- Duration : 19 days
- Season : July to October
- Region : Kullu Manali & Spiti Valley
Detailed itinerary :
DAY 01: Arrival Delhi,Reception in air port, transfer to the hotel, O/N in hotel.
DAY 02: Delhi to Manali (2000 m) 570 kms. 16 hours,By night tourist bus. Full day sight seen in Delhi, evening transfer to bus station, night in comfortable bus.
DAY 03: Manali, Morning reached Manali, check in hotel, Visit old Manali, Hadimba temple, Shiva temple and monastery in town are main attraction, afternoon free in town, Night in hotel.
DAY 04: Manali to Marsu, Saten (2500 mtrs.) 5 hours. Trek1After breakfast drive to Prini village, Path leads through the village, Zig-zag trail leads to the valley floor and offers an extensive view. Now easy path leads to the Khangpa village of Saten who are migrated, from Spiti.(From Tibet in the olden time.) (Khangpa community use to move as Nomade in Chang-thang.
DAY 05: Marsu, Saten to Balu Gyra (3300 mtrs) 5 hours. Trek 2 The trail begins by flat walking through the forest of Mapple, Silver Fir, Pine and Oak, paved by the grass and stone and fields of the wild flowers. Twice have cross the river. Bank sloping down from the high clifs all around and ideal location for the end of the day.
DAY 06: Balu Gyra to Shea Gahru (3700 mtrs.) over Hamta pass (4200 mtrs.) 5 to 6 hours. Trek 3The trail begins to ascend toward to the mighty Hamta pass, and soon the distant valley of Lahoul/ Spiti comes in to view. From the pass one can enjoy the view of magnificent Himalayan peaks, Deo Tibba, Indra Asan, Indra Kila. Slowly landscape start getting rugged. One hour descend to the meadow of Shea Gahru, beautiful cam site on the foot of the glacier. Trek 4
DAY 07: Shea Gahru to Chhatru (3360 mtrs.) Short day. TrekThe trail descends toward the left bank of the "nalla". Soon the Chandra river is in view. After 3 hours reached at the beautiful campsite. After noon at leisure.
DAY 08: Chhatru to Chhota Dara (3440 mtrs.) 5 hours. Trek 5Easy walk on the dusty and rough road to the opposite of the Chandra river between C.B range and Chhota Shigri Range.
DAY 09: Chhota Dara to Batal (3640 mtrs.) 5 hours. Trek 6Easy walk, once again on the same dusty road. Right of the trail oposite of the Chandra river the Bara shigri range offers a magnificant view of the Lalana, Papsura, Dharamsura (White sale ), Shangrila and many other proeminent peaks of the range as wel as one of the world longest glacier.
DAY 10: Batal to Chandra Tal (4200 mtrs.) 5 to 6 hours. Trek 7One of the most beautiful trail of the trek offers you a wonderful view of the Chandra valley as well as the now carpet mountains of the C.B range and Mul Kila. Shepherdss from the Kangra valley are with their flocks in the valley. Visit around the valley, meet The shepherdss, but be careful of the dogs.
DAY 11: Chandra tal to Topko-Yongmo ( 4370 mtrs ) 6 hours. Trek 8Very easy walk but long with the sceneray of the mountanious Chandra-Bhaga (C.B.) range opposite side. Camp nearby the river or just before or after crossing the river, all trekkers are advised to put on the sneakers while crossing the river.
DAY 12: Topko-Yongmo to Topko-Gongmo (4450 mtrs) 3to 4 hours, Trek 9An other river crossing is involved today, if you arrive before noon. Afternoon it is advised not to cross the river, because waterlevel can increase rapidily due to the perpetual heat on the glacier. So one should cross as early as possible even one have to camp early day before wade through the river.
DAY 13: Topko-Gongmo to base of Baralachala (4550 mtrs) Short trek 10just cross the river and camp site is after one hour, near the shepherds. Pitch your tents, hot lunch will be prepared and afternoon free time to stroll around, one can study the wild flowers.
DAY 14: Base to Baralacha-la drive to Jispa over Baralachala (4800 mtrs) 4 hours, Trek. 11 Gradual ascend upward the pass Baralacha-la, wade through a small but chilled yamen stream. After while. You will see the prayer flags flattering on the top of Baralacha-la where drivers are waiting with jeep to pick you up till Manali, breathtaking drive to Jispa, visit village and monastery, camp overnight.
DAY 15: Jispa to Udai pur, (98 kms; via Trilokinath) (2500 mtrs.)Visit Keylong, administrative headquarter of tribal distt of Lahoul and Spiti. drive in Chenab valley to visit the temple of Trilokinath (Shiva) 11th century old wooden temple of Mrikula Devi in Udaipur, O/N in camp.
DAY 16: Udaipur to Manali, 165 kms. 1950 mtrs.Scenic drive through several villages of Lahoul, Passport required checked at Koksar, Snake curved road to the Rohtang pass (3950 mtrs) providing Magnificent view of surrounding Himalayas. Long descend of 51 kms, fields of wild flower and cascading waterfall accompany you till Manali. O/N in hotel.
DAY 17: Explore Manali,Visit Nagar castle, Roerich art gallery, Hindu Temple's and, Vashisht temple and hot spring O/N in hotel.
DAY 18: Manali to Delhi: 16 hours, 570 kms.Free Morning, afternoon transfer to bus station, by evening bus to Delhi, night in bus.
DAY 19: Arrive Delhi,Transfer to hotel, day at leisure evening transfer to airport, flight to onward destination.