Himalayan Trek: Batal-Barachala [25th to 31st July 2009]- Registration is Open
This trek is organized by Above 14000ft, Manali.


One of the most scenic high altitude treks in Himachal Pradesh, it takes one to the crystal clear waters of Chandertal and then through the high passes of Baralacha-La. Culturally, it's the threshold to the mystical Buddhism practiced in Spiti, Lahaul, Ladakh and Tibet. The barren landscape in the upper regions and the green valleys below, make the trail awe-inspiring and one of the must-experience ones in this part of the Himalayas.


Trek highlights:

   Total No. of days: 7 days

   Trip Type: High Altitude Trekking

   Trip gradient: Moderately Challenging

   High Passes: Rohtang Pass and Baralacha La

   Trip Begins: Manali

   Trip Ends: Manali

   Trip start Date: 25th July

   Trip End Date: 31st July



Day 01 25th July: Arrive in Manali.


Day 02 26th July: Manali - Batal (3960m)

Duration: 7 hours


Take a SUV from Manali over Rohtang pass to Batal. The massive mountains of the Pir Panjal and Spiti ranges dominate the entire landscape till the campsite at Batal.


Day 03 27th July: Batal - Chandertal (4270m)

Duration: 7 hours


The trail starts off as a pleasant walk along the pastures bordering Chandra River. The path then leads over the rubble-strewn plateau, crosses a small stream and continues traversing the slope. The track is almost level, with a few ups and downs up to Chadertal. This high altitude lake is a majestic sight, surrounded as it is by the mighty Himalayan peaks. A vast flowerbed meadow is the camping site on the banks of the lake.

Day 04 28th July: Chandertal - Tokpoyongma (4320m)

Duration: 8 hours


This is a gradual walk as the trail rises and falls several times, but mostly continues beside the river. Approaching Tokpoyongma, the trail ascends from the mountainside and crosses a stream. A little before the campsite, a river has to be negotiated.


Day 05 29th July: Tokpoyongma - Tokpogongma (4640m)

Duration: 7 hours


The next day starts early to facilitate crossing a two mountain streams before the water level rises during the day. Mules don't take this route, as they will find it difficult to negotiate the steep ascent that starts immediately after the streams. The track then ascends steeply across the rock face and up a hill to the campsite.


Day 06 30th July : Tokpogongma - Baralacha-La (4833m) - Manali

Duration: 6 hours


The day starts off with a half-hour steep ascent to the top of the ridge. After that, the trail proceeds through a boulder field with great views of the Koa Range peaks to the Southwest. Before reaching Baralacha-La one has to cross a stream. In ancient times, Baralacha-La was an important part of the trade route as roads from Spiti, Ladakh, Zanskar and Lahaul meet here. On the Northwest lies the Bhaga River while the Chandra flows to the Southeast. Near Baralacha-La is the beautiful emerald lake, Suraj Tal, the source of the Bhaga River. From Baralacha-La, a jeep will take the team to Manali.


Day 07 31st July: Depart from Manali.


Charges: Rs. 20,000 per participant
[Pay 50% now to confirm the seat and remaining on or before 15th July]

Cost Includes:

1. Tents, Sleeping bags (Holofill) and Carry mats.

2. Nutritious, high calorie food will be served.

3. Guide, cook and camp helpers.

4. Horses to carry loads on the route.

(Participants will only carry their camera, water bottle and trail layers in a day pack.)

5. Tent on triple Sharing.

6. All transport to and from the road head.

7. Accommodation in Manali on 25th July and 30th July in good budget hotels on twin sharing.


Cost Excludes:

Thing to carry

Read thru Things to Carry page and make your best judgment on packing your backpack.

Read thru Cancellation Policy page, just in case you have to cancel participation.

Important points to be noted before registering

For any clarification email us at team @ bmcindia.org or call on 9611102222.

To confirm your participation please transfer the Trekking registration charges to following account:

Bank Name

Axis Bank

Account Holder

Bangalore Mountaineering Club

Account Type


Bank Account Number






BMC Office Address

No, 69, K. R. Garden, 3rd Main,

Bank colony, Murgeshpalya,
Vimanapura Post, Bangalore - 560017

Airport Road -> ISRO office Signal - > Wing Tunnel Road -> Left turn from Airport compound wall -> Left turn to KR Garden 3rd Main -> Left hand side 3rd House.
See MAP for detailed route

- You can visit above address to swipe the card. OR
- To save the hassle of driving all the way for payment, we have enabled facility of accepting payment via phone. Call on 9611102222, Give your Credit Card details and done. Do not forget to ask for Transaction Ref No.
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