REGION : Manali, hamta, Lahoul spiti. SEASON : July to Sept. MAX. ALTITUDE : 16040 ft. GRADING : Medium NO.OF DAYS : 07 DAYS trek.
Chandra Taal (meaning the Lake of the Moon) Chandra Tal is situated in the Spiti part of the Lahul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh (India). The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. It is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in the Himalayas. Mountains of scree overlook the lake on one side, and a magnificent cirque presents a view on the other. Chandra Taal is a popular destination for trekkers and campers. The lake is accessible on foot from Batal as well as from Kunzum Pass from late May to early October. There is also a motorable road from Batal which is 14 km (8.7 mi) away from Chandra Taal.
On arrival in Manali,you chek in to a hotel,rest for a while if you wish to and then proceed on a sightseeing trip for the day with one of our team members/guides.This could also include a village tour or similar activities,if you so choose.
Drive from Manali to Vashist village on the upper out skirts.Start trekking from Vashist to Chhika,passing through alpine forests,along the Hamta streams.Overnight in tent.
Trek from Chhika to Balu Gera at the of Hamta Pass.Balu Gera literally means “bears” camp.Brown bears use the caves in this area to hibernate in winter.Overnight in tents
A strenuous trek over Hamta Pass to Sia Goru provides stunning scenery .You can see Deo Tibba and Indrasen Peak of the greater Himalayas. This used to be the trade rout from China by Spiti to kullu and othr parts of the country.Overnight tent in Sia Goru.
This day,s trek is welcome relaxtation after the previous day trek.Chhatru is a picturesque village surrounded by meadows and river Chandra flowing nearby.You are picked up of from the end point of the trek at Chhatru and transported by jeep to Chandertal,a high altitude lake in the Himalayas. This offers some splendid photo oppurtinities and you can spend the day relaxing here or hiking around the lake.You spend the night camping by the lake.
You drive to Kaza and go sightseeing to the Kibber.stay the night in a hotel in Kaza.
A 5-6hrs take you back to Manali,stay at Manali