When the mountains come calling – Trekking and camping in Manali

Known for its beautiful picturesque mountains, lush green vegetation, and cold vibes of the place, Manali is one of the best trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Trekking as a passion is growing among young adults. Especially for the people who love solace and serenity and finds calm in the heart of nature trekking is like an addiction so fulfilling that whenever they find a chance they pack their bags and leaves their home. 

Manali, the adventure capital of India is widely known for its beautiful treks. After Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starrer Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani portrayed the Manali trek to the Himalayas, trekking has seen a huge boost and is a matter of supreme excitement among young individuals. Trekking in Manali includes treks that are of high altitudes like Dev Tibba, Hampta pass, and Beas Kund. Rani Sui Lake Trek is one of the secret areas which is highly unexplored to date. This lake near Manali offers a beautiful landscape to the campsite area. Starting from Vashist we can reach Lamadugh to get water, food, and shelter. As one climbs up from Lama Dough peaks like Indrasan and Deo tibba can be seen. The best time to visit this place is in November which makes it more scenic due to the freshly landed snow mixing with grass. After reaching Khanpari Tibba, Rani Sui lake can be spotted in between mountains which is an easy yet long walk from there.

Manali is one of the stellar destinations which offer unbeatable trekking trails. Most of the popular treks of Himachal Pradesh start from the Manali region. Unlike the usual trekking destinations such as the Rohtang Pass, Hampta Pass, and others there are several unexplored trekking destinations. The Lambadug Trek has an altitude ranging at 3018metres which offers a mesmerizing view of Manali and distant views of the Manalsu glacier, the Dhauladhar, and Pirpanjal ranges not to forget the Rohtang Pass. The Goshal Village is another lesser-known trekking destination that starts from the Manu temple offering natural scenic beauty with wooden homes located along the way. Right before the Manu temple, there is a signboard that points toward the starting direction of the trek. Amongst the apple orchards and pine trees, there goes a narrow path leading to the Goshal village.

Jana waterfall is another simple trek situated in the quaint hamlet of Jana. Starting from the waterfall it is a short and easy hike that unfolds into a jaw-dropping view of the waterfall surrounded by snow-clad mountains that overlooks the deodar, pine trees, and apple orchards. Jana village is just 12kilometres away from Naggar. There is a 15 to 20 minutes hike from the Jana bus stop to Jana waterfall.

Another easy and secret getaway from the hustle and bustle of Manali is the Prini village. It is an easy trail. From the Banana temple, the trail will elevate towards the mountains and it would offer an amazing aerial view of Manali. The Rumsu trek is another beautiful trekking destination. A 45-minute drive from Manali leads to a steep gradient trek from Chakki Nala to Rumsu village.  People love the moderate hike through deodar forest and apple orchards, while crossing beautiful old wooden houses, rushing Beas, and lush greenery around.

These are some of the secret, lesser-known yet mesmerizing treks near Manali. The craze of the young generation to visit these trekking spots are immense. Trekking as an activity has seen an immense rise in the last few years

There are thus various types of camps like trekking, riverside camps, night camps, and adventure camps, one can never fall short on adventurous encounters, especially in December. The months from May to June is the best time to visit Manali. However, in December you 

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