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Manali with Spiti Valley (Kaza) and Chandertal Lake(6 Nights)

Manali, Kaza, Chandertal Lake, Manali

for Adventure Seeker, Inbound Traveller, Experiential Traveller

Holiday Overview

Enroute Chandertal Lake
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)
(Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)
Chhatru Tea Stopover on Kaza - Manali route (Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)
Wading through Glaciers (Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)
Kunzumla Pass (Nivalink Trip Dated - 10 June 2009)
View of River Beas
River Beas

Manali with Spiti Valley and Chandertal Lake is an adventure centric inbound itinerary for guests looking to visit Spiti Valley areas from Manali. Kaza is a desert like region and one of the most remote area. The itinerary includes some exciting Himalayan drives, visiting ancient monasteries and exploring adventure options around Manali. This also has an additional night at Chandertal Lake that offers adventurous drive and stunning himalayan beauty.

Route

Manali(2) - Kaza(3) - Chandertal Lake(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Manali. Visits around Manali.
  • Day-2 Adventure around Manali
  • Day-3 Manali - Kaza adventurous drive via Rohtang Pass and Kunzum La pass
  • Day-4 Ki Monastery. Visit world
  • Day-5 Kaza Excursion - Visit Tabo and Dhankar Monasteries
  • Day-6 Kaza - Chandertal Lake.
  • Day-7 Chanderatal Lake - Manali
Sightseeing Summary

Chandertal Lake - Chandertal Lake (0.50 kms)

Kaza - Ki Monastery (7.00 kms), Dhanker Monastery (30.00 kms)

Manali - Solang Valley Ropeway ride (15.00 kms), Atal Tunnel (28.00 kms), Jana Waterfall (30.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Manali Departure - Manali
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests arriving from Chandigarh by road may require a transit stop at the end.

Distances
  • Manali to Kaza -200 kms (10 hrs)
  • Kaza to Chandertal Lake -90 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Chandertal Lake to Manali -120 kms (5 hrs)
Route

Manali(2) - Kaza(3) - Chandertal Lake(1) - Manali

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Manali. Visits around Manali. Arrive at Manali (6500+ ft asl). Visit Jana waterfalls, a perennial waterfall at 40 kms from Manali (Jana waterfall is perennial and it is recommended to also have lunch at one of the Dhabas around here).

Day-2 Adventure around Manali Visit Solang Valley (15 kms), hub of adventure sports in Manali such as Paragliding, Zorbing etc. Solang Valley turns into a Ski resort in Winter.

Day-3 Manali - Kaza adventurous drive via Rohtang Pass and Kunzum La pass Proceed to Kaza (12000 ft asl - 180 kms - 8 hrs) via Atal Tunnel and Kunzum-la Pass (15000+ ft asl). This drive is adventurous and passes through riverbeds, glaciers and a route with stunning Himalayan backdrop alongside.

Day-4 Ki Monastery. Visit world Visit Ki Monastery (One of the most significant and ancient monasteries in the area), Gete at 14000+ ft asl and Kibber at 14000+ ft asl are known for being the highest inhabited villages in the world).

Day-5 Kaza Excursion - Visit Tabo and Dhankar Monasteries Visit Tabo (ancient monastery set at 11000 ft asl - 55 kms) and Dhankar Monastery (1000 year old ancient monastery set at 11000 ft asl) .Reach Kaza by evening.

Day-6 Kaza - Chandertal Lake.  Early departure to Chandratal lake (13000+ ft asl - 110 kms - 5 hours). Chandertal Lake is renowned for its stunning Himalayan beauty. The lake is accessible via a 4WD (8 km drive)from a point after crossing Kunzum La pass. The accommodation here is basic and therefore one has to be adventure frame of mind before considering an overnight stay at Chandertal Lake.

Day-7 Chanderatal Lake - Manali  Depart for Manali (100 kms - 5 hrs). Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Chandertal Lake :

  • Chandertal Lake - Chandertal Lake is an high altitude lake with a backdrop of stunning himalayan views. July -Sept is the period when lake is accessible. Guests take a walk around the lake soaking in the experience while they stay at one of the camp sites set around the lake.

Kaza :

  • Ki Monastery - Ki Gompa, is a 11th century monastery the largest in the valley. Located above Kaza at the height of 4116m, fine murals and valuable collection of Kangyur - ancient Buddhist texts are its attractions.

  • Dhanker Monastery - 24 km from Tabo, 800 year old Dhanker Monastery is one of the most significant Tibetan Buddhism monastery in the area. The monastery overlooks the confluence of Pin and Spiti rivers. An hours walk from the monastery takes you to the beautiful Dhankar Lake.

Manali :

  • Solang Valley Ropeway ride - 15 kms from Manali town centre is Sollang nullah, a hub for a range of adventure activities all round the year (Skiing in Winter and Paragliding / Zorbing etc. in Summer). Ropeway here is popular for some stunning views of the area.

  • Atal Tunnel - Atal Tunnel is a tunnel built under the Rohtang Pass on the Leh-Manali Highway. It is historic as it cuts down the distance between Manali to Leh by 50 kms and makes Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh accessible all round the year. Atal Tunnel is the longest high altitude tunnel of its kind in the world and has become a major touirst attraction eversince its opened and therefore must visit for all travellers.

  • Jana Waterfall - 40 kms from Manali, off Naggar road is village Jana. The waterfall is perennial and one also enjoys local cuisine served by Dhabas around here.

Destination Overview

Manali - Manali (7000 ft) is a major hill station and a preferred Ex-Chandigarh weekend Getaway and a destination for Honeymooners, adventure lovers.

Kaza - Kaza (12000 ft asl) is capital of the Spiti valley and its largest town. Kaza has monasteries (Most notably Ki Monastery), World's highest inhabited villages and amazing high altitude views.

Chandertal Lake - Chandertal Lake (14000+ ft asl) is a remote high altitude lake in Lahaul / Spiti Area accessible via a 4WD from Batal near Kumzumla Pass.

Access
Prefered Arrival :
Prefered Departure : No ImageKullu (42kms), Dharamsala (240kms), Chandigarh (292kms)No ImageAnandpur Sahib(240kms), Una(248kms), Shoghi(250kms)
Distances
  • Manali to Kaza -200 kms (10 hrs)
  • Kaza to Chandertal Lake -90 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Chandertal Lake to Manali -120 kms (5 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Kaza Experience

Kaza (12000 ft asl) is home to world’s highest petrol pump. Its also from where one can visit more

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Distances
  • Manali to Kaza -200 kms (10 hrs)
  • Kaza to Chandertal Lake -90 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Chandertal Lake to Manali -120 kms (5 hrs)

Expert Speak

There is a limited window when the itinerary happens (July - Aug) when Rohtang Pass and Kunzum La pass is open and Chandertal Lake is accessible. The travel between Manali - Kaza could be once in a life time adventure for any beginner. Ancient Monasteries, villages around Kaza and overall experience of Spiti valley is one of a kind and excellent for any experiential traveller.

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