Chandrakhani Pass is one of the most beautiful and serene pass, at an altitude of 3660 m located in the Kullu valley. Chandrakhani Pass offers fabulous views of the Deo Tibba peak, Pir Panjal and Parbati range of mountains. The trek is one of the most beautiful treks that introduces the traveler to the remote, hilly cultures of Himachal Pradesh. The scenic beauty of the Kullu valley and the mountain peaks that dot that horizon is a treat for the nature lover throughout the journey. The region is also known as the Valley of Gods. Legend has that Jamlu (the presiding deity at Malana), opened a basket containing the gods of Kullu at the Chandrakhani Pass and the strong winds blew the gods to their present abodes. Stay on this page for more information - Chandrakhani pass trek route map, itinerary, temperature chart, photos, and videos. Scroll to the end to read Chandrakhani pass trek blogs.
Patlikuhl -Rumsu- Naya Thapru (4 Kms Trek)
Report at Patlikuhl bus stand at 8 am. As all trekkers gather, we will have a hearty breakfast at one of the local dhabas. After breakfast and some freshening up we will start our road journey towards Rumsu via Naggar. The short road trip is through the beautiful villages of Himachal Pradesh marks a great start of the days to come. The beauty of the mountains all around you will keep you excited for the trek. Rumsu, the base village of the trek is not far from Patlikuhl. We will reach Rumzu within 30 - 45 minutes. The Chandrakhani Pass trek will start from Rumsu with packed lunch. The trek distance for the day is around 4 km. We will reach our first campsite Naya Thapru by the afternoon. We will set up camps shortly after reaching and enjoy the rest of the time at the campsite.
Naya Thapru - Chandrakhani Pass - Dadru (13 Kms Trek)
This day will start early. After a sumptuous breakfast we will start our trek towards the Chandrakhani Pass. A steady steep climb awaits you. The trail goes through forests of conifer and it occasionally lands into alpine meadows. Along with the beauty of the trail, the trekkers also enjoy great views of the Pir Panjal range, Dhauladhar range , Parvati valley and Malana valley. Upon reaching the Chandrakhani Pass, the trekkers find themselves standing at an altitude of 12008 ft with clouds below their feet. The panoramic view from the pass is a reward for all the efforts. After spending some time at the pass admiring the beauty all around, we will descend down to Dadru and camp here for the night.
Dadru - Malana (8 km Trek)
From Dadru we continue trekking along the Malana River till we reach the trail to Kasol village eventually leading to Rashol Pass and Parvati Valley. We will continue till Malana village and camp overnight in tents.
Malana - Jari (20 km Trek)
From Malana we will proceed along forests to reach the Malana Dam. We will then continue to Jari located just above the confluence of Malana and Parvati rivers. If you opt for a vehicle from us then we will pick you up from Jari and drive to Bhuntar at an extra cost.
Chandrakhani Pass trek is apt for the first-timers. Those coming for the first time should prepare and read extensively about the trek. Basic knowledge about how to use a sleeping bag, toilet tents, sleeping tents, and mountain mannerisms will come in handy.
The base camp for the Chandrakhani Pass Trek is Rumsu Village. It is a short drive from Patlikuhal. Patlikuhal is well connected to Delhi with all kinds of transport (except direct train) and can easily be reached through road or air.
By Road : The road distance from Delhi to Patlikuhal is 521 km. There are overnight HRTC buses and Volvos available from ISBT Kashmere Gate, Delhi for Patlikuhal. It is a 14 hour journey by bus. You can book your bus tickets online through hrtchp.com or any other bus services available. You can also hire a private taxi or an outstation cab from Delhi.
By Rail : To reach by train, take a direct train from Delhi to Pathankot. Some of the trains that run on this route are Delhi-Pathankot Express, Jammu Tawi Express, Delhi-Dhauladhar Express. You can then take a bus from Pathankot to Patlikuhal. Or you can take a connecting train to Joginder Nagar from Pathankot which is the nearest station to Patlikuhal. There are buses running frequently between Joginder Nagar and Patlikuhal.
By Air : The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport which is located 33 km from Patlikuhal. There are taxis available at the airport which will take you to Patlikuhal. You can also take local buses that keep running from Bhuntar to Patlikuhal at a very regular frequency. Buses are decent and very cheap compared to taxi that can cost you around INR 2000-5000 depending upon the season.
The famous tourist spot "Manali" is nearby. Manali is the gateway to Solang Valley where you can participate in adventure activities like paragliding, and zorbing in the summer months when the snow melts. Visit the ancient Hadimba Devi Temple which has an interesting mythological tale associated with it. Walk through the charming lanes of Old Manali. Visit the bazaar to buy some souvenirs. Jogini Fall and Vashisht Temple are other famous attractions in Manali. You can also visit Rohtang pass while you are in Manali.
Chandrakhani pass trek best time is - May-June, September-November
Here is your checklist for this trek. Make sure you pack all these items for a comfortable trekking experience.
The minimum age limit is 9 years. However, minors aged between 9 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.
We will be camping at Rumsu and the base of Chandrakhani Pass during the trek.
We use four-season tents and the sleeping bags we use are rated from -15 to -20 degree celcius.
We dig dry pit toilets and set up one toilet tent for a batch of seven people.
The temperature ranges from 20 degrees to 5 degrees Celsius on the Chnadrakhani Pass. For more details follow Chandrakhani Pass Trek Temperature Chart
There will be snow on Chandrakhani pass in the months of May and June.
A trek leader will be assigned to lead you on the trek.
Trekking poles help while trekking in the snow. Therefore, having them would be good for the trek.
There are no local stores available. It is preferred to go fully prepared for this trek.
Yes, it is safe for solo women travellers.
The pickup and drop will be at Patlikuhl.
The dropping time will be around 5 pm.
No mandatory documents are required for the trek.
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