Chandranahan Lake Trek
6 Days - 5 Night
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Chandranahan Lake TREK
At a height of 13,800 feet, Chandranahan Lake is a tiny lake in Himachal Pradesh. The trail leads to Buran Ghati Pass across undulating meadows that are covered in snow during the winter and deep woodlands. Chandranahan Lake, tucked away in the Pabbar Valley, is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Pabbar Valley. The Chandranahan Lake Trek takes you through scenery that are reminiscent of Switzerland and the Alps. Your adrenaline rush will be amplified by walking through a mountain range and undulating pastures. This walk is best done between May and the first week of July, and September and the second week of October.
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Day 1: Shimla to Janglik (9,200 feet) (around 9/10 hours)
Meet the members at Shimla’s Old Bus Stand, and then drive to the base camp of “Janglik.” Drive along the pure bluish Pabba River and take in the shifting scenery of Himachal’s picturesque towns. After crossing Pabbar, you’ll arrive in Diude, where a short climb will take you to Janglik.
Day 2: Dayara to Janglik (11075 feet) (5 hrs.)
Begin the hike by exiting the wheat fields and bidding farewell to the remaining few Diude cottages. As you climb higher, you’ll have a better perspective of Tonglu, Diude, and other charming villages. As you enter the pine and oak forest, the terrain becomes more dense, and the steep ascent becomes more gradual.
After a half-hour stroll, you’ll be able to observe the tree line decreasing and approach the undulating grasslands. As you ascend the hill with views of mountains on one side and gloomy forests on the other, the trail progressively widens.
After an hour, you’ll be back in the dense pine and oak forest, walking beneath the shade of trees and listening to the sound of falling leaves. The trail steadily ascends until reaching Dayara. Arrive at the campsite, pitch your tents, and sleep soundly.
Day 3: Litham to Dayara (11737 feet) (3 hours)
In the morning, visit the Dayara meadows, and the trail from Dayara to Lithum passes through dense woodlands, enticing green meadows, and flowing streams. The trail leads across meadows to Gunas Pass, where it enters the pine forest after fifteen minutes.
Cross a brook and emerge from the jungle with breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar range and Gunas Pass. The plains ahead are beautiful, and after a half-hour hike, the trail brings you through another Bhoj forest. Descend through the woodland to a brook, where Litham may be seen clearly.
After the meadows, the trail leads to the Chandranahan river, which must be crossed before reaching Litham. Streams abound throughout Litham, so cross one to get to your campground. The views from this vantage point are simply breathtaking.
The Chandranahan Waterfall can be seen on the left, and Chandranahan Lake can be seen ahead. On the right, there are cliffs with snow patches behind which lies Rupin Valley, and in front are snow-covered mountains with Buran Ghati behind them.
This is the trek’s final meadow, and it’s a big one. Set up your tents in a desirable location with stunning views, then retire for the night.
Day 4: Hike from Litham to Chandranahan Lake (13900 feet) and back to Litham (4/5 hours)
Chandranahan is a small glacial lake surrounded by mountains that receive its water from snow slopes. To get to the Ridge Top, take the shepherd’s trail and walk towards the waterfall’s snout. This Lake can be reached in one hour, however, the journey becomes arduous from the snout.
The mountain valley can be seen, and the vistas are breathtaking. This lake’s location is lovely, with grassy sections in the middle and little waterfalls that change into small streams. The lake is marked by rugged rocks; take a look around and then return to Litham.
The descent is steep till Litham, so get started early to get to Chandranahan Lake by mid-day.
Day 5: Litham to Dayara, (11075 feet) (3 hours and 40 minutes)
Return to the campsite by retracing your steps across Dayara’s sloping meadows.
Day 6: Drive to Shimla from Dayara via Janglik (4 hours) (9,200 feet)
Return to Janglik by following the same path. For the trip to Shimla, a vehicle will be hired.
Frequently asked question
- Footwear: The trekking boots which must be waterproof and snow proof, normal boots, floaters, and woolen socks.
- Backpack: (50 ltr), Daypack (20-30 ltr), Duffel bag.
- Clothes: Jacket and trousers that are both waterproof and breathable. Jacket (synthetic or down feather fleece), synthetic insulated trousers, poncho, sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts
- Season wise Clothes:
- Hand and head protection includes liner gloves, bandannas, sun hats, woollen caps, and face masks, among other things.
- Accessories: Sunglasses/goggles, anti-glare lenses, water bottle, hydra bag, and headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries are all recommended.
- Trekking Gears: Toolkit for an emergency. Sunscreen, a toiletry pack, water purification pills, Ziploc packs, ear plugs, first-aid kit, and the necessary medications are all recommended.
- Camping Equipment: Sleeping bags of lining (extreme -5 to +5 Celsius if you have one), trekking sticks, and so on.
- Warm top/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt – 2/3
- Water resistant/repellent trekking pants with an inner lining for added warmth- 2 High-quality windproof/water-resistant outer shell (jacket) with a proper hood
- Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen Jumper, Down Jacket with at least 600 fill capacity Innerwear with a thermal component (upper and lower)
- Woolen hat, inner fleece gloves, and outer water-resistant gloves
- 4–5 pairs of thick woollen socks and standard socks, scarf/muffler (optional)
- Waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick heel and high ankles that are comfortable to wear. Sneakers/sport shoes are ideal for camp.
- Poncho or raincoat. A small, light-weight towel
- A hydration pack and an insulated water bottle (optional)
- Sunglasses with UV cover and the potential to cut light, as well as a cap or floppy hat to shield the strong sun off your skin (important when traversing through snow)
- Trekking pole or sturdy walking stick Lip Balm, Sunscreen Lotion
- Flashlight / torch (with extra batteries) Medications, if any special prescription is needed Toiletries for personal use
- Carry a rain cover over your luggage • Day pack/small bag that you can carry on your back all day to keep your essentials in
- Keep a few poly bags or plastic containers in your bag to place your things in if you need to in case of heavy weather.
Personal Medical Kit (MANDATORY FOR ALL)
- 10 Diamox tablets (to prevent AMS)
- Nifedipine – 5 pills Dexamethasone – one strip
- 6 tablets of Crocin (fever)
- 4 tablets of avomine (motion sickness) 4 capsules of Avil 25mg (allergies)
- 4 tablets of Combiflam (Pain killer)
- 6 tablets each of Norflox TZ and Lomofen (diarrhea) 10 tablets of Digene (acidity)
- 10 Omez/Rantadine capsules (antacids) 3 to 5 metres of crepe bandage
- 1 tiny roll of gauze 10 strips of bandage 1 small roll of cotton 10 packets of ORS
- Moov spray Betadine or other antiseptic cream (aches, & sprains)
- If you're vulnerable to knee injuries, you should wear a knee cap. Powder with antifungal properties
- Cancellation: If a trek is cancelled at the last minute due to a natural disaster or unforeseeable circumstances (such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, attack, or bandh), Discoveryhike will have a trek voucher for the full number. The voucher can be used for the same or a different trek over the next year.
- In case you wish to cancel the trek, then please be aware of these things:
- Cancellations made within 30 days of the trek's launch date will include a complete refund.
- If you cancel within 30 and 20 days before the hike, you will get a 50% refund.
- There will be no refund if you cancel less than 20 days before the trek begins.
- Please keep in mind that if you get a refund, there will be a reduction of 4% (Cancellation charges) from the overall amount you pay. In addition, if you purchased trek insurance, you would not get a refund.
- Discoveryhike assumes no responsibility for any malfunction or injury to your clothes, supplies, or other belongings while on the trek. The trek fee covers all expenses associated with the trek from start to finish.