Chandra Tal to Baralacha La

  • Chandra Tal - © flickr user Leon Meerson
  • Chandra Tal - © flickr user Leon Meerson
  • Chandra Tal - © flickr user Leon Meerson
  • Chandra Tal - © flickr user Leon Meerson
  • Chandra Tal - © flickr user Leon Meerson

Key information: Chandra Tal to Baralacha La

  • A high and remote trek in the transitional Lauhal area, between lush alpine mountains and the bare wilds of Zanskar and Lahadh. Rough and barren hillsides interspersed with bright stream beds. While you are in valleys for most of the time, you get fine views from the final pass. 
  • Unusually, the trek ends at its high point, the 4,950m Baralacha La on a road to Ladakh. You can cut out the first day as a track now goes to Chandra Tal. The trek is hard to access and leave, which will put off softer travelers.
  • Tough walking in remote mountains. Difficult river crossings, a rope is strongly recommended. With the highest point at 4,950m, altitude can cause real problems. Come fully prepared, including proper acclimatization. Briefish info in Lonely Planet's Trekking in the Indian Himalaya.

  • This page is at an early stage of development. Please help us by making suggestions and sending photos! Thank you!

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating91
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest6
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points-4
  • Total rating91

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 42/60 km
  • 3-4 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,950m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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Chandra Tal - © flickr user Leon Meerson
Chandra Tal - © flickr user Leon Meerson

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