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Chandratal Lake to Baralacha Range

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The Chandratal Baralacha Trek encompasses everything that an individual can cherish during a journey. The shimmering sunset on the turquoise waters of Chandratal, undulated landscape, mountain passes, several small streams, lush green meadows, wild and colourful orchards and wildlife together make the journey worth every moment. The Chandratal Lake located on Samudra Tapu plateau of Spiti valley at an altitude of 4,300 meters is one of the most beautiful high altitude lakes in the Indian Himalayan region. It is the source of Chandra River, which is a major tributary of Chenab River. The Chandratal - Baralacha trail is one of the most popular alpine treks in Himachal Pradesh that is filled with surprises at every turn. Baralacha La at an elevation of 4,890 meters and lying on the Leh-Manali Highway is a high altitude motorable mountain pass that connects the Spiti, Ladakh, Zanskar and Lahaul regions. Further, the journey makes it an ideal MINDSCAPER as we move through the lush green valleys and forests of Kullu to the barren lands of Spiti through several small villages inhabited by various sects of Indo -Tibetans.

Brief itinerary
Day 1- Arrive at Manali
Arrival at Manali in the morning and you will be greeted by your guide. Transfer to hotel and unwind. You can visit Hadimba Devi Temple, old Manali and the Mall road for last minute shopping. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 2: Manali - Batal(100 Kms/ 4hrs)
In morning we will drive to Batal via Rohtang pass (3980mts). The route changes from lush green valleys of Kullu to dry and erred mountains of Lahaul. We will set up our tents for overnight stay. In the afternoon we will go for a much needed acclimatization hike. Return to the camp in the evening.

Day 3: Batal - Chandratal (18 Kms/6 Hrs)
We will trek to Chandratal (4250 mts/13940 ft). Chandratal is of exquisite beauty and is sure to blow your minds with its pristine beauty. Chandratal is the outlet for Chandra River. Dinner & overnight stay in camp near Chandratal.

Day 4: Chandra Tal - Tokpo Yogma (4350 Mts/14300 Ft) 12 Kms 6 Hrs
We will begin our trek to Tokpo Yogma. Enjoy the surreal view of the mountains and glaciers in Lahaul throughout the trek till we reach Tokpo Yogma (4400 m). Tokpo means river in Tibetan and Yogma means big. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 5: Tokpo Yogma - Tokpo Gongma (4650 Mts/15250 Ft) 10 Kms/5 Hrs
Today we will trek to Tokpo Gongma with packed lunch alongside Tokpo Yogma River. The highlight of today’s trek is crossing the big river using the safe fixed ropes. It’s a uphill trek through some beautiful changing terrain. Overnight stay in the camp

Day 6: Tokpo Gongma - Baralacha (4950 Mts/16236 Ft) 10 Kms/5 Hrs - Manali (By Jeep)
We start the day by crossing Tokpo Gongma (upper river). We will hike for 10 kms to reach Baralacha La. Baralacha La (4950 M) is a double pass. It marks the divide between the Himalaya and Lahaul Ranges and also between the Himalaya and the Baralacha Range extending to the North. Roads from Zanskar, Ladakh, Spiti and Lahaul meet on top of the pass. After reaching Baralacha, we will take the jeeps and drive straight to Manali for dinner

Cost: Rs.30,000

Cost Includes:
- Travel from Manali to Batal, Baralacha La to Manali
- Accomodation in Manali on twin sharing basis
- Accomodation during the trek triple sharing basis
- Food throughout the trek
- Experienced guides.
- Porters, cooks, helpers
- First aid
- Necessary permits

Cost Excludes:
- Food and sightseeing in Manali
- Anything purchased for personal use
- Anything not mentioned under ‘Cost includes’

Krishna Kuya - 9820285295
Parth Upadhyay - 9820468748
Email - adventuresholycow@gmail.com

Things to carry:
- Identity card
- Jacket, sweater and other warm clothes like muffler, gloves, winter cap etc. Temperature below zero can be expected
- 2 full sleeve dry fit t-shirts and track pants
- Rechargeable Torch
- Proper trekking shoes
- At least two personal water bottles all the time during trek
- Personal medical kit, soap, paste etc.
- Carry your luggage in a backpack. You should be able to walk long distances carrying your luggage
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and cap

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