Chandra tal is also known as “Moon Lake” is the source of the Chandra River. It was once a tentative place for traders form Tibet and Ladakh who went to Spiti and the Kullu valley, but today it attracts a large number of adventure enthusiasts form across the world. Located at an altitude of 4300 m, chandra Tal Lake is just 6 km away from the Kunzum Pass in spiti and Lahaul district of Himachal Predesh state of India.
Walking on ChandraTal trek will offer an ultimate experience similar to the experience of going to the moon. You will pass through two high mountain ranges named Moulkila and Chandrabhaga, which are quite challenging for mountaineers. Further, you will see the beautiful snow-covered mountain peaks and slopes. There is a legendary story associated with this lake. It is believed that this lake si located at a place from where the chariot of the God Indra picked up Yudhishthira, the eldest of the Pandava brothers. As a result, Chandra Tal is counted among sacred lakes of India and grabs the attention of lots of Hindu devotees. The color of water of this holy lake keeps changing from reddish to orange to blue to emerald green as the day ends.
Area:- Himachal Pradesh
Season:- June to October
Altitude:- 4250 mts/ 1400 ft.