• Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination highlights

    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

    Activity Details




    7 kms

    6 hours

    7 km

    Trip details
  • Enjoy a scenic trek to Mangankot

    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.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Old Manali

    Old Manali

    08:30 AM


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  • Cancellation policy

    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.

    Rules on trip

    The trip leader's decision is final.

    Participants have to respect the local culture and should not litter or deface natural structures/monuments.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The supplier will accept no liability for any damage, losses and expenses suffered by any client as a result of sickness, quarantine, weather conditions, war, strikes, riots or any other cause outside our control.

    Any damage, other than that attributable to fair wear and tear, to the equipment by the participants will be billed to the participant.

    In the event of any dispute, all matters will be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the courts of Himachal and the prevailing law of India shall prevail.

    While maximum efforts are made to ensure the safety of the participant, the supplier, their management or employees will not be responsible for injuries of any nature, mental or physical, whether caused directly or indirectly due to any adventures or their allied activities.
    • Manali Mangankot Mountains Adventure
    • Manali Mangankot Mountains Adventure
    • Manali Mangankot Mountains Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes


    • Nutritious, high calorie vegetarian food (pre-packed lunch)

    • Guide and co-guide
    • Transport to and from the road head - Manali to Old Manali and return


    • Any expenses of a personal nature like phone calls etc.

    • Any hotel accommodations
    • Day packs (we expect participants to carry their own packs with their personal belongings for the whole trek)
    • Extra food apart from the pre-packed lunch provided
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking Shoes (with a thick, hard sole and ankle support)
    • Pants (ideal are the quick dry light weight synthetic pant or track pants)
    • Tshirt- full-sleeved cotton t-shirts are preferable (you can also choose to wear t-shirts with collars, as they offer extra protection for the neck from sun burns)
    • Synthetic fleece jacket - 1 pair
    • Wind proof/water proof jacket - 1 pair
    • Raincoat/Poncho (make sure it is something that will cover your daypack and camera too)
    • Warm beanie (make sure it is something that covers your ears). You can also use buffs, scarfs etc. in addition to your beanie.
    • Gloves - lightweight, synthetic gloves made of fleece or woolen gloves
    • Sun cap/hat- 1
    • Sun glasses with good UV protection
    • Not to wear - Denims/jeans
    • Sports shoes
    • Woolen socks
    • Brightly coloured clothing

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • This is a fairly easy one-day trek that doesn't require any trekking equipment. Participants can carry a trekking pole if required.

    You need to get

    • Day pack (15 - 20 litre capacity) which you will use to carry your camera, water bottle, trail layers, trail food etc.
    • One extra pair of socks
    • Toiletries - sunscreen SPF 40+, moisturizer, lip balm, soap, toilet paper
    • Headlamp/torch
    • Camera
    • Water Bottle- ideally keep two bottles of 1 litre each
    • Trekking Pole (optional)
    • Plastic packing covers (please pack all your gear in waterproof plastic bags so that your clothes etc. do not get wet)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry personal and prescribed medicines.
    • We recommend carrying Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS)
    • Crocin - 6 tablets (fever)
    • Avomine – 4 tablets (motion sickness)
    • Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (allergies)
    • Combiflam – 4 tablets (pain killer)
    • Disprin – 6 tablets (headache)
    • Norflox TZ and Lomofen – 6 tablets each (diarrhea)
    • Digene - 10 tablets (acidity)
    • Omez/Rantadine – 10 tablets (antacids)
    • Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
    • Gauze - 1 small roll
    • Band aid – 10 strips
    • Cotton – 1 small roll
    • ORS – 10 packets
    • Betadine or any antiseptic cream
    • Moov spray (aches, and sprains)
    • Any other specific personal or prescribed medication.