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Trekking - Chandratal "The Lake of Moon"



Chandratal Lake "The Lake of Moon" in SpitiThe most popular trekking route of the region takes us over the 4268 Mt high Hamta Pass to the crystal clear blue lake Chandratal, situated at an altitude of 4270 Mt.

Region: Manali, Lahaul, Spiti
Season: Mid June to September
Duration: 6, 7 or 12 Days

12 Day Tour

  • DAY 1: MANALI - PANDUROPA
    The trek starts at Prini Nalla, 2.5 km from Manali. An uphill walk takes you to Setan village and to the beautiful campsite at Panduropa.
     
  • DAY 2: PANDUROPA- JUARA
    Enjoy the magnificent view of snow covered mountains. Camp at Juara, the base of Hamta Pass.
     
  • DAY 3: JUARA - SHIYA GARU
    Today's trek is a little strenuous as you need to ascend to 4268 Mt Hamta Pass, but the view is equally rewarding. From the pass you descend to camp Shiya Garu.
     
  • DAY 4: SHIYA GAUR - CHHATRU
    You descend to Chhatru camp where the road leads to Spiti valley.
     
  • DAY 5: CHHATRU - CHHOTA DARA
    A 16 km road walk along the river Chandra through barren mountains to Chhota Dara. You camp near the tourist hut.
     
  • DAY 6: CHHOTA DARA - BATAL (3960 Mt)
    Again a 16 km walk along river Chandra giving you an opportunity to have the view of the glaciers Chhota Sigri and Bara Sigri. Camp at Batal.
     
  • DAY 7: BATAL - CHANDRATAL (4270 Mt)
    A pleasant walk along river Chandra takes you to lake Chandratal. Camp at green grassy ground near the lake.
     
  • DAY 8: CHANDRATAL
    Leisure day at Chandratal.
     
  • DAY 9: CHANDERTALl - TOKPO YONGMA (4640 Mt)
    Today you walk through a magnificent scenery crossing mountain rivers. Camp at Tokpo Yongma.
     
  • DAY 10: TOKPO YONGMA - TOKPO GONGMA (4640 Mt)
    About 10 km; the trek leads from one rivulet slope to another rivulet slope. Camp at Tokpo Gongma.
     
  • DAY 11: TOKPO GONGMA - BARALACHA (4883 Mt)
    5 to 6 hour walk to Baralacha-la (pass). One can drive to Leh from here in about 2 days (300 km). Camp at the base of Baralacha-la.
     
  • DAY 12: BARALACHA - MANALI
    Return to Manali by jeep.
     

7 Day Tour

  • DAY 1: MANALI - BATAL (3960 Mt)
    From Manali drive by jeep over 3920 Mt high Rohtang Pass to Lahaul valley. Camp at Batal.
     
  • DAY 2: BATAL- CHANDRATAL (4270 Mt)
    A pleasant walk along river Chandra takes you to lake Chandratal. Camp at green grassy ground near the lake.
     
  • DAY 3: CHANDRATAL
    Leisure day at Chandratal.
     
  • DAY 4: CHANDRATAL - TOKPO YONGMA (4640 Mt)
    Today you walk through a magnificent scenery crossing mountain rivers. Camp at Tokpo Yongma.
     
  • DAY 5: TOKPO YONGMA - TOKPO GONGMA (4640 Mt)
    About 10 km; the trek leads from one rivulet slope to another rivulet slope. Camp at Tokpo Gongma.
     
  • DAY6: TOKPO GONGMA - BARALACHA (4883 Mt)
    5 to 6 hour walk to Baralacha-la (pass). One can drive to Leh from here in about 2 days (300 km). Camp at the base of Baralacha-la.
     
  • DAY 7: BARALACHA - MANALI
    Return to Manali by jeep.
     

6 Day Tour

  • DAY 1: MANALI - KHANOOL (2400 Mt)
    The starting point of the trek is at village Jagatsukh, a 7 km drive from Manali. The path winds up along the right bank of Dhuangan river. Khanool is about 6 km from Jagatsukh, situated on a green, tree surrounded pasture.
     
  • DAY 2: KHANOOL - CHHIKA (3000 Mt)
    A pleasant walk along river Chandra takes you to lake Chandertal. Camp at green grassy ground near the lake.
     
  • DAY 3: CHHIKA - SERI (3900 Mt)
    Uphill trek through alpine flower and herb landscape. Breathtaking appearance of mountains and waterfalls. Camp at Seri.
     
  • DAY 4: SERI - CHANDRATAL (4480 Mt) - SERI
    Up to beautiful lake Chandratal; return to Seri in the evening.
     
  • DAY 5: SERI - CHHIKA (3000 Mt)
    Leaving the "wonderland" and descent to camp at Chhika.
     
  • DAY6: CHHIKA - JAGATSUKH - MANALI
    5 to 6 hours to Jagatsuk on the same trail we came; transfer to Manali by jeep.
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