Chanderkhani Pass trek

Trek through the beautiful mountain landscapes full of fairytale meadows, gushing rivers and snow-covered peaks that will give you company as you climb towards the Chanderkhani Pass

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Chanderkhani Pass Trek overview

The scenic Chanderkhani Pass trek takes you through the gorgeous landscape of Kullu over 4 days. Located in the middle of the lush Kullu Valley, the Chanderkhani Pass trek offers breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks and pretty, meandering trails. This 4-day Chanderkhani Pass trek is ideal for nature lovers looking to move away from the monotony of city life. You'll meet at the charming hamlet of Naggar before the trek begins and spend the day there.

Chanderkhani Pass trek: What to expect

Because of the steep incline, the Chanderkhani Pass trek is rated at moderate difficulty. You can expect some good climbs, but you're always free to go at your own pace and take as many breaks as you want. You'll trek alongside ancient shrines, rocky outcrops, ancient tribal villages with traditional wooden homes, deep forests, snow-capped mountain peaks and bubbling mountain streams. Nights on the Chanderkhani Pass trek are beautiful as you'll camp out in tents, amidst terraced green fields and picturesque meadows.

Chanderkhani Pass trek: Combo options

The Chanderkhani Pass trek is often combined with a visit to Malana village, which lies beyond the pass. The region around Malana is fairly remote and so the culture and environment are untouched. The village, shrouded in mystery and myth, has fascinated travellers for years now, and the locals have only recently allowed outsiders into their village. This is a favourite trek route for those looking for the Chanderkhani Pass trek, especially as it only adds one day to the itinerary.

Chanderkhani Pass trek: Route

Your Chanderkhani Pass trek begins in Naggar, taking you through forests of walnut, wild cherry and oak trees. You’ll climb gradually to Rumsu, and go through rhododendron and birch forests to Naya Tapru. You’ll see stunning views of the Pir Panjal range and the Malana Valley in the distance. In about 4-5 hours, you reach the highlight of the Chanderkhani Pass trek, which is the actual pass. The view from the top is astounding. After spending time exploring the pass, you return to Naya Tapru, and begin your descent to Naggar.

Chanderkhani Pass trek: When to go

In any month, the Chanderkhani Pass trek is beautiful, but during the winter, it turns into dreamland. The snow weighs down the branches of trees, lends a soft muffled quality to the sounds around, and caps the peaks around. However, the most popular season for the Chanderkhani Pass trek is from early June to the end of September.

Chanderkhani Pass: What to carry

Depending on when you’re going on the Chanderkhani Pass trek, you’ll need to carry the right trekking gear. At any time of the year, you’ll need fleece jackets, woollen gloves and hat, and thermal layers. If you’re doing the Chanderkhani Pass trek during the winter months, you’ll need trekking shoes fit for snow trekking, as well as thicker and more effective winter wear.

Chanderkhani Pass Trek Summary

  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Nearest city:Manali
  • Total days: 4 days
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Max altitude: 12,000 feet
  • Total trekking distance: 25 km
  • Season: Summer and winter

Chanderkhani Pass Trek – 4 days

Sketch itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Naggar – explore the ancient wood palace and enjoy local delicacies

  • Start point: Naggar
  • End point: Naggar
  • Day start time: 07:00 AM

Day 2: Trek from Naggar to Naya Tapru – trek through birch forests

  • Start point: Naggar
  • EEnd point: Naya Tapru
  • Day start time: 07:00 AM
  • Trekking distance: 8 kms
  • Trekking time: 9 hrs

Day 3: Climb to Chandrakhani Pass – Enjoy splendid views of the mountains.

  • Start point: Naya Tapru
  • End point: Naya Tapru
  • Day start time: 07:00 AM
  • Trekking distance: 15 kms
  • Trekking time: 10 hrs

Day 4: Head back to Naggar

  • Start point: Naya Tapru
  • End point: Naggar
  • Day start time: 07:00 AM
  • Trekking distance: 8 kms
  • Trekking time: 5 hrs

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1:

Today you will reach Naggar early morning and meet your trek leader. You will be given a brief orientation about the trek by the trek leader.

You will spend the rest of the day for acclimatisation as you will begin trekking to very high altitudes from tomorrow.

Take the time to explore the Naggar and walk around to get your body accustomed to the altitude. You could go exploring the markets and Naggar is famous for its ancient wood palace here, as well as being the resting place of Nikolai Roerich, a famed artist and accomplished intellectual. Overnight stay is in a guesthouse at Naggar.

Day 2:

You begin the day with an early breakfast and then start your trek towards Naya Tapru. You will cross rhododendron and birch forests.

Today is a longer trek day and you will not be stopping at a usual stop point for trekkers at Rumsu. Instead, you will pass Rumsu and head ahead to Naya Tapru for your campsite. This means your climb tomorrow will considerably shorter. Overnight camping in tents as Naya Tapru.

Day 3:

Today you will ascend climb through a dense forest of conifer. The trail today will have you witness beautiful views of the Pir Panjal range and the Malana Valley in the distance. In about 4-5 hours, you will reach the Chandrakhani Pass. Once you reach the Pass you will be able to lay your sight on some of the giants of the Himalayan ranges that spread out as far as your eyes can see.

It is a sight to behold. After spending some time rejoicing your victorious climb and some great photography sessions , you will begin your descent towards your campsite back to Naya Tapru. Overnight in tents.

Day 4:

Today is your climb downwards back to your base at Naggar. It is a relatively easier descent. In a few hours you will be back at Naggar and your trip ends here. Feel free to explore further on your own or return to you base city.

Inclusions:

Accommodation will be provided in tents on twin/triple sharing basis depending upon the package. All equipment for camping such as dome tents, sleeping bags and mattresses as well as all common kitchen/dining and toilet tents etc. will be included by the operator. You will be given all meals during the trek.

Services of an experienced trekking guide and camping crew along with porters and mules to carry common camping equipment will be included in the package costs. All necessary permit charges, entry fees and camping charges are included in the package costs. First aid kit will be available with crew. All applicable taxes are inclusive.

Exclusions:

Travel arrangements and costs between base city and Naggar are not included. Any meals in Naggar or other than what is mentioned in the inclusions will be not included. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc. or any personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc. are not included and will be additional.

Porters or mules to carry personal luggage will be provided at an additional cost on per bag per day basis. Each bag should not be more than 11 kgs in weight. Adventure travel or medical insurance is not included. Anything not mentioned in inclusions will be additional.

Chanderkhani Pass Trek – 4 days

Sketch itinerary:

Day 1: Reporting to Rumsu base camp

  • Start point: Rumsu
  • End point: Rumsu
  • Day start time: 08:00 AM

Day 2: Rumsu to Naya Tapru

  • Start point: Rumsu
  • End point: Naya Tapru
  • Day start time: 07:00 AM

Day 3: Naya Tapru to Chanderkhani Pass to Chaklani

  • Start point: Naya Tapru
  • End point: Chaklani
  • Day start time: 07:00 AM

Day 4: Descend to Rumsu and departure

  • Start point: Chaklani
  • End point: Rumsu
  • Day start time: 07:00 AM

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1:

Please report to the Rumsu base camp by 08:00 hours sharp. Once here, you will spend the day on acclimatization walks. You will meet your trek leader and will undergo an orientation to understand the basics of trekking and briefing on the trek ahead. Overnight in tents at Rumsu base camp.

Day 2:

Today you will start early and trek towards Naya Tapru which is situated at an altitude of 9,186 feet. You will trek through alpine forests and lush green high altitude meadows. Overnight in tents at Naya Tapru campsite.

Day 3:

After an early morning breakfast, you will start your trek towards Chandrakhani Pass. The trek has a moderate ascent and takes around 4 hours to reach the pass. Once you reach the Pass you will be able to lay your sight on some of the giants of the Himalayan ranges that spread out as far as your eyes can see. It is a sight to behold.

After spending some time rejoicing your victorious climb and some great photography sessions you will start your descent for 2 hours to Chaklani. Overnight in tents at Chaklani campsite. In case there is snowfall you may have to camp at Naya Tapru.

Day 4:

Today, you will start your return trek to Rumsu base camp which will take you around 4 hours. Your trip ends here.

Inclusions:

Accommodation will be provided in tents on twin/triple sharing basis depending upon the package. All equipment for camping such as dome tents, sleeping bags and mattresses as well as all common kitchen/dining and toilet tents etc. will be included by the operator. You will be given all meals during the trek.

Services of an experienced trekking guide and camping crew along with porters and mules to carry common camping equipment will be included in the package costs. All necessary permit charges, entry fees and camping charges are included in the package costs. First aid kit will be available with crew. All applicable taxes are inclusive.

Exclusions:

Travel arrangements and costs between base city and Naggar are not included. Any meals in Naggar or other than what is mentioned in the inclusions will be not included. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc. or any personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc. are not included and will be additional.

Porters or mules to carry personal luggage will be provided at an additional cost on per bag per day basis. Each bag should not be more than 11 kgs in weight. Adventure travel or medical insurance is not included. Anything not mentioned in inclusions will be additional.

Best time to go/Weather

The best time to go will be between May to November. The trek is equally beautiful during summer and winter. While summer gives you the experience of the lush greenery and vast meadows, winter gives you the fairytale snow experience.

Getting there

Naggar is located about 21 km from Manali. There are no direct airports or railway stations at Naggar. The closest airport is at Bhuntar and the closest railway station is at Joginder Nagar. Manali is well connected to Bhuntar and there are plenty of bus services from Manali to Naggar.

It will take you between one to one and a half hours to reach Naggar via the beautiful mountain roads of Himachal Pradesh. You can reach Manali by road from the nearby cities like Delhi and Chandigarh and plenty of state transport buses of HRTC ply on this route.

What to wear

Even though Chanderkhani Pass trek is a relatively easier one, it is still a trek on the mountains of the mighty Himalayas. The weather is of high altitude mountains and the terrain varies greatly as you get higher. Therefore, what you wear matters a lot and one must dress appropriately to ensure you are safe, protected and have an enjoyable experience.

It is best to wear clothing that keeps you cool and protects you from any harsh terrain or rocks. Here is a list of what to wear and include in your backpack: Dress in layers, wear thermal innerwear, warm t-shirts, trekking pants over thermal inner pants, warm and thick fleece and woollen sweaters. Wear and carry both regular and woolen socks for the temperatures get chilly at night.

Cover your head with a sun cap during the day, woollen gloves, muffler, neck warmers to cover your neck. Wear comfortable trekking shoes, and carry lightweight floater. Do not forget to carry a raincoat/poncho as the rains can be unpredictable here.

Do not wear any expensive jewellery or gadgets on you or carry any expensive items as you never know what kind of emergency situations there may be when you are at the mercy of nature high up in the mountains.

What to carry

Your operator will provide you and exhaustive list of items you must carry for the trek. However, at times, we forget to carry some important items that we may need during the trek in all our excitement. Then, it turns out that certain items can’t always be shared, and we end up feeling as if we are the odd ones out. So, in order to avoid that situation, here’s a list of what to carry:

A 50-60 litre rucksack, cotton clothes, warm jacket, feather jacket, fleece jacket, thermal wear, woollen cap that covers your head and ears, uv rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra pair of socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, personal toiletries, trekking pole/walking stick.

Preparation/Fitness

This is an easy trek with moderate levels of difficulty when there are continuous ascents in several sections. It is suitable for fit families and beginners to introduce them to high altitude treks. It is also a great beginner’s snow trek during the winter.

However, even though it is an easy trek, you must have a decent level of fitness. You should be able to walk at least 6 to 8 km everyday and be able to carry a 15kg backpack for adults. Try to have regular walks or runs in the weeks before the trek and practice climbing stairs or slopes around you for at least 15 min. This will make the whole experience a lot more enjoyable. Especially, when the terrain gets a bit more challenging during winter when it gets covered in snow.

FAQs about the Chanderkhani Pass trek

Can beginners try the Chanderkhani Pass Trek?

With a moderately difficult level of trekking, beginners can attempt the Chanderkhani Pass Trek under strict and constant supervision, which they will receive from the trekking experts. Although the climb is steep at times, beginners can take as many breaks as they require to recuperate and keep pushing themselves towards the top.

Being in a group will motivate you to reach the top and will also ensure you have an extra pair of eyes looking out for you. So, go ahead and take the plunge. Although, it would help if you try a couple of weekend treks close to where you live – just to get oriented and feel prepared.

When is the best time to go for the Chanderkhani Pass trek?

The Chanderkhani Pass Trek is accessible throughout the year but is at its best during the winter season. Most tourists cover the trek during the months of June to September but overall, it lives up to expectations whenever you plan to visit.

What should I carry for the Chanderkhani Pass trek?

Your tour guide will provide you with a comprehensive list of essentials that you need to carry for your trek. At the same time, there are a few items such as woollens, thermals and gloves (during winter), and track pants, t-shirts, sturdy shoes (during summer) that you must carry along.

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Chanderkhani Pass is one of the prettiest passes across the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Trekking across the Chanderkhani Pass offers mesmerizing views of the Deo Tibba peak, Pir Panjal and Parbati mountain ranges. You will be delighted by the distant snow-laden peaks accompanying you throughout the trek while you ascend through green meadows and rocks, and traverse the verdant woodlot of walnut, deodar, golden oak and wild cherry trees. This trek is perfect for the ones wanting to experience the surreal beauty of the mountains and also suitable for the beginners.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
  • Pick-up and drop at Kasol
  • Sleeping mattress, blankets and pillows
  • Travel arrangenments from Manali to Kolang and return
  • Lunch on Day 1 and Day 2
  • Dinner on Day 1 and Day 2
  • Breakfast on Day 2 and Day 3
  • Evening snacks on Day 1 and Day 2
  • All permits, as required
  • First aid kit
  • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Travel arrangements between your home city and Kasol
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Porter for personal luggage
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, medical evacuation, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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