The Chandratal-Baralacha Trek takes the trekkers all over the majestic Himalayas to explore the cold and dry mountain desert of Spiti and Lahaul Valley while passing across Bara Shigri Glacier, the biggest glacier in Himachal Pradesh. The route further takes us through the beautiful Chandratal Lake at an altitude of 4270 meters. Chandratal, which means the Lake of Moon, is shaped like a half moon and is set on a large meadow of edelweiss within a lower ridge and the main Kunzum range. The trek to Chandratal, the “Moon Lake" is almost like going to the moon and the region brings the feeling as if the explorer has been to a new place for the very first time. And the most eligible reason for such feeling is that the landscape and the environment of the whole region keep on changing with every sighting much better than before. And once you are at the lake the world just stands still and the trekkers faint into another world. The lake truly magnetizes anyone and a glorious trek to this region is moderately difficult type and brings an opportunity to ascent across an altitude of 4800 m without much difficulty.
The Chandratal-Baralacha trek ends on top of the Baralacha Pass (4830 m), which marks the highest point of the trek. From there, the tourists can go back by jeep and can have a stopover in Keylong (optional). This is a perfect trek during monsoon time, since there is no rain in this fascinating valley.