Rafting in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

Rafting in Manali

When the summer months roll around, the best way to escape the heat is by rafting in Manali. The Himalayan rivers are some of the best when it comes to river rafting. Just strap yourselves in and get ready to battle the raging rapids. As you navigate through the mountains, you will be witness through some of the most glorious scenic views amidst the rapids.

Rafting in Manali on the Beas

The Beas river runs past Kullu, fed by the melting glaciers and snow in the mountains, and is clear and blue under the sunny Himachal skies. Rafting in Manali is suitable for beginners and non-swimmers, thanks to the easy to moderate grade rapids on the rafting stretch. During your Manali rafting, you'll raft down a pristine river, with pine trees and mountain views all around, and do battle with some of the most famous rapids like S Bend Beta and Gamma.

Rafting in Manali: What to expect

Most Manali rafting trips take you along a fun 7 or 14 kms stretch and are great fun for a day activity near Manali. You'll begin your rafting adventure in Pirdi, from where you'll get to battle rapids ranging from Grade II to III for almost two hours.

Rafting in Manali: A typical itinerary

Rafting near Manali is open all day, from 10:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs, although it is advisable to go in the first half so that you don’t have to wait long. You have to report to Pirdi near the Water Sports Centre, and will be assigned your boats and gear. You'll receive a short briefing about the Manali rafting stretch, and will be given an introduction to the equipment by your instructor. After that, you board the rafts and set out on the Beas river. The rapids are thrilling, and you have almost two full hours of rafting near Manali. Do your best!

What to carry for Manali rafting

For rafting in Manali, you don’t need to carry much. Apply sunscreen before you start, and keep all your valuables behind. If you’re wearing sunglasses, make sure they have a strap to keep them around your neck. You’ll be provided with all the required equipment and safety gear for your Manali rafting trip.

Best season for Manali rafting

Rafting in Manali begins as early as April, and extends all the way till June, once the monsoons start. This is a great time for Manali rafting: the skies are blue, the weather is pleasant and sunny, and the orchards and valleys are lush and green.

Top rafting trips in Manali

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Rafting trip in Kullu
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The Beas river runs past Kullu, fed by the melting glaciers and snow in the mountains, and is clear and blue under the sunny Himachal skies. This Kullu rafting trip takes you along a fun 14 kms stretch and is great fun for a day activity near Manali. You'll begin your rafting adventure in Pirdi, from where you'll get to battle rapids ranging from Grade II to III for almost two hours.
    Inclusions
  • One rafting session of 14 kms (2 hours)
  • All equipment necessary for adventure activities
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Any transport to and from the the rafting point
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
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Rafting+camping in Kullu
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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The Beas river runs past Kullu, fed by the melting glaciers and snow in the mountains, and is clear and blue under the sunny Himachal skies. This Kullu rafting trip takes you along a fun 14 kms stretch and is a great adventure activity near Manali. You'll begin your rafting adventure in Pirdi, from where you'll get to battle rapids ranging from Grade II to III for almost two hours. You'll camp in a picturesque campsite near Kullu, surrounded by greenery and nature.

NOTE: If you're going rafting on Day 2 after check-out, you are welcome to store your bags at the campsite until after your rafting trip is over.
    Inclusions
  • One night accommodation in twin or triple sharing tents
  • Attached washroom
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2
  • Transfer to and from rafting start and end point
  • One rafting session of 14 kms (2 hours)
  • All equipment necessary for adventure activities
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any additional meals or beverages
  • Any personal expenses like snacks, laundry, tips, phone calls, etc
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