When you think about planning a vacation, Himachal Pradesh is probably the first state that comes to your mind, and rightly so, because visiting Himachal Pradesh is an event of your life. It has something for everyone be it, adventure lovers, honeymooners, nature lovers, history and culture lovers, or spiritual seekers. Himachal Pradesh has so much to offer that it is almost impossible to visit each and every incredible place, therefore you need someone to help you with the places that you need to visit on your first trip to Himachal Pradesh. So, here are 10 adventure spots that you must not miss,
Let’s start with the best place for trekking. Spiti is one of the coldest places in our country, with wide roads and valleys, mountains covered with snow, and crowded with fellow trekkers. It attracts a large number of tourists every year, specifically trekkers due to its long and wide trails. It is also perfect for camping, mountain biking, cycling, rafting, and jeep safari. Make sure to have Spiti on your mind while deciding on which Himachal Packages to take.
If you like adventures that are more subtle and will give you more peace of mind and clear headspace, Narkanda is the best place for you. It is located at an altitude of 2708 meters above sea level and overlooks beautiful valleys and mountain peaks. The best time to visit this place is in summer because in summertime the beauty of this town is at its peak with apple orchards, green fields, and dense forests. You can go camping or take nature walks to cleanse your body and soul, or you can go trekking and skiing and experience this Himalayan range at its finest.
Great Himalayan National Park
If you truly want to have a peek into wildlife, Great Himalayan National Park should be on top of the list of the next places to visit. With over 1000 plant species, 209 bird species, and 31 mammal species, this place has its position as UNESCO World Heritage Site, with an altitude of 1500 meters to 6000 meters. You can go trekking on popular trek trails like Tirthan valley to Rakhundi Trek, Sainj Valley to Raktisar Trek, Morahani Trek, and Sainj Valley to Homkhani Trek, Shrikhand Mahadev Trek. You can also go bird watching, camping, and on safari.
The most famous adventurous sports that you will find in Khajjiar are paragliding, zorbing, and horse riding. The Best time to visit this place is also in summer because you can only do zorbing where there is little to no snow. One of the most visited places here is Khajjiar lake, so you can also go there to add a little extra fun to your trip.
Manali offers all the adventure sports you can imagine like horse riding, river rafting, paragliding, and skiing, but the most fascinating one is zorbing. Zorbing is essentially going inside a big inflated balloon and rolling down here and there. And don’t worry about your safety because the trainers there are well experienced and experts. Manali has a range for everyone from newbies to experienced, granted you are willing to have an adventurous and thrilling experience. If you are a newbie, you can try hiking, mountain biking, zorbing, jeep safari, river crossing, snow scooter, and many more. On the other hand, if you are someone that needs more thrills to satisfy the adventurer in you, you can try snowboarding, rock climbing, bungee jumping, paragliding, skiing, angling, etc.
Rohtang Pass is at the top of the mountain, therefore all adventurous sports that are done on mountains are done here. These sports include ice skating, paragliding, snow-scooting, skiing, heli-skiing, and mountain biking. Opposite Narkanda and Khajjiar, the best time to visit Rohtang Pass is in winter, because all the sports can be played only when the surface is covered with snow. But don’t worry it is covered with snow half the year.
Now, this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, especially if you are on a family vacation. It is a place for those who don’t shy away from doing some risky adventures and using their body strength. Hampta Pass has a testing and challenging trek of about 26 km which takes almost 4 to 5 days to finish. During the trek, you will find yourself surrounded by breathtaking scenery and an abundance of nature.
Bir Billing is the paragliding capital of India and is one of the best places in the whole country that offers paragliding. Bir Billing also hosts the World Paragliding Championship each year. With an altitude of 800 meters, paragliding here is once in a lifetime experience. Trained experts are present there the whole time and are always ready to cater to their customer’s requests specifically if you are a newbie.
Bhrigu Lake is one lake of its kind because it changes colors from shades of blue to green. At the start of the week, the color of the lake is royal blue but it slowly turns emerald green by the end of the week. It is fascinating to watch a lake change its color every week. It is situated at a high altitude of 14,000 feet above sea level which also makes for a good trek trail.
River rafting in the Chamba provides sightseeing and adventure at the same time. While river rafting in Mcleod Ganj, you will come around many Tibetan monasteries and architecture. And it is also perfect for less experienced rafters as it has grade 2 and grade 3 rafting. Mcleod Ganj also has a Flying fox which is perfect for young and old people alike. From 15-20 feet above the ground, while hanging from the cable connected to your waist, you will witness the beauty of this Himalayan Range.