3. Malana and Chanderkhani Pass trek
The Malana-Chanderkhani Pass trek is one of the top weekend treks in Manali, because it takes you through evergreen meadows, cool pine and oak forests, and picture-perfect valleys, and can be done in 2-3 days. You’ll have a chance to see the legendary village of Malana, with its unique lifestyle and ancient architecture. En route, you’ll see the snow-covered peaks of Pir-Panjal and the Parvati mountain range. The Chanderkhani Pass Trek takes you high up to a pass at about 12,000 feet, long the top of a ridge. This route also involves negotiating some tricky descents, crossing a gorge, and walking beside the gushing Beas river. With a host of experiences and pleasant weather, the Malana-Chanderkhani Pass trek finds itself on a list of the top weekend treks around Manali.