Situated at an altitude of 2050 mts (6726 ft) above sea level in the western Himalayan range, at the northern end of the Kullu district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Manali is as close as it gets to paradise on earth. It is located on the banks of the Beas River.
Average temperature ranges from 10°C (50°F) to 26°C (79°F) during summer, and from −15°C (5°F) to 12°C (54°F) during winter. Average rainfall is about 45 mm (1.8 in) during the winter and spring months, increasing to around 115 mm (4.5 in) in summer as the monsoon approaches. Overall, Manali is quite pleasantly cool during summers, and cold during the winter months.
This small town, with a local population of just over 8000, is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh via the Rohtang Pass, and from there, to the Karakoram range further north. It also serves as the gateway to Lahaul & Spiti.
From simple day treks for beginners, easy jeep safaris for families, and camping trips for the young-at-heart, to long and intense high altitude mountaineering expeditions for veterans, and a whole range of other adventure activities like rock climbing, bouldering, canyoning, rappelling, white-water rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe trekking… this region offers it all.
And with Himalayan Caravan, you will discover the hidden sides of Manali and the unspoiled, lesser known parts of the western Himalayan region that no travel book has told you about!