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Manali – Hamta – Baralacha Trek

Manali – Hamta – Baralacha Trek Code:009

Region: Manali/ Lahol/Spiti (H.P)                 Duration : 11/06 Days

Grade : Moderate to Challenging         Maximum Altitude :  4950mtr.

Style of tour : Organized Camping / Hotel        Best Season : July to September


DAY 01 : MANALIi (2050m) to Bhuj Dhar 6-7hrs. walk

We will start the trek from Chadiyari (ambassador resort) Our trek goes to through deep pine forest, then the side of ridge through narrow trail with narrow valley opposite of Sethan village (the gypsy people settlement) lastly reach at hydro power project dam, then reach at camp for overnight stay.

DAY 02 : Bhuj Dhar / JWARA (3300m) 5/6 hrs.

Through thickly forested area with abundance of flowers. Trail goes to a place called Chikka. Cross Hamta stream by bridge. Another wooden bridge at short distance. Around Chhika some fantastic view of Rocky Mountains. 2 hrs walks arrive at the campsite of Jwara, beautiful campsite.

DAY 03 : JWARA / HAMTA PASS (4268m) / SHIRA GORH (4000m) 7 HRS.

 A gradual climb begins, to arrive Bhalu ka gera (bears den). Balu ka Gera that is known for wild flowers, rocks and caves. A further 1; 30 m trail takes you to Hamta pass. From Hamta pass fantastic view of Inderkila, Deo Tibba (6001m) and Indersan (6220m). Which is superb to see, After crossing the Hamta pass, one enters the Lahoul valley. Walk down to the campsite near by the stream. Overnight stay in a camp.

DAY 04 : SHIRA GORH / CHATRU (3100m) 6 hrs.

Cross-stream near the camp and follow the right bank until it joins with the Chandra River. Again, cross the same stream by small wooden bridge. Now follow the left bank of Chandra River.

Note : If you wish to complete only Hamta pass, we have option for drive back to Manali from here only.   (Option-1)

DAY 05 : CHATRU / CHOTA DARA (3’800m)

It’s a 17 km from Chhatru to Chota Dara. After breakfast walk on the dirt road. We follow the right bank of the Chandra River. Along the trail one could see huge granite walls, which are increasingly popular among rock climbers. The color of these rocks is differs to each other. Across Chandra River Chhota Shigri glacier and some wonderful views of peaks. Some small teashops mark the arrival at Chhota Dara. Camp is set near the river.

DAY 06 : CHOTA DARA / BATAL (4’000m) 6/7 hrs.

Again relatively easy walk along the right bank. A good view of Bara Shigri glacier on the left side. All above the glacier which is 12 km in length longest in Himachal, peaks of White Sail, Shigri Parbat, and Kullu Makalu where daring mountaineers touch the sky can widely be seen. Overnight camp at Batal.

Note  :   If you have short time, then we start direct from Manali to Batal and follow the same as mentioned.(Option-2)

Day 01 : Manali – Batal(100 Kms/ 4hrs)

Morning after breakfast drive to Batal via Rohtang pass (3980mts). On arrival at Batal set out tent for overnight stay. In the afternoon take a hike for acclimatization.  Return to the camp in the evening. Dinner & Overnight stay in tents.

Day 07 / Day 02 : Batal – Chandratal (18 Kms/6 hrs)

After an early breakfast trek to Chandratal (4250 mts/13940 ft) with packed lunch. Chandratal is of exquisite beauty between a lower ridge and the main Kunzum range, the outlet being into Chandra River. Dinner & overnight stay in camp.

Day 08/Day 03 : Chandra Tal (4250 mts/13940 ft)

After breakfast explore the surroundings. One can go for a hike or chill out near by lake. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 09 /Day 04 : Chandra Tal – Tokpo Yogma (4350 mts/14300 ft) 12 kms 6 hrs

After breakfast we will trek to Tokpo Yogma. Enjoy a good  view of the mountain peaks and glaciers throughout the trek to reach Tokpo Gongma (4400 m). Stop for Packed lunch on the way to Tokpo Yogma. Tokpo means river in Tibetan and Gongma means big. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 10 /Day 05 : Tokpo Yogma – Tokpo Gongma (4650 mts/15250 ft) 10 kms/5 hrs

Today we will trek to Tokpo Gongma with packed lunch via Tokpo Yogma River. In this trek we will use ropes for crossing the streams. On arrival set out camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 11/ Day 06 : Tokpo Gongma – Baralacha (4950 mts/16236 ft) 5 hrs – Manali (By Jeep) 7hrs. Drive

Breakfast at the Camp, Today We start the day by crossing Tokpo Gongma (upper river). On this day we will have to hike for 10 kms to reach Baralacha La. Baralacha La (4950 M) is a double pass. It marks the divide between the Himalaya and Lahaul Ranges and also between the Himalaya and the Baralacha Range extending to the North. Packed lunch on the way to Baralacha, Baralacha (4883 m) is an interesting 8kms long pass and gives rise to three rivers viz Chandra,Bhaga and Yunam. Baralacha means ‘pass with cross roads on summit ‘. Roads from Zanskar, Ladakh, Spiti and Lahaul meet on top of the pass. Upon arrival at Baralacha Pass our tour escort will meet you there with the Jeeps and drive straight to Manali for Dinner and Overnight stay.

The Services We Provide :- Transportation, Tent accommodation, sleeping bags, Carry mat, Guide, Cook, Helper, All meal(Breakfast, Pack lunch, Dinner, Tea/snacks) Pony/ Porter, First aid medical kit, Hotel Stay(on demand).

What To Be Bring :- Good shoes, Warm Cloths, Rain Proof jacket, Two extra pairs of Cloths, Personal Medicine, Torch Light, Small knife, Camera(Optional), Sun Screen Lotion, Sun Glass, Small bag Day sack.

Does not Include :-  Your Insurance, Air Tickets, Bus/Taxi Till Manali /Starting point, Donations, Personal Expanse, hotel stay .

Note: - All Programs are subject to change due to Political reason, Natural Calamities, Serious Sickness, and special Reasons.

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