- Location: Naggar, Manali Valley
- Duration: 6Days/ 5 Nights
- Level: Moderate
- Max Height : 13,800 ft
- Pick Up/Drop: Naggar/Manali
By Bus/taxi: Take a bus headed towards Manali from Delhi/Chandigarh and get down at Patlikuahal stop(20 km before Manali) and take a taxi to Rumsu. Taxi charges are Rs 500-700 per vehicle (7 seater)
First Day is kept for rest and an acclimatisation walk. For reaching base camp on time, one should board a bus for Manali with reaching time before 9 am either from Delhi or Chandigarh. Get down 20km before at a junction called “Patli-kuhal”. Our cabs are already present there from 7 am to 9 am to take you to Rumsu base camp. Participants coming after 9 am have to take a shared cab for Rumsu base camp by their own. Once you reach Camp, you will undergo the registration process and then for an acclimatisation walk. After walk participants will be distributed Trekking bags, Microspikes( help you to walk on ice), Gaiters( to prevent snow enter your shoes) and trekking sticks.
After morning breakfast we will start the day’s trek with a beautiful drive to Hamta dam from Rumsu at 8 am.The trek to Chikka starts from Hamta Dam and is easy. It takes around 2-3 hours to complete it. There is a small forest patch and then two wooden bridges before you reach the campsite. Chikka has big rock boulders and a beautiful waterfall.<br /> Overnight in tents at Chikka.
After morning breakfast we will start the trek for Balu Ka Ghera. Trek duration is around 4 to 5 hours from Chikka to Balu ka Ghera scaling 11900 feet. The initial part of the trek goes through the bank of the river crossing few rock boulders. There is a water stream that needs to be crossed on the way.<br /> Balu ka Ghera is a large plain ground on the bank of the river and camping at this spot is a dream in reality. One can spot Indrasan, the highest peak of Manali valley from here. Snacks would be served in the evening followed by dinner. Overnight camping at Balu Ka Ghera.
Today’s trek starts early as we will try covering the maximum snow patch before sun rise. The trek route from Balu Gehra towards Shia Ghoru is a moderate climb, scaling 4,200 meters. The trek duration is relatively long and starts by 5 am in the morning from Balu ka Gera. It takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach the top of the Hamta Pass. The aerial views of Spiti valley from Hamta Pass is quite breathtaking. We will then descend from Hamta top towards Shia Ghoru. The descend is steep and at times when snow is abundant one can slide down to reach Shia Ghoru.
After morning breakfast we will start the trek to Chatru. From Chatru we will drive in vehicles to the majestic Chandrataal lake. Participants will get their deposited luggage bag and they have to return all the issued gear at Chatru camp site. Before dinner Certificate distribution will happen and Overnight camping at Chatru.
After morning breakfast we will start the jeep ride to Manali via Rohtang Pass. We will be reaching by 1pm. But sometime due to traffic and all participants can get late so if you are booking return bus to Delhi/Chandigarh make sure it is after 7pm.