Chandranahan Lake Trek is one of the most beautiful summer treks in the Himalayas. It is located at an altitude of 13,700 ft and is the source of the famous Pabbar river. The lake is in the shape of a bowl surrounded by snow-clad peaks, which fed the lake. Trekking to this lake is a thrilling adventure as you climb up to a height of 14000 ft, crossing many alpine lakes. Apart from the lakes, this trek also hosts the scenic meadows of Dayara. Camping on these mind-blowing meadows is a pure privilege. On Dayara meadows, you also witness one of the most scenic sunrise as well as the sunset.
The starting point of the trek that is Janglik is a quaint hamlet in the remotest areas of Himachal Pradesh. From Janglik, you trek inside the lush green forest of Oak and Pine. Trekking inside these forests gives you a sense of calmness and the opportunity to witness the variety of flora and fauna. With so much to offer, the Chandranahan lake trek is an impressive trek for summer.
The adventurous journey of Chandranahan Lake Trek starts from Shimla on day one. Our representative picks you up from the Shimla Bus Stand at 7 am. From Shimla, the drive to Janglik Village passes along the famous Pabbar river. Driving along the river is a thrilling experience as you witness lush green valleys, large farm fields surrounded by beautiful Himachali homes, and pretty villages. The drive ends after an 8-hour journey at Janglik Village, where you will stay for the night.
Today you will trek through one of the most beautiful trails. The trail from Janglik village passes along the picturesque farm fields with beautiful huts on the edges. At the end of farms, the trail enters a dense forest of Oak and pine trees. Inside the forest, you will come across gushing water streams and shepherd huts. On passing this section, the trail will open into a large expanse of lush green meadows. It is a sight to behold. You will continue to walk on the meadows for a while and again enter into a small forest. On passing this section, you will reach the Dayara Thach.
The third day of the trek starts with exploring Dayara Meadows in the golden light of morning. It is true bliss to walk on the lush green grass glittering in golden color. After exploring the meadows, you will start the trek towards Litham. The trail, after crossing meadows, enters into a forest and reaches large water streams. Crossing these streams is a thrilling experience. On crossing the streams, the trail opens to a stunning view of the Dhuladhar range. Continuing on this trail, you will enter another beautiful forest of Silver Birch. It is one of the oldest forests and a spot for resting. From here, the trail climbs up and ends at Litham campsite.
Litham to Chandranahan lake is a thrilling trek. The trail from Litham ascends and reaches the snout of the waterfall crossing many streams. From here, you can see water flowing down deep in the valley. From here, the trail again ascends and ends at Chandranahan Lake. Spend time in the picturesque surrounding of the lake and head back to Litham for hot lunch.
After a delicious breakfast, trek down to the Janglik via the same route of Dayara meadows.
On the last day after breakfast, drive back from Janglik to Shimla. You will reach Shimla by 5 Pm.
Hike Brothers expects all trekkers to carry their own backpacks. But, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can offload on mule by paying charges.
• Charges – Rs 1200 for the full trek.
• The backpack can’t weight more than 11 kgs.
• Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags will not be allowed.
• Backpack should have a waterproof cover.