- Duration : 7 Days 6 Night.
- Best time : Mid May to November.
- Highest point : Chanderkhani Pass (3660m)
- Grade : Moderate.
Detailed Suggested Itinerary
Day 01: Manali - Naggar (20 kms) - Stiling (3 hr trek)
Travel by car/jeep from Manali to Naggar. Visit Naggar castle, Roerich Art Gallery (closed on Mondays) and other temples in the village. From Roerich Art Gallery we start our walk to Rumsu village over the dirt road which is partially through forest. Rumsu village (2378 m) is the first village which you would cross during this trek, the next being Malana. At Rumsu you get an opportunity to see old traditional houses and temple of local deity Jamdagni Rishi who also has a temple dedicated to him at Malana also. At Rumsu we have to take care not to touch the temple and neither can one visit it (only see form a distance). After Rumsu we start our ascend walk to our camp site which is about 1.5 hrs away. The camp site at Stiling is surrounded by forest with trees like devdar, khanol and other Himalayan coniferous trees. Overnight in tents.
Day 02: Stiling - Camp I (4 hrs trek)
From Stiling to Khaunkaradi it is partially steep walk and attimes a little flat. From here till our camp at the base of Chanderkhani Pass (3660 m) it is an easy walk and trees of birch are scattered around. We camp at around 3400 m. View of Manali and peaks like Shetidhar, Hanuman Tibba, Priya Darshani. Overnight in tents.
Day 03: Camp I - Nag Ruhni (4 hrs trek)
From here we start our ascend to Chanderkhani pass (3660 m) which is a walk of about an hour. From the pass one can enjoy a magnificent view of various mountain peaks of Kullu, Lahaul and Bara Bhangal ranges. Trek further upto Nag Ruhni (3430 m) which is walk over the ridge. Nag Ruhni is surrounded by rocks and trees. Overnight in tents.
Day 04: Nag Ruhni - Khiksa Thach (4 hrs trek)
Easy walk through the forest with beautiful views all around to the meadow of, Khiksa Thach (3450 m) providing beautiful scenery. This day there is a chance to view Himalayan Black Bear, Ghoral, Monal pheasant and other common Himalayan pheasants. From Khiksa Thach you can view a part of Malana glacier. Overnight in tents.
Day 05: In Khiksa Thach
Today we make a day hike towards Malana glacier (3 hrs walk one way) which would provide views of Parvati valley and snow capped peaks. Overnight in tents.
Day 06: Khiksa Thach - Malana (4 hrs trek)
Trek along the Malana Nallah to the village of Malana (2652 m) which is an easy descend. Set up a camp outside the village. Visit Malana village to enter the village to study the local customs, traditions & social system of the people, which is considered to be the oldest democracy of the World. Be cautious and follow all local rules and their customs which are very strict. A foreigner cannot touch a local villagers and temple. Overnight in tents.
Day 07: Malana - Malana Dam (1.5 hrs trek) - Manali (85 kms)
Descend down to the Malana dam and from here travel by vehicle to visit Manikaran (1700 m). Manikaran is a holy place for Hindus and Sikhs with temples and a gurudwara. Enjoy bath in hot sulphur springs. Later transfer by surface to Manali. End of our services
- Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control
- We will provide basic equipment like ropes for safety, ice axe, harnesses, ascenders and descanters but one has to bring his/her own good quality Shoes, Sleeping bags, and crampons.
- Incase of 2 -3 pax, cook would work as route guide and dinning arrangements would be made in kitchen tent only
- Services subject to advance payments
- At times due to road blockade or landslide we may to alter the itinerary at the last moment or the day of journey also. In such a case any extra running of vehicle or expenses incurred in operating the changed tour, extra cost would have to be paid by the guest.
- Trekking & high altitude travel are adventure activities and the rates donot cover any insurance, risk cover, damages, claims etc. A person coming on adventure tour has to be covered for adventure travel & activities apart from normal travel insurance. Himalayan Wanderer or any of its service providers would not be liable in any case for any mishap/ loss etc
- A person should be covered under travel insurance and the insurance should also include adventure travel and repatriation by a helicopter. Our transfer rates donot include any travel insurance/ repatriation charges/ damages/ claims etc incase of any eventuality
- Our rates donot include any travel insurance/ repatriation charges/ damages/ claims etc incase of any eventuality
- To reduce the risk of altitude sickness you should: drink enough liquids (check your urine periodically to make sure it is pale in color, dark yellow urine indicates that you are getting dehydrated), eat light (low fat food high in carbohydrates), and rest (take it easy and relax). Alcoholic drinks may not help during the acclimatization process
- Our first add box normally contains – normal drugs for regular use like pain killers, Diamox, ORS powder, Bandages, ointment for cuts and wounds, antiseptics like Detol or Savolon etc. But normally foreign guest carry their own medicines and we also avoid suggesting anything in this regard. Carrying Diamox is always advisable (this is for high altitude, oxygen deficiency and mild high altitude sickness)
- We suggest guest to consult doctor and have a thorough physical checkup before undertaking a trek.
- For any helicopter rescue operations, normally the expenditure for these operations is paid by the insurance companies if the guest is insured. But Guest taking this adventure tour must be covered under travel insurance and the insurance should also include adventure travel and repatriation by a helicopter.
- Incase guest doesn't have any risk insurance for adventure travel and repatriation by a helicopter charges, then in such a case of emergency we would want a written guarantee from the foreign office and the guest's travel agent that in such a case all the expenses incurred in rescue operation, extra cost immediately would have to be paid by the guest / foreign office or guest's travel agent in advance or as soon as the operation is over as per requirement of helicopter company or Army
- The client should make the reservation with the company along with 50% of tour cost as booking deposit. The balance amount has to be paid one month prior to the departure of the trek/ safari/ tour.
- The booking form should be completed filled, signed and returned to the Company before starting any kind of adventure activity.
- If the client is forced to cancel the booking prior to departure, the cancellation policy will be followed.
- Once the tour starts and is cancelled due to any reason beyond our control, the Company reserves the right for the payment of refunds to the client and will be on Company's discretion.
- In case of any delay beyond our control, the client will have to bear extra cost for the extra days as per the option chosen on per day basis.
- In case the strength falls below the stipulated group strength or the Client can travel as individual travelers, then a different rate i.e. not group rate would be applicable
- Company reserves the rights to decline to reserve any person or persons as client for any trek without assigning any reason whatsoever.
The booking is accepted on the understanding that you realize the potential risks and hazards that can be involved in holidays of this kind. , along with our leaders/guides and any one else working in association with us can not be held responsible for any death, accident or mishap that may occur in connection with any part of, or services connected with the holiday. It is in the nature of a holiday of this kind to be flexible. The day to day agenda and ultimate goal of the tour is taken as an aim and not as a contractual obligation. We shall not be responsible for the delays or alterations in the program or expenses incurred due to conflict, international or internal flight delay or cancellations, strikes, sickness, weather, war, vehicle problems, political closures and disputes. Before the guests come on a holiday, they must be covered by insurance, which has to include the cost of helicopter rescue and cost of repatriation if they become too ill to continue. The travel insurance should cover Adventure Holiday too.
The cost is for the entire package and there would be no refunds in case any part of the package is not availed The Company would not be liable to pay any kind of compensation arising because of any mishap, sickness, accident etc.