Manali is a very popular destination in Himachal Pradesh and is accessible by road.
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.
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.
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.
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
Lunch | Dinner
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.
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.
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