Chandra Tal also known as ‘Moon Lake’ is one of the most beautiful lakes in Lahaul and Spiti. Set on a large meadow between lower ridge and main Kunzum range Chandratal offers excellent view of Mulkila mountain range and Samudra Tapu Glacier. Trek to Chandratal is the most popular trekking trail in Spiti and is relatively the easiest trek in Spiti region.
Chandratal trek is one of the easiest trekking tails in Spiti and if you are attempting Chandratal during July - August the trekking trail remains motorable right uptil the parking lot and campsite near Chandratal from where trek to Chandratal is a mere 3 km easy hike. During other months Batal, 14 kms from Chandratal, is the start point of the trek to Chandratal.
Camping near Chandratal
Athough there arent many officials to regulate it, Camping on the banks of Chandratal is not allowed and is allowed in the parking grounds which is about 2.5 kms from the lake
Treks to Chandratal
No Upcoming treks to Chandratal
Trek Routes to Chandratal
There are two trekking routes to Chandratal, one starts at Kumzum La and the other at Batal. The Kumzum La route to Chandratal is shorter however is better avoided during rains. If you are taking the route from Kunzum La its better to take it on the way to Chandratal rather than while returning. The Batal route to Chandratal is a gentle climb and a nice walk on return. Chandratal is about 14 km from Batal. During June - August when the roads are cleared, you can take a jeep for the first 12 kms enroute Chandratal trek.
Kaza, the sub-divisional headquarters of Spiti, is situated on the left bank of the Spiti river about 75 kms from KKunzumLa pass. Kaza makes a ideal base camp for all treks and tours within Spiti valley and especially the Chandratal trek.