Trans Himachal 2018 – 06 Kunzum La – Chandra Taal – Baralacha La (4890)


Chandra Taal

The crystal clear glacial Chandra Taal lake located in Lahaul at an altitude of 4200m. Named as per it’s crescent shape

Alpine Meadows

Camping in the beautiful alpine meadows on the way from Chandra Taal lake to the Barachala pass



In good company running down from the Kunzum La (4550m) to the beautiful crescent shaped Chandra Taal lake, passing several shepherds grazing alpine meadows. Shepherd dogs safeguard sheep from high altitude predators like snow leopards.


There are three dangerous stream crossings while walking from Chandra Taal towards Baralachala. The water currents become more dangerous as the glacial meltwater increases in the afternoon so it’s recommended to cross the same early morning

Baralacha La rivers


There are many temporary shelters along the way from Kunzum La to Chandra Taal and Baralachala. The shelters are used by shepherds who graze their herds on the alpine meadows