If you want to explore scenic valleys of Kullu, the Chanderkhani Pass is a must-do! You will negotiate a moderately difficult terrain on all four days on this trek, surrounded by breathtaking views of gorgeous Himalayan peaks such as the Dhauladhar range, Bara Bangal range, and the Idrasan peak. You will trek alongside ancient shrines, quaint villages with wooden houses and rocky outcrops. You will cross over bubbling mountain streams and the snow-capped peaks will always follow you. It is a steep incline to the Chanderkhani pass at an altitude of 12,000 feet, but the views of the mighty Himalayas are rewarding and you will be greeted by big fluffy clouds on the top. You will also have the chance to explore the secluded village of Malana. The Malana-Chanderkhani Pass trek is ideal for trekkers looking to ascend to higher altitudes on a short trek.
The Chanderkhani Pass is a mystical adventure in the lap of the Himalayas. Trek through walnut, cherry and oak trees in Naggar from where you will gradually climb to rhododendron and birch forests in Naya Tapru. The rolling meadows, open green terraced pastures, gurgling streams and meandering trails make this a picturesque trek. You will pass ancient shrines and olden villages, experiencing their culture and lifestyle.
The Chanderkhani Pass offers spectacular views of the the Pir Panjal range and the peaks are covered with a stroke of mystical clouds. The pass leads you to the mysterious Malana village that has fascinated travelers for years because of its myths and faith.
Malana Village: is a small tribal community of tribal people, who has a unique culture and their own democratic government. Malana village government is considered the oldest democracy in the world. It is believed that the Greeks under the leadership of Alexendera the great came all the way to Malana village, where few soldiers who were left behind from his army, intermarried here and develoved a society that came to be known as Manala village Society , which is known to be the oldest democracy of the world.
The village has its own law. In recent times no police ever entered the village and they do not have any respect for the outside authority. Most of the villagers want to stay detached from rest of the world but slowly it is changing and people have started getting mixed up with the outside world.
To reach Manali village we have to cross over Chanderkhani Pass. The trek passes through beautiful alpine pasture and we have beautiful view of some of the high mountain peaks.
In the initial days of the pre monsoon season (Apr-Jun) there will be snow along the trail which generally melts by end April. Days are going to be sunny and warm (14-22 °C) while the night temperature at the highest campsite would be in the range of 0-8 °C. In the post monsoon season (Sep-Nov) there is possibility of snow towards the end of the season, which also melts very fast. The days are sunny with temperatures hovering around (12-20 °C) and the evenings start getting cold with the onset of October and nights are comparatively colder (-2 to 8 °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.