Chandratal, or the moon lake, is one of the most famous lakes of Spiti, particularly popular for its heavenly crescent shape. The lake is snuggled at an altitude of 14,100 feet above sea level and is located around 6 kilometers from the Kunzum Pass. Chandratal Lake is spread over 2.5 kilometers and is believed to be made up of sweet water. It was discovered by traders who used to use this route, coming from Ladakh or Tibet region.
The region around Chandratalis bereft of any human settlement, and the place is used mostly for camping. The magical sights of the blue waters of the lake combined with the majestic mountains that surround provide a view that is difficult to take off from memory. Chandratal Lake is nestled in the lap of the mighty Trans-Himalayan mountains, which are barren and change color from day to night. You can plan a visit to Chandratal Lake with our Spiti tour packages and enjoy your vacation at its best.
Best Time to Visit
The lake is accessible only during the summer months. The water gets frozen during the wintertime, and the place remains cut off from the rest of the world. Thus, the best time to reach Chandratal is from June to the end of September. This is also when most travelers come here, packing their bags and enjoying camping and phenomenal ethereal sights. Trekking is another major thing to do in Spiti Valley, for which summers are favorable.
How to Reach
The nearest airport to reach Chandratal is Bhuntar Airport, located near Kullu. Another option is the Jubbarhatti Airport which is situated near Shimla. Taxis and cabs are available from outside the airport to take you to Chandratal.
The nearest railway station for accessing Chandratal is Shimla. Shimla is reached by a toy train from Kalka, one of the most enchanting journeys through the hills. Taxis and cabs are available from the station to take passengers to their destination.
Accessing Chandratal can be one of the most adventurous sojourns of a lifetime. Chandratal is mainly reached by road from Delhi via the route through Rohtang Pass which continues until Chatru and Battal and then to Chandratal. Another route stretches from Shimla via Kaza, Losar, and Kunzum La Pass. The road journey is full of the most mesmerizing views, forever finding a place in your heart.