Chandrakhani pass located at 3660m is a blissful trek in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The best time for the Chandrakhani pass trek is in the month of April-July and September-November. Naggar near Manali is the nearest town from the base camp. The length of this trek is 14 km one way and the entire hike offers delightful view of the mighty Himalayas.
The Chandrakhani Pass trek is a perfect getaway which will keep coming to your mind for a long time. The trailhead starts from Naggar which lies only 20 km away from the popular tourist destination of Manali. The mountains are covered with the beautiful forest of pine and oak trees, rhododendron bushes, and alpine meadows. The forests are famous for its Himalayan birds like Monal. The trail leading to Chandrakhani and Malana is quite steep at places which make it a perfect trek for those seeking adventure. From the top of the ridge, one can see Bara Banghal range to the west, Pir Panjal Range to the north and Parvati valley to the east. Through the path of a forest cover of deodar, pine, and chestnut, you will also come across nomadic Gujjar shepherds rearing their cattle. The trek then breaks out to the alpine meadows at higher altitudes.
One of the most beautiful and serene passes, Chandrakhani is also visible from Naggar - an ancient town commands extensive views of the pass and its neighbouring mountains, especially to the North West of the valley. Naggar was the former capital of Kullu and was founded by Raja Visudhpal. Picture perfect Naggar valley, with its fertile fields, evergreen thicket and crystal clear gushing waters which set against the backdrop of towering mountains provides everything that an adventure seeker dreams of.
Quick Facts About Chandrakhani Pass
Chandrakhani is also known as the Valley of Gods. Legend has that Jamlu (the presiding deity at Malana), opened a basket containing the gods of Kullu at the Chandrakhani Pass and the strong winds blew the gods to their present abodes.
Malana is an ancient village and people in village claims themselves to be the descendant of Alexander’s army. Malana is known for its unique social system and you will find precautions for outsiders at near the main temple and within the village.
Chandrakhani Pass is also known as the Garden of Stones.
Best Trek for Experienced Beginners.
A face to face experience with Himachali Culture.
Chandrakhani Pass Trek Itinerary
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Chandrakhani Pass Gallery
Explore the Chandrakhani Pass gallery, one of the most beautiful and serene pass of Himachal Pradesh. It is also known as the "Valley of Gods" & is Situated at an altitude of 3660 m in the Himalayan Range of Kullu district. Chandrakhani Pass pictures are fascinating. Preview the spellbound beauty & well organized pictures of garden of Stones .