Description: This trek that leads to the high-glaciated lake is not to be confused with The Lake of the Moon (Chandratal - in the Spiti region). This trek leads out of the tiny village of Khanul, a little distance away from Manali and climbssteadily throughevergreen forests and meadows, alongside numerous streams. An easy trek with some of the most beautiful walks in Manali region unfolds the most magnificent mountain escapes.
Location: Himachal Season: June - mid Oct Grade: Easy Altitude: 4250 mts/14000 ft
Day 01: Arrive Delhi Upon arrival at Delhi airport, greetings and welcome by TEI representative and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi - Manali Morning after breakfast at hotel half day sightseeing - Red fort, India gate, Lotus temple, Qutub minar etc and in the evening drive to Manali by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.
Day 03: Manali - Keylong (3348 mts/11000 ft)
Arrival at Manali by morning. On arrival fresh at local restaurant, having breakfast and drive to Keylong (115 kms/4 – 5 hrs approx) via Rohtang pass (3980 mts/13055 ft) for acclimatisation purpose. Go on short hikes around Keylong. Keylong is the capital town of Lahaul and has numerous cultivated fields bordered with willow and poplar trees, in-between the surrounding barren landscape. Rest for the day. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 04: Keylong - Batal (3950 mts/13000 ft)
We will drive to Batal from Keylong in the morning. Arrive in Batal for lunch. We will go on an acclimatising hike from here. Return to the camp in the evening. Dinner & overnight stay in tents.
Day 05: Batal – Chandratal (4250 mts/14000 ft)
Today we will trek 18 kms to reach Chandratal and it will take us about 5-6 hrs, while on this trek we will get a nice view of the Lahaul range, peaks like Minar(6172 M), Talagiri(6279 M), Tara Pahar(6227 M) and Mulkila (6517 M). Rest of the day rest. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 06: Chandratal
The day is for exploration the surroundings. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 07: Chandratal - Manali After breakfast trek down to Batal and drive for Manali via Batal, Chatru and Rohtang Pass. Dinner and over night stay at Manali.
Day 08: Manali – Delhi The day at leisure visit Hadimba Devi Temple, old Manali, Tibetan Monastery and the mall. In the evening drive to Delhi by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.
Day 09: Delhi Arrival at Delhi by morning. On arrival transfer to hotel for relax. In the evening drive to international airport to board onwards flight