Tour Package Manali Rohtang Paas
Traveling northward from Manali, past the sulphur springs, of Vashishta and the Brighu Lake is the breathtaking region of Lahaul. Across the Rohtang Pass it is located at a height of 4,111 meters (13,400 ft.), reached by the world's highest jeepable road right up to and even beyond, Keylong. It is 117 kms from Manali the capital, to Lahaul. The threshold of the Lahaul plateau is nourished by the Chandra and Bhaga rivers. Dry and very cold, it is surrounded by high mountains on all sides, the Great Himalayas
to the north, the Pir Panjal to the South and the Spiti-Chandra watershed
to the east. Higher and colder than Pangi valley there are many glaciers and high peaks in Lahaul. The biggest glacier is Bara Shigri. The road, that passes through Lahaul, starts from Rahalla falls, enters Lahaul by the Rohtang Pass, goes through Lahaul through Khoksar and Keylong and crosses out by the Baralacha-La. From Lahaul the Himalayas can be seen in all their mighty splendor. The barren landscape and sparse vegetation lends a magnificent charm to this otherwise bleak country. With their slant Mongol eyes, prominent cheek bones and cheerful smiles, the people give visitors an enthusiastic welcome.
Day 1 : Delhi - Manali
Transfer to Palam Domestic airport for flight IC-475 to Kullu at 0900
hrs to arrive Kullu (Bhuntar airport) at 1030 hrs. Transfer from Bhuntar
airport to Manali and check into Hotel Holiday Inn or similar. After
lunch, we drive down to Manali town for self exploration of town.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 : Manali
- Rohtang Pass - Manali
After early breakfast, we drive to Rohtang Pass for sight seeing. This
day is must for acclimatization. Return back by lunch time and day free
at leisure. Overnight in hotel.
according to legend, was born when the waters of The Great Deluge
receded and the seventh Manus 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.
Day 3 : Manali - Rohtang Pass - Batal
After early breakfast, drive over Rohtang Pass for Batal. Reach Batal
by lunch time. Evening free at leisure & overnight in tents.
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. Keylong Rohtang Pass
is the gateway to Lahaul
valley just as Zojila pass in between Kashmir valley and Ladakh.
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.
Day 4 : Batal - Kunzum Pass - Chander Tal
After breakfast, we drive 10 kms to Kunzum Pass and start trekking 12
kms to Chander tal. A pleasant 4 hrs walk and the Chandra tal appears.
Overnight in tents.
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
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.
Day 5 : Rest Day
6 : Rest Day
Day 7 : Chander Tal - Kunzum Pass - Manali
After early breakfast, trek back to Kunzum Pass and drive back to
Manali to arrive late in the evening. Check into Hotel Holiday Inn.
Day 8 : Manali - Delhi
Transfer to Bhuntar airport for flight no. IC 475 to Delhi 1110 hrs to
arrive Delhi at 1240 hrs. Transfer to hotel.