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The Malana Village Trek is one of the popular Trekking spots in Himachal Pradesh. This is near the famous Chandra Khanni Pass. I did a little bit of re...
Loved the trek..though trek was a little diffiuclt,,but the scenic beauty and the peace it provides is worth the penny spent and pain taken for the tre...
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Cherished as one of the most interesting trek to Malana Village is a must do trek for you. Away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and safely hidden from the eyes this trek has been attracting a lot of people lately. The high mountains of the Himalayas hold some of the best secrets and one such secret is this majestic village in Malana. It is believed that the villagers residing in this village are the descendant of the great Alexander the Great’s soldiers.
The scenic beauty of the region together with the uniqueness of the villagers makes it very interesting. You can see the uniqueness in the lifestyle and social structures of the villagers. These villagers have their own administration and are considered as the oldest republic in the world. Although the people do not mix with the other people they are extremely proud of their culture. The beckoning valley, the scintillating streams and the mountains at the background are just perfect for everyone.
You will have the best time at night, gazing at the billion starts right up above you. Malana is around 21kms from Kasol and your trekking trail takes you through some of the majestic scenes of the region. Feast your eyes on the Distance Mountains and listen to the birds chirping as you continue your trek. For reaching Malana you will have to cross over Chanderkhani Pass. Your trekking trails take you through beautiful alpine pasture and soak in the beautiful view of the high mountain peaks. There might be a few steep ascend during the trek but the beauty of the place will never let you down. Spend some time by the small streams and get close to nature while you head out for this one of a kind amazing trek to Malana Village.
On the very first day, start from New Delhi to Manali in an AC Bus, which will take around 12 hours.
Get down at Patlikuhal (20 kms before Manali and 20 kms after Kullu) from bus.
Aftermath, get a jeep ride to Rumsu base camp(10 kms).
Freshen up and have your breakfast before you will undergo through registration process for the trek.
Post lunch, go for an acclimatisation walk. Orientation regarding the trek will be given by the chief organiser in the evening. The orientation will cover information like ruck sack packing, marching/walking technique and general awareness about a Himalayan Trek.
Stay overnight at Rumsu base camp.
Finish your breakfast and then start your trek to the Ghankulhadi camp site. The trek goes through some dense forest full of pine, fir, oaks, chestnuts trees.
The trek involves moderate ascend and will take around 3 to 4 hours. Stop at Sterling for lunch.
Stay overnight in tents at Ghankulhadi camp site.
Start the trek to Chaklani camp site after having your breakfast.
Chaklani campsite is at 3,450 meters and offers amazing views of Manali valley. It takes around 4-5 hours to reach to the camp site.
The first part of the trek has a moderate ascend but later it becomes easy. Find many peaks like Ali Ratna, Friendship peak, Deo Tibba , Hanuman Tibba, Tiger Teeth and others.
Stay overnight in tents at Chaklani camp site.
Start the day early in the morning by 06:00 AM. It takes around 3 hours to reach to the top of Chandrakhani Pass(3,660 meters) from Chakhlani Camp Site.
Enjoy your packed lunch at Chandrakhani top. Post to it, descend for Nagroni camp site. The route from here is a descend and will take around 3 hours.
Stay overnight in tents at Nagroni camp site.
Today you will have the trek to Malana from Nagroni and it takes around 4 to 5 hours. The trek route has a moderate descend all the way.
En route you can see a small village name Dudhon. The villagers are Malani people who have settled there for cultivation.
Malana is a unique village with its own unique culture. Its claimed to be the oldest democracy and the local believe that they are the descendants of Alexandar. The village has its own law book and rules. Outsiders are not allowed to touch any of the books and things.
Stay overnight in tents at Malana base camp.
Today, you will be descending to Malana Dam.
The route is steep descend but short and does not take more than an hour.
Enjoy the ride to Rumsu base camp, have hot lunch at the base camp.
Departure by 05:00 PM for New Delhi by an AC bus.
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Rated : 5.0
The Malana Village Trek is one of the popular Trekking spots in Himachal Pradesh. This is near the famous Chandra Khanni Pass. I did a little bit of research before going here. Malana in Himachal Pradesh is a tribal village, and this is considered as one of the oldest democracy in the world. The trek starts at Manali, and the trek ends at the Baralacha Pass on the Manali-Leh road. We took a flight to Manali, took this trek, and after that we went to Leh from the Baralacha Pass. It was a lovely week we had here.5/5
Rated : 5.0
Loved the trek..though trek was a little diffiuclt,,but the scenic beauty and the peace it provides is worth the penny spent and pain taken for the trek.Its a must visit place at least once i n a lifetime!!
Rated : 5.0
Hi guys, I am from manali, live in bangalore. I am proffesional Sales guy who deal with fortune 500 companies and sell them events. parvati valley- guys just visit once, then parvati valley will call you again n again. note: never ever share negative vibes- vth people, natuire and animals. karma - himalayas run on.. give respect, be good to yourself, eat smoke cream, decide what you want in life...m goin to orrow valley..ryte now i am in offfice itrs raining outside, tmorow m gonna on the high way to valley..m gonna leave the office everything, need some tyme for myself...never ever give up in life..i believe in good deeds. Cream ol u get in himalayas. the pure malana cream, tosh balls,manali finger, chapati,charas sticks many more diffrent types of cannabois sative.. do not carry much money vth yuh...do not stay in hotels, keep calm and stay in tents wherever u wanna be, just travel, explore, click n keep clean. u know what u do not need any reviews to go up there. ol u need is love towards yourself, n if u r really thinling to do smthing in your life or u have done something just go n spend some days over there. its not about parties or about the stfff, kts ol about nature. Get Connect to nature feel the parvati gestures and take care of it... do not hesitate to talk to anyone. Respect the culture of malana- they have there own rituals, as bieng himachali i know how much it matters to them, do not disturb any creature,just be the good soul, do goood deeeds, fukc u cant even imagine how crazy awsome blessed u gonne feeel once yuh up there.. best way to go parvati valley- delhi to manikaran volvo bus...travel in night from delhi u gonna reach early morning 6-7 at kasol. get down , smoke some joints think wt uh wanna do, wanna go malana coool! Its really good if yu have guide vth youh. coz there are lotts of things u need to care about. may be there vl be no wifi bt u will find better conmnection. Love peace trust believe power...boooom
Rated : 5.0
Malana had always been on my 'Wish-list', finally got a chance to visit this hippie land. Amazing village- more than localids you see Firangis here. Loved the entire trek. The place is so beautiful and calm, not one I felt the need of coming back.
Rated : 5.0
Kasol and Malana were two places that I had always dreamt of visiting and damn this place is beautiful. Malana is a typical village that has more number of foreigners than Indians. Loved the entire village trek. View is great, people are awesome. Loved the entire trek.
Rated : 5.0
Had an awesome trek here. Very well conducted and professionalism at its best. NOT one thing went wrong and that is really saying something!
Rated : 4.0
The beauty of this trek is that it is very easy to perform. The trek to Malana led us through the most beautiful picturesque and very pleasing landscapes. One can witness birch forests, rhododendron bushes, and dense lush meadows throughout the trek. The trek is meant to offer awe-inspiring views. The snow-capped Dhaula Dhar covers the south of the trek; the Hanuman Tibba is at the head of this trek at the Solang Valley. We also came across the Ghalpo peaks in Lahaul. We visited this place in October, and that seemed to be a right time. To take this trek and visit the village, permission must be sought from the villagers.
Rated : 4.0
The best part about this trek is the snowy range of the area lying between the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. In the Bara Banghal area, which is in the Central Himachal Pradesh, the beauty of the trek gets magnified. I so enjoyed this trek. After that, we got to visit the Parbati valley, which was another wonder by itself. It was hemmed in by gigantic mountain peaks. I so recommend this trek for such rave sights.
Rated : 4.0
This trek was quite mediocre. While the only reason I took this trek was to visit the village, I know wish I found another way to visit this village. The village is quite different and has different set of rules. It is a beautiful village with a close knit community. I felt sad to invade their privacy in form of sightseeing, but knowing about them is very important as a cultural science student. This trek was quite fine and interesting. I enjoyed the overall trekking experience.
Rated : 4.0
The trek starts from New Delhi. We travelled to Manali from Delhi, and then we travelled to Ganachalani, where we started trekking. In the middle we visited some art galleries and a museum at the Naggar Village; this was slightly boring. From there, we went ahead trekking. The trek ended in the Manali-Leh road, thus making it convenient for people to go to Leh from there.
How to reach Malana?
Your tour will start after getting picked up in an air-conditioned bus from New Delhi to Manali which will be an around 12 hours journey. Get down at Patlikuhal and then take a jeep ride to Rumsu base camp, which is a 10 km drive. From there we will start our trek to Malana Village.
What all places we will cover during this trek?
During the trip, visit Gowrishankar temple,Tripura sundari, Roerich art gallery and explore the peaks of Ali Ratna, Friendship peak, Deo Tibba and Hanuman Tibba. Also enjoy the trek to Chandrakhani Pass and Malana that are locations of complete serenity.
What is the difficulty level of Malan village trek?
This is a fairly easy trek, good for first timers.
What are Malana Village rules?
The people of Malana village have their own administration and are considered as the oldest democracy in the world. If any traveller is travelling to this village then need to follow the rule of not touching any of the walls, houses and even the people there. If they do so then they have to pay some fine to cover the lamb’s sacrificial slaughter in order to purify the impure. They need to sign with consent that only the village council would be in an authority position, not the authority from outside. It is believed that the natives of this village are the descendants of Alexander the Great’s soldiers. The villagers have a unique lifestyle and own social structures. Malanis are extremely proud of their culture and do not like to mingle with outsiders. The villagers have their own set of law. One can see that in recent times no police ever entered the village and they do not have any respect for the outside authority. They are a unique tribal community staying away from the hustle and
How much do we have to trek each day?
We will cover anywhere between 8-15kms a day barring the days left out for sightseeing, travelling and other tourist activities.
Is it a safe trek for girls?
For girls, trekking is extremely safe. The trekking company has highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent. Always make sure that you are never left on your own. Understand your pace and be with the group.
When is the best time do Malan Village trek?
The best time to go is from June to September.
What level of fitness is expected from me?
This trek is fairly easy. But it makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.
What all things I should carry for Malana trek?
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. Trekking shoes Trainers or sandals for river crossings and camp use Walking socks (3 pairs) Spare laces Trekking trousers Waterproof overtrousers Underwear Thermal baselayer - leggings Baselayer shirts (short sleeve and 1 long sleeve) Shirts or T-shirts Fleece jacket or warm jumper Waterproof jacket Sunhat Warm hat Sunglasses Gloves or mittens Daypack 30 litres Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.) Headtorch and spare batteries Water bottles 1 litre (x2) Sleeping bag (comfort rated -10ºC) (minus 15ºC for late November and December trips)* Washbag and toiletries Antibacterial handwash Small towel Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Small padlock (to lock your
What kind of shoes I should have?
You should carry high-ankle trekking shoes. Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For this particular trek, shoes with thick souls are recommended.
What will be the facility of food and water during the trek?
There are proper meals with subsequent nutritional values planned for the people coming in for the trek. From dinner on Day 1 to hot Lunch on Day 6, all meals will be provided. This would include nutritional vegetarian meals, a total of 6 in a day, with the addition of tea and coffee during breaks.
What all medicines I should carry? Can I take diamox?
Carrying medicines is important while trekking anywhere in the world. Your first-aid should have anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide but make sure that you don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option. During the trekking you may not have access to pharmacies. So it’s better to have medications ready. Yes, you can carry diamox and can be taken too if having sickness/nausea.
Will there be mobile connectivity?
Indian mobile networks do not work for most part of this trek. Vodafone and BSNL are the only mobile networks that work in patches along the way (but are inconsistent).
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