Manali trekking is rich in its scenic splendor. The region offers numerous trekking routes that are clearly well defined as well as unbeaten tracks that attract the more enthusiasts of the lot. Trekking in Manali offers marvelous routes through the rocky terrain, alpine meadows or even the dense forests and sanctuaries. The mountain ranges form several connectors or passes that are favorite to the trekkers.
Himalayas are a challenge for brave and spirited people. The most natural way of exploring the wonders of Himalaya is trekking. Trekking infuses a feeling of comradeship, self reliance besides inculcating a sense of perseverance. The vast expanse to the highest mountain chain sheer magnitude of its snowy heights and indefinable feeling of joy and elation that they evoke in the mind of a trekker, make a trek in the Himalaya an experience to be remembered.
The trails in Manali pass by the pristine lakes, apple orchards, flowering grasslands and small hamlets. Trekking in summer is really special with a riot of colors as the flowers come in full bloom across Manali. Trekkers can experience the bounty of nature and the rich flora and fauna as one takes the popular trails through the Beas Kund, Manali-Hamta Pass, Pin Parvati Pass, Kinner Kailash circuit, Sar pass, Chanderkhani Pass, Deo Tibba Base Camp , Chandertal Lake, Bal Taal lake, and Barlachala.
Manali also offers high altitude trekking for the experienced trekkers. One such track commencing in Manali passes through Marsu, Balu Gyra, Shea Gharu, Chhatru, Chhota Dara, Bataal lake, Chandra Taal lake, Topko Yongma, Topko Gongmo, Baralachala and returns back to Manali. This route exposing one to an elevation till 4, 800 meters above sea level, is blessed with excellent halts, a varied landscape and amazing glacial views.
The best time of the year to engage in Manali trekking is between the months of June and October. Trekking in Manali may be harsh during the winter months due to the extreme chilly conditions and snowfall.