Chandrataal Lake- Gem in the Crown of Spiti Valley


Chandrataal Lake- The Moon Lake

Chandrataal lake is a beautiful lake in the heart of Peerpanjal mountain range at an altitude of about 4,300 metres in Himalayas. This lake looks specially beautiful on a full moon night which is why is it is call “Chandra” (meaning Moon) and “Taal” (meaning lake). During the day, the lake appears  blue in color, and a greenish tinge appears towards the evening. The lake is situated on a plateau (Samudra Tapu) overlooking the Chandra River which originates from a glacier near Bara-lacha-la. Chandra Taal is a popular destination for trekkers and campers. The lake is accessible on foot only for few months in a year, from May to September.

Night Shot from Camping area of Chandrataal Lake

Just 2 kms from Batal towards Kunzum La Pass is a diversion to Chandrataal Lake. The lake is 12 kms from that diversion. The Forest Department banned camping next to the lake in the year 2010 to keep it clean and a barricade has been put 2 kms before the lake to avoid parking of vehicles at the lake. This is the approved camping area and you can find accommodation here in some fixed camps during the season.

Another route to reach the lake is also a hike from the Kunzum La Pass (4551 metres).

Chandrataal Lake- The Moon Lake

Connectivity:- There is no mobile connectivity in this area, no STD/ISD/PCO booth etc.



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