This breathtaking Chanderkhani Pass trek encompasses a plethora of jaw-dropping sights alongside the gorgeous environs of Himachal Pradesh. This trekking package in India begins at Naggar and after crossing the Chanderkhani Pass at 3600m, the trailheads to the Malana village, famous for its distinct and very reserved social culture.
This Chanderkhani Pass Trek is laden with a bunch of beautiful alpine pastures offering gorgeous views of some of the highest snow-covered mountain peaks and open valleys. The Chanderkhani Pass Trek requires walking through the blue Pine and Deodar, walnut, Golden Oak, and Wild Cherry. The remarkable sight from the pass is magnified by the Bara Bangal range towering high in the west while the Pir Panjal ranges fall in the north and Parvati in the east. A typical trek up in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, Chanderkhani Pass is one of those Himachal trekking packages that is ideal for all trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Chanderkhani Pass is a window to some of the largest Himalayan behemoths which chaperone your journey. It treats you with sweeping meadows unfurling against the canvas of majestic Himalayan peaks. The grandeur of the fencing beauty captivates your senses throughout the trek. One of the best treks in Himachal Pradesh for beginners, Chanderkhani Pass is essentially an archetype of Himalayan trekking, though every trek is unique in its own way. Besides the natural beauty that the journey envelops, it exposes trekkers to the unique culture of Himalayan villages. If you’re craving for a Himalayan adventure, but have only a handful of days to spare, head to the Chanderkhani Pass without hesitation.
Maximum Altitude: 11,970ft
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Railway Station: Pathankot is the nearest railway station
Airport: Bhuntar (Kullu) airport
- High quality camping arrangements (3/4 season Mountain Hard wear or similar imported alpine tents
- Fresh and clean Sleeping bags of very good quality
- Imported Inflatable Camping Mattresses
- Camping stools
- Mess Tent
- Toilet tent with portable toilet seats
- First Aid / Medical kit
- 2 guides for the group of maximum 12 trekkers so 1 guide for 6 group members
- Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
- Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any)
- Service Tax
Day 1 - Naggar - Rumsu (2150m) - Stelling (1,350m) (Trek /5-6 Hours)
This day, you assemble at Naggar and begin the Chanderkhani Pass trekking experience right away.
The activity is a delightful one amidst Blue Pine and deodar, walnut, golden oak, and wild cherry areas.
Once at this place, you ascend for around an hour or more to the path that brings you to Rumsu village. From here, there is a clear route that takes you to Stelling pastures. Tonight, you will sleep in tents.
Day 2 - Stelling - Chiklani Basecamp (3,450m) (Trek/5-6 Hours)
This day, enjoy a hike that would first be on charming Stelling and Ghalkrari pasture stretches.
When at this place you can see Birch trees. Sometime during the course of the Chanderkhani Pass trek, you take a steady ascend to the Chiklani basecamp. Tonight, you will sleep in tents.
Day 3 - Chiklani Basecamp - Chanderkhani Pass (3,650m) - Nagruni Thach (2,800m) (Trek/5-7 Hours)
Your whole trekking journey provides stunning sights of snow-clad mountains and charming open valleys. Today, you ascend to the Dhalakda Pathar and later proceed to a steady uphill on the ridge of the Chanderkhani Pass. From here, soak in the great views of Bara Bangal range in the west, Pir Panjal to the north, and Parvati in the east. After that you start your climb down get steeper when on the way to Nagruni as compared to the climb up to the Pass.
Tread carefully and arrive at the camping ground of Nagruni where you will pitch tents for the night.
Day 4 - Trek from Nagruni Thach to Malana (2600m) (Trek/5 - 6 hours)
This day, the path from Nagruni carries on to an at times steep downhill till you arrive at Manala. Enjoy the trek that is a charming one amidst conifer forest. Reach Malana Village and pitch tents for the night.
Day 5 - Trek from Malana to Jari, Drive from Jari to Manikaran to Kullu (Trek/2-3 hours) (Drive/ 1-2 Hours)
Today morning, you carry on with the downhill climb on a steep through a route that is marked well till Jari. At first, you go downhill amidst fields and then pass through a woody area of mostly Deodar trees.
Proceed downhill to Manala Nallah. When at this place, cross the gorge area and arrive at the Manala Power project site. Proceed walking to Jari, from where you hop into a vehicle to be driven to Kullu through Maniraran. Reach Kullu that marks the end of your Chandrakhani Pass trekking journey.