Chandratal Lake

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Chandratal Reflection. How to reach Chandratal. From Manali take a bus to Kaza, get off enroute at Batal, spend the night at a Dhaba and then trek 14kms next day to Chandratal. It is at a height of 4,300 metres so always better to let body adjust to high altitude. OR take a Sumo from Manali 140 kms cost app Rs 10,000 says blogger Mridula D.

View of Chandratal from top. Tents are available there - so food and cover for night assured. Phones only BSNL might work.

Milky Way captured from Chandratal. To read a very good blog on visit to Chandratal Click here

In between Losar and Kaza. Close to Batal is Losar which too is beautiful. U can spend a night there. Kaza is the biggest town in Spiti Valley. Drive from Losar to Kaza is wow, very Ladakh like terrain.

Dhankar Lake is a 3 km trek from Dhankar Monastery, takes about 2 hours. It is at a height of 13,500 feet. Dhankar is an ancient village in Spiti Valley. Reach Tabo and go from there.

Moonlight night in Dhankar. To read a good travelogue Click here

Langza village. 35 families lives here with a population of 135.

Kye Monastery is near Kaza and highly revered by all Buddhists. To see lovely pics of Tabo in Spiti Valley http://www.esamskriti.com/photo-detail/Tabo-Spiti-Valley.aspx

Spiti river as seen from Kye Monastery. Editor I did Spiti Valley years ago. It is amazing, wow, lovely people. Route is Manali, Batal, Losar, Kaza, Tabo. U drive from here to Kalpa from where return to Simla via Narkhanda. From Kalpa do Sangla and Chitkul. To see pics of my trip to Spiti Valley Click here

Somewhere between Kaza and Tabo. To see pics of Kalpa Sangla Click here