Chandrakhani Pass Trek


Manali

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Duration
4 Days
Max Altitude
12000 ft
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
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Overview

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 Chanderkhani Pass and back to Naggar where we visit 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.


What to Expect on the Trek?

 

  • Trek to Chandrakhani Pass at an altitude of 12000 feet
  • Tour of Naggar Castle (Naggar)
  • Tour to Roerich Art Gallery in Naggar
  • Visit famous temple in Naggar
  • Homestay in Pulag a small hamlet near Naggar
  • Good quality camping and food
  • Interact with locals
  • Lots of fun and memories to take back home

 

Brief Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Manali/PatliKuhl - Naggar (Rumsu) and Trek from Rumsu to Naya Tapru

The adventure begins with a brisk drive from PatliKuhl to Rumsu passing through Naggar, a quiet village offering a picturesque view of beautiful mountains. We 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, we will trek through the dense forest, full of pine fir, oak, and chestnut trees to reach Naya Tapru. This will be our base camp and we 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 1120 feet altitude. After a thrilling trek for about five hours, we will reach Chaklani. We can expect snow if we’re lucky. We will make our campsite in Chaklani and stay overnight.



Day 3: Chaklani to Pulag - Chandrakhani pass (Homestay)

We will descend back and start our trek along with the team towards Pulag via Chandrakhani Pass. Pulag is a small hamlet 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, we will have a scenic beauty of remote villages and Kullu Valley giving us a visual treat. We will stay in this place to enjoy 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, we will head back to Naggar to visit some amazing places. We will 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. We will also visit Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, a house of Prof. Late 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, we will be driving back from Naggar to PatliKuhl along with the trekking team.

Things to carry


Necessities:

  1. Trekking shoes **: Trekking shoes with 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 good grip and water resistance shoe is necessary.  Do keep an extra floater in case of rain and for use in camps.
  2. 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. 
  3. Daypack (20 litres): Keep a daypack incase you off load your backpack during the trek for your essential day items.
  4. Torch or Headlamp **: Please bring a torch or headlamp for all treks.
  5. Cutlery: Carry a spoon, mug and a lunch box. We insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons and for packed lunch.
  6. Sunglasses **: Invest in a good pair of sunglasses as you are going to be out in the sun for most of day. If you are trekking in snow it will be a mandatory as it protects you from snow blindness.
  7. Two water bottles **: 1 litre each for water during the trek. 


**    MANDATORY  DO NOT FORGET


Clothes and Other accessories


  1. Warm jacket and Sweater (couple of them if you feel more susceptible to cold) 
  2. Thermals: Carry thermals to keep yourself warm in the camp.Trek pants (2)  for daily use during the trek which are light and comfortable.
  3. Collared Shirts (3-4) Full sleeves and quick dry so that it prevents sunburn on the arms and neck area. 
  4. Poncho: Poncho is very important when you are trekking in monsoon season to protect you from the rain. You can rent one from us @ INR 50 per day.
  5. Cap: To protect your hair and face from the scorching sun carry a cap.
  6.  Synthetic gloves for your hands as it will protect your hands from water, snow and keep you dry and warm.
  7. Socks (2 pair) + Wollen socks(2 pair)  for keep you warm in the camps.
  8. Trekking pole: You should carry your own trekking poles for the steep uphills and downhills. You can carry them or rent one from us @ INR 50 per day
  9. Toiletries: Sunscreen **, moisturiser, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitiser, wet wipes and tissues. 
  10. Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise 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 

  1. Diamox – 5 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  2. Crocin – 3 tablets (fever)
  3. Avomine – 2 tablets (motion sickness)
  4. Avil 25mg – 2 tablets (allergies)
  5. Disprin – 3 tablets (headache)
  6. Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 3 tablets each (diarrhea)
  7. Digene – 5 tablets (acidity)
  8. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  9. Gauze – 1 small roll
  10. Band aid – 5 strips
  11. Cotton – 1 small roll
  12. ORS – 10 packets
  13. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  14. Moov spray (aches, & sprains) 



How to prepare

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How to reach

How to reach by Air?

The nearest airport for Manali is Bhuntar, 50 km (Approx.) from Manali. Air India & Air Himalayas (9 Seater Non-Scheduled Flight) are having flights for Kullu
Air India having flights to Kullu from Delhi Airport & Air Himalayas operates flights from Chandigarh Airport.



How to reach by Train?

The two nearest Railway Station for Manali are at Chandigarh (350 km.) and Ambala (360 km).Onwards Journey can be traveled 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?

There are many Volvo buses running from Delhi and Chandigarh daily. Delhi to Manali buses is available from RK Ashram Marg as well as ISBT Kashmiri gate. Chandigarh to Manali buses is available from Sector 43 Bus Stand.

FAQ

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek

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.

Trek Fee Per Person

₹6500

GST 5% is applicable on the fee.

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Addons
  • Transportation Charge - ₹2000
  • Porter Charge - ₹1200
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