Label : Must Visit
Tags : Hills & Valleys
Timings : Sunset to Sunrise
Time Required : 2-3 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Kunzum Pass or Kunzum La, as it is called by locals, is one of the highest motorable mountain passes of India, located at an altitude of 4,551m above mean sea level. It serves as a gateway to the beautiful Spiti valley Via Kullu and Lahaul. It lies on the eastern Kunzum Range of the Himalayas and is at a distance of 122 km from Manali.
Kunzum La offers an incredible 360-degree view of Bara- Shigri Glacier (the second longest glacier in the world), a jaw-dropping vista of Chandrabhaga Range and a spectacular view of the Spiti valley. This enthralling view makes Kunzum Pass a photographer's dream.
There is a 15km trek to the famous Chandratal Lake (moon lake) from Kunzum Pass. It is believed that the visitors have to stop at the temple of Goddess Kunzum Devi, on their way to the pass, to pay their respect and seek the blessing to travel safely through the rugged terrain safely. The tradition is to take a complete circle of the temple in your vehicle.
Note : 1. If travelling by bus, reconfirm the running status a day before. Also, reach the station early to grab a good seat as there is no provision for bookings.
2. If you are hiring a private taxi, it's better to hire an SUV.
3. You might experience altitude sickness. Take applicable precautions.
4. Don't miss the spectacular view of Bara-Shigri glacier on the way to the Pass.
5. The Pass has no eateries, so it is recommended to stock up on food supplies before the journey.
Best Time to Visit : The Kunzum Pass is ordinarily open from June to September. During the rest of the year, it is frozen.
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