Chandratal Lake, Spiti Valley | Travel Guide

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Chandratal Lake, Spiti Valley | Travel Guide

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Tue May 28, 2013 4:32 pm

At an altitude of 4270 Meters approx. Chandratal lake in Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh lies between a low ridge and the main Kunzum range. Mostly surrounded with snow, this deep blue-water lake has a circumference of 2.5 Kilometers. Some people also call it Moon Lake and is also one of the the source of the violent Chandra River. Moulkila and Chandrabhaga mountain ranges having snow capped peaks and snow slopes around the valley measures from 3000 Meters to 6500 Meters approximately. Locales there, believe that it is this point from where Yudhishtra (Eldest among Pandava of Mahabharata epic) was taken to heaven in his mortal form. It’s a very luring place.

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Re: Chandratal Lake, Spiti Valley | Travel Guide

Postby aashish2137 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:05 pm

One set of tents (that I know of) at Chandratal have been setup yesterday. So officially the place is open now for the season! :)
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Re: Chandratal Lake, Spiti Valley | Travel Guide

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:24 pm

Great news Aashish!! It is just that by July type it becomes fine to camp there. Otherwise, June is to gusty with chilly winds BUT nothing like staying near the Chandratal Lake so that you can walk the remaining 2-2.5 KMs early morning and get some stunning reflection shots of the lakes.
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Re: Chandratal Lake, Spiti Valley | Travel Guide

Postby aashish2137 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:44 pm

dheerajsharma14 wrote:Great news Aashish!! It is just that by July type it becomes fine to camp there. Otherwise, June is to gusty with chilly winds BUT nothing like staying near the Chandratal Lake so that you can walk the remaining 2-2.5 KMs early morning and get some stunning reflection shots of the lakes.


True. It will probably too cold and snowy out there. The route too isn't officially cleared so bikers might have to negotiate some glaciers on the way. Not recommended, but if anyone is headed, he will not be alone! ;)
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Re: Chandratal Lake, Spiti Valley | Travel Guide

Postby sany » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:38 pm

Wow, good news for some bikers....BTW i guess we did it around 1-2-3-4 july in 2011...it was shit cold in the evening.
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