Snow Trek in Manali

Go on a short and easy trek near Manali and explore the popular snowy mountains of Himachal. On a 4-day itinerary, you'll go hiking through the alpine forests near Manali and enjoy the sprawling cover of pristine, white snow. Have snowball fights, slide down mountain slopes and play with the snow to your heart's content. At night, you'll sleep in tents pitched near charming, hillside villages with views of tall mountain peaks on the horizon.

This snow trek in Manali is perfect for families or groups of friends looking to get the essential experience of an easy, snow trek on a short itinerary.

Destination

The unparalleled beauty of Manali's pine wood trees and gentle green hills is widely popular across travellers. In the months of winter, the pristine snow of the mountains turns the entire valley into a nature lover's paradise, giving a touch of serenity to the hill-station's already gorgeous forests. Snow capped peaks in the distance, the gushing cold rivers and alpine forests with cooing birds are a few attractions that winter travellers to Manali can't miss. This snow trek in Manali combines this experience into a short and easy trek for everyone.

Destination highlights

Enjoy a snow-filled vacation in Manali. | Go on a short winter trek near Manali. | Spend the night in tents at scenic campsites. | Get amazing views of snow-capped mountains.

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7800

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28 kms

7 hrs

7 kms

Majnu Ka Tila Bus Stand, New Delhi at 17:00 hrs

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Majnu Ka Tila Bus Stand, New Delhi at 08:00 hrs

Volvo AC semi-sleeper

Rumsu

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17:00

08:00

Arrive at Majnu ka Tila bus stand in time for the 17:00hrs bus to Patlikuhal. It's an overnight bus journey in an AC Volvo semi-sleeper. You will arrive in Patlikuhal early next morning, where you will be picked up and driven to the Rumsu campsite.

Overnight in transit

You will spend a night in an AC Volvo semi-sleeper. Dinner will not be provided, but the bus will stop at 1-2 locations for dinner. Don't forget to carry cash for the same.

Food

None

Veg | Jain

Day 1 Milestone

Delhi

Rumsu

17:00 PM

You will register at the base camp and rest before you begin your acclimatization trek to Naggar. You will have a few hours to explore the historic location and its temples, galleries and more. Then, you will trek back to the Rumsu campsite and spend your night in tents.

Overnight in tents at Rumsu.

Trek from Rumsu to Naggar and back. You'll be accommodated in tents at Rumsu. You'll be given a sleeping bag for a restful night's sleep on all days. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Snacks | Dinner

Veg | Jain

Day 2 Milestone

Rumsu

Rumsu

07:00 AM

Trek from Rumsu to the Sterling campsite over a steep trail that takes you deeper into the woods. The Sterling camp is pitched on dark green meadows amidst the alpine forests. The mountain slopes are often laden with inches of snow here, allowing you to have snowball fights and slide down snowfields to your heart's content. Overnight in tents at Sterling.

Overnight in tents at Sterling camp.

Trek from Rumsu to Sterling camp. You'll be accommodated in tents at Sterling camp. The campsite will be equipped with common kitchen/dining tent to serve and prepare meals as well as dry-pit style washroom tents. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Snacks | Dinner

Veg | Jain

Day 3 Milestone

Rumsu

Sterling camp

07:00 AM

Begin your descent back to Rumsu early in the day. With morning views of the hills, you'll return to Rumsu and leave for Manali in a private bus or similar vehicle. You will reach the iconic town and have some time to explore famous locations and enjoy the local cuisine. By 17:00 hrs, you will have to assemble at Mall Road to meet your fellow trekkers and guide, and board your vehicles back to the Rumsu campsite. Overnight at the Rumsu Campsite.

Overnight in tents at Rumsu.

Trek from Sterling camp to Rumsu and then drive to Manali. Spend your day exploring the city and spend your night in tents at Rumsu. You'll be given a sleeping bag for a restful night's sleep on all days. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Snacks | Dinner

Veg | Jain

Day 4 Milestone

Sterling camp

Rumsu

07:00 AM

Today is a fun-packed day for all the adventure junkies in the group! Your day starts with a ride to Dobhi, where you can try your hand at paragliding or river rafting in the Kullu valley at an additional cost, or, if you're not up for it, you can relax at the base camp and soak in the pristine Himalayan views around you. By 18:00 hrs, you will bid goodbye to the mountains and board your buses back to Delhi.

Overnight in transit

You will spend the night in a Volvo AC semi-sleeper on your way back to Delhi.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch

Veg | Jain

Day 5 Milestone

Rumsu

Delhi

07:00 AM

You will reach Delhi by 08:00 hrs and continue your own journey home. Your trip ends as you arrive in Delhi.

Your trip ends by 08:00 hrs.

Your trip ends as you reach Delhi by 08:00 hrs.

Food

Veg | Jain

Day 6 Milestone

Delhi

Delhi

08:00 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • Travel arrangements from Delhi to Manali and back
  • Accommodation in tents 
  • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
  • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
  • All meals from breakfast on day 2 to lunch on day 5
  • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
  • All government permits and charges
  • All applicable taxes

Excludes

  • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, natural calamities etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, extra meals or beverages, apparel or gear etc.
  • Any item not mentioned in inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Trekking shoes
  • Fleece jackets/padded jackets
  • Trek pants
  • Full sleeve t-shirts/shirts
  • Thermals (Top and bottom)
  • Water-proof hand gloves
  • Woollen and sports socks
  • Sweater
  • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets and jewellery
  • Hard luggage such as trolley, suitcases etc

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Transport between Rumsu and Manali in a private bus or similar vehicle
  • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bag, mattress
  • Common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent

You need to get

  • Rucksack
  • Torch/headlamp
  • Water bottle
  • Light towels
  • Govt-issued ID card
  • Personal toiletries
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Sunglasses

Medical Kit

  • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit for this trip.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made more than 20 days before departure date of the snow trek in Manali: 80% refund.

For cancellations made 20 days or less before departure date of the snow trek in Manali: no refund.

In case of no show: no refund.

All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

Rules on trip

Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the snow trek in Manali.

Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the snow trek in Manali.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this snow trek in Manali for the safety of travellers and staff. Unforeseen circumstances such as unpredictable weather conditions that result in a forced change in itinerary. Any costs arising due to such unforeseen circumstances are borne by the traveller.

The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any accident or mishap during the snow trek in Manali.