Neelkanth Mahadev Lake Trekking

An Overview

Trek to Neelkanth Mahadev Lake (4,200m ) is untouched trek in Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. Neelkanth Mahadev trek best time is in the month of Mid-June to Mid-September. Thirot is the nearest village from the base camp.  of Neelkanth Mahadev Lake trek length is 15 km (one-way). Neelkanth Mahadev Lake trekking offers spectacular view. Neelkanth Lake is situated in Tappan Valley of Lahaul, Himachal Pradesh. The lake is located at a height of 4,200m (13,777 ft) above mean sea level. Neelkanth is a high peak in the Himalayan range and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is small mountain lake at its bottom known as Neelkanth lake. There is a small temple of Lord Shiva near this lake. As per local legends, this peak is also known as Neelkanth Kailash. Many devotees from the country come here to take a holy dip in the lake.

Trek to Neelkanth Mahadev  is really an interesting trek with variable terrains throughout. The trek will start from Nainghar, a small hamlet with very few population which is located on the right bank of the glacial water stream flowing from mountains towards the Chandrabhaga river. Then the journey continues towards a beautiful small meadow located just in middle of the trek where we will meet the only people residing at such heights in these mountain ranges - the Shepherds, living along with their flock of sheep, whom they leave free for grazing in the region and the protector of the flock are alert, curious, and courageous  mountain shepherd dogs. Then few glacial water streams with freezing cold water have to be crossed and finally, it comes to a stiff walk towards the end of the trek. This place is visited by those men who have failed to father a son. Women are prohibited by local people to visit this lake. The water of the Neelkanth lake is crystal clear blue in colour. A holy bath in this lake is regarded beneficial both for the mind and the body due to the presence of healing herbs in the water.

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4,200m /13,777 feet

Trek Length
15 km (one-way)

4 Nights/ 5 Days

Difficulty Level


Best Season

Mid-June to Mid-September

Neelkanth Mahadev Lake Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Manali, briefing, dinner and night stay in Manali.
Day 2
Early morning departure from Manali towards Nainghar via Rohtang pass, Keylong and Thirot. Briefing about the place, valleys, and peaks around. Dinner and night stay in Nainghar.
Day 3
After breakfast, trek towards the base camp (mid-way) with lunch en route. Briefing about the place and peaks around. Bonfire, dinner, night stay in tents.
Day 4
Early morning trek after the breakfast from the base camp towards the lake. After reaching the lake, briefing about the Lake, the Neelkanth Peak, the Passes and the ranges nearby. After exploring 30 minutes nearby lake, the descend back towards the base camp. Dinner, night stay in tents.
Day 5
After breakfast, descend back from the base camp towards Nainghar and further drive back to Manali. Departure from Manali. At Manali, we part ways to meet soon for another trekking adventure. (Night stay in Manali would be arranged if required by you)

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Accommodation, activities, and meals included in the trip.

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