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  • Trip introduction

    This 4-day trek to Malana Village takes you to a Himachali village shrouded in mystery and myth, and famous for being the world’s oldest democracy. It has become famous (or infamous) internationally for cannabis, but there’s more to Malana than just drugs. This is also one of the most fascinating treks in the Kullu Valley. In the first place, you'll camp on the outskirts of Malana village, giving you time to visit a village that seems stuck in time. Here, they have their own rules and way of life. The villagers themselves, with their light skin and eyes, speaking in their very own dialect, make you very aware of the fact that you're an outsider here.

    You'll trek to Malana Village alongside ancient shrines, rocky outcrops, tribal villages with traditional wooden homes, deep forests, snow-capped mountain peaks and bubbling mountain streams. You will also visit Chandrakhani Pass on the way.

    IMPORTANT: This is a private trip and requires a minimum of 8 people to make a booking.

    Destination

    Your trek to Malana Village begins in Manali, from where you'll be driven to Naggar to start the trek. At night, you'll camp out in tents, amidst terraced green fields and picturesque meadows. En route to Malana, you'll trek up to Chandrakhani Pass which lies at 12,000 feet. The highlight of this Malana Village trek however, is Malana, which is considered the world’s oldest democracy as the residents only recently allowed outsiders into their village. It still has some beautifully carved wooden houses and an old world charm in the air. Legend has it that the exotic looking people of this village are descendants of Alexander The Great.

    Destination highlights

    Trek through lush green valleys and conifer forests of the Himalayas. | Witness a unique life in Malana village, with its own customs and traditions. | Photograph breathtaking views of the Pir Panjal and other mountain ranges. | Conquer 12,000 feet at Chandrakhani Pass.

    Activity Details

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    20 hrs

    6 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Malana Village trek: Manali to Rumsu

    Today you'll begin the drive from Manali to Naggar. The drive takes you through winding mountain roads on an hour-long drive to Naggar, from where you begin your Malana trek. The trek to Malana Village weaves along a trail, past charming villages to your campsite in Rumsu. Overnight in tents at the campsite.

    Sleep overnight in tents on triple sharing basis

    Day 1 Milestone

    Manali

    Rumsu

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of Malana Village trek: Rumsu to Chandrakhani Basecamp
    Day 3 of Malana Village trek: Chandrakhani Pass and Malana
    Day 4 of Malana Village trek: Return to Manali
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 30 days or more before the departure of the Malana Village trek: 90% of trek cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 21-30 days prior to departure of the Malana Village trek: 60% of trek cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 20-11 days prior to departure of the Malana Village trek: 30% of trek cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 0-10 days prior to departure of the Malana Village trek: No refund.

    No show and trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.

    Rules on trip

    On the Malana Village trek, travellers will have to be very careful in the village of Malana. You cannot touch the homes of the villagers, or even make any contact with the villagers themselves, whether by accident or intentionally. You will be asked to pay fines if you touch either, and will not be able to negotiate the amounts.

    Travellers must ask for permission before taking photographs of the villagers on this trek to Malana Village.

    Permission has to be sought from village elders before visiting certain locations, so travellers cannot explore the village on their own.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Any additional costs due to weather/unforeseen situations on the Malana Village trek, will have to be borne by the traveller.

    The team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary.

    Any changes/cancellation in the itinerary of the trek to Malana Village due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.

    It is recommended that you avoid planning any onward journeys on the same day as your return.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • All veg meals from Day 1 lunch to Day 4 breakfast

    • Tented accommodation on triple share basis
    • All necessary fees and permits
    • Transportation from Manali to Manali
    • Qualified and experienced trek guide and support staff
    • All camping gears complying with international standards
    • First aid qualified instructor

    Excludes

    • Any meal during transit

    • Any expenses of personal nature
    • Insurance of any kind
    • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag (can be arranged with prior notice)
    • Anything not mentioned explicitly in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shirts/t-shirts – 2-3
    • Trekking pants – 2
    • Windproof jacket of decent quality
    • Warm and thick fleece/full sleeve woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (Upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs)
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (Shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items
    • Suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Technical equipment if required
    • All camping equipment during the trip, including tents, sleeping bags and mats
    • First-aid kit

    You need to get

    • Duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack
    • Day pack/small bag which you carry on your back everyday with your essentials
    • Raincoat/Poncho
    • Small, lightweight towel
    • Water bottle (sturdy ones)
    • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
    • Sunglasses
    • Walking stick/Trekking pole
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Torch/Flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Rain cover for bags
    • Waterproof bags to pack belongings in case of heavy rains
    • Camera
    • Lightweight floaters or sandals

    Medical Kit

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