A travel to the lands of alluring grandeurs of arid and harshest natures of Spiti valley, an exciting way to explore around one of the most barren places of Northern India. It is the fastest trip achieving tremendous altitudes opposite atmospheres incredible trails and an Emerald Lake lapped amidst rustic mountain ranges. The trip is filled with constant change of scenery which ultimately pauses to a desolation and beholds it throughout the valley. It is an alternate trip to the cold deserts of Spiti instead journeying to the outlying Leh Ladakh.
Spiti has a dignified charm of its own, with rugged rocks and towering peaks all around. The landscape is bleached white and grey and takes you through extreme weather conditions to the land of wonders “Spiti” which is more a part of “Little Tibet”.
The Spiti valley is becoming a popular travelling site amongst traveler’s explorers because of its sheer approaches vacillated climate conditions exceptional landscapes much fascinating than the distinguished Leh Ladakh. It is a great journey to explore Spiti but the roads are awfully challenging demanding only of 4x4 vehicles to travel around. The road and the weather are unpredictable on this route changing the course any time sudden. Our trip ends at a magical place of Chandartal Lake, a crescent shaped lake which is the origin of Chandra River. It is the large fresh water lake spreading about 3km wide surrounded by the massive mountains capped with snow scree stone and sand. The lake is rendered spiritual between the correlated region and pilgrims who visit worship then circumambulate the lake. This trip could be a perfect day out for someone looking for an exhilarating weekend in the Himalayas. The trip can be opted first hand to experience the realm of Natural splendor.
Day 1: Arrive Manali – Chandartal Lake (14100ft.).
Arrive Manali, fulfill your remaining documentation and then get ready for an exciting drive over Rohtang Pass. We will leave lush green valleys of Manali behind and enter into the desolation of Spiti. After awhile take right at a place called Gramphoo, then comes the rough terrain filled with grit and numerous rivers across the route. We will pass some of the stopovers at Chhatru, Chota and Bada Dara, Baatal and then to the Chandartal Lake. It is a detour after few km’s ahead of Baatal, taking left will lead towards the Lake and the right one goes to Kunzum Pass to much settled inhabitations. It is a treacherous road demanding hours of ride just to complete few km’s of distance. As we drive near to the Lake one can see multiple camping sites opened to serve people who come and go thru the route. The lake is just few km’s far from the camping site and ends the roads just a km before the lake premises. We will leave our vehicle at the last road head and walk leisurely for some time. Eventually the green lake appears exhilarating one with enthusiasm. It is a large glacial lake of fresh water stretching almost 3 km wide amidst the barren mountain ranges. It is a sacred and spiritual place for the correlated dwellings similar like any sacred sight for Hindus. The lake is circumambulated by the pilgrims and can be circled by anyone visiting the place. It takes about 2-3 hours of walk to complete the round. We will spend some quality time around the lake and return back to the camping sites. Our halt will be in tents for the night.
Day 2: Chandartal Lake – Manali (2050m).
Today wake up early as the sunrise brings beautiful colors of light contrasting over the mountains and bald meadows. Enjoy the sunrise, have breakfast and get ready to drive back to Manali. We will ride back same route on rough roads of Spiti. The distance will be completed by the afternoon and one can spree around the Mall or can visit nearby places in Manali. Our trip will end as we have approached in Manali. Here on group will break and one can stay or leave 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.
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