Most Popular Trekking Trails in Manali

Fondly called as the Valley of Gods, Manali is one of the most scenic hill stations in India and among the top must-include places in Himachal Pradesh tour packages.  Situated at an altitude of 2,000 meters in the picturesque Kullu Valley, Manali allures visitors with its delightful climate, awe-inspiring panoramas, verdant woodlands, lively streams, and expansive meadows adorned with vibrant flowers. Moreover, embarking on a trekking expedition in Manali presents a thrilling opportunity to immerse oneself in the untarnished beauty of the snow-draped Himalayas. Trekking in Manali is not merely about scaling summits; it’s about deeply connecting with nature and the majestic mountains. Whether you’re a novice trekker or a seasoned adventurer, Manali offers an unforgettable experience that leaves an indelible mark on your spirit as part of Manali adventure packages.

Check out some of the exciting trekking trails in Manali here.

Beas Kund Trek

Beas Kund Trek is one of the perfect places to visit in Manali for those who want to experience trekking without it being too physically demanding. Nestled deep within the majestic Pir Panjal, Beas Kund is a high-altitude glacial lake and is also the origin point of the River Beas. Beas Kund Trek is a 3-day trek that begins from the stunning valley of Solang and passes through vast grasslands, small rivulets, coniferous forests, and scenic campsites that also treat you to the panoramic views of Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba, Dhundhi, Indrasen Peak and Pir Panjal range. Bakarthach campsite is the highlight of the trek because of its breathtaking views of hanging glaciers. Along with the fantastic visuals, this region is also known to be home to various species of animals, birds, and plants.

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Bhrigu Lake Trek

Placed at an altitude of 14,100 feet, Bhrigu Lake Trek is one of the short trekking places near Manali. Nestled in the charming beauty of Manali, the lake remains frozen for most of the year and is rooted deep in mythology. It is believed that Sage Bhrigu meditated on the banks of the holy lake. With around 25 km long, this three-day trek begins at Gulaba, situated on the Rohtang Pass highway, and takes you through dense forests, vast meadows, and charming villages. The oak and cedar forests, gushing streams along the meandering trail, and scenic vistas of the region are charismatic which makes the trekking even more beautiful and memorable as part of Manali tour packages. The crystal clear blue waters of the lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains are a sight to behold.

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Hampta Pass with Chandratal Lake Trek

Hampta Pass Trek is a moderate crossover trek from Kullu to Lahaul Valley near Manali, among the top places to visit near Delhi. Situated at an altitude of 14,010 feet, this 5-day trek including a visit to beautiful Chandratal Lake, among the most sought-after treks from the Manali region fills you with lush green forests to snow-clad mountains. With a trekking distance of 28 km, this easy-to-moderate trek offers an exquisite sight of some amazing hidden gems in the valley, including glaciers and alpine forests. The divinely beautiful Chandra Taal Lake is the cherry on the cake of this most sought-after trek in Manali.

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Deo Tibba Trek

Perched at an altitude of 6000 m, Deo Tibba is situated southeast of Manali town and above Jagatsukh village on the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas. It is among the best places for trekking in Himachal and also one of the well-known places for trekking in Manali for those adventure seekers who want to make their Manali vacation. With a total duration of 5-days, the breathtaking trek starts from Jagatsukh (Manali) and takes you through thickly forested hillsides of Oak and Deodar, sprawling lush green meadows carpeted with a myriad variety of wildflowers and herbs. Chota Chandratal (4,480), the emerald blue water lake at the foot of Deo Tibba is the major attraction of the trek. Also, the trek offers a wonderful sight of the snow-clad peaks of Indrasan (6220 m) and Deo Tibba (6001 m) along with the glaciers of Jagatsukh.

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Chanderkhani Pass Trek

If you are looking for a short getaway from city life, this trek is ideal for adventure seekers and nature lovers. Nestled in the middle of lush green Kullu Valley, Chanderkhani Pass is a beautiful mountain pass situated at an altitude of 3600 m. It is one of the best trekking destinations in Manali, and among the best places to visit near Chandigarh. With a trek length of 22 km, the trail starts from the Rumsu village and introduces the traveler to the remote, hilly cultures of Himachal Pradesh. The route to Naya Tapru consists of great snow, as great that trees and their branches are almost immersed and wrapped inside the snow. Later, the 13 km trail from Naya Tapru goes through dense forests of pine, fir, oak, and chestnut, and over some lush meadows till Chanderkhani Pass. Also, the pass offers eye-pleasing views of the Deo Tibba peak, Pir Panjal, and Parbati range of mountains.

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Prashar Lake Trek

Nestled within the majestic Dhauladhar ranges, Prashar Lake stands as a remarkable glacial lake perched at an elevation of 2730 m, offering one of the most captivating trekking experiences in the vicinity of Manali, among the top hill stations near Chandigarh. Nourished by meandering mountain streams, a fascinating aspect of Prashar Lake is its enchanting floating circular island that gracefully shifts its position over time. The trek to Prashar Lake, spanning a distance of 19 km and ascending to an altitude of 8,956 feet, presents an adventure of moderate difficulty. The resplendent Prashar Lake, embraced by the towering Dhauladhar range, serves as the highlight of this trekking escapade. Additionally, the three-story pagoda-shaped temple honoring Sage Parashar, nestled on the lake’s shores, stands as the trek’s secondary attraction.

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Sar Pass Trek

Placed at an altitude of 13,780 feet, Sar Pass Trek is a moderate to difficult trek that offers an ideal ground for both amateurs and experienced trekkers. It is one of the must-include places in Manali Tour from Delhi, especially for adventure enthusiasts. With a span of 6 days, the trek starts from Kasol and covers a distance of 49 km. The trail passes through myriad terrains-lush meadows, glossy forests, pretty villages, steep climbs, glacial lakes, bubbling mountain rivers, silver waterfalls, Parvati valley, a skyline of snow-capped mountains, glaciers and an amazing slide. The main highlight of the trek is the Sar Lake, the small frozen lake that the trekkers spot while journeying through the trek. Also, trekkers get a chance to spend nights under the dazzling sky at some beautiful campsites like Ramsu and Grahan.

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Pin Parvati Trek

The Pin Parvati Trek stands out as a truly challenging and thrilling adventure in Manali. Nestled at an impressive altitude of 17,457 feet, the journey through this valley is an absolute dream-come-true, especially for seasoned trekkers exploring Manali. Covering a total distance of 112 km, this 12-day expedition commences from Manikaran, following the path alongside the River Parvati, and finally culminating in the awe-inspiring Pin Parvati Valley. Along the way, trekkers can experience the rejuvenating Hot Springs of Parvati Kund, encounter quaint Buddhist hamlets, traverse freezing glaciers, and relish the vast expanse of verdant pastures. This exhilarating journey also provides an opportunity to immerse in a rich tapestry of cultures. Undoubtedly, the Pin Parvati trek is reserved for the daring, as it offers a glimpse of the majestic views of Pin Valley, Shrikhand Mahadev, Kinner Kailash, Bara Shrigiri, Parbati Goat Head Peak, and Fluted Peak.

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Kheerganga Trek

If you’re looking for a serene and easily accessible trek, Kheerganga is the ideal destination. This trek, situated at an elevation of 10,012 feet in the Parvati Valley, takes around 2 days to complete, covering a distance of approximately 12 km. It is suited for both beginners and amateurs, offering a pleasant journey through waterfalls, apple orchards, green landscapes, hot water springs, and even a Shiva Temple. The highlight of the trek is the opportunity to immerse in the hot water springs surrounded by the snowy landscape, making it a must-visit for nature enthusiasts as part of Manali Packages.

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Malana Village Trek

Nestled in the stunning Parvati Valley, Malana is a small, independent village perched at an impressive altitude of 9,500 feet. This captivating hamlet is nestled high in the hills and holds great appeal for Western backpackers, particularly those from Israel, earning it the moniker of the ‘mini Israel of India’. Spanning a total trekking distance of 21 km, the 2-day trek commences at the base camp in Kasol village, offering breathtaking views of lush jungles and meandering rivers. This remarkable journey beckons nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike, promising an unforgettable experience and everlasting memories as part of the Manali Tour from Delhi.

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