Adventure sports in Manali


Solang valley adventure sports : Solang Valley at 12 Kms from Manali is emerging as the adventure sports capital of Himachal Pradesh.

Cost of adventure sports activities at Solang, Manali

Adventure Sport Cost
Cable Car
Ropeway
Rs.450
Amateur Skiing Rs.300 Onwards
Snow Scooter Rs.500+
Zorbing Rs.350+
Paragliding ** S:Rs.600
L:1,800
Quad (ATV)
Helicopter Ride Rs.2500 pp

1. Costs above are indicative and can be negotiated on the spot with individual operators.
2. Advance booking for any of the above activities is not required.
3. If there is inadequate snow at Solang Valley, head to Gulaba or Rohtang Pass for amateur snow activities.
4. ** Paragliding : Tandem flights (S: Short/ L: Long);
Paragliding Season :April to May ; September to October. It is banned during monsoons.

Availability of Adventure Sports by month

Sport Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Oct - Dec
Cable Car
Ropeway
Yes Yes Yes
Amateur Skiing Yes Yes Yes
Snow Scooter Yes Yes Yes
Zorbing Yes
Paragliding ** Yes Yes
Quad (ATV) Yes
Helicopter Ride

Manali Adventure sports : Options and operators

Adventure sports at Solang valley got a new offering in cable car.

Gondala (Cable Car)

Take the 1.3 Km cable car ride with a vertical rise of 500m. Cable car ride costs Rs. 500 per head.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM Contact Ski Himalayas Ropeway on +91 9736699999

Paragliding - eternally popular adventure sports at Solang Valley.

Paragliding

Paragliding options for beginners start from an uninspiring 1 minute jump to an enjoyable 20 minute flight.
Paragliding Charges

  • One minute short flight : Rs.500 - 700
  • Twenty minutes flight : Rs. 1,800
Note:
  • Go with trained pilots for Paragliding. Book from a good adventure tour operator based at Manali and insist that charge should include to and fro trip to Solang Valley.
  • Paragliding is banned during monsoons (July to September)

Paragliding at Solang Valley

Adventure sports at Solang valley started with Skiing.

Skiing

Solang valley is best for amateur skiing though there are training programmes that will turn you into pro.
Skiing at Solang Valley.

ATV or snowmobile is the most common adventure sports . that people indulge at Solang Valley.

Quad or ATV

Quad(ATV) in summers or snowmobile in winter. Quad is an adventure sports option for all ages and is popular at Solang valley. Many operators offer ATV/ Snowmobile at Solang Valley.

Zorbing as an adventure sports was first introduced in India at Solang valley.

Zorbing

Exhilirating experience as you hurl down the hill in a ball in a large, transparent plastic ball.

Camping in lush meadows of Solang valley.

Camping

Camp in lush green meadows of Solang Valley during summer and spring for a truly "close to nature" experience.
Contact Explore Himalayas for camping equipment

Go on a trek to Ice Lingam temple.

Treks

Short treks of not more than three hours will take you to naturally-formed ice Shiva temple or to Solang water fall.
Hire local guide at Solang Valley.

Solang valley adventure sports : Reaching Solang Valley

Local Taxi Around Rs. 600/- from Manali to Solang valley
Contact Him-Aanchal Manali taxi union on +91-1902-252120
Maruti Gypsy Available near Mall road, Manali

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