Chandrakhani pass Trek – Complete Guide

Chandrakhani Pass Trek at an altitude of 12,030 ft and behold an unforgettable experience of spotting the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. Gather a lifetime of experience as you explore the cultural heritage of Himachal Pradesh – it’s history rooting back to thousands of years ago. Witness the breathtaking viewpoints and meandering trails through the thick forest of firs and oaks Pass through nature’s generosity with views of the Parvati valley and Dhauladhar ranges – a sight that will lift up your spirits instantly. The grandeur of the fencing beauty captivates your senses throughout the trek with the weather changing pleasantly in every season


Chandrakhani Pass Trek Overview


Located at an elevation of around 3,660m, the Chandrakhani Pass trek makes for an astounding trek experience in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Originating from the scenic Naggar settlement, which is located around 21km from Manali, the trail that leads to the pass is known for its enchanting beauty and appeal. From the pass, one can enjoy the fantabulous views of the Deo Tibba, Parbati, and Pir Panjal peaks. The slopes of the mountains, the sweet-smelling flowers, the water streams, all come together to make it one of the most scenic and pictorial passes in the country.


Quick facts about chandrakhani pass trek –


Duration: 4N/5D

Maximum altitude: 12,030 ft

Trekking difficulty: Easy to moderate

Trekking distance: 26 KM

Temperature: 5°C to 15°C; and Night: 3°C to 10°C

Best time to travel: March to October

ATM: Naggar is the last point where you will get ATM

Start/Endpoint: Naggar


How to Reach Manali:


By Road:


Manali is well connected to Delhi.

Arrive at Manali in 12-14 hours (about 540km) by night bus from Delhi.


Tip: Due to the long journey from Delhi to Manali, most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 17:00 and 18:00. The last government bus leaves ISBT Cashmere Gate at 8:30 PM. Volvo buses are charged between Rs.

From Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Manali to Delhi: Buses depart from Manali to Delhi between 4pm and 5pm, as with the outward journey. Tentative arrival in Delhi can be anywhere between 6am and 10am.

  1. Please don’t plan your next trip until after noon to allow enough time for bus delays.


By Train:


The nearest railway station is Joginder Nagar Railway Station, 163 km from Manali, Ambala (350 km) and Chandigarh (310 km). Tip: Volvo and buses run regularly from Chandigarh to Manali in the evening. Volvo bus fares between rupees.

700 to Rs.1,000 per leg from Chandigarh to Manali or vice versa


By Air:


The nearest airport is Kuru Manali Airport in Bunta, 50 km away. The nearest airport is Buntar Airport, 52 km from Manali. Taxi service from Buntar to Manali is available for around Rs.700-Rs.

1,000 Bunta is well connected to Delhi by air. The airline that goes to this airport is Air India, which operates flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.


Chandrakani Pass Trek includes services:


  1. Accommodation – The rest of the trek will be in a homestay and tent in Nagar (3 people/tent). Rooms and tents are separated by gender.


  1. Meals – (Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner). We provide simple and nutritious veggie/Jain food for all days of trekking.


  1. Camp Fees – All trekking permits and forest camp fees are included.
  2. Trekking Equipment – High quality tents and sleeping bags for every camp. The sleeping bag can withstand temperatures down to -10°C.


  1. Safety Equipment – ​​First Aid Kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oxygen Analyzer, etc.

Stay with your guide/trekking leader and also at the campsite to deal with emergencies.


  1. Expert Trek Leaders – All Trek Leaders have at least basic/advanced climbing and first aid training.


  1. Expert Trekking Support Team – The mountain staff for this trek consists of certified guides, cooks, helpers and porters.



Day 1

Nagar – Chakrani (approximately 10,400ft)

Nagar Pick up from

Patriful/Nagar and drive yourself to the starting point of the trek.

From the village begins a beautiful pasture uphill.

A steep climb through pine, oak and birch trees, followed by a slow climb over grassy meadows to reach Chakrani Camp.

Chakrani offers stunning views of the Kullu Valley and the Dhauladhar Mountains.

Overnight at Chaklani camp.


Day 2

Chaklani – Chandelkani Pass – Chaklani (approximately 12,500 feet)

Pir Panjar Mountains

A steep climb to reach the top of Chandelkani Pass, first through a carpet of high flower fields. A nature lover’s paradise at the end of May.

The pass offers panoramic views of Pir Panjal, the Dhauladhar Mountains and the Parvati Valley.

Cross the ridge and descend to the beautiful camp of Chakrani.

Overnight at Chakrani.


Day 3

Chakrani – Nagar (approximately 12,500 feet)

Nagar Descend through beautiful meadows, oak and pine forests and ancient villages in the Kullu Valley to Nagar Base His camp.

Upon arrival at Base Camp, check out and travel to Manali on your own in a local taxi.

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