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Overview

The Chandrakhani Pass Trek Himachal Pradesh, is a moderate-level trek located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated at an altitude of 3,660 meters (12,008 ft) in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas and connects the villages of Rumsu in the Kullu Valley with Malana in the Parvati Valley.

The Chandrakhani  Trek, Himachal Pradesh is a popular choice for beginners and those looking for a scenic Himalayan experience. The trail passes through dense forests of oak, deodar, and pine, with meadows adorned with colorful wildflowers. The highlight of the trek is the breathtaking panoramic views of the high mountains in the entire range, including peaks like Hanuman Tibba, Friendship Peak, Indrasan Peak, Dhauladhar range and Pir Panjal range.

The Chandrakhani Pass Trek normally starat from the village Naggar located just 21 kms away. The combination of Pir Panjal mountains to north and the Shivalik range to the south must create amazing scenery. You can reach by

  1. By road – You can easily get a bus from many spots in Delhi for Kullu or Manali. …
  2. By rail – Joginder Nagar is the nearest railway station to reach Chanderkhani Pass. …
  3. By flight – Bhuntar Airport and Kullu Manali Airport are the nearest airports to reach Chanderkhani Pass.

The  Chandrakhani Pass Trek Himachal Pradesh is not just about stunning scenery; it’s also a chance to experience the rich culture of Himachal Pradesh. The trail passes through several small villages, where you can interact with the locals and learn about their way of life. You might even be lucky enough to witness a traditional ceremony or festival.

The passage crossing on  Chandrakhani Pass Trek Himachal Pradesh is an adventurous experience.

The highlight of the trek is the long ridge walk at the summit, almost 3 kilometers long at an elevation of 11,800 feet. The walk itself is challenging but the stunning views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges and the Kullu and Manali region make it all worthwhile.

 The trek is not too strenuous, but it does involve some climbing and hiking at high altitudes. A good level of fitness is recommended.

The trek can be completed in 3-4 days.  The best time to do the Chandrakhani Pass Trek is from April to June and September to October. These months offer pleasant weather with clear skies and stunning views. Make sure to pack sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes (even in summer, the nights can get cold at high altitudes), rain gear, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a good camera.

Itinerary

Day 1: From Kullu to Sarsai, Haripur by Road

Your first day looks like a relaxing one! After a scenic drive from Kullu to Sarsai, Haripur, you'll be greeted with lunch at your base campsite. The afternoon is yours to unwind.The village of Sarsai, Haripur. Sarsai is a small village located on the Kullu-Naggar-Manali road. The village is surrounded by beautiful scenery and offers stunning views of the Himalayas. There are a few shops and cafes in the village, as well as a temple.Take a walk in the surrounding area. The area around Sarsai is perfect for exploring on foot. There are a number of trails that lead through the forest and offer stunning views of the valley.Relax at the campsite. The campsite is likely to be located in a beautiful setting, so why not simply relax and enjoy the peace and quiet? Read a book, take a nap, or just soak up the scenery.

Day 2: From Sarsai, Haripur to Rumsu by Road, Rumsa to Naya Tapru

Explore the village of Sarsai, Haripur. Sarsai is a small village located on the Kullu-Naggar-Manali road. The village is surrounded by beautiful scenery and offers stunning views of the Himalayas. There are a few shops and cafes in the village, as well as a temple.Take a walk in the surrounding area. The area around Sarsai is perfect for exploring on foot. There are a number of trails that lead through the forest and offer stunning views of the valley.Relax at the campsite. The campsite is likely to be located in a beautiful setting, so why not simply relax and enjoy the peace and quiet? Read a book, take a nap, or just soak up the scenery

Day 3: Naya Tapru to Chaklani by Trek

This seems to be a short and scenic trek, perfect for those who are new to trekking or have limited time. The total distance is only 3 kilometers and takes around 3 hours to complete. The trek starts at Naya Tapru, which is at an altitude of 10,430 ft, and climbs gradually to Chaklani campsite at 11,360 ft, resulting in an altitude gain of 930 ft. The trek difficulty is graded as gradual to moderate, so it should be manageable for most fitness levels. Meals and overnight stay in tents at Chaklani campsite are included.

Day 4: Chaklani to Nagruni by Trek via Chandrakhani Pass

For an unforgettable trekking experience, your accommodation will be arranged for an overnight stay at the picturesque campsite nestled in Nagruni. Meals, including hearty breakfasts, satisfying lunches, and fulfilling dinners, are all provided throughout your journey. The trek spans across a total distance of 9 kilometers, estimated to take around 9 hours to complete, ensuring ample time to soak in the breathtaking views and serene surroundings. Along the route, you'll traverse varying altitudes, starting from Chaklani at 3463 meters, ascending to the majestic Chandrakhani Pass standing tall at 3712 meters, and finally descending to the tranquil Nagruni situated at 3395 meters. The ascent from Chaklani to Chandrakhani Pass presents a challenge, involving a gain of 820 meters, followed by a descent of 1040 meters to Nagruni. Despite the elevation changes, the trek's difficulty is considered gradual to moderate, offering adventurers an exhilarating yet manageable journey through the rugged terrain.

Day 5: Nagruni to Malana by Trek via Magic Valley, Malana to Manali by Road

This trek offers a challenging yet rewarding journey through diverse landscapes. Hikers will begin by conquering Chaklani before reaching the high point of Chandrakhani Pass, enjoying breathtaking views along the way. The descent leads to the enchanting Magic Valley, followed by a scenic ridge showcasing stunning panoramas of the surrounding Dhauladhar, Parvati, Pir Panjal mountain ranges, and prominent peaks. After traversing a narrowing trail near Malana village, the trek concludes at the serene Nagruni Campsite, nestled at the base of Chandrakhani Galu.

Day 6: Return Journey to Chirbatiya

The return journey to Chirbatiya is not just a physical traverse but a spiritual voyage that reconnects one with the elemental forces of nature. It’s an opportunity to pause, reflect, and find peace in the embrace of the mountains. The beauty of Chirbatiya lies not just in its landscapes but in its ability to inspire a deep sense of awe and gratitude for the natural world.

NOTE

The itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Participants are advised to carry essential trekking gear and follow the instructions of the trek leaders for a safe and enjoyable experience.

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Things to Carry

If you are planning to go on the  Chandrakhani Pass Trek Himachal Pradesh, here are some essential items that you should carry with you:

  • Backpack: A sturdy backpack with a capacity of at least 40-50 liters to carry all your essentials.
  • Trekking Shoes: Good quality trekking shoes with a good grip and ankle support.
  • Warm Clothes: It is essential to carry warm clothes as the temperatures can drop significantly at night. Carry thermals, fleece jackets, down jackets, gloves, and woollen socks.
  • Rain Gear: Carry a raincoat or poncho to protect yourself from rain and wind.
  • Sun Protection: Carry sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, and a hat to protect yourself from the harsh sun.
  • Headlamp or Torch: A headlamp or torch with extra batteries is necessary as there will be no electricity on the trek.
  • Water Bottles: Carry at least two water bottles with a capacity of 1 litre each to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
  • First Aid Kit: Carry a basic first aid kit with medicines for headaches, stomach upsets, and other common ailments.
  • Trekking Poles: Trekking poles provide stability and support and reduce the strain on your knees while descending.
  • Miscellaneous: Carry a camera, power bank, and pocket knife for emergencies. 

Make sure to pack light and carry only the essentials to avoid unnecessary weight on the trek.

How to Reach

The  Chandrakhani Pass Trek Himachal Pradesh is located in the  Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, and the nearest city is Dehradun. By rail – Joginder Nagar is the nearest railway station to reach Chanderkhani Pass. You need to reach Joginder Nagar by train from Delhi, and take local transport to reach Rumsu Base Camp. By flight – Bhuntar Airport and Kullu Manali Airport are the nearest airports to reach Chanderkhani Pass.

Nearest Rail Head: Joginder Nagar from Delhi.

Nearest Bus Stand: Delhi.

Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport and Kullu Manali Airport are the nearest airports to reach Chandrakhani Pass Trek Himachal Pradesh.

Delhi is well connected by all three major modes of transportation. One can easily board Train, Bus, or Plane from most of the major cities of India.

Safety & Security

Here are some safety tips that you must keep in mind while on the  Chandrakhani Pass Trek Himachal Pradesh:

  • Always carry a first-aid kit with you, including medicines for altitude sickness
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and fluids
  • Listen to your body and take breaks when needed
  • Follow the instructions of your trekking guide and do not venture out alone
  • Respect the local culture and traditions

Cancellation Policy

We understand that planning an outdoor trip brings a lot of excitement and joy. However, we also know that cancellations can be disappointing. While Hello Hikers rarely cancels treks due to our efficient ground operations, cancellations can happen due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions, government regulations, or any other factors beyond our control. In such cases, the following cancellation policy will be applicable.

To ensure a hassle-free experience, we recommend making your booking at least two months in advance. If you do need to cancel your trek, please inform us in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive written advice.

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

We have designed a cancellation policy that is fair, feasible, and convenient for all our customers. The procedure is as follows:

  • If you cancel your trek 21 or more days before the start date, we will deduct 10% towards GST and transaction charges and refund 90% as a trek voucher valid for 1 year.
  • If you cancel your trek 15-20 days before the start date, we will deduct 30% towards GST, transaction, accommodation at base, ration, etc., and refund 70% as a trek voucher valid for 1 year.
  • If you cancel your trek 7-14 days before the start date, we will deduct 50% towards GST, transaction, accommodation at the base, ration, trek leaders, permits, equipment, etc., and refund 50% as a trek voucher that is valid for 1 year.
  • If you cancel your trek 1-6 days before the start date, we will deduct 100% as all arrangements have been made, and we are ready to take you on the trek.

We also have some terms and conditions for the trek voucher:

  • The voucher will be valid for 12 months from the date of issuance.
  • The voucher can be used for any trek with Hello Hikers.

Thank you for choosing Hello Hikers, and we hope to see you on our treks soon!

FAQS

1- Is Chandrakhani Pass Trek is difficult?

The Chandrakhani Pass Trek is considered to be a moderate trek, but it can be challenging for beginners. The trek is about 26 kilometers long and reaches a high altitude of 12,180 feet. The most challenging part of the trek is the climb to the pass itself, which is a 3-kilometer ridge walk at high altitude.

 

2- What is the best time to go for the Chandrakhani Pass Trek?

May to October is the best time to go Chandrakhani Pass Trek. This time consider as peak season as many beginner trekkers from all over the country and the temperature is also good for relaxing camping trip.

3- How long is Chandrakhani Pass Trek?

Maximum Altitude 3700m / 12030 ft. Distance -28 KM.

4- What should be pack for the Chandrakhani Pass Trek?

Packing for the Chandrakhani Pass trek should include warm clothes,trekking boots, a first-aid kit, a sleeping bag, a tent, water bottles, snacks. Wheather in the mountians is unpreditable, its necessary to carry your sunglasses, sunscreen and hat to protect from sun.

5- What kind of wildlife can I expect to see on the Chandrakhani Pass Trek?

Chandrakhani Pass Trek takes you through a diverse wildlife where you  found species such as Himalayan, Monal,pika, Himalayan brown bear and various species of birds.

6- What is the starting point of chandrakhani Pass Trek?

During the months of May through September, Chanderkhani Pass Trek offers its most favorable conditions for visitors. This period is widely regarded as the peak season, drawing in numerous novice trekkers from various parts of the country. With temperatures being conducive, it becomes an ideal time for indulging in a serene camping experience amidst the lush meadows, under the expansive and clear skies.

7- How to reach chandrakhani Pass Trek?

You need to reach Joginder Nagar by train from Delhi, and take local transport to reach Rumsu Base Camp. By flight – Bhuntar Airport and Kullu Manali Airport are the nearest airports to reach Chanderkhani Pass.

8- What should I pack for Chandrakhani Pass Trek?

You can packed for Chandrakhani Pass Trek  warm clothes, trekking boots, a first aid kit, sleeping bag, water bottles, compass, snacks, map. sunscreen,sunglasses and also raincoat. 

9- Are there any accomodation facilities available in Chandrakhani Pass Trek?

Accommodation facilities are not provided directly on Chandrakhani Pass; instead, trekkers  camp along the trekking route. However, there are numerous homestays and guesthouses located in Naggar and other villages along the way where trekkers can find lodging before or after their trek. It is advisable to make reservations for these accommodations well in advance, particularly during the peak trekking season.

 

10- Can beginners trek to Chandrakhani Pass Trek?

While Chandrakhani Pass is typically considered to be of moderate difficulty, it's still accessible to beginners who are in good physical shape and have adequately prepared themselves for high-altitude trekking. It's highly recommended that novices undertake this trek with a guide or as part of an organized group, ensuring they have the necessary equipment and clothing for the journey. By trekking with proper preparation, guidance, and equipment, beginners can immerse themselves in the beauty and adventure of the Chandrakhani Pass trek while reducing risks and maximizing enjoyment.

11- What is the significance of Chandrakhani Pass Trek?

A significant route connects the villages of Rumsu and Pulag to the renowned village of Malana, indirectly crafting a trekking path from Naggar to Malana via the Chanderkhani Pass. The pass holds significant religious importance as it was formerly utilized as the meditation site for the Saptarishi Jamadagni.

12- What kind of Wildlife I can expect on Chandrakhani Pass Trek?

The Chandrakhani Pass trek offers a captivating journey through diverse landscapes, providing glimpses into the rich wildlife inhabiting the region. While embarking on this adventure, one may have the opportunity to encounter a variety of species, including the vibrant Himalayan Monal, the elusive pika, the majestic Himalayan brown bear, and an array of enchanting birds. However, it's essential to understand that sightings of these creatures are not guaranteed. Animals residing in high-altitude environments possess a remarkable ability to blend into their surroundings and evade detection. Their adaptations to the harsh mountain terrain make them masters of camouflage and evasion, adding an element of excitement and unpredictability to any wildlife encounters along the trek. As adventurers traverse through the varied terrain of Chandrakhani Pass, they enter into the realm of these fascinating creatures, where every glimpse of wildlife becomes a cherished moment. It's a reminder of the delicate balance between human exploration and the natural world, where respect for wildlife and their habitat is paramount. So while the chance to witness these animals in their natural habitat is a thrilling prospect, it's equally important to approach their domain with reverence and appreciation for the wonders of nature.

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