Chanderkhani Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh Overview

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Location : District - Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Pass Elevation: 3,660 m/ 12,030 Feet
Trek Length : 26 Km
Trek Difficulty : East to Moderate

Chandrakhani Pass is located at an altitude of 3,660 meters in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It forms a road (pass) to the famous village Malana, between Rumsu and Pulag villages. This indirectly makes for an adventurous trekking route from Naggar to Malana across the Chandrakhani Pass. This breathtaking Chanderkhani Pass trek encompasses a plethora of jaw-dropping sights alongside the gorgeous environs of Himachal Pradesh. The trek begins at Naggar and after crossing the Chanderkhani Pass at 3660 m, the trail heads 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 are ideal for all trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers.

A Mythology behind Chanderkhani Trail
The pass has a lot of religious importance as it was once the seat of meditation for the Saptarishi Jamadagni. A legend has it that there was once a local deity named Jamlu in Malana, and he had in his hand a basket of the local gods, once he was on the top of the Chanderkhani pass, he opened the basket, and incidentally, a strong wind came by and blew away all the idols to the nearby peaks, which is why all the nearby mountain peaks of Indrasan, Deo Tibba, Pir Panjal Range & Parbati Range are considered holy and can be seen very clearly from the pass.

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 a Himalayan adventure, but have only a handful of days to spare, head to the Chanderkhani Pass without hesitation.

Best time for Trek

Chanderkhani Pass welcomes its trekker for the whole year. In the summer, the Chandkhani trek is a green meadow. During winter, Chandrakhani pass is covered by beautiful white snow, Snow caps the peaks around. The most popular season for the Chanderkhani Pass trek is from March to October.

Last ATM: Naggar
Trek Start and End Point: Naggar to Jari
    Chanderkhani Pass Packages are:
  • Naggar to Jari (3 Days & 2 Nights)
  • We start our journey from Naggar, which is a Base camp of the Chanderkhani trek. This is simply :- Naggar - Navan Tapru - Chanderkhani pass - Malana - Jari
    Packages start from - INR. 4,500 Per Person (Including Camping and Meal) + 18% GST

    Some key Points to be Noted -
  • 40% of the payment will be at the time of Advance booking. And the rest 60% of the payment will be before the day of the trip start.
  • At any place where entry fees are required, they will be paid by the customer.

Chanderkhani Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh Itinerary


    Arrive at Trek India Outdoors base camp,
    Naggar is 20 Kms short of Manali.
    Acclimatization and preparation for the trek.

  • Day 2- NAGGAR – NAVAN TAPRU (3100 Mts.)

    Trek time : 4/5 Hrs.
    Get up Early Morning, Assembly at the Naggar meeting point and Start your trek.
    Drive till the starting point of the trek, Rumsu village. An Uphill trek starts from the village of Rumsu through the beautiful meadow, Steling. The trek is through the thick pine forest initially and then a grassy land ascends till Nawan Tapru, which is an open field, where the valley exposes the view of the whole surrounding ranges. Camp at Navan Tapru.


    MALANA (3026 Mts.) 6/7 Hrs.
    Trekking with the wide view of Pir Panjal Range takes us to 3600 meters high Chanderkhani Pass. The pass is covered with snow till May and then a steep descent down to a unique habitation that maintained its own democratic system of Govt. for centuries. Camp near the village of Malana or stay in a guest house.

  • Day 4- MALANA – JARI

    After breakfast descend down to road side to jari

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People Also Ask About Chanderkhani Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

Q.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.

Q.2 What level of fitness is expected from me for Chanderkhani Pass Trek?

his Chanderkhani 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.

Q.3 What all things I should carry for the Chanderkhani Pass Trek?

The following checklist should help you with your packing for Chanderkhani trek. 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 - Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Q.4 What kind of shoes I should have for the Chanderkhani Pass Trek?

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.

Q.5 What will be the facility of food and water during the Chanderkhani Pass Trek?

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

Q.6 What all medicines should I carry for the Chanderkhani Pass Trek? 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.

Q.7 Will there be mobile connectivity at Chanderkhani Pass?

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).

Q.8 Is Chanderkhani Pass a good trek for first timer?

Yes, the Chanderkhani Pass 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.

Q.9 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.

Q.10 Is Chanderkhani Pass Trek safe 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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