Manali Chandertal Trek
Departure from Home.
Arrival in New Delhi. Transfer to Hotel.
Departure Shatabdi express to Chandigarh by (Taxi/Private bus) drive through the increasingly dramatic valleys and gorges into the Kullu valley. It is drive of 8hrs. Check in Hotel.
Day 4: In Manali (2050mts)
Opportunity for sightseeing or to relaxing.
Day 5: Manali - Zingzingbar (14,600ft)
By Private bus or taxi over the Rohtang Pass 13,200ft, watershed between the monsoon-watered forest ranges and the high arid lands, where the people are Buddhist, Mongol-features and speak Tibetan language. From the pass, if there is a break in the clouds, view of Hanuman Tibba on the Kullu sides and to the north the twin peaks of Geyphang. We drive on over Keylong and Darcha to Zingzingbar. First camp at the side of stream.
Day 6: Zingzingbar - Tokpo Gongma (4,640mt)
The first day’s real walking up to Baralacha 4,880mts. The Mountains begins to close up. Up to the top of the Baralacha pass a long flat stretch at over 16.000 ft. It was over this pass that Kim’s Lama came down from Tibet. Camp just below the top looking walk down for the next three days.
Day 7: Tokpo Gongma - Tokpo Yongma (4,400mts)
Walk down the broad green valley floor. Interestingapline flora if you are lucky, the ground will be carpeted with yellow saxifrage. Camp just before a side river, which has to be forded early next morning.
Day 8: Tokpo Yongma - Chandertal (4270mts)
An early start to cross the river. Fascinating geological formation. Again we camp by the river to be forded next morning. After crossing the river, a morning walk brings us to the head of a cliff. Here we see the valley dropping away below us to the Moon Lake is hiding. Walk down to Lake Chandertal (14.000ft) passing through some Gaddi flocks, the first sign Of life since leaving the Baralacha. The Lake only reveals itself after skirting a small range of hills and crossing some deep gullies.
Day 9: Lake moon - Kaza
The enjoy this most beautiful site in the Western Himalayas. The surface of the lake changes with the light, beyond cloud shadows play across the hills and beyond again the higher peaks are capped in snow.” Drive to over Kunzum Pass (4551Mts) Spiti Valley 7hrs. Hotel.
Day 10: Kaza - Sichling - Mikkim - Mud
Morning after breakfast drive (32 km) to Mikkim (3087 mt.) via Gulling. Visit kungri monastery. Later on drive to Mud village (3900 mt). on arrival set-up camp for overnight stay.
Day 11: Mud - Pharka - Phaldar Camp - Bhaba Base
After breakfast, start the first day of trek (5-6 hours) bycrossing the Pin River foot bridge. Trek continues following the right bank of Pin River. Cross Shian village enroute. Further 01 hr is a beautiful and large camping area. Continue trekking till the Pin river takes left turn. Camp at small green camping place (4100 mt.). The valley towards right leads to Pin-Parvati Pass and to the left to Bhaba Pass. Overnight stay in the tented camp.
Day 12: Bhaba Base - Bhaba pass - Fushtiring
Morning after early breakfast start trek (7-8 hours) towards Bhaba Pass. The trek is gentle climb in the begning through the morains and snow/ice patches. Closer to pass the climb is steep and somtime sleepry on loose screes. Trek climb-up towards left to the pass (4950 mt.). The descends steeply on the other side of the pass till the valley opens up at Fushtiaring. Setup camp (4100 mt) on the banks of Wanger River for overnight stay. The valley is greener as compared to valley on Spiti side. Overnight stay in tented camp.
Day 13: Fushtiaring - Mulling
After breakfast start the down trek (4-5 hours) to Mulling following the Wanger River on the left bank. after 1 hrs the vally opens up and makes T shapes with another valley in the front. Trek takes right turn here and continue trekking after crossing a stream 2-3 times. After another 01 hr the route takes left turn and crosses the Wanger by a natural rock bridge. The valley becomes more green and forested. Continue walking further to the open flat ground and camp there for overnight stay.
Day 14: Mulling - Kafnu - Kalpa
Morning after breakfast walk (3-4 hours) through the forest area following the Wanger River on left bank. The route is heavily forested with pine, cedar, and birch. Reach Kafnu, the last road head in the valley. On arrival board the coach and drive (4 hours) to Kalpa (2900 mt.). Check-into Tourist Bungalows/ Tented camp for overnight stay.
Day 15: Kalpa - Sarahan
After breakfast drive (85 km) to Sarahan. On arrival check-into hotel. In the afternoon visit the famous Hindu Temple of Godess Kali - Bhimkali Temple and bird breeding centre in Sarahan. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 16: Sarahan - Shimla
Morning after breakfast drive (185 km) to Shimla via Narkanda which is famous for its 360º view of the Indian Himalayas. Arrive and check into hotel. Rest of day at leisure to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay in hotel.