Apart from being one of the most popular hill station frequently visited by the tourists, Manali offers plenty of trekking trails. Leading through the rocky terrains, dense forests, and alpine meadows, these trails offer some enchanting views of the Himalayans foothills. Therefore, Manali tour packages are popular among tourists and adventure seekers alike. Here are some of the best trekking trails in Manali—
Hampta Pass Trek
Hampta Pass trek is one of the most convenient treks in North India. So, if you are a first-time trekker, this is the best trek for you. This 5-day trek offers you to encounter the amazing shades of nature. From rocky terrain, serene valleys to thick pine trees and alpine meadows, the trek gives you endless opportunities for clicking photographs. With the maximum elevation of 14,000 feet, the trek interfaces the beautiful valleys of Kullu and Lahaul.
Best Time to Visit: June to August
Malana Village Trek
This 6-days trek will give you the chance to explore the beautiful Malana Town. From Manali, head to Patlikuhal and take a jeep ride to Rumsu Base Camp. Explore Naggar and visit the famous Gaurishankar Temple and Tripura Sundari Sanctuary. 4-5 hours of the trek will take you to Ghankulhadi campground. Next day, trek for about 3 hours and reach the highest point of the Chandrakhani Pass (3,660 meters).
Best Time to Visit: May to August
Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek
One of the most picturesque treks in Manali, Deo Tibba is a prominent crest in the eastern Pir Panjal Range. The trek takes you through the scenic mountains, lush meadows, alpine forests, waterfalls, moraines, and a beautiful high-altitude lake. The final destination is the stunning blue glacial lake, which is the Mini Chandra Tal. The view of Deo Tibba sparkling against the sunny sky is sure to make you awestruck.
Best Time to Visit: May to July
Beas Kund Trek
Best known for its enterprise, Beas Kund Trek is one of the most mainstream treks in Manali. The trek takes you through the banks of River Beas and gives you some magnificent views of the Pir Panjal Range. The trail goes via the glades of Dhundi and Bakarthach. Get a glimpse of the starting point of River Beas as you climb higher.
Best Time to Visit: June to September
Chandratal Lake Trek
Also known as Moon Lake, Chandra River is the source of this lake. With an elevation of about 14,000 feet, the difficulty level of this trek is quite high. The trek passes through two high mountain ranges—Moulkila and Chandrabhaga. Located at a distance of 6 km. from the Kunzum Pass in Spiti, the Chandratal trek is like a journey to the moon.
Best Time to Visit: June to Mid October
The rough territories, the lesser-known mountains and valleys in the Himalayan foothills, the lush green forests, and the high meadows make Manali one of the ideal platforms for trekking.