Malana Trek

Presentation

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Duration: 8 days / 4 days trek / Best Season: Mid-April to October / Region: Himachal Pradesh / Grade : Easy to moderate

Below the Chanderkhani pass of the Kullu Valley lies a small cluster of around two hundred stoned roof houses constituting a village called Malana. Its inimitable culture and the temple of the Jamlu distinguish the village. The village consists of 1500 inhabitants and has an impeccable system of administration with a higher and lower court. Guided by the spirit of the village God Jamlu, Malana stands out as an autonomous, self sufficient unit, where inhabitants claim Greek ancestry. The unique geographical location of Malana has preserved its biodiversity and it is an ecologically heaven. Malana is connected to Kullu by three mountain passes. It can be reached from Parvati valley crossing over the Rashol pass (3180mts.) and via Nagger over the 3600 m beautiful Chanderkhani pass. The easiest way to Malana is from Jari, which is only 23 km far. For the outsider, there is a long list of do’s and don’ts to be followed in the village. The people are friendly but guests are told to keep distance and not to touch anything.

The language of Malana does not resemble any of the dialects spoken in its neighborhood, but seems to be a mixture of Sanskrit and several Tibetan dialects. Two important festivals are celebrated in Malana. The one, which is called Budoh Mela, is celebrated in August and the other, called Fagli mela, in Febuary.

Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrival in Delhi from abroad

Day 2 Sightseeing Delhi (free day), evening drive to Manali by VOLVO BUS (585 km)

Day 3&4 Manali Rest day and local Sightseeing + Walks

 Day 5 Manali to Nagger (1740m) 21km Drive then trek to Ghoni Karadi (2578 m) 4 hrs

Day 6 Ghoni Karadi to Base of Chanderkhani pass (3600m) 5hrs 

Day 7 Base of Chanderkhani to Chanderkhani Pass (3660m) then to Malana (2650m) 6 hrs

Day 8 Malana to Manali (2 hrs walk down to Malana dam) then drive to Manikaran then to Manali 85 km

Details

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Day 1 Arrival in Delhi from abroad
Pick up from airport to hotel, overnight in hotel

Day 2 Sightseeing Delhi (free day), evening drive to Manali by VOLVO BUS (585 km)

Day 3&4 Manali Rest day and local Sightseeing + 3 hours walk in the neighborhood 

 Day 5 Manali to Nagger (1740m) 21km Drive then trek to Ghoni Karadi (2578 m) 4 hrs
From Manali we drive 21 km on the left bank of Beas River, which presents spectacular sights of the villages along the way. In Nagger we visit Nicolas Roerich (Russian) art gallery and Nagger Castle and start the trek to Ghoni Karadi, a gentle climb through apple orchards and the lovely village Rumso.

Day 6 Ghoni Karadi to Base of Chanderkhani pass (3600m) 5hrs 
Today we have an easy climb through the forest of conifer to alpine meadows, which offer a magnificent view of the Pir Panjal Range and peaks rising up above 6000 m.

Day 7 Base of Chanderkhani to Chanderkhani Pass (3660m) then to Malana (2650m) 6 hrs
A lovely trail, which leads to the pass and offers splendid views of the Dhaula Dhar Range, Parvati Valley and Malana Valley. We descend to Malana. In the evening we visit Malana Village and explore the local life.

Day 8 Malana to Manali (2 hrs walk down to Malana dam) then drive to Manikaran then to Manali 85 km
Today we walk through the forest of deodar and cross the Parvati River before reaching Kasol. We drive to the hot spring of Manikaran, where we can enjoy a nice hot bat; then drive back to Manali.

Map

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Price

MALANA

PARTICIPANTSPRICE / PERSON
5
500
4500
3600
2600
1ON REQUEST/SUR DEMANDE

Conditions

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL INCLUDE :

  • Accommodation
  • Local transport
  • Arrival and departure transfers at airport in Delhi and to Manali bus
  • Trek on full board
  • All trekking equipments; sleeping tents, sleeping bags, dinning tents, kitchen tent, toilet tents, carry mats, water cans, kitchen utensils and accessories etc.
  • All trekking staff : Mountain Guide, Trek Cook, Helper, Horse/Pony
  • Transportation for trek staff, equipment and food items.
  • Potable oxygen cylinder as per requirement
  • Hyperbaric Gamow bag as per requirement
  • First Aid Box (No imported medicines and accessories)
  • Any Inner-line permits applicable as per the regions.

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL NOT INCLUDE :

  • Airfares
  • Trekking shoes
  • Food & meals while not trekking
  • Government Service tax 3.09% on package
  • Medical and insurance of any kind.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and items of personal nature.

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CANCELLATION POLICY :

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

REFUND POLICY :

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

CONFIRMATION POLICY :

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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