Chander Tal(The Moon Lake)Baralacha La Trek
The trek to Chandratal the “Moon Lake” is almost like going to the moon. You almost feel like the first explorers going to a new place for the first time. The landscape and the scenery change ever so quickly with each sighting bettering the one before. This is till you reach the lake! The world comes to a stand still here. Staring at you is this turquoise crescent of water surrounded by the Chandrabhaga & Mulkila Massifs. The lake seems to hypnotize you with its various hues and is like a nymph left alone in this great Himalayan setting of towering mountains This moderately difficult trek is also provides one with an opportunity to get to as high of 4800 m without too much difficulty.
Day 01:- Drive from Delhi to Manali
Overnight Journey to Manali
With your arrival in Delhi, the first leg of this awesome journey begins. Travel overnight by state of the art, comfortable Volvo buses to the charming town of Manali, which is the starting point of your thrilling Himalayan adventure.
Day 02:- Manali (2,000m)
Arrive in the quaint town of Manali in the wee hours of the morning, and drive off to a comfortable hotel. Get acquainted with your fellow travellers and spend the day relaxing at the hotel and getting acclimatized to the high altitude. Enjoy short walks in the lovely scenic town of Manali. Stay at the hotel overnight.
Day 03:- Drive from Manali to Batal (3,960m) (120km)
6 Hours Drive, Acclimatization Hike, Rohtang Pass, Spiti
The real adventure starts today. Start on the first leg of your exciting journey, with a drive to Batal. The trail is really beautiful, as you pass by the lush and exotic Kullu Manali valley, to a dramatic change in landscape at the Lahaul Spiti valley, where the land is barren with dune like terrain.
Spend some moments at the famed Rohtang pass, enjoying the breathtaking scenery around. Arrive at Batal and set up tents to camp here overnight. Go on a short acclimatization hike later in the evening, to face the exciting trek in the days ahead. Camp over night in tents, amidst the exotic lush landscapes
Day 04:- Trek from Batal to Chandertal (3,907m)
6 Hours Trek, Chandertal Lake, Chandra River, Bara Shigri Glacier, Lakeside Camping
Start your day with a fortifying breakfast to gear you up for the exciting day ahead and embark on your trek to the mesmerising Chandertal Lake. The trail requires you to cross the Chandra River and ascend from Batal. Enjoy the stunning views of the beautiful Bara Shigri glacier and snow capped Himalayan peaks. Arriving at Chandertal, be prepared to be enthralled by the sheer natural beauty of the place. The lake is nestled among high mountains and you will find Gaddi shepherds in the region, out to graze their flock; camp overnight in this little piece of heaven on earth.
Day 05:- Trek from Chandertal to Topko Gongma (4,320m)
5-6 Hours Trek, Tokpo Gongma, Steep Ascend
Start your day early and proceed to trek towards Topko Gongma. The trail takes you through a steep ascend today. Enjoy your walk, feasting your eyes on the lovely natural beauty and delightful crystal clear streams which dot this majestic trail. Walk your way through barren land scapes, with steep slopes and boulder fields. Camp overnight at tents, in Topko Gongma
Day 06:- Trek from Tokpo Gongma to Tokpo Yongma (4,640m)
5 Hours Trek, Trek to Tokpo Yongma, Chandrabhanga Peak
It is vital that you start on your trek to Tokpo Yongma, early in the day, so that you can cross the rivers before the water level rises in them. The trail is a sheer delight with lovely views of the majestic ice clad peaks, of the Chandrabhaga range. Based on the situation at the time of the trek, you will be required to either wade through icy cold waters of a stream or walk through snowy bridges to reach the camp site at Tokpo Yongma. Camp in the lovely and serene campsite, dotted with local shepherds, and spend the night in the lap of nature.
Day 07:- Trek from Tokpo Yongma to Baralacha La (4900m), Drive from Baralacha La to Manali (7 Hours)
5 Hours Trek, Chandra valley, Scenic Drives, Manali-Leh Highway, Last Day of Trek
After a wholesome breakfast at the camp, gear up for a steep climb along the slopes of the lovely Chandra valley and be rewarded with a stunning view of the majestic Himalayan ranges beyond the Baralacha la pass , that is sure to be etched in your memory for a long time to come. Continue on your trek by ascending to the Baralacha la south peak and then descend it and cross a river to arrive at a lovely green meadow, which will take you the Baralacha north summit. Here the famed Manali Leh roads meet the pass. This is the last leg of your trek, after which you can travel back to Manali by a vehicle, which will transport you to the hotel at Manali. Stay overnight in Manali.
Day 08:- Departure from Manali
Leisure Day, Evening Departure
Spend the day relaxing. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel and catch up on some much needed rest, after your thrilling trek. Get dropped at the Volvo bus stand, later in the evening and take an overnight trip back to Delhi.
Day 9:- Arrival at Delhi
Tour Ends Here
Arrive at Delhi early in the morning; bid farewell to your travel mates, who have been part of your amazing journey and carry back with you, never to be forgotten memories of a week spent amongst nature, in all her unspoiled glory and splendour.
- Pick up & drop at Manali bus stand.
- Pick up and drop from trekking point.
- Vehicle–Tata sumo/Tempo traveller.
- All meal except Breakfast in Manali, as mentioned in program.
- Trekking guide.
- Accommodation in tents on 3/4 sharing.
- Sleeping bag & Mattress.
- Dinning tent.
- Toilet tent.
- Filter water.
- Only veg meal in entire trip.
- First aid box.
- Breakfast in Manali
- Bus tickets
- Personal expenses
- Mineral water
- Medical bill (in case of any accident)
- GST 5%
Price On Request
08 Night – 09 Days
Locations: - Manali, Chatru, Batal Chander Tal Lahaul & Spiti
Grade: - Moderate
Season: - July - October
Highest Altitude: - 4850 meter