Chanderkhani Pass with the height of 3660 meters is located in the Kullu District of India. Kullu is a small
district in the in the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh located on the banks of Beas River in Kullu Valley, an
open valley between Largi and Manali formed by the Beas River. It is extremely famous for its temples, hills,
open valley meadows and scenic views of Himalayas. Chanderkhani pass forms a way or link between the
villages of Pulag and Rumsu to the village of Malana, an indirect trekking route from Naggar to Malana.
The Chanderkhani Pass being the seat of meditation for Saptarishi Jamadagni holds a lot of religious
importance as well. There are also some legends about a local deity, Jamlu of Malana who once carried a
basket consisting of the local gods to the top of Chanderkhani pass. As soon as he opened the basket, a strong
wind came by blowing away all the idols to the nearby peaks. Hence, all the nearby mountain peaks of Deo
Tibba, Indrasan, Parbati Range and Pir Panjal Range are considered holy. All these ranges are also clearly visible
from this pass . Chanderkhani Pass Trek is also gaining immense popularity because it is an easy trek. The best
time for this trek is from April – June, October and November.
- Naggar to Rumsu village or Rumsu Base Camp – 2150 meters above sea level
- Naya Tapru or Ghan Kulhadi – 2800 meters
- Chandrakhani Pass – 3660 meters
- Duration: 4 Days
- Base camp: Rumsu Village
- Trek highlight: Snow route trek
- Trek Level: Easy to Moderate
- Temperature: 5 – 15 Degree C
- Total Trek Distance: 28 kms
- Group Size: Minimum of 5 and Maximum of 12, Private groups are given a full date.
- Group Age: 6 to 55 years of age
- Fitness level: a basic fitness level should be met for the Chanderkhani pass trek
- Best Time: The best time for this trek is April – June, October and November avoid December because it is
dead cold. While coming for winter trek do not bring children below 10 years.
- It is a relaxing trek for both your body and soul and it is going to equally appeal to all your senses.
DAY 1: REPORTING AT RUMSU BASE CAMP AND ACCLIMATION WALK (2150 METERS)
- Reach Manali as it is the first step for Chanderkhani Pass Trek . After reaching Manali head towards Naggar
which is 21 km away from Manali.
- It is from Naggar that the real trek begins. You would get a pickup from
Naggar to the Rumsu Base Camp. After reaching there you will complete the registration process and have
- It is then followed by the acclimation walk or trek to the beautiful snow- covered forest. Enjoy the
surreal view and return to the Rumsu Base Camp.
DAY 2: TREK TO GHAN KULHADI (2800 METERS IN 4-5 HOURS)
- Start your second day of the Chanderkhani Pass Trek with a delicious breakfast, get a jeep ride up to Gulaba.
Gulaba marks the beginning of the Ghan Kulhadi or Naya Tapru trek.
- It is a moderate ascend and you might get
breathless, but when you see the beautiful mountains all around yourself will make it worthy of everything.
- After reaching the Ghan Kulhadi go to your campsite and stay overnight.
DAY 3: TREK TO CHANDERKHANI PASS (3660 METERS IN 6-8 HOURS)
- The Chanderkhani Pass trek would start after the breakfast. During this trek you get a chance to admire the
beautiful snow laden mountains while walking on the snowy trail.
- Enjoy the moment and accomplishments for
sometimes after reaching the Chanderkhani pass.
- Start the descend and reach the Chaklani Base Camp by the
evening and spend the night at Chaklani.
- You could also stay at Chanderkhani pass but it depends on the
amount of snow and if it permits for camping.
DAY 4: DESCEND TO RUMSU BASE CAMP & DEPARTURE (2150 METRES IN 4 -6 HOURS)
- The descend to the Rumsu Base Camp will begin after the breakfast and would follow the same route.
- The lunch and dinner time and places would be discussed while the orientation.
Some Frequently asked questions about places to visit in Coorg
Question: Chanderkhani Pass Trek distance?
Answer: The Chanderkhani pass trek distance is 22km and could be completed easily within 4-6 days.
Question: Chanderkhani Pass Trek height?
Answer: The height of Chanderkhani pass is 3660 meters or 12010 ft.
Question: Best time for the Chanderkhani Trek?
Answer: Best months for Chanderkhani Pass Trek are April, May, June, October and November.
Question: What medicines should be carried?
Answer: Carrying your own first-aid kit is important be. It should contain anti – diarrhoea medicines, some
Question: Will there be a mobile connectivity?
Answer: Indian mobile networks do not work during the treks but you can carry Vodafone, as it might have some
Question: Is it a safe trek for girls?
Answer: Yes, the trek is extremely safe for girls and if there is only one girl in the group, she is provided with the
single tent to sleep alone. There should be one thing to focus on and that is the girls should understand their
own pace to form a team likewise so that they are never left alone.
Question: Is it a good trek for the first timers?
Answer: The trek level is easy to moderate and hence it is perfect for the beginners and novice.
You Should Know
- >Please avoid wearing jewellery and other valuable items
- Rain gears are mandatory for all participants.
- The team/Organizers are not responsible for any loss of your valuables
- We do not entertain Alcohol/any kind of Drug during the event
- We strictly follow the "Litter free Atmosphere", do co-operate
- Kindly adhere to the instructions of the Leads in order to enjoy the road trip in a safe manner
We will be following below measures to keep our fellow travelers safe during this pandemic -
- Participants should get masks and sanitizers of their own
- People falling under the age group of below 16 and above 50 are not allowed (having their health as our concern)
- Participants with any symptoms of cough/cold/fever are advised to stay back
- We ensure that the place of stay is well sanitized and safe for travelers
You Should Carry
- Identity proof
- Face Mask
- Trekking shoes – good trekking shoes with a good grip and ankle support. Avoid carrying the sports shoes
- Minimum two layers of warm clothes – two to three layers of jackets including the padded and fleece
- Trek Pants – two to three trek pants are required. Jeans/Denims are not suitable for trekking
- Sunglasses – it is essential because sometimes the humongous amount of snow could lead to snow
- Thermals – top and bottom thermals are important
- Water proof hand gloves – avoid woollen gloves as it might get wet while touching the snow
- Cap – sunrays are quite strong at height so keep a cap to protect yourself
- Socks – keep 3-4 pairs of sports socks with a pair of woollen socks especially for the night time
- LED torch/ Headlamp – it’s a Must
- Ponchos/Raincoats – snowfall and rain are very common at high altitudes and poncho and raincoats could
help in avoiding getting wet. If possible, carry a backpack cover to protect your belongings.
- Toiletries – it is mandatory
- Snacks – like dry fruits, light biscuits, energy bars, etc.
- Medication – personal medication is also required
- Water Bottles – carrying your own good quality water bottle is a must
Please check the travel instructions issued by the state govrenment/local authorities
before booking, as some destinations may have COVID-19 related travel/camping restrictions.