For guide services to Malana or trekking anywhere in the Parvati Valley, contact this outfit at Hotel Negi's Nest II just outside Chowki, across the river from Jari (a ₹150 taxi ride). Owner Chapu Negi is head of the area’s mountain rescue team, so he’s as reliable as it gets.

Guide fees are ₹2000 a day, and trekking is around ₹3000 per person per day, plus transport. A taxi day-trip to Malana with a guide is ₹3000.