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 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 rhodendron 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.