Chandranahan Lake Trek
Chandranahan lake trek is known to a handful of people as its not high on the popularity charts when compared with treks like Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, and more. But, don’t make the mistake of thinking that it is any less adventurous, fun, or appealing in comparison to those mentioned here.
Now, Chandranahan lake is not just like any other lakes but it has historical, mythological, and geographical significance as well.
It is believed that Chandranahan lake’s location is the exact place where Goddess Kali used to stay, back in the day, and is also known as her holy abode. Adding to that, it is also the birthplace of Devta Shikru Maharaj, who holds a very important place in the eyes of locals and devotees.
The name of this place has an interesting story as well. And according to the legend, it says that Chandra Dev visits this place for a ritual bath every 10 years. This is why the place is called Chandra-Nahan meaning, Bath of Chandra.
Upon reaching the 9,200 ft top, which is also the Chandranahan lake altitude, one can experience true bliss and grandness of nature. The lake itself is frozen and makes up for a great view for the one who really wants to see, hidden attractions of the world.
And the glitter in your eyes might not stop only there, but they’re going to brighten even more loudly. The reason being the added attraction of Chandranahan Waterfall, which is a sight to behold.
The Chandranahan lake weather is something you would never be able to forget, with the serene scent of pure air and the mesmerizing surroundings. The cold weather adds to the aesthetics of the place and makes up for a trip with unforgettable memories.
Moving onto the next thing which is frequently asked about the lake, the best time to visit Chandranahan Lake is during the winter months. So, when winter hits the calendar, you have at least one place you need to visit.
Now, This is just enough for anyone to get onto the traveler leaving for Chandranahan Lake. Don’t you also want to get hitched for a ride to Chandranahan Lake? You do, right?
So, without further ado, pack your bags and let us take you to the Chandranahan lake trip in 2021 with JustWravel.
1st Day: Shimla to Janglikh(2500mtrs)
2nd Day: Janglikh to Dayara Thach
3rd Day: Dayara thach to LithamThach (Nearby Chandernahan waterfall)
4th Day: Chandernahan Waterfall to seven Glacial Ponds
5th Day: Litham to Dayara Thatch
6th Day: Dayara thatch to janglikh village To Shimla
Itinerary (Shimla to Shimla)
1st Day : Shimla to Janglikh(2500mtrs)
On arrival at Shimla, you will be met by our representative at the bus stand, and then we will travel to Janglikh village. Drive through the beautiful valley, en-route Khadapathar or via Narkanda and Rohru.
The journey to Janglikh will take almost 6-7 hours. After the briefing, we will camp overnight at Janglikh village.
The day ends with a bonfire and post that dinner.
2nd Day : Janglikh to Dayara Thach
We will explore the village in the morning. Being a heritage village, it is also a picturesque one.
After breakfast trek towards Dayara Thach. The trek unwinds through the thick forests, beautiful meadows, and grassy land ascents.
Being a moderate trek, it takes around 4-5 hours to reach Dayara Thach.
Dinner and night stay in Camps at beautiful meadow Dayara Thach.
3rd Day : Dayara thach to LithamThach (Nearby Chandernahan waterfall)
After breakfast, we start out trek to LithamThach through the meadow of Mount Thach.
These meadows are heavenly for nature lovers. After 5-6 hours of ascending you will reach Litham thach . Now enjoy the beauty of Nature as you are in-front of beautiful Chandernahan waterfall.
Today we will also cover a newly formed Mundar Lake.
Back to Litham by evening. We will camp near waterfall in Litham Thach
4th Day : Chandernahan Waterfall to seven Glacial Ponds
Early morning breakfast. Post breakfast we trek to the Seven Frozen Glacial Ponds.
These Seven Glacial Ponds are the source of the Pabbar river.
The fifth glacial pond is the biggest one.
Back to Chander Nahan waterfall campsite.
Overnight camping and Dinner.
5th Day : Litham to Dayara Thatch
After breakfast, we trek back to Dayara Thach
Dayara Thach is the Most Beautiful Place on this trek. The long Meadows with herds of sheep will definitely steal your heart.
Enjoy dinner and sleep under stars in Dayara thach
6th Day : Dayara thatch to janglikh village To Shimla
After breakfast, we start trekking back to Janglikh village.
Post freshen up we drive back to Shimla.
The trek ends here with refreshing memories of Chandranahan lake and waterfall.
Transport - Shimla to Shimla
Meals during Trek ( Day 1 Dinner - Day 6 Breakfast)
Camp Stay + Sleeping Bag + Mats
Trek Lead + Guide
Meals during the journey
Any other meals apart from inclusions
Any entry fees, the monastery fees
Any personal expense
Extra Adventure Activities (unless stated)
Inner Line Permit Fees (as required) - unless stated in the package
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
Any extra expense coming due to change in weather, unavoidable circumstances, road blockage or any natural calamity.
Any extra expense coming due to change of plans from the client-side
No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.
Free Cancellation upto 45 days before the departure date
44 Days to 30 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee.
29 Days to 20 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.
19 Days to 10 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.
10 Days to 6 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee.
6 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.
No Show . No refund.
Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.
If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.
Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.
Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.
Things To Pack
Down Jacket (Main jacket)
Tshirt or Fleece
Extra pair of Socks
Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)
Rucksack (At least 40L)
Mufflers/ Neck Warmer
Extra pair of Clothes
First Aid Kit
*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season
Things To Know
Chandernahan Lake Trek is in the south-eastern slopes of the Himalayas. Located in the Rohru town in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. Chandernahan Lake is not just the trekking place, rather it has spiritual importance in Rohru. As per the regional belief, it is the birthplace of Devta Shikru Maharaj (God), and followers believe that once every ten years Moon (Chandra Maa) visits the lake for a ritual bath. So on the name of Chandra i.e Chand (Moon), this name had given name Chandernahan.
“It is believed that there are 7 lakes but only 6 lakes are visible to us but the seventh lake is one of the mightiest lakes among them but till today no one had ever seen this lake.”So this trek also gives trekkers some thrilling moments during the trek.
Local people believe that the lake is a holy home of Goddess Kali and one of the mightiest Lord Jakh.
The alluring temple of Devta Jakh is located in the heart of Rohru in Janglikh village. The temple is nearly 500 years old and its architecture and design are some of the attractive things for travelers and trekkers. Before entering this historic place Janglikh, firstly you will be welcomed by a mesmerizing waterfall of approximately 50 meters truly a treat for the eyes.
The altitude of Chandernahan trek takes you to around 4200 meters above sea level and definitely it takes you to the peak of thrill and adventure.
This is one of the most beautiful trekking routes of the region. Chandernahan Lake Trek is truly mesmerizing and being a trekker's paradise, has everything right from the Sky kissing mountains, deep virgin forests to gurgling streams, waterfalls after every 5km of the trek which leaves travelers spellbound. The trek starts from the heritage and historic Janglik Village.
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