Chanderkhani Pass Trek - Moxtain
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3 days


19 km

Difficulty Level



12000 ft

Best Time to Visit

May to November

Trek Overview

Among all the breathtaking treks that Kully valley offers, Chanderkhani Pass is certainly one of the striking ones. Despite being a short trek, it presents few of the most stunning visuals in the lap of the Himalayas. Rocky paths leading to dense coniferous forests opening up to wide, lush green pastures and meadows are the main features of this trek. The vivid landscape is a contribution of the Malana glacier nearby.

The view of the trek from the starting point Rumsu to Chanderkhani Pass is further accentuated by the presence of three great mountain ranges on three sides of the route. On the west, Barabangal Range stands tall and proud, Pirpanjal towers high along the north, and Parvati Range keeps guard on the east. The trail amidst the mammoth beauties is dotted with abundant growth of pines, deodars, birches, cherries, oaks and many other varieties of alpine wilderness. The view opens up into a scintillating vista at the summit at 3600 meters, offering never-seen-before views of the Parvati, Malana, Kullu and Lahaul valley extensively.

Like most other locations of this part of the Himalayas, Chanderkhani Pass is not without its share of folklore. A story of the legend surrounding a local deity of Malana named Jamlu says that once he carried a basket full of Gods and opened it near the Pass, where a strong gust of wind blew their spirits away to the nearby peaks. It is for this reason that most of the nearby peaks are named after important deities of the Hindu pantheon and are considered holy and sacred locally.

Apart from unparalleled natural beauty, this story adds a spiritual significance to the trek as well.

Brief Details

Here are all the important details you need to know about the trek.

  • Trekking Distance: 19 kilometres
  • Number of Days: 3 Days
  • Altitude: 3,660m (12,008ft)
  • Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
  • Temperature: 5°-20°C
  • Base Camp: Rumsu Village
  • Nearest Railway Station: Jogindernagar Railway Station
  • Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport, Kullu

Short Itinerary

Take a look at the highlights of the trek in this short itinerary to have an idea of the route.

  • Day 1: Manali - Rumsu - Naya Thapru (5km) 4-5 hours
  • Day 2: Naya Thapru - Chanderkhani Top - Back to Naya Thapru(9km) 8-9 hours
  • Day 3: Naya Thapru - Rumsu - Manali (5km) 3-4 hours


What's Included


  • High-quality trekking gears (Tents, Sleeping Bags, Gaiters, Crampons).
  • Experienced Staff (Guides, Cooking Staff, Helpers, Porters).
  • Delicious, Hygienic & Nutritious Meals on scheduled time (Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks & Dinner).
  • Warm water for drinking only in the morning and evening. Trekkers can fill up their thermos-flask and bottles accordingly.
  • All forest permits and camping charges.
  • Exclusions

  • Food items purchased by individuals at local canteens on the trek or during the drive.
  • Any early return travel costs or accommodation except for the days as per the itinerary.
  • Any expenses for medical treatment of injury or accident before, during or after the trek.
  • Hearter, geyser, firewood/bonfire are not included or covered in the package.
  • Hot water for bathing/washing or any other purpose except drinking*
  • All the cutlery (mugs, spoons, plate,lunch box etc)
  • To and Fro traveling charges.
  • *Hot water for bathing/washing on a chargeable basis, but that too only if resources are available

    Health and Safety

    • For any Himalayan Trek, Ideal BMI for a trekker should be 18.5 to 24.9
    • To keep a check of this please calculate BMI here
    • Below given Safety checks should be done to get prepared for any Himalayan Trek.
      • Balance : As well said a balanced mind and body gives out best in every condition and that too works in Himalayan treks as well.
      • Legs Strength : Body and Legs Strength is required to carry body weight as well as the backpack while trekking in uneven multi terrains. Generally, a good strength on legs works out good in any Trek. One can gain legs strength by doing simple Squats.
      • Muscle Flexibility : While trekking in Trans Himalayan region with a flexible body one can easily achieve full range of movement and this can be really helpful for trekkers as well as trek leads. A good flexible will be an advantage while walking on trails, climbing and river crossing etc. Flexibility can be achieved by simple stretching, yoga etc.
      • Cardiovascular Endurance : Cardiovascular endurance is defined as the ability of lungs and heart to transmit oxygen to the body muscles. All Himalayan treks are basically ascending descending the slopes and for this trekkers should be having a good cardiovascular endurance. Anyone planning for a Himalayan trek can attain this capacity by doing any cardio exercise like running, swimming, cycling etc.


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    Cancellation charges are based on the total trek fee, irrespective of the amount paid either full or partial.

    The cancellation policy is based on the original booking time and original start date of the trek.

  • Cancel before 30 days of trek start date and get full refund after deduction of 2.5% payment processing fee.
  • Cancel before 15 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 20% of total trek fee.
  • Cancel before 10 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 40% of total trek fee.
  • Cancel before 5 days of trek start date and get refund after deduction of 60% of total trek fee.
  • Trek fee is non-refundable if you cancel within 4 days before trek start date.
  • Trek cancellation due to weather:

  • In case of an incomplete trek due to weather conditions, one can opt for the same trek again throughout their lifetime on all our fixed departure for the same trek.
  • This attempt only covers the trek fee and will not include any rentals or the transportation amount paid earlier.
  • This is non-transferable.
  • Chanderkhani Pass Trek

    3 Days / 2 Nights
    9900 /-

    ₹ 8900 /- ( ₹ 1000 off )

    GST Applicable
    Pickup and Drop from Manali (Included in Package)
    Trek starts from Manali

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