Kasol is the perfect place to start your Malana Tosh trek. Kasol to Malana trek takes 1 day, you stay at Malana for 1st night, then on 2nd day trek from Malana village to Tosh and stay in Tosh overnight. On 3rd day you trek back from Tosh to Kasol. Tosh trek over the weekend are gaining momentum among the travelers as Kasol is overcrowded now a days. Malana is said to be the world's oldest democracy in different blogs. Irrespective of whether it is true or not one thing is sure the beautiful village is a perfect trekking destination. And Tosh is by far the most beautiful village with its skyline of Himalaya. High altitude peaks and alpine forest with lively village people in a pollution free environment is all you can expect while trekking to Malana and Tosh.
Start to Malana at 10 AM in morning - Drive till road ends - trek to Malana village - overnight stay
Wake up - trek back from Malana village to road - ride till Barsheni - Trek to Tosh valley - overnight stay
Wake up - trek back from Tosh to Barsheni - ride from Barsheni to Kasol
Day 1: Kasol to Malana
First day the trek will start around 10 AM from Kasol. So you have to report to the starting place (Details will be shared after booking) in the morning. Then start your trek to Malana village from Kasol. First drive till the Roadhead ends. Its around 20 km driving. Then trek to Malana. Its around 2 km of uphill trek that takes around 2 - 3 hours. Reach the village. The village has several hut style eating joints where you can complete your lunch. After lunch explore the temples, structures and cafes of the village. Enjoy the evening with over night stay at the village after dinner.
Day 2: Malana to Tosh
Wake up early in the morning. Experience the beauty of misty Malana. Sunrise in Himalaya is always a wonder. Start your trek back to road head after breakfast and take a ride to Barsheni from there. Barsheni is the start point for Tosh trek from Kasol. The trek is around 1 - 2 hour long. Have your lunch enroute at some of the local food joints that serve excellent options. Reach tosh village and settle up. Beauty of Tosh is mindblowing and beyond expression. Overnight stay at Tosh after dinner.
Day 3: Tosh to Kasol
Have your breakfast and then trek back to Barsheni and take a ride to Kasol. The road passes through a rugged terrain.
The Malana Tosh Trek
Malana tosh trek is an exciting trek which is easy to attempt. This trek happens at an altitude of around 7,874 metre. During your journey, you'd encounter panoramic views of the mountains. To catch the best of Malana Tosh trek, summers are a favourable time. It lies in Parvati Valley, and the journey of this amazing trek starts from Kasol. There are several places to visit while doing this trek such as Tripura Sundri, Hanuman Tibba, Roerich Art Gallery, Friendship Peak, Deo Tibba, Gowrishankar Temple and of course, the gorgeous Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara. During the winters, the average temperature ranges from 2 degree celsius to 6 degree Celsius.
Malana Tosh Trek Villages
Chalal is an alluring village near kasol. It is 30 minutes away from kasol. While trekking, Chalal village really give some great views of Parvati Valley and the old and unique houses of Chalal glorifies it more. Chalal is a village popular for its Hash in the valley.
Rasol is a village just ahead of Chalal village. Rasol village is a magical place hidden in the himalayas. Rasol village is a perfect place for those who are looking for the perfect views of Parvati valley and also wants to enjoy the peaceful environment.
Grahan village is a village in the kullu district which is around 10 km away from Kasol. Grahan is a picture perfect spot for the travellers as the beauty present here will attract you towards it and it will not be easy for you to not capture it in your cameras.
Pulga is well known by the name of “The Fairy Forest Village” amongst the travellers. Pulga is place good for one's soul. There is a lot of peace in Pulga and you can continuously smell the aroma of tea here due to the tea crops field.
Malana Tosh Trek Difficulty
Malana Tosh trek can be a little risky for those with less stamina and endurance. Trekking from Malana to tosh takes around 11 hours and 57 minutes which is a very long trekking distance filled with the alluring views of the villages and mountain peaks. A full medical check-up is must if you are planning to go on this trek. A nice pair of boots are required to keep your feet comfortable while trekking. Avoid trekking at night due to lesser visibility.
Malana Tosh Trek Weather
The best time to do the Malana Tosh trek is summer. But if you are an adventurous person and want to trek in winters, then you can attempt it. During the winters, the roads get slippery and prone to landslides. The visibility also lessens in winters and the day time gets short. Whereas in the summers, the views are pleasant and the sky is clear.
Malana Tosh Trek Route Map
This journey is really unique. A person gets to be close to nature. During the trek of Malana-Tosh, you will encounter a lot of beautiful villages and meadows. The journey starts from Bhuntar. Bhuntar is a town in Kullu state. Bhuntar is a sleepy hamlet before Kasol. The real journey starts from Kasol. This is a hub for cafes, hotels and gorgeous restaurants amidst the huge mountains. From kasol, you trek to Malana. Malana is known as one of the India’s most ancient villages. The scenery you get to see while trekking to malana is just mesmerizing, as this village is isolated and peaceful.
The journey from Malana to Tosh is unforgettable. The trek to tosh will leave you breathless as the resplendent sights of the trees, plants and mountains unfold in front of you. As you’d move ahead with your trek, the level of difficulty also increases. Stamina becomes a major problem for many people, as the roads are steep and narrow. As the altitude increase, respiratory issues also become prominent. But after reaching the final point of trekking at Tosh, you will experience a blissful experience and it will become one of the most memorable treks of your life.