Manali is the popular summer retreat destination. It is blessed with spellbinding scenic beauty and picturesque landscapes. Breezy and the chilled winds made this destination a great summer retreat spot. Apart from breathtaking places, You can have a wide variety of adventure activities in Manali. You will feel fitter, healthier and more active while having fun at the same time when you undertake these adventure sports in Manali. Let us have a spotlight on eight adventure sports in Manali that will get your heart racing:

1) River Rafting

River Rafting is one of the best adventurous sport.
River Rafting is one of the best adventurous sport.

River Rafting is one of the best adventurous sport. You will enjoy river rafting in Manali and this fun water activity provides a pleasant break from life’s dragging monotony. Domestic and International tourists are keen to indulge in river rafting activities in Manali. Thrill seekers enjoy lovely moments for the rest of the life. River rafting is the best way to have full of cherishing moments and adventure.

Best to visit Manali for River Rafting: Summers (Specifically June)

Where to try: Pirdi to Jhidi

Adventure Level: Moderate. Choose River Rafting depending on the current weather conditions.

2) Paragliding

While doing Paragliding, you can enjoy the joy of flying and it is a competitive flying sport.
While doing Paragliding, you can enjoy the joy of flying and it is a competitive flying sport.

While doing Paragliding, you can enjoy the joy of flying and it is a competitive flying sport. It is one of the most challenging recreational adventurous sport in Manali. You can have a glimpse of Manali’s exciting cliffs, open fields and mountain ranges while paragliding. Adventure seekers can para glide in Manali for more adrenaline pumping adventure.

Best to visit Manali for Paragliding: April to December (On a Sunny Day)

Where to try: Solnag Valley (13 Kms away from Manali) and Marhi

Adventure Level: High

3) Skiing

Popular Solang Valley near Manali is the best place to enjoy snowy skiing.
Popular Solang Valley near Manali is the best place to enjoy snowy skiing.

Popular Solang Valley near Manali is the best place to enjoy snowy skiing. This is incredibly good for your health and skiing is the ideal sport for all the family to be involved with. Some incredible skiing resorts in and around Manali are Dhundi, Marhi, Rohtang, Gulaba etc.

Best to visit Manali for Skiing: Janaury and February

Where to try: Solang Valley, Gulaba, Marhi, Dhundi

Adventure Level: Moderate

4) Hiking

Hiking allows you to enjoy the beauty of spellbinding landscapes of Manali.
Hiking allows you to enjoy the beauty of spellbinding landscapes of Manali.

Hiking allows you to enjoy the beauty of spellbinding landscapes of Manali. They are also a beneficial form of exercise. Hiking in this destination gives you extra boost of self-esteem and it is a kind of cardiovascular exercise. You will have an unlimited fun while Hiking!

Best to visit Manali for Hiking: 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

Adventure Level: Easy to Moderate

5) Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in Manali helps you to improve cardiovascular system performance.
Mountain Biking in Manali helps you to improve cardiovascular system performance.

Mountain Biking in Manali helps you to improve cardiovascular system performance. This is one of the most adventurous sports. Biking in Manali requires a skilful handling of bicycle and thrill seekers must have a proficient experience in cycling on hard mountain tracks.

Best to visit Manali for Mountain Biking: All year round

Where to try: Manali – Rohtang Pass – Baralacha La Pass – Lachalangla Pass – Tanglang la – Khardung la – Manali

Adventure Level: Easy to Moderate

6) Mountaineering

You can cover rock-climbing, altitude-climbing while doing mountaineering in Manali.
You can cover rock-climbing, altitude-climbing while doing mountaineering in Manali.

You can cover rock-climbing, altitude-climbing while doing mountaineering in Manali. You need to carry all the essential items for a successful and safe mountaineering trip. Rugged terrains of Manali attract a large number of adventure freaks to explore the unexplored regions and the Mountaineering experience will be remembered life long.

Best to visit Manali for Mountaineering: All year around except monsoons

Where to try: Beas Kund, Hanuman Tibba, and Deo Tibba, Manali Peak

Adventure Level: Moderate to difficult

7) Zorbing

Zorbing in Manali is a great summer event and it will surely propel the sport to the new level.
Zorbing in Manali is a great summer event and it will surely propel the sport to the new level.

Zorbing in Manali is a great summer event and it will surely propel the sport to the new level. You can simply take it at Manali and have fun with your friends and family. Manali offers the perfect opportunity to get into this trendy new adventure sport.

Best to visit Manali for Zorbing: January to May; October to December

Where to try: Solang Valley

Adventure Level: Easy to Moderate

8) Jeep Safari

Jeep Safari allows adventure freaks to discover the highest mountain peaks and it makes you to enjoy to the fullest.
Jeep Safari allows adventure freaks to discover the highest mountain peaks and it makes you to enjoy to the fullest.

Jeep Safari allows adventure freaks to discover the highest mountain peaks and it makes you to enjoy to the fullest. The high altitude landscapes in Manali attracts adventure travelers and the most challenging part of Jeep Safari is to unfold the beauty of Manali, reach the apex level by exploring the place by having this adventurous sport.

Best to visit Manali for Jeep Safari: June to September

Where to try:

  • Kinnaur – Spiti Valley
  • Lahaul & Spiti Valley

  • Manali – Tsomoriri Lake


Adventure Level: Easy to Moderate

These adventurous sports are the best ways to keep yourself fit and explore the beauty of Manali. What’s late? Start experiencing adventures!