Region: Sethan, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

 Total Duration – 1 Night / 2 Days

 Maximum Altitude – 3303 m/ 10900 ft

 Grade – Easy  

 Best Season – Mid January to Mid March 2019

 Accommodation – Igloo

 Food – All meals included

 Distance – 0 KM

Hop in for some crazy adventure this winter. Igloo camping, yes you heard it right. First time in India and the most desired adventure in Manali. Bring in your friends, family and beloved ones and spend your winters in the pleasant and serene environment of Sethan, Himachal Pradesh.

Igloo is a shelter made from blocks of snow placed on top of each other. It was used by hunters or Inuit peoples called as Eskimos, when they were away from their regular homes. So igloo has a history of being made in northern and colder parts such as Central Arctic, Greenland. But that’s all going to change this winter with the brand new Igloo Stay in Manali. Now no one has to wait planning to go Arctic regions, just move off on to the mighty Himalayas for your preferred staying packages at Manali. Staying a night in winter in a camp amidst land submerged with snow, would be the moment when one’s dream comes true.  Staying in an Igloo would let one to experience Nature real close with a magical experience, which is indescribable for those who spend a night inside it.  So it is a new concept of building temporary and Natural shelters with snow, which is totally eco-friendly. As Igloos are temporary, they will melt as summer gets closer after the month of March. One should come with family or friends in the month of January to February to this mind blowing vacation in an Igloo, with campfire in front surrounded by snow laden mountains, barbeque, delicious meals, Skiing and other winter sports all along.

This feeling of Arctic will be provided in hinterland meadows of Manali in Hamta Valley. Here snow fall is decent and is perfect place for the Igloo vacation. One will be taken by a 4x4 vehicle to the Igloo site. The drive will pass by some of the fascinating landscape of the valley villages to dense forests of Cedar, Pine and oak. Our Igloo site is surrounded by the forest and in front is the spectacular beauty of the valley below. One would be provided electricity, Hot water Bottles, All three meals, Campfire, Feather Sleeping bags with Warm Fleece. 




Activities (NOT INCLUDED)

Snow Treading

Tread into the snow laden winter forest to the white meadows of Sethan Valley. It will be a day hike on snowy terrains to tranquility. This could be a memorable time to the neophytes encountering snow and snow that is so vast heightening about 7-8 ft. 

Sledging Tube Sliding

You can maximize your fun indulging in some snow fun activities like tube sliding. Sledging tube sliding doesn’t require experience. Slide down a snow covered hill and enjoy being in snow.

Skiing, Snow Boarding

Doing any winter sport like Skiing/Snowboarding on the ideal slopes of Hampta, is an exciting memoir. For this activity we will provide professional skiers and snowboarders as per of one’s designed plan.  You need to inquire for the same.

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Strength Level


TARIFF (One night stay in Igloo)

11,000/- Per couple

5,500/- Per Person(min 2 pax)

Things to pack -

  • Sunscreen, Moisturizer
  • Sun glasses (MUST)
  • Personal medicine if any.
  • Water bottle.
  • Head cover – Sun hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • 1 pair of Thermals
  • 1 pair of waterproof gloves.
  • 2 - 3 pairs of thick cotton or woolen socks
  • Sweater/ Fleece jacket
  • Warm Jacket and Warm Lower

Day 1. Report at Manali and Drive to Sethan (Igloo Camp).

Arrive at Manali by 10 am, and fulfill all your necessary documentation. You will be leaving for Sethan (Igloo Site).

Drive in 4x4 vehicle through the beautiful valley of Manali to highland Sethan Village via dense forests and villages en route. It will take about an hour to reach Igloo site. Once reached explore the area and take a look at your prime location ‘Igloo’. Enjoy playing in the snow doing some sports like Sliding, fun activities in snow. In the evening enjoy Bonfire with delicious food. Spend the night in an ‘Igloo’ that you were waiting for years surrounded by mountains covered with snow.

Day 2. Return Manali.

Wake up and Start your day with exhilarating cold winter air. Have healthy breakfast and start driving back to Manali. After reaching Manali leave for your desired destination.


What is included in the tour


  • All meals at Igloo campsite: 1st day Lunch, Dinner and breakfast on 2nd day.
  • Snow skeeing,Tube riding, Fun activities in snow.
  • Snow Clothing and shoes.
  • Night Stay at Igloo Campsite.
  • Bornfire / Tandoor room near igloo.
  • Sleeping bags with bed and thick foam mattress.
  • Hot water to drink.

What is NOT included in the tour


  • All applicable taxes (GST).
  • Any other services or meals which are not mentioned in the above “Inclusions” section.
  • Expense of personal nature such as telephones, beverages, etc.
  • Airfares and Train ticket charges if any.
  • Medical, Insurance and Evacuation charges
  • Travel from Manali to Igloo campsite and back to Manali (Sharing basis with co passengers on this trip, 4,500/- for whole vechicle pick up and drop from Prini)
  • Any other activity like Hiking, Snow sledging, Guided skiing/sliding.
Igloo stay is located at Sethan village, which comes under Hampta valley region. It is around 20 km from Manali, we have to reach prini, from there we need to cross barrier and reach sethan village.
Yes, group booking, couple booking, family bookings are allowed. 
No single person booking is taken currently.
Yes washroom facility is available - but washrooms are not inside igloo. Washrooms are available to nearby place. As igloos are made on temporary basis, it is not possible to built drainage system inside igloo.
Transport facility is available from Manali to Sethan village or from Prini [Hampta barrier to Sethan village]. Regular vehicle goes to sethan village, during snow fall, only 4x4 vehicle goes to the spot. Transportation cost is extra. Either you can include it in your package or can hire vehicles from Manali yourself.
Yes, kids are allowed at igloo. But it is recommended to avoid taking kids whose age is below 3-4 years, specifically for overnight stay. Kids above 4 years’ age can go for day visit, and children above 10 years, can go for night stay also.
No, there isn’t much cold in Igloo house compare to outside environment at that place. Igloos are made for the purpose of shelter, and due to its shape, cool breeze do not enter inside.
If due to any condition, you feel cold, or could not bare the climate, we provide Tandoor room or alternate accommodation in house.
Yes, all types of food are available, food are prepared on demand only.
Mostly Indian food, Local Cuisine, Chinese, Vegetarian Meal, Non-Vegetarian Meal, Punjabi food, Gujrati food and Jain Food are prepared. 
Food are customized on client’s demand only.
Yes, these Igloo stay are completely safe. However, you need to take precautions to protect yourself. Prior to covid, snow clothing were provided, but from covid onwards we request clients to carry their winter clothing’s, jackets with you, for safety reason.