Chandertal Lake - Spiti Valley

Chandertal Lake is a high altitude lake located in Lahaul and Spiti and is the source if River Chandra. Chandertal catchment is an area of Meadows, rugged rocks, snow and scree. The area falls in the rain-shadow areas of Himalay
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The Moon lake in the hills may not be as high as the moon, but sitting pretty at a height of 4300m.The crescent shaped Chandratal located at the entrance of spiti valley and one of the origination point of Chandra river which latter joins Bhaga river coming from Barlachala of Lahual valley and becomes Chandrabhaga river at Tandi Thereafter the united stream, known as the Chenab or Chandra Bhaga. The nearest town is Manali, about 120 km away.
Most of the road to chandertal is on the river bed has more stone and water than tar. Chandratal is a detor from Batal. There are three dhabas at Batal .But the oldest one is Chandra dhaba. It is run by a legendary couple known as Chacha – Chachi ,who’ve helped countless souls. Chandrataal is a popular destination for trekkers and campers. The Chandrataal keeps changing its color throughout
the day. The mountain peaks with snowcaps and slopes around the valley rise up 3000 m to 6300 m. Chandrataal is an important site for the migratory birds. READ MORE

Adventure at Chandertal

Chandertal Road Trip

SUV

Once you divert off the Manali-Leh highway at the exit of Rohtang Atal Tunnel, the road becomes off road from Gramphu which is full of watercrossings .
The track from Gramphu to Batal is just a rough dirty route with several glacial water crossings throughout the way.
From Batal till Chandertal the roads gets narrow with multiple water crossings. If you are a driving expert or an avid biker,
this on-road experience is bound to rock you out of your wits! Whooping bends, tricky terrains, hair-raising loops, and some precarious water crossings test the limit of even the best of the drivers.
It is one of the very tough routes to traverse by car, SUV or bike, so one has to be extremely cautious and well-prepared for the Offroad terrain.

Chandertal Lake is a high altitude lake located in Lahaul and Spiti and is the source if River Chandra. Chandertal catchment is an area of Meadows, rugged rocks, snow and scree. The area falls in the rain-shadow areas of Himalayas.
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Skeleton Tour Plan : Long Weekend Special.

Day 1: Manali to Chandertaal via Rohtang Atal Tunnel,Chatru & Batal.

Day 2: Explore Experience Chandratal and enjoy an unforgettable camping and hiking experience.

Day 3: After spending a day full of adventure in Chandratal, get on your way back to Manali.

Chandertal Road Trip

Motorcycle

Once you divert off the Manali-Leh highway at the exit of Rohtang Atal Tunnel, the road becomes off road from Gramphu which is full of watercrossings .
The track from Gramphu to Batal is just a rough dirty route with several glacial water crossings throughout the way.
From Batal till Chandertal the roads gets narrow with multiple water crossings. If you are a driving expert or an avid biker,
this on-road experience is bound to rock you out of your wits! Whooping bends, tricky terrains, hair-raising loops, and some precarious water crossings test the limit of even the best of the drivers.
It is one of the very tough routes to traverse by car, SUV or bike, so one has to be extremely cautious and well-prepared for the Offroad terrain.

Chandertal Lake is a high altitude lake located in Lahaul and Spiti and is the source if River Chandra. Chandertal catchment is an area of Meadows, rugged rocks, snow and scree. The area falls in the rain-shadow areas of Himalayas.
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Skeleton Tour Plan : Long Weekend Special.

Day 1: Manali to Chandertaal via Rohtang Atal Tunnel,Chatru ,Batal & Kunzum la.

Day 2: Explore Experience Chandratal and enjoy an unforgettable camping , motorcycling experience & shoot some time lapse.

Day 3: After spending a day full of adventure in Chandratal, get on your way back to Manali.

Trek

Hampta Pass Trek

SKELETON ITINERARY :
DAY 01: Manali (2000m) – Jobra (2707m) – Chikha (3000m) Drive/45 mins & Trek/2 hrs
DAY 02: Chikha (3000m) – Balu‐ka‐Gheera (3600m) Trek/4‐5 hrs
DAY 03: Balu‐ka‐Gheera (3600m) – Hampta pass (4300m) – Shea Gahru (3700m) Trek/6‐7 hrs
DAY 04: Shea Gahru (3700m) – Chatru (3300m) – Chandratal (4300m) Trek/3‐4 hrs & Drive/2‐2.5 hrs
DAY 05: Chandratal – Kunzum pass (4600m) – Manali (2000m) Trek/3‐4 hrs & Drive/5‐6 hrs
Tour ends Here

Chandertal Lake is a high altitude lake located in Lahaul and Spiti and is the source if River Chandra. Chandertal catchment is an area of Meadows, rugged rocks, snow and scree. The area falls in the rain-shadow areas of Himalayas.
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EXPERIENCE 6 DAY TREK TOUR TO HAMPTA PASS MANALI AND TO CHANDERTAAL SPITI. HAMPTA PASS TREKKING TOUR GATEWAY TO SPITI VALLEY. MAY TO SEPTEMBER

Hike

From Kunzum La

Kunzum Pass: This pass is located at an altitude of 4,551 meters above sea level. It is the main gateway to Spiti Valley from Lahaul Valley With an amazing view of Bada Shingri Glacier.
A 9 km(3hours) Shepard trail hike from this point will take you to the Chandratal Lake. Please follow the trail and don’t miss a deviation. Most of the visitors take a halt at this spot to visit the Kunzum Devi temple protector of the this pristine place.

Chandertal Lake is a high altitude lake located in Lahaul and Spiti and is the source if River Chandra. Chandertal catchment is an area of Meadows, rugged rocks, snow and scree. The area falls in the rain-shadow areas of Himalayas.
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Chandra Taal is near the source of the Chandra River. Despite the rugged and inhospitable surroundings, it is in a protected niche with some flowers and wildlife in summer.

Trek

Chandertal to Baralach La

Day 1 Drive to Chandertal (4270m) 120 km
We travel by Jeep from Manali through Rothang Atal Tunnel then to Chandertal Camp Grounds and Rest.Get used to the high altitude of the dry and cold mountain dessert
with its awesome high snow covered mountains.
Day 2 Rest and acclimization at Chandratal (4270m)
Today we have a gradual walk with great views of many mountains above 6000 meters. We will camp at the Chandratal camp grounds, which is of exquisite beauty.
Day 3 Chandratal to Tokpo Gangmo (4320 m) 5 hours
After a moderate trek with good views of mountain peaks and glaciers, we end on the river Topka Gangmo. In Tibetan Topka means river and Gongma means big.
Day 4 Topka Gangmo to Topko Yangmo (4640 m) 5 hours
The trek today involves an early morning river crossing, since the water level is low in the morning. We reach the next river in the afternoon.
Nice View of the C.B. Range, Mulkilla Range and of the Dhaka Glacier.
Day 5 Topko Yangmo to Baralacha La (4830 m) 5 to 6 hours Trek
Baralacha is an interesting 8 km long pass and gives rise to three rivers: Chandra, Bhaga and Yuman.
Baralacha means “pass with cross roads on summit”. Roads from Zanskar, Ladakh, Spiti and Lahaul meet on top of that pass.
It is the highest point of the trek. We trek via Suraj Lake, source of Bhaga River, descend along Bhaga River and reach Zingzingbar (4270 m).
Camping at ZingZingBar.
Day 6 Zingzingbar (18 km) to Manali by Jeep (120 km)
Early Morning Drive from ZingZing bar to Manali. Tour ends Here.

The Chandratal Baralacha Trek is packed with everything that one would cherish during a journey.

The Trek takes us at sources of ChandraBhaga River – Chandra at Samdudar Tapu and Bhaga at Barlachala.
After a Road trip from Manali via RohtangTunnel we pass the Bara Shigri Glacier, then to beautiful Chandratal Lake at an altitude of 4270 meters.
Chandratal, which means the Lake of Moon, is shaped like a half moon and is set on a large meadow of edelweiss within a lower ridge
and the main Kunzum range. From here you have a great view of high mountains and the glaciers, which is the source of the Chandra River.
The trek ends on top of the Baralacha Pass (4830 m) – Suraj Tal another Glacial Lake , which marks our highest point of the trek.
From there we will go back by jeep and have a stopover in Keylong (optional). Best Time is during monsoon time, since there is no rain in that Valley.

The Chandratal Baralacha Trek is packed with everything that one would cherish during a journey.
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Explore

Samundar Tapu

Skeleton Tour Plan : 03 Night of Pure Camping,Hiking and Trekking Experience.

Day 1: Manali to Chandertaal via Rohtang Atal Tunnel,Chatru ,Batal & Kunzum la.

Day 2: Explore Experience Chandratal and enjoy an unforgettable camping & shoot some time lapse.

Day 3: Early Morning trek to Samundar Tapu with Packed Lunch and Evening Snacks in the day packs
will come back at the campsite by evening.

Day 4: After spending a day full of adventure in Chandratal, get on your way back to Manali.

Chandertal Lake is a high altitude lake located in Lahaul and Spiti and is the source if River Chandra. Chandertal catchment is an area of Meadows, rugged rocks, snow and scree. The area falls in the rain-shadow areas of Himalayas.

The Samundra Tapu Glacier is the second largest glacier of the upper Chandra basin after the Bara Shigri glacier. A 12-km, 5hours one way trek from Chandratal.
Travelers with one extra day can go and explore Samundra Tapu Glacier with our local guide.

Essentials : Day Backpack,Dry Fruits,Water Bottles,UV Sun Glasses,Rain Cover,Torch Light and Protien bars.

Adventure

Mountain Biking

Skeleton Itinerary
Day 1. On Arrival Check-in at Manali (2050m/6720ft.)
After Basic Briefing Session followed by gear check then allocation of Bikes and ride till Naggar for acclimazation.

Day 2. Manali – Gramphu (3,300m/10820ft) (35km.)
Start cycling from Manali on the tarmac through villages, apple orchards, lush green forests, then through Rohtang Tunnel till Gramphu.
The road is pretty good but with heavy traffic in the summers. One has to be careful while riding and keeping his side.
The distance for today’s ride isn’t that long but with a good acclimatize ride of moderate grade.
: Movable tenting Accomadation.

Day 3. Gramphu – Chhatru (3200m/10500ft)– Chota Dara – Baatal (4090m/13,435ft.) : 45 Kms
Today the ride will be a difficult ride mix of water crossing and hairpin bends then riding on river bed till we reach Batal.
Don’t worry we will be just behind you with an fully functional Backup Van.
Night Stay at site surrounded by rock and Sandstone Mountains capped with snow.

Day 4. Batal (4090m/13,435ft.)– Chandratal Lake (4,200m/13750ft) – Batal (40 Kms – 6-7 Hours)
Today Ride will be a difficult as it will be complete uphill while going towards chandertal and we will be gaining altitude(200mts straight),
but complete downhill/straight patch while coming back to Batal.
We will exploring Chandratal which is also known as ‘Moonlake’.
Because when full moon rises on the mountains it creates magical reflections on the lake with bright milky light enfolding the valley.
We will spend some quality time at Chandratal and return by the afternoon back to the Baatal.

Day 5. Baatal –KunzumLa- Rohtang Tunnel – Manali (120km)
Drive back in vehicle through Kunzum La, Rohtang Pass Tunnel to Manali.
It will take about 4-5 hours to reach Manali, here on one can leave to his/her preferred destination.

Tour Ends Here

Chandratal Cycle Tour : A cycle expedition from Manali to the beautiful Chandratal lake. It takes you from the lush green lands of Kullu through the arid landscape of spiti & lahaul.
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Manali to Chandratal Cycling Expedition

Total Duration – 4 Nights / 5 Days

Style Of Trip – Cycling

Bike Specs : Frame size of 27.5, Shimano Tourney, Kenda Tyres, Dual Disc and Adjustable Shocks.

Maximum Altitude – 4200m/13750ft.

Grade – Moderate to strenuous

Best Season – August to October

Accommodation – Make Shift movable Campsite with moveable Kitchen

Food – On ride – All meals included

Riding Distance – 120 Kms

Road Trip while Coming Back : 120 kms via KunzumLa as an Sightseeing and Rohtang Tunnel at Sissu.

Staff : 01 Lead Guide/Rider on 8 persons.

Backup : Ride will be followed by Fully Operational Back up Vehicle with Oxygen Support and Mechanic for the Maintance of the bike.
It carries all groups belongings. If at any point riding seems a little hard, the van takes you for as long
or as little as you wish it to.

Kitchen & Camping : 01 Cook plus 2 Helpers on a group of 10 persons

Chandratal Cycle Tour : A cycle expedition from Manali to the beautiful Chandratal lake. It takes you from the lush green lands of Kullu through the arid landscape of spiti & lahaul.
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Manali - Leh Cycle Touring commenced from Manali and passing through Sissu, Jispa, Zingzingbar, BrandyNalla, Debring, Lato, Leh, Khardungla.
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