TREK TO MALANA - THE OLDEST PARLIAMENT IN THE WORLD
Total no. of days: 6 days
Type of Trek: Moderate to strenuous
Total no. of trek days: 6 days
Fixed Departure dates: Minimum 4 member group
Starting point of trek: Nagar
End point of trek: Near Kasol
Location Chart: Delhi - Manali - Nagar -
Rumsu - Base of Chandrakhani Pass - Malana - Manali
Best time to Visit: May, September to mid-November
Here we have an opportunity of exploring the famous Malana
village situated in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. It is surrounded
by lush-green forests, rugged mountain ranges and dirt
track. The most astonishing fact of the village is its
democratic setup. The Malana society elects its members
to administer the locality in peace. There are two houses
of the elected members, the lower and the upper house,
and because of this uniqueness it has been the subject
of many anthropological surveys. A good trek for those
who visit Kullu Manali but don't have enough time to go
for a long trek.
(315m) to Chandigarh (365m) to Manali (2050m); 4 hrs by
train and then 8 hours by Jeep
Leave Delhi for Chandigarh by Shatbadi Express at
7.40am. Chandigarh is famous for its Rock Garden. Leave
for Manali via Mandi by car/jeep. Mandi is a beautiful
town situated in on the banks of river Beas. Mandi is
blessed with 80 beautiful temples and the temples of Panchvaktra
and Trilokinath are famous for their architecture. There
are many places to explore near Mandi, Parashar lake,
Kamru Nag lake, Barot valley and Jehjheli valley are some
unexplored and yet untouched places near Mandi. Arrival
in Manali and escort to hotel for rest. Spend time around
the mall in the evening. Overnight stay in hotel.
After breakfast we take you to the Hadimba temple - a
famous woodwork in Pagoda style architecture. Then we
visit Snow point. Afterwards we visit Vashist famous for
its hot water springs.Later we go back to hotel for rest
and overnight stay.
Manali - Nagar (1840m) - Rumsu (2060m); 2 - 3 hrs
Leave Manali, famous for its castle and Roerich Art Gallery
dedicated to the famous Russian painter Nicholas Roerich
who married the Indian cine idol - Devika Rani. People
from all over the world come here to see works of this
lesser known artist who resided in the Himalayan valley.
We leave for Rumsu which is a small village for overnight
stay in tents.
Rumsu - Base of Chandrakhani Pass (3650m); 4 - 5 hrs
Leave for base of Chandrakhani from Rumsu. It offers a
bird's eye view of Kullu valley and Dhauladhar Range.
Arrival, dinner and overnight comfortable stay in tents.
Crossing Chandrakhani Pass (3650m ) - Malana (2650m);
After crossing Chandrakhani pass the trail ascends gradually.
Malana is a small village and very popular among trekkers as it has
its own language, customs and beliefs. It is governed
by the village elders. Explore Malana village and head
back to the tents for overnight stay.
Malana - Manali (5 - 6hrs)
From Malana (2650m) we descend till near Kasol , Manikaran.
From there leave for Bhuntar and follow the national highway
to reach Manali.