Himalayas | Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Altitude of Chandratal Lake
4270 Meters or 14220 Feet (approximately
Chandrataal Lake is situated at a height of 4300 m and 7 kms away from the Kunzum Pass in Spiti and Lahaul district of Himachal Pradesh India. Boasting of a circumference of about 2.5 kms, the deep blue-water of Chandra Tal 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 Moulkila and Chandrabhaga which challenge mountaineers.
This crystal clear blue water lake lies in a broad grassy plain, which in ancient times was a glacier, Idle for camping, can be approached from Manali and by Kaza.
According to legend, this lake is the location from where god Indra’s chariot picked up Yudhishthira, the eldest of the Pandava brothers. As a result, this lake is a revered one and draws a large number of devotees.
Climate at Chandratal Lake
Very cold during winter and temperature may drop well below even – 20 degrees. Although cold during summer, snowfall can happen anytime of the year here. Do not forget to take heavy woolens any time of the year you are going.
How to reach Chandratal Lake
Possible road route(s) from Delhi to Chandratal by road are:
Delhi – Kullu – Manali– Rohtang La (3978 Meters) – Gramphoo – Chattru – Battal – Chandratal
Delhi – Shimla – Narkanda – Karcham – Powari – Puh – Nako – Tabo – Kaza – Losar – Kunzum La (4551 Meters) – Chandratal
Nearest Airport is Bhunter near Kullu and Jubbarhattii Airport near Shimla and Nearest Railway station is at Shimla connected with Kalka through toy train.
Best time to visit Chandratal Lake
June Last Week to September Second Week
June first three weeks / September last week