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Chandranahan Lake Trek

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Details

Shimla to Shimla

Treks

5 Days

13900 Ft.

Moderate

35 Km.

Inclusions

Meals

Stays

Transfers

Activities

Safe Travel

Flexible Cancellation

Easy EMI

Certified Captains

Overview


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 with JustWravel.

Itinerary


1

Day

Shimla to Janglik (150 Kms drive / 7 Hrs)

2

Day

Janglikh to Dayara Thach (8km trek)

3

Day

Dayara Thach to Litham Thach (Nearby Chandranahan waterfall) (6km trek)

4

Day

Chandranahan waterfall Waterfall to seven Glacial Ponds | Back to Litham Thach (8 Kms trek)

5

Day

Litham Thach to Janglik Village(13 kms) | Drive to Shimla (7hrs)

Age Limit (Trip Wise)


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18-38

Himalayan
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18-48

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18-40

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All Veg meals from breakfast on Day 1st to dinner on Day 5 th lunch

01 Night Homestay in Janglik

03 Nights Tented accommodations on a sharing basis during the trek.

Camping Logistic (Sleeping Bag, Carry Mat, tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent,
utensils etc.

All necessary fees and permits for Indian residence are included.

Morning and evening Tea/ Coffee are served with light snacks during the trek. 

Experience Guide and Staff

Surface Transport from Shimla – Janglik – Shimla by Bolero/Sumo

Basic First Aid Kit with Oximeter, Blood Pressure Monitor and Oxygen Cylinder.

Adventure Travel Insurance

Cancellation Policy

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Batch Shifting
Cancellation ChargeFree Cancellation25% of the Trip Amount50% of the Trip Amount100% of the Trip Amount
Booking AmountRefunded in mode of Credit NoteAdjusted in Refund DeductionAdjusted in Refund DeductionNo Refund
Remaining AmountFull Refund (minus) booking amountRefund (minus) 25% of the trip amountRefund (minus) 50% of the trip amountNo Refund

Credit Note :

The Booking Amount will be credited to your JW Profile which can be accessed by logging in to the website through your Email ID. Credit Notes issued have no date of expiry and can be used entirely in any of your future trips.

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The Booking Amount will be credited to your JW Profile which can be accessed by logging in to the website through your Email ID. Credit Notes issued have no date of expiry and can be used entirely in any of your future trips.

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Things To Pack


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Rucksack:

You must pick a good quality backpack with a comfortable fit and straps that won’t give you shoulder pain. You can check out your nearest Decathlon store for a good trekking backpack.

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Day Bag / Day Pack:

When you head towards the summit, you are required to carry only a few necessary items and for that, you need a day backpack as you will leave your bigger one on the campsite.

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Hiking Shoes :

Durable footwear designed for rugged terrains.

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Floaters or Sandals:

Although the entire trek requires a good quality shoe, you still need to let your feet breathe to avoid chafing and blisters. When you are at the camp, a good pair of sandals and floaters will help you to move freely.

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Tees / Tshirts:

You must keep at least three pairs of quick dry tees so that you can wash them in between stops for proper hygiene.

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Poncho:

A poncho is an evolved form of a raincoat that provides coverage to your body as well as your bag and ensures total water protection from rain.

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Quick Dry Towel:

A quick dry towel will help in maintaining proper hygiene. It must dry quickly because the wet fabric will only increase the chance of bacterial growth.

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Sanitizer:

Essential for maintaining cleanliness while trekking.

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Sun Cap / Hat:

A lightweight sun cap with side flaps is perfect to keep your head cool and avoid sunburns on a sunny day.

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Sunscreen SPF 40+:

To avoid sunburns and chafing, you need to put on sunscreen as well as cold cream.

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Water Bottle (Re-usable):

Hydration is extremely important when it comes to trekking. Carrying a water bottle that you can refill with Himalayan water is a must.

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Personal Toileteries:

A bag with all your essentials including napkins, toothpaste, sanitizers, paper soap, etc should be carried in a ziplock bag.

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Personal Medication / First Aid:

A few cuts and bruises are almost inevitable when you are on a trek so carrying a medical kit with bandages, Dettol, etc is necessary.

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Sun Glasses / Reading Glasses:

Photochromatic glasses are specs that are designed to transform into anti-glare shades depending upon exposure to the sun. They are good when it comes to eye protection but one can also opt for clip-on glasses etc.

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Charger:

To keep your electronic devices powered during the trip.

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Power Bank:

Ensures your devices stay charged when there are no outlets.

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Personal Documents & ID's:

Identification proofs like Aadhar Card, Drivers License.

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Laundry Bag (Waterproof):

In case your clothes get wet or your garments don’t dry, you can carry them in polythene. However, make sure that all the plastic that you are carrying into the woods leaves with you. Don’t litter in the mountains.

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Track Pants:

A good pair of track pants made of polyester will let your skin breathe. They’re lightweight, dry easily, and comfortable to walk around in. You can easily avoid chafing and rashes by investing in a good pair of track pants.

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Trekking Shoes:

A good trekking shoe is comfortable, provides ankle support, and has a good grip as well. They shouldn’t be chunky, instead, they should be lightweight and sturdy.

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Cotton Socks:

Cotton socks are extremely comfortable to move around in and are lightweight as well which is why you can always count on a good pair of cotton socks while trekking. However, keep in mind to change them and avoid wearing them when they are wet.

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Woolen Socks:

A good pair of woolen socks, especially merino, are comfortable, limit odors and provide adequate insulation from the cold so you can wear them at night.

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Woolen Gloves:

Insulated gloves help in maintaining proper body heat in your hands and also provide a better grasp on trekking poles.

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Main Jacket:

It’s emphasized that you need to carry proper layers so you can avoid getting cold which is why you need to carry a heavy jacket that you can put on over your other clothes.

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Woolen Cap:

A woolen cap will help prevent cold when you ascend to high altitude. You can also cover your ears to avoid any pain and discomfort you might face in them when going at high altitudes.

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Hoodie:

A versatile layering option for various temperatures.

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Scarf / Balaclava:

Along with sun rays and chilly winds, you also get hit by dirt and grime during treks which is why it's important to carry a scarf or balaclava so you can cover your face when needed.

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Head Lamp:

You can’t rely on moonlight when you are in the mountains. A torch or even a headlamp with a fresh pair of batteries is always a good idea to bring along.

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Trekking Pole:

The trekking pole assists in more than one way. It saves energy while also providing stability and helps you to maintain proper balance.

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Camera:

This should be obvious. To make sure that you get to capture all the great moments from your trek. Make sure that you have enough storage and some extra batteries as well.

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Riding Gear:

If your trip involves biking or motorcycling.

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Moisturiser & Cold Cream:

To avoid sunburns and chafing, you need to put on sunscreen as well as cold cream.

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Lip Balm:

Your lips can become chapped due to the harsh cold winds so it's important to keep them moisturized.

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Sanitary Pads:

Essential for feminine hygiene.

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Insect Repellent:

Guards against pesky bugs and insects.

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Cash:

Emergency funds for unexpected situations.

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Thermals:

Thermal is a piece of garment that helps in keeping your body warm in cold temperatures. It is a necessary item that you need when going on a high-altitude trek.

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Snacks / Dryfruits / Energy Bar:

Provides quick energy on the go.

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Positive Attitude:

The most important item for a successful trek or trip, keeping your spirits high and adaptable to the challenges of the journey.

Everything you need to know about Chandranahan Lake Trek


The Chandranahan Lake Trek is a challenging and exhilarating trek in the Himachal Pradesh region of India, located in the Kinnaur district. The trek takes you through picturesque landscapes, dense forests, and steep mountain trails, leading to the mesmerizing Chandranahan Lake, a high-altitude glacial lake situated at an elevation of 4,250 meters (13,944 feet) above sea level. The lake is considered sacred by the locals and is surrounded by towering peaks, including the majestic Chandranahan Peak, which stands tall at 5,290 meters (17,356 feet). The trek to Chandranahan Lake is a 6-day journey, starting from the vibrant town of Shimla and passing through the villages of Karcham, Sangla, and Chitkul, before reaching the base camp at Kuppar Thach. The trek is classified as challenging, with steep ascents and descents, narrow trails, and high altitudes, making it suitable for experienced trekkers with a good level of fitness and prior trekking experience.. The best time to undertake the Chandranahan Lake Trek is from May to June and from September to October, when the weather is mild and the skies are clear, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks and landscapes. 

 

How to Reach Chandernahan Lake Trek 

 

To reach the Chandranahan Lake Trek, you can use the following modes of transportation: 

 

By Flight: The nearest airport is Jubbarhatti Airport in Shimla, which is approximately 25 km away from Shimla. You can take a flight from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bangalore to Shimla. From Shimla, you can hire a taxi or take a shared taxi to reach Karcham, which is approximately 240 km away. The journey takes around 7-8 hours. 

 

By Train: The nearest railway station is Shimla Railway Station, which is approximately 1 km away from Shimla. You can take a train from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bangalore to Shimla.  From Shimla, you can hire a taxi or take a shared taxi to reach Karcham, which is approximately 240 km away. The journey takes around 7-8 hours. 

 

By Bus: You can take a bus from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bangalore to Shimla or Reckong Peo. From Shimla or Reckong Peo, you can hire a taxi or take a shared taxi to reach Karcham, which is approximately 240 km away. The journey takes around 7-8 hours.

 

Best Time to Visit Chandernahan Lake Trek 

 

The best time to undertake the Chandranahan Lake Trek is from May to June and from September to October, when the weather is mild and the skies are clear. 

 

Highlights of the Chandernahan Lake Trek 

 

  • Sacred Lake: Chandranahan Lake is considered sacred by the locals, and trekking to this high-altitude glacial lake is a unique and spiritual experience. 
  • Majestic Peaks: The trek offers stunning views of towering peaks, including the Chandranahan Peak, which stands tall at 5,290 meters (17,356 feet). 
  • Picturesque Landscapes: The trek takes you through picturesque landscapes, dense forests, and steep mountain trails, offering a visual treat for nature lovers and adventure seekers 
  •  Challenging Trek: The Chandranahan Lake Trek is classified as challenging, making it a thrilling and rewarding experience for experienced trekkers with a good level of fitness and prior trekking experience

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