The Chanchal Pass Expedition

Chanshal Pass

The highest mountain peak in Shimla hills, Chanshal is situated at an altitude of 4,220 meters. When on the summit, the snow-clad peaks are visible clearly in the distance, overlooking the Pabbar valley, which appears to be a picture-perfect setting characterised by abundant streams, brooks and forests.

This is a 5-day expedition that begins in Shimla. The are several ways to get to Shimla and we trust you will be able to make your way based on what is most convenient for you. We organize your dinner and stay in Shimla before setting out the next morning on our adventure.

Day 2: Shimla-Rohru-Pabbar Valley-Larot Village (Chanshal)

Meals: Breakfast -Lunch-Dinner

After breakfast, we will check out from our hotel and begin our journey to Larot (Chanshal).

The 5-hour long drive will take us through Kufri, Theog and Rohru Valley, where you will find Pabbar River on your one side. This area is characterised by beautiful apple orchards which is the main crop of this region. Once we cross the Pabbar 20 km hence, we willbegin uphill drive to Chanshal Pass. At the 18km mark on this drive, we will check into the wonderful Parasol camps at Larot Village which has been set up amidst an Apple Orchard. The view is mesmerising from here.   

Day 3: Larot-Chanshal-Dodra-Kawar-Larot

Meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

After breakfast we will begin our journey to Chanshal Pass. The pass provides access betweenDodra,Kwar and Rohru (Chirgaon) in the Shimla district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The pass remains open from May to October and is covered with snow for the rest of the year. The drive to the Chanshal top is quite scenic and highly recommended for anyone with interest in travel, off- roading or photography.

Once we cross over Chanshal Pass from Rohru, we will get to Dodra first, followed by Kwar.  The DodraKwar area is very close to Uttarakhand and you can also hike over to the other side in Garhwal, which is not far from the iconic Har ki Doon Trek.As a result, the Govind PashuVihar National Park & Sanctuary are also in the vicinity. Dodra andKwaralso fall on the route for the Rupin Pass Trekwhich connects Uttarakhand to Kinnaur in Himachal.The Rupin River flows between Dodra&Kwar. After a day well spent in this region, we will drive back to Larotand spend the night.

Day 4 : Chanshal-Rohru-Sungri-Rampur-Baga Sarahan

Meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

After breakfast in Larot, we will drive to Baga Sarahan ( also known as Kullu Sarahan) which is about 110 kms and will take just over 4 hours. The winding uphill journey brings you through a forest of Himalayan Cedar and Oak, where you will venture forth on an offroad trail branching off from Baghipul. The beauty of Baga Sarahan, which is surrounded by green pastures is breath-taking and makes for an out of the world camping experience, stunning walks, intrinsic village life, and if you are interested, they have some great crystal haze.  For later in the afternoon once you’ve taken in the sights, we can head out for an acclimatization hike and be back at your camp by the evening to spend the night.

To know a little more about BagaSarahan, please view the link below.

Day 5 – BagaSarahan-Narkanda-Shimla

Meals: Breakfast 

After breakfast, we will depart from BagaSarahan and drive to Shimla; this will take about 4 hours.Once in Shimla, we can provide a transfer to the point where you can board a Volvo bus to Delhi or get picked up for your onward journey.

Cost on Twin Sharing Basis:

02 Pax on Twin Sharing Rs.27,800/- Per Person
04 Pax on Twin Sharing Rs.19,800/- Per Person
06 Pax on Twin sharing Rs 17,500/- Per Person

Accommodation taken:

Chanshal –Parasol Chanshal Camps (2 Nights)

Baga Sarahan –Parasol Baga Sarahan Camps (1 Nights)

Shimla – Ameera / Katson Blue (1 Night)

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation inclusive of daily breakfast, lunch& dinner as per above.
  • Lead Vehicle from arrival till departure.
  • Radio Sets for the communications during the drive.

. Experienced Guide for the explanations.

Cost not included-


Any monument entry fees / camera fees.

  • Any meal, which is not mentioned above.
  • Any Vehicle Cost & Fuel
  • Any air / train fare.
  • 5 % Goods & Service tax.