Chandrakhani Pass Trek

Chandrakhani Pass Trek

Himachal 4 Days


45 KM

MAX 15


3660 mts.

7800 + 5% GST

Patlikuhl to Jari

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Brief Description

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.


Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Eligibility: Experience required

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.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

Fitness Benchmark

  1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
  2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

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 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.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

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.

About the activity: Why should I go for this trek?

Chandrakhani Pass Trek - Malana

The Chandrakhani Pass trek is meant for those who love being close to untouched pristine settings of nature. The trek is short and easy and can be done by beginners. For the experienced trekkers, this trek can be a rejuvenating short break from their daily lives. The trail of the offers breathtaking views of the Pir Panjal range, Dhauladhar range, Parvati valley, and Malana valley.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

Chandrakhani pass trek best time is - May-June, September-November

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

  • How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
  • How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.

Packing List: What to pack

Here is your checklist for this trek. Make sure you pack all these items for a comfortable trekking experience.

  • Trekking Gear
    • A rucksack with rain cover
    • A water bottle or a hydration pack
    • A Hand/Head Torch with spare batteries
    • UV protection Sunglasses
  • Clothing
    • Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants- 1
    • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts- 1 or max 2
    • Thermal Bodywarmer Upper & Lower- 1
    • Fleece jacket- 1
    • Full sleeves sweater- 1
    • Rainwear (Jacket & Pants) -1
    • Woolen sock - 1 pair
    • Cotton Socks- 1 or 2 pairs
    • Undergarments - 1 for every day 3 days of trekking
    • Pair of Warm Gloves - 1
    • Woolen cap - 1
    • Sun cap or Biker Scarf for protection from sun- 1
  • Footwear
    • Non-skid deep trod hiking shoes (Preferably ankle high) - 1 pair
    • Lightweight Slipper/Sandals - 1 pair
  • Toiletries
    • Sunscreen lotion, lip balm, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, toilet roll, cold cream, small towel.
    • Anti-fungal cream: Carry an antifungal cream if you are sensitive to sweating and prone to skin irritations around genitals or groin area due to lack of bathing.
    • For women:
      • Tampons or sanitary napkins,
      • 2-3 zip pouches to dispose of non-biodegradable waste
      • Vaginal wash to avoid any irritation due to lack of bathing.
  • Utensils
    • A small size, lightweight, leak-proof lunch box - preferably aluminum
    • A plate and a spoon
    • A mug - preferably aluminum
  • Miscellaneous
    • Camera (optional)
    • Personal medicine kit. Though our trek leaders carry a fully equipped first-aid kit, make sure you consult your doctor before the trek in case you have any special ailment.
    • Epi-Pen - If you are allergic to a common ingredient and have a history of reaction, then please inform us. Carrying an EpiPen helps in case of any accidental intakes.
    • Dry fruits, energy bars

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

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.

Accommodation: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

We will be camping at Rumsu and the base of Chandrakhani Pass during the trek.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

We use four-season tents and the sleeping bags we use are rated from -15 to -20 degree celcius.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

We dig dry pit toilets and set up one toilet tent for a batch of seven people.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

The temperature ranges from 20 degrees to 5 degrees Celsius on the Chnadrakhani Pass. For more details follow Chandrakhani Pass Trek Temperature Chart

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

There will be snow on Chandrakhani pass in the months of May and June.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A trek leader will be assigned to lead you on the trek.

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

Trekking poles help while trekking in the snow. Therefore, having them would be good for the trek.

Miscellaneous : Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

There are no local stores available. It is preferred to go fully prepared for this trek.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for a solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Yes, it is safe for solo women travellers.

Transport: In case we opt for the transport with you, where will you pick us from and where will you drop?

The pickup and drop will be at Patlikuhl.

Transport: What time will you drop us at the end point on last day of the trek?

The dropping time will be around 5 pm.

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?

No mandatory documents are required for the trek.

Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.


What's Included

Whats Included

  • Food as per menu on the trek
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
  • Safety Equipment
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers.
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
  • Services of a Trek Leader
  • Transportation from Patlikuhl to Patlikuhl

Whats Not Included?

  • Meals during road journeys
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

Voucher Refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
No Deduction

Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure
No Refund

Please note
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
  • This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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