Naggar is situated about 20 km south of Manali. It is well connected by road.
The nearest airport is at Kullu which is about 30 km away.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lunch | Dinner
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.
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.