Chandratal Lake

Chandratal Lake Trek Via Kunzum Pass

An Overview

Trek to Chandratal lake (4300 m) is everchanging trek in Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Chandratal lake trek best time is in the month of Mid-June to Mid-September. Batal is the nearest village from the base camp. Chandratal lake trek length is 22 km . Chandratal lake trekking offers pleasent view. It is situated 7 km away from the Kunzum Pass in Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh India. Chandratal is a popular destination for trekkers and campers. Boasting of a circumference of about 2.5 km, the deep blue-water of Chandratal Lake is the source of the Chandra river. The Chandratal Lake, once a halting place for traders who went to Spiti and the Kullu valley from Tibet and Ladakh attracts a large number of photographers and adventure lovers. The mountains peaks with snow caps and slopes around the valley rise up to 3000 meters to 6300 meters. The mountain ranges are called Mulkila and Chandrabhaga which challenge mountaineers. This crystal clear blue water lake lies in a broad grassy plain, which in ancient times was a glacier. The lake got its name because of its crescent shape. The sweet water lake is around 2.5 km wide. The lake is accessible on foot from Batal as well as from Kunzum Pass. During springtime, these meadows are carpeted with hundreds of kinds of wildflowers. Chandratal is an important site for the migratory birds during summer. The wetland had been identified as a wetland of national importance in 2005, due to the presence of rare plants, a variety of animal species and its role in the maintenance of eco-biodiversity of the region.

Route

Manali-Rohtang-Batal-Kunzum Pass-Chandratal-Batal -Manali

Altitude

4,300 m/14100 feet

Trek Length

22 km (Kunzum Pass-Chandratal lake-Batal)

Duration

4 Nights/ 5 Days

Difficulty Level

Moderate

Best Season

Mid-June to Mid-September

Chandratal Lake Trek Itinerary (Via Kunzum Pass)

Day 1
Arrival in Manali, briefing and night stay in Manali.
Day 2
Early morning drive from Manali to Kunzum pass and then trek towards Chandratal lake. Briefing about the place and about the views around, bonfire and night stay in tents.
Day 3
Exploration and relaxing in around the Chandratal lake. Bonfire and night stay in tents.
Day 4
Early morning trek back to Kunzum Pass and then drive back to Manali. Night stay in Manali.
Day 5
Exploration of places around Manali (extra charges applicable) and then evening departure from Manali.

Heavy Group Discounts Available.

Accommodation, activities, and meals included in the trip.

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