Maximum number of people:
Himachal Pradesh, Kullu
Total no. of days: 6 days
Type of Trek: Moderate to strenuous
Total no. of trek days: 6 days
Fixed Departure dates: Minimum 4 member group
Starting point of trek: Nagar
End point of trek: Near Kasol
Location Chart: Delhi – Manali – Nagar – Rumsu – Base of Chandrakhani Pass – Malana – Manali
Best time to Visit: May, September to mid-November
Here we have an opportunity of exploring the famous Malana village situated in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. It is surrounded by lush-green forests, rugged mountain ranges and dirt track. The most astonishing fact of the village is its democratic setup. The Malana society elects its members to administer the locality in peace. There are two houses of the elected members, the lower and the upper house, and because of this uniqueness it has been the subject of many anthropological surveys. A good trek for those who visit Kullu Manali but don’t have enough time to go for a long trek.
4 hrs by train and then 8 hours by Jeep
Leave Delhi for Chandigarh by Shatbadi Express at 7.40am. Chandigarh is famous for its Rock Garden. Leave for Manali via Mandi by car/jeep. Mandi is a beautiful town situated in on the banks of river Beas. Mandi is blessed with 80 beautiful temples and the temples of Panchvaktra and Trilokinath are famous for their architecture. There are many places to explore near Mandi, Parashar lake, Kamru Nag lake, Barot valley and Jehjheli valley are some unexplored and yet untouched places near Mandi. Arrival in Manali and escort to hotel for rest. Spend time around the mall in the evening. Overnight stay in hotel.
After breakfast we take you to the Hadimba temple - a famous woodwork in Pagoda style architecture. Then we visit Snow point. Afterwards we visit Vashist famous for its hot water springs.Later we go back to hotel for rest and overnight stay.
Leave Manali, famous for its castle and Roerich Art Gallery dedicated to the famous Russian painter Nicholas Roerich who married the Indian cine idol - Devika Rani. People from all over the world come here to see works of this lesser known artist who resided in the Himalayan valley. We leave for Rumsu which is a small village for overnight stay in tents.
Leave for base of Chandrakhani from Rumsu. It offers a bird's eye view of Kullu valley and Dhauladhar Range. Arrival, dinner and overnight comfortable stay in tents.
After crossing Chandrakhani pass the trail ascends gradually. Malana is a small village and very popular among trekkers as it has its own language, customs and beliefs. It is governed by the village elders. Explore Malana village and head back to the tents for overnight stay.
From Malana (2650m) we descend till near Kasol , Manikaran. From there leave for Bhuntar and follow the national highway to reach Manali.