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Chandertal Trek
Route : Delhi - Manali - Shishu - Kumzum pass - Chandertal - Keylong - Manali
Total Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days

Chandra Tal meaning the lake of the moon is situated at an altitude of 4300 meters in the Himalayan region of Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh. The name of the lake orginates from it crescent shape.

Days on Trek:  04 Days
Maximum Elevation: 4800 Meters
Starting Point of the Trek:  Baralacha Pass
Rating:  Difficult
Best time: 15th June to 15th September
Highlights: High Himalayan peaks and Passes, Chandertal Lake, etc

Chandra Tal meaning the lake of the moon is situated at an altitude of 4300 meters in the Himalayan region of Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh. The name of the lake orginates from it crescent shape. Due to it remote and high altitude location the lake is accessible only for about three to four months in a year (15 June to 15 September).  It is worth walking on the high himalays for three to four day to reach this emerald lake which keeps changing its colors throughout the day.

Preview of the Trek

  • Day 01: Delhi - Chandigarh-Manali 9 hours drive
  • Day 02: Manali
  • Day 03: Manali - Shishu (3200 M) 5 hours drive
  • Day 04: Shishu - Kardong Gompa-Chota Dara (3760 M) 4/5  hours drive
  • Day 05: Chotta Dara - Kunzum Pass (4550 m) - Chandertal Lake (4300m) 1 hours drive and 3 hours walk
  • Day 06: Chandertal Lake - Tokpo Gongma (4350 M)
  • Day 07: Tokpo Gongma to Tokpo Yongma (4640 M)
  • Day 08: Tokpo Yongma  - Baralacha Pass (4800m) - Keylong (3400 m) 4 hours walk and 3 hours drive
  • Day 09: Keylong - Manali 6 hours drive
  • Day 10: Manali - Delhi
     

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Day 01: Delhi - Chandigarh - Manali 9 hours drive
Fly from Delhi/Mumbai to Chandigarh. On arrival at Chandigarh airport our driver will meet you and drive to Manali. It is a long day driver with few stops enroute. Arrive Manali in the evening and check in Hotel.

Day 02: Manali
Morning relax. Afternoon drive to Solang valley to start a short acclimatization walk. It is three hours drive from Solang valley to old Manali passing through some traditional villages of Manali. Overnight stay at Hotel in Manali.

Day 03: Manali - Shishu (3200 M) 5 hours drive
The beautiful road journey into the high Himalayas starts today.  Leave after an early breakfast and drive over Rohtang Pass. It is beautiful zigzag uphill drive to Rohtang Pass.  After crossing Rohtang Pass you will notice a sudden change in the landscape-the green kullu valley is suddenly replaced by dry dessert of Lahul valley.  Camp at Shishu on the side of river.

Day 04: Shishu - Kardong Gompa - Chota Dara (3760 M) 4/5  hours drive
This short stage is included in order to get acclimatize to the increasing altitude. After breakfast we drive further up into Lahul valley to visit one of the monasteries sitated on top of a hill. Later drive back to Shishu and continue to Chota Dara where you camp on the side of Chandera river that originates from Chandertal.

Day 05: Chotta-Dara - Kunzum Pass (4550 m) - Chandertal Lake (4300m) 1 hours drive and 3 hours walk
After a short drive you on top of Kunzum Pass from where you start your trek to Chandertal Lake. From Kunzum Pass you have beautiful view of the high Himalayan peaks. It is gradual walk from Kunzum Pass to Chandertal lake. 

Day 06: Chandertal Lake - Tokpo Gongma (4350 M)
Gradual uphill walk for 4 to 5 hours takes us to the next camping place.  We have to start early in order to cross small streams that gets flooded in the afternoon. Camp for overnight stay.

Day 07: Tokpo Gongma to Tokpo Yongma (4640 M)
Gradual uphill walk for 5 hours takes us to our next camping place. Tokpo Yongma means small river.

Day 08: Tokpo Yongma - Baralacha Pass (4800m) - Keylong (3400 m) 4 hours walk and 3 hours drive
After 3 to 4 hours of uphill walk we reach Baralacha Pass situated on the main highway between Manali and Leh.  On the side of the pass is Surajtal from where Bhaga river and Yunam and tokpo Chandra rivers originate and flows in different directions.  From Baralacha drive to Keylong for overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 09: Keylong - Manali 6 hours drive
Drive back to Manali crossing over Rohtang pass. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 10: Manali - Delhi
Morning at Leisure. Afternoon transfer to Bus station to board Overnight Volvo Bus to Delhi. End of the tour.

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