Chandratal Status 2024 – Chandratal Lake Road

by Vargis.Khan

The present Chandratal status is closed from both the Kaza and Manali sides. The road was closed earlier this month after heavy snowfalls started to occur early. The campsites too are all wrapped up now and there is no place to stay near Chandratal. A trip to the beautiful lake is only possible next year in May or June, depending on when the road opens.

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Chandratal Road Status = OPEN

Route Status
Kaza to Chandratal Closed
Manali to Chandratal Closed
Kunzum Pass Closed

A few other articles that I would recommend reading and that can be helpful in visiting Chandratal are listed below.

Below is a picture of Chandratal Lake completely frozen and buried under snow.

chandratal status

Kaza to Chandratal Road Status

The road from Kaza to Chandratal gets open sometime in the month of May, around the 10th of it. The date is actually a little sooner than the entire Manali Kaza stretch gets open.

The route from the Kaza side becomes accessible and a day trip can easily be made. There will however be no campsites available and you will have to return to Kaza by evening. On the plus side, there is a high chance that you will find the lake half-frozen, like in the picture above.

Keep in mind though that the campsites at the lake will only be available by early June. The campsites remain available until the 10th of October and after that, there is no accommodation available anymore.

Though the road remains open a little longer after that and you can still make a day visit to the lake, you will not be able to stay there overnight.

Manali to Chandratal Road Status

The road from Manali to Chandratal only gets open only after the snow from Rohtang and Kunzum Pass has been removed completely. This only happens towards the end of May historically. To be on the safer side, assume the date of opening of the road as 20th May and not sooner than that.

Kunzum Pass Status

The status of Kunzum Pass is closed right now and it will only open after May 15th. There is a chance that it may even open sooner if it does not snow too much. But we will only find that out next year after the winter season has passed.

Rohtang Pass Status

The status of Rohtang Pass right now is closed and it will open sometime in the month of May after BRO is able to clear the snow completely from both Manali and Koksar sides.

When does Chandratal Lake Open?

Chandratal Lake is declared open in the first week of June after the snow from Kunzum Pass and Chandratal Road is cleared. If there was not too much snow and BRO was able to complete the work faster, Chandratal may open by late May as well.

Chandratal Status – Conclusion

I hope the information above on Chandratal status was of help.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below. You can also contact me on Instagram to chat with me live or subscribe to my YouTube channel and ask a question there.

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61 comments

kamal August 10, 2023 - 7:48 am

Actually we are planning to visit chandratal lake from manali via atal tunnel on 31st August What is the probability for opening the pass during that time. and plz advise road is ok for TUV 300 mahindra

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Vargis.Khan August 11, 2023 - 8:11 am

The road is already open and it will be unless the weather turns bad again. It is doable in TUV 300 as well but that road is extremely bad so drive carefully

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Mrudul Parikh June 19, 2023 - 5:41 am

Hi Vargis, thank you for keeping this page updated.

I see that you have mentioned in one of the comments that it is open now. One of my friends had visited 4-5 days back and it was closed. Also, in the table on this page, it is mentioned that roads are closed.
Chandratal Road Status = CLOSED

So we are bit confused.

We plan to travel from Kaza to Chandratal around 7th / 8th July.

Can you advise on the status?

Thank you in advance.

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Vargis.Khan June 19, 2023 - 7:24 am

Thanks for pointing that out bhai. I updated the status from my phone and missed changing it in the table down below.

It is all open, campsites are functional as well. It is a tricky road so temporary closures for a few hours or a day every now and then are common.

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Mrudul Parikh June 20, 2023 - 1:44 am

Thank you for your quick revert 🙂

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Vargis.Khan June 20, 2023 - 7:43 am

You are welcome !!!

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Arushi Gupta June 17, 2023 - 5:41 am

Hello. Your article is dated June 12 – it says road to chNdrataal is closed but will open by June 10th. I was a bit confused by this. Is it currently accessible as of today? Thanks in advance

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Vargis.Khan June 17, 2023 - 9:42 am

Yes it is all open now

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Arushi Gupta June 17, 2023 - 1:03 pm

Thankyou 🙂

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Vargis.Khan June 18, 2023 - 10:53 am

You r welcome

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Nash May 30, 2023 - 6:51 am

My group was planning a trip from Manali to Chandra Taal to Kaza and so on. Will the route be cleared by 1st June? What are the chances based on the daily clearance?

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Vargis.Khan May 31, 2023 - 7:00 am

Most probably ot

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Ankush Juneja May 5, 2023 - 2:27 pm

Hello, will the way to Chandrataal Open near 15 Aug 2023?

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Vargis.Khan May 6, 2023 - 8:55 am

Yes

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Manjit May 14, 2023 - 6:25 am

What are chances to open chandratal in last week of May?

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Vargis.Khan May 15, 2023 - 5:38 am

If the weather does not turn bad again, chances are high

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Manjit May 17, 2023 - 3:51 pm

Thnx plz update
Our expected date to visit 30/31 May

Manas May 19, 2023 - 2:50 am

Any updates for Kunzum pass opening for Chandra Taal (any tentative date please)

Vargis.Khan May 19, 2023 - 8:01 am

Kunzum Pass should open in next 5-6 days … Chandratal could take a little bit longer

Golam Hasnen May 21, 2023 - 7:16 am

Is kunzum pass and chandratal open? We will travel from manali to chandratal on 30th may.

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Vargis.Khan May 21, 2023 - 9:51 am

Should open in next 5 to 6 days

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Sumit Dey May 21, 2023 - 4:07 pm

Hello sir. Really liked the work u r doing here.
Can u tell me the further limit of Chandratal being open? I mean when does the road close?
Also, can I pitch my own tent at the designated camping areas?

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Vargis.Khan May 22, 2023 - 7:48 am

Thank you Sumit. The road is usually closed in October first week, around 10th of the month. And yes, you can pitch your own tent as well in a vacant area

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Ankush Juneja May 5, 2023 - 2:24 pm

Hello, Is way to chandrataal open now?

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Vargis.Khan May 6, 2023 - 8:55 am

No

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Nabodit Aditya April 23, 2023 - 6:58 pm

Hi vargis your vlog is really very informative and useful..actually I wanted to know till which day of 2022 kunzum pass and chandrataal was open? Actually we are planning fr the same in late Oct 23..that’s why needed thus info..thanx in advance

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Vargis.Khan April 23, 2023 - 11:49 pm

Hi Nabodit – It will be all closed by late October. You should plan before 10th of Oct at latest.

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jash March 16, 2023 - 11:32 am

hello i want to ask that can we go to chandra taal lake in mid april by bike from manali?

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Niloy Ghosh February 27, 2023 - 10:54 am

Hi Vargis,
we are planning to visit Chandratal from Manali on 12.06.2023. Will there be any problem regarding road??

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Vargis.Khan February 28, 2023 - 3:57 am

Hi Niloy – No, it should be open by that time

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Debojyoti January 10, 2023 - 2:59 pm

Hey Vargis! We are planning to go to Spiti Valley in May. Will Chandrataal be open by around 15th?

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Vargis.Khan January 17, 2023 - 10:38 am

Hi Debjyoti – It depends on the weather but the lake usually opens by early June.

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Diptendu Mukherjee February 17, 2023 - 1:39 pm

I am also travelling at the same time, Chandrataal didn’t accept Camp Booking in May, so we deferred our tour, we will reach Chandrataal 4th of June, call them before you plan.

What is your suggestion Vargis Bhai ?

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Vargis.Khan February 21, 2023 - 12:24 pm

Good decision Diptendu Bhai. Campsites do not get functional at Chandratal until June first week usually.

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Dony don September 27, 2022 - 5:03 pm

Kitna din aur khola he chandratal lake

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Vargis.Khan September 29, 2022 - 3:41 pm

October 1st week tak toh khula hi rehta hai

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Amitava Sen October 11, 2022 - 4:59 am

The tents were to be closed after 8th Oct. That’s what Parasol boys told me when I stayed at their camps on 7th Oct. Most of the tents had already packed up before 5th Oct.

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Neeraj Hskim May 22, 2022 - 12:03 pm

Hi , I am planning a family trip to kaza . I will travel to kaza via Narkanda and reach kaza on 20th June . Plan to stay there till 24 th June and then travel to Manali for 1-2 days before starting for Delhi on 26th morning. I also plan to do chandertaal . I shall be travelling on Vitara brezza and also have a pet dog along . Should I do chandertaal while going to Manali or should I come back to kaza.

Can I also stay at a camp site near chandertaal , is it ok considering I have a pet with me.

Look forward to hear from you.
Thsnks

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Brajesh June 11, 2022 - 5:12 am

Yes, feel free.

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Sean May 16, 2022 - 7:12 pm

Hi Vargis. I had posted on your Sach Pass page earlier. Recently completed Sach Pass and am near Keylong now. Was wondering are there any camp sites right now open at Chander Tal?

Also how would you rate the road conditions of the stretch from Gramphu to Batal in comparison to the sach pass/killar to Udaipur route? Are they similarly difficult?

And if one is not crossing Rohtang (i.e., approaching from Keylong), are any permits required?

Thanks again for any info.

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Vargis.Khan May 18, 2022 - 7:26 am

Hi Sean – Some of the Chandratal camps are open now. The route between Gramphoo and Batal is a bit easier than the Sach pass route actually. No permits needed if you are not crossing Rohtang.

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Prashanth May 7, 2022 - 4:41 pm

Hi Vargis,

Kunzum la is open for LMVs and two wheelers (since May 1). I crossed Kunzum la enroute Jispa from Kaza earlier today (May 7).

Chandrataal is closed as per both the locals in Batal and Kaza/Kee, as well as the officer manning the Losar checkpost. Said officer mentioned that while Rohtang was opened, it is temporarily closed due to a landslide yesterday (May 6).

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Vargis.Khan May 10, 2022 - 8:02 am

Thank you Prashanth Bhai

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urmika ghosh May 6, 2022 - 11:34 am

Hi Vargis,
We are planning to visit chandratal from shimla kinnaur route in late may around 21 to 29 will there be snow and will the roads cleared so that we can reach chandratal ?

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Vargis.Khan May 10, 2022 - 7:56 am

Hi Urmika – Yes, there will be snow near Kunzum Pass. Chandratal road is also open now.

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Shikha September 24, 2021 - 2:58 pm

We are planning to visit chandratal on 8th oct 2021. Is it good to plan that?

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Mohini Thakur September 20, 2021 - 6:53 am

Is campsite open for stay in between 10 to 15 October?

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Shibaji Karmakar August 24, 2021 - 10:20 pm

Can I go chandratal Lake on 23rd October 2021 from kaza?please reply me.

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Viren August 19, 2021 - 6:49 am

Closing date of chandratal lake….?
Camps for stay are available in October (mid October)

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Sean May 16, 2022 - 7:10 pm

Hi Vargis. I had posted on your Sach Pass page earlier. Recently completed Sach Pass and am near Keylong now. Was wondering are there any camp sites right now open at Chander Tal?

Also how would you rate the road conditions of the stretch from Gramphu to Batal in comparison to the sach pass/killar to Udaipur route? Are they similarly difficult?

And if one is not crossing Rohtang (i.e., approaching from Keylong), are any permits required?

Thanks again for any info.

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Vargis.Khan May 18, 2022 - 7:26 am

Hi Sean – Some of the Chandratal camps are open now. The route between Gramphoo and Batal is a bit easier than the Sach pass route actually. No permits needed if you are not crossing Rohtang.

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Shaheen Haque July 19, 2021 - 10:21 am

Hi Vargis,

We are planning to go Chandratal Lake by end of July. Are the campsite available? Is it okay to go now considering monsoon season. Do you have itinerary if we are planning to trek and come back back same day

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Vargis.Khan July 21, 2021 - 6:21 am

The campsites at this time are very limited Shaheen but yes, there are a few operational. How are you traveling?

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Shaheen Haque July 29, 2021 - 1:39 am

I am travelling by car. I have reached kaza now i am confused at my next hault.

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Vargis.Khan July 29, 2021 - 5:26 am

Find out the situation ahead in Kaza. Ask around at the hotel you are staying in. There are landslides and heavy rain warning all over Himachal including the Kaza Manali stretch

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Vishesh Agarwal July 9, 2021 - 3:03 pm

Are the campsites at Chandartaal Lake open at July end? We are planning an overnight stay

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Vargis.Khan July 10, 2021 - 7:27 am

Yes they are

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Mukta May 25, 2021 - 8:13 am

Is camping at chandra tal open now . Is the shimla spiti manali circuit open for tourists in june 2021

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Debasish Kundu April 25, 2023 - 12:32 pm

Hi vargis,

Actually we are planning to visit chandratal lake from kaza via kunzam pass on 8th June 23. What is the probability for opening the pass during that time.

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Vargis.Khan April 27, 2023 - 7:30 am

It will be open by then Debasish

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Nitin Singh March 3, 2021 - 6:39 pm

is losar reacheable by march end from kaza??

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