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Ramaa Malik

4.0

Its the best holiday destination, we stayed there for around a week and it was a great experience to trek on such high altitudes. This Chandratal to Baralacha La trek in Himachal Pradesh lies ine the lap of mighty Himalayan mountains that looks terrific.

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Prema Mahajan

4.0

The place is undoubtedly gorgeous, you just cant stop yourself away from it. The entire experience of Chandratal to Baralacha La trek was great and full of thrill especially when we cross glacial water bodies .

Overview

About the Destination:

A pristine lake of Himalayan ranges, Chandertal or the moon lake possesses unparalleled beauty. It rest in the quietude of the Samudra Tapu plateau, of the Spiti valley. The famous Chandra River which is a tributary of the river Chenab also originates from this lake.

At a height of 4,890m, the majestic Baralacha La lies nestled in the Leh Manali highway. It is one of the high altitude moterable mountain passes that connects the regions of Spiti, Ladakh Zanskar and Lahaul. With its awe-inspiring landscapes, like lush valleys dense forests and barren lands, the chandratal lake trek will leave you asking for more.

About the Departure with Details:

Embark on your Himalayan adventure from the charming town of Manali. Enjoy scenic drives along lush exotic land scapes, visit the famous Rohtang pass and enjoy camping in scenic campsites. With the sight of the beautiful Chandertal Lake in front you, you can’t help but let out a sigh of speechlessness. Camp along its banks and wade through icy cold streams or snow bridges on your exciting adventure.

A trek to the famed and lovely Baralacha la peak will take you through lovely emerald green meadows, to land you in the nurturing lap of nature!

Meal Types: Vegetarian

Activities: Trekking, Camping

Duration: 8N/9D

Highest Altitude: 4,892m (Baralacha La)

Distance Trekked Each Day: 6-7km (5-6 Hours)\

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging 

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - 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 2 - Manali (2,000m)

    Acclimatization Day

    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 3 - 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 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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.

Other Inclusions

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  • Round trip Volvo tickets from Delhi to Manali
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  • All accommodation during the trek
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  • Meals as mentioned in the meal details
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  • Manali to Batal and Baralacha La to Manali, trek permit expenses
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  • Expenses for non-AC vehicle used for transfers
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  • Cost of trekking gear and sleeping bags
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  • Fees of qualified and experienced trek guides and leaders
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  • Cost of First aid kits and oxygen cylinders

Things To Carry

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  • Comfortable clothes
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  • Good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks
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  • Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturisers
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  • Water bottles, trendy backpack and energy bars/snacks
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  • A pair of sunglasses and camera
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  • Caps or hats
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  • Personal toiletries and basic medication (if any)
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  • Flash light (with spare batteries)
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  • Insect repellent and emergency medical kit

Advisory

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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
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  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.
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  • Avoid roaming during the nights.
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  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
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  • The tour takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.

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    Story by Ramaa Malik

     Rated : 4.0

    Its the best holiday destination, we stayed there for around a week and it was a great experience to trek on such high altitudes. This Chandratal to Baralacha La trek in Himachal Pradesh lies ine the lap of mighty Himalayan mountains that looks terrific.

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    Story by Prema Mahajan

     Rated : 4.0

    The place is undoubtedly gorgeous, you just cant stop yourself away from it. The entire experience of Chandratal to Baralacha La trek was great and full of thrill especially when we cross glacial water bodies .

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    Story by Lai Nehru

     Rated : 4.0

    I strongly recommend you to take all neccessary measures and precautions before embarking on this though trails ofChandratal to Baralacha La. A guide is must to have in the journey.

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    Story by Swapnil Khanna

     Rated : 5.0

    A completely out of the box experience to begin with a drive all the way through verdant valleys to the high landscapes and trails. The very famous Rohtang Pass looks adorableMoreover the Chandratal Lake is the main attraction of the place which lies amidst of those high mountains.

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    Story by Minakshi Mukhopadhyay

     Rated : 5.0

    I just fall in love with this place,The views from the peak point was so beautiful. You know it felt amazing to reach the height of 4900 m and shouting like a kid...enjoyed our overnight camping with bonfire dinner. Our tour guides were really very helpful and knowledgeable.

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    Story by Harinakshi Shah

     Rated : 5.0

    Waaooooo after the first round i was feeling like an accomplishment..All points of our stay was nice like Batal, Chandratal Lake and the peaks of Chandrabhaga Range.

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    Story by Mangala Menon

     Rated : 5.0

    wao it feels awesome, listening to your favourite music and discovering the new place and that too in such high points like batal,chandratal lake and Tokpo Gongma as well.We loved it.

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    Story by Mohini Chattopadhyay

     Rated : 5.0

    Waoo what an amazing experience it was to spend some quality time beside Chandra River and Batal. We also enjoyed the sights of Bara Shigri glacier and chandratal lake.

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    Story by Bhilangana Gowda

     Rated : 4.0

    This place is always full of tourists, i also saw foreign tourists there who later accompany us in our adventure. I wish there were some good restaurants because i was missing some tasty meal. My favorite part was trekking between Chandratal lake to Tokpo Gongma , which was a short trekking but enjoyable one.

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    Story by Aditeya Mehrotra

     Rated : 4.0

    My third trip to himachal pradesh was for trekking with my college friends. This Chandratal to Baralacha La trek journey was a memorable fun that started all the way from manali to batal and then all the way crossing though chandratal lake reached th the well-known Rohtang Pass. It was a lovely trip

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