Chandratal ( Lake of the moon) is one of most fascinating trek drained by two mightly rivers , the Chandra and Bhaga , both start from Baralacha La (4890m) in opposite directions and later join eachother to form the chenab , which is one of the biggest tributaries of the Indus. This trek explore the upper reaches of the Chandratal and goes up to its source on the Baralacha La.
Duration: 10 days
Lakes: Chandratal lake
Next destination of trek is Khanol, we drive upto Jagatsukh and then start the trek along the Jagatsukh nallah upwards through green forests with an amazing variety of vegetation dot the way to reach Khanol (2200 m). The Manali valley appears far below and to the east lies the mighty mountain – Deo Tibba. Overnight in camp.
We trek through a stretch of 3-4 kms that is steep through forest and then a long & wide alpine plateau with wild flowers to reach Chikka (3350 m). Chhika provides the best rocks for climbing in the area. Overnight in camp.
The route is along the right bank of Jagatsukh nallah and passes through Seri. Seri was once a glaciated lake, but is now a meadow carpeted with an astounding variety of herbs and alpine flowers. Along the trek, sudden appearance of Deo Tibba (6001 m) is breathtaking. Overnight in tents at Tenta (4180 m).
On the 8th day of Chandertal Trek, we finally reach beautiful lake with emerald blue water – Chandertal lake (4480 m) at the base of Deo Tibba. The flora enthusiast will have a wonderful time trying to identify the hundreds of flowers growing everywhere. Overnight in tents.
The Chandertal Trek continues and we descend down to Bhanara village. In the afternoon explore nearby areas and view Shringtingu mountain range. Overnight in tents.
Trek down to Jagatsukh village enroute visit local temples and a historical cave ‘Arjun Gufa’. From Jagatsukh travel to Manali by car/jeep. Overnight in Manali.