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Chandratal lake, Baralacha Pass Trek

This is one of the most beautiful, incredible, exciting and at same time hard trek of Himachal Pradesh covering two passes (ROHTAANG & KUNJUM PASS) and one lake (SURAJTAAL) by car and two passes (BAINAMO & BARALACHA PASS) one lake (CHANDERTAAL). During the entire trek enjoy snow covered peaks, barren mountains, amazing color, high altitude mountains, blue lakes & rocky mountain terrain.

Trip Duration Difficulty Max. height Trek Start Trek End
6 days (5 nights) Moderate/Hard 4850m Kunzam Pass Baralacha Pass

Itinerary

Day 1
Manali to Daadar Pul (3400m)
Early in the morning journey starts to Daadar Pul (90km) on the way one will enjoy beauty of Rohtang Pass, reaching Daadar pul by Night, Stay in the Camp.

Day 2
Dadar Pul to Chandratal via Kunzum Pass, (4300m)
Daadar Pul to Kunjum by Jeep and from Kunjum Pass(4500mtr) trek to Chandertaal Lake. (04 hours trekking) Kunjum Paas a formidable barrier between the Lahaul and Spiti Valley gives great view of both valleys. One can see the difference of two valleys, Lahual & Spiti. Lahul is full of towering snow capped peaks and Spiti has endless vistas of shale slopes rising to heights of 6000mt. The colours of the Spiti Mountains are continually changing colors throughout the day, this is an amazing feature of these snow covered peaks. After visiting the Kunzum Pass Gompa we climb Bainamo Pass (4500 mtr.) , from Bainamo Pass a unforgettable view of Chandartaal Lake with the beautifull snow covered peaks & Glaciers of Lahul & Spiti can be seen. Then the trek head down to Chandratal. It's an easy trail which leads to the amazingly barren but beautiful Chandratal lake by the afternoon. Chandertaal Lake (04 km area between the sky touching peaks) is really beautiful with its blue water. This holy lake is sitting at 4300m, is surrounded by strangely multi colored slopes and distant peaks.

Day 3
Chandratal to Tokpo Gongma, 6-7 hours (4350m)
The trek now goes into its hardest stage as it heads into the high altitude wilderness bordering the difficult CB (Chandra-Bhaga) ranges. During the day the trail crosses wild rivers some tough rocky terrain before reaching the camp at Tokpo Gongma. The camp is situated among scree slopes and moraine and is frequently used by the Gaddi shepherds that roam these ranges in the summer season. It’s a long, hard day and the altitude makes it feel a lot longer. The camp at 4350m at the bank of Tokpo Yongma river gives a well earned rest.

Day 4
Tokpo Gongma to Tokpo Yongma, 6-7 hours (4650m)
Another hard day as the trek heads further north towards Tokpo Gongma. After starting the day with a river crossing, the trail goes through scree and rocky terrain. Following the Yunam River the trail moves through the barren rocky valley, a steep ascent leads to the campsite for the night.

Day 5
Tokpo Yongma to Zing Zing Bar via Baralacha Pass (4900m), 4-5 hours
A fairly relaxing and easier day as the trail heads slowly up towards the Baralacha Pass. It’s a steady ascent through more high altitude arid mountain scenery and then it arrives at the meadows that flank the Baralacha Pass and the Bhaga Valley. Herds of Ibex and Blue Sheep can sometimes be seen on these barren pastures. Finally after several days of hard trekking the trail leads to the Manali – Leh road and drive to the beautiful camp at Zing Zing Bar. On the way we visit Suraj Taal Lake, by evening the team arrives at camp and a big meal and good night’s rest are assured.

Day 6
Zing Zing Bar to Manali, 6 hours
Today‘s journey by road back over the Rohtang Pass leads to Manali. Coming over Rohtaang Pass one can get great view of lahul the valley & of the glaciers and the Hanuman Tibba massif. It reaches Manali by afternoon and one can around Manali.

Includes – All transport from Manali To Manali, all accommodation (in tent), all meals during the trek, communal trekking equipment (tents, sleeping beg, sleeping mat, kitchen, horse/porters..), guide, cook.

Excludes – First day breakfast and last day dinner. Transportation to reach Manali & leave Manali. Accomodation in Manali.

Number of people Price per person
1 RS 49,500
2 RS 27,300
3 RS 25,200
4 RS 23,400
5 RS 21,600
6 RS 19,800
7 RS 17,600
8+ RS 15,600

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