Chandrakhani Pass Trek
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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Chandrakhani Pass Trek
Welcome to the quaint adventure domains of Kullu Manali- the Chandrakhani trek features the first hiking route via a stunning pass to domninons of some of the most indigenous tribes in the North Himalayan Province. The base station for the trail is at Naggar, a historical township (near Manali) with a number of temples, palaces, art galleries, museums, and other points of interest. The Chandrakhani trek is a comprehensive but relaxing alpine journey at low elevations. The paths meander through a variety of flora, such as ornamented meadows, vivid Himalayan herbs, alpine bushes and shrubs, and finally snow clad mountains with sparse vegetations. The action-packed story opens in Naggar with a drive to the road head in the hamlet of Rumsu. Although it could be challenging at first, pacing up the highland eventually comes naturally. The mesmerizing landscapes along the trek will egg you to climb higher and higher.
Chandarkhani Pass is located 11800 feet above sea level. Due to its breathtaking scenery and excellent hiking trails in the Himalayan range, this two-night, three-day journey is a popular adventure destination. It offers stunning views of the Deo Tibba Peak, and the Pir Panjal & Parbati ranges of mountains.
Every ascent offers a pleasant surprise. Deodar, Pine, Walnut, Chestnut, Oak, Fir, Birch, Juniper, and Rhododendron are just a few of the many varieties of trees. As altitude increases, the vegetation becomes shorter and sparse. Himalayan herbs are widely available in the Chandarkhani highlands and are routinely picked by the locals for medicinal reasons. According to legend, the peak of Chandarkhani is home to 18 billion Gods and Goddesses, governing over the valley. This short and low altitude trek is enough to pique one’s interest in world of mountains, especially the Himalayas and its importance in the survival of mankind.
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➽ Itinerary of Trek
Arrive in Naggar early and start driving towards Rumsu village since the hike would take the full day. Our journey starts with a steep ascent that continues for a while before dropping to more difficult hiking trails. The route leads via bushes, trees, and rivers until arriving at the high grasslands of Stelling Ghon Kradi and our campsite at Naya Tapru. All of these are pastoral slants for the people who live below and their animals. However, Naya Tapru is the largest, offering vistas of Manali, Hanuman Tibba, and the Dhauladhar range. It looks wonderful at night, and the lights of the nearby towns contribute to the feeling of isolation. After finishing the day's hike, take some time to relax outdoors. Inside the tents, you may relax after supper by the tiny fire.
Get up early to avoid the sun's first rays hitting the mountains. Watch the dawn as it highlights and contrasts the mountains as it reflects on the varied landscapes. Put your food, a drink, and any other things you may need on the trek in your daypack. The route will continue to rise and level off as it passes past high-altitude rhododendron, birch, and fir trees as well as a variety of abandoned animals, including bulls, cows, and even domesticated horses and mules that are free to wander the slopes. Many of them would be grazing there, so they might inquire "What are you doing in here?" as we pass by the route. However, the spectator will be welcomed by the continual shift, enabling him to express his emotions at every turn. As we get closer to Chaklani, a summer resting place for shepherds and some hikers, the vast open spaces will become more constant and show the Pass. Shortly beyond Chaklani, an underwater stream known as Gupt Ganga appears next to the route leading to Chandrakhani Pass. Even in the winter, this stream continues to flow, providing commuters with a reliable supply of drinking water. The water is revered as holy and is given back in remembrance and respect. A moderate ascent through grassy slopes that resemble carpet awnings leads to the Pass. Because it is believed that 18 crore Gods and Goddesses formerly lived there, generating an abode of potent energies that affected the whole area, the summit of the pass is considered holy. The top provides a 360-degree view of the mountains in the area as well as the most intriguing shapes of the holy stone poking out of the ground. As it is a popular pilgrimage place for the related households, please preserve the site's integrity and do not yell or leave any trash at this precious location. Before heading back to the campground, we'll spend some time there. Grab a hot beverage and some snacks when you get there and unwind among the grand hills. Watch how the sky is painted with a range of colours during sunset that gradually shift till dusk.
Today, we'll go back into the hustle and bustle of contemporary life. We'll drive to Naggar after returning to Rumsu along the same route. You will get all of your previously unclaimed goods at Naggar and be free to travel anywhere you choose.
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➽ Preparation for Trek
As you well know, the great Himalayan trek is one that requires careful preparation, a strategy that allows for enough flexibility to adapt to whatever challenges may arise.
Therefore, here are some things to consider before setting out on your trek:
⦿ Physically – You should start working out at least a month before signing up for a program if you want to be physically prepared for the rigours of a journey. Strengthen your legs by jogging and working out regularly to increase your stamina. To better acclimatise to the environment and increase your resilience on the walk, you should give up smoking and undertake breathing exercises twice a day. Engage in vigorous physical activity, such as playing sports, doing Yoga, or running.
⦿ Mentally –
Getting in shape physically is essential, but mental preparation is just as crucial for a successful walk. Take time to enjoy your regular activities, maintain a healthy diet and sleep schedule, and unwind before embarking on a hike. Predictions regarding the journey should not cause mental worry. Spend time with your closest pals to recharge your batteries and renew your spirit. Pre-trek preconceptions are unwarranted since the first contact with the other trekkers is certain to be a source of inspiration and energy. Conditions during the walk will contribute to the increase in mental readiness. The mental repercussions of physical disadvantages will not be ignored. So, when you hike, pay attention to different regions of your body and purposefully relax them. If you want to enjoy your hike, you should learn to loosen up a little, particularly in the hips. Think about your descent as a simple dance, and enjoy the natural rhythms that the path and your body can discover together gradually, whether you're on a flowing downhill route or a frightening slope. Try out a few new walking techniques to add some fun to your commute without worrying about getting somewhere in particular. Maintaining mental fitness mostly requires a willingness to relax and take in the journey, rather than subjecting oneself to undue stress.
Get the right size hiking boots and go for it, from a technical standpoint. You should make use of 60 litres. To become acclimated to carrying heavy items, it is recommended to utilise a backpack on a regular basis. Get a hiking stick, a water bottle, some thermal socks, a fleece or feather coat, some long pants, a poncho, some flip-flops, and any devices you may need like a camera or a power bank (DSLR or digital camera).
➽ Things to Carry
- Good Trekking Boots: You need sturdy trekking boots with supportive high ankles. Don't bring your running shoes. U can carry extra floaters/flip flops also.
- Wear warm clothing, such three-layer coats, fleece upper, hollow fill or down-filled jackets. Carry full-sleeved T-shirt. Carry cotton hiking trek pants and warm pant for your lower body. Never bring shorts or jeans on a hike.
- Take top and bottom thermals with you.
- Quick dry towel with light weight and Personal toiletries. Suns cream lotion, sanitizer, tooth brush ad toothpaste, lip balm and antibacterial powder.
- Socks: Bring two pairs of regular socks and two pair of wool socks for wearing at night.
- A head torch is required.
- Sunglasses/ Goggle: UV-protected sunglasses are necessary to protect against sunlight and Snow Mountain.
- There should also be a woolen cap / balaclava, cap, neck gaiter cum face mask and warm fleece and waterproof summit gloves since it will be chilly. Keep waterproof gloves on hand since they become wet in the snow.
- Everyone taking part in the activity should have their own lunchbox, spoon, mug and water bottle/ hydration pack of 2 ltr.
- Raincoats/ponchos: Since snowfall and rain are frequent at high elevations, it is important to have one on hand so as to avoid getting wet.
- Trekking bag of 75 ltr with rain cover.
- Walking stik.
- Electronics: camera (optional) USB cable/USB solar charger, charger/earphones, Power bank fully charged.
- Personal first aid box. Emergency ration, energy bars, dry fruit, electoral/Ors
- Required Documents:
a) Registration Form
b) Medical Certificate (signed by a licensed MBBS physician)
c) NOC form (completed by the trekker)
d) 2 passport-size photos
e) ID Proof photo (not PAN)
g) Insurance upto 5 lac..
➽ How to Reach
How to reach Manali:
Delhi and Manali are linked nicely. You may travel from Delhi to Manali in 12 to 14 hours via overnight bus (approx 540 KMS). Online ticket reservations are available at www.redbus.in and www.hrtc.gov.in Tip: Given the distance between Delhi and Manali, the majority of Volvo private buses depart Delhi between 5 and 8 p.m. At 8.30 p.m., the final government bus departs from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Between Rs. 1,200 and Rs. 1,800 are charged by Volvo buses each sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Delhi to Manali: Buses depart from Manali for Delhi between 4 and 8 p.m., same like the return trip. You should expect to arrive in Delhi any time between six and ten in the morning. Plan your subsequent trips just after midday, leaving ample time for bus delays.
How to reach Naggar:
Naggar is 18 kilometres from Manali, and there are several buses that operate every 15 minutes. Alternatively, one may get out at Patlikuhal, which is 5 kilometres from Naggar on the right bank highway. Between Kullu and Manali is Patlikuhal. To get to Naggar, you may take a cab or a local bus from Manali or Patlikuhal.
The closest train station is:
Ambala (350 miles) and Chandigarh are the closest railway stations (310 kms). Advice: From Chandigarh to Manali, regular buses and Volvos run in the evening. Volvo buses from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa charge between Rs. 800 and Rs. 1,200 every sector.
The closest airport:
The closest airport to Manali is Bhuntar, which is 52 kilometres distant. From Bhuntar to Manali, taxi services are available and cost between Rs. 1500 and Rs. 2,500. Air travel between Bhuntar and Delhi is convenient. Airlines providing flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu include Indian Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, MDLR Airlines, and Jagson Airlines.
➽ Trip Cost Includes
- Conveyance within the journey.
- Tents that can be shared.
- Advanced and knowledgeable himalayan adventure trips guide.
- Cooks, helpers, and other necessary personnel.
- Vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) along the journey
- Every organisational prerequisite for a journey
- First aid kit with portal oxygen.
- Camping fees and forest permits.
- All permissions for hiking.
- All meals will be supplied while on the hike. Freshly cooked meals will include a mix of indian, chinese, and continental cuisines.
- Lodging at a hotel, guest house, home, or in tents.
- All of the group's trekking equipment (tents at base camp, use of base camp facilities)
- All trip workers, including porters and mules for everyday items (such as food, tents, and utensils)
➽ Trip cost Excludes
- Airfare or other forms of transportation costs.
- Meals and hotel accommodations.
- Personal costs include washing, cell charging, and lodge showers
- Entry permits or permission for the inner line for foreign participants.
- Personal apparel and hiking supplies, such as liners for sleeping bags and walking sticks, are required.
- Any expenditures associated with rescue efforts or an early expedition departure.
- Guides and sherpa crew are tipped.
- Personal porters to carry hikers' packs
- Personal liability insurance or emergency evacuation costs
- Personal purchases (such as bottles of mineral water, bottled or canned drinks, chocolate, dried fruit, presents, etc.).
- From and to the trailhead, food.
- 5% goods and service tax (gst).
➽ Special Casual Leaves
Government employee can avail the benefit of special casual leave when u join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rule of the pay commission, special casual leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar years for trekking and mountaineering expeditions through a register organization. Himalayan adventure trips are a register adventure tour operator register with Indian mountaineering foundation and Himachal Pradesh tourism. Candidates have to apply for leave at least 30 days before the trek/expedition start.