Shorter walks are also possible in practically every place. These may not require the elaborate gear of longer treks but certain basic things may be kept in mindwear a comfortable pair of shoes and if you are taking one of the more rugged paths, then something with a good grip on the ankles is recommended. Carry some water and a little snack. An umbrella or raincoat should also be carried -especially during the monsoons. Also, be prepared for a little drop in temperature after sundown and wear or carry suitable clothes. Sunscreen lotion, dark glasses, and headgear are optional.
Under a deep blue sky, you are carried by helicopter to a snow-draped peak. And after that, there is nothing except steadily distancing whirr of rotor blades, the sky, and the snow. It is a thrilling experience as you rapidly zoom down the slopes. The icy winds slap your face and the swiftly slithering hiss of skies reminds you that you are racing away on your own steam.
Rock climbing is often seen as the basic stage for mountain climbing. It can also be treated as an independent sport, since it is basically climbing a rock face, using only hands and feet with a safety rope.
Riding the warm thermal currents of the air is perhaps the closest man has ever come to sailing the skies as free as a bird. Almost at will, you dip and wheel high over the hills and valleys.
There are 3 newly constructed colorful Tibetan monasteries, where visitors can buy carpets and other Tibetan handicrafts which are a riot of color brimming with shawls, silver jewelry, rugs, bamboo trinkets and prayer wheels. Two are located in the town and one at Aleo on the left bank of Beas River.
Located 12 km from Manali, Solang Valley, popularly known as Solang Nala, is a famous winter sport hot-spot, The outstanding snowy landscape, chilling weather and fine ski slopes add to make the place a hot favorite for travelers from different parts of the country. Solang Nala also houses ski festival every winter and invites tourists from all over the world.
The Maharana Pratap Sagar (the Pong Dam reservoir) and its 42 Km length and 2 Km breadth, serves as a substantial inland sea that offers a variety of activities in close collaboration with Himachal Tourism and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali
By jeep, the Trans Himalayan tracts can steadily unfold their natural and man-made wonders. Along one of the highest highways in the world, you can drive out of Manali, cross the Rohtang Pass (3,980 m), and move through arid Lahaulto Leh and Ladakh.
Share Your Moments In Srinagar