Trek to Malana - Chandrakhani Pass, Himachal Pradesh - 4 Batches in 2017 - Registration is ON
This is one of the most captivating treks in the
Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh. At an altitude of 9,938 feet, lies the village
of Malana also known as the village of Taboo. Malana is considered as one of the
oldest democracies in the world and it is widely believed that people of Malana
are direct descendant of Greeks, who visited India during one of their campaigns
under Alexander the Great. The Malana - Chandrakhani Pass trek begins at Naggar
after a short drive from Manali off the left bank of River Beas. After crossing
the Chanderkhani Pass (3600m), this trek gets to the Malana village, famous for
its distinct and very reserved social culture. Care and respect for local
customs is essential.
|Duration||7 Days, 6 Nights - Manali to Manali|
|Highest Altitude||3,660 Meters / 12,000 Feet ASL|
|Grade||Moderate - Difficult|
|Temperature||Day time : 3 C to 8 C. Night: -4 to -6 C.|
|Best Time||June to October.|
|Terrain||Coniferous Forest, Alpine Meadows and Rocky.|
|Activity Type||High-Altitude Trekking|
|Region||Himachal Pradesh - India|
|Nearest Airport||Kullu, Himachal Pradesh|
|Nearest Railways Station||Jogindernagar - Himachal Pradesh|
Day 1: Arrival in Manali and Jeep ride to Base Camp:
The team will be transported by jeep to Pulag (Base Camp) via Naggar (29 km) from Manali. Delightfully situated on a wooded slope and commanding an extensive view of the valley, it is famous for its temples, ancient castle, and the Roerich Art Gallery. The orientation program will be conducted regarding general awareness of the trek with marching and packing techniques.
Day 2: Pulag to Nayatapu - 4 to 5 Hours (10,000 feet / 3048 Meters) :
We start the trek after breakfast. The trail goes through dense forest full of oaks, fir and chestnuts. Its moderate ascent & will take almost 4-5 hours. We will be on plain ground from where we can see the view of Beas River, Manali city & many more beautiful villages & peaks. Overnight stay in Nayatapu campsite. Legend has it that thousands of years ago, Jamlu (the presiding deity of Malana) was carrying a basket containing the Gods of Kullu. On the top of the pass, when he opened the basket, a very strong wind blew and the Gods fell all over the Kullu valley to their present abodes. Since then, the valley is known as the ‘valley of Gods’.
Day 3: Nayatapu to Chaklani (2378 Meters). 3 - 4 Hours
Trek today will be moderate and takes around three to four hours depending on the pace. Hanuman Tibba and Friendship peaks are visible from the distance. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 4: Chaklani to Nagruni (3000 Meters) via Chandrakhani Pass (3660 Meters). 5 - 6 Hours.
Today, we will trek all the way till Chandrakhani Pass at 3,600 Meters with a steady climb through conifer forest and meadows. The trail offers magnificent views of Pir Panjal range, Dhauladhar range with peaks rising above 6000 mts and Parvathi valley. Packed lunch at Chandrakhani pass and start the descent for Nagruni campsite. Overnight stay at Nagruni.
Day 5: Nagruni to Bihali. 3 - 4 Hours
The trek to Bihali from Nagruni takes aroud three to four hours. The trek route here is a moderate Ascent all the way and trekkers will find a small village named ‘Dhudhon’ where people of Malana lives for cultivation. Overnight stay in Bihali.
Day 6: Bihali to Malana and back to Pulag.
On this day we will trek to Malana village and get down to Malana Dam to take a jeep ride back to Pulag base camp via Parvati valley. Overnight stay at Pulag.
Day 7: Departure
After having a breakfast, the jeep will drop you back to Manali. The trip ends here with loads of memories. :)
Meeting Point : Manali Bus Depot at 07:30 AM
Ending Point : Manali on Day 7
Participation Fees Rs.8,900/- Per Person
- Trek equipments like Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent.
- Nutritious, high calorie vegetarian food
- Guide, cook and camp helpers.
- Tented accommodation
- First Aid
- Forest Permission Charges
- Trained Coordinator for the trek
- Any expenses of personal nature like phone call etc.
- Any air/train to reach Delhi and return from Delhi.
- Travel from Delhi to Manali.
- Any hotel accommodation.
- Horses with horsemen to carry your loads on the route.
- Your Accommodation or any other expenses before or after the trek schedule.
- Extra food apart from above mentioned things.
Click this link to know the List of things to carry, Do's & Dont's, Fitness required.
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Policy, just in case you have to cancel your participation.
Read our Refund Policy, in case we are forced to cancel this event.
Important points to be noted before registering.
For any clarification email us at [email protected] or call on 9611102222 / 9902027262
*Itinerary can be changed, in the case of snow, rainfall, and landslides.
How to Reach Manali:
There are two options to reach Manali from Delhi.
1)From Delhi railway station you can take the Ranikhet Express (5014) Departs from Delhi around 10:40 PM and arrives Kathgodam at 5:30 AM.
2)From Delhi station, you can take Uttar spark grants (5035) Departs from Delhi around 4:00 pm and arrives Kathgodam at 10:40 pm.
Manali is very well-connected to important tourist destinations like Leh, Shimla, Kullu, Dharamshala and New Delhi by means of a network of state-run as well as private buses. The bus journey from Delhi to Manali is 550 kilometres, and it is advisable to book your tickets in the air-conditioned Volvo coaches, as the buses are more comfortable than ordinary ones, keeping in mind the long distance of the journey.
80 Ft Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage,
Opp BSNL Telephone Exchange,
Landmark - Jeevan Bhima Nagar Main Rd.
Bangalore - 560 075