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Chandratal Lake

Overview

Chandratal, or the moon lake is one of the most famous lakes of Spiti, particularly popular for its heavenly crescent shape. The lake is located at a height of 14,100 feet above sea level and is located around 6 kilometers from the Kunzum pass. ChandratalLake is spread in an area of 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 blue waters of the lake combined with the verdant green grass coverage and majestic mountains that surround provide a view that is difficult to take off from the memory.

Best time to Reach

The lake is accessible only during the summer months. The water gets frozen during the winter time and the place remains cut off from the rest of the world, except for some extreme adventure travelers. Thus, the best time to reach Chandratal is from June to the end of the September. This is also the time when most of the travelers come here packing their bags and enjoying camping and phenomenal ethereal sights.

How to Reach

By Air

The nearest airport to reach Chandratalis Bhunter 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.

By Rail

The nearest railway station for accessing Chandratal is Shimla. Shimla is reached by a toy train from Kalka which is one of the most enchanting journeys through the hills. Taxis and cabs are available from the station to take passengers to their destination.

 

By Road 

Accessing Chandratal can be one of the most adventurous sojourns of a lifetime. Chandratal is mostly reached by road from Delhi via the route through Rohtang Pass which then continues till Chattru and Battal and then to Chandratal. Another route stretches from Shimla via Kaza, Losar and Kuzum La Pass. The road journey is full of most mesmerizing views, finding a place in your heart forever.