Himachal Chandertal Trekking
With the opening of the road from Manali to Leh various new areas for
trekking have opened up. One of the most fascinating of these is the Lahoul
Valley, drained by two mighty rivers, the Chandra and the Bhaga. Both start
on a 16,000 ft (4,890 m) pass - the Baralacha la - in opposite directions
and later join each other to form the Chenab, which is one of the biggest
tributaries of the Indus. This trek explores the upper reaches of the
Chandra river and goes up to its source on the Baralacha la, where it joins
the Manali/Leh highway. The highlight of the trek is Chandra Tal or Moon
Lake, which stands out sharply among the towering peaks and barren beauty of
Season: Mid July to mid September
Total Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Trekking days: 06 Days
Special Features: Lake and Pass
Trek Grade: Easy to moderate
Max Alt.: 4,891m approx.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
You arrive in Delhi by International flight. After a traditional 'Swagat'
(Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport and to our
hotel for check-in. After some rest, breakfast at coffee shop in the
Hotel. After breakfast we will go on a guided tour of Delhi, beginning
with a morning sightseeing trip to the Red Fort built in the year 1648 and
Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat. Afternoon tour includes drive around India
Gate, President's House and visits to Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple and
Qutub Minar. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Nalagarh (300kms / 6 hrs approx.)
Breakfast at the Coffee Shop, Later drive to Nalagarh, stopping en route
at a tourism restaurant for lunch (to be paid for by themselves) and
arrive Chandigarh and visit Rock Garden, Pinjore Garden and Sukhna Lake
(If time allows) Later Drive to Nalagarh Fort, Dinner and Overnight stay
at the hotel.
Nalagarh is the capital of the Kingdom of Hindur, founded by Raja Ajai
Chand in 1100 A.D. It was ruled by the Chandela Rajputs who originate from
Chanderi in the Bundelkhand region of Central India. The famous Khajuraho
temples were built by the Chandela kings of yore. The fort was built
during the reign of Raja Bikram Chand in 1421. Nalagarh is the gateway to
Himachal Pradesh in North India, 300 kms north of Delhi and is located on
a hillock at the foot of the hills.
Day 03: Nalagarh / Manali (245 kms / 6 hrs)
Morning Breakfast at the Hotel, And depart hotel at 0800 hrs for Manali,
Arrive Manali by 1400hrs, After lunch explore the adjoining forests with
blooming mountain flowers, Breathe in the fresh mountain air of Manali,
the most famous hill resort in Himachal Pradesh. the pine covered slopes,
the panoramic mountain vistas, the gushing waters of the Beas river are
sure to enthrall you as you embark on a tour of Naggar Castle, Roerich's
Art gallery, Hadimba Devi Temple, Tibetan Monastery. Evening is at
leisure. Dinner Overnight at the Hotel Mayflower.
Day 04: Manali - Khanol (16 kms)
Post Breakfast Travel by jeep upto Jagatsukh with packed lunch and then
start the trek along the Jagatsukh nallah upwards through green forests
with an amazing variety of vegetation dot the way to reach Khanol (2200
m). The Manali valley appears far below and to the east lies the mighty
mountain - Deo Tibba. Dinner and Overnight in tents.
Day 05: Khanol - Chhika (8 kms)
Post breakfast A stretch of 3-4 kms if steep through forest and then a
long & wide alpine plateau with wild flowers upto Chikka (3350 m), We
will serve you packed lunch here then we start continue our trek to
Chhika. Chikka provides the best rocks for climbing in the area. Dinner
and Overnight in tents.
Day 06: Chhika - Tenta (10 kms)v Post breakfast we start trek
with packed lunch for Tenta, The route is along the right bank of
Jagatsukh nallah and passes through Seri. Seri was once a glaciated lake,
but is now a meadow carpeted with an astounding variety of herbs and
alpine flowers. Along the trek, sudden appearance of Deo Tibba (6001 m) is
breathtaking. Dinner and Overnight in tents at Tenta (4180 m).
Day 07: Tenta - Chandertal - Tenta (10 kms)
Breakfast at the Camp and Same day return trek to the beautiful, emerald
blue water - Chandertal lake (4480 m) at the base of Deo Tiba. This lake
should not be confused with a lake with the same name in Lahaul valley. We
will have our packed lunch near the Lake The flora enthusiast will have a
wonderful time trying to identify the hundreds of flowers growing
everywhere. Dinner and Overnight in tents. Option : If you wish you can
extend your stay for one more night here.
Day 08: Tenta - Bhanara (10 kms)
Post breakfast Descend down to Bhanara village with packed lunch. In the
afternoon explore nearby areas and view Shringtingu mountain range.
Dinnera and Overnight in tents.
Day 09: Bhanara - Jagatsukh - Manali (25 kms)
Post breakfast Trek down to Jagatsukh village with packed lunch enroute
visit local temples and a historical cave 'Arjun Gufa'. From Jagatsukh
travel to Manali by car/jeep. Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel in
Day 10: Manali - Delhi (570 Km. / 12-13 hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel and time at leisure, Post Lunch time to explore
the city on your own. We will depart for Delhi by 1800 hrs. Dinner on the
way to Delhi. Overnight Journey
Day 11: Arrive Delhi
Arrive at Delhi at 06:30 hrs. and upon arrival transfer to your hotel. A
leisurely morning is followed by breakfast and time at leisure. In evening
we will go for the evening Light and Sound show at Red fort. Drive back to
hotel for Farewell Dinner and Overnight stay.
Day 12: Depart Delhi
Our tour concludes: thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual
transfer to the International airport for your onward travel.