3,750 m
Altitude
4 Days
Duration
Himachal, Shimla
Location
4/10
Trek Grade

Chanshal peak (14,830 ft/ 4520mtrs) is the highest peak in the Shimla district. Chanshal pass is accessible by road from May to November. Chanshal Lake is only 8kms from Chanshal top. Chanshal lake trek is a short trek of only 4 days. If you are a first time trekker then Chanshal Lake Trek is ideal for you. It is almost a straight trek of 8kms with few slopes.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONShimla
DEPARTURE DATE Check Dates
INCLUDED
PermitsAccommodations
Local transportationProfessional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Food during Transit
Insurance

 

Additional information

Booking DateOn Request
1

DAY 1. SHIMLA TO GUMMA CAMPSITE(CHIRGAON)

  • Arrival at Shimla. Departure for Gumma Campsite By our Cabs.
  • The journey to Chanshal will take around 5-6 hours.
  • After briefing, camp overnight at campsite.
  • The day ends with the bonfire after dinner.
2

DAY 2. GUMMA CAMPSITE TO CHANSHAL LAKE VAI CHANSHAL PASS

  • Start early.
  • The place is full of picturesque locations making it a photographer’s delight.
  • After breakfast , journey to Chanshal will take around 3 hours.
  • The trek starts from Chanshal Pass and passes through beautiful meadows.
  • It’s an easy trek, takes around 4 hours to reach Chanshal Lake/Saru Lake.
  • Night stay nearby Saru Lake.
  • Don’t miss the sunset.
3

DAY 3. CHANSHAL / SARU LAKE TO CHANSHAL PASS

  • After breakfast trek back to Chanshal Pass.
  • Lunch at Chanshal Pass.
  • After lunch trek to Chanshal Top, it takes around 1 hour.
  • Chanshal Top is one of the best sunset spot, enjoy the sunset.
  • Descent down to the camp site.
  • The day ends with the bonefire and dinner.
4

DAY 4. GUMMA CAMP-SITE TO SHIMLA

  • After breakfast drive back to Shimla.
  • Trip ends here.

Inclusion

  • Veg Meals on Trekking days
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Camping tents, Temp rated sleeping bags, mattress
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & Rescue.
  • First Aid Certified Local guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
  • Transportation from Shimla to Shimla.

Exclusions

  • Meals during road journeys
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
  • Carriage of personal rucksack
  • Meals during Hotel Stay, if any 

Bare Necessities:

  1. Trekking shoes: Carry trekking shoes and not sports shoes. The trail will be slippery at several places and will require shoes with good grip and ankle support. You can watch this video to learn to choose the right trekking shoes.
  2. Backpack (40-60 litres): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.
  3. Daypack (20 litres): As this is a crossover trek, you would only need a daypack if you are offloading your backpack.

Clothes

  1. Three layers of warm clothes: Carry two sweaters, and a padded jacket. If you are more susceptible to feeling cold, add another layer.
  2. Three trek pants: Carry light cotton trek pants. One of your pants can be tights that you can wear as an inner layer while trekking, especially on the Pass day.
  3. Three collared t-shirts: Carry light, preferably quick-dry, full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. If you’re too cold, you can wear two tshirts together for more insulation. A common mistake that trekkers make is not changing their tshirts often enough. Regardless of how cold it is, the body tends to sweat a lot. Trekkers who don’t change to fresh clothes fall ill due to wet clothes and are often unable to complete their trek.
  4. Thermals: Carry thermals (top and bottom) to keep yourself warm at night. Keep your thermals fresh and don’t wear them while trekking.

Accessories

  1. Sunglasses: Sunglasses are mandotory. In June, there will be abundant snow on Hampta Pass, and you would need it to protect yourself from snow blindness.
  2. Suncap: At high altitude, the sun is extra harsh, as the UV rays don’t get filtered. So carry a suncap to protect yourself.
  3. Synthetic hand gloves: Avoid woollen gloves as they will get wet if you touch snow. You can add a fleece glove as an inner layer, and wear two gloves on each hand if you’re more susceptible to cold.
  4. Balaclava: You’ll need this to cover your head, as most of the heat escapes from your head.
  5. Socks (2 pairs) and a pair of woollen socks: Apart from two sports socks, you can take a pair of woollen socks for the night.
  6. Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
  7. Trekking pole: Watch this video to understand why you need a trekking pole.

Others

  1. Toiletries: Sunscreen, moisturiser, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitiser. If you plan to use wet wipes to clean up after a trek, make sure you do not leave the used wipes/tissues back in the mountains since these are not biodegradable. The same holds for used sanitary napkins. Carry a zip lock bag to put used tissues and napkins. Bring this ziplock bag back with you to the city and do not dispose wet tissues and sanitary napkins in the mountains.
  2. Cutlery: Carry a spoon, coffee mug and a lunch box. We insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons.
  3. Two water bottles: 1 litre each or 2 litre water bladder.
  4. Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.

Mandatory Personal Medical Kit 

  1. Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  2. Dexamethasone – one strip
  3. Nifedipine – 5 tablets
  4. Crocin – 6 tablets (fever)
  5. Avomine – 4 tablets (motion sickness)
  6. Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (allergies)
  7. Combiflam – 4 tablets (Pain killer)
  8. Disprin – 6 tablets (headache)
  9. Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 6 tablets each (diarrhea)
  10. Digene – 10 tablets (acidity)
  11. Domperidone – 6 tablets (vomitting)
  12. Omez/ Rantadine – 10 tablets (antacids)
  13. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  14. Gauze – 1 small roll
  15. Band aid – 10 strips
  16. Cotton – 1 small roll
  17. ORS – 10 packets
  18. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  19. Moov spray (aches, & sprains)

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