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The best view comes after the hardest climb." - This cannot be more true. Few months ago, two of my friends and I were just looking for a small vacat...
The place is very attractive untill the landscape changes when you approach the trekking pass. Be prepared for a lot of hard work that will take a toll...
Location - Naggar
Start Time - 10:00 AM on Day 1
End Time - 12:00 PM on Day 4
About Chandrakhani Pass:
Located at an elevation of around 3,660m, the Chandrakhani Pass makes it for an astounding trek experience in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Originating from the scenic Naggar settlement, which is located around 21km from Manali, the trail that leads to the pass is known for its enchanting beauty and appeal. From the pass, one can enjoy the fantabulous views of the Deo Tibba, Parbati, and Pir Panjal peaks. Also, jotted with luscious groves of pine, deodar, golden oak and cherry, this pass boasts as one of the most scenic and pictorial passes in the country.
About the Trek:
The Chanderkhani Pass trek will give you a feeling of isolation from the rest of the world as some of the trails are hidden from the human eye. Over the 3 exciting days of the trek, you will be making your way through breathtaking viewpoints and meandering trails through the thick forest of firs and oaks. Each and every step of the trek is bestowed with astounding views of the towering peaks and makes it for an unforgettable experience! On a whole, this trekking expedition will get you acquainted with the serene, pictorial and heavenly environs of Himachal Pradesh and its natural wonders.
Trekking Distance: 26 km
Maximum Altitude: 12,030 ft
Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate
Electricity: Electricity will not be available at the campsite
ATM: Naggar is the last point where you will get ATM
How to Reach:
Naggar is 23 KM from Manali. You can take public or private transport from Manali bus stand to reach Naggar.
Pick up from Patlikhul/Naggar and drive till the starting point of the trek on your own.
An uphill trek starts from the village through the beautiful meadow. Initially a steep ascend through pine, Oak and bircg trees and then a gradual ascend ona grassy pastures to reach at Chaklani camp. Chaklani commands an enchanting view of Kullu valley and peaks of Dhauladhar Range.
Overnight camp at Chaklani.
Initially a steep ascend through a carpet of high altitude flower field to reach the top of Chanderkhani Pass – which is covered with snow till end of May , a heaven for nature lovers. The Pass overviews a wide and panoramic view of PIR PANJAL, DHAULADHAR ranges and PARVATI VALLEY.
Traverse the ridge and get down to the beautiful camp at Chaklani.
Overnight at Chaklani.
Descend down to the base camp Naggar through the beautiful meadows and the forest of Oak and Pine and old villages of Kullu valley.
Upon arrival at the base camp, check out and proceed to Manali by local cab on your own.
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Rated : 5.0
The best view comes after the hardest climb." - This cannot be more true. Few months ago, two of my friends and I were just looking for a small vacation break and wanted to visit the North region of India. As we were a beginner, we were looking for trips with average difficulty. Taking a chance in the unknown, we went ahead to book the Chanderkhani Pass from Thrillophilia. Since this was our first trip into the mountains, we were both, nervous and excited. On reaching there, we did few activities including rappelling and acclimatization walk. The scenic beauty from the base camp was superb as we could see the mountains covered with the snow. The excitement to reach there doubled after that. Day one ended on a good note after we were given a brief orientation about the next three days. We started for the Chanderkhani pass on Day Two. As we were marching towards the Naya Tapru camp, we saw a lot of natural scenery including green hills, snowy mountains and small waterfalls. On reaching there, we had our dinner and a born fire to end the day. Day three marked our marching towards the Chaklani Camp which was our last stop. From chaklani we marched towards the Chanderkhani Pass which was an uphill on snow. After an hour of ascend in the snow, we finally reached the peak of Chanderkhani. The view from this point was incomparable and totally worth watching. For descending, we did snow slides with the help of the guides which was a different fun all together. Taking the memories of the this few moments, we went back to the Chaklani camp. On Day four, we started to descend back to the base camp which was a journey of 4 hours. To sum it up, it was an amazing experience for us and I recommend this trek if you are a beginner. Ending the post with this,"Travel is the only thing you buy, that makes you richer
Rated : 4.0
The place is very attractive untill the landscape changes when you approach the trekking pass. Be prepared for a lot of hard work that will take a toll of your body. First time trekkers must be cautious about the height and the landscape. Trekking is not recommended for families. Overall the stay was good.
Rated : 4.0
You will fall in love with this place while trekking in the mountains crossing the forests. You will be repeatedly pointed that you are alive. Camping was fun but the equipments were not what it was expected. A little disappointed on the management. The trip could have been better if the services were better but overall i would say it was a Good Trip.
Rated : 5.0
By the time we reached the last leg of our trek which was the descend, all of us made such good friends that the entire route was disturbed by our silly jokes on each other. Our guide Sachin was somewhat our age and he talked about his life where he covers the same route in the Himalayan mountains most of the times but he never gets bored of the mountains. Chandrakhani pass trek is one such experience that I will never forget. We came across the many incomparable landscapes and I have got such good pictures in my DSLR
Rated : 5.0
I had the best dinner at Nauya Tapru on the second day of our trek, after such a tiring journey if your cook makes up for the day with hot food on a chilly night, it is more of a privilege. The trek was undoubtedly tough and exhausting but having done it with Thrillophilia, there were porters, a cook and a guide who accompanied us and we hardly struggled with the weight and there is no comparison to the food you get at these camps, freshly cooked mountain veggies and ‘Bhaat.’ Chandrakhani pass trek is one of my favorites in the Himalayas.
Rated : 5.0
After I recovered from my clavicle dislocation, I wanted to feel the mountains and this trek was all I needed, on the entire trek my bag was managed by a porter so my trek was stress-free. Thank you Thrillophilia for making it easy and accommodating so nicely..
Rated : 5.0
The food was good but was little spicy for me so I could not gulp enough to fill my stomach, seeing this my fellow trekkers asked about the problem and then almost everyone got something to eat out of their bags. Such sweet gestures. Loved this trek.
Rated : 5.0
I booked this trek online from this website and it was quite a smooth process. Nice meals provided and great facilities overall.
Rated : 5.0
No matter how good or bad the arrangements were, once you get a mattress or a bed you fall asleep in seconds because of the tiredness and exhaustion. I loved waking up early in the morning and walking in the quiet environment.
Rated : 4.0
The tents were basic, you should take a fleece blanket with you because the temperature can be freezing at night, insects and mosquitoes were some problems. Suggest a repellent.
The best time to go for the Chandrakhani trek starts from April till May.
The fitter you are the more you'll take away from the experience. Take as much time as you can for cardio exercise and strength training, including core strength. This will make it far easier for you to trek and explore the terrain with your guide. Moreover, exercises aid in acclimatization for the trip. Experience of walking for long distances with heavy weights (at least 15 Kg) will be a useful preparation.
As the temperature is cold throughout the trek with the possibilities of rain, we recommend that you carry woolen clothes, which can be full sleeves woolen sweater, thermal inner wear, windproof jacket, etc. along with a raincoat.
It is advisable to carry a 60L backpack, weight to be carried will depend on your requirements and capacity. Yes, porters will be there to carry your luggage at an extra cost.
Please do not carry the normal sports shoes. As you need the good traction during the trek, shoes from Woodland or Forclaz 500 is a recommended choice.
All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner and safe drinking water is provided throughout the trek.
Consumption of alcohol or other types of intoxicants during the trek is strictly prohibited.
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