CHANDRATAL Lake, Himachal

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1. Chandra Taal or Tso Chigma (meaning the Lake of the Moon). Take a bus from Manali to Kaza, get off at Batal, spend the night there and trek to the Lake 14 kms next morning. Lake is in Lahaul district although most think it is in Spiti.

2. Sunrise. Lake is near the source of the Chandra River. Enroute visit Kunzum La that separates Lahaul and Spiti Valley. Chandra River is the source river of the Chenab. It is at a height of app 13,940 feet.

3. Sunrise, side view of lake. Usually tents are available on lake side during season. Only BSNL phones might work here.

4. Loved this pic. U can see the Milky Way at Chandrataal if lucky. The drive to Kaza is very good. Stay at Losar that is 50 kms away from Batal.

5. Another lovely pic. Suggest drive from Manali, Rohtang, Batal, Chandrataal, Losar, Kaza and around. Then to Kalpa, Sangla, Raksham, Chitkul in Kinnar district. Return from Kalpa to Simla or Manali via Atal Tunnel.

6. Inspite of the rugged terrain lots of flowers.

7. Thank you Umesh for giving esamskriti permission to share your lovely pictures. To read a good blog n tips

8. Loved this pic. To see a 7 minute video

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