Racketing/ Snowshoeing

Snow Trek in Manali

Snow Trek in Manali

Winter in India brings abundance of snow in Himalayas, offering some of the best views of the region with the scintillating snow-capped mountains. The mountain slopes turn mystical at this time of the year. All-white landscape seems perfect for a snow trek. With this snow trekking program we offer, get a chance to discover the beautiful trail which you will not find in the books you read. If you are looking forward to spend some time with nature, you will have the best of experience while you take this trek.

Day1: Arrive Manali and transfer to hotel

Day2: Trek to day hike

Day3: Trek to Goshal Village

Day4: Free day and evening drop at bus stand

Day 1: Arrive Manali and transfer to hotel

On your arrival at Manali, we’ll pick you up from Manali bus stand and transfer you to Hotel. Relax in your room. The rest of the day will be at leisure. Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2 : Trek to day hike

Today morning after breakfast, the adventure will start. We’ll go for a day hike. We’ll trek in the beautiful valley of Manali covered with snow. In the evening, get back to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Trek to Goshal Village

Today we will go for a bit long hike, which is to Ghoshal Village. Goshal is a small village/hamlet in thevicinity of Manali with stunning views of glaciers and snow-capped peaks all around. You’ll trek on snow using your gears.In the evening, get back to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 04: Free day and evening drop at bus stand

After breakfast get transferred to Manali bus stand to board bus back to your destination.


  • Pickup & Drop to/from Manali Busstand

  • Meals: All Meals

  • Except Breakfast on day 1

  • Dinner & Lunch on last day

  • Guide for entire tour

  • Lunch either packed or at hotel


  • Personal gear (clothes, shoes, coat, walking stick etc)

  • Personal expenses

  • Breakfast on day 1

  • Lunch & Dinner on last day

  • Insurance

  • Medical evacuation

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    Group or Individual: We propose Snow shoe hiking/ Racketing trip to formed group of school, family and friends or to corporate. it is organized in proximity of Manali depending on snow condition. 

    Trip Duration: Minimum numbers of day is one and the maximum is three. Number of days can be increase those wishes to explore different approachable area which depend on the weather condition and availability of snow.

    Alternate routes of Snow shoe hiking/ Racketing:  As you know that global warming has disrupted the seasonal weather schedule, it may happen that there can be lack of snow or no snow for the scheduled date, in that case company reserve the right to look for alternate routes at higher altitude, that may result extra cost of transport which will be borne by the participants. 

    Age group: Minimum age require is 12 years, maximum 70 years and above subject to the health condition/physical fitness of participant. 

    Guide: Our guides are experienced hikers who have been walking in Himalaya with or without rackets since decades. Most of them are trained from mountaineering institute of Manali or are known for their years of experience travelling throughout the Himalaya.

    What to replace the Snow shoe hiking/ Racketing in case no snow: In case no snow at  the proximity of Manali  or at the approachable routes at higher altitude, in that case Snow shoeing/ Racketing trip will be completely converted to the day hike to the different directions keeping the base camp at same place or will conduct different adventure activities such as rock climbing, rappelling, day hiking, river crossing.  Any extra cost if result to transport the guest from base camp to the training site will be borne by the participants.

    Briefing of the trip: Briefing of trip will start as scheduled in itinerary, every participant is requested to be on time. Those missing the briefing will be not repeated for those late arrival.

    No Show of participant: No show of participant will enforce Himalayan Frontiers to either postponed the trip (if seat and trip available) or cancel their booking. Those who considered non- shown please consult the terms and condition policies applied by company.

    By Bus: There are night buses operated by different private companies, HPTDC and HRTC which takes 13 to 14 hours.

    By Train: Suitable train services is from Delhi to Chandigarh / Kalka and Chandigarh/Kalka to Manali by private cab or buses which takes around 7 hours of drive. However, Ambala city is connected by major railways routes.

    By Air: There are flight services from Delhi / Chandigarh to Bhuntar (Kullu). Bhuntar to Manali is 50 kms of distance, one can take prepaid taxi, it takes 2hours of drive till Manali. Or take local bus which is pocket friendly but time consuming.

    By Road: Manali is well connected to Delhi. Overnight Volvo buses are run by Himachal road ways transport, Himachal tourism and private tour operators. Online booking facilities are available to book the tickets for the choice of your date. Arrival time of buses at Manali is between 10 to 11 am. Reporting time at designated place is the 15h.

    Note: Scheduled Public ground transport services are not rescheduled by concerned authorities due to Covid 19 impact for the safety of passengers. Please check the latest update of the public ground transport before booking the trip whether available or not?

    Pack your all items in duffle bag or in rucksack (avoid suite case) Warm waterproof jacket and pant, pull over, woolen and Cotton sock (2 pairs each), monkey cap / sun hat, water proof gloves, sun glasses (preferred for walking in snowy fields), sunscreen, day pack to carry the essentials for day hike, personal worm clothing, medicines as per your personal requirements, after walk shoes.

    All the cancellation must be in written and signed by the person

    who signed the booking form and will be effective from the date of the reception by

    the company.

    30 days prior to departure ------–100% refund.

    15 to 30 days prior to departure--50%.

    8 to 14 days prior to departure----30%.

    Less than 8 days prior to departure-refund.

    Liability: The Company cannot be made liable for the consequences of weather condition, road block due to bad weather (heavy snow fall in Manali) before reaching Manali, in case of war or threat of civil war, strikes, industrial action, political unrest or any other force majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstance which are beyond our control. Above circumstance may result cancelation of the trip, therefore refund will be made following the cancelation policy.

    Risk: Please understand, there are certain hazards involved in your Snow shoe hiking/ Racketing, which you must accept at your own risk. The company will not be liable for any illness major or minor injury, death sustained during the trip due to avalanche or sluff. Neither the company nor the staff (guide) deputed will be liable for any uninsured losses of your property and other losses during the trip.

    It is strongly advised that clients take out insurance to cover the unexpected and cancellation charges:

    We advise all clients travelling on Snow shoe hiking/ Racketing any other independent itinerary arranged by us. You are responsible for obtaining adequate insurance covering expenses of unexpected as mentioned in liability and risk paragraph, the loss of baggage, medical expenses, air or ground rescue, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment or expansion of the itinerary. The company right: The company reserves the right to alter details of the services, facilities, and vehicle described in the itinerary at any time, when deemed necessary, reasonable and advisable.

    No refund will be made for any unused services included in the Snow shoe hiking/ Racketing cost. No refund will be payable to any client who voluntarily or obliged to leaves a trip en route, clients are responsible to bear their own expenses, expenses of such as escort, transport, hotels and other related services occurred due to such circumstances. Please note that refund policy is not applicable for foreign nation participant (s). kindly contact for the detail information’s

    Client agree to accept the authority and the decision of the snow shoes / Racketing tour leader, instructors, guide or escort appointed by the company whilst on Snow shoe hiking/ Racketing trip with the company. If in the opinion of the tour leader, instructors or guide or escort, any client’s behaviour is detrimental to the safety, welfare or harmonies state of the group or individual as a whole, the client may be asked to leave the snow shoes / Racketing trip without any right of refund and all extra expenses cause will be on his / her charge.

    The contract between and any matters arising from it will be governed by and construed in accordance with the jurisdiction of the law courts in Manali (India). Abide by the booking terms and condition: When making your booking for Snow shoe hiking/ Racketing trip it is implied and accepted that you have read and understood all these booking conditions and are agree to abide by them.

    Himalayan Frontiers, Culture & Adventure Tours (Pvt. Ltd) license number:

    (CIN ———–U6 3040 HP 2001 PTC 24 236)

    I Mr. / Mme. ————–undersigned and recognized to have read and accepted completely the terms and conditions of booking of Himalayan Frontiers, Culture & Adventure Tours Pvt. Ltd. and is / are agree to abide by this. 

    Signature: Preceded by the mentioned “read and approved”


    Please retain a copy for your records:

    Example of the cost proposal Snow Shoe Hiking / Racketing Trip.

    Day trip: 2-3-4,5 and more pax.

    2 days trip: 2-3-4, 5 and more pax.

    3 days trip: 2-3-4-5 and more pax.

    Include: Pick up and drop from your hotel within 3 kms from the centre of Manali

    town. Racket / Stick and guide.

    Not include: Lunch, beverages, accommodation, transport charges if hotel location

    exceeding 3 kms from manali centre, Insurance, rescue charges, medical expenses,

    refund for unused services and if trip cancelled due to heavy snow, delay to

    Racketing/ Snowshoeing

    India Moderate
    • Region: Manali

    • Activity: Winter Tour

    • Season: Mid Jan – March end

    • Duration: 4 Days

    • Temperature Level: 5° C to -10°C


    • Trek on Snow using Rackets

    • Practice is called Racketing or Snowshoeing

    • Cultural experience at Local house & their hospitality.

    • Serene Landscapes

    • A technique to walk/ trek on alpine meadows

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