Chandratal Trek


The Chandratal Baralacha Trek is packed with everything that one would cherish during a journey. The shimmering sunset on the turquoise waters of Chandratal, undulated landscape, mountain passes, several small streams, lush green meadows, wild and colourful orchards and wildlife all together make the journey worth reliving every moment. The Chandratal Lake at an altitude of about 4,300 meters is one of the high altitude lakes in the Indian Himalayan region that is located on Samudra Tapu plateau of Spiti valley. The lake is the source of Chandra River, which is a major tributary of Chenab River.

Occupying the mind of trekkers, photographers and nature lovers, the Chandratal Baralacha Trek is one of the popular alpine treks in Himachal Pradesh that is filled with surprises at every turn. Baralacha La, at an elevation of 4,890 meters and lying on the Leh-Manali Highway, is one of the high altitude motorable mountain passes that connects the Spiti, Ladakh, Zanskar and Lahaul regions. Further, the journey makes it an ideal MINDSCAPER as it moves through the lush green valleys and forests of Kullu valley to the barren lands of Spiti en route several small villages inhabited by various sects of Indo -Tibetans.

The Chandratal Baralacha Trek commences from Batal, which is a few kilometers away from Keylong. Keylong is approximately 115 kilometers of drive from Manali. The trek from Batal leads to Chandratal, which is about 6 - 7 hours of trail, covering approximately 18 kilometers. Throughout the journey one can enjoy the panoramic view of the Lahaul range and peaks like Minar at 6,172 meters, Talagiri at 6,279 meters, Tara Pahar at 6,227 meters and Mulkila at 6,517 meters. The vicinity encircling Chandratal offers a great opportunity to camp overnight. From Chandratal the trail further leads to Tokpo Gongma at 4,420 meters and thereafter winds to Tokpo Yongma at 4,650 meters. From Tokpo Yongma the trek leads off at Baralacha Pass and wheels to Manali. To make your tour more exciting you can also visit the colourful vicinity of Suraj Tal, which is a short and easy trek from Baralacha Pass. Suraj Tal is another high altitude lake in the Indian Himalayan region that is also considered as one of the sacred lakes.

Trekking in Kullu Valley and enetering into Spiti by spending a day at one of the most beautiful high altitude Himalayan Lakes, Chandratal- The Lake of Moon is the award of this trek. After Spiti, it moves deep under the Chandra Bhaga ranges and opnes at Baralacha La. Baralacha La is the origin of Bhaga River, it is the last mountain pass of Himachal towards Ladakh, it is the gateway to eneter in zanskar by trekking and it used to be the stoppage of royal weddings when Buddhism was florishing in Tibet, Ladakh & Spiti.

The trek takes one from the lush green valleys and forests of Kullu valley to barren land of Spiti and then suddenly to the most beautiful lake of moon at Chandra Tal where one gets naturally rejuvenated. A night at our luxury camp may relax you at the maximum level at Sarchu and a journey to Ladakh will make your trek perfect. This is one of the most popular treks in western Himalayas because of several reasons. It remains open for maximum period of the time, one can end it after Chandratal and go to Spiti valley and one is free to come back to Manali or go to Leh or trek further into Zanskar valley. Secondly, it is the combination of green area of Kullu Valley, challenging passes like Hamta and high altitudes of Topko Gogma with facing mountain peaks of CV ranges, beautiful Chandratal Lake and lot more.

During the Activity: Always maintain such speeds, at which you can control your direction and stop whenever you want. Warning fellow skiers of your descent will result in less injury not only to you, but to them as well. At high points in the region, you will not be visible to others; hence do not stop there. Follow the path indicated by signboards, and stay off prohibited trails.


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