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Chandartal Lake Jeep Safari


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Difficulty : Easy
Base Camp : Manali
Maximum Alt. : 4,250 meter
Trekking Distance : NA
Duration : 2N / 3D


  • Every Weekend ( Seats Available )
Why this Trip?

Chandartal Lake Jeep Safari : Jeep-safaris in the wild are all ordinary now, isn’t it? So, why not add some more of drama to this Adventure-show like never before.

Hopping-onto the Jeep that runs amid those tough mountainous terrains can give you a beginning boost though, for the adventurous thrill coming-up.

Chandratal Lake  is already a big enthralling-run. Think of no greenery around yet fascinating you. Isn’t it a bad idea? But Yes, this is the place that hosts ofcourse no greens at such an high altitude but still would captivate your sight and soul.

Camping at such an high altitude would feel like way above the whole damn world and closer to the star-lit Sky. Moon-rise on a full moon night at the spot is the best of experiences. And if lucky enough, you might end up witnessing the shooting stars on a new moon night which feels like showering star-rains too!

  • Jeep Safari through the tough terrains is way-thrilling of experiences.
  • Camping above the world and closer to the heavenly star-lit sky which may give star-rain showers on a new moon night.
  • Trekking through the odds, conquering them and reaching to the best retreating views.
  • Many water-streams gushing down through the way splash the odds beautifully.
  • At an extreme altitude, the Serene-most Lake surrenders its panoramic views.
Sketch Itinerary
  • Day 1 : Arrive at Manali Base Camp - Drive to Chatru - Camp at Chatru
  • Day 2 : Chatru - Drive to Chandartal Lake - Camp near the lake
  • Day 3 : Chandartal Lake Jeep Safari - Manali

Day 1 Manali Base Camp - Drive to Chatru - Camp at Chatru

Today, we are going to kick start our adventurous journey of Chandratal Lake Jeep Safari. Our destination today is Chattru at a height of 13000ft., around 32 kms from Rohtang Top. This small distance makes people believe that it’s a cakewalk but make no mistakes.

You need to keep up as it includes a steep ascent to Rohtang Pass first, then the slush and traffic towards Rohtang top, then a nightmarish journey on Gramphu Batal stretch. Once we are on the way to Gramphu, we will cross long traffic snarls afterwards, the heaven rises. The steep ascent to Rohtang Pass is a route which is joined by another route – Leh-Manali Highway.

If you would observe it for a moment then you might skip a beat. Gradually, greenery starts to disappear and dryness starts to appear as you progress, you will cross lots of small as well as a big waterfall- in the local language, they are called ‘nahllas’. Another 1 hour from Gramphu to Chatru, because of the pebbled road.

Once reached, enjoy the serenity of this small village. Take leisure walks around the village. You will find a couple of dhabas- enjoy tea and the must-have ‘maggi’. Later, dance away the night while having piping hot dinner and enjoy the camping experience in the middle of nowhere.

Day 2Chatru - Chandartal Lake - Camp nearby the Lake

Wake up a bit early to soak up the imagery that you would see. Clouds hovering over the top of the mountains. Today, we will embark our journey towards the ‘Moon Lake’, one of the breathtaking views that you would see in your lifetime. Remember this journey is not a smooth one. After an arduous an hour and a half journey, you will reach Batal. Take a pit stop and enjoy the change in the terrain. From Batal to Chandartal Lake, It’s a bumpy ride to say the least with a couple of running streams to cross. The flow of water in the streams will depend on the timing of the journey. The enjoyable journey up to the camping area near Chandratal lake.

A couple of years back, camping was allowed near the lake but now it isn’t the case. The distance between the camping area and the Chandartal Lake is 3km-4km. You can either trek or go there in the same vehicle. And here comes the moment when you witness the Chandartal l- the“Moon Lake” at an altitude of 4,300 meters, this lake is the source of Chandra River and its name “Chandra” is believed to be derived from its moon-like shape. Stay there for a bit and explore the nearby hills, if there is time.

After sometime come back to your camps. Enjoy the starlit night. During the night, the sky lights up with countless starts and is perfect for some excellent night captures, or just sitting ideal looking at the sky and getting wooed by it. For anyonewho is into sky gazing, this is a perfect spot to do so.

Day 3Chandartal Lake Jeep Safari - Manali

Today, we will have a quick start as we have a distance of 123 kms to cover, which approximately is going to take 7-8 hrs to cover. We follow the same route that we have followed to reach Chandratal.

You will reach Manali around evening.

Inclusion & Exclusion

Price Includes

  • Transportation- Traveler/Sumo
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
  • Safety Equipment
  • Accommodation in Dome tents; Blankets/Sleeping bags.
  • All Meals (Meal plan starts from the Packed Lunch on DAY 1 till Breakfast on the last day)
  • Common toilets.
  • Oxygen Cylinder
  • Fuel cost for the whole road trip.
  • Driver Charges

Price Excludes

  • Any extra transportation
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any extra meal, food, mineral water, beverages
  • Personal Guide apart from Driver
  • Any additional costs if incurred in case of medical emergency/natural & Disaster/breakdown of vehicle/acts of God
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Package Inclusions”.
Cancellation Policy

You know what sucks? When you plan a trip with your friends and 3 weeks before scheduled departure, three of them drop out. But you know what’s even worse? When you are that annoying friend who drops out. Don’t be that friend.Unfortunately, if due to unforeseeable circumstances you have no choice but to cancel, we’ll try to understand. In the meanwhile, why don’t you try to understand our cancellation policy? It’s a little like trekking- it’s a little complicated initially, but it’s a cakewalk once you get the hang of it.

The cancellation charges (apart from all the disappointment) ON FULL PAYMENT are as follows :

  • Cancellations more than 30 days before the start of the trek Book any other trek in the next one year or get 80% refund
  • Cancellations between 30 and 20 days before the start of the trek Get 50% refund
  • Cancellations between 20 and 15 days before the start of the trek Get 30% refund
  • Cancellations less than 10 days before the start of the trek Ah, it’s a bit too late! Call up everyone you know and have them come to the trip because there’s no cash refund at such a short notice.

But if it’s something sudden like strikes, mudslides, earthquakes, crazy rainfall and the like, which is preventing us from conducting the trek, we will be offering you 50% of the total amount as a voucher. It will remain redeemable for the cancelled trek or any other, for the next one year so you will have plenty of time to travel with us again! If you’re planning on cancelling, shoot us a mail at cancellation@outlandertreks.com or call up at +91-8800705385. The trip itinerary can change slightly according to changing conditions as they are developed on details furnished at the time of planning.

Outlander Treks can change dates, timings or plans according to prevailing conditions. In case there is a delay in the trip or change in the itinerary due to dangerous weather, road situations, transportation lags, health issues, airline timetables, government interference or any reason which cannot be amended or provided for by OT, it is the responsibility of the participant to handle costs and other scheduling details.