- Duration : 10 Days.
- Season : June to September.
- Regions Covered : Spiti - Chandartaal
Detailed Itinerary :
Day 01 : Departure from Home....
Day 02 : Arrival in New Delhi. Transfer to Hotel..
Day 03 : Departure Shatabdi express to Chandigarh by (Taxi/Private bus) drive through the increasingly dramatic valleys and gorges into the Kullu valley. It is drive of 8hrs. Check in Hotel.
Day 04 : in Manali (2050mts.) Opportunity for sightseeing or to relaxing.
Day 05 : Manali—zingzingbar (14,600ft)By Private bus or taxi over the Rohtang Pass 13,200ft, watershed between the monsoon-watered forest ranges and the high arid lands, where the people are Buddhist ,Mongol-features and speak Tibetan language. From the pass, if there is a break in the clouds, view of Hanuman Tibba on the Kullu sides and to the north the twin peaks of Geyphang. We drive on over Keylong and Darcha to Zingzingbar.
First camp at the side of stream.
Day 06 : Zingzingbar –Tokpo Gongma (4,640mts.) The first day's real walking up to Baralacha 4,880mts. The Mountains begins to close up. Up to the top of the Baralacha pass a long flat stretch at over 16.000 ft. It was over this pass that Kim's Lama came down from Tibet. Camp just below the top looking walk down for the next three days.
Day 07 : Tokpo Gongma—Tokpo Yongma (4,400mts.)
Walk down the broad green valley floor. Interesting apline flora if you are lucky, the ground will be carpeted with yellow saxifrage. Camp just before a side river, which has to be forded early next morning.
Day 08 : Tokpo Yongma ---- Chandertal 4270mts.
An early start to cross the river. Fascinating geological formation. Again we camp by the river to be forded next morning. After crossing the river, a morning walk brings us to the head of a cliff. Here we see the valley dropping away below us to the Moon Lake is hiding. Walk down to Lake Chandertal (14.000ft) passing through some Gaddi flocks, the first sign
Of life since leaving the Baralacha. The Lake only reveals itself after skirting a small range of hills and crossing some deep gullies.
Day 09 : REST DAY AT MOON LAKE
The enjoy this most beautiful site in the Western Himalayas. The surface of the lake changes with the light, beyond cloud shadows play across the hills and beyond again the higher peaks are capped in snow."
Day10 : Lake moon ---- Batal 3,960mts.
A rather longer day 4-5 hours down to Batal, on the road up the Chandra Valley to Spiti and the Kunzum-La pass. For much of the time we are on a path high above the river, which in places divides into a dozen silvery streams. Camp in a meadow away from the road near Batal.
- Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control
- We will provide basic equipment like ropes for safety, ice axe, harnesses, ascenders and descanters but one has to bring his/her own good quality Shoes, Sleeping bags, and crampons.
- Incase of 2 -3 pax, cook would work as route guide and dinning arrangements would be made in kitchen tent only
- Services subject to advance payments
- At times due to road blockade or landslide we may to alter the itinerary at the last moment or the day of journey also. In such a case any extra running of vehicle or expenses incurred in operating the changed tour, extra cost would have to be paid by the guest.
- Trekking & high altitude travel are adventure activities and the rates donot cover any insurance, risk cover, damages, claims etc. A person coming on adventure tour has to be covered for adventure travel & activities apart from normal travel insurance. Himalayan Wanderer or any of its service providers would not be liable in any case for any mishap/ loss etc
- A person should be covered under travel insurance and the insurance should also include adventure travel and repatriation by a helicopter. Our transfer rates donot include any travel insurance/ repatriation charges/ damages/ claims etc incase of any eventuality
- Our rates donot include any travel insurance/ repatriation charges/ damages/ claims etc incase of any eventuality
- To reduce the risk of altitude sickness you should: drink enough liquids (check your urine periodically to make sure it is pale in color, dark yellow urine indicates that you are getting dehydrated), eat light (low fat food high in carbohydrates), and rest (take it easy and relax). Alcoholic drinks may not help during the acclimatization process
- Our first add box normally contains – normal drugs for regular use like pain killers, Diamox, ORS powder, Bandages, ointment for cuts and wounds, antiseptics like Detol or Savolon etc. But normally foreign guest carry their own medicines and we also avoid suggesting anything in this regard. Carrying Diamox is always advisable (this is for high altitude, oxygen deficiency and mild high altitude sickness)
- We suggest guest to consult doctor and have a thorough physical checkup before undertaking a trek.
- For any helicopter rescue operations, normally the expenditure for these operations is paid by the insurance companies if the guest is insured. But Guest taking this adventure tour must be covered under travel insurance and the insurance should also include adventure travel and repatriation by a helicopter.
- Incase guest doesn't have any risk insurance for adventure travel and repatriation by a helicopter charges, then in such a case of emergency we would want a written guarantee from the foreign office and the guest's travel agent that in such a case all the expenses incurred in rescue operation, extra cost immediately would have to be paid by the guest / foreign office or guest's travel agent in advance or as soon as the operation is over as per requirement of helicopter company or Army.
- The client should make the reservation with the company along with 50% of tour cost as booking deposit. The balance amount has to be paid one month prior to the departure of the trek/ safari/ tour.
- The booking form should be completed filled, signed and returned to the Company before starting any kind of adventure activity.
- If the client is forced to cancel the booking prior to departure, the cancellation policy will be followed.
- Once the tour starts and is cancelled due to any reason beyond our control, the Company reserves the right for the payment of refunds to the client and will be on Company's discretion.
- In case of any delay beyond our control, the client will have to bear extra cost for the extra days as per the option chosen on per day basis.
- In case the strength falls below the stipulated group strength or the Client can travel as individual travelers, then a different rate i.e. not group rate would be applicable
- Company reserves the rights to decline to reserve any person or persons as client for any trek without assigning any reason whatsoever.
The booking is accepted on the understanding that you realize the potential risks and hazards that can be involved in holidays of this kind. , along with our leaders/guides and any one else working in association with us can not be held responsible for any death, accident or mishap that may occur in connection with any part of, or services connected with the holiday. It is in the nature of a holiday of this kind to be flexible. The day to day agenda and ultimate goal of the tour is taken as an aim and not as a contractual obligation. We shall not be responsible for the delays or alterations in the program or expenses incurred due to conflict, international or internal flight delay or cancellations, strikes, sickness, weather, war, vehicle problems, political closures and disputes. Before the guests come on a holiday, they must be covered by insurance, which has to include the cost of helicopter rescue and cost of repatriation if they become too ill to continue. The travel insurance should cover Adventure Holiday too.
The cost is for the entire package and there would be no refunds in case any part of the package is not availed The Company would not be liable to pay any kind of compensation arising because of any mishap, sickness, accident etc.