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Manali Malana - 3 Nts / 4 Days


Months: End June through mid-October
Number of Days - 4Days
Maximum Altitude - 3610m (Chanderkhani Pass)
Grade: Moderate Strenuous

Day 1: Manali Naggar - Rumsu (2600m): Drive ½ hour- Trek: 1 hour
The trek starts from the small village of Naggar which has an ancient castle of the Kullu rajahs now converted into a Tourism Hotel. A bit uphill is the quaint cottage of Nicolas Roerich the famous Russian philosopher and painter who lived here till the mid 1940s. It is now a museum run by a trust supported by the Russian government. The trail ascends steeply along a dry rivulet and reaches the charming Rumsu village. Camp is held about 2 hours ahead of this village.

Day 2: Rumsu -Over Chanderkhani pass Malana Village (2651m): 6 hours
Climbing gradually, we cross lush green meadows and stately forests of Deodar, Oak and Fir till we reach the saddle of the 3610-metre high Chanderkhani Pass. The trail now descends steeply through a scree-strewn slope till the Malana glen and village. We set up camp outside this unusual village where ancient traditions are still respected by every soul here'

Day 3: In Malana
Malana is still comparatively isolated and its inhabitants have an unusual history which traces their ancestry to one of the lost armies of Alexander the Great who tried to unsuccessfully over run India in 56 BC. Their language and coarse costumes are quite different than that of the rest of the Kullu valley and so are their customs. Leather is taboo and so is the touching of any thing within the village.

Day 4: Malana Jari - 4 Hours
The trail descends steeply over a steep slope which tends to be strenuous. After a downhill walk we reach the small hamlet of Jari in the Parvati valley from where a Jeep transports you back to Manali.

Other Short Treks around Manali
S. No. Treks Days
1. Manali Bijli Mahadev Temple 3
2. Manali Seruvalsar Lake 3
3. Manali Bhrighu Lake 3
4. Manali Khirganga via Pulga 4
5. Manali Solang Valley Beas Kund 5
6. Manali Hamta 6
7. Manali Base of Deo Tibba 5


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