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Manali Chandratal Cycle Expedition


Manali Chandratal Cycle Expedition

Max Altitude
6 Days
128 Km
Max 15
19300 + 5% GST
Manali to Manali

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Brief Description

Location: Himachal
Altitude:4250 m
Duration:6 Days
A cycle expedition from Manali to the beautiful Chandratal lake. It takes you from the lush green lands of Kullu through the arid landscape of spiti & lahaul . The blue water of chandratal lake will take your breath away & reaching here on cycles gives you another level of high. A must do cycling trip for anyone who is into cycling . One of india's best cycling route in terms of natural beauty. Chandra Taal (meaning the Lake of the Moon) is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 Metres. Mountains of scree overlook the lake on one side, and a magnificent cirque presents a view on the other. The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape.

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Brief Itinerary

Arrival in Manali, Distance: 0, Altitude: 1,980 m (6,400 ft);
Manali-Marhi, Distance:38 kms, Altitude: 3,300 m (10,800 ft);
Marhi-Chhatru, Distance: 50 kms, Altitude: 3200m (10,499 ft);
Chhatru-Batal, Distance: 31 kms, Altitude: 4095m (13,435 ft);
Batal-Chandratal, Distance: 14 kms, Altitude: 4300m (14,100 ft);
Chandratal-Manali, Distance: 118 kms, Altitude: 3250m (10,663 ft);

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Manali, Distance: 0, Altitude: 1,980 m (6,400 ft)
Check-in to the booked hotel or orientation camp set up by Bikat Adventures. Proceedings will start after lunch with a round of introductions for the participants and organizers. The tour leader will brief about the expedition and after that fellow cyclists will be free to explore around Manali. Overnight at the hotel/ camp.

Day 2

Manali-Marhi, Distance:38 kms, Altitude: 3,300 m (10,800 ft)
The first ascent of the trip prepares up for the tough ride ahead and takes you through the panoramic view of pine and deodar trees. We will take an early start to beat the traffic rush destined for Rohtang Pass. One has to negotiate many hairpin bends to reach Marhi. Marhi offers picturesque camping sites and prepares up for the muddy ascent of Rohtang Pass. Overnight in camps.

Day 3

Marhi-Chhatru, Distance: 50 kms, Altitude: 3200m (10,499 ft)
We start the day by finishing the 18km ascent to the Rohtang pass (3980m) and there are some lovely scenic views on the horizon of snow covered peaks and glaciers of Spiti valley. After a refreshing halt at Rohtang, a steady descent takes us to Gramphoo (3250m) on the highway along Chandra river. The day ends with camping at Chhatru. Tucked away hidden in the vast expenses of the rugged Himalayas, a tiny little hamlet Chatru stands out like an oasis in the middle of this "high altitude cold desert" of Spiti in Himachal Pradesh.

Day 4

Chhatru-Batal, Distance: 31 kms, Altitude: 4095m (13,435 ft)
We start early as the road condition from Chhatru to Batal is bad which means more time. Major part of this road is boulder strewn. There are many water crossings where vehicles get struck quite often, but nothing to worry with bicycles. The route goes along the Chandra river.We cross the small village of Chhota Dara (3640m) .After few hours of more paddling we arrive at Batal, where we have the hot lunch in our camps.

Day 5

Batal-Chandratal, Distance: 14 kms, Altitude: 4300m (14,100 ft)
From Batal diversion up to Chandratal is a gruesome climb. Climb is challenging but the views are equally rewarding. It will take 3-4 hours to arrive at Chandra Tal. The camping is not allowed at the lake but a few Kms before the lake there are good camping sites. We will spend rest of the day soaking in the natural beauty of this jewel in the mountains, Chandratal. Overnight in tents. The most surprising thing about this lake is that there is no visible source of this lake but there is a visible outlet of this lake which means that water to this lake comes from underground.

Day 6

Chandratal-Manali, Distance: 118 kms, Altitude: 3250m (10,663 ft)
The ride back will be in support vehicle . After an uphill ride to Rohtang, we will cruise along the downhill and will reach Manali by evening . The trip ends here & you can book your bus from Manali as per your convenience.

What's Included

  • All Meals during the expedition ( Starting Lunch on Day 2)
  • Entry Fee,if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Camping Charges,if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • 1 Night Hotel/Guest House Stay in Manali on sharing basis
  • Separate Camping Vehicle
  • One support vehicle per 6 Participants. 2 Support Vehicles in a batch of 12.
  • Services of a First Aid certified expedition leader & Asst. Leader in group of 12.
  • Services of support team include expedition cook,helper.
  • Certified first aid support & kit includes Oxygen Cylinder.
  • Energy Bars, Dry Fruits & Refreshment during day ride.

What's Not Included

  • Bicycle Rent
  • Meals during Hotel Stays
  • Any Kind of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list

Are you Eligible for this Adventure?

4250 m
128 km

BRS Level Required


Manali Chandratal Cycle Expedition is a level 5 adventure on the Bikat Rating Scale.

This makes it mandatory for you to have high-altitude experience of preferably multiple treks marked at level 5 on the BRS. The altitude, the terrain and the nature of the climb demand a certain level of skill and a need for you to be aware of how your body reacts to the various features of high altitude environment.

If you do not know what level of BRS trek would suit you best, worry not! Fill out this Form:

we will send you a progression chart to help you comfortably get out of your comfort zone in order to level up and ultimately reach your highest potential in the big, bad world of outdoor adventure.

Packing List

This is a list of essential items for individuals doing the trek with Bikat Adventures. This list contains only those items which the participants are required to bring with them. The list excludes those items which are provided by Bikat Adventures on the trek. We have divided the items into five categories. All the items in the list are essential except for those marked as optional.

Trekking Gear

  • Ruck sack bag with rain cover. Qty -1
  • Day Pack Bag - Recommended for treks with summit day
  • Head Torch with spare Batteries. Qty -1
  • U V protection sunglasses. Qty -1 Here is how you can choose the best sunglasses for trekking.
  • Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each


  • Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes Qty -1
  • Pair of light weight Slipper/Sandals Qty -1


  • Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. Qty - 2
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking
  • Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. Qty-1
  • Undergarments. Qty - 1 for every day of trekking
  • Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck .Qty-1
  • Full sleeves sweater. Qty -1
  • Rain wear ( Jacket & Pants ) . Qty-1
  • Pair of waterproof, warm gloves. Qty-1
  • Woolen cap. Qty-1
  • Sun shielding Hat. Qty -1


  • Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
  • Sun screen lotion small pack. Qty -1 Here is your Sun Protection 101 to stay safe in the bright sunny outdoors.
  • Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1


  • Small size, Light weight & Leak proof lunch box. Qty-1
  • Plate. Qty- 1
  • Spoon.Qty-1
  • Tea/Coffee (plastic) Mug.Qty-1


  • Camera (Optional)
  • Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.
  • Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Bikat?

Small Group Size

Our batch size for cycling expeditions is capped at 12 with the expedition leader and participant ratio of 1:6. This ratio, in our years of experience, has proven to deliver the best cycling experience for individuals as well as groups. Capping the size of the group ensures individual attention to each participant so that no signs of distress or need during the expedition go unnoticed. It also helps to form a more cohesive cohort with better group energy which helps define the rhythm and pace of days on the expedition.

Experienced Expedition Leaders

We follow a rigorous regime of hiring and training our experts in the field. Each expedition leader is a certified mountaineer with years of experience in the field. In addition to their qualification, they also go through practical and situational training to tackle any and all kinds of sudden conditions that may present themselves on the ground. Being unpredictable is the core nature of the mountains but being ready for any circumstance as best as possible is a controllable asset that we try to nurture.

Our field experts are also trained in basic medicine and first-aid response.

Watch: Forerunners - The Making of An Expedition Leader At Bikat Adventures

Guided Progression

Since Bikat Adventures is a learning-based organization, we help you climb up the ladder of difficulty within the sphere of outdoor adventure systematically. Our on-ground training modules are designed to handhold you through the upskilling process so that you are ready to take on bigger challenges.

Equipment Quality and Check

All the gear used on our expeditions is tried and tested, maintained for good quality, and is overall top-notch in quality and condition. We are continually looking to obtain the best of everything there is in the market so as to ensure optimum safety.

Support Systems

Along with the staff you see on-ground, we have a team of superheroes working in the background to give you the best experience possible. Our background team also comprises local staff from each area who know the region best. Having local support helps with studying the area, pre-planning, execution, and in receiving timely support in case of emergencies in these remote locations.


Our on-field staff is in constant contact with our teams based in primary locations so as to eliminate any avoidable delay in reaching additional help and support when required. We try to use the best tools for communication available, including satellite phones, in regions where they are not restricted.

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Cancellation Policy

Cash refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date

5% deduction

Cancellations between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure date

50% deduction

Cancellations within 15 days prior to departure date

No Refund

Voucher refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date

No Deduction

Cancellations within 5 days prior to departure date

No Refund

Please Note:
  1. Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers
  2. This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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