Samudri Taapu Trek from Chandrataal Lake
- TRANSPORT : On foot, ropeway
- ACCOMMODATION: Camp
- ACTIVITY: Camping, Trekking, Mountain climbing, Bird watching
- MEALS: Variable
- PHYSICAL LEVEL: Intermediate
- DURATION : One to four days
Chandra river which flows through Lahaul Spiti region originates from Samudri Taapu near Chandrataal Lake. Even in a place like Spiti, it is among the harder places to reach. It is mostly frequented by local Gaddi shepherds who go there with their livestock in summer season. There are two routes to reach Samudri Taau from Chandrataal Lake. One involves trekking along a long circuitous route which passes through origin of one of the streams which becomes Chandra river downstream. Trekkers have to walk over and places climb over numerous ridges spread over a number of mountains. For other trekking route, you have to climb down to the river bed and cross it river via ropeway. The person has to hang on by a rope to cross the ropeway. Although a bit strange, this way is shorter and reduces travel time by about 4 hours.
Compared to other trekking routes in Spiti, this one is a shorter one if Chandratal Lake is considered the starting point. Travellers can trek to Samudri Tapu in about 3 hours if going by ropeway and 6 hours by trekking throught the longer route. We arrange stays there for a day or more. Trekkers can either come back to Chandratal Lake by either of routes or trek to Batal from there
PRICE OF SAMUDRI TAAPU TREK :
Price of this camping and trekking tour package starts from Rs 3200 per day . Contact us for a price quote according to your own needs.