Manali Kaisdhar Trek

Manali's Ancient Forest Trek

TREK DIFFICULTY

Easy

TREK DURATION

4 Days

HIGHEST ALTITUDE

8,300 ft

Manali's Ancient Forest Trek

At Indiahikes, we have one simple vision: everyone must trek because trekking transforms lives. We have been working towards this vision by exploring treks across the Himalayas and opening them up to trekkers. 

However, over time, we realised that for everyone to trek, we need treks that are easier on the legs: treks that give you all the goodness of the outdoors, minus the stress of tough climbs and tricky sections. 

This is what led us to the exploration of the Manali Kaisdhar Trek.

On the Manali Kaisdhar Trek, the trails are short and flat. There are hardly any tricky sections to navigate. And the best part is that it can be done by everyone, making it an ideal trek for beginners and families looking to start their trekking journey in the Himalayas.

The rewards you get out of the Manali Kaisdhar Trek are much greater than the effort you put in. In just four days, you get a chance to completely immerse yourself in nature. You walk in the deep woods dominated by dense coniferous trees like silver oak and blue pine. You come across a waterfall, walk to the ridge: the highest point of the trek, and get a glimpse of the culture of remote Himalayan villages. If that’s not enough, you are treated to stunning views of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. Stunning vermillion sunsets are an additional bonus here.

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Did you know if you are doing the trek with your family, you can avail a 30% scholarship for your child? Read more here.

The winter in Kullu Manali is when you may get the best snow experience of your life.

Being a fairly new type of trek, we had to keep the seats limited. So if you are looking to spend your winter holidays in Manali with your family or friends (no matter the age), this is the perfect way to do it.

At Indiahikes, we have one simple vision: everyone must trek because trekking transforms lives. We have been working towards this vision by exploring treks across the Himalayas and opening them up to trekkers. 

However, over time, we realised that for everyone to trek, we need treks that are easier on the legs: treks that give you all the goodness of the outdoors, minus the stress of tough climbs and tricky sections. 

Manali Kaisdhar Trek Videos

Manali Kaisdhar Trek - Complete Information

We have always wanted trekkers to be well-informed before they go on a trek. Knowledge is the difference between a safe trek and a dangerous one. It’s also the difference between a wholesome experience and a superficial experience.

Use this section to learn about the Manali Kaisdhar Trek. It has in-depth information about each day of the trek, what to expect, and how you need to prepare for it. Many years of expertise have gone into this content. Trekkers find that extremely useful.

5 Reasons Why Indiahikes

We are India’s safest trekking organisation

When we brought out new trails in Indian trekking, safety came with us. Back in 2012, we were the first to introduce microspikes, and two years later, pulse oximeters became standard thanks to us. Nobody does safe treks like Indiahikes. In the mountains, emergencies don't care who you're with – everyone knows that when trouble hits, you look for the yellow tents of Indiahikes.

We are pioneers of treks in India

We are pioneers in trekking. Since 2007, we have brought out treks that have become India's most famous treks: Roopkund, Rupin Pass, Buran Ghati, Kedarkantha, Kashmir Great Lakes, Tarsar Marsar, Brahmatal, Phulara Ridge—the list goes on. In 2023 alone, we brought out five new treks in Indian trekking. We know treks better than anyone. This comes directly from the reason why Indiahikes was born: to bring out trek information and enable trekkers to trek on their own.

We are India’s largest trekking organisation

More than 25,000 people trek with us every year. We are the largest trekking organisation in India. 24% of our trekkers come back to trek with us every year. Over 4,000 students from the top educational institutions trek with us every year. Aside from this, families with children choose to trek with Indiahikes knowing that our treks are the safest. We have taken over 8000 children trekking so far, and the number continues to grow.

Our treks are transformative

We focus on designing transformative experiences. Our trek leaders conduct thought-provoking exercises that help you reflect and contemplate. This impact stays with you for a long time. Trekkers return feeling energised, more confident, or developing abilities to deal with difficulties. Many have changed careers, rethought their core values, become more humble, shown gratitude to others, or started a new fitness journey.

We are India's most sustainable trekking organisation

Since 2012, we have pioneered sustainable practices that have become standard in trekking. Using eco-bags, our trekkers have cleared over 120 tonnes of litter from the mountains. We do not carry packaged foods; instead, we serve freshly made food. We do not light campfires; we carry coal to light angethis to keep you warm. Our bio-toilets not only keep our toilets odour-free but also enrich the soil. When you trek with us, you leave mountains better.

Trekkers Reviews

Sundar Sankaran

Manali Kaisdhar Trek Jan 2024

This will become a ritual in my family
This is my first time trekking with Indiahikes and it was just not me, it was my whole family. And I cannot tell you how awesome I'm feeling after this trek because I have always felt that trekking is...Read More
This is my first time trekking with Indiahikes and it was just not me, it was my whole family. And I cannot tell you how awesome I'm feeling after this trek because I have always felt that trekking is...Read More
Yukti Raj Kishore

Manali Kaisdhar Trek Jan 2024

Truly grateful being here
I'm a breath coach and I'm truly grateful to be here on a Manali Kar trek. The moment it opened up I enrolled for this and I'm here and I loved the trees in this forest. There's so much of Silence whe...Read More
I'm a breath coach and I'm truly grateful to be here on a Manali Kar trek. The moment it opened up I enrolled for this and I'm here and I loved the trees in this forest. There's so much of Silence whe...Read More
Rishi Raj Kishore

Manali Kaisdhar Trek Jan 2024

Best part was trying to connect with ourselves
I'm Rishi Raj Kishore and my wife and I came from Bangalore for this trek. The trek is very well explored by Indiahikes team and the way it has been organized is very good. As a family it was like wal...Read More
I'm Rishi Raj Kishore and my wife and I came from Bangalore for this trek. The trek is very well explored by Indiahikes team and the way it has been organized is very good. As a family it was like wal...Read More
Sundar Sankaran

Manali Kaisdhar Trek Jan 2024

This will become a ritual in my family
This is my first time trekking with Indiahikes and it was just not me, it was my whole family. And I cannot tell you how awesome I'm feeling after this trek because I have always felt that trekking is...Read More
This is my first time trekking with Indiahikes and it was just not me, it was my whole family. And I cannot tell you how awesome I'm feeling after this trek because I have always felt that trekking is...Read More
Yukti Raj Kishore

Manali Kaisdhar Trek Jan 2024

Truly grateful being here
I'm a breath coach and I'm truly grateful to be here on a Manali Kar trek. The moment it opened up I enrolled for this and I'm here and I loved the trees in this forest. There's so much of Silence whe...Read More
I'm a breath coach and I'm truly grateful to be here on a Manali Kar trek. The moment it opened up I enrolled for this and I'm here and I loved the trees in this forest. There's so much of Silence whe...Read More
Rishi Raj Kishore

Manali Kaisdhar Trek Jan 2024

Best part was trying to connect with ourselves
I'm Rishi Raj Kishore and my wife and I came from Bangalore for this trek. The trek is very well explored by Indiahikes team and the way it has been organized is very good. As a family it was like wal...Read More
I'm Rishi Raj Kishore and my wife and I came from Bangalore for this trek. The trek is very well explored by Indiahikes team and the way it has been organized is very good. As a family it was like wal...Read More