Spiti Part 15
This is the last part of Spiti series.
We were now heading to Chandratal Lake. A glimpse of the snow clad mountains from a distance was enough to create a thrilling sensation. I was eagerly waiting to reach the lake and witness the miracle in person which the Chandratal had in store. I’ve had only the mixed reviews from the people who had been to the place. It also took a lot of convincing to Willem that he won’t miss his bus to Rishikesh and Chandratal would be worth a detour, about which I was still not sure but never wanted to miss it. All those dramatic weather, snowfall at Rohtang, buses not plying were the main reasons we were heading towards Chandratal Lake. Atlast every decision we made whether good, bad, right or wrong, contributed to reaching us to this magnificent work of nature.
We crossed the base camp where there were Swiss tents. It was around 3 km from the camp. As we were moving towards the lake, I feared that if the place isn’t good then the good souls surrounding me would definitely kill me for I’ve told them a lot about this lake to convince them to come with me.
The cab stopped, we saw the board of Chandratal. It was still a 10 minutes trek to cover. With all these thoughts going on, finally what we witnessed was nothing sort of a miracle. I can only say that there wasn’t or won’t be any better mirror than the Chandratal Lake. It is said that on clear nights, one can see the reflection of the Milky Way in the lake; such was the beauty of it.
We headed to Manali, stopped at Batal for lunch. Everyone was so happy but there was another thought going on in my mind. I was sad on leaving Spiti. I planned for Chamba circuit but on the last day I headed to Spiti. Even when I wrote these posts, I relieved those moments again and I’m also sad that this story ends here.
Anyways I hope to revisit that place soon and I’m thankful to everyone who read this silly travel story.
Just Smile and stay happy whoever is reading this 🙂