Chaurasi Ka Dal Trek

Chaurasi Ka Dal

Description- Almost a discovery. There is no official track on this one for most part. The lake was on some maps (and is now also on OSM), so we decided to find it by an alternative route. Includes going up a high pass to a lake and then to some villages.

 

Look out for- Chaurasi ka Dal, breathtaking views from Mumbardhar, the value of exploration, wild life (brown bears, Ibex and Himalayan Tahr).

 

Start Point – Tundah (N32 30.527 E76 27.967, 2370 mts), District Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India

 

End Point – Chanju (N32 43.234 E76 16.952, 1989 mts), District Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India

 

Highest Point – Chaurasi Pass (N32 35.746 E76 24.560, 4508 mts), District Chamba, India

 

Lowest Point – Chanju, District Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India

 

Difficulty Level – Very Hard: Pass over 4500 metres with discernible shortage of oxygen, no trail to the pass, very steep ascent strewn with loose rock, lack of water on the entire Mumbardhar ridge, almost non existent local intelligence of the route.

 

No of days – 7-8

 

Sample Itinerary

 

Day Start Point End Point Stay Options

1 Tundah Mumbardhar Camp Site, Huts

2 Mumbardhar Unknown Camp Site Camp Site

3 Unknown camp site Base Camp Camp Site

4 Base Camp Chaurasi Chali Camp Site

5 Chaurasi Chali Chaurasi ka Dal Camp Site, Huts

6 Chaurasi ka Dal Datuin Camp site, village, temple rooms

7 Datuin Chanju Chamba hotels

Trek ProfileTrek Elevation Profile

Trek Elevation Profile

 

 

Attached aside is an elevation profile of this trek. The X Axis of the graph shows the horizontal distance while the Y Axis shows the elevation. All the major waypoints on the trek have been plotted on this graph along with their elevations. The distance between waypoints along with the approximate ‘moving time’ between each waypoint has also been provided. This assumes a moderate walking pace with no stops at all.

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