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Trek to Chanderkhani Pass

Manali - Naggar - Ganachalani - Celanti - Chanderkhani Pass - Malana - Jari

NATURE OF TRIP              Trekking
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE       Chandrakhani Pass– 3650 mts.
LOCATION                          Manali, Himachal Pradesh
DURATION                          06day (Manali - Manali)
TREKKING DAYS               06 Days
SEASON                             April – May & Sept - Nov
ACCOMODATION              Tents – 5 Nights
GRADE                                Challenging (refer to our grading chart in the ‘Important Info’ section)
Chanderkhani pass of the Kullu valley lies a small cluster of around two hundred stone roof houses constituting a village called Malana. Its inimitable culture and the temple of Jamlu distinguish the village. The village consists of around 1500 inhabitants and has an impeccable system of administration with a higher and lower court guided by the spirit of village god Jamlu. Malana stands out as an autonomous self-sufficient unit whose inhabitants claim Greek ancestry. Some stories about the village called "a little Greece," this village in the interior of the Himalayas is its architecture, language, worship rituals and autonomous administrative system. The unique geographical location of Malana has enabled it to preserve its biodiversity and it is an ecological haven.
Day 01: Manali - Naggar - Rumsu - Ganachalani (2700 mts/8856 ft) (15 kms/ 5-6 hrs)
Early morning drive to Naggar (21 kms). From Naggar the trail leads past Roerich's cottage and along the main bridle path for 1 km 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 Ganachalani. Dinner & overnight stay in tents.
Day 02: Ganachalani - Celanti (3500 mts/11480 ft) (12 kms/4-5 hrs)
This trail from Ganachalani ascends through the forest for 4 kms to a series of open meadows. The lowest meadow is around 3000 m, 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 Panjal Range and across to the Bara Bhangal Range. The trail heads through a small rhododendron forest to a series of alpine meadows to Celanti. Dinner & overnight stay in tents.
Day 03: Celanti - Chandrakhani Pass (3650 mts/11972 ft) - Dadru (3000 mts/9840 ft) (15 kms/6 hrs)
This day we will start early to reach Pass in order to enjoy magnificent views. It's an hour trek to the pas from Cerlanti. From celanti 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 (6446 m) and Papsura (6451 m) and the other high peaks in the upper Tosh valley, while the snow capped ranges of the Himala extend to the head of the Parvati Valley. From the pass the trail to Dadru remains about 100 meters below the ridgeline for a further 2 - 3 kms. It descends to the meadow at Nagarvani (3350m). From Nagarvani a couple of river crossings and passage through the forest of silver fir and oak leads to the village of Dadru. Dinner & overnight stay in tents.
Day 04: Dadru - Malana (2650 mts/8692 ft) (8 kms/ 2-3 hrs)
From Dadru continue 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, laws and is governed by village elders. Dinner & overnight stay in tents.
Day 05: Malana - Jari (1520 mts/4986 ft) (20 kms/ 4-5 hrs)
From Malana, trail descends to the valley floor from where a fairly level walk leads through beautiful forest for 5-6 kms reaching the new dam on the Malana River, The 12 kms trek from the dam wall to Jari can be completed in 2-3 hours. Jari is just above the confluence of Malana and parvati rivers. Dinner & overnight stay in tents.
Day 06: Jari - Manali (6 hrs drive)
Today after early breakfast we will drive to Manali, this will take about 6 hours. Dinner & overnight stay in the hotel.
Package Includes
  • Transport cost for private departures is extra and can be provided to you once we know the dates, choice of vehicle and the group size.
  • All vegetarian meals beginning with breakfast on Day 01 to breakfast on Day 06.
  • Porter/mules for client baggage (one bag per client not weighing more than 15 kgs)
  • Camping equipment – international quality equipment will be provided
  • Professional guide
  • Park entry fee & all applicable taxes
Package does not Include
  • Travel between Delhi and Mcleod ganj (can be arranged by us on request)
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance


Transport Options (Delhi  - Manali - Delhi)
For travel to Manali and back one can choose between air & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Bhuntar KUU, also known as Kullu Airport, or Bhuntar Airport and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India. 
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Manali that cost about Rs. 850 - 1200 per person. These buses depart from ISBT. or so and take about 14 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
Weather Details
Summer in Manali extends from March to June when the temperature variation is recorded to be ranging between 15°c and 20°c. Mercury sometimes reaches up to 25°c but never goes beyond that. During winters the temperature can drop to -1° and the maximum temperature hardly goes up to 20°c. 
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.

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