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Paragliding at Solang-Sail the skiesThe serene and inviting nature of Kullu Valley offers unsurpassed avenues for adventure sports. It encloses some of the world's finest ski slopes. The splashing rivers and brooks aid white water rafting . The venturesome are enthused by the ruthless rocks for mountaineering . The unvanquished altitudes pamper you for paragliding .

Motorcycle tours are becoming very popular these days. Specially Manali to Leh motorcycle tour is considered bikerís paradise. Another popular motorbike tour is Spiti Valley motorbike tour.

Green woodlands, turbulent rivulets, open pastures, and unconquered heights of Kullu Valley are ever awe- inspiring. The main trekking areas are Beas Kund (3690m), Chandertal (4270m), Kheerganga (2960m), Padum (3600m) and Pin Parbati Pass (4810m). The favorable period for trekking is May to October. Travel Agencies like Adventure India, near Beas Bridge, Manali, Himalayan Quest, the Mall, Manali,conducts trekking activities in and around the valley.

Kullu Valley is world famous for Heliskiing. Bhrigu peaks and slopes near Hamta Pass are the best slopes in the world for heliskiing. Ski slopes of Solang Nala are famous for winter sports and are easily approachable. Skiing competitions are organized every year in Solang Nala at National and International level which is at a distance of 11km from Manali town. Solang slopes are paradise for winter skiing and Rohtang Pass (3980m) offers summer skiing. The favorable period is mid- December to the end of June. North Face Ski School, Manali offers basic and advance skiing courses.

White Water Rafting In River BeasMeasure the charming rapids of River Beas and nostalgic water currents while rafting from a place called Pirdi to Jhiri (16 km). Due to safety reasons the sport takes a break during winters and monsoons. Mid- May to mid- June and mid-September to mid- October is the best time for rafting. Humdinger Adventures is a pioneer agency conducting white- water rafting in the valley since many years.

If you have the enthusiasm and a determined desire to conquer the mountains, peaks of Kullu are the best resort for you. The Beas Kund (3690m), Inderkeel Parvat (6220m), Hanuman Tibba (5930m), and Deo Tibba (6001m) are most popular amongst the climbers. Certain peaks of the Western Himalayas in Kullu lie hitherto unexplored.

Mountaineers can also enjoy rock- climbing, ice- climbing, river- crossing in the valley. The best time for mountaineering is mid- May to mid- June and mid-September to mid- October when the nature is at its best. Western Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Aleo, Manali is a government body conducting adventure activities in the valley.

For detailed information see Adventure Sports section of kullu.net.
 

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