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. The best months to do this trek are April, May, June, August and, September.
Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek butalso help you develop basic trekking skills like:
Packing a rucksack
Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
Identify trail signs and signals
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Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
Best Expedition Leaders: Our 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.
Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.
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. See more images and videos
2Day 2 DAY 2: Naya Thapru - Chandrakhani Pass - Base of Chandrakhani Pass (9 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 trace our path back to the base. We will camp at the base of Chandrakhani Pass for the night. See more images and videos
3Day 3 DAY 3: Base of Chandrakhani Pass - Rumsu (9 Kms Trek)
Another early start to the day will mark the end of the Chandrakhani Pass Trek. We will start retracing our steps towards Rumsu and will reach the village by late afternoon or evening. From here, we will board taxis. The drop will be at Patlikuhl, by 5 pm. Please book your return travel as late as possible to keep enough time margin at hand.See more images and videos
Frequently Asked Questions
Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?
This trek is ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers. For novice, it is a great start to enter the world of trekking. It can get a bit rigorous for the first timers. Therefore, it is recommended to the first timers to maintain a good physical stamina and read extensively. Any experienced trekker would love to go on this weekend trek for the love of its views and trekking.
Eligibility: Experience required
This trek is apt for the first-timers. Those coming for the first time should prepare and read extensively about the trek. A basic knowledge about how to use a sleeping bag, toilet tents, sleeping tents, and mountain mannerisms will come in handy.
Eligibility: Fitness benchmark
Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
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.
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 thesecommon 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.
Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?
May-June, September- November
Packing List: What to pack
Here is your checklist for this trek. Make sure you pack all these items for a comfortable trekking experience.
A rucksack with rain cover
A water bottle or a hydration pack
A Hand/Head Torch with spare batteries
UV protection Sunglasses
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
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.
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.
A small size, lightweight, leak-proof lunch box - preferably aluminum
A plate and a spoon
A mug - preferably aluminum
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
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 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.
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.
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.
Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?
No mandatory documents are required for the trek.
About the Trek: 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.
Accommodation type: 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: When will there be snow on this trek?
Yes, there will be snow on the trek.
Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?
The temperature ranges from 20 degrees to 5 degrees celsius on the trail.
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 : Is it safe for a solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?
Yes, it is safe for solo women travellers.
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.
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?
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
Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date - No deduction
Cencellations within 5 days prior to departure - No Refund
*Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers. *Please note that this is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy