Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Manali

duration Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 11,800 ft
visit Best time to visit Apr - Oct
age Minimum Age 7+
Camp Base Camp Naggar
About the Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Manali

Manali is one of the most buzzing towns in the entire Himachal Pradesh. With several tourist spots and a gateway to several exiting treks, it is foursquare for the people who wish to seek short adventurous treks along with the fun of cafe hopping.

chanderkhani pass

Chanderkhani Pass trek is one of those treks that gives you a chance to grab a short escape from the crowded city and enjoy walking through the meadows and forests. This trek takes you on a route full of oak and pine forests complemented by panoramic views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges.

chanderkhani pass trek

The three-day-long trek starts from a small isolated town of Naggar that is also often categorized as the haunted town of Himachal Pradesh. One thing that makes this trek utterly special is the continuous steepness of the trail. Even though it is still perfectly easy for any person to trek, but still the route sometimes becomes a little exhausting.

chanderkhani pass height

Guess what, the same steep route also offers you the best views of Malana and Kull Valley together. Once you reach the pass, the entire landscape looks like a meadowy ridge that seems to extend as far as you can see.

chanderkhani trek

More than anything Chanderkhani pass height of 11,800 ft. is famous for its meadows on the top. The route that is full of steep boulders and narrow paths cutting through hills, opens up to a large clearing. When you look across the field, it glows with blooming wildflowers and lush green meadows. The meadowy ridge seems as if you are somewhere in the middle of a massive grassland.

If you are planning a peaceful weekend trek near Manali, the Chanderkhani trek stands out in every aspect. It’s a complete package full of adventures, tranquility, and a perfect escape.

Day 1: Drive from Naggar to Patlikuhal, trek to Chaklani

Altitude: 10,400 ft

Drive: 5 km (15 min)

Trek: 6 km (5-6 hours)

Meal Included: Lunch - Evening snacks - Dinner

Stay Type: Stay in tents on a double/triple sharing basis

  • Please note, the Chanderkhani Pass trek (which is also often misspelled as chandrakhani pass)  starts from the Naggar village. So report at the Naggar base camp by 9 in the morning so that we can start the trek as soon as all the trekkers have gathered.
  • From Naggar, we will have a short drive from Naggar to Patlikuhal which is only about 15 minutes long drive.
  • The trek to Chaklani starts from Patlikuhal with pine, oak, and birch trees marking your way and offering bright colored flowers on the sides.
  • Patlikhula to Chaklani is a steep ascend that is moderately difficult in nature. A gradual ascend on the grassy pastures will take you to Shedu Pather and further to Chalani.
  • Alas, after about 6 hours of trek, you will reach the Chaklani campsite. The campsite is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and amazingly lush green meadows.
  • Go walk around the grass and enjoy some quiet time. Savor the dinner and sleep a good night.


Day 2: Chaklani to Chadrakhani Pass, back to Chaklani

Altitude: 11,800 ft

Trek: 5 km (6-7 hours)

Meal Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening snacks - Dinner

Stay Type: Stay in tents on a double/triple sharing basis

  • Wake up to a beautiful morning. After a short walk around the campsite, come to have your breakfast and get ready for an exciting trek.
  • Today’s trek is a gradual uphill on a snowfield till the Chanderkhani Pass. Even in late summers, the pass is usually covered under a layer of snow till the month of May. But if you are lucky and the snow has melted, you will witness how stunning a field of meadows looks like.
  • The majestic open views of the Dhauladhar and Peer Panjal ranges are visible from the peak of Chadarkhani Pass. Spend enough time at the pass and capture each and every moment to relish later. Though, we would advise you to find a corner and sit there for a while. The feeling that comes at this height is extraordinary.
  • After spending enough time at your own convenience, it’s time to trek back to the Chaklani campsite. Enjoy the landscape while retracing your way back.
  • We will have your dinner sorted by the time you come back. Devour the hot steaming dinner and sleep a good night.


Day 3: Chaklani to Patlikuhal, drive back to Naggar

Drive: 5 km (15 min)

Trek: 6 km (5-6 hours)

Meal Included: Breakfast

  • We hope you had a beautiful day yesterday. Wake up to this refreshing morning and go for a short walk around the campsite. After you are ready, come to have your breakfast and pack your bags to descend.
  • The route is going to be the same, so if by chance you have forgotten to click good pictures while ascending, this is the chance. Enjoy your way back to Naggar.
  • After you have reached Naggar safely, our trip ends there. Moustache sincerely thanks you for choosing us and giving us this opportunity to serve you better.

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The trek ends here.

Air: Take a flight to Kullu airport and book a cab to Nagger, if not possible you can book a flight to Delhi or Chandigarh and board a volvo to Manali and take a shared cab to Nagger.

Road: The volvo transfers are available from Delhi as well as from Chandigarh to Manali and from there take a shared cab to Nagger.

Rail: Take a train to Chandigarh railway station and from there book a private or shared cab to Nagger.

1. Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pant

2. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood

3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollensweater

4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower),Scarf/muffler (optional)

5. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)

6. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

7. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

8. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick dry towel

9. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleribottles!!)

10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

11. Sun glasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole

12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)

13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

14. Personal toiletries

15. Hand Sanitizer

16. Extra face masks


1. Stay at Chaklani in double/ triple sharing basis at tents is included in the package.

2. All meals from Day 1 lunch to Day 3 breakfast. Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the trek.

3. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route

4. Hot water will be provided on request for drinking purpose only during the trek.

5. Permit - forest and camping fee included.

6. Transport from Naggar to Patlikuhal



1. The above trek charges does not include the GST charges (5%).

2. Personal essentials -

(i) Insurance - Personal and travel insurances.

(ii) Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages

(iii) Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bar.

(iv) Entertainment - Camera or drone fees.

3. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

4. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

5. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

1. If cancellations are made within 2 days prior to the start of the trek, 100% advance will be charged as cancellation fee.

2. If cancellations are made between 3-7 days prior to the start of the trek, EITHER 75% of total package amount will be returned to the guest (25% of total package amount will be charged as cancellation fee) OR whole advance amount can be adjusted against any trek within next 6 months.

3. If cancellations are made prior to 7 days from the start of the trek, 100% of the total advance will be refunded.

4. If you book the trek by paying 25% of the booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 25 days from date of travel. In this case, your booking will get cancelled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

5. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.

6. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

7. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.


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