Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh 175140
About Chandra Taal
Chandra Taal lake is on the Samudra Tapu plateau, which overlooks Chandra river. The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. It is at an altitude of about 4,300 metres. Chandra Taal is a tourist destination for trekkers and campers.
Attractions near Chandra Taal
Kunzum Pass or Kunzum La, as it is called by locals, is one of the highest motorable mountain passes of India, located at an altitude of 4,551m above mean sea level. It serves as a gateway to the beautiful Spiti valley Via Kullu and Lahaul. It lies on the eastern Kunzum Range of the Himalayas and is at a distance of 122 km from Manali. Kunzum La offers an incredible 360-degree view of Bara- Shigri Glacier , a jaw-dropping vista of Chandrabhaga Range and a spectacular view of the Spiti valley.
This is a mountain that is fully covered with snow in the Lahaul and Spiti district. There is so much variety of Flora and Fauna. Trekkers paradise, mountaineering, rock climbing, etc.
Hamta Pass lies at an altitude of 4270 m . It is a small corridor between Lahaul's Chandra valley and Kullu valley of Himachal pradesh.The nomenclature of the trek was derived from Hamta Village, located below Sethan village, as part of the trek route. This pass is frequently used by shepherds of the lower Himalayan region, seeking high altitude grasslands in the summer, when the dry cold desert of Lahaul is barren.
Baralacha La Pass is a high mountain pass in the Zanskar range connecting Lahaul to Leh. The Bhaga river originated from the Surta taal lake, which is situated a few kilometers from the pass towards Manali.
A high mountain pass (elevation 3,978 m (13,050 ft)) on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. The pass provides a natural divide between the Kullu Valley, and the arid high-altitude Lahaul and Spiti valleys. It is not particularly high or difficult to cross on foot by Himalayan standards, but it has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards.
The lake is considered to be the third-highest lake in India and the 21st highest in the world. Placed at an altitude of 4950 m above the sea level, the lake is enveloped by mighty snow-covered Himalayas. It is believed to be a sacred lake and a dip in its waters means getting rid of all the sins.
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Discover more attractions in Lahaul And Spiti, where Chandra Taal is located
The natural scenery and Buddhist monasteries are the main tourist attractions of the region. Skiing is the popular adventure sports in Spiti. For trekkers, the Spiti Valley is a paradise, offering challenging treks to explore the new heights of the Himalayas