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Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Manali

Chanderkhani Pass Trek – Manali is one of the most buzzing towns in the entire Himachal Pradesh. With several tourist spots and a gateway to several exiting treks, it is foursquare for the people who wish to seek short adventurous treks along with the fun of cafe hopping.

Chanderkhani Pass trek is one of those treks that gives you a chance to grab a short escape from the crowded city and enjoy walking through the meadows and forests. This trek takes you on a route full of oak and pine forests complemented by panoramic views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges.

The three-day-long trek starts from a small isolated town of Naggar that is also often categorized as the haunted town of Himachal Pradesh. One thing that makes this trek utterly special is the continuous steepness of the trail. Even though it is still perfectly easy for any person to trek, but still the route sometimes becomes a little exhausting.

Guess what, the same steep route also offers you the best views of Malana and Kull Valley together. Once you reach the pass, the entire landscape looks like a meadowy ridge that seems to extend as far as you can see.

More than anything Chanderkhani pass height of 11,800 ft. is famous for its meadows on the top. The route that is full of steep boulders and narrow paths cutting through hills, opens up to a large clearing. When you look across the field, it glows with blooming wildflowers and lush green meadows. The meadowy ridge seems as if you are somewhere in the middle of a massive grassland.

If you are planning a peaceful weekend trek near Manali, the Chanderkhani trek stands out in every aspect. It’s a complete package full of adventures, tranquility, and a perfect escape.

The “Valley of Gods” is another name for the area surrounding Chanderkhani Trek. As per mythology, a god known as Jamlu was holding a sack full of deities in his bag. When he approached the region, and as quickly as he did, every one of the deities was blasted out of the sack by a violent gust of wind. Indrasan, PirPanjal, DeoTibba, and Parbati were given new names once they descended to the earth and formed mountains. The pass offers a magnificent view of these summits. A fantastic trip with such legends and breathtaking peaks in the background will keep you interested for hours. The Chandrakhani pass trek awaits!

Discover the captivating sense of tranquillity by walking these routes. The journey starts in the scenic Naggar town and proceeds to the Malana village over the Chanderkhani Bridge. The charm and tempting vistas of the first route up to the pass are well-known. The Chanderkhani peak hike includes walking over bushland of blue pine. Deodar, walnut, golden oak, and wild cherry are more varieties you will catch on this trek. Moustache Invites you to join us on the trek to the Chanderkhani pass.

The walk also provides a stunning view of Kullu, including the foggy mountains of DeoTibba, Parbati, and PirPanjal. It is among the most attractive and picturesque crossings in the nation, thanks to the steep slopes, beautiful floristic, and streams, and rivers. The Chanderkhani pass trek is extremely adventurous and will show you an amazingly fun time. Read our “what to get” section to get acquainted with the sort of materials you will need to keep with you on this trek.

The Chanderkhani Pass journey is a five-day hike with magnificent landscapes, breathtaking landscapes, and sunrises. These paths are open to hikers of all experience levels who want to experience Himachal’s natural beauty. Come visit the natural beauty of the Chandrakhani pass.


Day 1: Drive from Naggar to Patlikuhal, trek to Chaklani

Altitude: 10,400 ft

Drive: 5 km (15 min)

Trek: 6 km (5-6 hours)

Meal Included: Lunch – Evening snacks – Dinner

Stay Type: Stay in tents on a double/triple sharing basis

  • Please note, the Chanderkhani Pass trek (which is also often misspelled as chandrakhani pass)  starts from the Naggar village. So report at the Naggar base camp by 9 in the morning so that we can start the trek as soon as all the trekkers have gathered.
  • From Naggar, we will have a short drive from Naggar to Patlikuhal which is only about 15 minutes long drive.
  • The trek to Chaklani starts from Patlikuhal with pine, oak, and birch trees marking your way and offering bright colored flowers on the sides.
  • Patlikhula to Chaklani is a steep ascend that is moderately difficult in nature. A gradual ascend on the grassy pastures will take you to Shedu Pather and further to Chalani.
  • Alas, after about 6 hours of trek, you will reach the Chaklani campsite. The campsite is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and amazingly lush green meadows.
  • Go walk around the grass and enjoy some quiet time. Savor the dinner and sleep a good night.

Day 2: Chaklani to Chadrakhani Pass, back to Chaklani

Altitude: 11,800 ft

Trek: 5 km (6-7 hours)

Meal Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Evening snacks – Dinner

Stay Type: Stay in tents on a double/triple sharing basis

  • Wake up to a beautiful morning. After a short walk around the campsite, come to have your breakfast and get ready for an exciting trek.
  • Today’s trek is a gradual uphill on a snowfield till the Chanderkhani Pass. Even in late summers, the pass is usually covered under a layer of snow till the month of May. But if you are lucky and the snow has melted, you will witness how stunning a field of meadows looks like.
  • The majestic open views of the Dhauladhar and Peer Panjal ranges are visible from the peak of Chadarkhani Pass. Spend enough time at the pass and capture each and every moment to relish later. Though, we would advise you to find a corner and sit there for a while. The feeling that comes at this height is extraordinary.
  • After spending enough time at your own convenience, it’s time to trek back to the Chaklani campsite. Enjoy the landscape while retracing your way back.
  • We will have your dinner sorted by the time you come back. Devour the hot steaming dinner and sleep a good night.

Day 3: Chaklani to Patlikuhal, drive back to Naggar

Drive: 5 km (15 min)

Trek: 6 km (5-6 hours)

Meal Included: Breakfast

  • We hope you had a beautiful day yesterday. Wake up to this refreshing morning and go for a short walk around the campsite. After you are ready, come to have your breakfast and pack your bags to descend.
  • The route is going to be the same, so if by chance you have forgotten to click good pictures while ascending, this is the chance. Enjoy your way back to Naggar.
  • After you have reached Naggar safely, our trip ends there. Moustache sincerely thanks you for choosing us and giving us this opportunity to serve you better.

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The trek ends here.

Things To Carry

1. Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pant

2. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood

3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollensweater

4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower),Scarf/muffler (optional)

5. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)

6. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

7. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

8. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick dry towel

9. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleribottles!!)

10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

11. Sun glasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole

12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)

13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

14. Personal toiletries

15. Hand Sanitizer

16. Extra face masks

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