Chandrakhani Pass Trek
Himachal Pradesh is a state surrounded by the mighty Himalayan Range and endowed with an alluring natural beauty.
It is also home to many popular trek destinations in India. The Chandrakhani Pass trek is one that takes you through some of these green ranges, gurgling rivers, and lush valleys of Kullu. This trek begins at Naggar, spanning over a 4-day duration. This trek takes you through Rumsu Thach and Naya Tapru, beneath the Chandrakhani Pass and back to Naggar where you will visit the Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery and different temples in the Kullu Valley which also has a special place, etched in the eons of History.
This trek will include homestay in Pulag, a small hamlet, and camping at places like Chaklani and Naya Tapru, and covering Naggar and Manali for a complete awesome trek in the Himalayas!
The adventure begins with a brisk drive from Patlikuhl to Rumsu passing through Naggar, a quiet village offering a picturesque view of beautiful mountains. You can explore several temples, trekking trails, fishing, and water rafting in this village. The drive from Patlikuhl to Rumsu is short. After a relaxed drive, you will trek through the dense forest, full of pine, fir, oak, and chestnut trees to reach Naya Tapru. This will be your base camp and you will spend the rest of the day here.
Day 2: Naya Tapru – Chaklani (Overnight stay)
Trekking will start from Naya Tapru early in the second day morning along with the team. The objective is to reach Chaklani, which is at a 1120 feet altitude. After a thrilling trek for about five hours, you will reach Chaklani. You can expect snow if you're lucky. Make your campsite in Chaklani and stay overnight.
Day 3: Chaklani to Pulag - Chandrakhani Pass (homestay)
Descend back and start your trek along with the team towards Pulag via Chandrakhani Pass. Pulag is a small hamlet that offers a spectacular view of the mountain ranges, lush greenery and a cool breeze. Chandrakhani Pass is also known as the Valley of Gods. While trekking to Chandrakhani Pass, you will have a scenic beauty of remote villages and Kullu Valley giving a visual treat. Stay in this place to enjoy the scenic beauty, capture adventurous moments, and have dinner along with the team of trekkers in a homestay in Pulag.
Day 4: Visit Roerich Art Gallery & Naggar Castle (drive from Naggar to Patlikuhl)
Along with the trekking team, head back to Naggar to visit some amazing places. Visit Naggar Castle, an ancient building that was built with medieval stone and wood mansion by Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu around A.D. It is now converted into a heritage hotel and offers a spectacular view of the location. Also visit the Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, a house of late prof. Nicholas Roerich, who was a reputed artist. His house has been converted into an art gallery, offering rare paintings open to visitors. Being the old Capital of Kullu, Naggar has several other ancient places to visit. With great moments and an awesome experience, you will be driving back from Naggar to PatliKuhl along with the trekking team.
Qualified and experienced trek leaders, guide, support staff
First aid treatment/facilities
All meals during the trek (veg and egg)
Any of the permit charges, forest entry fee and camping charges.
Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ropes, etc.)
Meals during transit
Porters or mules for personal luggage
Things to carry
Trekking shoes: Trekking shoes with a good grip and ankle support is compulsory for the trek. Please ensure that the trekking shoes are not new and used by the trekker prior to the trek. The trail is slippery and requires you to walk through rocks and boulders, so a good grip and water resistance shoe is necessary. Do keep an extra floater in case of rain and for use in camps.
Backpack (50-70 litres): A backpack with comfortable straps and a supporting frame is very important as you have to carry it on your own during the trek. Invest in a good backpack that is lightweight and comfortable to carry on long treks.
Daypack (20 litres): Keep a daypack in case you offload your backpack during the trek for your essential day items.
Torch or headlamp: Please bring a torch or headlamp for all treks.
Cutlery: Carry a spoon, mug and a lunch box. AdventurEscape insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons and for packed lunch.
Sunglasses: Invest in a good pair of sunglasses as you are going to be out in the sun for most of the day. If you are trekking in snow, it will be mandatory as it protects you from snow blindness.
Two water bottles: 1 litre each for water during the trek.
Clothes and other Accessories
Warm jacket and sweater (couple of them if you feel more susceptible to cold)
Thermals: Carry thermals to keep yourself warm in the camp. Trek pants (2) for daily use during the trek which are light and comfortable.
Collared shirts (3-4); full sleeves and quick dry so that it prevents sunburn on the arms and neck area.
Poncho: Poncho is very important when you are trekking in the monsoon season to protect you from the rain. You can rent one from AdventurEscape at INR 50 per day
Cap: To protect your hair and face from the scorching sun, carry a cap.
Synthetic gloves for your hands as it will protect your hands from water, snow and keep you dry and warm.
Socks (2 pairs) + woolen socks (2 pairs) for keeping you warm in the camps.
Trekking pole: You should carry your own trekking poles for the steep uphills and downhills. You can carry them or rent one from AdventurEscape at INR 50 per day
Toiletries: Sunscreen, moisturizer, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, wet wipes and tissues.
Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes and to bring back your non-biodegradable material back. Mountains are the source of water and life on this planet. Please try and keep it clean and healthy.
Mandatory Personal Medical Kit
Diamox – 5 tablets (to prevent AMS)
Hyoscine (3 tablets)
Amlodipine 5mg (5 tablet) with doctor's prescription only
Avomine – 2 tablets (motion sickness)
Crocin – 3 tablets (fever)
Avil 25mg – 2 tablets (allergies)
Disprin – 3 tablets (a headache)
Norflox TZ & Lomofen – 3 tablets each (diarrhea)
Digene – 5 tablets (acidity)
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 metres
Gauze – 1 small roll
Band-aid – 5 strips
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 105 packets
Betadine or any antiseptic cream
Moov spray (aches, & sprains)
How to reach there?
The nearest airport for Manali is Bhuntar, 50 km (Approx.) from Manali. Air India & Air Himalayas (9 seater non-scheduled flight) have flights for Kullu. Air India has flights to Kullu from Delhi Airport & Air Himalayas operates flights from Chandigarh Airport.
How to reach by train?
The two nearest railway stations for Manali are at Chandigarh (350 km) and Ambala (360 km). Onward journey can be travelled either by chartered taxis, buses or by air as Himalayan Bulls, a private 8 seater charter is available between Chandigarh & Kullu.
How to reach by road?
You can also reach Manali by road. There are many Volvo buses running from Delhi and Chandigarh daily. Delhi to Manali buses are available from RK Ashram Marg as well as ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Chandigarh to Manali buses are available from Sector 43 Bus Stand.
You will be staying in a guest house when you reach Manali; the room will be shared by other trekkers. During the trek, the accommodation will be in tents on triple sharing basis. You will be given individual sleeping bags which are comfortable and warm, and can withstand cold weather of -10 degrees.
What will the temperatures be like during this trek?
Daytime temperatures will range from 13-20ºC and night time temperature will range from 0-7ºC in summer.
In winter, temperatures will range from 8-14ºC during the day and can drop down to -7ºC at night.
Will there be snow on this trek?
Yes, there will be snow on this trek from April-May
What will we do if it rains?
Carry a poncho with you and during rains, continue as scheduled using the poncho and backpack cover to protect you from the rain. The tents that you will be staying in, the dining tent, kitchen and toilet tents are all waterproof, so you will stay dry inside.
How do we reach Rumsu base camp?
AdventurEscape will arrange pick–up vehicles/shared cabs from Patlikuhl Bus Stand to Rumsu base camp. This transport cost is to be included in the trek cost. Pick up from Manali will be at 9 AM
You can either transfer the same trek to any of your friends/family or get a voucher for the same amount and register for any of our treks in future (validity 1 year) Or Get a refund of 90 % (If the trek amount varies, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)
Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trek:
You can either choose to go for any other trek or other batches for the same trek depending on availability Or Get a refund of 75%
Cancellation between 15 days and 10 days to the start of the trek:
You can choose to go on the same trek with other batches in the same season Or Get a refund of 50%
Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek:
You can transfer your trek to your friend/family (same trek) No cash refund.
About the Organizer
Manali Bus Depot
Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131