Last June we had made up our minds to explore various trekking places in Himachal Pradesh. The Chanderkhani Malana trek was on our priority list. The Malana village trek is a great trekking spot near the Chandrakhani Pass. Malana being a tribal village offers the requisites you need while going on trek including places of rest. We knew the trek would end at the Baralacha Pass right on the Manali Leh main road. Out of the many trekking places in Himachal this trekking region has its own natural beauty. The trek is a little ahead of the well-known Chandrakhani Pass in the small village of Malana.

We had just started from home and we had in mind that we would be visiting the most beautiful trekking places in Himachal. This was not a difficult trek but it lead us through the natural landscapes, rhododendron and birch forests and views that left us gaping sometimes. We looked on with awe at the snowcapped mountains of Dhaula Dhar in the South and also the surrounding Hanuman Tibba, the Solang Valley and the Lahaul Ghalpo peaks. The Malana village has a population of 1100 people.

On this Malana trek we also visited Rumsu located in Kullu. There are some beautiful art galleries and museums in the villages that present the rich history and culture of Himachal Pradesh. We also had an amazing view of the region between the Dhaula Dhar and the Pir Panjal ranges and also the Bara Banghal region in the center of the state. The Parvati valley in this region is also worth mentioning. The region we noticed is pinnacled by the great mountain ranges and in the west the awe inspiring glaciers and snow fields of the Himalayas.

The Parvati valley is linked to Kullu and Malana valley through the Chanderkhani Pass. This pass region basks in ethereal beauty and this is a decent base for trekking places in Himachal regions. The place, we learnt is 3600 meters above sea level and offers magnificent sights on the trail. We found the weather to be at its best as we had planned our trip before October. The sight of the Pir Panjal peak in the north and the Shiwaliks in the South were added attractions to our trekking places in Himachal Valley.

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Malana Trek, an awesome retreat for the burdened soul, 5.0 out of 5 based on 5 ratings