Mystic Journey - Manimahesh Lake
This is a 10 days journey rich in mythological stories, vedic philosophy, beliefs and magnificent views. The name Manimahesh signifies a jewel (Mani) on Lord Shiva's (Mahesh's) crown. Manimahesh Lake is situated at Dhauladhar Mountain Range of Himalaya, 27 Kms from Bharmour at the foot of Manimahesh Kailash, 13500 feet above the sea level. Lord Shiva is believed to reside on this snow-covered mountain. The lake and peak are considered sacred. A fair called Manimahesh (Manimahesh Yatra) is held at the lake every year in the months of August and September, providing a rare occasion to see the customs and rituals of the indigenous people.
Trekking Route: Chinar (1800m) - Triund (2835m) - Snow Line, Lahas Cave (3300m) - Indrahara (4400m) - Chata (3700m) - Kwarsi Village (2900m) - Klaha Village (2900m) - Jail Khad (3200m) - Klaha Pass (4800m) - Manimahesh (4500m) - Hadsar Village (2400m) - Bharbour town (2000m) - back to Chinar.
Altitude: The trek starts at 1800 meters (5900ft) and climbs to 4800 meters (16000ft).
Duration: 10 days.
Best season: The best time for this trek is from June to September.
Grade: Upper moderate to strenuous. No technical experience is required. However, prior high altitude experience and long walking distance ability is required.
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