Manimahesh Lake Trekking

An Overview

Manimahesh Lake (also known as Dal Lake, Manimahesh) is a high altitude lake {elevation 4,080 meters (13,390 ft)} situated close to the Manimahesh Kailash Peak in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, in Bharmour subdivision of Chamba district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The religious significance of this lake is next to that of the Lake Mansarovar in Tibet. This lake lies just in front of mighty Manimahesh Kailash peak (5,656m). The trek to Manimahesh lake starts from Hadsar and is about 14 km from Hadsar. The lake is the venue of a highly revered pilgrimage trek undertaken during the month of August/September corresponding to the month of Bhadon according to Hindu calendar, on the eighth day of the New Moon period. It is known as the ‘Manimahesh Yatra’. Towards the north-east of Manimahesh lake and just below the Kailash peak, there is lake situated known as Kamal Kund. The trek to Kamal kund lake is just 2km from the base camp near Manimahesh Lake. One can witness beautiful view of Manimahesh Lake from this Kund. Beyond Kamal kund there is trek towards Kugti pass which connects Bharmour area to Lahaul valley. The Kugti pass trail is followed by the people of Lahaul & Spiti to reach Manimahesh lake during the Manimahesh Yatra from Lahaul side. Manimahesh Kailash Trek is one of the Abode of Lord Shiva. Trek.

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4,080 m/ 13,390 feet

Trek Length

2 nights/3 days.

Difficulty Level


Best Season

July to October.

Manimahesh Lake Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Chamba. Drive towards Hadsar. Trek of 3km towards the camping site. Bonfire, dinner and night stay in tents.
Day 2
After breakfast, an early morning trek towards Manimahesh Lake. Exploring around and briefing about the ranges visible around. Descend back to camping site. Dinner, night stay in tents.
Day 3
Morning descend towards Hadsar. Drive back to Chamba and then departure to particular places.

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Accommodation, activities, and meals included in the trip.

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The number of Days and sightseeing to Chamba, Bharmour, Khajjiar, Dalhousie, Pangi Valley etc. and other nearby places can be added to the trek at an additional cost. Sightseeing to these places can be arranged depending on the road conditions during that time.