Total Duration 05 Nights / 06 Days
Maximum Altitude 4890 m / 16130ft.
Best Season May to November
Accommodation Hotel in Manali; Organized Camping on Trek
Food On trek All meals included
Chandratal is a glacial lake at 14500 feet located between the Rohtang and kunzum passes. it Is a full day’s drive to the lake from Manali. Bring one’s own gear and provisions from Manali as there is no habitation along the way. Camp the first night on the shores of the lake which is much bigger (4 km. circumference).and deeper than it looks. The Chandra river flows next to the lake. First day’s trek is of 18 km. Following the river upstream. Past the huge reverie island known as samudra tapu which becomes one massive block of ice in the winters. Night camp at topkogongma, next to a stream. Second day begins by fording the ice-cold Stream at 7.00 AM. Must reach the next, much bigger stream (topkoyongma) by noon as after That it is too swollen with glacial melt to cross. Camp on bluff overlooking river. Height 15500 Feet. Third day’s trek much more enjoyable and gentle. Over pastures, past the unbelievable Majestic Baralacha glacier on your left(west) which is the source of the Chandra river. Finally Reaching Baralacha pass (16500 feet) after six hours. This is on the manali –leh road and one Can get a vehicle from here back to manali. Wildlife sightings marmot. Pica, birds, homed Lark, lammergeyer vulture, wagtails, black red start, sand lark, snow pigeons, choughs.
Day 1: REACH MANALI.
Day 2: MANALI – ROHTANG PASS(13052 Ft.) – BATAL(4000m
Day 3: TREK TO KUNZOM LA (4551m) 2 hr, TREK TO CHANDRATAL (4270m), 4-5 hrs.
Day 4: CHANDRATAL – TOKPO YONGMA (4’400m) 7 hrs.
DAY 5: TOKPO YONGMA – TOKPO GONGMA (4,700m) 6/7 hrs.
DAY 6: TOKPO GONGMA – BARALACHA LA (4’890m), Trek 4/5 hrs.
BARALACHA LA – DARCHA (3300m) – ROHTANG PASS (3978m) – MANALI. DRIVE 8-9 hrs.
The itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. What we offer here is tea house trekking; this trek can be modified as camping trekking as well. E-mail us for latest updated info and price for camping trekking
Trekking Shoes: You need good trekking shoes with good grip & ankle support. Do not carry sport shoes.
Clothing: You need to have warm clothes with three-layer jackets, fleece or down feather jacket. Carry 1 or 2 full sleeves t-shirt. For lowers carry cotton pants suitable for trek. Do no carry jeans or shorts for trekking.
Thermals: Carry top and bottom thermals.
Socks: Carry 2 - 3 pair of sports socks along with woolen socks to be worn at night.
Headlamp/Led Torch are mandatory
Sunglasses: To protect from sunlight in snow you require UV rays protected sunglasses.
Woolen Cap and Gloves are also necessary as the climate will be cold. Carry waterproof gloves as they get wet in snow.
Lunchbox & Water bottle: Every participant should carry lunch box and water bottle of their own.
Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho so that one doesn’t get wet.
b)Medical Certificate (signed by a registered MBBS doctor)
c)NOC form (by trekker)
How to Reach Manali
Distance by road:-
Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 to 14 hours(approx 540 KMS). Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in Tip : Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 8 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Volvo buses charge between Rs.1,200 to 1,800 per sector from Delhi to Manali and vice versa. Manali to Delhi: Like the onward journey, buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 8 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delay.
How to reach Naggar:
From Manali, Naggar is 18 km. far and there are multiple buses running in every 15 minutes or one can get off at Patlikuhal which is 5 km. far from Naggar on the right bank highway. Patlikuhal lies in between of Kullu Manali. You can club a taxi or travel by a local transport from Manali or Patlikuhal to approach Naggar.
Nearest Railway Station:-
Nearest Railway station is Ambala (350 kms) and Chandigarh (310 kms). Tip: Regular Volvo and Buses are available from Chandigarh to Manali in the evening. Volvo buses charge between Rs.800 to Rs.1,200 per sector from Chandigarh to Manali and vice versa.
Nearest Airport :-
Nearest Airport is Bhuntar. which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs.1500 to Rs.2,500. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.
The price of your trip includes the following:
Local transport during trek.
Tents on sharing basis.
Advanced and qualified Guide from Himalayan Adventure Trips.
Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
All trek organizational requirements
Basic First aid Kit with portal oxygen.
Forest Permits and camping charges.
All trekking permits.
While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
Accommodation in Hotel/Guest House/Home stay or tents.
All group equipment for the trek (tents at Base Camp, use of Base Camp facilities)
All trek staff, including Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/)
The price of your trip does not include:
Air travel or any kind of travel fare.
Hotel accommodation and meals.
Personal expenses such as laundry, battery charging and showers at lodges
Entry visas or inner line permit for Foreign Participants.
Personal clothing and trekking equipments like sleeping bag liners, walking stick, etc.
Any rescue costs or costs of early departure from the expedition.
Gratuities to guides and Sherpa staff.
Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks.
Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits/ gifts etc)
Food to/from the trailhead
Himalayan Adventure Trips is a leading tour and travel company working since 8 years in the Northern Himalayas, providing a comprehensive adventure experience through well performed strategies awareness and precise execution of planning. We at HAT choose a well qualified group of Instructors Guides certified from well recognized mountaineering institutes, Porters who are companionable ready to help anyway, cooks of amazing recipes making a simple dish into sumptuous meal and the accommodation so relaxing reliving all the stress, are our prime deal of course during each trek. We are dedicatedly bound to give the best agile performance and service flawlessly throughout the trip than one claiming the untrue indeed.
We run treks in most of the Himalayan region, in Nepal, Laddakh and particularly in Himachal Pradesh. We choose the best routes to bring out the real pleasures amongst seekers finding a proper weekend thrill. We try to provide the most possible accommodations, food and the quality service companioning to favor the moment. During any of our trekking routes you will get the most delicious food of all, consisting of regular Indian food with some Chinese, continental, Italian mix of cuisines. We select the best food diet required for a trekker to sustain health and physical fitness during the sheer hikes, because food and water is the only energy which will keep you away from ails and sicknesses.
With a professional team instructing the group it becomes easy to complete any Himalayan trek without any hassle. Our team at HAT is well trained to operate giving first aid in the wilderness or the Acute Mountain Sicknesses or to rescue someone struck in situation. The treks are run smoothly often without any obstructions but the weather is unpredictable so are the mountains. So believe in us we will take you far away from your routine aspirations toward the overwhelming course of conquering the time. We have a successful history of running trekking programs without any mishaps or major contingencies. That’s all because of our skilled team of Guides Instructors Cooks Helpers and porters ready to help anyone in need while in the mountains.
There are several passionate trekkers mountaineers who had completed many of the treks expeditions with us successfully and keep exploring the Himalayas repeatedly in our worthy service. After all there is a lot more to explore in the mountains so we invite you to join in HAT’s programs to experience the mountains never shown and seen before. You can visit our website www.himalayanadventuretrips.com check the details or contact for further assistance.
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We at Himalayan Adventure Trips organize treks, tours, expeditions, Cycling, Paragliding, river rafting, Skiing and much more in various regions such as Leh Laddakh, Nepal and in Himachal Pradesh. We believe in working with local inhabitant’s guides and instructors to provide an extra bit of knowledge about the surroundings and the terrain. We ensure that our every program should held with precise safety and security, thus with sheer pleasure each adventure seeker will find it a fair deal to voyage into the Himalayas. We opt the best quality adventure equipments facilitating with delicious food offering a companionable team of good vibes all at one place.
At HAT everyone is invited even if he/ she are beginner or a passionate adventurer there is a lot much to do out in the Nature. The exploration of nature will never stop or start until one assures a strong will determination to conquer the mountains. Here at HAT we make certain that every adventurer should achieve his/ her dream of climbing a peak, completing an arduous trek or cycling over highest mountain passes. We deem once you join in our any of the programs/activities you will be delighted and fulfilled with all our services facilitated in the Himalayas. So you can go to our website www.himalayanadventuretrips.com to get any of the information regarding your preferred program or if you don’t know about trekking/climbing you can contact us and we will recommend you the best option requisite.
As you know every mountainous excursion demands a precise planning, a planning with adequate pliability of observing and tackling situations, held all as by overcoming mind body and soul throughout the incredible Himalayan journey.
So here are some aspects regarding trek preparation:
Physically – A trek demands physical endurance, to prepare for each trek you should work out a month before joining a program. Build up the adequate strength in your legs by running and exercising every day to boost up your endurance. Stop smoking and boost your lungs doing breathing exercises at routine basis two times a day, which will help acclimatize the conditions while being resilient on the trek. Take active part in outdoor games, Yoga and any other cardiac exercises.
Mentally – Mental preparation is key, equally as important as physical training requisite for a trek. Before joining any trek take pleasure in your daily routines, eat well, take rest properly and relax. Do not stress your mind by unnecessary predictions about the trek. Be with your best friends to get motivated and relax your mind. Because pre trek assumptions are not worthy because once you join the trek and meet with rest of the pack will bring encouragement and excitement. The mental preparedness will build through the entire trek conditions. And the physical drawbacks will affect the mind. So pay close attention to various parts of the body and consciously let them loosen up as you trek. When you trek try to relax your body, especially your hips. If you’re on a winding downhill trail or on a panicking slant, think of each step as part of a simple dance and enjoy the natural rhythms that the terrain and your body can find together cautiously. Experiment with different ways of walking as a way of finding enjoyment beyond the goal of reaching a destination. The main key to stay mentally fit is to enjoy the route and not to pressurize the mind.
Technically- Gear up yourself with perfect size trekking shoes and walk with it. Use 60ltr. Backpack in a daily routine with some weight inside it, so you become used to carrying loads. Buy a trekking pole, water bottle, warm socks, thermals, fleece, feather jackets, trousers, poncho, flip flops, electronics such as power bank, camera (DSLR or digital camera).
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