Chandratal Trek

5 Days - 4 Nights
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Chandratal Lake Trek in Himachal near Rohtang Pass India

Chandratal Trek is the most famous and popular lake in the Lahaul and Spiti Range, the turquoise blue lake is a hidden gem also situated in the Chandrabhaga Range. It’s a terrific attraction for all the tourist trekkers and adventurers.

It is 14 km away from Batal. The routes are extremely treacherous, but worth it as you will get to witness the vistas of nature. Chandratal is a tourist destination for trekkers and campers. The lake is accessible on foot from Batal as well as from the Kunzum Pass from May to late October.

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Camping near the lake should be in everyone’s bucket list. Accommodation is available 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) from the lake. Witness the vast meadows on the banks of the lake. During springtime, these meadows are carpeted with hundreds of varieties of wildflowers. Chandratal Lake is On the Samudra Tapu plateau, which overlooks Chandra River (a source river of the Chenab).

The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. It is an altitude of about 4,300 metres (14,100ft) In the Himalayas. One can witness the some of the major peaks of Chandrabhaga Range like Chandrabhaga 14(CB14) or Chandrabhaga 13(CB13).

Chandratal Trek a Sacred Moon Lake in Spiti valley in Himachal

Chandratal Lake trek is a beautiful trek in Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh at an elevation of 4,300 m. It is also called “Moon Lake” because of its crescent shape and is the origin of Chander River. In ancient times this trail was used as trade route; traders from Tibet and Ladakh came to Spiti and Kullu valley.

Chandratal lake can be easily approached from Kunzum Pass which is Located at an average of 4,590 meters, Kunzum pass is one of the most famous high altitude passes of Himachal Pradesh. It is a hub for many trekkers and adventurers. From Kunzum pass, you will witness the gorgeous Chandrabhaga Range and Bara Shigri Glacier which is considered as the second largest.

beautiful lake in Himachal

Glacier after Gangotri in the Himalayas. The pass connects Lahaul valley and Spiti Valley to the Kully Valley. Kunzum Pass is the starting point of the Chandratal Lake the visitors come here to seek the blessings of Goddess Durga and visit Chandratal Lake, which is around 9 km from Kunzum Pass. The route is extremely beautiful that people come here to halt and indulge in photography and to view the magnificent Bara- Sigri Glacier, the second-largest glacier in the world.

Key Points of Chandratal Trek

Level: – Easy or Moderate

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Chandra Tal Trek.

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10 kgs.

Best Time to Visit  Chandratal lake Trek?

Chandratal Trek is a very beautiful  and  Easy trek in the Himachal spiti valley , The Chandratal Trek is great for those people who have a great passion for hiking and road trip in near Spiti valley kibber vaillge kaza  and consider it a special purpose in their life. Chandratal Trek is such a trek where you get to see more than one Spiti mountain range. Chandratal Trek is very important for those people who have holidays only on weekends  4 nights to 5 Days from Manali to Manali.

You can visit here  Chandratal Trek 2nd week of June to Last week of October , For those who like summer and monsoon treks, they can go summer and monsoon treks are a very good time for those who want to see snow. and live snow fall,

Chandratal Trek is also a good trek for Monsoon trek at that time there are flowers and green greenery which makes the trek very memorable.

During the day the temperature of Chandratal Trek is around ( 08°C to 15 °C  and during the night the temperature comes down to  05 °C  to 8 °C  which is not bad.

Will there be electricity in Chandratal trek

Let me tell you that there is no electricity in the forest area of Chandratal trek. Here we use Stobe Light and or Solar Light, candal light at the nights

If you come on this trek, then you should bring your own head light and your camera with full charge, if possible, it would be good to bring extra battery backup, and also bring the phone after full charge, today people most of the phone use the same

Note :- Day 3 and 4 Electricity available at Kibber village or Kaza during the trek

Do spare time in Interaction with locals, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology. And our Spiti or Himachali Cultures

Must Read about Chandratal Trek

Duration: 05 Days from Manali to Manali

Best Season: June, July August and September

Level: Easy or Moderate

Highest Point:  4300 meters

Weather: Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature: (5°C to 15°C)

Starting Point: Manali mall Road

Short Itinerary of Chandratal Trek

Day 1 – Pickup to you from manali mall road Drive from Manali to Batal via Rohtang pass (109 km) (4/5 Hours) (3907 m) (5/6 hours) over night stay camp

Day 2 – Drive from Batal (3907 m) to Chandratal (4551 m) and night stay in Kunzum La Pass/Chika (3200 m)

Day 3 – Kunzum La Pass to Kibber village (69 km) (3/4 hours) (over night stay hotel

Day 4- Rest day explore some time kaza monastery back to overnight stay kaza hotel

Day 5 – Drive from Kaza to Manali (209 km) (8/9 hours) reach manali late evening 6 to 7 pm

Is it safe ?

Set amidst the popular destinations, Chandratal trek is indeed very safe. All our professional strive their best to provide trekkers with the best experience possible.

Difficulty level

Chandartal trek is very easy trek. Despite the fact that the top is relatively low in elevation, we recommend regulated physical fitness. All groups will be guided by our pros for trekking equipment and any impending terrain during the course. This is best beginner

Weather conditions

The weather conditions depend on the time of the year trekkers are travelling. Months from March to June experience moderately good temperatures during the day with substantially colder nights.

Monsoons remain cascaded under heavy rainfall while winters offer snow-covered tracks.

During the day the temperature of Chandratal lake trek is around  temperature is  8°C to 12 °C  and during the night the temperature comes down to 5 °C  to 8 °C  which is not bad.

What to pack for Chandratal lake trek and Spiti valley

Warm clothes, sleeves, wind shelter, comfortable clothing, and extra warm clothes so that you can enjoy trekking. A raincoat is the necessary

Footwear: A well-fitted trekking footwear shoes are highly recommended. If you wear an uncomfortable pair of shoes, your feet will be hurt.

Things to carry

1) Because nights at elevations tend to be considerably colder, we suggest having well-graded, warm and comfortable clothing along with good quality shoes.

2) Despite the fact that we handle medical crises, we urge individuals to keep their emergency kits at hand in any case of personal underlying illnesses.

3) Since the journey provides you with a picturesque view, don’t forget to bring your camera along with extra batteries.

4) All the trekking gears will be provided by our teams, hence we recommend carrying only the important luggage with essentials.

Connectivity and Transactions

1) Because connectivity along the route is unpredictable, we urge people to do all of their work ahead of time.

2) Trekkers will be provided with walkie- talkies beforehand in case of emergency.

3) The last ATM transactions available will be at Manali , but we recommend that travellers collect cash beforehand or while in Manali as the ATM available at other places might not dispense cash at times.

Your Travel Plan for Chandratal Trek

You can book trains, air flights, and bus tickets for your journey only according to the information given by us.

The Chandratal  trek will be of 5  Days from Manali to Manali, includes travel.

First of all, all the trekkers will have to book their flight and train bus according to our time table as our pick up is from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, you will have to reach Manali Bus Stand, Mall Road in the morning.

A taxi from Himalayan Hikers will link you to the Manali bus stand, near mall road.

Himalayan Hikers organize transport to the Spiti valley for Chandratal trek  from the Manali bus stand. Our vehicles leave 7at :00 am to 8:00 am sharp from Manali. Sharing taxi costs include your package.

In the Manali bus stand, you will get our taxi staff that will arrange transport for you. The contacts no Transport coordinator or our office team will give you a week ago to your departure.

Please you guys book your transport facility according to your own time table, after Himalayan hikers take all the responsibility of Manali to Manali, that you will not face any problem.

Your trek ends at Manali day 05th evening 5:30 pm. Manali is a beautiful city in Himachal here available public transport for all over State in India. Booked your return bus tickets directly Manali bus stands.

 How to Reach Chandratal Lake Trek?

If you are traveling from Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai or Gujarat any other city, so you will have to come to Delhi, you will get a flight from Delhi for Bhuntar comfortably.

Option 01:- By Air

Himalayan hikers tell you that whenever you travel, you should reach your destination within 2 hours.  Bhuntar, Kullu airport is the nearest airport in Manali.

Located about 32 km for the Manali city. There are flights available to Bhuntar airport, you can go online and book your tickets. These are easy and easy ways for you and you also save your time, Bhuntar to Manali taxi available in airport 24×7.

If you find the flight to Bhuntar airport expensive, then you come by flight to Delhi or travel by bus from Delhi to Manali, and it will be easy for you. And many Volvo bus available.

 Option 02:- By Bus

You can reach Manali from Delhi by a bus, board it from (Delhi) Kashmiri Gate, ISBT; or chandigarh Bus stand,  it is good if you are booked the seats. It is a 10-11 hour bus journey from Delhi to Manali bus stand, near mall road.

(Reach Manali bus stand between 5:00 am to 6:00 am and the vehicle will be arranged from there.)

 What is the distance to reach Manali for Chandratal trek from other state

  1. from Mumbai to Manali Distance is – 1931 Kms by Road
  2. from Delhi to Manali Distance is – 553 kms by Raod
  3. from Jaipur to Manali by road is 800 kms
  4. from Chandigarh to Manali by road is 307 kms
  5. from Shimla to Manali by road is 248 kms
  6. from Dehradun to manali by Raod is 474 kms
  7. from Ludhiana to Manali by road Is 358 Kms
  8. from Bangalore to manali by road is 2693 kms
  9. from Kolkata to Manali by road is 2037 kms

What we do during an emergency breakout in the Chandratal trek

First of all, the safety of trekkers is much more for us, if you see in the trek, then there are all the risks, which I do not think about.

Himalayan Hikers worry more about you that no one should ever have any problem in the trek.

What should we and you keep more safety in the trek

  1. Whenever you are going for any trek, it is very important that you go completely fit and ready.
  2. The trek is not difficult, if you make your feet and your mind calm and strong, you will find the trek very easy.
  3. While trekking, keep in mind that you are walking on the right route or not always with your guide.
  4. Most people look somewhere and where they are walking, this can cause twitching in your legs, which can ruin your entire trek.
  5. It is important to ask your doctor if you have any medical problems
  6. I should always keep my medical kit with me, it is very important.
  7. Himalayan Hikers always keep a medical kit with you, such as oxygen cylinders, medicine to be given in emergency on the trek
  8. If any trekkers have any more problems, then they are brought back to the base camp by laying them in the stretcher.
  9. Our camp in Chandratal trek is around the 9000 feet to 13000 feet where you can not have any problem of oxygen
  10. In case of any medical problem, the help of your guide or a well-informed trekkers should be taken
  11. If there is major health problems in Chandratal trek, then Nearest Hospital is in Manali which is about 140  Kms away from Chandratal trek
  12. Along with the trek we keep getting acclimatization


Day 1 : Drive from Manali to Batal

Vehicles will be arranged from Manali, leave early to avoid traffic jams at Rohtang pass. Batal is a small town in the Himalayan region of Lahaul and Spiti. Arrangements will be made in a hotel there.


Day 2 : Drive from Batal (3907 m) to Chandra Tal (4300 m) same day drive Kunzum La Pass / Chika camp

The drive from Batal to Chandratal is 15 km long and it can be covered in less than an hour. Peep out of your window and witness the magnificent Chandra Bhawa ranges and snow clad peaks.

This crescent shaped “Moon Lake” lies at an altitude of 4300 m. It is a sacred lake which changes color and attracts many Hindu devotees. This places offers the sight of deserted mountains.

Then the drive is towards Kunzum La Pass, where the arrangements will be made.


Day 3 : Kunzum La Pass to Kibber village

Kunzum La is the highest memorable Pass and separates Spiti and Lahaul valley. Post breakfast the drive is towards a high village in Spiti valley.

Reach there and visit a monastery and Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary. Night stay will be in a lodge there.


Day 4 : Drive from Kibber village to kaza

Rest day explore some time kaza monastery enjoy beautiful views back to hotel overnight stay kaza hotel


Day 5 : Drive from Kaza to Manali (209 km) (8/9 hours)

In the morning, after breakfast drive to Manali via 2 high passes Kunzum La and Rohtang Pass. Have lunch en route. Reach manali late evening 6 to 7 pm

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Manali To Manali

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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