Malana trek, Himanchal Pardesh

Malana trek, Himanchal Pardesh

Malana trek, Himanchal Pardesh

The Malana people neither know when their village was first inhabited, nor where they themselves came from. A vague legend current in the valley describes the formation of the village to the legendary god Jamlu, alias Jumduggn; but this is quite a mythical individual, although temples to his honor are very numerous in Kullu. Malana is divided into two portions, the upper and lower villages.

Situated in Kullu Distt. of Himachal Pradesh. Malana is famous for its unique history. Tribal people here find their roots with  Alexandria. It is widely believed that people of Malana are direct descendant of  Greeks,which visited India during one of their campaigns under Alexander the Great. The very features, language, religion and socioeconomic structure resembles with ancient Greek civilization.

This is quite true that they manage their own judicial, social and religious lives- which is unique in its own way-and that's major attraction for people to visit and witness a life style where certain stones are also sacred and in case someone touches them-have to be heavily fined. Malana is unique village where a tourist is told very clearly about his limits and its penelty.One can not touch certain stones and neither touching the residents is accepted.Accidents do happen and they draw very heavy penalty from trekkers/tourists. Although Indian Govt. knew very well about activities and drug culture going on,but strangely there have been no steps taken till date. Hence Malana is still considered one of the great mines of "high quality " of Charas.And many locals have become millionaires within couple of years.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in New Delhi and drive to Manali (2050m)

Day 02: Drive and trek Manali to Ganachalani  (Drive 5-6 hrs, Trek2-3 hrs)

Day 03: Trek Ganachalani to below Chanderkhani Pass (3650m) 5-6 hrs

Day 04: Trek Across Chanderkhani Pass to Dadru (3000m), 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Trek Dadru to Malana,2-3 hrs

Day 06: Trek Malana to Jari and drive to Kullu, 4-5 hrs, 1.30 hrs

Day 07: Final departure, Kullu to onward destination

Note: This is just a sample of itinerary, we can customize the trip as per your availability of time and interest to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer your trip.


Trip Facts

Trip Destination: Malana Trek, Himanchal pardesh

Trip Duration: 07 Days

Max. Elevation: 3660m

Trip Starting Point: New Delhi, Manali

Trip Ending point: Kullu

Trip Grade: Moderate

Total Trekking Distance: 

Accommodation: Hotel / Guest house

Best Season: Whole the year

Mode of Trip: Tea house/Camping

Transportation: Private bus/Vehicle/Flight

Group Size: Min. 02 - 12 pax.



Trip Cost: USD $...

Cost include:

01- Overall ground or Air transportation (pick up and drop at Airport or Hotel, starting or ending of trek)
02- 2 night (2-3) star Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara (B.B. plan)
03- Meal 3 times a day, Hotel/ Lodge twin bed sharing and a cup of Tea or Coffee during trek with
a meal
04- English speaking Guide, 1 helper (Sherpa) in 10 pax group,1 porter with 2 clients and 1 cook in camping
05- Full salary of Guide, Porter, Helper or Cook with insurance, flight, lodging and fooding
06- Full day valley sightseeing by tour Guide according to itinerary
07- All necessary paper work TIMS Card, Conservation, National Park and Area entry permit
08- All Camping equipments (Tents) and Kitchen equipments
09- First Aid Medicine (you are advised to bring your own as well)  
10- Welcome and farewell dinner in Nepali Restaurant
11- Government tax or official service charge

Cost exclude:

01- Travel, emergency rescue, medical evacuation insurance and Air fare of domestic and   international
02- Trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket, poles or duffel bags etc
03- Alcoholic drink (hard drink, soft drink) water and hot shower
04- Nepal entry visa fee $25 multiple entry for 15 days and $ 40 multiple entry for 30 days.
You easily issue visa upon arrival at Airport (need 2 pp size photoes)
05- Any additional expenses due to unforeseen circumstances
06- Personal expenses except mentioned above
07- Entrance fees for Sightseeing/Monument
08- Tips for Guide and Porters


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Wearing Gears

Other Gears

Down sleeping Bag ( - 20 degrees) 
Down jacket
Sun hat, Woollen cap
Lip balm/ Sun cream
Muffler / Scarf for the neck
Sun glasses with high UV filter
Gore tex jacket or water proof jacket
Fleece jacket or some other warm jacket
Sweat under garments
T-shirts/ Knee supports
Trekking trousers
Trekking blouse or shirts
Finger gloves
Trekking boots
Inner socks, Trekking socks    

Duffel bag with travel locks
Day pack (small hand bag)
Water bladder (2 liters) or
Water bottle (hard cover)
Walking sticks (poles)
Rain gear or poncho liner
Toilet stuffs included nail cutter
Towel / Gaiter /plastic bags
Pocket knife
Personal first aid kit (small)
Camera with big memory card
Head light or flash light (with extra pairs of batteries)
Diary and something to read
Passport, money and flight ticket

Useful information

Nival trekking company- is the best representative agency of Trekking and tours lovers in Nepal. Our experience, qualified and friendly guides and staff and their responsible duties are our customers satisfaction.Our long experience in trekking, tours, expedition, family trek, sightseeing tours,and hiking will make you satisfy in your life dream activities in Nepal. In the course of journey of Nepal, we will give you the service according to our agreement likewise you should follow some rules and regulations while you will contract with us for trekking and tour.

Why is Nepal such a fascinating country for many people?

The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is a land of scenic mountains, time-worn temples and some of the best walking trails on Earth. It's a small country, but it's rich in scenic splendour and exotic cultures. The people of Nepal are as diverse as their country and represent distinct cultures and races. Though they speak a variety of tongues and practice different religions, they are the friendliest people that you would ever meet. The kingdom has long exerted a pull on the Western imagination and it's a difficult place to dislodge from your memory once you return. So, wait until you're actually here in Nepal.

As a traveller, there are endless number of surprises Nepal has to offer you. Kathmandu Valley with its thousands of Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, stunning architecture and rich pageantry can be quite beyond words. If you are careful enough not to get entangled in the superficial facade of a fastly "modernizing" capital city, Kathmandu probably offers you as exotic and urban experience as you can get.

Beyond Kathmandu, its another world altogether. Most travelers to Nepal want to check out the truly spectacular Himalayas along with the higher hills. A few go there to scale the high mountains, but many are nature lovers who trek along landscapes filled with deep valleys, lush forests, snow trails, terraced fields, and above all, the most hospitable people.

What is altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness has three forms. Mild altitude sickness is called acute mountain sickness (AMS) and is quite similar to a hangover - it causes headache, nausea, and fatigue. This is very common: some people are only slightly affected, others feel awful. However, if you have AMS, you should take this as a warning sign that you are at risk of the serious forms of altitude sickness: HAPE and HACE, both HAPE and HACE can be fatal within hours.

How can I get rid of from high altitude sickness?

Nepal has its own special characteristics where hundreds of white snowy mountains are standing. To views those mountains are imaginary and challenging, while trekking in those Himalayas we might suffer the high altitude. When you go for trekking in high hill you should aware from high altitudes and its remedies. In the trekking you could follow all the primary medicine and preventive method. If you will suffer in high altitude our guide will take responsibility as he possible and rescue from there. 

How can I do payment Conformation?

To secure your proposed destination in your time you should pay 20% of your total payment as deposit as an advanced. Remember if you not able to attend in your tour on time you can postpone for two years. After two years if you leave the trip we won’t refund your deposit money. Moreover, you can’t send any other person instead of you in trekking.

Money Transformation system
You can transfer the money in our company bank account and email us.
The Bank detail of our company
Account Holder’s Nepal:
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Weather or climate in Nepal

Nepal is land-locked country lies between India and Nepal. The altitude of Nepal is starts from 70 meters to 8848 meters, which indicate the weather is not similar in all over the country. Moreover, most of Himalayas are covered by the snow where you can’t go easily or you can’t visit without warm and strong clothes.  Comfortable clothes and shoes are inevitable during the trekking. The year can be classified in five major seasons which has different seasonal impact.
Spring, summer, autumn and winter are the season from which you can choose your necessary material and thing when you will plan to visit Nepal. The temperature of spring season will be in between 20C to 30C. It means March to May falls in the spring season. Likewise summer season will starts from June and end in August. Likewise, September to November is called autumn season where the temperature will in between 20C to 30C and winter season starts with December and ends with February where the temperature will be in between 10C to 20C.

Trekking Grade

Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.
Grade A- These trips can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life. The walking parts of these trips are relatively easy and should not exceed 5 to 6 hours a day.
Grade B- These trips are a mixture of some longer and shorter walks. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable. The walking hours are usually no more than 7 hours a day. Please note that some of our non-trekking trips are graded moderate due to altitude and other conditions that require a higher level of stamina than our Grade A trips.
Grade C- The day stage on these trips are a combination of strenuous and moderate walks, normally 6 to 8 hours a day. Participants can expect to trek above 4,500 meters on these trips.
Grade D- These trips are known to be the most strenuous and are regarded as a genuine test. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you should be capable of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5000 meters. Daily walking is approx. 7 hours

Risks and Liabilities

Expedition with us means safety, reliability and the professional personnel to ensure your convenience at all times. However sometimes unforeseen circumstances like landslides, floods, bad weather, bad road condition, vehicle breakdown, delay in flights due to bad weather, local political situation could contribute to the change in the program. No claim of refund will be entertained including early return from the trip, or change in itinerary due to unavoidable situations as stated above. All extra expenses (apart from the services offered as per the program) that occur in such cases should be borne directly by the clients 

Types of trekking

Tented / Camping trekking

Camping trek is one of the most adventurous, fully organized, supportive and enjoyable trek for the trekkers although the cost for the camping trek are relatively higher than the Tea house trek but the pleasure cannot be compared. Camping trek is not suitable in every location but it is mostly appropriate in unbeaten trekking trails. It can also be called stay alive camping. During this trek, trekkers bring their own trekking gear, equipment and necessary food during the trek period. They build Tent, all activities like cooking food, eating, dining and sleeping are performed inside the tent.

Lodging / Tea house trekking

The most popular way to trek in Nepal for both Nepalese and western is to travel  from Tea house to Tea house, also known as lodge trekking is a relatively cheap way of trekking in where meals and accommodation are provided in a Tea house. In Nepal, it is quite popular to trekking along the many trails, stopping each night to eat and sleep at a local Tea House. Meals depend on the menu at the Tea house, usually the simple basic meals of the local people.

Trekking permit

To trek in Nepal you will need to obtain one or more permits, depending on the area that you plan to visit. Some permits are required in advance and some can be bought on the spot. The information you provide gives the relevant Nepali authorities a record of your personal details, trekking area, trekking route, trekking agency, duration, etc. in case of emergency, and also helps them control illegal trekking operations. Trekkers are required to keep a TIMS card with them throughout their trek along with a copy of their passport in case they are needed for verification.

Remaining payment

Expect of deposit money you should have to pay remaining money before you arrival in Nepal or you must pay before going to trekking. You can pay from credit card too.

How can I meet you and when?

You can book your international flight and let us know. In your day of arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport our representative of the company will welcome you in Himalayan country Nepal and transfer to the hotel.

Can you provide detail information in which Hotel I gone stay in City?

According to our agreement we will provide you the star hotel or guest house, economic Hotel and home stay available in Kathmandu. In the Hotel normally 2 people can accommodated in each room but if you need special room we can provide you with adding the cost of the room. But during the trekking we can’t provide you special room because of lack of rooms in guest house.

Who will go trekking With us?

We have well experience guides and porters for trekking special they will help you in your adventure trekking in Nepal. The guide who leads you is well trained and well experience for trekking destination. Moreover, he has knowledge in rescue and other primary health care and first aid box. The difference of our guide is very friendly and knowledgeable about the region that’s why you will get proper information of the trekking and tours spots.

Stamemet Vouchers

Tour voucher is necessary for trekking and tours but it is optional whether you can buy from your own country of from Nepal too. It is difficult to get domestic ticket easily and simply that’s why we need to conform 1/2 month before. Moreover, in Hotel and guest house we make conform to reserve our room and other necessary things. For your easiness you can send all the detail available in voucher like voucher number and redemption 

Booking formalities and visa: Minimum one week is required to book the trip from Kathmandu

in advance along with the deposit of your passport for visa process and a full payment of the tour should be done. From overseas, at least 2 weeks with all your personal and passport details are required with payment required as per the company's rules and regulations.|

Trekking route

The trekking itself is enjoyable and comfortable although we will observe your ability for walking and suggest to walk normally  5-6 hours and 10-12 km per day. The other major concern is the route determine your ratio of walking. In the easy road and route we will go something fast and in remaining route we walk less than normal walking hours.

Inaugural program

Normally in all cases of trekking and tours package we provide you the special instruction or orientation class. Which focus on some Nepali common words, about the destination, route, what to do and not to do during the trekking, how to solve the problem in case you feel unwell.

What currencies are accepted in Nepal?

You can pay in USA, EURO, AUD and other currency. You can exchange in money changer office, easily available in Nepal. Banks also provide you to change the money. Likewise, You can use credit cards in major cities of Nepal like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan etc. You can pay from credit cards in some shopping complex and Restaurants too.

Drinking water

Nepal has enough resource in drinking water but it is difficult to get fresh water everywhere, that’s why you can use purified water and boiled water while you will engage in trekking. You can purchase the water as an alternative option and we need more water while we go for trekking.

Who will provide the laundry facility and where?

You yourself are responsible for laundry service. Kathmandu, Pokhara and other main city have the laundry facility and in trekking you can’t get the service. 

What types of clothes are necessary for trekking?

It depends on your duration of trekking although the season effect the clothing. Light and comfortable clothes and shoes are must. In the winter season we need jackets and trousers.

Sleeping Bags

You can rent the sleeping bags and other materials according to necessary. Even we can arrange gears in your request but you already have informed to us name and quantity of gears.

About Visa

Tribhuvan International Airport will provide you the Visa of Nepal. You should pay $25 USD for 15 days and $40 USD per 30 days. Please don’t forget to bring two 2 pp size photos to get visa.

What type of food is available in trekking?

In Kathmandu and other famous trekking and tour city you can choose various foods which is based on your demand or agreement but in trekking sector we will get Nepali local foods.

Tour cancellation?

A cancellation charge of 25 % will be levied on any booking cancelled three weeks prior to the departure date, 50 % for cancellations two weeks prior to departure date and no refund will be made thereafter in case of cancellation. No refunds will be made if the client fails to arrive before the designated date of departure nor will any refund or compensations made in case of delayed arrivals.

Personal expenditure?

We already contract for your trip money but other expenditure is depending on your choice. You can pay in shopping, extra enjoyment and the things exclude in trekking and tour packages which makes your trip little bit expensive.

Insurance policy

You must have traveler insurance because of unexpected situation comes while you will go for trekking and tours.  The advantage of travel insurance is to assist you in your medical expense, helicopter rescue, air ambulance, injury and death during your trekking and tours that’s why we suggest you for traveler insurance.


You can appreciate your team while they help you in your trekking. We never order you but we provide the ground activity. Keep in mind that those who provide service are often dependent on tip income and generally are grateful for any tips received, especially when prompt and exceptional service has been provided.