Suraj Tal in Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Suraj Tal

Suraj Tal, Himachal Pradesh 175132

Lake/ River/ Ponds

About Suraj Tal

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.


Attractions near Suraj Tal

Baralacha La Pass2.08km from Suraj Tal

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.

Shingo La31.43km from Suraj Tal

Shingo La is a mountain pass in India, on the border between Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh. There is a shallow lake or pool 20m below the pass. The pass is on a long-distance footpath linking Zanskar and Lahaul.  used often by locals and trekkers alike. For trekkers, it is one of the technically easiest 5000m passes in Indian Himalaya, involving no glacier trekking nor steep climbs. There is snow on the pass all year round, although in the summer only a small stretch of snow has to be passed.

Chandra Taal37.16km from Suraj Tal

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.

Lachalung La43.8km from Suraj Tal

A mountain pass 4880 meters above sea level.

Rohtang La45.66km from Suraj Tal

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.

Kunzum Pass46.09km from Suraj Tal

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.

Where is Suraj Tal

Discover more attractions in Lahaul And Spiti, where Suraj Tal is located

Lahaul And Spiti18 attractions

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