On this 8-hour hike to Pandu Ropa, a local guide shows you one of the best hiking destinations in Manali. While it might be challenging, the hike offers some of the best views of Kullu Valley. You'll walk through a forest of pine trees, and then leave the tree line behind as you hike up the alpine meadow. Pandu Ropa sits about 11,480 feet (3,500 meters) above sea level. In the summer, you may come across herds of sheep along the route; in June and July especially, admire the colorful carpet of Himalayan flowers.