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Campsite near Chandrataal lake


Accommodation:

Parasol Camps has a campsite, just about 1.5 kms from Chandratal lake. Since last decade Parasol Camps has served travellers, trekkers, bikers at the lake.

Tents & Amenities

Parasol Camps have over 20 tents facility at camping site. The comfortable tents are clean, cozy, provide warm bedding. Limited tents have double bed occupancy with attached toilet. The camp site has common portable closed toilets. Car/bike parking is available at the camp site. First aid, mosquito repellents, extra blankets and hot water bag, common torch light is provided.

Food

Parasol camps offer healthy, fresh, and delicious breakfast, lunch, tea/snacks, and dinner. We do not serve liquor and tobacco items.

Fun activities

While the day is spent relaxing at camp site and enjoying in the natures lap, the evenings at camp site are lively with bonfire, games, music, star gazing sessions.

Best season to visit Chandratal lake

The best season to visit the lake and plan a stay at Parasol Camps is between mid June to September end. The climate in Lahual and Spiti valley is pleasant and clear during this period. The mountain peaks are snow ladden, the days wrapped in warm sunlight and the tinkling breeze cool afternoon and cold evenings makes a perfect seasons for camps. The lush green meadows of the season is when the gaddi shepherds bring their herds of sheep for grazing. The day temperature ranges between 20 degree celcius and 30 degree celcius while the temperature at night may dip 0 degree celcious to minus. It is the perfect time for star gazing at night at the camp site.

How to Reach


By road:

Quickest, easy and comfortable way of travelling to Chandratal is by private taxi. Route 1: Manali-Rohtang Pass- Batal-Chatru-Chandratal. This route will take about 6 to 8 hrs. Chandratal is 130 kms from Manali. Route 2: From Shimla-Kalpa-Kaza-Chandratal. Kaza to Chandratal distance is 99 kms and it takes 5 to 6 hrs.

By Bus:

Manali to Kaza: 5.30 am, HRTC bus is available in 15 June to 15 October. Kaza to Manali: 5.00 am, HRTC bus is available in 15 June to 15 October. Drop at Batal.

By Air:

Bhuntar airport near Kullu, is well connected by domestic air network. Travel to Manali and then drive to Chandratal lake.

Anecdote about Chandratal lake!


Chandratal lake finds a mention in Hindu mythology as well. It is described as the place where Indra, the King of Gods, visited this lake on his chariot to carry Yudhishthira, eldest of the five Pandavas, in his mortal form to heaven.

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In a bid to enhance adventure and eco-tourism offerings in Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur valley, Bishanlal, started Parasol Retreat in Kaza, and Parasol Camps near Chandratal lake in 2008 and 2010 respectively. Way back in 2008, Parasol Camps site started with 8 small tents & 20 sleeping bags, and now has grown to offer four different categories of camping and can accommodate 100 people with all possible facilities. At the campsite utmost care is taken to preserve the lake and surroundings.

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Bishan fondly known as BSNL, among regular trekkers and travellers to HP, has been in adventure tourism and hospitality business for nearly 15 years now. Prior to starting Parasol Camps, Bishan forayed into Himalayan mountain expeditions venture ‘Himalayan Trails India’ and successfully carried out expeditions for several international clients. One among them is British Cadet officers from Southampton University, UK. Born and bought up in HP, Bishan is a true nature lover and passionate mountaineer. Clients describe Bishan as “friendly, expert tour guide, having superb culinary skills, storyteller..”