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Vrund Malik


I'm regular to Malana for obvious reasons but this time I decided to do something different I went through village trek and damn this place is absolute...


Malati Varman


Malana Village Trek is something that I never even read about. Recently, I saw a FB share from an acquaintance but beautiful and popular Trekking spots...

Malana Trek Overview

Trip Location: Malana

About the Malana Trek:

Indulge in this exciting 6 days 5 nights Malana trekking expedition in Malana village in Himachal Pradesh and get a chance to explore the amazing beauty of this region. Start your tour 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. 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. This package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trek.

About the Malana Village:

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 Malana village 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.

Quick Facts About 
Malana Trek:

Meals: All meals Included

Best Time: June to September

Difficulty level: Easy Trek

Malana Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Drive New Delhi to Manali.

    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.

  • Day 2 - Manali to Ganachalani

    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.

  • Day 3 - Trek to Chaklani 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.

  • Day 4 - Trek to Chandrakhani Pass

    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.

  • Day 5 - Trek to Malana

    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.

  • Day 6 - Descending from Malana

    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.


  • Stay in tents and camps on sharing basis


  • All Meals Included


  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

  • Travelling Cost ( Two way AC bus )
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  • Sleeping bag
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  • Sleeping mat
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  • Camping ground booking
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  • Forest permit


  • Two way transfers from Delhi to Manali is provided in a Volvo-AC bus.
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  • Transport during the trek is provided in jeep, wherever necessary.

Things To Carry

  • Woollen clothes
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  • Jackets
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  • Wind-cheater
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  • Socks(4 pairs)
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  • Thermal wear(1-2 pairs)
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  • Trekking shoes
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  • Snow gloves/normal gloves
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  • Sun glasses/goggles
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  • Lunch box, water bottle, spoon
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  • Sun-cream lotion.
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  • Personal medication
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  • Raincoat
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  • Torch and batteries
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  • Ruck Sack bag
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  • Glucon D, Mycoderm powder


  • Medical certificate for fitness for doing Himalayan Trek is mandatory.
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  • Separate tents for boys and girls.
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  • Rain coat, good trekking shoes and 1 pair thermal inner wear is must.
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  • Smoking, drinking & consumption of illicit substances is strictly prohibited.
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  • Buying of any illegal material is strictly prohibited, the participant will be detained and handed over to government authority.
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  • Instructions from guide should be strictly followed.

Tour Type

  • This is a group tour

Malana Trek: Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • Same Day cancellations are non refundable.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Malana Trek: Refund Policy

  • No refund is applicable

Malana Trek: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Vrund Malik

     Rated : 4.0

    I'm regular to Malana for obvious reasons but this time I decided to do something different I went through village trek and damn this place is absolutely beautiful - the tiny hamlets and the people are equally welcoming and warm. Loved the experience, did something different and felt great.

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    Story by Malati Varman

     Rated : 4.0

    Malana Village Trek is something that I never even read about. Recently, I saw a FB share from an acquaintance but beautiful and popular Trekking spots in Himachal Pradesh. This trek is near Chandra Khanni Pass. Apart from the beautiful trek, the tribal village of Malana is very gorgeous and rich in culture and heritage. This village is one of the oldest democracy in the world. This trek ends at the Baralacha Pass on the Manali-Leh road. After which we took a bike ride to Leh.

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    Story by Shridevi Dhawan

     Rated : 4.0

    Malana trek is the beautiful trek that lies slightly ahead of the most beautiful Chandra Khanni Pass. This tiny village of Malana is an isolated community that has a custom language, separate democracy and laws, and it is governed by a parliament called Koram. This trek was both informative as well as interesting and adventurous.

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    Story by sid

     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 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 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

    Story by Deepesh Chaturvedi

     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

    Story by Aslesha Desai

     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.

    Story by Triloki Gill

     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.

    Story by Kashyap Gowda

     Rated : 4.0

    The trek was good. I loved it. I wish I could take more such treks. It was a perfect getaway from busy Delhi life. It was quite inexpensive and affordable too. I recommend this.

    Story by Ranjit Panicker

     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.

    Story by Smita Asan

     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.


    People Also Ask About Malana Trek

    1. 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.

    2. Can we drink alcohol in Malana village trek?

      No, you cannot drink any alcoholic beverage or smoke anything, such as cigarettes or pipes, while you are trekking to the Malana Village. Getting intoxicated due to drinking is not only bad for your health but may also make you lose control of yourself, which, in turn, might be dangerous.

    3. Is Malana village trek good for the solo traveler?

      If you do love walking amidst nature and watch its unique creations, then trekking solo into the Malana Village is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you. However, hiking is one of those activities that are best enjoyed with friends, family members, or a small group of small-aged people.

    4. What kind of accommodations are included in Malana village trek?

      While you are trekking to Malana Village, you will have to either stay in the tents or camps on a sharing basis. You will also be provided with a sleeping bag and sleeping mat not only for convenience but also to stay away from the bites of chilly wind. The tents or camps, where you are going to stay, are quite effective in blocking the air, so you will surely get a good night’s sleep with them.

    5. What activities are included in Malana village trek?

      The main activity, as you can probably already understand, in the Malana Village trek is going to be trekking. So, make sure to pile up as much energy as possible as you will have to walk the whole way up there at the top. While you are at it, you will also be able to spend your nights in a camp with others, which will definitely be a great experience to say the least! While camping, you can light up a bonfire or go on a night walk to embrace the cool weather.

    6. 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.

    7. What is the difficulty level of Malana village trek?

      Malana village trek is a fairly easy trek, good for first timers.

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

    10. When is the best time do Malan Village trek?

      The best time to go for Malana Trek is from June to September.

    11. 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.

    12. 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

    13. 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.

    14. 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.

    15. 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.

    16. 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).

    17. 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 laws. 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

    18. Where does Malana trek start?

      Malana Trek starts from the mountain peaks of Parvati Valley. Malana Village trek is around 21kms from Kasol, this is a stunning trekking track that takes you through some of the splendid scenes of the region.

      Decked by the breath-taking landscapes around, the trek runs through Chandrakhani Pass and Malana River before going to the top of the mountains.

    19. How do I get to Malana village trek?

      When you book your Malana village trek, your trek will start from New Delhi to Manali on an AC bus, which will take somewhere around 12 hours. After you need to get down at Patlikuhal which is 20 km before Manali and 20 km after Kullu by roadways.

      After that, you will take a jeep ride to Rumsu base camp, which is at a distance of 10 km drive. Then you will start your trek to Malana Village.

    20. How long does it take to trek to Malana Village?

      The Malana village trek will take about 5 to 6 hours from Kasol and isn't tough to carry out.The Malana village has its distinctive beauty and vibes.

      The trek to Malana proposes almighty views of the magnificent mountains shielded in snow and the smoothly rolling Parvati River.

    21. How much does Malana village trek costs?

      Malana village trek will cost you around INR 10,000 when you book from Thrillophilia. The trek offers a serene locale away from the hustle and bustle of the fast life. The place is hidden from the masses.

      This Malana trek has been appealing to a lot of people. The mesmerizing mountains of the Himalayas and splendid village in Malana. Some say the villagers are the descendants of Alexander- the Great’s soldiers.

    22. What is the height of the Malana trek?

      The height of Malana Trek is 9,938 feet. Trek to Malana starts from Chandrakhani Pass, Himachal Pradesh. This is one of the most fascinating treks in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh of India.

    23. Can I do Malana trek solo?

      Yes, you can go on a solo Malana trek. Himachal Pradesh is one of the safest states to visit! With a large number of travelers coming from all around the country, it also includes a number of solo woman travelers.

      But we recommend you to be a little cautious while traveling as it is always better to be alert while traveling alone.

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