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Chanderkhani Pass Trek - Beautiful trek in Nature's lap
The Chanderkhani trek initializes from Naggar, after crossing Chanderkhani pass, the trail heads towards the Malana Village which is known for its reserved culture. It is a breathtaking trek which comprises of a plethora which will leave you in awe while witnessing some gorgeous environs. The trail is covered with a bunch of beautiful alpine pastures. This trek is one of those Himachal treks which is consummate for all the trek and nature lovers.
You are all set to trek one of the loveliest flowers bedecked passes of the Kullu region, besides visiting an older habitation that existed for centuries. The trek initiates from Naggar, a well-known heritage village, 20 Kms. Short of Manali.
There is a wide option to start the trek from many different trails and hills which will provide you the facility of choosing the number of days for this trek. The trek is drawn through the dense forest of pine, oak, and birch. It is a carpet of high altitude flowers that takes us to 3600 Mts. high Chanderkhani Pass which is named as a heaven for nature lovers and descends down to a unique habitation that maintains their own democratic system of Government from centuries.
Day 1 - Naggar - Rumsu - Sterling
Day 2 - Stelling - Chiklani Basecamp
Day 3 - Chiklani Basecamp - Chanderkhani Pass - Nagruni Thach
Day 4 - Nagruni Thach to Malana Village
Day 5 - Malana to Jari then to Manikaran and finally to Kullu
Day 1 -
We will start our trek from Naggar and our trek will take you through deodar, blue pine, walnuts, and golden oak trees. You will keep on walking through these scenarios and reach Rumsu Village. After this, there will be a halt at this village where you can take some rest and ascend towards Sterling while walking on the opposite side of Rhododendron shrubs, Bhojpatra trees, and oak trees. After climbing up the jungle you will land in Sterling Base Camp. This place consists of lush green grassland covered with rich snow. This place gives you the opportunity to add some excellent snaps. Total time to trek today is all about 4 hours. Sterling is the place where you will spend the night in tents.
Day 2 -
Today's target is to reach Chiklani Basecamp. You will hike on the green pastures of Sterling and Ghalkrari. The trail consists of some lovely Birch trees which will leave your eyes widened. There will be a steady ascend towards Chiklani Basecamp. After trekking for almost 5 hours you will reach this Basecamp. Today you will spend your night in the tents at this scenic place.
Day 3 -
Today you will trek from Chiklani towards Chanderkhani Pass. We will ascend a great height to witness Dhalakda Pathar. From here it will be a steady uphill on the Chanderkhani Pass bridge to reach the pass. Chanderkhani pass is located 3650 meters above sea level.
After reaching Chanderkhani pass and after enough soaking of the exceptional beauty of Pir Panjal in the north, Bara Bhangal in the west and Parvati in the east, we will climb down to Nagruni Thach. This will be a 3-hour trek. We will reach and camp at Nagruni Thach which is at a height of 2800 meters above sea level and retired for the night, with the brilliant night sky.
Day 4 -
Today we will trek towards Malana Village which is famous for its unique social set-up. This is a steep downhill trek. You will walk between tall Coniferous trees and reach the village in 6 hours. You will camp here for the rest of the day.
Day 5 -
There is a well-marked trail from Malana to Jari. You will walk through amidst steep fields and woods with Deodar trees, and reach Malana Nallah. There is a gorge which you will cross to reach the Malana Power Project Site. After this, you will walk to Jari. This will take about 3 hours.
Here is the end of the Chanderkhani pass trek. Then you will travel from Jari to Kullu.
Since Chanderkhani is located at a good height, it is obvious that the temperature is low. Weather is unpredictable.
This trek is an ideal trek for beginners. It falls in the category of 'moderate'.
You will find snow until the end of May. You will also witness a snow-capped mountain that gives you a mesmerizing view.
Many of the Indian Mobile networks do not function in this region. You will find only Vodafone and BSNL networks that too at some patches of this trek.
Our Basecamp is at Naggar, so you can reach through different sources listed below:-
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