- Duration : 10 Days.
- Season : June to September.
- Regions Covered : Spiti - Chandartaal
Detailed Itinerary :
Day 01 : Departure from Home....
Day 02 : Arrival in New Delhi. Transfer to Hotel..
Day 03 : Departure Shatabdi express to Chandigarh by (Taxi/Private bus) drive through the increasingly dramatic valleys and gorges into the Kullu valley. It is drive of 8hrs. Check in Hotel.
Day 04 : in Manali (2050mts.) Opportunity for sightseeing or to relaxing.
Day 05 : Manali—zingzingbar (14,600ft)By Private bus or taxi over the Rohtang Pass 13,200ft, watershed between the monsoon-watered forest ranges and the high arid lands, where the people are Buddhist ,Mongol-features and speak Tibetan language. From the pass, if there is a break in the clouds, view of Hanuman Tibba on the Kullu sides and to the north the twin peaks of Geyphang. We drive on over Keylong and Darcha to Zingzingbar.
First camp at the side of stream.
Day 06 : Zingzingbar –Tokpo Gongma (4,640mts.) The first day's real walking up to Baralacha 4,880mts. The Mountains begins to close up. Up to the top of the Baralacha pass a long flat stretch at over 16.000 ft. It was over this pass that Kim's Lama came down from Tibet. Camp just below the top looking walk down for the next three days.
Day 07 : Tokpo Gongma—Tokpo Yongma (4,400mts.)
Walk down the broad green valley floor. Interesting apline flora if you are lucky, the ground will be carpeted with yellow saxifrage. Camp just before a side river, which has to be forded early next morning.
Day 08 : Tokpo Yongma ---- Chandertal 4270mts.
An early start to cross the river. Fascinating geological formation. Again we camp by the river to be forded next morning. After crossing the river, a morning walk brings us to the head of a cliff. Here we see the valley dropping away below us to the Moon Lake is hiding. Walk down to Lake Chandertal (14.000ft) passing through some Gaddi flocks, the first sign
Of life since leaving the Baralacha. The Lake only reveals itself after skirting a small range of hills and crossing some deep gullies.
Day 09 : REST DAY AT MOON LAKE
The enjoy this most beautiful site in the Western Himalayas. The surface of the lake changes with the light, beyond cloud shadows play across the hills and beyond again the higher peaks are capped in snow."
Day10 : Lake moon ---- Batal 3,960mts.
A rather longer day 4-5 hours down to Batal, on the road up the Chandra Valley to Spiti and the Kunzum-La pass. For much of the time we are on a path high above the river, which in places divides into a dozen silvery streams. Camp in a meadow away from the road near Batal.