Suraj Tal or Suraj Tal Lake also called Surya Tal, is a sacred body of water, literally means the Lake of the Sun God, and lies just below the Bara-lacha-la pass (4,890m) (8 km (5.0 mi) in length) in the Lahaul and Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh state in India.

Suraj Tal Lake Lahaul Himachal Pradesh

A and is the third-highest lake in India, and the 21st-highest in the world. Suraj Tal Lake is the source of the Bhaga River which joins the Chandra River downstream at Tandi to form the Chandrabhaga River in Himachal Pradesh territory, and as it enters Jammu and Kashmir it is renamed the Chenab River. The Bhaga River (a tributary of the Chandrabhaga or Chenab) originates from Surya Tal. The other major tributary of the Chandrabhaga, the Chandra originates from the glacier close to the Chandra Taal lake in the <>Spiti district.

Just below the Baralacha pass, is a lake, which one should not miss while here, especially if they are into photography. The Suraj Tal is one of the most dreamlike and photogenic lakes.

The sheer beauty of this place is enough to make the drive seem worth the effort. The lake is fed by the glaciers of Baralacha La and the area around makes for a great trek and biking tour. The lake is at a distance of around 65 km. from Keylong.

SHARE
Previous articleKunzum Pass, Spiti
Next articlePin Valley National Park