Chandratal Trek

A Chandra Tal trek, is also known as ‘Moon Lake’ is one of the most beautiful lakes in the region. Set on a large meadow between lower ridge and main Kunzum range , it offers excellent view of Mulkila mountain range and Samudra Tapu Glacier. The color of water keeps changing through out the day from reddish to orange to blue to emerald green as day passes. The trek follows Chandra River till it level-up at Chandratal.

Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive New Delhi and transfer to the Hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 2: Delhi - Mandi
Morning drive to reach Mandi, arrive Mandi by late in the afternoon, on arrival checkin at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3: Mandi - Manali
Morning drive (140 km) to Manali (1920 mt) one of the major destination for Indian Honeymoon couples. Arrive by afternoon and checkin at the hotel. Later in the evening porceed for city sightseeing includes visit to Hadimba temple and free time at market. Overnigt at the hotel.

Day 4: Manali - Keylong
Morning drive to Keylong a popular village for "green peas" crossing over the Rohtang pass (3987 mt). Passport check at Koksar village. By late in the afternoon arrive at Keylong and checkin at the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure, one can walk around the colourful market of Keylong. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 5: Keylong - Baralacha-La
This day we drive (80 km) to Baralacha (4950 mt) one of the major pass diving the main Himalaya and the Lahul mountain range. Camp at Baralacha by the small stream on a large meadow.

Day 6: Baralacha - Tokpo Gongma
Morning begin the first day of the four day trek to Batal. Crossing over the meadow, the trail is well defined, then a steep descent down brings you to the river bank, cross over the stream and arrive at Tokpo Gongma (4650 mt). Camp for overnight.

Day 7: Tokpo Gongma - Tokpo Yogma
Morning we start the trek again. The trek traverse along a side stream for around 3-4 hours, then follow a well defined path descending down steadily until the river crossing to Tokpo Yogma (4350 mt). On arrival pitch up camp before the stream for overnight stay.

Day 8: Tokpo Yogma - ChandraTal
Morning cross the Tokpo Yogma stream and follow a trail with good number of wild flowers. The trail then goes small climb up and down along the Chandra river. Arrive at Chandertal (4250 mt) and camp at the head of the lake for overnight stay.

Day 9: Chandertal
Day at rest to explore around the lake. One can have magnificient view of peaks like Minar (6172 mt) and others. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 10: Chander Tal - Batal
Morning follow the trail through the fertile plateau and descending down steeply. Later arrive at the Chandra river gorge and then trek along the dusty road leading upto Batal. Cross over the Batal bridge and arrive at the camp site for overnight stay.

Day 11: Batal - Manali
Morning drive to reach Manali in 5-6 hours crossing over the Rohtang pass (3987 mt). Arrive at Manali and check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 12: Manali - Chandigarh
Morning drive to Chandigarh, the capital city of Pujab and Haryana, the city is also popularly known as the "city beautiful" with lot of gardens and parks. It was desingned by the renowned French architect Le Corbusier. Arrive by evening and check in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 13: Chandigarh - Delhi
Visit rock garden and lake club. Later drive back to Delhi and check-into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 14: Depart Delhi
Day at leisure to explore Delhi on your own. Later transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.

Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Activities: Trekking, Camping & Photography of Nature
Best Time: Open
Price: On Request
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Mandi - Manali - Keylong - Baralacha - Tokpo Gongma - Tokpo Yogma - Chandratal - Batal - Manali - Chandigarh - Delhi
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