Trek to Chandratal
Grade: Moderate | Duration: 6 Nights & 7 days | Region: Lahoul Spiti Best Season: June to October.
Day 01: Manali to Pandu Ropa: Manali to Pandu Ropa. (2700 mts) 5hrs.The trek starts from the nearby village Chachoga. The trail goes through the thick forest of pine and deodar. The first part of 3 hrs. trek to Rahni is a steep climb after which the trail is quite plain to Pandu Ropa. Here we make an overnight camp on the Pandu Ropa’s grassy field.
Day 02: Pandu Ropa to Juwara: Pandu Ropa to Juwara. (93530 mts) 5hrs. We start the trek to Juwara through the tiny village of Chika where the Alian Nallaha flows from the Hamta Pass. During the trek we journey into the spectacular meadows below the Hamta Pass. At Juwara we halt for the night enjoying the quiet star studded night.
Day 03: Juwara to Sheha Gohru: Juwara to Sheha Gohru. (3200 mts.) 8hrs. A long day with almost of 8 hrs. of journey. We being our ascent to the Hamta Pass(4275mts.) stopping to gaze at and appreciate the close view of the spectacular Deo Tibba and Indrasan peaks. A long descent follows the trail to camp site of Sheha Gohru. In the local dialect Sheha Gohru Means “very cold place”. It is adjacent to the source of a glacier. During summer it is a cool grazing pasture and halting place of shepherds on the way to Lahoul & Spiti.
Day 04: Sheha Gohru to Chattru: Sheha Gohru to Chattru (93360 mts.) 4hrs. On day 4 we have a 4 hrs. walk which is quite easy and a welcome relief after the hard walk across the Hamta pass. We follow the river up to rock field, a difficult section during the monsoon season. Chattru is a confluence point of trekking rout from Rohtang pass, Hamta pass and spiti. Here we have a night halt.
Day 05: Chattru to Chandertal: Chattru to Chandertal. 4270 mts. 50 kms. 4hrs. This day we will drive strait to Chandertal lake. During the trail we can see the Bara Shigri glacier and other peaks of the CB range. This high altitude lake is a majestic sight, surrounded as it is by the mighty Himalayan peaks. A vast meadows of flower is the location of the campsites positioned on the bank of the lake.
Day 06: Chandertal to Kunzum Pass: Chandertal to Kunzum Pass (4551 mts.) 4hrs. The 6th day encompasses a short day trek towards the gateway to Spiti Kunzum Pass. This is a very spectacular trek over the height of 4000 mts. From there we drive back to Manali via Rohtang Pass.
Day 07: Kunzum Pass to Manali: Kunzum Pass to Manali. 145 kms. 5hrs. On the final day we take a drive back to Manali via the Rohtang Pass.
Option: This Trek can be extended to one more day if you want to rest at the Chandertal Lake and explore the nearby areas. In this case the duration of the trek will be 8 Days.
COST PER PERSON: Rs. 9,999/- + 5% GST