Keylong to Manikaran over Barashigri Glacier

Keylong to ManikaranA moderate level trail which requires some experience as Barashigri Glacier may be hard for first timers.
Day-1: Takeover from AIRPORT – Most international flights lands in night- takeover from airport and shift to hotel. Take rest. If you are coming from DOMESTIC FLIGHT- you can reach CHANDIGARH same day.

Day-2: Reaching CHANDIGARH – In moderate traffic of DELHI- it can take 5-6 hrs in reaching CHANDIGARH. Chandigarh is modern and planned city of INDIA. Do have a visit in evening at international famous ROCK GARDEN,ROSE GARDEN and SUKHNA LAKE.

Day-3: Reaching MANALI- We start travel after breakfast and very soon we find ourselves in VALLEY OF GODS- this is famous KULLU VALLEY.

Day-4: Rest Day – We suggest you to take local walking in mountain as this will help you in getting acclimatized to mountain air.

Day-5: Reaching Keylong – traveling over ROHTANG PASS

Day-6: Keylong-Gramphu,

Day-7: Gramphu-Chhatru, see details on Manali to Keylong over Hamta Pass.

Day-8: Chhatru-Chhota Dara,

Day-9: Chhota Dara-Foot of Glacier,
Cross river Chandra. Then trek over loose moraine to reach a fiat grassy patch for camping.

Day-10: Foot-Glacier Camp,
Go jumping, avoiding and negotiating crevasses to camp on rather flat and safe patch on the glacier. If lucky you may find signs of another camp there.

Day-11: Glacier Camp-Concordia,
Concordia offers breath taking view. Four glaciers meet here. One can see alternating longitudinal stripes of brilliant white ice and dark debris. Camp at about 4700 m near a tarn in the middle of the glacier. Safe from avalanches and falling stones.

Day-12: Concordia-Chopini Thach/ end of Tichu Glacier,
From Concordia the ascent to the Gunthar Pass is Slow. It may take more than two hours. Alti of the pass is 5985 m. Another two hours strenuous walk brings one to the other tongue of this glacier. One may like to pitch tents here for the night or like to go to Thach for rest.

Day-13: Thach-Kalboti,
From the tongue of the glacier the route is narrow along the right bank of Tichu nullah. Down this route one ends up stating at a 30 ft high rock with no other passage visible. However there is a very narrow and impossible looking passage along the gorge. One may repel down to reach Kalboti or may prefer to climb the rock to follow a longer route to reach Kalboti taking an extra day.

Day-14: Kalboti – Rest day.

Day-15: Kalboti-Pulga,
From Kalboti follow the right bank of the Tosh nullah to the point Where it meets Parvati river. From there follow the right bank of the river to reach Pulga.

Day-16: Pulga (2895 m)-Manikaran, 12 kms
Pulga is located in a very narrow valley with steep hills. The area is totally forested.

Day 17: Travel back to Chandigarh – Hotel stay.

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Manali to Keylong over Hamta Pass

3Lesser known route, used to be shepherd trail. Requires good fitness and aptitude to walk over high passes and trekking into remote wilderness.

Day 1: Takeover from AIRPORT – Most international flights lands in night- we provide takeover from airport and shift to hotel. Take rest. If you are coming from DOMESTIC FLIGHT- you can reach CHANDIGARH same day.

Day 2: Reaching CHANDIGARH – In moderate traffic of DELHI- it can take 5-6 hrs in reaching CHANDIGARH. Chandigarh is modern and planned city of INDIA. Do have a visit in evening at internationaly famous ROCK GARDEN,ROSE GARDEN and SUKHNA LAKE.

Day 3: Reaching MANALI- We start travel after breakfast and very soon we find ourselves in VALLE OF GODS- this is famous KULLU VALLEY.

Day 4: Rest Day – We suggest you to take local walking in mountain as this willhelp you in getting acclimitized to mountain air.

Day-5: Manali-Settan (2050m), 11 kms
One comes across good stiff jungles along the route. Visit the village.

Day-6: Settan-Panduropa, 8 kms
Chhika is situated below the Hamta Pass. Camp site is available on the fight bank of the .Hamta nullah and near Khrei nullah.

Day- 7: Panduropa-Chhika (3000m), 6 kms
This 4268 m high pass remains open between May and September. This pass is not as windy as the Rohtang pass. Camping ground is available below the Hamta pass on the other side in the Lahaul valley.

Day- 8: Chhika-Hamta, 10 kms
Steep climb down. Ford a side nullah. At Chhatru one can see the ruins of old village ravaged by the fury of fiver Chandra. PWD rest house and camping ground available.

Day-9: Hamta-Chhatru (3360 m), 10 kms
Rather an easy walk along the fight bank of river Chandra. The scenery resembles moonscape. It is desolate and dry. At Gramphu, 5 kms short of Khoksar one meets the metalled road.

Day-10: Khoksar-Sissu (3120 m), 14 kms
Along the right bank of the river. The valley flattens out at Sissu and appears strikingly green. Visit the waterfall on the left bank and the temple of Lord Ghepan, the supreme deity of Lahaul. Also visit two fountain slabs, one lying near the bridge and the other near the temple. Permit obtainable at Khoksar.

Day-11: Sissu-Gondhla (3160 m),12 kms
Along the right bank of the river, one can see beautiful precipices opposite Gondhla. Visit Tower of Gondhla and rock carvings near the Govt. School at Gondhla.

Day-12 : Gondhla-Keylong (3156 m),18 kms
Upto Tandi follow the road. Tandi is the confluence of rivers Chandra and Bhaga. From Tandi follow the right bank of river Bhaga. At Tandi visit Tupchiling Gompa. At Beeling on way to Keylong one may like to visit a small cave temple just above HRTC workshop. From Beeling take the shortcut to reach Keylong, the administrative headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti.

Day 13: Reaching MANALI- road travel.

Day 14: Manali to CHANDIGARH- same route

Day 15: CHANDIGARH to DELHI.

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Batal- Chandra Taal

Chandertal LakeDay 01 : Arrival Delhi – Meet at the airport and transferred to hotel. Most international flights lands in night-stay in Delhi is recommended.

Day 02 : Reaching Chandigarh. Hotel stay. Do visit ROCK GARDEN,ROSE GARDEN and SUKHNA LAKE.

Day 03: Reaching Manali from Chandigarh.

Day 04 : Stay at Manali for acclimatization.

Day 05 : Travel to Batal by Jeep.

Day 06 : Batal-Chandra Tal: Walking Time 6-7 hrs.> It takes a day to reach Batal 3950m from Manali. Pir Panjal and Baralacha La merges at Kunzum La and Batal is nestled in it’s footsteps. Situated at 4250m Chandra Tal is a magical experience for many.

Day 07 : Stay at Chandra Taal

Day 08 : Return to Manali

Day 09 : Return to Chandigarh.

Day 10: Back travel to DELHI.

Option: This is not necessary to go towards Baralacha-la. This option require toughness and experience also. You can come back from Chandra Taal to Manali.Itinarary Will Be: Manali-Batal-Chandertal-Batal-Manali.

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