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Chandra Tal Trek in Himachal

19 Days
  • Adventure

Manali

Kullu Valley

Chandra Tal lake

Chandertal Lake

Baralacha La

Baralach La Taal


Destination

Delhi – Manali – Chikka – Sera Garu – Chhatru – Chhotadara – Hotadara – Batal – Chandra Tal Lake – Tokpo Yongma – Topko Gongma – Baralacha La Base – Leh – Delhi

Day Wise Plan

Day 01 Arrive Delhi

Meet on arrival at airport transfer to hotel.

Day 02 Delhi to Manali

Morning train to Chandigarh and later drive to Manali.

Day 03 Manali

Full day to get acclimatize, and preparations.

Day 04 Manali to trek point Sethan and trek to Chhika (3100m) 4-5 hrs

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)

Day 05 Chikka to Sera Garu (3600m), 4 hours/ 12 Kms

The days walk is a gradual movement on hills which keeps on offering a bird’s eye view of the complete Kullu valley.

Day 06 Sera Garu to Chhatru (3560m), over Hamta Pass, 5 hrs

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.

Day 07 Chhatru to Chhotadara (3690m), 4-5 hrs / 15 Km

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.

Day 08 Hotadara to Batal (3960m), 4-5 hours/ 14 Km

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.

Day 09 Batal to Chandra Tal Lake (4270m), 5-6 hours/ 14Km

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.

Day 10 Chandra Tal Lake

Full day free at Chandra Tal Lake to explore local areas or just relax in tranquil and lap of nature.

Day 11 Chandra Tal Lake to Tokpo Yongma (4320m)/ 4 hours 13Km

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.

Day 12 Topko Yogma to Topko Gongma (4640m)/ 4 hrs

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.

Day 13 Topko Gongma to Base of Baralacha La (4830m)/ 4-5 hrs

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.

Day 14 to 18: Baralacha to Manali OR Leh for 4 days and then fly to Delhi.

Day 18 or 19 fly back home.