Hike From ChandraTaal Lake to Samudri Taapu Glacier
This short trek from Samudri Taapu from Chandra Taal which can be done in 2 or 3 days. This trek is ranked as a medium category, at an altitude of 4300m.. Samudri Taapu is origin of one of major tributaries of of Chandra River as it flows through Spiti valley and later meets river Chenab. This trek is very good choicefor people wanting to explore trekking and camping and a test for their skills.
TRANSPORT : Trek on foot.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Medium.
ACTIVITIES: Trekking, Camping, Mountain climbing, Bird watching, Meditation, Volunteer activities (Optional)
DURATION: 2-3 Days
MEALS: By choice
COST: US $ 150 per person onwards
DAY1: Lake to Glacier Trek
We walk from Chandra Taal to trek along the Chandra River. The terrain is rocky and unstable and also has some streams and ridges. You will only find a few Gaddi shepherds. We then walk for about 5 hours and reach the origin of the Chandra River and stop here for lunch, in the lap of nature. We rest, awhile and cross the plateau, for setting up our camp. Exploration of the area can be done, before we retire for the day in our tents.
DAY 2: Trekking Back.
Returning in the same way or taking a short cut is your choice. The short cut is not very safe and not suggested alone, and also with a heavy backpack. Then we climb up a dry waterfall, active during the rains only and walk for one hour approximately to reach the campsite. Further you can explore the area if you want.