CB (Chandrabhaga) 13 Peak

Trip Details

  • Trip Type: Mountaineering

  • Region: CB Range Lahaul Valley - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 15 days

  • Max Altitude: 6264m

  • Batch Dates: Custom Dates Only

CB 13 Peak Overview

A magnificent peak on the Dhaka glacier that is visible from Chandertal, CB 13 is a popular option with climbers who have sound mountaineering knowledge and want to climb in Himachal Pradesh. The approach is from Batal from where you can see the immense Bara Shigri glacier across the valley. The nearest town is Manali.

Trip Cost

This is a custom departure tour and so please write to us for prices and more info on this climb. 


Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Manali

Arrive in Manali in the morning and check into your hotel. Walk around town and orient yourself to your surroundings. Final gear check and prepare for the climb ahead. Overnight in a hotel. 


Day 02: Manali - Batal (4010m)

Duration: 7-8 hours

We leave Manali early in the morning over the Rohtang Pass and leave the Leh Highway at Gramphu to make our way along the Chandra River to Batal.


Day 03: Batal - Samudra Tapu (4230m)

Duration: 5-6 hours

We start the trek with a climb up the Suthadi Nullah valley and make our way to the camp at Samudra Tapu.


Day 04: Samudra Tapu - Base Camp (4600m)

Duration: 5-6 hours

We make our way to the Base Camp today at the snout of the Dhaka Glacier.


Day 05: Base Camp - Advance Base Camp (5100m) - Base Camp

Duration: 7-8 hours

Take a day to acclimatise and hike up to the ABC. Spend some time at altitude and return to the Base Camp for the night.


Day 06: BC - ABC

Duration: 4-5 hours

We move camp today and walk over loose scree to establish Advance Base Camp. In the evening prepare for the climb ahead. 


Day 07 to Day 12: Climbing days

We take the next 5 days setting up Camp I & II and making our way to the summit. Return to Base Camp.


Day 13:  Base Camp - Batal

Duration: 6 hours 

Retrace our steps back to the road head. We drive back to Batal for the night. 


Day 14:  Batal - Manali

Duration: 7-8 hours

Drive back to Manali and to your hotel.


Day 15: Manali 

Breakfast and Departure. Trip Ends!

Cost Includes

  1. All transfers in a non-ac vehicle as per the itinerary (Manali Hotel - Manali Hotel)
  2. All arrangements for staying and camping while on trip
  3. Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents/ hotel
  4. All meals as detailed in the itinerary and safe drinking water ( meals in hotels not included) 
  5. Camp staff and cooks until the Base Camp
  6. Climbing guide for the duration of the trip
  7. Portage up to 10kg/person until the Base Camp
  8. Insulated sleeping pads.
  9. All technical climbing group gear
  10. Peak fee/sanctuary fee/royalty/permits where applicable

Cost Excludes

  1. Sleeping Bags
  2. Any food in Manali hotels 
  3. All expenses of personal nature like bottled water, drinks, tips, telephone calls, mineral water etc.
  4. Personal Mountaineering Equipment and Clothing
  5. Medical and evacuation expenses, we strongly recommend purchasing a suitable insurance cover - asc360 provides adventure insurance in the Indian Himalayas
  6. Transfers to Manali hotels
  7. Transport to and from Manali at the beginning and end of the trip
  8. Any expense incurred due to force majeure such as landslide, bad weather or reasons beyond our control

Things you need to get

  1. Sturdy backpack/rucksack (70 lt)- This will go on horses until Base Camp
  2. Backpack small ( 20 - 30 Ltrs) - to carry everyday
  3. Warm hiking pants and shirts/T-shirts/sweatshirt.
  4. T-shirt wicking Layer.
  5. Good hiking shoes.
  6. Head light with extra batteries.
  7. Sunglasses.
  8. Sunscreen (SPF 50+) and toiletries.
  9. Thermal Underwear / Long Johns (Upper + Lowers)
  10. Insulated Water bottle/ 750 ml flask.
  11. Warm fleece jacket.
  12. Rain Gear
  13. Down jacket.
  14. Warm gloves - thin to work in the ice.
  15. Warm gloves - thick (Waterproof)
  16. Warm socks
  17. Head Gear (balaclavas/woollen cap, sun hat, bandana etc.)
  18. 4 Season Sleeping bag (-10 deg C or lower)
  19. Personal recreation: camera, books, music, cards etc
  20. Hiking poles
  21. Personal climbing harness
  22. Helmet
  23. Gaiters
  24. Crampons
  25. Carabiners
  26. Ice axe
  27. Rope slings for self anchors
  28. Prescribed medication if any