Chandratal Lake Trekking Tour packages

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About Chandra Tal Trek

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.

Chandratal Lake Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Mesmerizing Chandertal Lake
  • Brilliant landscape
  • Trek via Hampta Pass
  • Amazing sites for camping
  • Verdant valleys and forests
  • Best Time to Visit Chandratal Trek

    Best season to visit Chandratal Trek is from mid-June till mid-October. In the beginning of the season, there are more chances of seeing lots of snow. Snow cover reduces considerably as August approaches. As the season advances, we are more likely to witness rain in the Kullu Manali Valley and bask in the sun at the Spiti Valley.

    The days are warm and sunny with temperatures ranging from 12 to 20°C, and nights at the highest campsite fall in between -2 to 6°C. In the last phase of the season (Sept to mid-Oct), the amount of snow in the path will dwindle. General weather conditions will be good and sunny, but with October approaching there is a chance of snowfall. The day temperatures float between 12 to 18°C; while the night's hover around -6 to 4°C.

    Where is the Chandratal Trek

    Chandra Tal ('the Lake of Moon) is located at the height of 4,270 metres in the Himalayas. It comes under the Spiti area of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Chandra Tal is a popular trekking and camping destination, attracting a number of travellers every year. It can be reached on foot from Batal as well as from Kunzum La Pass. The best season to embark on the Chandratal Trek is from mid-June to mid-October. There is a 16 km motorable road from Batal which can be accessed after mid-July, as the condition of the road can be dangerous before this period. Even after taking this road, one needs to walk for 2 km from the road head.

    Trail which begins from Kunzum is truly picturesque and displays panoramic views of Samudra Tapu Glacier, CB Peaks and Chandra River. It is 8 km long and takes only 4 hours to complete. Chandratal Lake is just at a walking distance from Kunzum. The source which feeds the lake is probably under the ground, as there is nothing visible on the surface. Wild flowers fill up the banks of the lake in summer. The vast green meadows around the lake are a favourite among the Gaddi Shepherds, who come here to graze their flocks. The shepherds of Gaddi tribe enjoy their traditional and long held grazing rights in the area. Chandratal Lake is one of the two high altitude wetlands of India.

    How to Reach Chandratal Trek?

    Nearest Airport: The Kullu Manali airport at Bhuntar Town (about 50 km south of Manali and 10 km south of Kullu town) is the nearest airport. Indian Airlines and some private airlines have regular flights to the airport (But due to bad visibility most of the time flight cancelled). Chandigarh airport is the nearest international airport.

    Nearest Railway Station: Jogindar Nagar is the nearest railway station (lies 166 km from Manali). The other convenient rail heads are at Chandigarh and Pathankot.

    By Road: Manali is well connected by road with Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamsala and Chamba/Dalhousie. Regular buses ply between these stations. It is connected with Leh during July to October.

    There are Lots of Buses that operate between Both Delhi and Manali. You can book private buses on or Himachal Pradesh Tourism operates buses those starts from Delhi in between 16:30 hrs – 1800 hrs in the evening and reach Manali the next morning. You can book HPTDC tickets here


    Day 01: Delhi - Manali

    In the morning half day sightseeing and in the evening drive to Manali by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.


    Day 02: Manali

    Arrival at Manali by morning. On arrival transfer to hotel for relax. At leisure visit Hadimba Devi Temple, old Manali, Tibetan Monastery and the mall. Overnight stay in the hotel.


    Day 03: Manali - Keylong (3348 mts/11000 ft)

    Morning after breakfast drive to Keylong (115 kms/4 - 5 hrs approx) via Rohtang pass (3980 mts/13055 ft) for acclimatisation purpose. Go on short hikes around Keylong. Keylong is the capital town of Lahaul and has numerous cultivated fields bordered with willow and poplar trees, in-between the surrounding barren landscape. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.


    Day 04: Keylong - Batal (3950 mts/13000 ft)

    We will drive to Batal from Keylong in the morning. Arrive in Batal for lunch. We will go on an acclimatising hike from here. Return to the camp in the evening. Dinner & overnight stay in tents.


    Day 05: Batal - Chandratal (4250 mts/14000 ft)

    Today we will trek 18 kms to reach Chandratal and it will take us about 5-6 hrs, while on this trek we will get a nice view of the Lahaul range, peaks like Minar(6172 M), Talagiri(6279 M), Tara Pahar(6227 M) and Mulkila (6517 M). Dinner and overnight stay in tents.


    Day 06: Chandratal

    The day is for exploration the surroundings. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.


    Day 07: Chandratal - Manali

    After breakfast drive for Manali via Batal, Chatru and Rohtang Pass. Over night stay at Manali.


    Day 08:Manali - Delhi

    The day at leisure. In the evening drive to Delhi by AC Volvo coach. Overnight journey.


    What is Included In This Trek?

    Accommodation in Camp/ on share basis

    All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, and dinner

    High quality tents

    Medical Kit


    What is Not Included In This Trip?

    Personal Insurance

    Medical Certificate

    Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

    Mandatory Documents

    Please carry the documents given below

    Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
    Passport and Visa important to foreigners

    Water Bottle 2

    Cap or Balaclava




    Torch head light

    Personal Toiletry Items – (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)