Chandra Tal is also known as “Moon Lake” is the source of the Chandra River. It was once a tentative place for traders from Tibet and Ladakh who went to Spiti and the Kullu valley, but today it attracts a large number of adventure enthusiasts from across the world.
Located at an altitude of 4300 m, Chandra Tal Lake is just 6 kms away from the Kunzum Pass in Spiti and Lahaul district of Himachal Pradesh state of India.
Walking on Chandra Tal trek will offer an ultimate experience similar to the experience of going to the moon. You will pass through two high mountain ranges named Moulkila and Chandrabhaga, which are quite challenging for mountaineers. Further, you will see the beautiful snow-covered mountain peaks and slopes. There is a legendary story associated with this lake. It is believed that this lake is located at a place from where the chariot of the god Indra picked up Yudhishthira, the eldest of the Pandava brothers. As a result, Chandra Tal is counted among sacred lakes of India and grabs the attention of lots of Hindu devotees. The color of water of this holy lake keeps changing from reddish to orange to blue to emerald green as the day ends.
Earlier Tourist had to walk to reach this lake, but now a day’s one can reach Chandratal by car as well. At Trekking in India, we offer an exclusive Chandra Tal Trekking Tour for adventure lovers. You can trek as well as enjoy your adventurous journey in the car with us while trekking on this track without any restriction or limitation. Best time to visit this holy lake is between Mid June to Mid October. This trek is rated moderate by the trekkers and starts from Manali. A holiday tour to this adventurous place will allows you to have a look at the unparalleled beauty of nature. You will cross through lush green meadows and the fresh water Chandra River down below.
|Season||June – mid Oct|
|Altitude||4250 mts/14000 ft|