The main trekking areas in Himachal are the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges.
routes over the passes between the Shimla region and the Kullu valley, the numerous treks out of kullu and select tracks in the Trans-Himalayan regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti. Most trekking areas are between 1,500 meters and 6,000 meters. With well over two hundred and seventy defined trails, the variation in terrain is also enormous. Low scrub-land and paths through paddy fields, give way to trails strewn with pine needles. Then come woods of oak and flowering rhododendron, which merge into forests of Himalayan cedar deodar and spruce. One most trails, small pastoral hamlets dot the way. Cunningly hidden between the high mountains, are passes which were once known only to migrant shepherds and dare-all traders. These lead to the fabulous wastes and swift rivers of the arid Trans-Himalaya.
It's spherical. It's plastic. It's much larger than a beach ball. And, it's about to roll down a grassy slope with a passenger inside. A zorb is actually two separate balls, both made of flexible plastic. The outer ball is around 9 feet (2.7 m) 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter. The inner ball, which can accommodate one to three passengers, is about 6 feet (1.8 m) 6 inches (15 cm). This leaves roughly 2 feet (60 cm) of air to absorb the shock for the riders as they make their way downhill. They not only provide an entrance and exit, but ensure that the passenger has plenty of oxygen for the breathtaking ride.
Come winter and the surrounding areas of Manali offer some of the best powder of the World. Glide down the Himalayas on Skies or do the new trendy sport - Snow boarding. After ascending the powder covered mountains by Helicopter, experienced Skiers and Snow boarders have a thrilling ride, down to the deep valleys.
White Water river- rafting facilities are offered by private operators at Pirdi near Kullu where a water sports centre has been set up to provide one stop water sports adventure solutions for the tourist. Rafting on stretches of the River Beas, where rapids of high grades can be negotiated, provides an exhilarating interlude fro enthusiasts. kayaking is possible at Pandoh Dam on the way to Mandi. White water rafting in Kullu valley is done on river Beas from Pirdi (4 kms ahead of Kullu town) down to Jhiri, a stretch of approximately 14 kms. (Period Apr 15th-Jun end)
Skiing is a recreational sport that involves gliding down a snow covered mound while wearing skis on one's feet. Skiing in Manali is most enjoyable in Manali region if you are adventure lover!