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Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

Trek to the Abode of the local gods in the Kullu district of Himachal - Chandrakhani Pass

Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

Duration

3 Nights/4 Days

Pickup Point

Naggar

Minimum Age

12+

Maximum Altitude

12,030 ft

Best time to visit

Winter, Autumn

Difficulty level

Easy, Moderate

Accomodation

Tent

Overview

Situated at a soaring altitude of 12,030 ft in the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, Chanderkhani Pass is a trek blushing with beauty, giving photographers a perfect opportunity to capture beautiful scenic meadows.
Chanderkhani Pass trek package will give you a jaw dropping view of the cosmic sky, lush greenmeadows, charming Kullu villages, dense pine and oak forest, snow capped peaks, cascading crystal clear rivers, and some mythological story whispers. It is a perfect trek for beginners as well as experienced trekking enthusiasts.

Chandrakhani Pass trek quick info:-
Chandrakhani Pass height: 12,030 ft
Chandrakhani Pass trek distance: 18 km
Chandrakhani Pass temperature: 5°C to 15°C and Night: 3°C to 10°C
Chandrakhani Pass trek difficulty level: Easy to moderate
Chandrakhani Pass best time to travel: March to October

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Naggar to Patlikuhal, trek to Chaklani
Drive distance: 5km, drive time: 30 mins
Trek distance: 6 km, trek time: 5-6 hours
Altitude: 5,900 ft to 10,400 ft
Meals: Lunch and dinner
Stay: Camps

Day 2: Chaklani – Chanderkhani Pass – Chaklani
Trek distance: 5 km, trek time: 5-6 hours
Altitude: 10,400 ft to 12,030 ft to 10,400 ft
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Stay: Camps

Day 3: Chaklani – Naggar
Drive distance: 5km, drive time: 30 mins
Trek distance: 6 km, trek time: 5-6 hours
Altitude: 10,400 ft to 5,900 ft
Meals: Breakfast

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Naggar to Patlikuhal, trek to Chaklani

  • Upon arrival in Naggar, meet your trek guide and after a short briefing session, start your drive to the Patlikuhal- the starting point of the trek.
  • On reaching Patlikuhal, start your trek to Chaklani.
  • Pass through the dense forests of pine, oak and birch trees and then a gradual ascend on grassy pastures to reach Chaklani camp.
  • Chaklani campsite offers mesmerizing views of the Kullu valley and snow capped peaks of the Dhauladhar ranges.
  • Check in to the camps and explore the surrounding meadows.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Chaklani.

Day 2: Chaklani – Chanderkhani Pass – Chaklani

  • Enjoy breakfast at Chaklani, and head towards Chanderkhani Pass.
  • Admire the views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks and walk through the patches of high altitude flower fields to reach the pass.
  • On reaching the summit, soak yourself in the jaw dropping views of Pir Pranjal, Dhauladhar ranges, and Parvati valley.
  • After spending some time at the pass, we will start descending and walk all the way down to Chaklani campsite.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in camps under the star studded sky.

Day 3: Chaklani – Naggar

  • Post breakfast, descend down to the Patlikuhal through the smearing meadows and the forest of Oak and Pine and old villages of Kullu valley.
  • Upon reaching Patlikuhal, board the vehicle to Naggar.
  • Reach Naggar by late afternoon. The Chanderkhani trek package ends here with beautiful memories.

How to reach?

By Air: The nearest airport is Kullu-Manali airport which is located in Bhuntar. It is at a distance of about 31.6 KM from Naggar. Taxi service is available from the airport to reach Naggar.

By Train: There is no railway station available in Manali or Naggar. The nearest railway station to Naggar to situated at Joginder Nagar. Naggar is at a distance of 145 km from the Joginder Nagar Railway Station.

By Road: If you want to travel by bus, you can use HRTC or private bus services to reach Manali. Manali and Naggar are merely 21 km away from each other. You can hire a taxi service to cover the distance from Manali to Naggar.

Inclusion

  • Stay at Chaklani in sharing basis at tents is included in the package.
  • All meals from Day 1 lunch to Day 3 breakfast. Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the trek.
  • Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route
  • Permit - forest and camping fee included.
  • Transport from Naggar to Patlikuhal

Exclusion

  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any food item or other purchases made during the trek
  • Any food item or other purchases made during the drive
  • Mules or Porters to carry personal luggage and other items on trek

Advisory

  • Rent gear: You can reduce your hassle of buying gear like trek pants, jackets, shoes and rent them for the trek at additional cost. (Pricing will be updated soon)
  • Guests must be vaccinated with both doses of Covid vaccine.
  • The organization reserves the rights to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
  • In unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, the trek may get canceled or altered. In such cases, the operator will try to provide with an alternate option. However, a cash refund will not be applicable in this situation. 

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation is made 30 days before the date of travel, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days before the date of travel, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation is made 0 to 15 days before the date of travel, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Frequently Asked Questions

Chandrakhani Pass is situated at an altitude of 12,030 ft. The trek is a perfect 18 km long trail filled with beautiful views all around.
The Chandrakhani Pass Trek is an easy one and that is the reason it is opted by a number of beginners covered in a span of 2 Nights/3 Days.
The snowfall in this region starts from the month of December and lasts till the end of March.
Consumption of Liquor and other types of intoxicants are not advised on the high altitude treks.
The best suited shoes for this trek route are the ones that are breathable and light in weight. Also, ankle support is a very important thing to take care of while buying the perfect pair of shoes. You can go for brands like- Decathlon, Wildcraft, Quechua, etc. In the winters, you’ll require gators or gumboots which you can rent from the base village.
The accommodation during the trek will be in camps or tents on double/triple sharing basis.
It is an easy trek, hence anyone with an average fitness routine can easily do this trek.
The group usually consists of 15-20 people. It is an ideal group size. We believe in providing a good experience and memory.
The trek is led by professional trek leaders who have completed basic and advanced mountaineering courses. There will be one guide who leads the group and another guide who will be walking at the end of the group making sure of the safety of the whole group.
The average Chandrakhani Pass temperature varies between 5°C to 15°C during the day time and 3°C to 10°C during the night time.
The trek starts from Patlikuhal situated at a distance of 17 km from Manali and 5 km from Naggar.
Yes, it is an easy trek, hence it is mostly opted by beginners. The distance covered during this trek is 6-7 km per day at moderate speed, making this trek an easy one.
In December, Chandrakhani Pass temperature ranges between -5°C to 5°C. There is also a very good chance of experiencing snow while trekking in December.
No. Female trekkers share tents with female co-trekkers. If you are the only girl on the trek, you get a separate tent for yourself during your trek.
Make sure to carry warm and comfortable clothing as temperature can drop, pack good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pairs of socks.
Yes, since it is a high altitude trek it is advisable you should carry diamox with you. Diamox will help you to avoid the uneasiness that happens due to acute mountain sickness.
Route for this trek is as follows: Naggar -> Patlikuhal -> Chaklani-> Chandrakhani Pass -> Chaklani-> Patlikuhal -> Naggar
Absolutely. The safety of our travelers is of foremost importance to us. We always create a friendly environment for everyone on the trek.
Healthy and nutritious vegetarian food which is recommended in the mountains is provided on all days of trek.

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