Chandra Tal Trek in Himachal Day one. Meet on arrival at airport transfer to hotel.
Morning train to Chandigarh and later drive to Manali.
Full day to get acclimatize, and preparations.
The place named Sethan has been used for the plantation of herbs (roots) useful for medicines. It’s a place of a special Spitian tribe called Khampa. On the way, we can see the power project making electricity. The day is full of beautiful walks and the main attractions are wild flowers, caves and good rocks for climbing. Lot of time can be spent to climb upwards from the camp area to see mountain peaks like Indrasan, Deo Tibba (6100m) ranges and Inder Kila (the mystic mountain/ camp)
The days walk is a gradual movement on hills which keeps on offering a bird’s eye view of the complete Kullu valley.
The day offers a noticeable difference in the vegetation and terrain of both sides of the Hamta pass. This valley is drained by the fast flowing stream fed with glacial melt from the glaciers such as Chota Shigri. Chatru is the first settlement on the way to Spiti from Lahoul/Manali areas.
Pass through the barren landscapes but your camp is set in a small glade with tiny mountain flowers and drained by small stream. Trek along side river Chandra and front is overlooked by Bara Shigri glaciers.
More we walk more closer we are to wilderness of Spiti, Chandra valley, and majestic and holy Kunzam La and Lake of moon. Some good views of the Shigri peak and glacier is also visible from here. Shigri stream emerges from iridescent ark way of solid ice; a never to forgotten sight/camp.
Start from Batal and trek towards Chandra Tal lake- the moon lake and which is one of the most beautiful lakes available in high Himalayas. The trek ends at the beautiful corner of Chandra Tal Lake/ camp.
Full day free at Chandra Tal Lake to explore local areas or just relax in tranquil and lap of nature.
Cross the Chandra Lake in the north direction to Tokpo Yongma. An early start following river Chandra upstream to Topko Yongma by crossing over a large stream.
We move further to the source of River Chandra. The trek is on a gradual climb where the route offers some superb view of Mulkila and hanging glaciers.
This was the route used by Spiti Kings to reach Zanskar and Ladakh and Ladakhis too, where the general occasion or motive was marriages among two areas and later the walks of monks are well known history to spread Tibetan Buddhism in Spiti.