Chandratal Status 2021 – Chandratal Lake Road Status

by Vargis.Khan

Like previous years, this will remain to be a dedicated post to update Chandratal status in the year 2021. As the winter progresses and ends, I will share updates on Chandratal Lake road status including the estimated opening dates and conditions of the road from both Manali and Kaza side.

Other than this post, I will also be sharing the most recent pictures of Chandratal Lake current status in another thread in our Community Forum. I cannot post too many pictures here on this page because then it will just get too heavy.

If you just want to know about the Chandratal road status, then scroll through this page and you will get the desired information. If you want a more visual presentation of the same, then I will urge you to take a look at the Forum Thread.

Chandratal Road Status = OPEN

The status of the road to Chandratal as of now is now open. The lake is declared open sometime in the first week of June and then is closed in October. This year, however, due to the less amount of snow that the entire region received, the roads were open way ahead of schedule.

Keep in mind though that the campsites at the lake will only be available by early May. The campsites are available until the 10th of the month 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.

Kaza to Chandratal Road Status = OPEN

Manali to Chandratal Road Status = OPEN

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

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

chandratal status 2020

Kaza to Chandratal Road Status

The road from Kaza to Chandratal gets open sometime in the month of May, around 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.

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 a safer side, assume the date of opening of the road as of 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 did 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 side.

When does Chandratal Lake Open?

Chandratal lake is declared open in 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, or need any other details, please feel free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum; and I will be glad to answer.

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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?

Mohini Thakur September 20, 2021 - 6:53 am

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

Shibaji Karmakar August 24, 2021 - 10:20 pm

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

Viren August 19, 2021 - 6:49 am

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

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

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?

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.

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

Vishesh Agarwal July 9, 2021 - 3:03 pm

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

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

Yes they are

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

Nitin Singh March 3, 2021 - 6:39 pm

is losar reacheable by march end from kaza??


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