Trek to Malana and Chanderkhani Pass
Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India
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2017
Sat, 09 Sep, 2017
15
Sat, 23 Sep, 2017
15
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  • Duration in Days
  • 15
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    Group Size
  • 7
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    years
Date
Seats
2017
Sat, 09 Sep, 2017
15
Sat, 23 Sep, 2017
15
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Physical (3)

Cultural (4)

Nature (4)

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  • Trip introduction

    If you're looking for an adventurous trek that takes you to a unique place, 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. The route to the pass lies along the top of a ridge, and the trek also 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, where you cannot touch the locals. You'll get to see a lifestyle and a belief system that is different from anything you've seen before.

    The trek 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 claim descendence from Alexander the Great, and 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.

    The region around 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 communities of Malana
    • Trek on a ridge with Beas river on one side and Malana stream on the other
    • Trek through the snow (only April-early June)

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    The operator has a set of guidelines that all participants must adhere to, based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ and ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and prioritise 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 trip leader/guide at all times.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted.

    Cancellation policy

    If you cancel 45 days before departure: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

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

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

    If you cancel 15 days or less before departure: No refund

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator takes utmost care to ensure the 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.

    All participants would be required to sign an indemnity form before the start of the program, without which they will not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

    If due to bad weather, sickness, any natural calamity or any other personal reason the itinerary is changed, the extra charges arising due to it will be borne by the guests.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Naggar Bus Stand
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    Drop off point
    Kullu Bus Stand
    Mode of transport
    SUV
    Start point
    Naggar, Himachal Pradesh
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    End point
    Kullu
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    04:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    28 hrs
    Total distance covered
    56 km
    Start point elevation
    8200 feet
    Maximum elevation
    11970 feet
    Minimum elevation
    4428 feet
    Average per day distance
    11 km
  • Day 1: 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 in tents.
    /Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure Trek on steep Himalayan slopes.

    Day 2: Stelling to Base Camp Chiklani

    Today you'll hike through pastoral meadows with greenery and wildlife all around. You'll see the landscape changing, with the oak and conifer trees being replaced by birch trees. There's a slight uphill section to get to basecamp Chiklani, where you'll be camping for the night.
    /Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure Spend time admiring magnificent views of the mighty Himalayas.

    Day 3: Chanderkhani Pass

    Today is Pass Day! You'll begin by climbing to Dhalakda Pathar, surrounded by views of snow-capped mountains and sprawling valleys. A ridge climb takes you to Chanderkhani Pass, from where you can see the Bara Bangal range, the Pir Panjal range, and lots more. You'll rest a while and admire thr pass, but you'll soon have to start your descent to Nagruni Thach. It's a tricky section because of the steep downward slope. Overnight in Nagruni.
    /Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure Capture panoramic views of snow-capped peaks.

    Day 4: Nagruni Thach to Malana

    Finally, today you'll reach Malana. Malana lies below Chanderkhani Pass, and it is a steep route, but you'll be walking through beautiful conifer forests. You'll arrive in Malana village and set up camp for overnight stay. Overnight in Malana.
    /Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure Visit the famous village of Malana and Manikaran.

    Day 5: Return to Manikaran and Kullu

    Take the trail towards Jari today. It's a steep downward route through fields and deodar forests, and even over a gorge crossing. At Jari, there are vehicles waiting to take you to Manikaran, and on to Kullu. Trip ends here.
    /Trekking Malana Chanderkhani Himachal Pradesh Himalayas Adventure Dip your feet in crystal clear Himalayan rivulets.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Naggar
    End point
    Stelling
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 km
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Stelling
    End point
    Base camp Chiklani
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 km
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Base camp Chiklani
    End point
    Nagruni Thach
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 km
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Nagruni Thach
    End point
    Malana
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 km
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Malana
    End point
    Kullu
    Day start time
    06:30 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 km
    Trekking time
    3 hrs
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  • 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
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery and gadgets

    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.
  • Day 1: Naggar to Stelling

    Sleep in sturdy twin sharing tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 2: Stelling to Base Camp Chiklani

    Sleep in sturdy twin sharing tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 3: Chanderkhani Pass

    Sleep in sturdy twin sharing tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 4: Nagruni Thach to Malana

    Sleep in sturdy twin sharing tents in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Day 5: Return to Manikaran and Kullu

    Trip ends before nightfall.

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