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Suraj Tal, Keylong

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Suraj Tal, also called

Tso Kamtsi or Surya Tal, is an 800 m (2,600 ft) long lake that lies just below the 4,890 m (16,040 ft) high Bara-lacha-la pass in Lahaul and Spiti district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is the third highest lake in India, and the 21st-highest in the world. Suraj Tal Lake is just below the source of the Bhaga River that joins the Chandra River downstream at Tandi to form the Chandrabhaga River in Himachal Pradesh. The Chandrabhaga River is known as the Chenab as it enters the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir. The other major tributary of the Chandrabhaga, the Chandra originates and flows south-east of the Bara-lacha La.
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  • Absolutely amazing... I would say that it is the most beautiful lake that I have seen... the scenery around is wonderful and the color of the water adds to the beauty... you can also see layer of... 
    Absolutely amazing... I would say that it is the most beautiful lake that I have seen... the scenery around is wonderful and the color of the water adds to the beauty... you can also see layer of...  more »
  • Nice place in the middle of nowhere, with mountains all around. During season people visit the same and litter it with empty water/ alcohol bottles and chips wrappers. 
    Nice place in the middle of nowhere, with mountains all around. During season people visit the same and litter it with empty water/ alcohol bottles and chips wrappers.  more »
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  • visited the place with family by road from after staying one night at Manali. All were very sad after seeing the Rohtang Pass clear mountains with blackish pollution without any snow anywhere as expecting snowwhite bed in area, it seems like dry desert of mountains only. But after visiting the picturesque views of Suraj Tal and breathtaking highly speed winds on the spot encouraged us to go ahead with more kilometers and finally reached at Sarchu. amazing views in and around the valley on the way between Keylong to Sarchu with only single snacks point and rest space for especially for bikers.
  • Suraj Tal or Tso Kamtsi (lake of the Sun God) is a beautiful glacial lake which is surrounded by snow covered peaks for the most part of the year. This lake is just below the Baralacha La pass at an altitude of 4890m. This lake is the source of the blue Bhaga river which joins the Chandra river (from Chandrataal) to become Chandrabhaga at Tandi. A must visit spot on the Leh-Manali highway (145 kms from Manali via Atal Tunnel). The road till here is almost good during the months of May-mid October. After that the region gets covered in snowfall which is cleared by our mighty BRO during April.

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