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Manimahesh Lake, Chamba

#4 of 8 in Nature in Chamba District
Water Body · Nature / Park
Manimahesh Lake (also known as Dal Lake, Manimahesh) is a high altitude lake (elevation 4,080 metres (13,390 ft)) 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. The religious significance of this lake is next to that of the Lake Manasarovar in Tibet.

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’. The Government of Himachal Pradesh has declared it as a state-level pilgrimage.
There are two trekking routes to the lake. One is from Hadsar village that is mostly frequented by pilgrims and trekkers. This route is easier and have adequate arrangement for basic food and accommodation during the pilgrimage season. The other one is from village Holi, which is for the more adventurous ones. This route climbs up further and then descends to the lake, providing a beautiful view. There is no other habitation, except for a small village on this route.

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  • Its climb is not easy or difficult. only 4 to 5 hours of climbing a day is possible. but it takes 10-12 hours to go.  more »
  • Mini kailash parvat, I wish to go one time. Spiritual place the seat of the lord Shiva the view of Himalayas valley and lakes much feels relaxing and amazing experience.  more »
  • Very nice place, one must visit manimahesh once in his life. You can see kailash from very near. The lake has Crystal clear water however it's so much cold.18 km way to reach there by your feet.
  • I visited this holly place 2nd June of 2010.That time The Holly Lake was totally frozen & it's quiet difficult to reach there.But it's my life time achievement to reach the place.Glittering image of Manimahesh Peak on Gaurikund also mindblowing.Weather of this place is totally unpredictable.
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