Batal-Barachala [25th to 31st July 2009]-
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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.
• 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
[Pay 50% now to confirm the seat and remaining on or before 15th July]
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.
Any expenses of personal nature like phone call etc
Food in Manali and enroute.
Thing to carry
Backpack- 1 (40 - 50 ltrs)
Day pack - 1
Warm track pants / trousers and shirts
Good walking /hiking shoes
Flash light with extra batteries
Suntan lotion and toiletries
Warm jacket / pullover
Personal medication if any
Things to Carry
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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:
Bangalore Mountaineering Club
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BMC Office Address
No, 69, K. R. Garden, 3rd Main,
Bank colony, Murgeshpalya,
- You can visit above address to swipe the card. OR
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