Chandertal – Baralacha La 

Presentation

Baralacha La (4890 meters above sea level), Manali-Leh Highway, Himachal Pradesh, Indian Himalayas

Duration : 17 Days / 10 Days Trek / Best season: June to September / Region: Lahaul Valley / Difficulty : Moderate

The Trek takes us over the majestic Himalayas. After we reach the cold and dry mountain dessert of Spiti and Lahaul Valley we pass the Bara Shigri Glacier, the biggest glacier in Himachal Pradesh. Our way leads us further to the 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 Baralacha glacier, which is the source of the Chandra River. The trek ends on top of the Baralacha Pass (4830 m), which marks our highest point of the trek. From there we will go back by jeep and can have a stopover in Keylong (optional). This trek is perfect during monsoon time, since there is no rain in that Valley.

Itinerary

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Day1 Arrival to Delhi

Day 2 Sightseeing Delhi (free day), evening drive to Manali by VOLVO BUS (585 km)

Day 3 Manali Rest day and local Sightseeing + 3 hours walk in neighborhood upon Manu Temple to Rasta Café.

Day 4 All day trek upon Old Manali heights

ACCLIMATIZATION TREK BEAS KUND TREK

 Day 5 Manali to Solang Nallah (2480m) 4 hours

Day 6 Solang Nallah to Bakkar Thach (2900m) 12km 5hrs

Day 7 Bakkar Thach to Beas Kund (3690 m) back to Bakkar Thach (2900m) 8 hrs > Then drive to Manali 4 hours.

Day 8 Rest in Manali

Day 9 Drive to Batal (3960m) 100 km

 Day 10 START TREK Batal to Chandratal (4270m) 4 hours

Day 11 Chandratal to Tokpo Gangmo (4320 m) 5 hours

Day 12 Topka Gangmo to Topko Yangmo (4640 m) 5 hours

Day 13 Topko Yangmo to Baralacha La (4830 m) 5 to 6 hours 

Day 14 Baralacha La to Zingzingbar (18 km) to Manali by Jeep (167 km)

END OF THE TREK

Day 15 Manali Rest

Day 16 Manali & Departure for Delhi by VOLVO BUS

Day 17 Delhi & Departure

Details

Day 1 Arrival in Delhi from abroad & bus to Manali

Pick up from airport to hotel, overnight in hotel evening drive to Manali by VOLVO BUS or MINi BUS / 585 km

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Day 2 Manali

Arrival to Manali transfer to hotel and rest from the overnight journey, visit the market and The Mall, Tibetan Monastery, Hadimba Temple, Vashisht Hot spring, Manu Temple. Overnight in Hotel

Day 3 Manali Rest & Train

Rest in morning and guided walk (3hrs) upon Manu Temple to Rasta Cafe and Manali heights. Overnight in Hotel

Day 4 Manali Train & Acclimatization

Trek to Kharma (2500 m) ascending the Manali Valley. Lunch pic nic & return to hotel. Overnight in Hotel

Day 5 > 8 Acclimatization trek : Beas Kund trek 

Day 5 Manali to Solang Nallah (2480m) 4 hours
This 4 hours trek leads us from Old Manali, where we pass by Manu Temple, up through a nice forest; later through beautiful apple orchards. After a gradual ascent we reach the villages Goshal and Sannag, than cross a river and enter the traditional village Burua. From hear a rocky trail leads us to the Bouldering area of Solang Nallah. We have to cross a stream, which can be a little tricky, since there is no bridge at all. Now there are only some more minutes to go until we reach the center of outdoor sports. The route presents spectacular insights of local life.

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Day 6 Solang Nallah to Bakkar Thach (2900m) 12km 5hrs

From Solang Nallah we walk on the right side of the river Beas through the forest of oak, fir and walnut. On the route we get glimpses of the Deo Tibba (6001 m), Indrasan Peak (6221 m) and Hanuman Tibba (5990 m).

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Day 7 Bakkar Thach to Beas Kund (3690 m)
A gradual ascent to Bakkar Thach, a high altitude Sheppard field. We cross the meadow and follow a trail through boulders and rocks up to Beas Kund, which is also known as Tiny lake and the source of river Beas as well as the base camp for the wonderful summits around. We camp here.

Day 8 Beas Kund (3690 m) to Solang Nallah

We trek back to Bakkar Thach and then back to Solang (2900m) 6 hrs. Then drive to Manali 2/3 hours. Overnight in hotel

Day 9 Drive to Batal (3960m) 100 km

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We travel by Minibus or local bus from Manali over the Rothang Pass (3978 m) and reach Batal, a small place in the remote Lahaul Valley with only two Dabha Wallas. Get used to the high altitude of the dry and cold mountain dessert with its awesome high snow covered mountains.

 Day 10 START TREK Batal to Chandratal (4270m) 4 hours

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Today we have a gradual walk with great views of many mountains above 6000 meters. We will camp at the Chandratal Lake, which is of exquisite beauty.

Day 11 Chandratal to Tokpo Gangmo (4320 m) 5 hours

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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 12 Topka Gangmo to Topko Yangmo (4640 m) 5 hours

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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 13 Topko Yangmo to Baralacha La (4830 m) 5 to 6 hours 

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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.

Day 14 Baralacha La to Zingzingbar (18 km) to Manali by Jeep (167 km)

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We trek via Suraj Lake, source of Bhaga River, descend along Bhaga River and reach Zingzingbar (4270 m). From there we take a jeep or a minibus to Manali.

Map

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Price

PARTICIPANTSPRICE / PERSON (€)
51000
41100
31300
21400
11500

Conditions

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL INCLUDE :

  • Accommodation in Delhi & Manali
  • Arrival and departure transfers at airport in Delhi with assistance
  • Trek on full board
  • All trekking equipments; sleeping tents, sleeping bags, dinning tents, kitchen tent, toilet tents, carry mats, water cans, kitchen utensils and accessories etc.
  • All trekking staff : Mountain Guide, Trek Cook, Helper, Horse/Pony
  • Transportation for trek staff, equipment and food items.
  • Potable oxygen cylinder as per requirement
  • Hyperbaric Gamow bag as per requirement
  • First Aid Box (No imported medicines and accessories)
  • Any Inner-line applicable as per the regions.
  • Ascension permits

WHAT A TOUR COST WILL NOT INCLUDE :

  • Airfares
  • Trekking & mountain shoes
  • Any specific mountain material as crampons, ice axes, …
  • Food & meals while not trekking
  • Government Service tax 3.09% on package
  • Medical and insurance of any kind.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and items of personal nature.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

REFUND POLICY

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

CONFIRMATION POLICY

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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