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Chandranahan Lake Trek

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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 2020 with JustWravel.

Short Itinerary

Day 1 : Shimla to Janglikh(2500mtrs)

Day 2 : Janglikh to Dayara Thach

Day 3 : Dayara thach to LithamThach (Nearby Chandernahan waterfall)

Day 4 : Chandernahan Waterfall to seven Glacial Ponds

Day 5 : Litham to Dayara Thatch

Day 6 : Dayara thatch to janglikh village To Shimla

Fixed Departures

3rd Apr to 8th Apr Open {3rd Apr (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 8th Apr (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

10th Apr to 15th Apr Open {10th Apr (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 15th Apr (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

17th Apr to 22nd Apr Open {17th Apr (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 22nd Apr (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

24th Apr to 29th Apr Open {24th Apr (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 29th Apr (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

1st May to 6th May Open {1st May (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 6th May (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

8th May to 13th May Open {8th May (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 13th May (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

15th May to 20th May Open {15th May (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 20th May (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

22nd May to 27th May Open {22nd May (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 27th May (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

5th Jun to 10th Jun Open {5th Jun (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 10th Jun (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

12th Jun to 17th Jun Open {12th Jun (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 17th Jun (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

7th Aug to 12th Aug Open {7th Aug (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 12th Aug (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

14th Aug to 19th Aug Open {14th Aug (Saturday) 07:00 AM to 19th Aug (Thursday) 08:00 PM}

Itinerary (Shimla to Shimla)

  • 1

    Day 1 : 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.

  • 2

    Day 2 : 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.

  • 3

    Day 3 : 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

  • 4

    Day 4 : 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.

  • 5

    Day 5 : 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

  • 6

    Day 6 : 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.

Trip Images


Transport - Shimla to Shimla

Meals during Trek ( Day 1 Dinner - Day 6 Breakfast)

Camp Stay + Sleeping Bag + Mats

Trek Lead + Guide

Forest Permission



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

Cancellation Policy

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)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Inner Layer

Tshirt or Fleece

Trek Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Mufflers/ Neck Warmer

Extra pair of Clothes



Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion



Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries


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.



Q. What will be the group size of Chandranahan Lake Trek?

Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.

Q. Who all will go along with us on the Chandranahan Lake Trek?

All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.

All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.

Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?

Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.

Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the Chandranahan Lake Trek?

Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.

Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?

We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.

Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the Chandranahan Lake Trek, can I offload it?

We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.

Q. Which shoes should I buy?

Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.

Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the Chandranahan Lake Trek?

During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.

Q. What will be the type of accommodation?

It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.

Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?

Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.

Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?

It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.

Q. How can I book a Chandranahan Lake Trek with you?

After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.

Q. What type of food is served during the trek?

We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.

Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?

Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.

In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.

Q. Can we change the itinerary?

Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.

Q. Can you customize the Chandranahan Lake Trek?

Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.

Q. Will doctor accompany us on the Chandranahan Lake Trek?

No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.

Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?

Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.

Q. Diamox is advisable or not?

Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.

Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.

Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?

It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.

Q. What will we do if it rains?

If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.

Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?

Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.

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