Day 01: Arrive Manali/ transfer to Solang valley
Arrive manali, our representative will be there to greet you at bus station and transfer to hotel. Take some rest and after lunch you've an introduction of the area and ski touring around Solang.
Day 02: In Solang Valley / Mount Fatru
Today after breakfast ski touring around Solang ,climb to the Mount Fatru and ski down from there. Evening time we will come back to hotel.
Day 03: In Solang / Patalsu Peak
Early morning start towards Patalsu Peak through the Solang Village, cross the tree line at around 3000 Mts. Further the widely extended slope Summit is clearly visible. Climbing time – 6 – 7 Hrs (Depends upon the snow condition and endurance of the clients). Best condition is to start skiing down. Come back to Manali and a short trip to the hot sulphur water springs at Vashisht. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 04-05: Gulaba Meadows
After breakfast in manali, head to Gulaba (by transport), it will take approximately 1 hour to reach Kothi (depending upon the snow conditions). Then 3 hours climb to Gulaba and then ski down back to Manali.
Day 06: Hampta Valley
Trek to Sethan Village (2800 Mts.), takes around 4 -5 Hrs. depending upon the snow condition on the way. Reach the Mountain House. Ski around sethan Village. Overnight at the mountain house
Day 07- 08: Hampta Alpine Meadows
Climb upto tree line, Ski touring around the wonderful alpine meadows. 3-4 Hrs of walk would get us into the slopes of 3-4 Kms. Enjoy the breathtaking views at a Max altitude of 4000 Mtrs. Gradient varies between 25 degrees to 40 degrees.
Day 09: Transfer to Manali
Trek Back to Manali and over night in a Hotel. (Tour ends)
Travellers and guests have many questions in mind regarding skiing; we try to inform the most basic Frequently Asked Questions which will help to get an insight into the process of white water skiing activities in Kullu Manali region!
Is skiing dangerous?
Skiing is thrilling, exciting, wet, wild and unbelievably fun. The Kullu Manali region has moderate skiing grades as compared to high risk skiing sites in other tourist destinations. However, as with all adventure sports, there is inherent risk involved. The risks are possible, if you don't follow safety rules, like not wearing life jackets, helmets and carelessly moving on raft while on go. Skiing safety is best assured when it is catered by expert professionals, new rafts and essential safety gear.
If I can't swim, can I still go skiing?
Yes, anyone can go for skiing, but we don't recommend skiing for minors and children below 12 years of age. Even a non swimmer can enjoy skiing. In case of emergency if you are wearing life jacket and proper helmet, the safety gadgets of equipment will keep you afloat in the event that you find yourself in the river. Many non-swimmers go on Skiing in Manali, and other skiing trips, and they have a great time.
How fit should I be to go skiing?
Any normal human being is usually fit or capable for enjoying skiing and adventure fun. You should be reasonably healthy, and must be able to fit into the life vests supplied by your outfitter. Other than fitness, you should obey safety and precautionary instructions from your skiing guide and instructors. You should not be prone to hydrophobia (fear of water) and have normal health, that's enough for Skiing in Manali.
What should I wear while having Skiing?
An extra pair of clothes would help as water splashes may wet your outfit. Your clothes/accessories/gear will depend on the time of year, water temperature, and weather for your trip. As a rule of thumb we recommend you dress for the water temperature, rather than the air temperature, since you'll be getting wet. Avoid wearing sandals as they don't offer as much protection, and tend to come off easily in a swim. Sunglasses, especially prescription glasses, should have a croakie or other retainer that cinches tight. Consider a hat cord to tie your hat to your life jacket as well. In warmer weather, and late season warmer water, shorts and a T-shirt are good. Use sunscreen, but don't put it on your forehead, or the backs of your legs. It may run into your eyes, or cause you to be slipping all over the boat.
Which trips are best for me?
Kullu Manali region has normal skiing grades and only two routes for skiing at Manali usually happen. One is 7-8 Kms route and another one is 14 Kms. Usually it depends on how much time you can spare for these routes. If you have ample free time, you can go for 14 Kms or usually 7-8 Kms skiing in Manali is normally like by guests, this small route has best grades which is skiing lover is actually looking for.
What are my chances of falling out of the boat? What should I do if I do?
Normally the chances of falling into river are 1 out of 1000. Many people have taken multiple trips and never fallen in. It's all a part of skiing. Before you go on any trip, you'll be given extensive instructions on what to do if you fall in, and how to stay safe. Follow your guide's instructions, and keep your excitement levels normal, over excitements create confusions. Just listen Carefully about the briefing of Skiing Guide, and leader, he will guide you about sitting stance, grip and posture. Remember Skiing is Adventure sport, and you have to be responsible for what is instructed !
Can I bring my camera or video camera?
We don't recommend bringing digital/ video cameras, or even expensive still cameras, on trips. Many people bring disposable waterproof cameras, which work just fine. And While skiing the complete focus should be on maintaining balance and Grip of self, not on clicking pictures ! This task can be given to person in group who is not doing Skiing, he / she can manage good clicks for this Skiing tour !
Should I give tip to my guide?
Tipping is certainly appreciated by the guides, yet its not compulsory. Guys work hard to make sure you have a fun, yet a safe skiing trip in Manali. If you feel your guide has done a good job, keeping you entertained, and sharing the wonderful river environment with you, then feel free
Package Cost:- 21900/rs per person (minimum 7 Pax)
(Each and every item mentioned above is compulsory to bring should be packed in a rucksack that is easier to carry.
Please do not bring plastic/polythene bags or any disposable items, ornaments and other valuables)
Manali 175131 kullu, Himachal Pradesh India
Bhuntar airport located at a distance of 52 km from Manali and is the gateway to this region. Tourists who prefer and can afford to fly cut down on travel time hugely and thus can have a lot more time to enjoy Manali. Flights are available from all the major cities.
Jogindernagar railway station is the nearest rail head to Manali that connects the hill station with several important cities of the country. Chandigarh and Ambala are other options to reach Manali by train. The nearest Railway Station for Manali are at Chandigarh (350 km.) Kalka, and Ambala (360 km).
Manali is very well-connected to important tourist destinations like Leh, Shimla, Kullu, Dharamshala and New Delhi by means of a network of state-run as well as private buses. The bus journey from Delhi to Manali is 550 kilometres, and it is advisable to book your tickets in the air-conditioned Volvo coaches, as the buses are more comfortable than ordinary ones, keeping in mind the long distance of the journey.
The drive up to Manali is simply breathtaking! You can catch scenic glimpses of the adjoining mountains and valleys from almost every turn that the twisty uphill road throws you in. Though a lot of tourists prefer a self-drive up to Manali, it is advisable to hire a taxi in case you are not comfortable with driving in mountainous regions.