A camper and trekker's paradise, Chandratal Lake is often referred to as one of the most beautiful lakes located at an altitude of about 4300 m in the mighty Himalayas. The name "Chandra Taal" (Lake of the Moon) comes from its crescent shape. Once a tentative residence for Tibetan traders traveling to Spiti and the Kullu valley, it attracts thousands of adventure enthusiasts from all over the world. Vast stretches of green meadows house the best camping sites and an array of different wildflowers during springtime. . Legend has that it lies in the vicinity of a place from where God Indra's chariot picked up Yudhishthira, the eldest of Pandava brothers in Mahabharata. This fact renders the lake sacred and thus a dip in this lake is forbidden. The color of water of this holy lake keeps changing from reddish to orange to blue to emerald green as the day ends. Thanks to coolest & hippie Spitian man named Tenzin, the son of the famous couple of the Chacha Chachi Dhaba in Batal, I was lucky enough to trek to this lake taking a shorter, lesser known & more beautifully scenic way with green meadows, and a small pond with only one beautiful duck chilling in the ice cold waters that I found on the way. This place is hands down the most beautiful & naturally well maintained place I have ever set my eyes on! I can easily get lost here & forget the concept of time while chillling here. And I'm sure you will too if you ever get the chance to visit it.rangeen_khwabOh there is nothing like like a sunrise at Chandratal.unemployedtraveller_@rangeen_khwab I can imagine it being amazing! I was there for only one night & could only go around once at 6 in the evening. Next time sunrise bhi dekh lenge.
Akela thodi, yeh nazaara hai na mere saath.
SuperMan @ 15,000 ft. — at Chandratal Lake.