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  • Trip introduction

    This day trip is perfect for those looking for a quick look at Malana. If you’re curious about this legendary village, where the locals run their own democracy, speak a language known only to themselves (and believed to be the devil’s language), and fiercely guard their culture against outsiders, this trek gives you a glimpse into their lives.

    The trail takes you through the beautiful village, where you might be able to meet the locals, and if you’re lucky, you’ll hear the stories about how they descended from Alexander the Great.

    The Malana people believe anyone not from the village are untouchable, and have to undergo extensive purification rituals. It is strongly advised that you do not touch any person, home or structure here without permission.

    IMPORTANT: To book this trip, you need a minimum of 4 persons.

    Destination

    Malana is the oldest village in the state of Himachal. Situated in the Parvati valley, it is surrounded by the peaks of Chandrakhani and Deo Tibba. Apart from the cannabis-related taboo surrounding the village, there are ancient temples and structures to admire, and plenty to learn. The village itself lies in the midst of beautiful forests at a height of 9500 feet, so you’ll have gorgeous views all along.

    Destination highlights

    Visit the mysterious Malana village and meet the locals | Get a glimpse into the workings of the world’s oldest democracy | Enjoy a day trek from Manali

    Activity Details

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    8701

    3900

    8 kms

    7 hrs

    8 kms

    Trip details
  • Trek to Malana village

    Report to Jari by 07:00 am, and board the waiting vehicles to Malana Dam. The trek begins from here. It’s not a difficult climb, but you can expect a steep incline as you’re gaining height fast. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the village, and eat your lunch. You’ll begin your descent later that afternoon, and will be back at Jari by 06:00 pm. Trip ends here.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Jari

    Jari

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch

    Veg
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  • Cancellation policy

    Cancellations more than 5 days before departure: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    Cancellations 0-4 days before departure: No refund

    Rules on trip

    You cannot touch the inhabitants or structures of this village. Doing so could result in fines and payments, at best.

    The trek leader’s decision is final and binding.

    Please respect the village and its inhabitants while you visit.

    Do not litter or deface natural structures or monuments.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Any expenses occurring from change in schedule due to weather conditions or personal health issues are to be borne by the participants. Himalaya Destination will not be responsible for weather as well as health issues.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport required in the trek

    • Packed lunch

    Excludes

    • Cold drinks, mineral water, dry snacks etc.

    • Any meals/services not mentioned
    • Personal porters for carrying trekker’s day backpacks
    • Personal insurance
    • Costs of emergency evacuations
    • Food/beverages on the journey to and from the start point

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Cotton clothes
    • Good trekking shoes
    • A warm jacket
    • A warm layer for under your jacket
    • Woollen or monkey cap covering head and ears
    • Gloves, if you want
    • Not to wear - Sandals and floaters
    • 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

    • Expertise of a skilled guide
    • Basic first aid kit

    You need to get

    • Daypack (35-40 litres)
    • Extra pair of socks
    • UV protected sunglasses
    • Water bottle
    • Torch/flashlight
    • Swiss knife
    • Match box
    • Cold cream
    • Sunscreen
    • Towel
    • Walking stick
    • Any energy drinks or dry snacks you want

    Medical Kit

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