Chanderkhani Pass Trek

5 Days - 4 Nights
  • Chandrakhani pass trek


Chanderkhani Pass Trek a great beginner Trek in Himachal

Chanderkhani Pass – Lying at an altitude of 3,650 meters, Chanderkhani Pass is perched in the Kullu district of Himachal. It is a great beginner trek because of its easy gradient.

This pass acts as a bridge between Kullu and Parvati valley. The starting point is Naggar and before this was the only route to reach Malana village.

Explore the Natural Beauty of Chanderkhani Pass Trek

This trek has the most beautiful alpine pasturelands and offers delicious views of the wide valleys and mighty Himalayan peaks. Trekking through the mixed forests of Deodar, Oaks, Wild cherries and Blue pines is fun on this trek.

Trekkers are exposed to the different culture of quaint Himalayan villages. This is a great trek for Nature lovers and explorers

Great Views

The pass offers magnificent sight of Bara Bangal rage towards the west, Pin Panjal towards the north and Parvati towards the east. The other snow clad peaks are visible with the neighbouring peak ‘Deo Tibba’.

Key Points of Chanderkhani Pass Trek

Level: Easy to Moderate

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

Must Read about Chanderkhani Pass Trek

Duration:5 Days (Manali to Manali)

Best Season:May to Sep

Level: Easy to Moderate

Highest Point: 3650 m

Weather:Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature:(5°C to 15°C)

Starting Point: Manali

Short Itinerary of Chanderkhani Pass Trek

Day 1 – Naggar to Rumsu (2150 m) and trek to Stelling (1350 m) (5/6 hours)

Day 2 – Stelling (1350 m) to Chiklani Base Camp (3450 m) (5/6 hours)

Day 3 – Chiklani Base Camp (3450 m) to Chanderkhani Pass (3650 m) and descent to Nagruni Thach (2800 m) (6/7 hours)

Day 4 – Nagruni Thach (2800 m) to Malana (2600 m) (5/6 hours)

Day 5 – Malana (2600 m) to Jari (3 hours) and Drive to Kullu via Manikaran (2 hours)


Day 1: Naggar (1800 m) to Rumsu (2150 m) and trek to Stelling (1350 m) (5/6 hours)

Naggar is a small town in Kullu district of Himachal, located on the bank of Beas Kund. Assemble there and start the trek. Go through mixed forests of Deodar, Walnut, Pine and Oak trees.

Hike for an hour and reach Rumsu village. Further the trail is clear, follow it and reach the pasturelands of Stelling. Setup your camps and retire for the night.


Day 2 : Stelling (1350 m) to Chiklani Base Camp (3450 m) (5/6 hours)

Today pass through the beautiful pasture stretches of Stelling and Ghalkrari.

Ahead are abundant Birch trees. From here ascent steadily to Chiklani Base Camp. Setup your camps, wait for the mouth-watering food and retire for the night.


Day 3 : Chiklani Base Camp (3450 m) to Chanderkhani Pass (3650 m) and descent to Nagruni Thach (2800 m) (6/7 hours)

Post breakfast head towards your destination ‘Cahdnerkhani Pass’ and get striking views of wide valleys and snow clad peaks. Ascent towards Dhalakda Patthar and then proceed to Chanderkhani Pass.

Get great views of Bara Bangal, Pin Panjal Range and Parvati valley. After spending good time there descent to Nagruni Thach. This is your campsite for the day. Setup your tents and retire for the night.


Day 4 : Nagruni Thach (2800 m) to Malana (2600 m) (5/6 hours)

Today is a steep downhill trek to Malana. Enjoying passing the charming forest of conifers. Reach the village, pitch your tents and retire for the night.


Day 5 : Malana (2600 m) to Jari (3 hours) and Drive to Kullu via Manikaran (2 hours)

This is the last trekking day. From Malana to Jari the trail is well marked and you have to descent all the way. Cross the fields and ahead the forested sections.

Come across Malana Nallah, traverse the gorge area and now you’ve reached the Manala Power Project site. Continue your trek to Jari, from here the vehicle will be arranged till Kullu.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Manali To Manali

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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