Multi Activity Holidays
Our Multi Activity holidays are aimed at adventurous families or groups of friends that have a desire to test themselves in a mountain environment. This trip will take you to every corner, rock and cloud in the Kullu Valley and leave you desperate to return and try again. Alongside the adrenaline of the activities, the trip also includes glimpses into the fascinating culture of India and a look a the local customs of the Himalayan folk.
Difficulty - 3/5 Stars
Duration - 12 Days
Dates - May 5th - 16th, May 19th - 30th, June 1st - 12th, Sept 24th - Oct5th
Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
You will be met by one of our representatives at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the city.
Day 2 - Delhi to Manali
We will spend the morning taking in some of the sights of Delhi. This famous old city has many sites of historical importance and interest. We will be visiting sites such as India Gate and the impressive Red Fort. In the evening we will catch an overnight bus to Manali.
Day 3 - Manali
Today you'll have plenty of time to relax after the journey and see some of the sights of Manali, we'll visit Hadimba temple, Vashisht village and Manu Temple.
Day 4 - A Walk up the Valley of the Gods
We start our activities today with an easy stroll up the beautiful Kullu Valley. The walk starts in the tourist village of Old Manali and takes us through several traditional villages and apple orchards before arriving at Solang. It’s a fairly easy walk with only a small increase in altitude and will take us around 4 hours. We will come back to Manali by jeep in the afternoon.
Day 5 - Rafting the Beas River/Canyoning
We take to the water today with a descent down the mighty Beas River. We drive down the valley for a short while to get to the best part of the river for rapids. The descent will take around three hours and will take in several rapids and gorges. All safety equipment and a full briefing are provided before we enter the rafts and all the guides are chosen on their experience and qualifications. Depending on the time of the year and the level of the river, we may take the option of canoeing instead. We will travel a short distance to a newly opened canyon and spend the day sliding, abseiling and jumping our way down the gorge.
Day 6 - Rock Climbing and Abseiling
The Kullu Valley is just starting to become one of the best places in the world to go climbing. There are enormous opportunities for exploration and opening up of the cliffs around here. We will visit one of the local crags that offer a wide range of climbing grades and try our hand at climbing up and abseiling down. One of our guides has developed many of these climbs so his knowledge will make the day much more interesting.
Days 7 + 8 - Trekking the Himalayas
We will head off for a two day trek somewhere above the valley now. There are many different treks in the area that are perfect for a short trip and we’ll choose whichever will offer the best views and conditions at the time. The treks in the area can be busy during many times of the year and we’ll use our local knowledge to take you where the crowds don’t roam. The first day will see us climb up and out of the valley, usually camping around 3500m. The next day we will spend most of our time above the snowline and descend to the valley floor in time for a hot bath in the natural hot springs of Vashisht.
Day 9 - Relaxing in the Valley
Today we rest and relax after the trek. We’ll visit some of the sights of the Kullu Valley during the day, taking a jeep to see the amazing wooden Naggar Castle and some of the centuries old temples in the surrounding villages.
Day 10 - Soaring the Skies
The last day of activities sees us head back to Solang and take to the skies with the aid of a para-glider. We will fly for around 25 minutes above the green and lush Solang Valley. You should be able to see the high mountain lakes of Beas Kund and Brighu and may even get a flight with the many vultures and eagles that soar around the valley. After your flight you have the day to enjoy some of the other activities in the valley. Zorbing (rolling down a hill in an inflatable ball!!), pony trekking and bouldering are also available there. And of course, more short treks.
Day 11 - Manali, Delhi by overnight bus
The morning is free to do as you please and in the late afternoon we board a bus back to Delhi. This comfortable bus will travel through the night and arrive in Delhi the following morning.
Day 12 - Depart Delhi
After arriving in Delhi you will be taken to a hotel for the day. The use of the rooms is yours for the day and in the evening there will be a transfer to the airport.
Notes - Minimum age 14 years. A good level of fitness is required for this trip.