25th July 2015: Delhi Arrival – Overnight Volvo Bus to Manali
Today our great Himalayan adventure begins, we take a comfortable ride in the state of art Volvo buses that make the overnight journey to Manali.
26th July 2015: Arrival at Manali (2000M)
Day Highlights: Arrival at Manali, Acclimatising Hike
Day Details : Upon you arrival , you will be met by IndianJourneys Representative and will be introduced to your fellow trekkers, we will check in to the hotel and spend the day taking acclimatization walks in Manali and preparing for the trek commencing tomorrow .Overnight at Manali .
27th July 2015: Manali to Batal ( 120 Kms / 6 Hrs ) ( 3960M )
Day Highlights: Rohtang Pass , Spitian Landscapes & Magnificient Views.
Day Details : The exciting trekking journey begins today. Transfer to Batal. The route is a delightful one as you cross the verdant Kullu and Manali valleys to the barren dune-like terrain of Lahaul and Spiti valley. Also, make way through the well-known Rohtang Pass where you can spend some moments. Arrive at your stay at Batal. You will remain here in order to get acclimatised to the climate. Pitch tents at the campsite and sometime during the early evenings, engage in an acclimatising hike. Spend the night in tents amidst the plush surroundings.
28th July 2015: Batal (3907m) - Chandratal (4300m) (Trek/6 hours)
Day Highlights: Chandra River, Bara Shigri Glacier, Himalayan Peaks
Day Details: Charge up for the day ahead with breakfast and commence the trek to Chandratal. The trail entails crossing over Chandra River and ascending from Batal. Expect a long trek of around 6 hours. Along the way, enjoy the sights of Bara Shigri glacier along with lofty Himalayan peaks.Once you arrive at Chandratal, you will be overcome with the surreal beauty that abounds. It is plonked amidst high mountains and you will find many gaddi shepherds around. Set camp by this splendour.
29th July 2015: Chandratal (4300m) - Tokpo Gongma (4320m) (Trek/5-6 Hours)
Day Highlights: Steady Ascend, Streams, River Crossings, Scree Slopes, Boulder Fields
Day Details: Today, rise and shine early for a trek to Tokpo Gongmo. Enjoy the route that is a steady ascend. An added delight are the several streams gushing by, the very ones that join Chandra River below. The scenery is a barren one with many scree slopes as well as boulder fields. Tokpo Yongmo will be the last large stream that you would cross today. Post which, you pitch tents to retire in during the night.
30th July 2015: Tokpo Gongma (4380m) - Tokpo Yongma (4640m) (Trek/5 hours)
Day Highlights: Chandrabhaga Range Snow Peaks, River Crossings
Day Details: This day, it is important to commence early so that you can cross the rivers at a time when the levels of the water are low. The route is a pictorial one with sight of frosty peaks of Chandrabhaga Range. The initial crossing is more east as compared to the later one. That being Tokpo Yongma. Based on the situation, you would be crossing over a snow bridge or wade across the icy streams. Your camp area at Tokpo Yongma is a charming one and there are also some shepherds nearby. Tonight, you will retreat in the tents amidst the great surroundings.
31st July 2015: Tokpo Yongma (4640m) - Baralacha La (4900m) - Manali (2000m) (Trek/5 Hours) (Drive/7 Hours)
Day Highlights: Chandra Valley, Meadow Stretch, Journey on the famed Manali – Leh Road
Day Details: This day, be prepared to climb some steep slopes of Chandra Valley to enjoy stunning sights of snowy Himalayan ranges past the Baralacha Pass. This is where you can go trigger happy as well. Ascend to the Baralacha La South peak initially and then descend to traverse over a river. Post this, you will make way through a lovely and lengthy meadow stretch to arrive at Baralacha La North summit. This is where the Manali to Leh road meets the pass. Later on, you hop on the vehicle and transfer to Manali. This marks the end of your trek. O/n will be in Manali
1st Aug 2015: Manali – Rest Day – O/n Volvo to Delhi
Today we will have a leisurely breakfast , this will be a welcome change after the early mornings we were used to on the trek , day will be at leisure to catch up on some well deserved rest , later in the evening you will be dropped to the bus stand for your Volvo to Delhi. O/n Travel.
2nd Aug 2015: Delhi Arrival
Morning we arrive in Delhi and bid goodbye to our trek mates with a promise of meeting in the Himalaya soon again. Farewell .