Playground Outdoors

Manali, HP, INDIA

Playground Manali

Tucked between apple orchards, pine trees and big mountains, far away from the bustle of town, we generally see more shepherd herds passing by our front door than cars. Adventure enthusiasts, digital nomads looking for a Himalayan workstation and curious travelers alike call Playground home.

Explore

Around Manali or across the Himalayas. We run guided trek & cycling routes in the most stunning landscapes throughout India & Nepal. From the waterfall in our backyard to some of the Himalaya’s most immense glaciers & summits - we’ve got something for you.

Relax

For those “I’m staying in my pyjamas” days - we’ve got you. Cozy library & game loft upstairs, fresh brewed coffee & bakery treats from our cafe, wifi, movie room & sunny balconies

Work

We just gotta do it sometimes. For those digital nomads and remote workers among us looking for longer-term accommodation, community, wifi & adventure at your fingertips - welcome home! #OfficeGoals

We know we’re not supposed to pick favorites, but ...

We can’t help it. There are just some adventures that stand out above the rest. Chosen for their remoteness, unreal landscapes and (for most) anonymity - these routes are some of the best that India and Nepal have to offer.

Ghepan Ghat

Neon blue lake, icebergs & total isolation.

Take me there

Kang La

India’s second-longest glacier, rock castles & 18,000 ft pass

Take me there

Miyar Valley

Fertile meadows, hidden treasure & sacred lakes.

Take me there

Kang Yatse II

Village homestays, monasteries & a 20,500 ft summit.

Take me there

EBC & Gokyo Ri

There is a right way to visit Everest Base Camp. This is it.

Take me there

Annapurna Base Camp

Thriving jungles, gigantic mountains, & traditional Nepali homestays.

Take me there

Manali Leh XC Tour

High-altitude deserts & 6 mountain passes. Truly, a trans Himalayan adventure.

Take me there

Guwahati Tawang XC Tour

Blending history, culture and transformative landscapes, a journey from sea to summit.

Take me there

Word on the street

What people are saying about us

Adele Newman

This place is the one! Whether you are looking for a place to sip tea on the balcony and watch the mountains, get some work done in peace or something altogether more adventurous, you can find it here! This is not your usual Manali location and it's all the better for it.

Adele Newman
Eshaan Koshal

Having spent a lot of time in the mountains and at various homestays and hostels, this was my pick of the bunch so far. Highly recommended!

Eshaan Koshal
Haneen OP

One of the best memories of this year.

Haneen OP
Lori McFayden

I know Cambria as a volunteer at our school. She has incredible energy and a smile that can light up any room. I would highly recommend this opportunity for adventure. I know she and her partner will ensure safety while providing an experience of a lifetime.

Lori McFayden
Molly Timofte

What an experience! This hostel offers everything you could ask for and more. I didn’t have time to do an adventure this visit and I’m almost glad because the hostel itself and the surrounding area is a paradise that is so hard to leave! I’ll be back ASAP to have the wonderful owners take me on a Himalayan adventure!

Molly Timofte
Parag Goswami

If you're looking for an adventure with never ending excitement, wonderful hosts, mouthwatering food, cozy old school yet contemporary interiors and surreal views of the Himalayan ranges, this is it. A must visit for sure!

Parag Goswami
Ridhima Sethi

My first hostel experience. Better than all the properties i have stayed in. If you are one of those who want to stay at a property which is not only beautiful but peaceful, look no where else and come here straight away. I am coming back for sure!

Ridhima Sethi
Sangeeta Khanna

Great location,really warm and cozy rooms,but the thing that makes this such a good place to stay are the lovely hosts Cam and Sarthak. Overall an excellent stay and a must visit! It’s a hikers and trekkers paradise as many treks to waterfalls and mountain peaks originate from the property.

Sangeeta Khanna

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