Trek to Malana Over Chanderkhani Pass

Chanderkhani Pass is located in the Kullu District in Himachal Pradesh at a height of 3,660 meters. The trek offers you plenty of jaw-dropping sights. The trek starts from Naggar, a small village near Manali. After crossing the Chanderkhani Pass at 3660m, you’ll head towards Malana village, a tiny village amidst the lush green and shimmering snow-capped mountains of the Parvati valley. It is an isolated village from rest of the world. Malana has been called ‘one of the oldest democracies’ in the world. Malana has its own lifestyle and social structure and people are strict in following their customs.

Day 01: Arrive Manali (2000m)

Day 02: Manali to Nagar-Rumsu-21 kms (2135 m) 3 hrs

Day 03: Rumsu- Chiklani (2378m) 4.30 hrs.

Day 04: Chiklani- Nagruni (3000m) over Chandrakhani pass (3660m) 5 hrs

Day 05: Nagruni- Malana (2652m) 5.30 hrs

Day 06: Malana- Manali via Manikaran, 99 kms

Day 1: Arrival in Manali (1960m) 
Arrival in Manali, report at respected hotel. Relax for while till all participant reach. Later walk to exploring the Hadimba temple Buddhist monastery and town to by the needful accessory. Afternoon briefing about the trek. meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at your own charge. Night in hotel

Day 02: Manali to Nagar-Rumsu-21 kms (2135 m) 3 hrs.; Trek 1
Explore the valley and its ancient temples at Jagatsukh and Nagar castle, Tripurasundri and other shrines, the art gallery of the Russian painter Roerich. Walking up the steep trail to the village of Rumsu, traditional wooden houses with a picturesque village is worth to visit, a steep and a gradual walk to the campsite.

Day 03: Rumsu to Chiklani (2378m) 4.30 hrs.; Trek 2
The path is going steadily up to the base camp through the forest of Oak, Popular, Pine, meadow of wild flowers and Rhododendron bushes.

Day 04: Chiklani to Nagruni (3000m) over Chandrakhani pass (3660m) 5 hrs.; Trek 3.
After a short gradual climbing to the pass, it offers an extensive view of the Himalayan snow caped mountain and widely spread valleys of Kullu. Easy walk to the campsite surrounded by forest.

Day 05: Nagruni to Malana (2652m) 5.30 hrs.; Trek 4
One hour descend to the river bed, sporadic sight of solitary houses on the hill sides as you are near to Malana. Fair skin, light eyes, entirely different dialect, religious and social practices of the people of Malana. The village set out from the rest of the Kullu valley. Camp out at the village.

Day 06: Malana to Manali via Manikaran, 99 kms; trek 5
Descend to the ‘Nalla’ and vehicle will pick you from road head to visit Manikaran a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Sikhs. Evening Drop at Manali.

Note: Please be sure that your insurance covers your all expenses in high altitude as of ground or air rescue during your trek in case of accident, altitude sickness, if helicopter required: We request you to provide Himalayan Frontiers the Insurance number, policy number, 24 hours emergency contact of insurance, persons in your family to be contacted if need be.


Transport to beginning of trek and from end of trek to Bhuntar or to Manali town

Vehicle type–Tata sumo/Tempo traveler or else

Accommodation in Manali on B.B basis on arrival only

Meals plans from breakfast of second day to the breakfast of last day.

Experienced trek leader certified from ABVIMAS Manali.

Forest permit fee including camping charges.

Kitchen team with all necessary items

During the trek transport of your baggage by mules or porters (maximum10 kgs authorized)

Twin sharing tent, dinning tent & Toilet tent.
Sleeping bag & mattress

Camping chair/stool), Table 

 Veg. meals, occasional non veg.

  • First aid box with oxygen cylinder 


    Hotels in Manali on last day

    Beverages except boiled water while in camp

    Repatriation, medical expenses and insurance

    Tipping to staff.

    Refund to any unused services and to no show at the meeting point on first day

    Any expenses arise due to unforeseen circumstances like sickness,

    if anyone quit the trek by any reason, road blocks, landslides, etc.

    Items of personal nature.

  • GST 5% or as applicable


    Photo ID proof

    Four pair of warm and dry clothes.

    Good quality hiking Shoes

    Waterproof rucksack

    Three sets of dry clothes

    One pair of warm clothes.

    Woollen clothing: Jacket (at least 2 pair), Gloves, Raincoat, Thermals

    2 waterproof tracksuit/Trousers

    Bath towel and napkin

    3-4 Pair of Cotton socks


    Water bag/Water bottle (not plastic bottle)

    Torch (with extra batteries)

    Cap and Sunglasses

    Day pack

    Sanitary requisites: Bath soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo etc.

    Binoculars and camera are optional (with charger).

    Above mentioned items should preferably be packed in a rucksack that is easier to carry. Please do not bring plastic/polythene bags or any disposable items, ornaments and other valuables.

    All booking for the tours /treks are made with Himalayan Frontiers, herein after referred to as ‘the company’ and are subject to the conditions:

    the person signing the booking form accepts the conditions and is hereafter referred to as the client.

    The Company cannot be made liable for the consequences of weather condition, flight cancellations, war or threat of civil war, strikes, industrial action, political unrest or any other force majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstance. The company reserves the right to use alternate transport, or vary the itinerary if breakdown, sickness or any other force major. Any additional that result, such as extra hotel accommodation, flight or road transport will be on your charge and must be paid directly at the spot.

    Please understand, there are certain hazards involved in your adventurous and culture holidays which you must accept at your own risk. The company will not be liable for any illness major or minor injury, death sustained during neither the trip, nor it will be liable for any uninsured losses of your property and other losses during the trip.

    This is mandatory for all clients travelling on any tour/ trek or independent itinerary arranged by us. You are responsible for obtaining adequate insurance covering expenses of unexpected as mentioned in liability paragraph. the loss of baggage, medical expenses, helicopter (air or ground) rescue, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment of the itinerary.

    *It is strongly advised that clients take out insurance to cover the unexpected and cancellation charges.

    No refund will be made for any unused services included in the tour / trek cost. No refund will be payable to any client who voluntarily or obliged to leaves a trip enroute, clients are responsible to bare their own expenses, expenses of such as escort, transport, hotels and other related services occurred due to such circumstances.

    Client agree to accept the authority and the decision of the tour/ trek leader or escort appointed by the company whilst on tour with the company. If in the opinion of the tour/ trek leader, any client’s behavior is detrimental to the safety, welfare or harmonious state of the group as a whole, the client may be asked to leave the tour / trek without any right of refund and all extra expenses caused will be on his/her charge.

    The organisers or any individual connected with the camp shall not be held responsible of any accident or any unforeseen natural calamity

    Last moment changes on programme will not be acceptable. Final decision on any dispute will be taken by HIMALAYAN FRONTIERS Pvt. Ltd. only.

    Participants are not allowed to go out of campsite without permission of Himalayan Frontier authorities

    Participants are expected to be in discipline. One can be dismissed from the programme/camp who found to be misbehaving with any individual or staff members, without prior notice.

    1 teacher/supervisor will be complimentary only at strength of minimum 10 students. Teachers/supervisors are complimentary as a single person only.

    All sightseeing and treks are by walk.

    40% of total programme cost should be deposited in advance for booking.

    Balance payment should be made at least 7 days before the tour begins.

    The amount paid once is not transferable to any other programme /tour or to any other individual(s)/group or for any other service.

    No refund shall be made if participant(s) drop/terminate from program at any point due to any reason.

    One has to take care of his/her individual luggage. In case of loss or damage customer himself will be responsible for the same.

    The organizers or any individual connected with the tour shall not be held responsible of any accident or any unforeseen natural calamity.

    Bank charges has to be paid by the Client.


    Cancellation Period (Before the Tour Begins) 



    30 days



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    7 days



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    Trek to Malana Over Chanderkhani Pass

    India Moderate
    • Region: Manali

    • Activity: Trekking

    • Duration: 6 Days

    • Season: Mid- June to October (July & Aug Monsoon)

    • Difficulty Level: Moderate


    • Manali: Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery

    • Chiklani: meadows of wild flowers and Rhododendron bushes

    • Malana: One of the oldest democracies in the world

    • Manikaran: Pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Sikhs

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