07 Nights / 08 Days
Delhi - Manali - Rohtang Pass - Batal - Kunzum Pass - Chander Tal - Kunzum Pass - Manali - Delhi
This morning transfer to Delhi airport at your own to
catch flight for Kullu.
Arrive into Delhi
Welcome to Vardhman's "Manali-Rohtang Pass"!
On arrival at Bhuntar airport (Kullu) you will be met and transferred to Manali by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Relax for a while and later visit Manali. Visti hadimba temple, Manu Temple, Vashisth.
Manali: Manali, according to legend, was born when the waters of The Great Deluge receded and the seventh Manu’s ark came to rest on a hillside in this valley. As the earth dried up there came up a place of breathtaking beauty which was named after the great sage. Over the last decade Manali has grown from a back of the beyond Himachali town to a busy tourist destination bustling with as many as 400 hotels. It is the centre of a flourishing orchard industry, a popular honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks.
After early breakfast drive to Rohtang Pass for sight
seeing. This day is must for acclimatization. Return back
by lunch time and day free at leisure.
Rohtang Pass: Situated about 51 km from Manali town at an altitude of 4,111 meters (13,400 ft.) on the highway to Keylong, is Rohtang Pass. Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendour. At the top of the Pass the air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herringboned ridges into the Lahaul Valley. There is a beautiful Doshohar Lake left to the pass, where pilgrims go every year on the auspicious day of 20th Bhadon. This is the only access to Lahaul valley. The pass is open from June to September each year although trekkers can across the pass a little earlier. Rohtang pass is the gateway to Lahaul valley just as Zojila pass in between Kashmir valley and Ladakh.
After early breakfast, drive over Rohtang Pass for Batal.
Reach Batal and check into your tent.
Batal: Batal is situated at the foot of Kunzum pass, which provides the main approach to Spiti from Lahaul. The panorama as viewed from the top of the pass is enthralling and inspiring. On the way is Bara Shigri glaciers. Bara meaning big and Shigri meaning glacier in Lahauli dialect. The view of the Shigri Stream emerging from beneath a huge iridescent archway of solid ice is a never-to be forgotten sight. Behind the archway lies the Shigri glacier climbing up to dizzy height. The glacier is mountainous mass of solid ice, more than a kilometer wide and extending over a distance of ten kilometers.
After breakfast drive 10 kms to Kunzum Pass and start
trekking 12 kms to Chander tal. A pleasant 4 hrs walk and
the Chandra tal appears.
Kunzum Pass (4551 m): 110 from Manali,Kunzum provides chief access to Lahaul valley by the great Kunzum range. The lofty Shigri Glacier is seen in front in all its grandeur. The crest of the pass has been marked by a chorten of stones erected ages ago. The Panorama as viewed from the top of the Pass is enthralling and inspiring. There is a temple dedicated to Kali, known as Kunzum Devi. Rahul was the son of Buddha and the name Lahaul is drived from Rahul.
Chander Tal: Chandertal means the Lake of Moon. This lake of exquisite beauty is set on a large meadow of edelweiss between a lower ridge and the main Kunzum range with an outlet into the Chandra river. A beautiful view of the Samudra Tapoo glacier and of Mulkila range is obtainable. A majestic serene lake surrounded by mighty Himalayan peaks. A vast meadow, is the camping site on the banks of this enchanting lake. During spring time, it is carpeted with hundreds of kinds of wild alpine flowers.
Full day free to explore Chander Tal.
Full day free to explore Chander Tal.
After early breakfast trek back to Kunzum Pass and then
drive back to Manali.
Arrive Manali late in the evening and check into your hotel for an overnight rest.
This morning transfer to Bhuntar airport (Kullu) to catch
flight for Delhi with sweet and unforgettable memories of
"Manali-Rohtang Pass" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.
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