Adventure sports are the foremost thing which click into mind when we visit Kullu – Manali in Himachal Pradesh. Manali is not only famous for its scenic delight but also for its extraordinary scope of adventure activities. Sports enthusiasts and adventure lovers should visit at least once during a year, because they can have a lot of fun frilled and thunderous time during their visit.
Adventure activity is limited not only to one frame of particular activity but it is related to various diversified activities right from Zorbing to Rafting and Angling to Paragliding. But People visit Manali basically for various trekking routes available here and the most famous them of all is Chandratal lake trek and Chandrakhani – Malana trek.
Chandratal is a glacial lake at 14600 feet above sea level which is located between Rohtang pass and Kunzum passes.It is a full day drive to the lake from Manali. People should carry along there own equipments, fooding etc because there is no habitation along the way. People can camp along the Chandratal lake which is approx. 14kms. in circumference. The Chandra river flows next too the lake. First day's trek is of 20 kms.in which one have to pass the little island type riverine known as Samudra Tapu, night camp will be at Topkogongma, one has to cross it next day early in the morning as it is too swollen ice melt streams along the way in the afternoon time. Third day you have to cross Baralacha glacier which is the sorc of Chandra river, this day will be more enjoyable and more then gentle. Finally reaching on this day to Baralacha pass at 16400 ft. above sea le el. After this trek you will reach on Manali – Leh road, much easier to came back from here onwards by hiring a car etc.
The second most interesting trek is Chandrakhani – Malana trek.In which one had pass through Beas Valley to Parbati Valley going through Malana village known to be a oldest democratic village of the world. The trek will begin from Rumsu which 6kms. above Naggar village. Climbing from Rumsu through dense forests of cedar, spruce and oaks. One can have fascinating view of Pir Panjal valley from there. First day halt will be at Chaklani at 3300 mtr. below the chandrakhani pass. Chandrakhani is one of the most beautiful Passes in the state of Himachal Pradesh with wide snow covered slopes leading up to it and a thick carpet of birch, spruce and bhojpatra on chich ancient manuscripts were used to written upon. Beyond the pass lies legendary village of Malana ruled by Devta Jamlu. People obey Jamlu devta by heart and soul and inspires total obedience. Malana is having its own unique culture, custom and religion. Third day trek will take to till Rasol village and then to Chalal. Final day trek will be of only 2 kms. through Parbati and crossing over a bridge at Kasol village, the road will lead you to Bhuntar in Kullu valley from there onwards people can go towards Mandi- Chandigarh, can came back to Kullu-Manali or can board into Plane at Bhuntar airport.
If people want have much more fun then they can opt for white water rafting at Pirdi or can head towards Great Himalayan National Park which is approximately 25kms. from Bhuntar for Tirthan – Sainj trek. For this trek one has to take permission from the forest department at Shamshi just 1km. from Bhuntar.
More fun and more excitement is awaiting at Kullu-Manali, choices are numerous but the decision has to be taken by your adventurous and fun craving body and mind.