Chandra Tal Lake

Chandra Tal Lake also known as “The Moon Lake” is the wellspring of the Chandra River. It was at one time a conditional spot for dealers from Tibet and Ladakh who went to Spiti and the Kullu valley, however today it pulls in countless experience aficionados from over the world. Situated at an elevation of 4300 m, Chandra Tal Lake is only 6 kms from the Kunzum Pass in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh province of India.

The Lake got its name has moon lake because of its crescent shape structure of the water lake that similarly resembles the shape of the moon. In Hindi, the word “Chandra” means the moon and “taal” termed as the lake. Chandertal Lake is not that much big where its length about 1 km long and about 05 km in width.

Strolling on Chandra Tal trek will offer an extreme encounter like the experience of heading off to the moon. You will go through two high mountain reaches named Moulkila and Chandrabhaga, which are very challenging for mountain climbers. Further, you will see the delightful snow-shrouded mountain pinnacles and inclines. There is an incredible story related with this lake. It is accepted that this lake is situated at a spot from where the chariot of the god Indra got Yudhishthira, the oldest of the Pandava siblings. Therefore, Chandra Tal is considered as a part of consecrated pools of India and catches the eye of loads of Hindu enthusiasts. The shade of water of this heavenly lake continues changing from ruddy to orange to blue to emerald green as the day closes.

Chandra Taal is a tourist destination for trekkers and campers. The lake is accessible on foot from Batal as well as from Kunzum Pass from late May to early October. There is also a motor road accessible as far as a parking lot 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from the lake. One has to travel on foot for the final 1 kilometer approximately. The route from Kunzum Pass was accessible only on foot before, but now motorcycles and 4×4 cars do travel this distance where you take a right cut from a T-point, the road to left leads to Bataal. It takes approximately two hours from Kunzum Pass to Chandra Taal. Chandra Taal is also accessible from Suraj Tal, 30 km (19 mi) away.