Chandratal Lake Trek

Departure Date

06th, 13th, 20th, 27th of every month


5D/ 4N



Maximum Seats


Why This Trek?

The Chandratal Lake Trek with Hampta Pass is one of the most delightful treks. It gives you chance to experience the varied lush green landscape of Kullu Valley as well as barren landscape of Spiti Valley and icing on the cake is to visit Chadratal Lake and stay at Chandratal Lake Camp. In short duration of 5 days you get to experience ICE Cold River Crossing, Crossing Glaciers, Off Roading on Manali Chandratal Road.

  • DIFFICULTY : Easy – Moderate.

  • MAX ALTITUDE : 14100 ft

  •  BASE CAMP : Manali

  • DURATION : 5 Days 4 Nights.

  • BEST SEASON : Mid June – Mid October


Rs. 9500

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Chandratal Lake Trek is a moderate trek with the scope of varying the duration of the trek. You can trek to Chandratal Lake via Hampta Pass or you can drive to Kunzum Pass then trek down to Chandratal Lake. Kunzum Pass is the high altitude pass on Manali Kaza road after Rohtang Pass.

Destinations Covered during Chandratal Lake Trek with Hampta Pass : Manali, Hampta Pass, Chandratal Lake, Rohtang Pass

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation during Trek(Camping) on sharing basis
  • Meals while on trek Day 1st Lunch – Day 5th Breakfast.
  • All fees and permits
  • Transport from Manali – Manali as per the Itinerary
  • First aid medical kits
  • All trekking logistics.
  • Qualified and experienced Guide and support staff.

What’s Not Included :

  • Trekking Poles, Jackets, Boots etc
  • Any Deviation or detour
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason
  • Mules and Porters for carrying personal luggage.

Brief Itinerary Chandratal Lake Trek

Day 1: Report at Manali Trekking Camp Prini and drive to Jobri (9, 800 ft) & trek to Chika Manali Camp(10,400 ft)

Day 2: Trek from Chika Camp  – Balu ka Ghera Camp (11,900 ft) (5 hrs)

Day 3: Trek from Balu ka Gera  corss Hampta Pass and trek down to Sia Goru Camp

Day 4: Trek from Sia Goru to Chatru  (4 hrs) and Drive to Chandratal Lake(14,100 ft) (70 kms)

Day 5: Drive from Chandra tal to Manali via Rohtang Pass (13,052 ft)

Detailed Itinerary Chandratal Lake Trek

Day 1: Report at Manali Trekking Camp Prini after briefing session drive to Jobri and Trek to Chika Camp. 

Report at Manali Trekking Camp in Prini and we will have our briefing session, we will drive to to Jobri via the Allain Duhangan Hydro Power Plant road which have 36 curves and takes around One and half to reach Jobri. We will start the trek to Chikka our first campsite on Chandratal Lake via Hampta Pass trek. Initial part of the trek goes through thick forest of Oak trees and then once you cross a big boulder you enter open valleys. On left you will see a big rock face Bhrigu Lake is just above that. After trekking for another hour you will reach our camp. It takes around 2 hours to reach Chikka. Overnight camp at Chika.

Day 2: Trek from Chika (10,400 ft) – Balu ka Ghera (11,900 ft) (5 hrs)

Today’s trek starts with Chika nalah crossing and then gradual ascent to Jwara Nalah which gives a thrilling experience of River Crossing in ice cold water. While trekking we will be able to see the spectacular Dhauladhar range in the background and once we take right turn after river crossing Indrasan peak in front. We will have our packed lunch after the Jwara Nala with just an hour more to our today’s campsite Balu Ka Gera. Balu Ka Gera is a beautiful camp with full small streams across the entire campsite.

Day 3: Trek from Balu ka Gera to Hampta Pass Summit at 14100 ft and trek downhill to Sia Goru Campsite.  (8-9 hrs)

Today we will crossing Hampta Pass and entering into Spiti Valley Himachal which is home to Chandratal Lake Trek. As we start our trek with an hours you will have to trek through boulders brought down by snow. The Hampta pass trekking trail is marked by Cairns “The small stack of stones” which you will notice on your trek are used to mark the route where there is no visible trail and the rule is that from one cairns you should see the other one on trekking trail. From Hampta Pass you can see the Indrasan Peak and its gigantic glacier. Today’s trek will take us approximately 8hrs to reach Siagoru. Once you cross Hampta Pass Weather is drastically changed as you enter in to rain shadow area of Spiti Valley.  The ascent on this part of the Hampta Pass trek will be moderate.

Day 4: Trek from Sia Goru (12,900 ft) – Chatru (11,000 ft) (4 hrs) and Drive to Chandra Tal (14,100 ft) (70 kms)

Excitement level is high as you will going to Chandratal Lake today. We start early crossing river from Indrasan Glacier which ice cold  and crossing Ice Cold stream is common and all trekker should know How to cross them. After river crossing we trek downhill to Chatru which will take around 4 hours. Our cabs will be waiting for us at Chatru and then we drive to Chandratal Lake.  “Chandratal” meaning the Moon Lake and is named so because of its growing shape. The sweet water lake is in all directions 2.5 km spacious. It is the birthplace of Chandra River which unites with Bhaga River to form Chandrabhaga River which enters in Pakistan as Chenab. The massive mountains of the Pir Panjal and Spiti ranges dominate the entire landscape during the Hampta Pass Trek till the camp site at Chatru. From Chatru we drive to Chandratal Lake beside Chandra River and CB Ranges and also the magnificent Bada Sigri Glacier.

Chandratal Lake Trek with Hampta Pass

Day 5: Drive from Chandra tal to Manali via Rohtang Pass (13,052 ft)

Get up early morning to get the early monring views of Chandratal Lake and then have your breakfast and we leave for Manali via the Rohtang Pass. Our  wonderful experience of trekking Chandratal Lake Camping comes to end.

Fitness Required for Chandratal Lake Trek

Chandratal Lake is situated at an altitude of around 4400 meters or 14000 ft which is high altitude. Chandratal Lake Trek with Hampta Pass is a moderate level trek. You require a good physical fitness and if you are not physical active then we recommend book Chadratal Lake Trek with Hampta Pass two month in advance and follow the given schedule for two months. This will help you during the trek otherwise you will struggle a lot and you will not be able to enjoy the trek. Chandratal Lake Trek Difficulty Level is moderate only and if you prepare well you will feel that the Chandratal Lake Trek Difficulty Level is of easy category.

Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10 minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body

Things to get for Chandratal Lake Trek

Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs): A good quality backpack from reputed brand and try it before buying.

Floaters or Sandals: When you are at the camp they help to move freely.

Trekking Shoes: Always invest in a good quality trekking shoes, we recommend Forclaz 500 by Quechua. They are light weight, good grip, sturdy and easily available throughout India.

2 Quick Dry Tees

2 Track Pants

3 Pair of Cotton Socks

1 Pair of Woolen Socks

1 Poncho

1 Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket

1 Heavy Jacket

1 Pair of Thermal

Wind Proof Jacket

Woolen Cap


Sun Cap

1 Scarf

Light towel

Lip Balm

Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)

Water Bottle 1 Lt

Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries

Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper

Personal Medicine Kit

Dark Sunglasses

Trekking Pole

and CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !!

What is the Chandratal Lake Trek?
You can directly visit Chandratal by joining our Chandratal Lake Camp Tour from Manali but the best way to experience is that you should visit Chandratal Lake with Hampta Pass Trek is an easy high altitude trek done primarily during the monsoon. The trek is situated in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

Where is Chandratal Lake situated?

Chandratal Lake is in the Lahaul and Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh and Chandratal Lake situated at around 150kms from Manali on Manali Kaza Road. Here is the Chandratal Lake Trek Map for better understanding.

What is Chandratal Lake altitude or Chandratal Lake Height above sea level? 

Chandratal Lake Altitude or Chandratal Lake Height is 4300 meters above sea level or Chandratal Lake Height in feet is around 14100 ft. Chandratal Lake height makes it

What is Chandratal Lake Trek best time?
Chandratal Lake Trek best time is from end June to Mid October. Manali Chandratal Lake Road is closed due to snow and it opens around June end. So Chandratal Lake Trek best time when the road opens and till it closes in October. In the month of June you will find Snow walls at as high as 20 to 40 feet high at Rohtang Pass when the road is just opened by BRO.

 What is the Chandratal Lake Trek Difficulty Level?
Chandratal Lake Trek difficulty level is considered by comparison an easy to moderate high altitude trek when you combined it with Hampta Pass, So you need to have good physical fitness to complete this trek. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful for preparing for this trek and if you are physically active then you will find Chandratal Lake Trek Difficulty Level is of easy category.

What will be the Chandratal Lake Temperature?
The Chandratal Lake Temperature remains in the range of 0-20 degree Celsius. Chandratal Lake Temperature drops to below Zero Degree during night at times. There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.

 How much we have to trek each day during Chandratal Lake trek with Hampta Pass?

Chandratal Lake trek with Hampta Pass is total around 30 Kms of Trek and 160 Kms of drive. Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6-7  Kms each day and it takes around 6 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance. During Chandratal Lake trek with Hampta Pass we trek for 4 km on day 1, 9 Kms on Day 2, 9 to 10 Kms on Day 3, 5 Kms on Day 4.

What medicines should I carry during the trek?
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 stripsGauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray

Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diannox – 10 tablets

Is Diaox advisable ?
Dianox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it please consult your Doctor before taking it.


Is Dianox advisable ?
Dianox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it please consult your Doctor before taking it.


How is Chandratal lake trek in October?

Chandratal Lake Trek in October will be the best time to visit, Generally October is the month when winters set in so during October the weather will be clear but it will be cold and there are chances of snowfall so you need to plan accordingly.

What is Chandratal Lake trek cost?

Chandratal Lake Trek cost is around Rs 10000 plus applicable taxes in a group departure, it includes all Tented accommodation, all meals, transport from Manali and equipment like tents, sleeping bags etc. Chandratal Lake Trek Cost is a value for tour by Renok Adventures. Chandratal lake trek Himachal Pradesh starts from Manali so Chandratal Lake Cost would be Volvo Bus Cost from Delhi which is around Rs 1500.

How is Chandratal Lake in Winter?

Chadratal Lake in Winter is closed as all the roads to Chandratal are under snow. There are two routes to reach Chandratal one in from Manali via Rohatang Pass and the other one is from Kaza via Kunzum Pass. Both Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass are closed in winters. Rohtang Tunnel will give all weather access to Lahaul and Spiti Valley but reaching Chandrtal Lake in Winter will not be possible.

What is Chandratal weather forecast?

Chandratal Lake is in Spiti Valley which a rain shadow area which means there is very less rainfall so Chandratal Weather Forecast will be that you mostly get clear skies but during monsoon months there might be some clouds.

Is Chandratal Lake Trek in Winter Possible?

No Chandratal Lake Trek in Winter is not possible due to road closure and snow. All the Passes are under heavy snow cover. Both Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass open in Mid June only and get closed in mid October.

How to go Chandratal Lake By Car?

To reach Chandratal Lake by car you need to reach Manali and from there you get permit for Lahaul and Spiti. We suggest that you take one night rest at Manali to get acclimatize to high altitude and then next day drive to Chhatru or Batal where you can stay at our Chandratal Lake Camp then next visit Chandratal Lake by Car and return to Manali.

  • Manali to Chandratal Distance: 130 Kilometers
  • Kaza to Chandratal Distance: 115 Kilometers
  • Shimla to Chandratal Distance: 530 Kilometers via Reckong Peo, Puh, Kaza and Batal
  • Delhi to Chandratal Distance: 674 Kilometers via Manali Rohtang Pass
  • Chandigarh to Chandratal Distance: 430 Kilometers via Manali Rohtang Pass

How is Trek from Kunzum Pass to Chandratal Lake?

If you are going to Chandratal Lake by Car and you also want to enjoy short trek then Trek from Kunzum Pass to Chandratal Lake is the perfect fit for you. Trek from Kunzum Pass to Chandratal Lake is short downhill trek and takes around 3 hours to reach.

What if trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy?
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

What is your Rescheduling  Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.

Manali is the base location for our Hampta Pass trek. Our meeting point in Manali is the Government bus stand opposite the mall road.  We will pick you up at 11:00 AM in the morning and start the drive to jobri. The entire drive from Manali to Jobri takes around 1 Hour.

Reaching Manali by Road (Bus)
Manali is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Manali which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in delhi. The journey takes around 12-14 hours.

Reaching Manali by Air
Closest airport to Manali is Kullu Airport which is well connected via flights from Delhi. The distance between Kullu and Manali is around 1 hour. To check flights available check etc.

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Here’s a short itinerary of Chandratal Lake Trek:

Day 1: Drive from Manali (6000 ft) to Jobra than start trek to Chika (10100 ft).
Day 2: Chika (10100 ft) to Balu ka Ghera (11900 ft) .5 hrs easy ascent.
Day 3: Balu ka Gera (11900 ft) to Siagoru (12900 ft) Crossing Hampta Pass (14100 ft).
Day 4: Siagoru (12900 ft) to Chatru (11000 ft) 4 hrs. Drive to Chandratal Lake
Day 5: Drive from Chandratal Lake or Chatru  to Manali via the Rohtang Pass.

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2 Reviews
  • {}
    March 21, 2017

    Chandratal Lake in Spiti Valley is a must visit you can also drive directly to Kunzum Pass and then trek to Chandratal Lake from there which a easy downhill trek and Enjoy the Chandratal Lake Camping

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    Jai Govind Meena
    March 21, 2017

    Trek to beautiful Chandratal Lake with Renok Adventures

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