Bara Shigri is the the largest glacier located in the state of Himachal Pradesh and the second longest glacier in Himalayas after Gangotri extednid to a length of around 30 km. The glacier is located in the Chandra Valley of Lahaul District and feeds the mighty Chenab River.The name comes from the Lahaul dilect, where Bara means big and Shigri means glacier.The Bara Shigri glacier flows northwards and debouches into the Chenab River where its southerly course is deflected westwards, close to the Spiti border. Bara Sighri Glacier Trek lets you experience the magnanimous landscape so closely.
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Day 02 Towards Batal which is a much known Stopover Point on way to Kaza in Spiti Valley.From Manali head towards Rohtang pass and cross Gramphu, Chahatdu and reach Batal during evening hours.This will be the camping site for the day. Batal is a flat incredible beautiful valley in Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh.River Chandra crosses the valley and allows you to walk besides the bank before you head towards the cold desert region.
Day 03 is mostly for acclimatising the body for the High altitude climbing in coming days.The morning hot tea is served, which does adds a lot of antioxidants to our body, but most importantly gives motivation to wake up. After a healthy breakfast, the day calls for acclimatization to the harsh and extreme temperature and environmental conditions that will prevail for the rest of the trek. Altitude sickness is a common illness among trekkers. This is so serious that trekkers may have to return without completing the trek.For getting used to such altitudes, start off with a little bit of exercise and stretches, as cold tends to slow down your body movements.Spend Most of your day understanding the Geography and Roaming around the incredible Batal Valley. Walk along the river for quite sometime and be cautious.Sleep under the canopy of million stars.
Bara Shigri Glacier is close at hand once you reach the Batal Valley.Walk for four hours up the valley crossing the Chandra River possible via the road bridge at Batal and head on the south side of the valley with the Bara Shigri Glacial close at hand. Reach Shout Camp located besides a small glacial lake in a idyllic setting on a large grassy plain, the last greenery you would see for the next 10 Days, time to relax, sort out gear and attend to some of the training issues that are important.
Day 6 is tough and requires all the zeal and stamina you have running inside your athletic body.The climb up the lateral moraine of the glacier is certainly one of the hardest you'll ever do, it’s steep, much of the moraine is loosely covering the hard blue ice and rolls away once you transfer your weight onto it, it’s a constant conflict between looking at the views and taking pictures or looking at your feet and trying not to break your legs.
Day 06 head from Camp 1 to Concordia Base Camp. Concordia offers breath taking view of the Four glaciers meeting here. One can see alternating longitudinal stripes of brilliant white ice and dark debris. Camp at about 4700 m near a tarn in the middle of the glacier,safe from avalanches and falling stones.
Day 7 Includes walking Concordia Base Camp to Tichu Glacier camp crossing Gunther's Col (18,488 ft.).From Advance Base camp the ascent to the Gunthar Pass is Slow. It may take more than two hours. Altitude of the pass is 5985 m. Another two hours of strenuous walk brings one to the other tongue of this glacier. One may pitch tents here for the night.
Head Towards Tichu Glacier camp to Kalboti Camp.From the tongue of the glacier the route is narrow along the right bank of Tichu nullah. Down this route one ends up stating at a 30 ft high rock with no other passage visible. However there is a very narrow and impossible looking passage along the gorge. One may repel down to reach Kalboti or may prefer to climb the rock to follow a longer route to reach Kalboti taking an extra day.
Day 11 Head back Pulga From Kalboti.
From Pulga to Manali via Manikaran