3 Days | Full Adventure | Best Experience
The trekking expedition starts from Manali to Jobra in vehicle. Manali is already at an elevation of 6,700 ft above sea level. So, it is a good place to acclimatize your body before beginning the trek. It takes two hour and forty hairpin bends to arrive at Jobra. Jobra is at an altitude of 9,800 ft. On the first day you will reach a height of 10,100ft and cover up two to three hours of trek.
The next destination is Balu ka Ghera which is not visible from the Chika camp site, but you can make an idea as it falls to the right. Follow the left bank of the river that will appear at your right hand side. The trail leads the way to a slope of boulders and rough terrain. The path is an easy one and can be accomplished without any difficulty.
You can split the journey in two halves, a steady ascent on moderate steep slope to Hampta Pass, thence a sharp descent to Sia Goru. The highest altitude will be achieved on this day at Hampta Pass (14, 100 ft). The day starts by heading towards the mountains you spotted the previous day. The trail is along the river side. The view is amazing, tiny yellow and orange flowers give a pleasant picture to the river.
You will cover Sia goru to Chatru by foot and it will take approx 5 hours of easy downhill trek. Siagoru is placed at an altitude of 12, 900ft and Chatru at 11, 000ft. It is a gentle trek downhill from Siagoru. The trail here again is by the side of the river valley between mountain ranges.
A ride back from the Chatru camp site to Manali is scheduled for day 5. After this 7 hour journey full of mellow reminisces of the hills, you will be reaching Manali in the evening. An overnight journey after 06:00pm to Delhi will hopefully work out best
A visit of Chandratal will be either on Day 4 or Day 5. You can hike up to the marvellous Chandratal Lake (known as the moon lake). The sheer blue color of the lake has an amazing effect to the surroundings. Chandratal Lake is 45 km from Chatru camp site. You can visit Chandratal only in the summer months, if road and weather condition permits us. if not, you will have to drive directly from Chatru to Manali and skip Chandratal all together.