Adventure is a physical challenge, a simple desire to pick a patch and measure up to the terrain and the elements. The Adventure Component adds the spice of uncertainty, raising the stakes for you to test yourself in unfamiliar territory.
Manali, your gateway to another recreation, hiking tours, camping adventures, yoga retreats, pilgrimages, travel planning and much more..
Himalayas bustles with diversity, uniqueness and colour. Its unique history, ancient cultures, ceremonies, festivals, colourful costumes and magnificent landscapes refelect an extraordinary past that has left an indelible mark on the land, the people and the monuments. It is a past that began at the beginning of time in the very birthplace of mankind. Whether you are a seeker of excitement, adventure, romance, solitude, faith, Himalayas has something for you - the discerning traveler.
For sheer geographical diversity, few places in world are richly endowed as Manali. Rivers in deep gorges, thick forests, alpine pastures, peaks that lie several thousand meters high and never lose their perennial snows. Then past these forbidding heights, lie visually stunning cold deserts of the Trans Himalaya. This variety of nature also opens immense possibilities for a wide range of outdoor activities and adventure. All you have to do is make up your mind and select your own activity.
At Travel India Tours we offer different adventure, Educational activities for the Ayurvedic Colleges, Professional colleges and schools going students of all age groups. The main adventure activities undertaken by us are:
Skiing in Manali :
Rohtang Pass and Solang Nallah offer a variety of slopes for skiers. Some easy runs are provided for beginners who can take a course or just hire an instructor for a short while from the directorate of Mountaineering and Allied sports or a one of the other agencies registered with department of Tourism.
Skiing facilities are available throughout the year at Rohtang. Expert skiers can enjoy heliskiing during the winter months for which they may contact the department of Tourism.
For many years my team and I have been trekking in the Indian Himalaya. Now a great opportunity exists for you to share in our knowledge of some of the most fascinating areas of this country - the Kullu, Zanskar, Ladakh and Spiti Valley.
Go trekking if you wish, with our experienced and friendly guides, cooks and horsemen. Walk the pine trails, explore the mountain slopes, visit thousand years old Monasteries or climb the tall peaks for a truly breathtaking view.
Manali Paragliding :
Riding the thermals and sailing the blue sky like the Himalyan Eagle can be thrilling experience. Paragliding facilities are available at Solang Nallah and Marhi. Tourists are advised to undertake the sport only through the operators who are registered with the Tourism Department. Also insist on the pilot showing you his registration license issued by the District Administration.
Paragliding is organized in Kullu valley throughout the year at Solang Valley, located 14 kms from Manali and other locations like Marhi, Fatru, and Bijli Mahadev etc. There are generally two kinds of flights:
1. Short flying: The client is taken 100 - 150 mts up the slope and takes a flight along with the pilot in the two seater paraglider. The flight lasts for approximately 60 - 90 seconds.
2. High flying: Approximately 20-30 minutes flight and arranged at Fatru, Kothi and Bijli Mahadev. Mainly for experienced pilots who have done short flights.
Manali Rafting :
White Water river- rafting facilities are offered by private operators at Pirdi near Kullu where a water sports centre has been set up to provide one stop water sports adventure solutions for the tourist. Rafting on stretches of the River Beas, where rapids of high grades can be negotiated, provides an exhilarating interlude fro enthusiasts. Kayaking is possible at Pandoh Dam on the way to Mandi.
White water rafting in Kullu valley is done on river Beas from Pirdi (4 kms ahead of Kullu town) down to Jhiri, a stretch of approximately 14 kms. (Period Apr 15th-Jun end). The journey takes nearly one & half hour consisting of rapids from grade II & III.
Rafting begins at around 10 o' clock in the morning at Pirdi. Pirdi is 45 kms from Manali and hence, recommended starting time from Manali is 8 o'clock. This activity will require one full day.
Mountaineering in Manali :
Mountaineering Institute in Manali is located 3 kms from down-town on the Left Bank of River Beas. It provides training facilities for basic and advance climbing both for Indian nationals and foreigners Mountaineering Institute in Manali organizes basic & advance training courses in, trekking, mountaineering, skiing and water sports. Skiing and trekking equipments can be hired from Mountaineering Institute by booking in advance. Tourists can visit an interesting showroom of Mountaineering Institute. This institute also conducts other adventurous sports activities like high altitude trekking, minor mountaineering, rock-climbing, skiing, and high altitude rescue and relief courses. The institute has sufficient lodging and boarding arrangements and equipment can be hired for trekking purposes.
For the most adventurous, peaks in Kullu valley offer challenging playground for Indian and International expeditions as well. With an average altitude of 5,000 to 6,000 meters, these peaks have been tried by experienced mountaineers from all over the world.
The large number of virgin peaks, easy access to base camps and the affordability of local expeditions has made Kullu a good value for many mountain climbers. Mountaineering inspires man to attain the inner elusive peak within himself. But it also requires exhaustive planning, budgeting, specialised equipment, expertise and experience. Bonhomie, camaraderie, esprit de corps and team spirit is developed through mountaineering.
Kullu and Manali have produced some world class climbers like Dicky Dolma, a woman living in Manali, who climbed Mount Everest at the age of 19 years. Other well known climbers include Col. Prem Chand, Radha Devi or Deepu Sharma. These people have made history and reserved a place of fame for Manali in the international mountaineering scene. The Beas Kund region, the lower ridges of Hanuman Tibba (5930m) and Deo Tibba (6001m) are suggested areas for beginners.
Beas Kund, Chandertal and Malana glaciers are the most popular among ice climbers.
Jeep Safari Explore the Himalaya on Four Wheels
The Jeep Safari takes you through one of the highest mountain highways of the world from the Manali across the Rohtang Pass to move through Lahaul to Leh, Ladakh after crossing the passes of Baralacha La (4830 meters), Lacha Lung La (5065 meters) and Tanglung La (5360 meters). It is spectacular drive through an austere and awe inspiring landscape. One can also drive through the rugged moonscape of Spiti over the Kunzum pass (4551 meters) to see the Tabo, The "Ajanta of the Himalyas" and Spiti Valley.
Mountains are a unique ecosystem. With all their ecological and cultural excellences, they seem to be predestined for tourism. Zones of refugia, they offer ideal conditions for rest, relaxation and recreation for mankind. Man has sought them for higher and nobler pursuits of life.
Many civilizations had their birth in the mountain environment. Now it is your chance, to experience the wonders. The jeep safari (tours) offer some of the most wild, unpolluted, uncommercialised environments and primitive surroundings with fascinating legends, lures and mountain mores.
Rock Climbing :
Rock climbing is often seen as the basic stage for mountain climbing. Yet, this may also be treated as an independent sport, where the most basic level is climbing or descending a rock face, using only hands and feet and a safety rope.
Rock climbing camps are aimed at both the novice as well as the experienced participant. For the novice, a basic camp is run on camping, equipment planning and management, along with the opportunity of climbing short and long rock patches, and practice in the art of rappelling. For the more experienced, this is an opportunity to sharpen the technique under the supervision of our skilled trainers and to further the knowledge on various aspects of mountain safety.
Rappelling is the practice of sliding down a rope to descend a rock face in a controlled manner. The technique was developed by climbers, but has turned into a sport of its own. When you want to descend, there are basically two options: you can walk or climb down, or you can rappel. When the terrain is easy, walking or climbing down is the best choice. But when the terrain becomes too difficult rappelling is the faster, easier and safer solution.
We conduct training camps in Rappelling.
Adventure Camps :
These camps are organized for children (10-18 years) from April-June (summer) and then again from Sep-Oct (autumn) every year. Camp is set up near Manali and all activities are organized from there. Starting from sightseeing of Manali town, it includes river crossing, rock climbing, rappelling, soft trekking, etc. This is an introductory camp designed to impart outdoor housekeeping and survival skills. During the camp, basic mountaineering techniques are taught. Participants are also introduced to the fundamental values involved in the conservation of mountain environments. All activities are conducted under the guidance of qualified