Manali - Naggar - Malana - Manikaran - Manali
Period of operation: 15th
June to September/ October.
Rating: Easy to Moderate
Highest Altitude: 4450 m
Day 01: Manali Naggar (21 kms)
Travel by car/jeep from Manali to Naggar. Visit Roerich Art Gallery
and other temples in the village. Overnight in tents.
Day 02: Naggar Mati Kochhar (16
kms) Ascend through forest and villages with green fields and orchards
and reach Mati Kochhar (2591 m). Overnight in tents.
Day 03: Mati Kochhar Jari (20
kms) Trek over Bringta pass (3058 m) through forest and villages. Reach
Jari (1520 m) and set up a camp nearby. Overnight in tents.
Day 04: Jari Manikaran (12 kms)
Trek along the Parbati river and the road upto Manikaran (1700 m). Manikaran
is a holy place for Hindus and Sikhs with temples and a gurudwara. Enjoy
bath in hot sulphur springs. Overnight in guest house/ tents.
Manikaran Rashol (14 kms) Return to Kasol to cross Parbati river and
climb upto Rashol (2591 m). Overnight in tents.
Day 06: Rashol Malana (12 kms)
Ascend upto Rashol Jot (3248 m) and walk along the ridge upto Malana
(2652 m). Set up a camp outside the village. Overnight in tents.
Day 07: Malana Seek permission of
the village head man 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. Overnight in tents.
Day 08: Malana Khiksa Thach (16
kms) Trek along the Malana nallah to the meadow, Khiksa Thach (4450
m) providing beautiful scenery and even visit a glacier nearby. Overnight
Day 09: Khiksa Thach Nag Ruhni
(19 kms) Easy walking with good view on all sides upto Nag Ruhni (4030
m). Overnight in tents.
Day 10: Nag Ruhni Rumsu (18 kms)
Trek over the Chanderkhani pass (3660 m) and descend to Rumsu (2378
m). From the pass one can enjoy a magnificient view of various mountain
peaks of Kullu, Lahaul and Bara Bhangal ranges. Overnight in tents.
Day 11: Rumsu Naggar Manali
(25 kms) Trek down to Naggar and then travel by car/jeep onwards to
Manali (2050 m). The trek ends in Manali.