Best Manali Rafting Packages
While here, you can also go for treks, Burma bridge, zip line, etc.
Activity location: Luhri
Start Point/End Point: Luhri to Chaba
Activity timing: 1.5 hours; 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Batch size: 2 to 5 people
About Rafting Adventure at Tattapani:
With the accurate blend of adventure and beauty, make your day an entertaining and unforgettable one by enjoying the thrilling rafting experience at Tattapani. Feel the thrill of the chilled waters of Satluj River, facing Grade 3-4 rapids while enjoying the rafting activity.
Check-In Time: 11:00 AM
Check-Out Time: 10:30 AM
Take a break from the daily hustles and help yourself breathe some fresh air through this soothing camping experience near Manali. The campsite stands out from the rest because of its terrace and garden. Besides, its striking location is in fact a cherry on the cake.
Comfortable and well maintained alpine tents are arranged for the overnight stay. Guests can use the in-house cafe for enjoying some lip-smacking dishes. You can also grab a coffee and sit back at the garden enjoying the magnificent view of the valley while you spot numerous paragliders having their bit of enjoyment at this heavenly destination. The campsite is equipped with all the basic amenities like an in house cafe, free parking space, common washroom facility, power backup, indoor and outdoor games.
After relishing the day's tranquility, the next morning it will be time for some good adrenaline rush. With proper briefing and instructor guidance, the rafting session of around 7 km is going to commence which would last for around 35 to 45 minutes.
How to Reach?
Activity Location: Beas River, Kullu
Rafting in Kullu Timings: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Kullu Rafting Duration: 20 mins - 25 mins
About Rafting in Kullu:
Kullu-Manali is famous for its beautiful mountains and lush green forests along with various adventure activities. Amongst them, river rafting is one of the most famous adventure activities conducted in the Beas river.
The river offers 6 grades of rapids that you will be facing throughout the activity. Enjoy the exciting river rafting activity in the Himalayan waters as an experience worth cherishing.
Note: A minimum of 2 people are required to book the package.
Timings - You can avail the activity anytime between 10:00 AM and 04:00 PM
Book river rafting and paragliding in Manali thrilling combo of adventure activities and get your adrenaline rushing. Kullu, the sister town of Manali, is popular for the many activity options it has. Among these, rafting and paragliding are the most famous ones.
Reach the location for rafting on your own. Facilities for storing your baggage is available before you go for the activity. Enjoy a 7 km stretch of rafting of the river Beas which would last for around 30 minutes. You will be well equipped with all the safety gear. Experienced instructors will be accompanying you throughout the activity. The gushing water of the river makes it even more adventurous.
Once the exciting rafting session is done, you will have to proceed to the paragliding landing site. Shared transportation (around 20 to 30 minutes) from the rafting point until the take-off site will be provided. Breathe in the fresh air as you gear up for this once in a lifetime experience.
Dhobi, the take-off site, offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape. Gears and equipment for the activity have been imported from France in order to ensure safety. A certified and highly experienced pilot will be guiding you through this 10-minute flight. The cool breeze, views of the majestic Himalayas, the sheer feel of flying and getting a bird's eye view - all of it makes it an absolutely magical experience altogether. You will also be able to capture this moment of your life in an action camera for the future.
This combo is suitable for the age group of 16 to 45 years.
How to Reach for River Rafting And Paragliding In Manali?
It is located at about 40 km from Mall Road, Manali and you can reach here by either taking public transport or by hiring a private cab.
Camping Location: Prini, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Check-In Time on Day 1: 10:00 AM
Check-Out Time on Day 2: 11:00 AM
About the Camping, Rafting & Adventure Activities At Manali:
The campsite is nestled across snow capped mountains that is surrounded by the lower altitude grassy fields. The campsite is nearby to the many attractions like Manu temple, Mall road etc. and there are several nature trails that originates from the campsite.
Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM on day 2
Location: Solang Valley
This camping tour brings in the ultimate experience of adventure in the very well-known Solang Valley, alongside a comfortable stay. The Swiss tent stay provides all that one can require for a memorable and complete stay, including clean and hygienic washrooms on a double sharing basis. The travellers need not worry about the electricity and power sockets in these natural tents. One can gaze the beautiful stars all day long or listen to the sweet voice of birds chirping or indulge in various games in the immense plethora of nature. The campsite is an ideal destination to be at on weekends or even on days when one feels like being detached from the ever-busy life of metro cities
The tour package has a lot to offer for adventure enthusiasts; travellers can indulge in a wide range of adventure activities like river crossing, rafting, waterfall hiking, zip line which can be availed at a minimal distance from the campsite. The rafting activity inclusive in the tour package is a recreational sport with the availability of specialised instructors. The Asian meals served at the campsite add a special effect to the natural vibe of the stay and one must experience intaking meals amidst the beautiful plethora of nature. Also, enjoying a bonfire in the evening in the beautiful Solang Valley, under billions of stars is a soothing experience to witness.
The tour package is thus a perfect combination of calm and yet thrilling exotic moments.
How to Reach?
The location of the tour is about 40 minutes away from Mall Road, Manali.
Guide to Rafting in Manali
Best Time for Rafting in Manali
River rafting in Manali can be done throughout the year. However, it is advisable for all tourists not to plunge in rafting activities during the peak monsoon months. The Beas river is in full swing during the months of July and September and the high currents can cause any life-risking accidents. The extreme cold conditions during the winter months with the freezing temperature can also turn out to be unsuitable for river rafting.
Though you can avail of the thrilling activity anytime between February to October (barring the rainy season), Manali rafting is highly enjoyed during the warmer seasons. Thus, April to June happens to be the ideal time when hordes of enthusiasts flock to Manali to capture some gripping memories. The rafting stretch nearly 20 km long is comparatively safer than the other rivers. So plunge in and experience the thrill of a lifetime.
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Rafting in Manali Cost
Scan through the Rafting in Manali cost and get amazed by the exciting offers. The cost depends on factors like the route chosen, the group size and the number of partakers during the season.
There are two types of packages:
1) One is called ‘Short rafting in Manali' this covers a distance of 7km. It is a very popular and less time-consuming rafting experience in the River Beas.
2) The other package is known as ‘Long rafting in Manali’, which covers a stretch of 14km in the River Beas. For those who are solely seeking adventure, long white river rafting is the best option. They also proffer a lot of options, wherein you could combine rafting with other activities and make the deal much more economical. Couples and honeymooners can also avail some exciting offers.
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Classification of Rapids
Water rafting is one excursion that is best suited for water-rich rivers and Beas River in Kullu-Manali corridor is an idyllic stretch for conquering all your rafting fears. While beginners can kick-start their rafting expedition in Grade II rapids near Raison and Babeli. The river stretches between 2.5-3.5km offering comfortable Grade II levels.
The adventurists who are pro in rafting or have had rafting experience can embark on Grades III and Grades IV levels stretching to a sprawling length of around 7 – 14km near Pirdi region. Manali River rafting guarantees you with a nerve-wrenching experience. So, if this is your first time rafting experience we provide you in detail description of the grades that you are likely to encounter while white water rafting in Manali.
Get prepared to float your raft through harsh waters. Develop your group and prepare up with all the wellbeing ropes as while paddling through these evaluations you may need to take a shot at your moving procedure in light of the fact that the rapids are going to get somewhat harsh from here.
The minute you enter this level, you will be invited by foaming white water. Prepare yourself as you are liable to meet sudden drops. Beat the little waves ascending to a height, keeping in mind that your end goal is to lead forward with no tumbling.
While moving through these evaluations, ensure you have a superior procedure arranged in terms of balancing your raft - develop your team work for an exciting river rafting in Manali.
Once you enter this level, the heights and the size of the waves becomes irregular. Long and vibrant rapids test your rafting skills. Also, get ready to encounter an array of obstacles including rocks and strong eddies.
While encountering grade IV during Manali river rafting expedition you might need an experienced guide that is why this grade is best suited to professional rafters or who had any prior experience with the said grade level.
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Safety Measures for Manali Rafting
Around 41 authoritatively enlisted rafting offices are situated along the Kullu Valley. Drop points start 20 km south of Manali close to Katrain, and stretch out to the city further reaching the Kullu region. All the river rafting expeditions in Manali are overseen and supervised by experts and experienced staff who have ample experience and training in handling any emergency situations as well.
Their skill set ensures that your security is the most astounding need for them. While whitewater rafting in Manali you will be advised about all the required Do's and Don'ts of rafting. The principal guideline of rafting is to get prepared with all the security robes, for example, life jackets and helmets.
However, these mandatory requirements are for your safety and do not ensure 100% safety but it is highly recommended that you strictly follow all the security codes before you dive into the water.
Ensure that you are comfortably dressed in order to stay away from any obstacle while indulging in white water rafting in Manali. The various rafting procedures and swimming system will be advised to you on site as well.
We understand the thrill of embarking on an adventure activity, but it is highly recommendable that you pay attention to the briefing and all the instructions that your instructor will tell you on site, also, it is wise enough to clear all your doubts regarding the techniques and procedures required in rafting before itself than while you are undertaking the activity.
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Things to Carry for River Rafting in Manali
It is always a good habit to be well decked up with all necessary things that could come handy while you prep up for river rafting in Manali. Also, all the rafting cap sites are located right on the banks of the river, thus, you might not able to purchase any much-needed item right on the spot.
Below listed are some of the essentials that you should carry so as to avoid any unannounced peril.1) Valid Identity Proof: It is always sensible to carry a valid Identity proof since rafting is an adventure sport, you will be required to provide your valid identity. Also, for various grades certain age bar is mandatory, thus, to have an obstacle-free Manali river rafting experience, you are expected to carry a current and valid ID proof.
2) All luggage to be carried in a ruck-sack – Pack light and travel light is the mantra of happy and safe travelling. Make sure that you pack everything in a backpack so that your hands are free.
3) A handy water bottle – Adventure sports may lead to dehydration so ensure you have an adequate amount of drinking water to keep you going. It is advisable to carry a water bottle (3 litres at least) so as to avoid any discomfort.
4) A Swiss/knife – Rafting in Manali is no doubt an adventure excursion – you might be at times need to inflate the raft or any other requirement. To meet the instant need of the time, a Swiss knife is something that always comes handy and is an essential commodity of an adventurist’s backpack. For a perfect adventurous experience, be prepared with all handy gears.
5) A Good quality and sturdy pair of walking shoes/ chappals/floaters – For adventurous activities, the first rule is to wear comfortable shoes and while rafting there is a danger of waves pulling you out of the raft. Ensure your feet are properly tucked in comfortable shoes. You will also be briefed about the appropriate footwear- so make sure you are well-prepared for any kind of requirement.
6) Extra pair of clothes – There is no second guessing that you will be getting thoroughly drenched; pack some extra clothing that you can put on the post you’re rafting in Manali. Make sure you pack something light such as T-shirt and shorts so that you do not face any discomfort while carrying the wet clothes back.
7) Sunglasses and a cap/hat – Manali is no doubt a hill-station, but daytimes might get sunny depending on the season of travel that you have opted for. It is advisable to have a proper headgear so as to protect yourself from the harsh sun.
8) Rain jacket – There is nothing more unpredictable than weather that too in hill-stations. It might not be the season of rain but we suggest you have everything in handy so that you enjoy your rafting experience to the core.
9) Waist Pouch – Instead of hunting for small-small things in your backpack, make sure you carry all your money, phones and other tiny things in a waist pouch. Also, a waist pouch reduces the risk of losing things.
10) Camera – There is no better way to recall a trip than by locking the moments forever on a camera film. Store all your lovely memories of river rafting in Manali in a camera – also Manali is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh, apart from rafting we are sure you would not want to miss any sightseeing excursion as well.
11) Any personal medication – Travelling might take a toll on your health. It is always suggested to pack all your personal medication with you. Change of a place and acclimatization with the weather might take time, thus, carry all your necessary medicines. Also, rafting might get a little dangerous depending on the grades that you are in. Carry some pain relieving sprays/ gels and antiseptic creams so as to avoid any bruises that you might encounter while participating in the activity.
How to Reach Manali
The closest airport to Manali is at Bhuntar, found roughly 50 kilometres far from Manali. Domestic flights join Bhuntar with Delhi and Chandigarh. Once at the air terminal, you can take a pre-paid taxi to Manali. Be that as it may, owing to climate conditions, flights are not the most dependable alternative for getting to or out of Manali.By Bus:
Manali is very much joined with popular tourist destinations like Leh, Shimla, Kullu, Dharamshala and New Delhi by a system of state-run transport and also private transport system. The transport venture from Delhi to Manali is 550 kilometres, and it is suggested to book your tickets in the air-conditioned Volvo coaches, as these buses are more comfortable keeping in mind the long journey.Road/Self:
The drive up to Manali is simply amazing! You can get grand looks of the bordering mountains and valleys from each turn that the twisty tough street tosses you in. Despite the fact that a great deal of vacationers inclines toward a self-drive up to Manali, it is fitting to procure a taxi in the event that you are not happy with driving in rocky areas.
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Things to Keep in Mind
Your instructor is your lifesaver, so it is wise to hear him out. He knows precisely what you ought to do and when to do it too. Normal things that you will hear amid your float will be: forward, quick forward, incline left/right, sit in/out. So, brace up and do what you are being told to do.2. Hold onto your life jacket:
Whitewater rafting is most likely one of the best adventure experience that one can take up. Whether you are an amateur or a veteran, the rush of rafting never shows signs of change. No doubt rafting surprisingly can be nerve-wracking activity.
A decent quality life jacket can deal with around 110-150kgs of weight, which means regardless of the possibility that you fall in the water, your life jacket will offer you some assistance in staying above water.3. Use Feet forward technique while floating in water:
In spite of the fact that the possibilities of falling into the water while river rafting in Manali are off chance especially if you are in Grade II, still if you tumble, you ought to hop into your raft, if not then maintain your feet forward.
The trick is to stay comfortably on "top" of the water: this can offer you some assistance against getting stuck between rocks or suspicious gorges. It’s best to go with the flow, and never attempt standing in the water.4. Wear what is right for the activity:
Since you will be spending an extended period of time in the waters, it is likely that you will feel chilly regardless of the fact that the climate is hot. The best thing to do is to wear clothes that can get dry effortlessly. Materials like polyester and Capilene dry quickly and also keep your skin dry and warm.5. Use an effective Sunscreen:
Long hours of staying in water and sun can leave you with major tanning. Also, the sunburns that you get from rafting takes a long time to go. So, it is a good idea to apply a good amount of waterproof sunscreen with maximum SPF on the exposed areas.
We recommend you do a thorough research as to know what kind of sunscreen suits your body before going for something that might give you an allergic reaction.
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