Old Manali Bridge is a popular landmark in Manali.
Mangankot is a unique formation on the old Manali mountain, that is clearly visible from the left bank of Manali. The trail follows the Manalsu Nullah, as it meanders through thick pine and deodar forests and boasts some spectacular views of the valley below. As we trek to a height of nearly 3000 feet, the forest suddenly gives way to a gigantic glade cloaked in a wide variety of wildflowers in the spring and lush green grass through most of the year, where we can relax and enjoy a delicious pre-packed vegetarian lunch.
A moderately challenging trek through a route that is fairly unknown, this is the perfect spot to escape the throngs of tourists in Manali and take in expansive views of Pir Panjal.
IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip, so a minimum group size of 5 pax is required to make a booking. This will be a private trip, just for your group.
A very unique ice-cream scoop-like formation, Mangankot lies on the Old Manali mountain. The trail to Mangankot passes through enchanting mixed forests, and is peppered with carpets of wildflowers in pockets. Perfect for nature lovers, the area is home to many unique species of Himalayan birds.
Trek along cliffs and through dense mixed forests | Take in spectacular views of high Himalayan peaks | Photograph various species of Himalayan birds | Relax in meadows of wildflowers
We begin our trek from Old Manali, which is situated about 2 kms from Manali. The trail follows the gushing waters of the Manalsu Nullah and then ascends steeply to mixed forests of deodar and pine. We then trek on a small jungle track, and pass beautiful cliffs and some ancient trees en route. As we turn a corner, the forest suddenly gives way to to the expansive grassland at Mangankot which makes for a number of photo opportunities. This area is truly spectacular - a riot of wildflowers and a number of Himalayan birds can be spotted from here.
We spend some time relaxing and exploring the area before making our way back down to Manali after a wholesome lunch. The trek back down is much faster and we reach Manali by four in the evening.
Refund and cancellation:
If you cancel 45 days before the trip begins, 30% of the trip cost will be charged
If you cancel 30 days before the trip begins, 50% of the trip cost will be charged
If you cancel less than 30 days before the trip begins, or, are not present when the trip begins, no amount shall be refunded.
The trip leader's decision is final.
Participants have to respect the local culture and should not litter or deface natural structures/monuments.