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Winter 2015-2016 news

Rock Climbing

The Himalayan terrain, particularly around Manali, offers great scope for practicing this sport. The environment is breath taking. Ancient temples & monasteries brush shoulders with 6000m mountain peaks, as at home in this timeless scenery as the traditional wooden houses & the step agricultural cultivation.

We also work in partnership with the Aleo mountaineering institute to develop new areas. When you are not clinging onto the rock, the spectacular views offered from here will empty your mind & refill it with calm...

We propose some of the rare climbing sites in India, which luckily, are situated in the Kullu Valley. Developing this sport in HP has allowed us to train local guides & to increase the number of scurried climbing sites, whilst opening up new terrains of discovery.

GHJ organizes courses for all levels of climbing, from novice to expert & for all ages from children to adults.



All year around but the best climbing season starts in march when the snow melts and ends in December when the winter arrives. During July and august occasional showers may break up the day.




Vashist (Private areas)

2 km from Manali.

Gompa spot: 20 Bolted Routes... From 15m to 20m (5 to 7 french grading.)

Bara Patar: 10 Bolted routes of 25m... From 6A to non- graded.


Aleo Mountaineering institute

3 km from Manali

7 routes from 25m to 50m (6A, 6B, 6C, 7A french grading.) All bolted for a mixture of sport & traditional climbing. An artificial bolted wall... 4B, 4C, 5A.


Solang or Chattru (for Bouldering)

Solang, 14 km from Manali. 100 Boulders... from 5C to 6C v12. Chattru, 70 km. 3 days. One of the best & most well known bouldering sites in India... Known affectionately as the site of 3000 problems.


Includes :


English speaking climbing guide

Equipment: Transport, All imported equipment, shoes, harness, caraviner, belay device, chalk bag, rope, all with CE standards.

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Vashisht - Gompa spot

  • Locations :Vashisht - Gompa spot
  • Routes :20 Routes
  • Grad:5a to 7b grade
  • Style: Top rope / Lead climb
  • Cost: On Request

Vashist - Bara Patar

  • Locations :Vashist - Bara Patar
  • Routes :10 Routes
  • Grad:6A to no-grade
  • Style: Rappelling / Top rope
  • Cost: On Request


  • Locations :Aleo
  • Routes :7 Routes
  • Grad:6A to 7A grade
  • Style: Lead climb / Trad climb
  • Cost: On Request

Aleo - Artificial wall

  • Locations :Aleo - Artificial wall
  • Routes :15 Routes
  • Grad:4B to 5A grade
  • Style: Top rope / Lead climb
  • Cost: On Request

Solang or Chattru

  • Locations :Solang or Chattru
  • Routes :50 / 1000 boulders
  • Grad:5C to 7C grade
  • Style: Bouldering
  • Cost: On Request