adventurists indulging in River Rafting in Manali

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    For those who wish to conquer the hard currents of water, river rafting in Manali is a must. The challenge of surviving through the wicked twists and turns of the rapids will quench your thirst for adventure in Manali. Before starting, the rafters are given a brief introduction and made wary of the lurking dangers.

    Adventure Level: Moderate. It can be difficult too, depending on the current and weather conditions.
    Best time to try: Summers, specifically June
    Where to try: Pirdi to Jhidi
    Cost: Starting from INR 2500 per couple

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    2. Paragliding

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    Surf along majestic mountains and get intimate with deep blue skies while paragliding in Manali. One must possess nerves of steel to make the initial jump, after all it is considerably one of the most challenging adventure sports in Manali.

    Note: Amateur (accompanied by pilots), can glide for a span of 60-90 seconds, while experienced gliders, for 30 minutes.

    Adventure Level: High
    Best time to try: April to December (Only on a clear sunny day)
    Where to try: Solang Valley (13 Kms away from Manali)  and Marhi
    Cost: INR 600-1800

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    3. Skiing

    Skiing at Solang valley near Manali

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    Enjoy your snowy rendezvous with skiing, at the famous Solang Valley near Manali. One of the most sought-after adventure sports in Manali, Skiing is offered along with prior assistance and sessions. One can also go Skiing in Rohtang, Marhi, Gulaba and Dhundi, but there is a good chance that the experience of skiing in Manali will reign supreme.

    Adventure Level: Moderate
    Best time to try: January and February
    Where to try: Solang Valley, Rohtang, Marhi, Gulaba and Dhundi
    Cost: INR 300 onwards

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    4. Hiking

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    Amidst a vast assortment of adventure trip in Manali, Hiking allows to soak in the beauty of serene landscapes. Also, Hiking provides a perfect opportunity for availing the experience of camping in Manali

    Adventure Level: Easy to Moderate
    Best time to try: May to October

    Where to try:

    • Manali – Chandertal – Deo Tibba Base – Manali
    • Manali – Beas Kund – Solang Nallah – Manali
    • Manali – Naggar – Malana – Manikaran – Manali
    • Manali – Batal – Chandertal Lake – Baralacha La – Manali
    • Pin Parvati Pass
    • Great Himalayan National Park

    Cost: INR 5600 onwards per couple

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    5. Mountain Biking

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    Feel the adrenaline rush through your veins, as the wind swooshes past your ears and the bicycle fires your muscles. Biking through the raw tracks of Manali’s hills requires a skilled handling of bicycle and a sound experience of cycling on rough mountain tracks.

    Adventure Level: Easy to Moderate
    Best time to try: All year round
    Where to try: Manali – Rohtang Pass – Baralacha La Pass – Lachalangla Pass – Tanglang la – Khardung la – Manali
    Cost: INR 6000 onwards

    6. Mountaineering

    Mountaineers in Manali making their way through dense snow

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    If scaling heights ranges high on your priority list, Manali is your answer. Before taking on the heights, basic lessons are provided to mountaineers regarding the equipment, so that they can easily face difficulties that might come in the way. Starting from rock-climbing and altitude-climbing, everything is covered under mountaineering done at Manali.

    Adventure Level: Moderate to Difficult
    Best time to try: All year round except monsoons
    Where to try: Beas Kund, Hanuman Tibba, and Deo Tibba, Manali Peak
    Cost: INR 3000 onwards

    7. Zorbing

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    Adding another feather to the list of  Manali adventure sports — Zorbing — will provide you a view of a world turned upside down.  So get ready to be Zorbed, wrapped inside a giant rolling ball, while you indulge in Zorbing in Manali and defamiliarize the familiar.

    Adventure Level: Easy to moderate
    Best time to try: January to May; October to December:
    Where to try: Solang Valley
    Cost: INR 500 per person

    8. Jeep Safari

    A Jeep on a narrow lane of Manali

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    Considered as one of the best adventure tours, Jeep Safari allows travelers to scale through the highest mountain peaks and enjoy the magnificence. Through Jeep Safari, one gets to enjoy a close experience of actually living in the mountains.
    Adventure Level: Easy to Moderate
    Best time to try: June to September

    Where to try:

    • Kinnaur – Spiti Valley
    • Lahaul & Spiti Valley
    • Manali – Tsomoriri Lake

    Cost: INR 15,000-20,000 onwards

    Amidst this plethora of Manali adventure sports to choose from, get in touch with your wild side and get going.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Adventure Sports In Manali

    Q. What is the cost of paragliding in Manali?

    A. The cost of paragliding in Manali depends upon the type of ride. The cost can be INR 1000-5000 per person for a long ride (about 10-20 minutes) and for the shot one INR 800-2000 (5-10 minutes).

    Q. Is rafting safe in Manali?

    A. Yes, rafting in Manali is safe but yes safety is best ensured when it is catered by expert professionals. However, in this region, moderate rafting grades are there as compared to high-risk rafting sites in other tourist destinations.

    Q. What to do in Manali in January?

    A. There are various activities one can engage themselves on their tour to Manali in January. Various snow sports and activities like skiing, riding on snow scooters, snow zorbing are fun and great activity that awaits you.

    Q. Is there any chance of snowfall in Manali?

    A. Yes, there is a possibility of fresh snowfall at Gulaba, Solang or at Rohtang Pass. There is nos et time as to when the continuous snowfall begins. By June, snow begins at Rohtang pass.

    Q. What is there to shop in Manali?

    A. Some of the best things to buy in Manali are woollen clothes, Kullu caps, Kinnauri and Kullu Shawls Tibetan and Himalayan handicrafts and many more things.

    Q. Which is the best time to visit Manali?

    A. October to February is the winter season and the best time to visit Manali. You can enjoy the pleasure of snowfall during this time. Except for monsoon, people visit Manali throughout the year.

    Q. Which is the peak season in Manali?

    A. Peak season in Manali is in May and June. These two months draw maximum tourist crowds from all across the world. It is an ideal time for hiking, paragliding, trekking, mountain sports, rafting as temperature this time is favourable. Additionally, The Hadimba Devi Temple hosts an annual Festival in the month of May.

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