Sikkim Trip plan was irresistible Our “Sikkim Trip” in April 2011 was more of a sudden plan, thanks to my brother who was working near the Sikkim-West Bengal border. Sikkim is a beautiful Himalayan state which boasts of having some of the most amazing places to see in India and… Continue reading
The roadtrip to Chandratal lake from kaza was again a very exciting one as we had to cross Kunzum Pass which is a high altitude pass in the greater himalayas that connects Kullu valley and Lahaul valley to Spiti Valley. At a height of 4590m above sea level, one has to cross the pass to go to Chandratal lake. The mountains are made of loose rocks and hence the roads are heavily damaged due to frequent landslides. This video portrays a part of the journey.
The average speed of the vehicle would be hardly 15kms/hour.
Check out the complete video: Kunzum Pass
Chandratal Lake is one of the travel destination for many travellers who visit Spiti valley. There was a detour of around 14kms from Batal to Chandratal (also known as the moon lake) is located at a height of 4300 m in the himalayas. This place is famous among the trekkers (both India and abroad). It holds importance from the mythological point as well.
This road has several twist and turns. One should drive with utmost care as there are many narrow patches where giving passes to the opposite vehicles becomes almost impossible.