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Satish Achari

5.0

This was my first trek in Himalayas and I totally enjoyed it. Natural beauty was everywhere forest and snow covered mountains. People in the group were very friendly and our trip leader was very helpful. Food during the was also good and best time was in the evening when after a day long trek you sit together other fellow travel and have lot fun on campsite. It was one of the best trip of my life.

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Shwet Pilla

5.0

Amazing trek with exciting trails and we really got our money's worth! Trip was well planned and executed. Special thanks to our guide who was very cooperative through out the trip. I had heard a lot about Malana village and always wanted to go. When we reach this village on day 4 it was like dream come true. We did camping at remote places and meet some of the amazing people during the trek.

Overview

About the Destination:

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 trail heads to the Malana village, famous for its distinct and very reserved social culture.

This 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 trail 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 those Himachal trekking packages that is ideal for all trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Quick Facts:

Maximum Altitude: 11,970ft

Difficulty Level: Moderate 

Railway Station: Pathankot is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Bhuntar (Kullu) airport

Itinerary

  • 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 gets 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 Manala Power project site. Proceed walking to Jari, from where you hop in to a vehicle to be driven to Kullu through Maniraran. Reach Kullu that marks the end of your Chandrakhani Pass trekking journey.

Stay

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  • 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).

Meal

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  • Veg
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  • All Meals Included

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Rock Climbing
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

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  • First Aid / Medical kit
  • 7
  • 2 guides for the group of maximum 12 trekkers so 1 guide for 6 group members
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  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
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  • Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any)
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  • Service Tax

Transport

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  • Transportation from Nagar (start) to Kullu (end) can be availed at an extra cost (choose 'Including Transport' while booking the package). Only quality vehicles like Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra Scorpio, Tempo Traveller are provided and no local jeeps or similar vehicles are used except where there are short transfers from the lodge to the trek points. The transport tariff includes all driver charges, fuel, parking, toll and taxes.

Things To Carry

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  • A small backpack with a plastic or water-proof lining
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  • Comfortable waterproof (Goretex) Trekking or Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole and high ankles are recommended)
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  • Camp shoes (these can be easy to slip in sneakers/sport shoes)
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  • Trekking pole or stick
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  • Wardrobe essentials like woollen and fleece clothes, synthetic or waterproof track pants, rain-proof jackets, sunglasses, waterproof gloves, wind-proof jackets, thermal innerwear
  • 7
  • Moisturizer, Sun Screen Lotion, Cap
  • 7
  • Sunscreen lotion, Lip Balm
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  • Raincover for the bags
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  • Personal Medicine Kit
  • 7
  • Gaiters
  • 7
  • Rain coat
  • 7
  • Insulated water bottle and hydration pack (optional)
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  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
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  • Extra Polythene bags

Advisory

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  • Travel in small groups
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  • Proper waste disposal
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  • Respect local cultures and be sensitive towards wildlife
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  • Please keep in mind that the information on weather is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured the crew will be prepared to handle it with the help of equipment of very high specifications.
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  • Porters can be availed to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10kg) for Rs. 1800. This cost also includes the accommodation and meals of the porter during the trek
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  • If you prefer your own sleeping bag you can buy new sleeping bags at good rates from the store
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  • General precautions and steps are to be taken to initiate good acclimatisation with the assistance of guides
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  • Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage.
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  • As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek.
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  • In case you are planning to put your bag on a mule or taking a porter please get a duffel bag or rucksack and keep it in mind that there is a possibility that the bag at times might brush against a rock or a tree and get slightly damaged so don't get very expensive bags. Also in case of damage the crew shall not be held accountable.
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  • Those suffering from an ailment or heart disease, Diabetes, breathing problems, high altitude sickness or is pregnant cannot participate in this trek

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Satish Achari

     Rated : 5.0

    This was my first trek in Himalayas and I totally enjoyed it. Natural beauty was everywhere forest and snow covered mountains. People in the group were very friendly and our trip leader was very helpful. Food during the was also good and best time was in the evening when after a day long trek you sit together other fellow travel and have lot fun on campsite. It was one of the best trip of my life.

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    Story by Shwet Pilla

     Rated : 5.0

    Amazing trek with exciting trails and we really got our money's worth! Trip was well planned and executed. Special thanks to our guide who was very cooperative through out the trip. I had heard a lot about Malana village and always wanted to go. When we reach this village on day 4 it was like dream come true. We did camping at remote places and meet some of the amazing people during the trek.

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    Story by Satyen Prajapat

     Rated : 5.0

    Passing through the narrow and unknown terrains were the most exciting. Greeneries all the way and the snowy peaks made the trek more intriguing for me. The best thing about these treks is that no matter you are you would enjoy the trek.

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    Story by Dhanadeepa Gandhi

     Rated : 5.0

    Chanderkhani Trek was indeed a pleasant experience. Apart from awesome trekking experience I got to meet such wonderful people. The best thing about these treks is that no matter you are solo or with friends you get meet so many new people - it was more of a learning experience for me.

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    Story by Gopi Tandon

     Rated : 5.0

    To reach Manala village we have to cross over Chanderkhani Pass. The trek passes through beautiful alpine pasture and we have beautiful view of some of the high mountain peaks. Tough terrains there is not so easy and the weather is unpredictable.

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    Story by Sushma Ahuja

     Rated : 5.0

    This experience was simply out of this world. Really nice place and what a view from our base camp.

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    Story by Vidur Banerjee

     Rated : 4.0

    The trek was really nice for the rate we paid. Most treks are costly if they are to be good. This trek was good but not costly. The trek started with a forest walk throughout. After going through the forest, we went up the snow capped peaks. These led us to the further ranges of the Dhauladhar range of Himalayas. It is one of the popular ranges. On the other side, slowly we saw the Beas valley. We camped at some of the beautiful locations before reaching the peak and completing the trek. In short, it was a memorable, adventurous, and a fun-filled experience, to say the least.

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    Story by Gobinda Gowda

     Rated : 4.0

    The first part of the trek was through a forest. There were many paths immediately above Rumsu and I was happy that Hira was with me to show the way. As we went up, the snow capped peaks of the further ranges of the Dhauladhar on the other side of the Beas valley became visible. We passed some nice camping sites. With some more altitude gain,i get to meet new people and also made new friends and had an awesome trek.

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    Story by Devangana Somayaji

     Rated : 4.0

    Beauty and fun! This trek was an amalgamation of fun and beauty totally. We had a really great time with the trek. The trek led us to the beautiful scenaries, landscapes, and picturesque locations of Himachal Pradesh. Our camping sites were amazing where in the evening we used to listen the stories of fellow trekkers.

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    Story by Dharani Sethi

     Rated : 4.0

    The beauty of the Himalayas is simply indescribable and if anything could show you that, its this mindblowing experience at the Chanderkhaini Pass in Himachal. It is simply breathtakinga nd the trek is something like out of a fairytale. Pretty villages, charming outsposts, you will see everything and more on this exciting excursion.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. When is the best time do Chanderkhani Pass Trek?

      The best time to do the Chanderkhani Pass Trek is mid May to End September except July & Aug.

    2. What level of fitness is expected from me?

      This trek is begins easy but gets moderately difficult with every passing day. It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.

    3. What all things I should carry for the trek?

      The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. Hiking boots Trainers or sandals for river crossings and camp use Walking socks (3 pairs) Spare laces Trekking trousers Waterproof overtrousers Underwear Thermal baselayer - leggings Baselayer shirts (short sleeve and 1 long sleeve) Shirts or T-shirts Fleece jacket or warm jumper Waterproof jacket Sunhat Warm hat Sunglasses Gloves or mittens Daypack 30 litres Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.) Headtorch and spare batteries Water bottles 1 litre (x2) Sleeping bag (comfort rated -10ºC) (minus 15ºC for late November and December trips)* Washbag and toiletries Antibacterial handwash Small towel Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Small padlock (to lock your KE

    4. What kind of shoes I should have?

      You should carry high-ankle trekking shoes. Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For this particular trek, shoes with thick souls are recommended.

    5. What will be the facility of food and water during the trek?

      There are proper meals with subsequent nutritional values planned for the people coming in for the trek. Meal will include nutritional vegetarian meals, with the addition of tea and coffee during breaks.

    6. What all medicines I should carry? Can I take diamox?

      Carrying medicines is important while trekking anywhere in the world. Your first-aid should have anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide but make sure that you don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option. During the trekking you may not have access to pharmacies. So it’s better to have medications ready. Yes, you can carry diamox and can be taken too if having sickness/nausea.

    7. Will there be mobile connectivity?

      Indian mobile networks do not work for most part of this trek. Vodafone and BSNL are the only mobile networks that work in patches along the way (but are inconsistent).

    8. What about trek guides & leaders accompanying?

      There will be two guides for the group of maximum 12 trekkers so 1 guide for 6 group members. We provide with the best of trekkers for guidance and a smooth sailing journey. There will Porter/mules as well for carrying camping equipment & rations.

    9. Is Chanderkhani Pass a good trek for first timer?

      Yes, this trek is an easy to moderate level trek. But it makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise.

    10. How is weather on Chanderkhani Pass Trek?

      Entirely depends on the months you have chosen to trek in. The second season between October to November when the temperature ranges between 1 - 6°C, visibility is excellent and there may be occasional snowfall. However if you have chosen December to go for this trek, it gets bitter cold.

    11. What is the difficulty level of this trek?

      This is an easy to moderate level trek, good for first timers as well.

    12. Is it a safe trek for girls?

      For girls, trekking is extremely safe. Vendors have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent. Always make sure that you are never left on your own. Understand your pace and be with the group.

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