Mountaining Himachal
Travel Tips

It is necessary to adapt the skill before someone starts mountaineering activity. Techniques of climbing and safety measures to be remembered during the climbing is required. It helps to reduce any unwanted accidents during the time period. One must ensure their mental and physical health and strength which is required for the climbing. Participating in the mountaineering projects which is apt for your skill is important. All the mountain climbers must carry necessary woollen clothes, long innerwear, woollen socks, sunglass, sunscreen and climber’s boot. It is safe to keep a waterproof jacket and waterproof watch which is handy during the sudden rain which is common in the area. A first aid kit with important medicines need to be carried by all.

When to visit

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sprinkles Very Cold
  • 33° Max
  • -2° Min
  • 3 mm
  • Woollen
Route/ Place

The land of Gods of India is Himachal. This mesmerizing land is sandwiched between the peaks of the western Himalaya. Starting from high-altitude desert to dense greenery, everything is present within the region of Himachal. Roads are decorated with lines of apple orchards, unknown high land flowers and etc. The capital city Shimla was the summer capital for British Raj because of its enchanting climate. Huge number of travellers’ come to this place for the sheer love of Himalayan ranges standing around the zone with utmost proud. Himachal Pradesh is one of the state of India with capital Shimla lying south of Jammu-Kashmir. Mighty Ganga and fiery Indus took its birth from the glaciers of this Himalayan region.Other rivers like Beas, Sutlej took its turns and twists on the valleys of Himachal also. The state is divided into 12 districts which are equally popular to the visiting tourists of the world. Manali is famous for its opportunity to the mountaineering loving population. The area around the Manali is the hotspot for mountaineering activity due to its proximity to several mountable peaks. Snow kissed tall peaks can be seen from Manali also. Here, all types of peaks are present to give the opportunity to the beginners and experts both. Those starting their mountaineering activity can take the mission of climbing Friendship peak (5,289m) of PirPanjal range, Shitidhar (4,600m) and Patalsu (4,500m) in Manali. Experts can complete their delicacy by climbing HanumanTibba (5,930m), Beas Kund, Seven Sisters (4,500m), Mount Ladakhi (5,345m) of Manali and DeoTibba (6,001m). April to November is best season for mountaineering activity at this region. Some of the adventurous enthusiasts can take the job during December to March period also. Those interested in climbing the top peak of this world, Mount Everest can start their journey from this area.


It is important to carry necessary mountaineering equipment to avoid any hazards or accidents during mountaineering activity. Mountaineering gears like strong hiking shoes with good grips, mountaineering harness, climbing sling with locking carabineers, ice-axe, ice screws, climbing helmet with headlamp, nuts and hexels, telescopic ski-sticks, crampons, pulleys and ascenders, crampon accessories, quickdraws, Prussik loops, camping gear and equipment like sleeping bags, sleeping tents, cooking stoves, lamps, binoculars, navigation tools are required for mountaineering activity. Some of these equipment can be borrowed in exchange of money near Manali. One must check them before setting for the trip. Several agencies are offering help to solve this need in Manali. They offers mountaineering training also.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • Bhuntar airport is situated at a distance of 50kms from Manali. New Delhi airport is the closest international airport. Daily domestic flights are connecting New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chandigarh with Manali. Taxis are plying the option to take you at your destination outside the airport also. Private charter planes are available for Manali.
  • The Kalka railway station is the point near to Manali connecting the place with New Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur, Mumbai and other metro cities of India. There is a narrow gauge track in Manali going up to Jogindernagar.
  • Himachal is well connected with the capital city of India, New Delhi which is 552kms only. Chandigarh is 350kms away only. The Himachal Government is building roads to give the best travelling experience all around the state. Several state highways are in touch with National Highway 21. There are Volvo and other bus services available from Chandigarh, New Delhi and Dehradun.

Surrounding Attractions

Plethora of attractions are present to cater the demand of the visitors at this region. Himachal is offering high voltage delicacies to the travellers for uncountable years. Most of the travellers start their touring from Shimla. Shimla is the queen of Himachal covered by oak, pine and rhododendron forests. It offers the age old colonial charm left by British during their stay. Manali, Kullu, Spiti, Kasauli, Kangra, Chamba and Dalhousie are equally famous because of their shimmery presence within the lap of Himalaya. Valleys and the rivers along with the shining mountains are capturing the beauty of this region in the visitor’s mind without any stop for years. The soothing conjure of Rohtang Pass is one of the famous destination due to the high volume of ice present there.

Emergency No.

Police: 100

Emergency help: 108

Ambulance: 102

Manali Police Station: 044 - 23452788

HP Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.,

Ritz Annexe,

The Ridge Shimla-171001. 

Phone No: 0177-2652561, 2658302