How to Plan a Chandratal Lake Trip?
My Chandratal trip taught me tons about what to try to do or what shouldn’t neutralize Himalayan? I recently finished my Chandratal trip on 17th July 2019. it had been lovely & energetic too. Manali to reach Chandratal lake I met with several obstacles, but I ended up the tour on an ideal note.
Read the complete blog on the way to reach Chandratal lake?
It’ll assist you to know the place you ought to visit Chandratal & where you ought to care about yourself. Manali to Chandratal isn’t the maximum amount fruitful because it appears within the pictures. Below I even have shared stunning photos to know the Chandratal Lake and therefore the beauty about it with the deepness of the Chandra Tal lake.
Why is Chandratal Lake Famous?
Chandratal is additionally referred to as moon Lake due to it’s within the shape of the moon. There are two ways to succeed in Chandra Tal & the highness of the Chandra Tal is 4300 m from the ocean level. Water connectivity of Chandra Tal Lake may be a Chenab river which is additionally flowing in Pakistan & Punjab. The water of Chandra Tal lake is crystal clear. If you throw a stone at the starting of the lake, you’ll be ready to find that stone again & the rhythm of water always drags me to the touch the water.
What sort of stay is out there in Chandratal?
Chandratal is an isolated place, and there you’ll greet with fewer numbers of individuals. due to the low connectivity of this area, also another significant problem for this place is transportation. Because roads aren’t up to the mark. After every single trip vehicle required the essential service to stay maintained.
I had travelled to the present place with my five friends & stayed in Pema Camps. There was the sole campsite available for a stay; no guest house & hotels were there till July 2019. I had waited for an evening within the camp of Chandratal & it had been unforgettable moments once I saw the star in the dark . it had been looking fantastic. there have been also few more camps available of Samong Camp, Parasol Camps & retreat.
What can I eat?
If you visit Chandratal, then you’ll get the APAI ( American plan All-Inclusive ). It means Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included within the hotel or campsite. Please don’t think you’ll get much food over there due to the high cost of transportation & fewer food sources. They provided an omelette, Maggi in breakfast & tea. Boil water on special request due to chilly weather.
Peaks look incredible From Chandratal Lake
The unique thing about this place was the weather. It gets changed at every moment. The mountains you’ll see were looking incredible. I had never seen that sort of peak in my whole life where no greenery available.
The distance from Chandratal Lake to Campsite is around 4 km to the world where trekking starts.
You would need to trek for two km from start line & trekking isn’t difficult. But I might recommend it to you. If you’re not fit, then you avoid the visiting of Chandra Tal Lake due to low oxygen.
High Altitude Sickness
One of my friends had to face the oxygen problem over there. But the remainder was fine. you’ll take some precautions before starting a visit to Chandratal or any high altitude place. I’m sure it’ll assist you with friends & family while traveling.
There are two ways to reach Chandratal Lake. Both are different from one another.
The primary one is from Manali to Chandratal & the Second is from Shimla to Chandratal. People come here from various states & countries too. in order that they can get to understand. What’s the simplest thanks to reaching Chandra Tal. People start their tours in two cities. Delhi and Chandigarh are good connectivity stations for each state. I even have shared small itinerary tips, which you’ll also follow for your future trip.
You can start your journey through Manali. it’ll be short days journey through Rohtang pass & Battal.
Day 01:– Eary morning journey, you’ll start from the Manali to Chandratal via Rohtang pass. evening reach & relax on a primary day.
Day 02:-Early morning, we will trek to Chandratal Lake. At noon come to the campsite & Relax.
Day 03:– Morning Breakfast& depart for Manali (via Kunzum Pass. )
Second Tour Itinerary From Shimla to reach Chandratal lake
The second schedule is such as you need to come first at Shimla. There you’ll stay for an evening & relax in your body. Because ahead journey is just too long, but the thanks to Chandratal goes to be most enjoyable due to weather & various reminder elevation naturally.
Day 01:- Shimla – Reckong Peo / Kalpa
Shimla to Reckong Peo is around 200 km. You cross in between the foremost exciting places in India. I might recommend it to you. If you’ve got more days than always include Narkanda in your itinerary. due to Tanni Jubbar Lake & Hatu Peak. Well, this time, we are on a special platform for a brief duration itinerary.
Shimla to Reckong Peo hardly takes 10 hrs duration due to narrow roads. But yes, you’ll enjoy those roads if you’re getting to visit Chandra Tal. Shimla-Narkanda- Reckong Peo / Kalpa.
Day 02:-Reckong Peo to Kaza ( 200Kms / 10 hrs )
Get up early within the morning & enjoy the fresh vibes & sunrise view from your resort. After fresh n up drive to Kaza
Now you’re getting to travel the planet beautiful destination kaza.kaza is situated on a high altitude of 12500 feet above from the ocean level. the maximum amount Kaza is gorgeous an equivalent, it’s dangerous for unfit people. The oxygen level is sort of low here. So before making an idea, must read the precaution about the high hypoxia. Kaza is that the place where you would like to require care of the many things before reaching
Day 03 Kaza Local
Morning breakfast then full-day visit sightseeing of Kaza. World highest post office, Key monastery, World highest retails petrol pump within the free.
Day 04 Kaza –to reach Chandratal lake ( 80 Kms )
Morning breakfast & depart to Chandra Tal. it’ll take 5 hrs to succeed in Chandratal by road. Now you’re thereon way, which is completely off the trek. you’ll travel through a Chenab river & high mountains. The journey for these roads can’t be possible with the sedan vehicle. you want to need to pass 4X4 or Innova, which suspension is far better.
Day 05 Chandratal – Manali ( 140 km / 8 hrs )
Morning breakfast & depart for Manali.
Chandratal Trip By Ankit travel stories
I started my trip around 8:00 pm from Delhi to Manali by private Volvo from Rama Krishna Ashram. We made an overnight journey to Manali. Because we wanted to succeed in Manali within the morning. Because we had to start out our trip to Chandratal. Volvo takes two stops between Delhi to Manali. One in the dark, around 11:00 Pm near Murthal. There are various of Dhabas & Restaurants on the journey. But It depends upon the driving force where they’re halting for half an hour. So we had taken our first stop at 70 Milestones restaurant. Food was valuable & then, we came back to our Volvo.
Morning 6: am we reached Mandi & we had taken our second stop.
Mandi is 120 Kms before from Manali. the driving force stops there Volvo at mandi due to fresh n up for the guest & themself also. you’ll get to the restaurant Tea, Coffee, Biscuit & Bread Butter. But my recommendation to you. Never any tea at mandi because after drinking it. you’ll face stomach ache & gastric problems. Carry always with you fruits like orange or any light fruit which can keep you healthy, due to you’re getting to long travel after Manali also. Your journey could also be affected if you consume any gastric product.
Reached Manali ( 10:45 am)
The minute we reached Manali. I took an extended breath. due to the fresh air. The air of Himachal Pardesh & Hill stations always makes me fit the ahead journey an equivalent thing I did.
Our motorist was already at the Volvo stand to select us up. We had loaded us all stuff & visited our hotel. We did some relaxation first at the hotel then fresh n up & moved to Chandratal.
Permit Required To cross the Rohtang pass and reach to chandratal lake
We had already taken the permit for Rohtang Pass. I might recommend you usually receive the permit for Rohtang before starting your trip. due to a while, you’ll not get the permit while you’re traveling. If you’re getting to Chandratal through Manali. you would like to hold a permit for passing the Rohtang Pass. you’ll get the permit through the location is given or The Manali SDM office.
What is required to hold for Chandratal Trip?
We had begun our journey around noon from Manali & Got Petrol Tank filled with our vehicle also carried 20 Ltr extra petrol tank with us. Because we knew that we must not get the Fuel station before we reach Spiti Valley.
We took the primary half at the Marhi, where we bought 24 bottles of water & cold drinks with snacks. Because between the tour, there’s no shop till battle to eat or drink. So here we the simplest enjoyment getting to be started because we are on the brink of the Rohtang pass, which was the primary pass was getting to cross. Before crossing the Rohtang pass, we had shown a permit to the Military; then, they allowed us to travel Rohtang pass, which is important for everyone.
Rohtang Pass cover with snow in July Month
So here we are in Rohtang pass & everything is roofed with snow. you’ll imagine while you’re travelling on the road & each side of the way you discover around 14 inches of snow walls. it had been my first experience to ascertain this much snow. I would like to share with you guys the sensation of touching the snow walls.
We had stopped our vehicle at Rohtang pass before reach chandratal lake
I had been Manali repeatedly earlier. But that was my first experience to observe that sort of snow walls. While passing the Rohtang pass, we had stopped our vehicle aside for a short time to click some nature pictures. But we couldn’t stay there for an extended time due to strong wind was blowing. However, I took some eye capturing photos with videos after spending 15-20 minutes. We had continued our journey to Chandratal lake.
The only way to reach chandratal lake from manali by road
We had crossed the Rohtang pass we met with a little waterfall due to snow was melting. While reaching the Batal all the way, we found small waterfalls & snowcapped mountains, which was making my journey meaningful. Broken roads, even you’ll say there have been no roads in the least. We had to seek out our way by own.
No Greenery in While Getting to Chandratal
There was no greenery while reach Chandratal lake from Manali. Because of the place remains covered with snow. It is opened in May & gets closed after September month because of heavy snowfall. The could meet with a landslide anytime, but God has saved us.
Chatru last place to eat before Chandra Tal
We were hungry tons & trying to find a Dhaba or restaurant nearby due to all the things we had got finished. So we reached Chatru around 7:45 Pm.
Consumed the food at Chatru before Chandra Tal camp
We had spent there half an hour consuming the food. you’ll get there omelette and a few pulses with an Indian chapati. It better we ate there because we didn’t know what’s getting to happen within the next moment. We resume the tour & we found flocks of sheep ahead of our vehicle.
Everything was dark except the car lamp
You’ll imagine that we were facing a drag in driving with a car lamp. But those sheep were walking with none help. We were passing on our right side Chenab river was floating & left rock bottom broken mountain. it had been the trip you’ll say like this. There was no street light or any lamp on the road. Everyone has second thoughts what’s getting to be next? And once you think this suggests you’re on an adventure. due to the second name of experience is what’s next?
Spent overnight on the road of Chandratal
We had passed chatru before half an hour and found traveller stuck on the way thanks to overweight & thanks to an error of stones before wheels while giving the tiny waterfall.
We tried to assist out that vehicle driver, but he wasn’t within the tempo. So we had to return back to the car. I might explain what I felt at that point. due to this may help the traveller.
The first thing that if a landslide occurred due to bad weather, then what will happen.
Second, if any animal came here, how can we protect us.
In the last Yes, this is often the journey that I wanted to enjoy. So you’ll imagine here how we spent 9 hours night At a deserted place. But yes, I enjoyed it.
At approximately 04:47 am, I took this image & I didn’t use any filter in photography. Feel the weather from the below images. I forgot all pains & sleep. A peaceful nature & location for photography approx 100 photos I clicked in two hours during a different place. Check below images for the view of early morning & sunrise.
The view of Chenab River Via Manali To Chandratal Lake
Traffic began at Chandratal
As the sunrises. People began to travel on Chandra Tal to Manali road. They looked traveller & all we’ve helped to tempo driver who also came within the morning.
Finally, we walked to Chandratal within the morning around 7:45: am. We all were tired wanted to rest & eat something as we reached the campsite. We relax for two hrs, then had breakfast.
Chandratal Camp Items in breakfast
Allo Parantha ( Indian Stuffed Bread )
You can not expect from them more due to no phone network & transportation is dear. We had paid INR 1500 for one person for staying because of season time.
Drive to Chandratal Lake ( Moon Lake )
The last point where the vehicle can choose Chandratal lakeChandratal Lake trek starts from here.
Chandratal Lake is around 2-4 km from the campsite where our driver has dropped us till the last where the vehicle can go. then, we had a trek for two km to succeed in Chandratal Lake. Sometimes I used to be on uphill & sometimes downhills. Trek wasn’t severe, but the oxygen level is low. I might never recommend this trip to the guts patients & heavyweight person. Precautions are necessary for this trip. you’ll understand the situation through the below video.
The colorful peak in Chandratal
While trekking to reach the chandratal lake, you will watch people have made the story of the stone everywhere. It shows that their belief is still alive in the buddha. While passing all the stories. I found that colorful peaks are appearing everywhere till last I can watch by my eyes. It’s incredible nature & when I walked towards the Chandra Tal Lake. The Lake is crystal clear. Even I had shared a video on this lake; you can click on the below video for more clarity about the lake.
You will watch the rope which is covering with the Buddhist flag & I might allow you to know this is often the sacred lake & deep too. don’t plan to get into the center of this lake. you’ll check below the stones of the lake. That’s the clarity of this lake.