The tranquillity and enthralling sights of the Chanderkhani Pass is the reason for its budding fame amongst the young birds of passage. Situated in Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 12,190ft, this pass is all about the panoramic sight of the hills sprinkled with snow on the top. Chanderkhani’s fortunate but rare snowfall lets you stroll over the snow-drifted mountain turning it into a treasured memory. Beat the heat from May to October whilst enjoying the charming scenery. The splendour of Chanderkhani is bound to leave you dumbstruck.
The moderately difficult trek requires no prior experience. Your body can be well prepared for the mount with some regular or weekend exercising, chiefly jogging and stretching. Due to the commonness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while climbing, being fit and healthy is absolutely non-negotiable on the trek. (Or in life!)
The trek begins from Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. You can simply reach there by grabbing a Volvo from Delhi and getting off at Kullu. If you opt for a flight then take a flight to the Bhuntar and board a local bus or taxi to Kullu. Rail connectivity is also a good alternative. Jogindernagar and Pathankot are the nearest available railway stations.
Apart from the trek, there are several nearby attractions in Kullu itself. Exotic species of flora and fauna can be found in the Himalayan National Park. Another 3km trek awaits you at the prominent Bijli Mahadeva temple. The enchanting scenery of Kullu valley can be seen on the top of the temple trek. Satisfy your travel lust by planning a short-spanned rafting trip along the waters of Beas River.
You will need to gear up with appropriate trekking equipment to make the most of this trekking experience. Don’t forget to consider the season in which you are doing this trek. The essential trekking gear will consist of -
• A good quality 50-litre or a 60-litre Backpack
• A pair of Good Trekking Shoes (Waterproof, High ankle support & a very good grip)
• A Warm and Waterproof Trekking Jacket
• Rain cover/poncho to protect yourself from mountain showers
• A pair of Warm & Waterproof Gloves
• Head torch, Gaiters, Balaclava and UV Protect sunglasses to seek protection against direct sun rays
• Water bottle, Energy bars, Medical kit if prescribed and Toiletries.
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Last but not the least, click amazing pictures and make lifelong memories of the serene and enthralling journey to the Chanderkhani Pass!!