Rockclimbing and Rappelling
The lure of Himalayas is irresistible for the mountaineers, as the Himalayas are the greatest range of mountains on earth, their beauty, vastness, fascination and mystery will always have an everlasting appeal for those who venture in this region. The captivating landscape, with an incomparable diversity of flora and fauna: Himalayas is regarded as the 'Mountaineers paradise' and, indeed, is a refreshing treat to the Mountaineers. Himalayas is the ultimate destination for a holiday, offering everything from short and easy excursions to the long challenges of the snowy peaks, invoking visions of the spectacular Himalayas, the lush meadows, green woodland and fragrant orchards.
Manali :- The area around Manali presently forms the core of mountaineering in Himachal. The Beas Kund region and lower reaches of the Hanuman Tibba (5,930m), the Manali and Shitidhar peaks around the source of the river Beas, and the Deo Tibba (6,001m) area, are suggested for beginners with some experience. Situated at the northern end of the kullu valley, Manali has spectacular views of snowcapped peaks and is Surrounded by towering peaks from all around. Manali's major asset is its proximity to the snowline. It has a flourishing orchard industry, a popular honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks as well as a great countryside ideal for adventure sport lovers.
The main season of Mountaineering & Rock Climbing in Himachal Pradesh ranges from April-November period, when the slopes of the Western Himalayas remain accessible. However, Mountaineering & Rock Climbing in Himachal Pradesh also takes place during the colder months of December to March as well.
Unlike mountain climbing, Rappelling is much safer and anyone with usual strength can participate in this. It is an exhilarating way to experience which require basic knowledge of the sport. Excellent terrain for the rappelling include Aleo, Shuru, Nehru Kund and Kothi.