Manimahesh Lake Trek 9 Nights / 10 Days

Manimahesh Lake Trek 9 Nights / 10 Days

Manimahesh Lake, set at an altitude of 3,950 meters on the base of Manimahesh Kailash Peak

Manimahesh Lake is a high altitude lake situated close to the Manimahesh Kailash Peak in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, in the Bharmour subdivision of Chamba district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

April - October

Tour Plan Details

Mcleodganj to Kareri village (1900mts), 13 kms trek

The first 6 kms of the trek is through a small lake. Tibetan Children village, Satobary. From Satobary a wide trail descends to Ghera through thick forestation and then cross Gaj river and Kareri stream. Steady climb to Kareri village from Ghera. Night stay in forest rest house or in tents.

Kareri village to Kareri lake (3200mts), 12kms trek

Trek goes along Kareri nallah (stream). The lake is situated at the base of Minkiani pass and has beautiful high altitude meadows and pasture land.

Kareri lake - Minkiani pass - Minkiani Jot (3500mts), 9 kms trek

Four to five hour ascent takes to the top of the pass. In early summer one has to walk over snow and needs good technical skill. After the monsoon the snow melts and the the trail is visible. The weather is unpredictable here. From the pass, the trail descends down to the Minkiani jot through big boulders. In early summers these boulders remain covered by deep snow. The trek terminates at Minkiani Jot where few rock caves and a beautiful ground is there to pitch out the tents for the night stay.

Minkiani Jot - Lam Dal lake (3900mts), 10kms trek

Lam Dal, the biggest lake in Dauladhar range is considered as the adobe of Lord shiva and is sacred to the local folks. On way to Lam Dal is Kali Kund (a small lake shaped like a well and surrounded by rising hills).

Minkiani Jot - Drakund (1800mts), 15kms trek

From Lam Dal the trek descends down the valley along Lam Dal stream. Night stay at Drakund rest house surrounded by apple orchards.

Drakund - Dunnali, 9 kms - Bharmaur (2195mts), .40kms

It takes about two hour to reach Dunali on the main Chamba Bharmaur road. The villages are sheltered but linked with each other.

Bharmaur (2195mts)

Day at leisure. Visit ancient Churasi temples, night stay in a guesthouse in Bharmaur.

Bharmaur - Hadsar - Dhancho (2440mts)

Bharmaur to Hadsar is 17 kms motor able, Hadsar to Dhancho is about 8 kms. Steep ascent. Dhancho is the base camp for the trekkers`en route Manimahesh lake. Gauri Nallah forms a huge waterfall at Dhancho. Night stay in tents.

Dhancho - Manimahesh lake (4115mts), Dhancho 15kms

From Dhancho a big trail steep up to 5 kms to Gauri Kund is gradual ascent for 2.5 kms to Manimahesh lake. Manimahesh is a glacial lake situated at at the base of Mount kailash and is the highest lake in Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges and is regarded a sacred lake in local mythology. Thousands of people go to pilgrimage to the lake every year and back to in Augest. Lunch at the lake and back to Dhancho for night stay.

Dhancho - Bharmaur

Night stay in guest from Bharmaur buses, jeeps available for Chamba Dharamshala.

  • Twin sharing accommodation (Double room) at all places in Hotels / Camps as applicable to the itinerary. Hotel will be given as per category selection.
  • Breakfast & Dinner.
  • AC Vehicle for Pick & drop as per group size from Airport/Railway Station and All Internal Sightseeing as per itinerary & will be provided as per group size  
  • All Tips – Driver and Restaurants.
  • Airfare /Railway Fare
  • All Entry Tickets for Monuments and place you will visit.
  • Tour Guide, Camera, Video Camera Charges.
  • Any other meals than those mentioned above. For eg. (Lunch)
  • Any up gradation in airline class or hotel room category.
  • Any items of personal nature like tips to guides, drivers, laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines & alcoholic beverages, mineral water (unless specified), and food and drink which is not part of set group menu.
  • Additional costs for Hotel accommodation, transport services due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.
  • Any optional tours, excursions, supplement costs, services and activities not mentioned in the itinerary inclusions.
  • Any extra cost incurred on behalf of any individual due to illness, accident , hospitalization or any personal emergency.
  • Anything specifically not mentioned in the ‘tour price includes’ column.