Chandrakhani Pass Trek


Manali

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Duration
4 Days
Max Altitude
12000 ft
Difficulty
Easy
Low Temp
-15 to 12 ° C
High Temp
10 to 25 ° C

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


INCLUSIONS:

  1. Accommodation in homestay sharing basis
    (sleepingbags,mattress& toilet facilities)
  2. Qualified & experienced guides & support
    staff
  3. First-aid treatment/facilities.
  4. Meals provided all through the trek.
  5. All transport from and to Manali.
  6. Any of the permit charges, forest entry fee


EXCLUSIONS:

  1. The trek cost does not include any train fare or air fare charges
  2. Any other cost of other equipment other than those that are listed above in the inclusions
    should be entirely borne by the trekkers
  3. Tips & gratitudes for staff.
  4. Cost of Emergency
  5. Personal Porter Charges
  6. Any personal expense

 

Brief Itinerary

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

Day 2: Naya Tapru – Chaklani (Overnight stay)

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

Day 4: Visit Roerich Art Gallery & Naggar Castle (Drive from Naggar to Patlikuhl)

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. Hyoscine (3 tablets)
  3. Amlodipine 5mg (5 tablet) With doctors prescription only
  4. Avomine – 2 tablets (motion sickness)
  5. Crocin – 3 tablets (fever)
  6. Avil 25mg – 2 tablets (allergies)
  7. Disprin – 3 tablets (headache)
  8. Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 3 tablets each (diarrhea)
  9. Digene – 5 tablets (acidity)
  10. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  11. Gauze – 1 small roll
  12. Band-aid – 5 strips
  13. Cotton – 1 small roll
  14. ORS – 105packets
  15. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  16. Moov spray (aches, & sprains) 


How to prepare

How to prepare for an easy trek?


  • There is nothing more fulfilling than enjoying the nature's untouched beauty in the mountains. We are gifted with abilities to achieve any daunting tasks such as swimming and running. Just like these, trekking is an amazing experience for all. Challenging yourself to enjoy nature's gifts has always been a traveller's dream. Though trekking is an enthralling journey, it must be well prepared to enjoy it to the fullest.
    A common question is 'how challenging is a trek'? It depends on various factors like weather, challenges faced during the trek, and most importantly, your endurance level. It is possible to have a beautiful hiking as long as you are physically and mentally prepared for it. Whether you are planning for an easy, moderate, or a difficult trek, a pre-training is the must.
    If you are a beginner, you will be thrilled with the surprises that trekking offers throughout your journey. Besides mental endurance, an easy trek requires strength training and should be taken seriously.


    Cardiovascular exercises

  • Week

    Exercise

    Distance

    Duration

    Frequency

    1

    Running

    3 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week

    2

    Running

    3 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week

    3

    Running

    4 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week

    4

    Running

    4 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week







    Flexibility exercises


    Week

    Exercise

    Sets

    Duration

    Frequency

    1

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 10 counts each

    Less than 15 seconds for each set

    Each exercise once  in a week

    2

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 10 counts each

    Less than 15 seconds for each set

    Each exercise twice  in a week

    3

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 20 counts each

    Less than 30 seconds for each set

    Each exercise twice  in a week

    4

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 20 counts each

    Less than 30 seconds for each set

    Each exercise twice  in a week


    Breathing exercises


    Week

    Exercise

    Counts

    Duration

    Frequency

    1

    Abdominal Breathing

    10 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    2

    Abdominal Breathing

    20 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    3

    Abdominal Breathing

    30 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    4

    Abdominal Breathing

    40 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    Easy treks require a certain amount of preparation and cannot be taken lightly. Follow these exercise schedules to make sure you are fit for the trek. The easiest way to know your fitness level is to check whether you can run 4 kilometres within 30 minutes at the end of fourth week. By following the flexibility and breathing exercises, you can walk through different terrains and while maintaining your stamina level. The more you are fit, the more you will enjoy your trek.


    Check your BMI to know your overall level of body  fitness.  

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

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

Trek Dates
  • 2018-05-26
  • 2018-05-27
  • 2018-06-02
  • 2018-06-03
  • 2018-06-09
  • 2018-06-10
  • 2018-06-16
  • 2018-06-23
  • 2018-06-27

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