Whether you are an adventure lover or a nature lover, Manali will never let you down. One will come across wonderful combinations of nature mixed with adventure sports and high meadows offering joyful, exciting experiences of the Kullu Valley and the Himalayan foothills. This makes Manali the ideal platform for treks and draws in trekking fans from everywhere throughout the world.
Kothi, 5.4 kms –
This scenic village is quite high at an altitude of 2500m above sea level. Located on the Keylong road on the Lahaul-Spiti-Leh highway, this village attracts a lot of tourists as compared to other spots in Manali. The Beas river on one side & the lush greenery on the other just makes you feel the serenity the place has to offer.
Vashisht village, 10.6 kms –
This village is snuggled on the bank of River Ravi, Vashisht Village is located upon a summit & village has a deep link with Indian mythology. The village is well known for the Vashisht Temple, named after Rishi Vashisht, one of the seven Hindu sages. There are many hot springs here which are believed to cure any skin ailments
Hidimba Devi Temple, 13 kms –
Hadimba Devi is an ancient temple in Manali, which was built in 1553 by Raja Bahadur Singh. As the story goes, legend has it that Hidimbi Devi, the wife of one of the Pandavas, Bhima, meditated at the very spot of the temple and owing to such a mythology, the temple was named after her. The temple is constructed with a Pagoda Style of architecture with four-tier. Being established in 15th century, it holds a certain importance to the culture of the place.
Hampta Pass, 11.1 kms –
Hampta Pass is not only accessible and easy to trek but is also simply breath-taking. It covers lush forests, open valleys, barren land and lakes which makes it a great visual treat that’s ideal for photography. The Hampta Pass connects Kullu with Lahaul and Spiti district that are rich with flora and fauna, rare Himalayan birds and beautiful green meadows. You would find glaciers, cornice formations and snow all the way long but what makes this trek more beautiful is the snow at the Hampta Pass. Although you can trek any time of the year, the best time time of the year to visit is between June and September.