Camping in Chandertal Lake and Dhankar Lake Overview

Set amidst towering mountains and magnificent gorges, Spiti is indeed a land of stunning beauty. A perfect way to enjoy this Himalayan bliss is to camp out in the open and spend serene nights under the stars. Indulge in the luxury of the picturesque landscapes in the most relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy nature, meet locals, and encounter wildlife.

Camping often allows us to stay in the heart of the most breathtaking natural scenery, away from fast food outlets and the encroaching development. Our experienced tour leaders and top quality equipment will surely enhance your experience; and at many sites we stay two or three nights, so there is more time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. 

On special occasions, our groups may utilise rustic, wilderness sites in order to fully appreciate more the natural surroundings of remote areas. That said, waking up at camp to the smell of freshly brewed coffee provides a truly intimate natural experience and one that eludes conventional tourists.

Your comfort and safety is important to us and we only use high quality camping gear which is top of the range. We provide spacious two-person tents and thick (air/foam-filled) sleeping pads to ensure your evenings are comfortable and restful. Sturdy camp chairs are often available for those fireside chats and your guides help prepare delicious meals in our portable kitchens using state of the art camping stoves and gas lanterns.

Chandertal Lake

One of the most beautiful high altitude treks in Himachal Pradesh, takes you to the crystal-clear waters of Chandertal Moon Lake. Chandertal Lake is a high altitude lake located in Lahaul and Spiti and is the source of River Chandra. It is about 4300m above the sea level and is also known as the ‘lake of moon’. The lake is an important site for migratory birds during summer. Total area of wetland is about 1.53 sq km (49 hac) and the Lake has a circumference of 2.5 km. The wetland was identified as a wetland of national importance in 2005, due to presence of rare plants, variety of animal species and its role in the maintenance of eco biodiversity of the region. The lake is free from any human activity in the immediate vicinity.

Dhankar Lake

At a height of 4000m, three kilometres from the Dhankar village is the Dhankar Lake. Smaller in size compared to the Chandertal Lake, the Dhankar Lake nevertheless is a great camping site. The Dhankar monastery is also a significant monastery and worth a visit.


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