Photographer's Note

Next in Chandratal series... it took me almost an hour to capture this reflection in the pristine waters of Chandratal. A strong breeze was creating continuous ripples on the surface of the lake. I remember that I captured this as soon as the waters turned calm and I was lucky... as soon as I had captured this, the breeze was back... the reflection literally "vanished into thin air"... and then it was already time for us to pack up n leave:(

Fairy Tale Lake Chandratal is located in the Lahaul-Spiti region of the Himalayas. One of the five most beautiful lakes in the the Himalayas, Chandratal is at an altitude of almost 14500 feet(4500 mts). Its beauty is particularly enhanced on a full moon night. There is a beautiful trek from this region to Surajtal(or Sun Lake) near Baralacha Pass.

To reach Chandratal, you have to cross Rohtang La coming from Manali and then proceed left towards Kunzum La. After passing through Chhatru n Chhota Dara, you reach Batal, which is around 150 Kms from Manali n 15 Kms from Chandratal. Although a couple of those 15 Kms is motorable, it is better to start trekking from Batal itself.

Removed noise & maginta hue and cleaned up the overall image.

See Chandratal for more details.

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