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  • Trip introduction

    If you're looking for an adventurous trek, but don't have a lot of time to spare, the Malana-Chanderkhani trek is perfect for you. It takes you high up to a pass at about 12,000 feet, into the big peaks of the Himalayas, all in just 5 days. The route to Chanderkhani pass lies along the top of a ridge, and involves negotiating some tricky descents, crossing a gorge, and walking beside the gushing Beas river. The highlight for culture buffs is a visit to Malana village, an ancient village whose people believe they are descendents of Alexander the Great. You'll get to see a lifestyle and a belief system that is different from anything you've seen before. The trek to Malana begins with Chanderkhani Pass, and moves on to Malana, giving you just enough time to enjoy both.

    Destination

    Malana has fascinated travellers for years now. The locals Malanis have their own system of administration and discipline, choosing to follow their village god, Jamlu, and not the Constitution of India. They are friendly, but believe they are superior to outsiders. They don't like visitors touching them or their homes, so it is requested that you respect this. The region around the trek to Malana is fairly remote and so the culture and environment are untouched.

    On the return journey, you will cross Manikaran which lies in Punjab. It is not only beautiful, being located in the Parvati Valley; it is also home to the Manikaran hot springs.

    Destination highlights

    Visit the isolated, fascinating communities of Malana. | Trek on a ridge with Beas river on one side and Malana stream on the other. | Cover Chanderkhani Pass and Malana in one trek.

    Activity Details

    8200

    11970

    4428

    56 km

    28 hrs

    11 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Chanderkhani Pass trek: Naggar to Stelling

    Your trek begins in Naggar, taking you through forests of walnut, wild cherry and oak trees. The gradual climb takes you to Rumsu village, and on to the green meadows of Stelling. Your campsite lies amidst the pastures, with nature all around. Overnight stay in tents.

    Sleep in sturdy twin sharing tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Naggar

    Stelling

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

    Veg | Non-veg
    Day 2 of the Chanderkhani Pass trek: Stelling to Base Camp Chiklani
    Day 3 of the Chanderkhani Pass trek: Pass day!
    Day 4 of Chanderkhani Pass trek: Nagruni Thach to Malana
    Day 5 of the Chanderkhani Pass trek: Return to Manikaran and Kullu
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  • Cancellation policy

    If you cancel 45 days before departure of the Chanderkhani Pass trek: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    If you cancel 30-45 days before departure of the Chanderkhani Pass trek: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    If you cancel 15-30 days before departure of the Chanderkhani Pass trek: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    If you cancel 15 days or less before departure of the Chanderkhani Pass trek: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    The operator has a set of guidelines for the Chanderkhani Pass trek that must be adhered to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ & ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise on travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader during the trek to Malana.

    Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited on the Chanderkhani Pass trek.

    While trekking participants must follow a proper waste disposal system.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, the operator will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life.

    If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary of this trip is changed, the extra charges for accommodation, transport, etc, will be borne by the guests. The same will be applicable if a guest decides to change the itinerary due to personal reasons, injury, or bad health.

    Participants will be required to fill up an indemnity form before the Chanderkhani Pass trek. You are requested to inform the operator if you're suffering from any major ailment and submit your health certificate.

    All fixed departure trips will be run according to a fixed schedule and standard services. In case of individual requirements, the operator may not be able to entertain the request or may have to charge additional amounts. Please be aware of this fact.
    • Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure
    • Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 2 guides for the group

    • Accomodation in tents on twin sharing
    • Clean and fresh sleeping bags, camping mattresses, toilet tents while camping
    • All meals as specified
    • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
    • First-aid kit
    • Transport to and from start/end point as per the itinerary
    • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
    • Service tax

    Excludes

    • Any costs or services not mentioned in inclusions

    • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
    • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
    • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
    • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc.
    • Insurance
    • Personal porter/mule for personal luggage (can be availed at an additional cost of Rs.1800)

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shirts/t-shirts – 2/3
    • Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve t-shirt
    • Trekking pants (water resistant/repellent and having inside lining for extra warmth) – 2
    • Windproof/water resistant
    • Down jacket with min 600 fill power rating
    • Thick fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap (balaclava)
    • Inner fleece gloves
    • Outer water proof gloves
    • Thick woollen socks and regular socks (4-5 pairs) Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable waterproof (Goretex) trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole and high ankles are recommended)
    • Camp shoes (these can be easy to slip in sneakers/sport shoes)
    • Gaiters
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • 3/4 season imported alpine tents
    • Fresh and clean sleeping bags
    • Good quality camping mattresses
    • Camping stools
    • Mess tent
    • Toilet tents (2) with portable toilet seats
    • First aid/medical kit.

    You need to get

    • Small light weight towel
    • Insulated water bottle and hydration pack (optional)
    • Cap/floppy hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
    • Sun glasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (imp when traversing through snow)
    • Sturdy walking stick/trekking pole
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Book, if you like reading
    • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
    • Carry rain cover for your bags
    • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
    • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.