Duration : 10 Nights
Destination Covered : Delhi – Manali - Manali - Batal - Chandratal - Tokpo Yogma - Tokpo Gongma - Baralacha - Manali - Delhi
Nothing short of an enthralling expedition, the Chandratal to Baralacha Pass trek takes you through winding scenic trails, picturesque valleys, dense forests, quaint villages and awe-inspiring landscapes. One of the most sought after treks hidden in the quaint valleys of Himachal Pradesh, the Chandratal - Baralacha trek gives you an opportunity to revel in the mesmerizing beauty of the 'Chandratal' or the 'Moon Lake' as it sits in its mystical glory, cuddled in the tranquility of the Spiti Valley. The adventure does not end at Chandratal; a thrilling climb to the majestic Baralacha La connecting regions of Spiti, Lahaul, Ladakh and Zanskar adds to the magical charm of this memorable trek. The nature's work of art at the Baralacha La is just indescribable in words; the magnetic vistas of the Chandra and Bhaga Rivers and the enchanting beauty of the emerald Suraj Tal leaves you speechless and awed the very instance you reach the pass.
Be prepared to ascend steep slopes, cross gurgling rivers, traverse through boulder fields, brave icy-cold waters of the milky white streams, cross over rustic bridges and witness a dramatic change in the landscape from lush greenery of Kullu-Manali valleys to arid and barren mountains of Lahaul-Spiti valleys as you make your way to the Chandratal and Baralacha La. Needless to say, immerse your souls in the captivating vistas of snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas, shimmering glaciers, crystal clear water streams and flower carpeted meadows along this fulfilling and enticing journey of your lifetime.
Commencing from the scenic hill station of Manali, the trek follows the route through Batal via Rohtang Pass, halting mid-way at the beautiful Chandratal Lake, perched at a height of 13,000 ft. above sea level. After spending the night in camps at the lakeside, start your journey ahead via Topko Gongma, Topko Yongma, finally leading you to the Baralacha La, situated at an elevation of 16,000 ft. Designated to be of moderate to challenging grade, the Chandratal Baralacha trek is packed with all the necessary elements an ardent trekker looks forward in an ideal trekking excursion. With its immense scenic beauty and plethora of thrilling twists and turns along the journey, the trek, undoubtedly will leave you asking for more.
Upon arrival at airport met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
In the morning take a half day guided sight seeing at Delhi. In the evening drive to Manali by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.
Arrival at Manali by morning and then transfer to hotel for relax & acclimatisation. At leisure visit Hadimba Devi Temple, old Manali and the Mall road. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Morning after breakfast drive to Batal via Rohtang pass (3980mts). On arrival at Batal set out tent for overnight stay. In theafternoon take a hike for acclimatisation. Return to the camp in the evening. Dinner & Overnight stay in tents.
After an early breakfast trek to Chandratal (4250 mts/13940 ft) with packed lunch. Chandratal is of exquisite beauty between a lower ridge and the main Kunzum range, the outlet being into Chandra River. Dinner & overnight stay in camp.
After breakfast explore the surroundings. One can go for a hike or chill out near by lake. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
After breakfast we will trek to Tokpo Yogma. 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 Yogma. Tokpo means river in Tibetan and Gongma means big. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Today we will trek to Tokpo Gongma with packed lunch via Tokpo Yogma River. In this trek we will use ropes for crossing the streams. On arrival set out camp for dinner and overnight stay.
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 theway to Baralacha, Baralacha (4883 m) is an interesting 8kms 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.
The day for relax. In the evening drive to Delhi by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.
Arrive at Delhi by morning. On arrival transfers to hotel for relax. In the evening drive to international airport to catch onwards flight.
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