Chandratal Lake is one of the most famous spots in Spiti, which is visited by lots of people every year, primarily between the months of June and September. It must be noted that the lake remains inaccessible for approximately eight months of the year, owing to its high altitude and heavy snow in winters.
As per the latest reports, the ecosystem of the lake, during the past few years, has started to degrade because of heavy interference by folks in this part. Previously, people used to set up camps near and around the lake for travellers. This led to accumulating kitchen leftover and additional trash around these camps, which is now threatening the survival of the lake.
Mentioning to this development, the Pradhan of Koksar panchayat said that to save the ecosystem of the lake, they have now decided to stop all sorts of camping nearby to the Chandratal Lake. More so because all the left-over descends toward lake area, posing a danger to the ecosystem and wild animals that reach the shore of the lake to drink water. Further, contaminated lake water will pose a threat to wildlife, one more reason why the villagers will now be taking advance protective measures to guard the purity of the lake and wildlife in the area.
The panchayat also stated that they have decided that no one will be permissible to set up camps beyond Batal toward Chandratal Lake. A heavy penalty will also be executed on those who violate the alleged directions.