Trek to Malana village

Itinerary: Kullu – Naggar – Rumsu – Naya Tapru – Chandrakhani pass – Malana – Jari – Kullu

Duration: 3 days

Price: 12000 rupees per person for 2-3 pax in a group, 8000 rupees per person for more than 3 pax in a group

Min group: 2 pax

Included: accommodation in tents, camping equipment, sleeping bags and mats, meal, guide service, horses and porters for carrying luggage

Excluded: transportation to Kullu, soft and alcoholic drinks in meal, insurance

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Description

Malana is an ancient village in Himachal Pradesh, it is located on a remote plateau behind mountain passes at an altitude of approximately 2650 m above sea level and is isolated from the rest of the world. The inhabitants of Malana have preserved their traditions and way of life and strictly adhere to it. The villagers speak their own language kanashi. There are about 1700 native speakers of this language.

The residents of Malana believe that they are descendants of the Greek soldiers of the army of Alexander the Great, who invaded these places in 326-325 BC. The appearance of the villagers really differs from the typical appearance of a resident of Himachal Pradesh.

Visiting Malana you should strictly follow the local rules: do not touch anyone, including children, do not touch the homes and property of local residents. Do not go into the temple or the store. The locals consider it a desecration to touch a white person, and if you break their rules, you will face a large fine, which will go to buy a goat to sacrifice it and thereby purify theirselves.

Day 1

We are going from Kullu by jeep to Naggar. From Nagar we start hiking, reach the village of Rumsu and then hiking to the camping in Naya Tapru where we spend the night in tents. Distance: 10-11 km.

Day 2

Hiking from Naya Tapru to Chandrakhani pass (3660 m), sleep there in tents. Distance: 12-13 km.

Day 3

Hiking from Chandrakhani pass to Malana village. Walking in the village. Then we go 3-4 km to Jari village and the jeep meet us there and bring back to Kullu.

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