Camping in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

Camping in Manali

Camping in Manali will feel like you’ve been transported to an alternate universe. With the breathtaking views, clean and refreshing air to breathe in, this mountain hamlet is a camper’s paradise. Camping sites here are set amidst tranquil and scenic forests of pine and cedar at 7200 feet above sea level, and alongside sparkling rivers.

Camping in Manali: What to do

Manali camping offers splendid scenic views to absorb, but is also a haven for adventure lovers. You can head to Beas River to enjoy water sports. If you want to soar high into the skies, spend a night at the Solang Valley trying out paragliding or skydiving. There are some wonderful options for Manali camping at nature campsites, offering rafting and camping packages.

Camping in Manali: Trek and camp combos

If you’re looking for a real escape from people and civilization, try a trek plus camping in Manali. You’ll spend the day walking through pine-scented forests, over sweet grass meadows, past rivers and streams, and up into the upper reaches of Himachal. Every night you’ll camp at new locations, and you’ll spend evenings around bonfires, with the mountains around you and the stars above.

Camping near Manali: Beaskund

This Manali camping option takes you away from the hustle and bustle of Manali in just a short drive. You’ll drive through the Solang Valley, and trek along the Beas river, and then through lush green meadows to the pristine blue-green lake of Beas Kund. At night you’ll camp in tents in Bhakarthach, a meadow with sprawling views of the valley.

Camping near Manali: Bhrigu Lake

A good option for trekking and camping near Manali is Bhrigu Lake. Soak up the serenity of the lush green meadows, with a lake nestled in the middle of it, at an altitude of 14,100 feet. Every day, depending on the weather, the lake changes colour, turning a deep royal blue on some days, and shimmering green on other days.

Best season for camping in Manali

People love camping in Manali when the summer heat is scorching other parts of India. Here, under the cool shade of pine forests, with cold breezes blowing down from high mountain passes, you’ll find relief from the heat. Camping in Manali is wonderful during this time. During the winter months, from Dec-Feb, there’s usually snowfall in Manali.

Top camping trips in Manali

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Camp+raft in Manali
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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This Manali rafting and camping adventure combines a close-to-nature stay with a thrilling rafting trip. You'll be staying in luxury tents in a campsite that nestles into the wilderness. Each tent has views of the river and the pine forest beyond. You can enjoy the crisp mountain air, cold nights and pleasant days, and a bonfire every evening. But the highlight of this trip is the rafting trip of 14 kms. You'll receive a short briefing and all the necessary equipment, and then you're ready to battle the rapids! In the peaceful stretches, you'll float through scenic landscapes with gorgeous views, and if your guide allows it, you'll be able to jump into the water. Apart from this, you can also choose from and pay for other activities like rock-climbing, rappelling, valley crossing, paragliding, or biking.

IMPORTANT: To book a tent, you need a minimum of 2 persons. Larger tents for groups or families can be arranged.
    Inclusions
  • One night in Swiss tent on twin-sharing basis
  • King sized 4-poster bed with all bedding
  • Attached washrooms with 24-hr hot and cold water
  • Carpeted floors in tent
  • Television in tents with DTH services
  • Private sit-out for each tent
  • Complimentary 14 kms rafting
  • Private parking area
  • 24-hour security
  • Breakfast
  • Bonfire in the evening
  • In-house music in the evening
  • 24 hrs doctor on call
  • Kids playing area
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Any meals other than breakfast
  • Any car or transport service
  • Meals for drivers or helpers (can be arranged for INR 100 per meal, per person or INR 250/- for buffet, per person
  • Additional adventure activities available at additional costs such as:
  • Rock climbing at INR 600/- per person
  • Rappelling at INR 600/- per person
  • Night trek at INR 700/- per person
  • Paragliding at INR 2600/- per person
  • Bike on hire for a day without petrol at INR 1400/-
  • Any personal expenses like additional meals, snacks, beverages
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
  • Insurance of any kind
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Adventure Camp in Tirthan Valley (9 days) (Ex-Mumbai)
Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
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Just as the summer heat begins to get unbearable, you'll be packing up and leaving the dusty city behind. Instead of sweating in humid metros, you'll be enjoying the pleasant weather of Himachal Pradesh. Here, the temperatures are at a pleasant 25-27 degrees all day, and can drop to 10 degrees at night. You'll spend your days exploring the green environs of the campsite, as well as trying out adventure sports like rappelling and river crossing, going bird-watching, eating picnic lunches by the river, and ambling down local trekking trails. In the evenings, you'll relax at the campsite as the night gets cold, and retire to bed in cosy tents. It's a perfect summer escape!
    Inclusions
  • 3rd AC train travel from Mumbai to Delhi and back
  • Non AC road travel from Delhi to campsite and back
  • Tented accommodation at campsite
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping mats
  • Toilet tents
  • All vegetarian meals during stay at campsite
  • Expert guidance for all adventure activities
  • First aid, medical backup
    Exclusions
  • Food during travel
  • Personal expenses like mineral water, cold drinks, laundry, etc.
  • Extra expenses incurred due to natural calamities or any unforeseen situations
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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