CHANDRAKHANI PASS MALANA TREK
“Great things are done when men and mountain meets”. For that you need to leave your streets and walk on glacier to reach mountains.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Here is a trekking route that is steeped in legend and offers some great views of Deo Tibba and the Pin Parvati range of mountains. The story goes that thousands of years ago, Jamlu (the presiding deity of Malana) was carrying a basket containing Gods of Kullu. On the top of the pass when he opened the basket, a very strong wind blew the Gods all over Kullu valley to their present abodes. Since then the valley is known as the Valley of Gods. Malana Village is a culture in itself, where the old ways are still adhered. The trek provides an excellent insight into the traditions of this valley apart from some great outdoors. Malana is also known for its strange traditions, culture language and for oldest democracy of the world.
The Program Highlights of:
Trek Facts :
Best Season: August to October
Area: Nagar, Rumsu and Chandrakhani Pass
Trip Type: Trekking
Batch Size: 10 Persons
Trip Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Highest Points: Altitude 3660 meter
- Transport: From Manali hotel to trekking point and Return.
- Meals while on trek (Veg./Non-veg).
- All necessary entry fees and permits.
- Accommodation in Manali camp on Double and Triple sharing basis with meals-fixed menu.
- Camp stay during Trek.
- Solar lights and fire in the dinning and socializing room, common toilet facility, Bucket water for washing etc.
- Qualified & mountaineering certified trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
- Emergency Backup: First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
- Trek equipment and gear. (Sleeping Bag/Inner/Mattress Tents/Kitchen tent/dinning tent).
- Transport from your destination and back by train/flight/bus.
- Personal expenses like mineral water, laundry, tip etc.
- Local sightseeing apart from the trek itinerary.
- Food during the Transit.
- GST@ 5.0 %.
Arrival at Manali by morning and then transfer to hotel for relax & acclimatization. At leisure visit Hadimba Devi Temple, old Manali and the Mall road. Dinner and over night stay in the hotel.
Manali to Ghankaradi 2750 m (5-6 hrs)
Early morning drive to Naggar (21Kms). Nagar was an old capital of Kullu in ancient time. This place is also famous for its unique temples. From Naggar the trail leads past Roerich's cottage and along the main bridle path for 1km before branching uphill to the village of Rumsu. There is an ancient wooden temple with close ties to the temples dedicated to Jamlu in Malana. From Rumsu head up the ridge to the east of the village and follow a well defined trail through a forest of deodar, pine and horse chestnut, Trek further to reach Ghankaradi. Dinner & over night stay in tents.
Ghankaradi to Chaklani 3450 m (4-5 hrs)
This trail from Ganachalani ascends through the forest for 4kms to a series of open meadows. The lowest meadow is around 3000m, where shepherds from the Kullu valley graze their animals. From these alpine Meadows fine views extend up the Kullu valley to Manali and the Pir Pranjal Range and across to the Bara Bhangal Range. The trail heads through a small rhododendron forest to a series of alpine meadows to Chaklani. Dinner & over night stay in tents.
Chaklani - Chandrakhani Pass 3650m to Dadru 2960m (5 to 6 hrs)
This day we will start early to reach Pass in order to enjoy magnificent views. It's an hour trek to the pass from Chaklani. From Chaklani trek to ridge line and cairns that defines the Chandrakhani pass. There are impressive views to the north, including the Ghalpo Peaks of Lahaul- Dharamsura (6446m) and Papsura (6451m) and the other high peaks in the upper Tosh valley, while the snow capped ranges of the Himalaya extend to the head of the Parvati Valley. From the pass the trail to Dadru remains about 100m below the ridgeline for a further 2-3 kms. It descends to the meadow at Nagruhni (3350m). From Nagruhni a couple of river crossings and passage through the forest of silver fir and oak leads to the village of Dadru. Dinner & over night stay in tents.
Dadru to Malana 2650 m (2-3 hrs)
From Dadru continues along the Malana River until you reach a bridge over the Malana River and the trail to Kasol village: This route leads to the Rashol pass (3260m) and the Parvati valley. Continue trekking to the village of Malana. Malana is an isolated village community with around 50 families. It has its own language, customs, and laws and is governed by village elders. Dinner & over night stay in tents.
Malana to Manali 1950 m (4-5 hrs)
From Malana trail descends to the valley of flower from where a fairly level walk leads through beautiful forest for 5-6kms reaching the new dam on the Malana River, it will take 1 hour to reach and from there jeep will take you to the hotel in Manali, which will take 3 hours. Over night at hotel.
Departure From Manali
After Breakfast Checkout from hotel or camp. We thank you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer for your onward Destination.
- Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
- Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
- At least one Walking stick
- Torch with spare cells
- Writing material
- 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
- Carry at least one thermos flask
- Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electralors
- Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
- T-shirt 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
- Fleece T-shirts 1 No.
- Fleece jacket 1 No. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
- Down feather / Hollofil jacket 1 No.
- Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant) 1 Pair
- Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
- Trek pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
- Poncho 1 No.
- Sunscreen cream and Hand sanitizer
- Moisturiser Antibacterial powder
- Toilet Paper & wipes
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Lip balm
- Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional)
- Cotton socks 5 pairs
- Woollen socks 3 pairs
- Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
- Fleece/woollen gloves 1 Pair
- Quick dry towel
- Sun cap 1 No. (One that covers the neck as well)
- Woolen cap 1 No.
- Neck-gaiters 1 No.
- Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
- People who wear spectacles-
(A)- Use contact lenses.
(B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
- Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
- Itinerary is subject to change due to enough accumulation/ volume of snow on the trek at higher camps and other natural calamities & circumstances. In this condition, optional routes itinerary will be given / followed at the happening point.
- In case of changes in routes and properties, company will accept no liability but make arrangements for substitution of equal measure.
- In case of accident, illness, injury or miss happening, Company will accept no liability or its staff wholly or partially, responsible for the same.
- In case of Loss or Damage of equipment’s issued participant has to pay the cost for the same.
Please note that this is an outdoor and adventure trip and to enjoy such trips, one requires being reasonably fit both physically and mentally, along with a previous experience of outdoors. On the other side the trips are carried out in some of the most amazing and extraordinary locations and in very special times such as winter and at the same time they do provide a bit of challenge to our endurance, fitness and our ability to cope with some adverse conditions. Though we will provide the best equipment and manpower, and do our best to leave no stone unturned. But still before taking up this trip we want to make very clear that nothing is certain in trips like this. Such as bad weather and cold and other logistical uncertainties such as power cut and water supply cut etc. Though we will try to do our best to provide water by buckets and lights by solar batteries etc. but still before signing up one should be experienced enough to carry himself or herself in outdoor conditions and well aware of these uncertainties and hence cooperate if any such situation arises due to the reasons beyond human control.
As the services to be provided are booked several months in advance, cancellation of such services are marked for a particular departure results in the Company losing money depending upon the time of cancellation to the Supplier. Therefore any cancellation of tour / services booked will attract cancellation charges as specified by the company.
30 days before departure date - 25% of tour cost
29-14 days before departure date - 50% of tour cost
13-7 days before departure date - 60% of tour cost
6-2 days before departure date - 75% of tour cost
48 hours prior to tour departure - 100% of tour cost