Suraj Tal:The placid lake of the Sun


Inscribed within The Mountains of Greater Himalayas is the Suraj Tal ,the placid lake bordering Baralacha La which is one of the high altitude passes in the world.Suraj Tal derives its name from Sun meaning sunshine,glow and radiance when there is darkness and eclipse around.The Lake is deep and shorter in length and covered with ice during winters.It is one of the prominent lakes in Himachal besides Chandra Tal and Prashar Lake and comes under the Lahaul district of Himachal Pradesh.When the reflection of the empyrean falls obliquely on the lake the color is an eye catcher and the cynosure of all eyes.

Mountain sheep
A pack of sheep

Suraj Taal during summers
Suraj Tal in summers

Suraj Taal and adjoinings
Suraj Tal and surrounding environment

The magnitude of the lake is of high decree and trekkers and travelers come from different corners of the world to explore its virtue and camping down at Sarchu.The lake does not look that much big but it is quite deep and one of the high altitude lakes in Northern Himalayas.We bonfired across the lake in a chilled winter night to explore the grandeur and the beauty of the region covered under vicinity.The presence of colored flags across the region is meant to drive out the wicked and evil enclosing the frontier.It was an enthralling savoir faire for me and my companions to have conquered the placid lake and appreciate and adore its ambiance.

Approaching the lake
In proximity with Suraj Tal

Placid lake
Suraj Tal

The placid lake is the gateway to Himachal pradesh and is on the route from Leh to Himachal.The water body is inscribed in a small frontier with mountains of The Greater Himalayas enclaving it all around.There is no provision of stay around the lake as there are no tents so it is advisable to carry your own trekking gears along with sleeping tents if one wants to plan a sojourn around the region.

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