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 01Arrive Delhi
You arrive in Delhi by International flight. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check-in. After some rest, breakfast at coffee shop in the Hotel. After breakfast we will go on a guided tour of Delhi, beginning with a morning sightseeing trip to the Red Fort built in the year 1648 and Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat. Afternoon tour includes drive around India Gate, President's House and visits to Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02Delhi - Manali ( 570 Km. / 12-13 hrs Drive )
After early breakfast, we drive at 0600 hrs to Manali, Arrive Chandigarh the capital of haryana and Punjab and have a break for Lunch, Later drive further to Manali, Upon Arrival in Manali check into our hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, Breathe in the fresh mountain air of Manali, the most famous hill resort in Himachal Pradesh. the pine covered slopes, the panoramic mountain vistas, the gushing waters of the Beas river are sure to enthrall you as you embark on a a tour of Naggar Castle, Roerich's Art gallery, Hadimba Devi Temple, Tibetan Monastery. Drive back to hotel on time for lunch. Evening is at leisure. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04Manali - Batal (100 Kms / 03-04hrs Drive)
Morning after breakfast drive to Batal via Rohtang pass (3980 M). Upon arrival in Batal we have lunch and later We will go on an acclimatising hike from here. Return to the camp in the evening for Dinner and Overnight stay in tents.
Day 05Batal - Chandratal (18 Kms. / 5-6 hrs trek)
Early breakfast at the Camp and today we will start trek to reach Chandratal (4250 mtrs) with packed lunch and it will take us about 5-6 hrs, while on this trek we will get a nice view of the Lahaul range, peaks like Minar (6172 M), Talagiri (6279 M), Tara Pahar (6227 M) and Mulkila (6517 M). Chandertal is of exquisite beauty between a lower ridge and the main Kunzum range, the outlet being into Chandra river. Dinner and Overnight stay in the amp.
Day 06Chandra Tal ( 4250 M / 14000 FT)
Breakfast at the Camp, This day belongs to you, 'Do Your Own Thing'. Go on an exploratory hike, swim in the chilled waters of the lake, or just chill at the campsite, Lunch and Dinner at the camp and overnight stay.
Day 07Chandra Tal - Tokpo Yongma (4350 M/14300 FT) 12Kms / 6 hrs trek
Breakfast at the Camp and Start trek to enjoy a good view of the mountain peaks and glaciers throughout the trek to reach Tokpo Gongma (4400 m). Stop for Packed lunch on the way to Tokpo Yongma. Tokpo means river in Tibetan and Gongma means big. Dinner and Overnight stay in the tents.
Day 08Tokpo Yongma - Tokpo Gongma (4650 M/15250 FT) 10Kms / 5hrs trek
Breakfast at the Camp and today we will trek 15 kms and the time taken will depend on how long it takes to cross Tokpo Yongma (Lower River) and one more stream. We might have to use ropes for crossing the streams. (the river should be crossed in the morning when the water is low.)We will stop nearby a stream to have our pack lunch. Arrive Camp and have Diiner and Overnight stay in tents.
Day 09Tokpo Gongma - Baralacha (4950 M) 10Kms / 5hr trek- Manali (By Jeep)
Breakfast at the Camp, Today We start the day by crossing Tokpo Gongma (upper river). On this day we will have to hike for 10 kms to reach Baralacha La. Baralacha La (4950 M) is a double pass. It marks the divide between the Himalaya and Lahaul Ranges and also between the Himalaya and the Baralacha Range extending to the North. Packed lunch on the way to Baralachala, Baralachala (4883 m) is an interesting 8 kms long pass and gives rise to three rivers viz Chandra, Bhaga and Yunam. Baralacha means 'pass with cross roads on summit '. Roads from Zanskar, Ladakh, Spiti and Lahaul meet on top of the pass. Upon arrival at Baralacha Pass our tour escort will meet you there with the Jeeps and drive straight to Manali for Dinner and Overnight stay.
Day 10Manali - Delhi (570 Km. / 12-13 hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel and time at leisure, Post Lunch time to explore the city on your own. We will depart for Delhi by 1800 hrs. Dinner on the way to Delhi. Overnight Journey
Day 11Arrive Delhi
Arrive at Delhi at 06:30 hrs. and upon arrival transfer to your hotel. A leisurely morning is followed by breakfast and time at leisure. In evening we will go for the evening Light and Sound show at Red fort. Drive back to hotel for Farewell Dinner and Overnight stay.
Day 12Depart Delhi
Our tour concludes: thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the International airport for your onward travel.