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Malana Trek – The oldest Parliament in the world - 4 Days

Malana Trek – The oldest Parliament in the world
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Here we have an opportunity of exploring the famous Malana village situated in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. It is surrounded by lush green forest, rugged mountain range and dirt track. The most astonishing fact of the village is its democratic setup. The Malana society elects its member 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.

Region: Kullu Valley

Duration: 4 days

Season: Mid-April to October

Grade: Difficult

Trip Begins: Manali

Trip Ends: Manali

Overview

Below the Chanderkhani pass of the Kullu Valley lies a small cluster of around two hundred stoned roof houses constituting a village called Malana. Its inimitable culture and the temple of the Jamlu distinguish the village. The village consists of 1500 inhabitants and has an impeccable system of administration with a higher and lower court. Guided by the spirit of the village God Jamlu, Malana stands out as an autonomous, self sufficient unit, where inhabitants claim Greek ancestry.

The unique geographical location of Malana has preserved its biodiversity and it is an ecologically heaven. Malana is connected to Kullu by three mountain passes. It can be reached from Parvati valley crossing over the Rashol pass (3180mts.) and via Nagger over the 3600 m beautiful Chanderkhani pass. The easiest way to Malana is from Jari, which is only 23 km far.

For the outsider, there is a long list of do’s and don’ts to be followed in the village. The people are friendly but guests are told to keep distance and not to touch anything. The language of Malana does not resemble any of the dialects spoken in its neighborhood, but seems to be a mixture of Sanskrit and several Tibetan dialects. Two important festivals are celebrated in Malana. The one, which is called Budoh Mela, is celebrated in August and the other, called Fagli mela, in Febuary.

Day 01 Manali to Nagger (1740m) 21km Drive then trek to Ghoni Karadi (2578 m) 4 hrs
From Manali we drive 21 km on the left bank of Beas River, which presents spectacular sights of the villages along the way. In Nagger we visit Nicolas Roerich (Russian) art gallery and Nagger Castle and start the trek to Ghoni Karadi, a gentle climb through apple orchards and the lovely village Rumso.

Day 02 Ghoni Karadi to Base of Chanderkhani pass (3600m) 5hrs

Today we have an easy climb through the forest of conifer to alpine meadows, which offer a magnificent view of the Pir Panjal Range and peaks rising up above 6000 m.

Day 3 Base of Chanderkhani to Chanderkhani Pass (3660m) then to Malana (2650m) 6 hrs

A lovely trail, which leads to the pass and offers splendid views of the Dhaula Dhar Range, Parvati Valley and Malana Valley. We descend to Malana. In the evening we visit Malana Village and explore the local life.

Day 4 Malana to Manali (2 hrs walk down to malana dam) then drive to Manikaran then to Manali 85 km

Today we walk through the forest of deodar and cross the Parvati River before reaching Kasol. We drive to the hot spring of Manikaran, where we can enjoy a nice hot bat; then drive back to Manali.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment

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  • 1. Every participant is required to fill in and sign an "Indemnity Bond" prior to the commencement of the trip.
  • 2. All cancellations must be in writing signed by the participant and will be effective from the date of receipt by the company.
  • 3. Refund and cancellation: There will be no full refund. – If you cancel 7 days before the trip begins Himachal Tour and Treks will retain 30% of the trip cost. – If you cancel 5 days before the trip begins, Himalayan Yeti Adventure will retain 40% of the trip cost. – If you cancel less than 7 days before the trip begins, or, are not present when the trip begins, there will be no-refund – No refund will be payable to any client who voluntarily leaves a trip en-route.
  • 4. The company reserves the right to alter details of the services, facilities, tour/trek and vehicle described in the itinerary at any time, when deemed necessary, reasonable and advisable. During the programme, the decision of the Guide will be final and binding.
  • 5. Maximum efforts are made to ensure the safety of the participant. But Please understand there are certain hazards involved in your adventure holidays which you must accept at your own risk. The company will not be liable for any major illness, injury, death sustained during the trip, nor it will be liable for any uninsured losses of your property.
  • 6. In case any participant falls sick during the programme, the medical, travel, porter and any other expenses has to be borne by the concerned individual. However, primary medical facilities will be made available wherever possible.
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    Price From INR4,500 INR3,500/person
    3,500
    Total 3,500 INR

    Trip Facts

    • 4 Days
    • difficult / Moderate
    • Mid-April to October