We stayed another day at Chandra Taal, to spend some more time around this beautiful high-altitude lake, and the next morning moved back to Batal to get a bus to Manali, with memories and experience worth a lifetime.
How to Reach Chandra Taal : Manali to Batal bus, and then on foot for 14 Kms, or no hassle, get your own vehicle. Also you have options available for a round trip via Taxi for INR 8000. Suit yourself.
Where to Stay : At Batal, you can get a room at Kangri Dhaba for 500, and at Chandra Taal, you have options ranging from INR 700 for a 3 person tent to INR 4000 for a Swiss tent per night, Or you can carry your own tents, and be free as a bird.
Precautions : Nothing special, as this is not an inhostile environment, however be prepared for sudden snowfall, and sub zero breeze, that will dehydrate you and drain your energy, if you don't have proper protection from the elements.
My Experience : Our team was on a 10 days trip to Pin Parvati pass, however, we dropped the idea and enjoyed our time and KheerGanga, and Chandra Taal, and this is surely one of the most beautiful lakes I have came across, and my first high altitude lake. Honestly, I hate to leave such places, however, bread and butter calls me, for another beautiful day and another awesome place.