Blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, Kullu Valley offers a wide scope of activities for nature lovers. It’s lush green forests, alpine meadows, gurgling rivulets and high snow covered mountains are very appealing that’s why these places are ideal tourist destinations. Kullu and Manali area is almost mountainous. Therefore mountaineering can be practiced here.
The Mountaineering Institute at Solang Nallah is a good training ground for mountaineering enthusiasts. For adventurous and intrepid mountaineers there are peaks of every variety with comparison of both easy and tough. At aleo which is at the right bank of river Beas has a special western Himalaya mountaineering institute .The training offers training in skiing, trekking, hiking and mountaineering. The institute also offers winter sports competitions. The trekkers can also hire all kind of equipments for treks. There are several good hikes from Manali. The 12-km hike up the western banks of the Beas to the Solang Valley is worth all the efforts made. Lama Dugh meadow is a six-km hike up to the Manalsu Nallah, west of Manali town.
To popularize the mountaineering and allied sports the Mountaineering Institute was established at Chadhiari near the hot springs of Vashist Village which is presently know as the Department of Mountaineering and Allied Sports. It provides you a complete training regarding mountaineering. Provides you all the tips and techniques that will help you in saving your life in difficult situations.