The present Chandratal status is open from both Kaza and Manali sides. You can plan a trip to the lake and can even stay there for the night. The condition of the road is extremely bad so please drive carefully.
Like previous years, this will remain to be a dedicated post to update Chandratal status in the year 2022. 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 the Manali and Kaza sides.
Chandratal Road Status = CLOSED
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Kaza to Chandratal Road Status = CLOSED
Manali to Chandratal Road Status = CLOSED
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 follow me on Instagram and chat with me live there or subscribe to my YouTube channel and ask a question there to get the latest status of the road at the time of your travel.