Delhi – Chandigarh – Manali 9 hours drive
Fly from Delhi/Mumbai to Chandigarh. On arrival at Chandigarh airport our driver will meet you and drive to Manali. It is a long day driver with few stops enroute. Arrive Manali in the evening and check in Hotel.
Morning relax. Afternoon drive to Solang valley to start a short acclimatization walk. It is three hours drive from Solang valley to old Manali passing through some traditional villages of Manali. Overnight stay at Hotel in Manali.
Manali – Shishu (3200 M) 5 hours drive
The beautiful road journey into the high Himalayas starts today. Leave after an early breakfast and drive over Rohtang Pass. It is beautiful zigzag uphill drive to Rohtang Pass. After crossing Rohtang Pass you will notice a sudden change in the landscape-the green kullu valley is suddenly replaced by dry dessert of Lahul valley. Camp at Shishu on the side of river.
Shishu – Kardong Gompa – Chota Dara (3760 M) 4/5 hours drive
This short stage is included in order to get acclimatize to the increasing altitude. After breakfast we drive further up into Lahul valley to visit one of the monasteries sitated on top of a hill. Later drive back to Shishu and continue to Chota Dara where you camp on the side of Chandera river that originates from Chandertal.
Chotta-Dara – Kunzum Pass (4550 m) – Chandertal Lake (4300m) 1 hours drive and 3 hours walk
After a short drive you on top of Kunzum Pass from where you start your trek to Chandertal Lake. From Kunzum Pass you have beautiful view of the high Himalayan peaks. It is gradual walk from Kunzum Pass to Chandertal lake.
Chandertal Lake – Tokpo Gongma (4350 M)
Gradual uphill walk for 4 to 5 hours takes us to the next camping place. We have to start early in order to cross small streams that gets flooded in the afternoon. Camp for overnight stay.
Tokpo Gongma to Tokpo Yongma (4640 M)
Gradual uphill walk for 5 hours takes us to our next camping place. Tokpo Yongma means small river.
Tokpo Yongma – Baralacha Pass (4800m) – Keylong (3400 m) 4 hours walk and 3 hours drive
After 3 to 4 hours of uphill walk we reach Baralacha Pass situated on the main highway between Manali and Leh. On the side of the pass is Surajtal from where Bhaga river and Yunam and tokpo Chandra rivers originate and flows in different directions. From Baralacha drive to Keylong for overnight stay in Hotel.
Keylong – Manali 6 hours drive
Drive back to Manali crossing over Rohtang pass. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Manali – Delhi
Morning at Leisure. Afternoon transfer to Bus station to board Overnight Volvo Bus to Delhi. End of the tour.
(1). This is the itinerary for a tour which we run regularly. It can be altered, and we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients’ interests, and available time. The itinerary is planned in such a way that you gain altitude gradually , you get a good and proper time to acclimatise properly while travelling through the Central Himalayas . Every day there is enough free time to make walk / or to relax your own so you could experience the people and culture from much close on the tour.
(2). In case you require accompanying tour escort / local guide with you please tell us and we will be happy to arrange local, knowledgeable guide for your tour, as per your choice.
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