Chandratal Lake Trek Via Kunzum Pass

An Overview

The trek to Chandratal Lake (4300 m) is an everchanging trek in Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. The best time for this trek is in the month of Mid-June to Mid-September and Batal is the nearest village from the base camp. The total length of this trek is 22 km and the trek offers breathtaking views of the minimalist, barren ladnscapes that are akin to Spiti Valley. Chandratal is situated 7 km from Kunzum Pass in Lahaul & Spiti and 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 undulating slopes around the valley rise up to 3000 meters to 6300 meters. The mountain ranges are called Mulkila and Chandrabhaga which are a true challenge for 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 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.


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4,300 m/14100 feet

Trek Length

22 km (Kunzum Pass-Chandratal lake-Batal)


4 Nights/ 5 Days

Difficulty Level


Best Season

Mid-June to Mid-September

Chandratal Lake Trek Itinerary (Via Kunzum Pass)

Day 1
The trip begins with our arrival in Manali, followed by a day full of rest and preparations for the days of trekking that lie ahead of us.
Day 2

This day begind with an early morning drive from Manali to Kunzum pass where we will begin our trek towards Chandratal Lake. Once we reach our final destination, we get a briefing about the place and about the views around, including the peaks visible, followed by a bonfire and night stay in tents.

Day 3

This day we do explorations around the surrounding areas of the lake. Take short walks and hike to nearby meadows and indulge in the vast nothingness of Spiti Valley. You will find yaks grazing around and hopefully spot a heard of blue sheep and red fox if you fo far enough. In summer, you can try identifying the many flowers that bloom here, most of which have herabl properties. End the day with a bonfire to protect yourself from the unbeatable winds, followed by night stay in tents.

Day 4

After a heavy breakfast this day, we start trekking back to Kunzum La early in the morning. From Kunzum, we then drive back to Manali and spend the night reminscing about the adventures we had.

Day 5

The last day includes of optional exploration of places around Manali (with extra charges applicable) before departing back to Delhi/ Chandigarh in the evening.

Heavy Group Discounts Available.

Accommodation, activities, and meals included in the trip.

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The number of Days and sightseeing to Manali, Kaza, etc. and other nearby places can be added to the trek at an additional cost. Sightseeing to these places can be arranged depending on the road conditions during that time.