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08 February 2023 5 mins read

Fun and Adventure Activities to do in Himachal Pradesh

08 February 2023 5 mins read

Himachal Pradesh is a stunning state and a well-liked vacation spot for Indians, particularly among couples and young people. This is the land of the gods, with its snow-capped mountains, swift-moving streams, and valleys that have a greater tendency to plunge into the earth. Along with its attractive surroundings, the state is known for its adventure sports. Many tourists visit the state every year to partake in the various adventure activities available there.  

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Top 10 Adventure Activities to do in Himachal Pradesh

Let’s have a glimpse at some of the popular adventure sports that are broadening Himachal Pradesh.

1. Trekking

Beautiful mountains and breathtaking landscapes may be found across Himachal Pradesh. Trekking has become a well-known adventure sport in the mountainous region thanks to the region’s magnificent terrain. You should take advantage of the chance to trek in the Spiti Valley. Numerous pathways wind through dense woodlands, passing by rivulets and mountains covered in snow. You will undoubtedly have a fantastic trekking experience in this lovely, gorgeous area. Adventure seekers can trek on one of 270 trails in Himachal and have the experience of their lives.

  • Best for: Children, close friends, and relatives
  • Best time: June to September
  • Location: Pin Parvati, Kinnaur to Kailash, Spiti to Garwal, Bharmour to Padum, and Bar to Bhangal

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2. Camping

Camping is a well-liked outdoor activity in Himachal, allowing backpackers to escape the city and get closer to the beauty of nature. In Himachal Pradesh, this other adventurous sport is very popular. Here, tourists from all over the world converge to enjoy camping while residing in a tent or base camp. It is a wonderful way to take in and appreciate the allure of the land’s natural beauty. In addition, campers can experience a sense of oneness with nature while immersed in the tranquil surroundings. Aqua zorbing, aquatic activities, and other physical activities are just a few camping activities the participants can enjoy. In Himachal Pradesh, there are several sites to engage in adventure sports.

  • Best for: Young people, kids, and family
  • Best time: April to June 
  • Location: Spiti, Dalhousie, Manali, Lahaul, Kinnaur, and Kullu
  • Options for Lodging: Tent, base camp

3. River Rafting

Himachal is abundantly surrounded by glacial rivers, making it the perfect location for various water sports like rowing, river rafting, canoeing, and water skiing, among others. One of the top adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh has been there for a long time, but the white water adds unbelievable excitement. Adventure seekers will have a memorable experience while racing down turbulent rapids encircled by lofty pine woods, snow-capped peaks, and flowering bushes.

  • Best for: For youngsters and companions
  • Best time: April to June
  • Location: Rivers Beas, Chenab, Satluj, and Ravi

 4. Rappelling

There are several adventure sports available in Himachal Pradesh, and rappelling is one among them. It is thought of as being completely different from rock climbing. A rope enables you to descend a cliff or a steep incline. Because it is a far safer alternative that uses everyday strength, as opposed to rock climbing, it is a sport that anybody can participate in. Therefore, rappelling is often permitted in most locations where rock climbing is practiced. Take in the natural beauty around you as you use a rope to descend a sharp incline.

  • Best for: Youth, friends, and family
  • Best time: January to December
  • Location: Aleo, Nehru Kund, Kasol, Chhatru, Tirthan Valley, Kothi, Shuru, Aleo, and Dalhousie

5.  Ice Skiing


One of the well-known adventure sports in Himachal that draws tourists and thrill-seekers to the state of Himachal Pradesh is skiing. Nordic skiing and Alpine skiing are the two types of skiing practiced here. The Nordic style is a little more difficult and involves leaping and cross-country skiing. The Alpine-style involves skiing down steeply inclined slopes. The Himalayan slopes, especially Pir Panjal and Shivalik, are perfect for practicing this sport. Winters are the finest for exercising, especially from mid-December through early February. Skiers will undoubtedly satisfy their appetites and find what they’re looking for.

  • Best for: Youth, friends, and family
  • Best time: Mid-December to February
  • Location: Pir Panjal, Shivalik

6. Rock Climbing

This is one of the most thrilling adventure activities available because it is not for the faint-hearted. It calls for a lot of physical endurance and fitness. Unfortunately, only some people are effective at doing this. Himachal Pradesh’s terrain is extremely fortunate to have hills, rocks, and cliffs, perfect for engaging in this adventure sport. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports is located near Manali, where most rock climbing is done. Here, interested people can access training for this lovely activity.

  • Best for: For youngsters and companions
  • Best time: April to June Mid 
  • Location: Patalsu Peak in Manali, Friendship Peak in Pir Panjal, Mount DeoTibba, and Shitidhar Mountain (Beas)

7. Angling

Although there are other adventure sports in Himachal Pradesh, fishing is one of the more well-liked ones. In Himachal, it is seen as both a vital form of recreation and a need for daily life. The sport is an excellent pastime because of the wide availability of pure river water. There are numerous fishing farms built over rivers where angling is practiced. Mahaseer and trout fish are the kind of fish that are readily available here. Many different naturists who enjoy engaging in the activity as an outdoor hobby will find this to be the ideal kind of recreation. The well-known locations where this sport is played include Sarvari, Sainj, Parbati, Tirthan, and Hurla.

  • Best for: Youth, friends, and family
  • Best time: April to October, mid-December to February
  • Location: Rohru, Saandhsu, Mandil, Tikri, Seema, Largi, Kuru Village, Chamba Oattan, Sari Marog, Dehra and Pong Dam Reservoir

8.  Paragliding

One of the most exhilarating adventure activities in Solang Valley that gives you a sense of aliveness is this. It gives you the impression of a carefree bird with the ability to glide everywhere thanks to its wings. With this daring activity, inhale in the fresh air while exploring the mystic mountains. Himachal Aero Institute, located in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, is another training facility that may provide you with the necessary instruction to launch your paragliding career. There are many well-known locations in the state where you can try paragliding. Your experience there will be one of a lifetime because of its stunning scenery. Likewise, this sport is not for the faint-hearted, and professionals will guide you the entire time.

  • Best for: Friends and family 
  • Best time: Mid-December to February
  • Ticket expense: 1000-1500 INR
  • Location: Pabbar Valley, Bir or Billing, Solang, Manali, and Bijli Mahadeo

9. Hiking

Himachal Pradesh is the perfect place for trekkers to practice their sport, and they adore being there. Every year, a sizable number of tourists come here to go hiking. Trekkers can completely immerse themselves in nature thanks to the magnificent hiking trails surrounded by breathtaking scenery. You can bring your stuff or rent it from local hiking organizers. Pir Panjal, Dhauladhar, and Spiti Valley are the most well-liked trekking locations. The state has a lot to offer for hikers who enjoy mystic forests and hill towns.

  • Best for: Friends and family 
  • Best time: Mid-December to February
  • Location: Pir Panjal, Shivalik

10. Mountain Biking

One of the more popular adventure sports in Himachal Pradesh is mountain biking. It involves cycling on the state’s rough, unpaved trails and occasionally even cross-country. This adventure sport combines the thrills and gradually gains momentum among thrill seekers. It is breathtaking because of the unsteady and difficult terrain and the stunning sight it delivers.

  • Best for: Youngsters 
  • Best time: Year round
  • Location: Leh-Manali highway, Shimla-Rampur, Manali-Damp Hug, Tabo-Kaza, and Kaza-Losar

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