Plan Malana Chanderkhani pass trek, and make the most of your vacations in the Himalayas. It is a five-day expedition, which promises to bewitch you with ethereal natural beauty. When you arrive in Manali, make sure you spend your free day by exploring the local culture and cuisine. And of course, views of the mountains are always there to excite you. Malana trek starts from the ancient village of Naggar, which is roughly 22 km from the hill station. From here, you will trek to the Rumsu village, and constantly face altitude gain.
After camping in the village at night, you will recommence Malana Chanderkhani pass trekking and travel to Nauya Tapru, which is at the base of the mountain pass. From Nauya Tapru, you will again encounter a long but gradual increase in elevation till you reach Chanderkhani Pass. From the pass, your Malana trek will begin, and you will enjoy the long and speedy descent. You will camp in the vicinity of the settlement, and the next day this Malana Chanderkhani Pass trekking tour will take you back to Manali via Jari.
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Day 01: Manali to Naggar | Naggar to Rumsu Thach (8530 feet) Duration: 3 hours
In the morning, begin your Malana Chanderkhani pass trekking tour by driving 22 km to the village of Naggar. In the first phase of the expedition, you will hike up to the little village of Rumsu. All along this roughly 3-hour walk, you will gain altitude gradually. Your campsite in the village will be on gentle and grassy slopes, surrounded by towering morinda spruces.
Day 02: Rumsu to Nauya Tapru (Chanderkhani Pass Base) Duration: 3 hours
After waking up, resume your Malana Chanderkhani Pass trek, and travel through the Himalayas to Nauya Tapru – the base of the Chanderkhani Pass. Nauya Tapru is situated just below the Chanderkhani Pass, and acts as a base camp for those who ascend higher. It is a beautiful valley with a lush covering of grass. High mountains with groves of pindrow fir that are bereft of them at higher elevations surround the valley. On arriving here, reach your campsite and stay overnight.
Day 03: Nauya Tapru to Malana (8697 feet) Duration: 5 hours
This part of the expedition can be called Malana village trek as it transports you to the said place. Malana is a traditional Himachali village at an elevation of about 9000 feet above sea level. If you ever wanted to know how villagers of the state live, this is the perfect place for it. Located in a valley and immersed in lush greenery, this village has not had any impact of urbanisation.
This is also the phase of the Malana trek that takes you to the highest altitude of the entire expedition. From Nauya Tapru, you will keep climbing through the mountains till you reach Chanderkhani Pass, which is situated at an elevation of roughly 11800 feet above sea level. Do not forget to click photos of the views of snow-capped peaks that you will get from here. All you have to do now is trickle down the slopes and descend all the way to the village of Malana.
Day 04: Malana to Jari (5000 feet)| Drive from Jari to Manali Duration: 4 hours
During the culminating section of Malana Chanderkhani pass trek, you will continue descending through dense grasses and woodlands. You will end your walking excursion in the village of Jari, where you will board a vehicle and travel by road to Manali.