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Tour Details

Region: Kullu – Manali, Malana Valley, Parvati Valley
Season: Mid June to End of September
Duration: 05 days
Grade: Moderate

One of the most delightful treks in the region. This trip affords views of lush green valley’s towering snow clad mountains and barren hills with surrealistic forms and shapes. Leaving the Manali (Kullu valley), the trek proceeds through evergreen cool forests of Cedar, walnut, oak and the accessional alder. The views of the entire Kullu valley are excellent and are glimpsed all along the trail. Trek through breath-taking landscape, through the meadow, where shepherds herd their buffalo and graze their sheep during summer and Monsoon Season.

Once atop the Chanderkhani pass (3660 Mts.), offers spectacular panoramas of peaks, whole Kullu Valley and glaciers appear. Trek to the other side of the Pass, in the Malana Valley, along the Malana River offers incredible views of the valley, high snow peaks and Malana Glacier. This whole region is a typical Himalayan Alpine Zone as high summits surrounds the valley.

Itinerary

Day 1:Manali – Rumsu village drive (30 km) 01 hr. drive then trek to Ghaun Karadi by visiting Naggar Castle and Roerich Art Gallery. (4-5 hrs. in total).

Today after breakfast we start our trek, by driving one hour to Rumsu village by visiting famous Naggar.
Naggar, an old ancient capital of Kullu Valley, during the period of King Sidh Singh in 1550AD, is located in the middle of the Valley, which is later shifted to Kullu. Nagger Castle still lies above the Naggar Village from here one can get magnificent panorama of the Kullu Valley, to the North lies the Rohtang pass and Bajaura to the South of The Valley.
After visiting Naggar Castle we also visit famous Roerich Art Gallery. Enroute visit the Village of Rumsu, about 5 Km of distance from Naggar. This Village is an excellent example of traditional Pahari (mountain) Village with its wooden houses and traditional people. Today we camp bit ahead of the Rumsu Village in the middle of the alpine meadow at the base of the Chanderkhani Pass (3660 Mts.). From here we get tremendous view of the Dhauladhar Range of the mountains to the West, Pir Panjal Ranges to the North – West and Lahaul Ranges to the North and North East. After visiting these beautiful places we start our trek which takes 3-4 hours to reach our first campsite Ghaun Karadi. O/N in camp.

Day 2:Ghaun Karadi to Chanderkhani Base (Chaklani) 3000 mts. (4 hrs).

Wake up, have breakfast and make your way through coniferous forest and meadows carpeted with a variety of alpine flowers. You’ll see superb views of the valley and mountain ranges all around. Eventually you’ll arrive at the base camp of the Chanderkhani Pass after 4-5 Hrs. of gradual ascent where you will overnight. Place also known as Chaklani. Overnight in Camp.

Day 3:Chanderkhani Base to Nagruni over Chanderkhani Pass (3660 mts) 4-5 hrs

Today’s walk is through the meadow carpeted by variety of alpine flowers and offers superb panorama of the Valley and the snow clad mountains all around. The camping site is splendid. O/N in camp.

Day 4:Nagruni to Wachin (2600mts) – about 4-5 hrs.

First we descend to the Valley floor then all along the stream (Malana Nullah). A pleasant walk with a broad trail meandering through dense forest and meadows, the valley widens and the path ascends to a ridge, cross some streams, further descends to the stream again and resume upward afterwards reach the small glen of Wachin. O/N in camp.

Day 5:Wachin to Malana dam (2-3 Hrs.) 2652 mtrs

Today the last day of your trek walk descend just 2:30 hrs till Malana dam
Start walking with Malana nallah cross dam and its bit up steps till Malana village. Visit village have a look at The Temple of Jamalu Rishi. End of our services

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Things to know

What to bring for the trek
Good Warm internal clothing (woolen and fleece, thermals), water proof and wind proof clothing, Comfortable hiking boots with good resistance against the snow and water with a good grip, haversack,  sandals, walking sticks, gaiters, woolen/tennis socks (quite a few pairs) and stocking, gloves, cap, sunglasses (very important), Sunscreen lotion, day sack, camera and binocular (OPTIONAL),  water bottle, torch and batteries, though the water is very clean and pure and we do provide boiled water once you are in trek  still in order to be extra careful you can get few chlorine pills as mountain water is supposed to be hard.

What we provide during the trek
Accommodation in two men tent (high altitude alpine tents of good quality), heavy foam pad mattresses, sleeping bags, Breakfast/tea, all meals (good quality food), services of experienced guide, cook, all the camping equipment, utensils and crockery, kitchen cum dining tent, toilet tent, oxygen cylinder and adequate medical kit.

Climate
Day temperature in the sun is pleasant but windy but nights are cold. The temp at night and in rain and snow (especially in Sep and Oct) can really go down; sometimes below zero so you have to be well prepared.

Travel insurance
That has to be done individually itself.

Note
It is also possible that a route change may become necessary due to weather, inaccessibility through the mountain passes due to heavy snow, condition of the trail and physical fitness of the clients.

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