Mountain Range: Dhauladhars.

Lakes: Chandernahan.

Passes: No Passes

Streams: The trek has many snow fed rivulets, brooks and streams with major river (Pabbar) as its main depository.


Caves: The trails used as major adventurous treks were frequently used by shepherds, traders and travellers in historical era and have many caves in between where they used to stay at night but they are off trek and not used as tent camping at a comfortable place are a great option today.

Forts or Palaces:  The region has no forts to boast of but it can rightly brag of two royal palaces at Kotkhai and Local Culture and tradition: People have deep faith in Local Devi-Devta. Women wear suits, Jubbal. Though not open for common public, the present palace are an impressive structure. The one atKotkhai has a sturdy, typically indigenous and unmistakably prominent structure which can be seen while travelling to Jubbal. It stands on a narrow spur formed by two rivulets that run on three sides. The other at Jubbal has a massive wooden door as the main entrance; about 18 ft. high and 7 ft. wide covered with copper and studded with coins- an ancient practice in region which you can see on the wooden doors of every temple. Old furniture, ancient artefacts and a rich Sanskrit and Persian books library with enhance its grandeur.






Villages: After Rohru you will cross Samoli, Seema, Badiyara, Mandli, Chirgaun, Sandhasu, Tikri, Dhamwari, Pekha, Deodi and Tangno before Janglik. Chirgaun is the last place to have a health centre. Although one gets some basic medicines at Janglik.

Demographics: According to2011 census,the sub district Rohru is home to more than 49 thousand people, among them about 26 thousand (52%) are male and about 24 thousand (48%) are female of whom 70% are from general caste, 30% from schedule caste and 1% consists of schedule tribes. 10% of the children are under the age of 6 have 52% boys and 48% girls. There are about 11 thousand households in the sub district with an average 4 persons each.

Temples: Hateshwari Temple at Hatkoti and Village god temple in Janglik is must see as are in your way though there are many more to see and appreciate.

Ghrats: These are the traditional flour grinding mills which run by the flow of water. You can see one at Tikri.

Art (Wooden/ Stone): Traditional Houses and temples are made up of Deodar wood and stone blocks with minute carvings on doors and pillars. They are earthquake resistant.

Food: Red rice, Siddu(Stuffed Steamed Bread buns), bade (More like Vadda) and Poldu(softer and thicker puri).Dhidhde (ColocasiaFritters) Red Rice of Pejaa is very famous.

Folktales: The region has many folk tales about the origin and origin places of their God and Goddesses and primitive conflict between different villagers. Every village and their god have many tales to be explored.


Local Culture: People have deep faith in Local Devi-Devta. Women wear suits, Dhatu( a scarf)and Sadri (a Jacket) where as Men Wear Kurta Pajama, Sadri and Pahari Topi.

Fair and Festivals: If you will come in April during Baishaki you may see the color of local culture in Local Festivals, Vishu but if you are planning to tour in early September  you may attend Jagra.

Public and Private Transport: Till Shimla one can reach by train, bus or plane but to reach Mandli forest rest house or at any other rest house at Rohru, one can take Govt. Buses, private Buses and private tracks are the main modes of transportation but one can hire private taxi also to and from Shimla.


Chandranahan Lakes( A Moderate Trek)

Chandranahan Lake (Moon Lake) is considered as the origin of Pabbar, a major river in the Rohru region, on the south-eastern slopes of the main Himalayas. The lake has high reverence among the inhabitants of the valley as the place is believed to be the origin place of theDevtaShikruMaharaj, a revered devta in Rohru region.He visits the lake for a ritual bath, once in every eight years or so. Likewise other water resources in Rohru and Kinnaur, the place is held a sacred abode of Goddess Kali, who in turn is considered the caretaker of all the people living in the valley.  The trek to Chandernahan takes you to a maximum altitude of around 4200 meters above sea level. It is a less explored moderate level trek serene and pristine beauty and suitable.

Shimla in Himachal Pradesh holds a pre-eminent position in world tourist spots due to its picturesque Victorian-era architecture and scenic beauty but the real gems are still lying deep under the ocean, waiting to be explored. The adventurous tracks, the heavenly scenic beauty, the pure and serene culture in align with the untainted and beautiful nature is waiting some miles away, for those who want to taste the genuine and soul satisfying nature. One can start their journey by using Rohru or Janglikh as a base. Rohru is 110 km away from Shimla and provide lots of facilities to stay and eat. One can reach Rohru by a bus or taxi in three to four hours. The place is a small town with lots of people in traditional attires and leisurely life. During the journey from Shimla to Rohru, especially after Kotkhai one can see the beautiful stretch of forest area like Nhyari and Khadapathar and historical temples of local devi-devtas like Hateswari Mata at Hatkoti (11 Km prior to Rohru).  For those who want to stay in more peace, Janglikh village (40 km away from Rohru) as their base of journey is better option. Janglikh village is a small and peaceful place with twenty five houses. It offer an interaction with the nature in raw as you stay in a tent and can have interaction with the local people, traditions, attires, food and beliefs.

The trekking starts form Janglikh, a village with a long and prosperous history.In earlier times when there was no road to Kinnaur; when people had to walk over high passes in order to reach Kinnaur, the trek through Pabbar valley was most frequent one by both locals and European travelers. Travel of Europeans gave access to rare cash and employment to villagers of Tungu, Romai and Janglikh while local travelers which included mostly Kinnauras gave wealth to these villages through barter. You can listen to many stories of those good old days from the elders in village and how they vanished due to flood in Andhra Khud and availability of road to Kinnaur. The Village has some folktales about its name also. According to onethe village is named after the village deity “Jakh-Jakhoh”. But the second tale is says that in former time the village could be accessed only after walking through miles and miles of dense forest and thus the village location shaped the villagers into a fearless tribe who were at home in the forest among raids of the wildlife. Thus, outsiders started calling these villagers “Junglee or Junglee log” and the village Janglikh. Finally, ‘Janglikh’ got corrupted to Janglikh.From Janglikh the trek unravel itself to the mesmerizing scenic beauty.  After just 30 minute walk one enter the forest leaving villages, fields and villagers behind.  The ways keep surprising with streams, steep climbs in forest patches alternately, giving way to lush greenery of the DayaraThatch (meadow) in the foothill of beautiful mountains.

The route from DayaraThatch to Litham runs through dense forest, green meadows and gushing streams. The clear and sparkling water tempt you to refill your bottles.  Before reaching the campsite you’ll be able to see the snow-capped mountains of the Dhauladhars. Beautiful setting of Bhojforest is rare thing to experience. The trek takes a halt and one can see Litham clearly. Take an off for the day here. Next day start early and continue your journey towards ChadenahanLake,seven glacial ponds. It is 1 hour satisfying walk upstream towards the waterfall except the last steep stretch till waterfall. It is amazing sight at the top as if you are in some other world. The view is panoramic and lets you enjoy it in peace and music of nature. Walk leisurely through them through a mildly ascending trail. After a walk of 10 minutes you are at first Lake. Don’t forget to take off your shoes as lakes are believed to be sacred places. Walk barefoot and feel the green grass and medicinal flower under your feet. The lakes are smaller water bodies of crystal clear greenish blue waters. However, the fifth one is of greater volume and is truly alluring but each is around 15-20 mins walk from previous one. The distinctive sight of gushing sound of water entering one lake, staying there for some time and then leaving to fill the next lake was a natural wonder in itself as if crafted skillfully by nature. They are nestled amidst beautiful snow-covered mountains, towering on three sides and remains frozen for the most part of the year.The surroundings are covered with a carpet of purple- mauve primulas and dwarf rhododendrons.The trail proffers abundance of flowers & herbs and beauty of numerous glistening streams of water. Trace the traildescending to reach green grasslands of DyaraThach. Take a halt, relax and ponder upon the experiences you took with you today. Enjoy the camp under the clean and starry sky with nature blooming all around. Next day descend quickly take you to the village Janglikh to the awaiting vehicle taking you to Shimla in 5 hours. Time is to leave the trek behind and take away lots of memories and awe moments.

Daywise Itinerary

  • Day 00

    Reaching Shimla to Acclimatization

    Mode of travelling: Train/Bus/Taxi/ Aeroplane

    We advise you to reach Shimla a day before the expedition to adjust yourself to the climate and altitude. Roam around leisurely and explore the trees, market and sunset in the mountains. Relax and get ready for the thrill.

  • Day 1

    Shimla ToMandli Forest Rest House

    Altitude:2,276m/7,967ft –1,525m/5,003ft
    Duration:Drive120 km, 4 hours.
    Mode of travelling: Car/ Bus/Traveler

    A pickup will be arranged on sharing bases from Shimla. The first stop will be at Kufri, a beautiful place with higher altitude. Kufri offers an open view of the valley with mountains all around. The journey will be resumed after a hot breakfast. The road by the Giri-Ganga will lead you to the spell bounding dense forest and apple orchards all around. At Khara-Pather you will see the Jubal Valley full of Apple orchards. The road descends leading you to the Historical Temple of Hateshwari Mata at Hatkoti. The temple has an Ashtadhatu idol of deviDurga to be worshipped as Mahisashurmardini. The stone temple of Shiva nearby Pandavas toy houses is very unique. The temple has a small cave and many stories to tell. Later the Group will head towards the Mandli Forest rest house passing Rohru, Samoli, Seema, Badiyara and Mandli. In evening, a bon fire will be arranged by the riverside to enjoy soul satisfying music of nature.

  • Day 2

    Mandli to Janglikh

    Altitude:1,525m/5,003ft –2,800m/9,186ft
    Duration: Drive 32 km , 1.5 hours.
    Mode of travelling: Car/ Bus/Traveler

    The morning session of the Day2 starts with some trek training activities making you accustomed to the hurdles you face during the Trek. It is followed by some adventurous activities to warm up before the challenge. After the hot Lunch group drives towards next destination Janglik passing Chirgaun, Sandhasu, Tikri by the river Pabbar to Dhamwari, Peja, Dudidi and Tangno before reaching Janglikh. The journey opens up the beautiful valley in front of our eyes and the forests become denser step by step. For Janglikh the trip offers a wooden home-stay and thus a chance of lots of communication with the people around wearing their traditional attires of Dhatu, Sadri and PhadiTopi. The wooden temple of Local devta nearby is a must watch.

  • Day 3

    Janglikh to DyaraThatch

    Altitude:2,800m/9,186ft –3,376m/11,076ft
    Duration: Trek 4 km, 5-6 hours walk with Moderate ascent
    Mode of travelling: Trekking

    As DyaraThatch is just 3 hour Treking, the expedition starts late giving you time to roam around the village and see pahari culture. Keep exploring the wooden houses, temples and people around and listen to their stories of prosperity and trade during British Era. After Breakfast the trek starts with a 30 min of climb in between the local housing areas, small fields entering into pine, oak, deodar forests. Take a breath at Mounty thatch or dogri (two houses in local Language) and resume your climbing. After crossing a couple of rivulets and steep climbing of approximately 100 meters, within the forest patch, the forest patch ends leading you to widely open meadows and reach DayaraThatch (A meadow in local language). In the evening climb some hillock for better acclimatization. . It is important for your body to be properly acclimatized to these conditions as you will be gaining more altitude. After coming back from the acclimatization walk, dinner will be served at your campsite. Night stay is arranged in tent on twin sharing basis.

  • Day 04

    DayaraThatch to Lithum

    Altitude:3,376m/11,076ft –3,566m/11,700ft
    Duration: Trek 3 km, 3-4 hours of easy and gradual ascent and then descent
    Mode of travelling: Trekking

    The path which follows from Dayara to Litham takes you through
    dense forest, green meadows and some gushing brooks. The crystal clear water lets you refill your water bottles. Look up and see the snow-capped mountains of the Dhauladhars. Today you see the Silver Birch (Bhoj) forest and Chandranahan waterfall. You can also spot a clear view of Litham for the first time. After crossing the Chandranahan stream you reach the Litham campsite. This is your stay for the night.

  • Day 05

    Lithum to Chandranahan Lake to Lithum

    Altitude: 3,566m/11,700ft–4,200m/13,800ft
    Duration: Trek 3 km (Each way), 6-7 hours of Difficult, Steep ascent and descent
    Mode of travelling: Trekking

    For Chandranahan you need to start early. The place exposes you to a variety of flora. Chandranahan is a group of 7 lakes, small glacial ponds that is perennially fed by snow flanks of mountains. Cross the stream that you get just before the Litham campsite and enjoy the beauty of nature as you are in front of Chandranahan waterfall. Continue upstream on the shepherd’s trail to a ridge top. 40 meters of demanding climb will take you to the head of waterfall, the origin of river Pabbar. It takes about an hour and a half to get to the snout of the waterfall. A plain walk will take you to the small lakes with clear greenish water at an altitude of 4000 to 4100 meters above sea level. The fifth lake is biggest one and is truly alluring. The surroundings covered with a carpet of purple-mauve primulas and dwarf rhododendrons aremesmerizing. Spend time taking in the sights of the setting before heading back to Lithumthe way you came. Call your day off at Lithum and relax.

  • Day 06

    Lithum to DyaraThach

    Altitude: 3,566m/11,700ft–3,376m/11,076ft
    Duration: Trek 3 km (Each way), 6-7 hours of Difficult, Steep ascent and descent
    Mode of travelling: Trekking

    The trail from Lithum to DyaraThachdescends through beautiful meadows, brooks and dense forest. In less than half an hour of your descend relive the experiences you had while climbing through steep climbs in forest patches to be atDayaraThatch (meadow).Descend steep trail to the meadow, Call it a day early and cherish the beauty around. Set your camp and enjoy the night in the lap of nature, miles away from the blind race of civilization with starry sky and garrulous rivulets.

  • Day 7

    DyaraThatchtoJanglikh to Shimla

    Altitude: 3,376m/11,076ft –2,276m/7,967ft
    Duration: Trek 4 km, 3 hours walk with Moderate descent
    Mode of travelling: Trekking
    As Janglikh from DyaraThatch is just 4 km trek, start early to be there on time. Descend the trek crossing same Rivulets and steep descend of 100 meters. You are at Mounty Thach. Take a breath to turn around and then leave the snow capped mountains and pine, oak and deodar forests behind to enterthe local housing areas, small fields at Janglikh in less than 30 minutes by 11:00 am. Your travelling vehicles are ready to take you to Shimla. It will take be 5 hour journey till Shimla. You can stay at Shimla or make reservation accordingly.

Package Inclusion

  • Assistance on arrival
  • Welcome drinks on arrival (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Daily morning breakfast & dinner
  • All sightseeing by cab
  • Taxes & Expenditures Included: Parking, Toll Tax, Driver Exp

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