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The first glacial lake on your trek: Nag Dal, also known as the Cobra Lake.

The trail from Lahesh Caves to Nag Dal, situated at 3,900 metres, presents a slightly steeper incline, and the altitude gain becomes more rapid. This section of the journey takes you over the majestic Indrahaar Pass, reaching the other side of the stunning Dhauladhar ranges.The serenity of Nag Dal creates a perfect setting to rest and rejuvenate, immersing yourself in the tranquillity of the Dhauladhar ranges.


Situated in close proximity to the renowned Indrahar Pass, King Cobra Lake is a remarkable body of water that holds a special connection to the Bhagsu Nag waters. Located on the opposite side of the Dhauladhar Range at an impressive altitude of 4,200 metres, this lake holds significance for devotees participating in the Manimahesh Yatra, which typically takes place towards the end of August and early September. Devotees often take a sacred dip in King Cobra Lake as part of their pilgrimage, adding to the spiritual aura of this serene and picturesque location.


Lam Dal, also known as Lam Dal Lake, spanning across a distance of 2 kilometers holds the distinction of being the largest lake within this circuit. This holy lake is revered by the devotees of Lord Shiva, adding a spiritual aura to its surroundings. Upon reaching the lake, which is typically in the early afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to spend quality time near its tranquil waters.


Kareri Lake, also known as Kumarwah Lake, is the crown jewel of the Dhauladhar Range. Situated at an elevation of approximately 2,934 metres, this glacial lake is surrounded by pristine meadows, towering pine forests, and snow-capped peaks. 

The crystal-clear turquoise waters of Kareri Lake reflect the breathtaking beauty of its surroundings, creating a sight that is nothing short of magical.


Is another holy glacial lake in this circuit and is just below the Lam Dal lake. As you approach Kali Dal Lake, you’ll feel a sense of tranquility washing over you. The peaceful atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, allows you to reconnect with nature and find solace in its embrace. The gentle sounds of nature and the cool mountain breeze create a serene environment that soothes the soul. Surrounded by dense forests, rolling meadows, and towering cliffs, Kali Dal Lake is truly a masterpiece crafted by nature. 


Chanderkup Lake, also known as Moon Lake, is the highest lake on the trek, situated at an altitude of around 4,300 metres. This pristine glacial lake is named so, because of ice mass floating on the water and offers panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Chanderkup Lake is a true gem that captivates trekkers with its ethereal beauty.


This beautiful lake lies on the way to Nagara Camp. This trail goes up to the Minkiani Pass and then downhill to Kareri Lake.


It is a mesmerising gem hidden in the Dhauladhar Range. As you trek through picturesque landscapes, you’ll be rewarded with the sight of this pristine lake nestled amidst  towering cliffs and snow-capped peaks. The azure waters of Dam Ghodi Dal Lake provide a breathtaking contrast against the rugged terrain, leaving you in awe of its majestic beauty.This lake holds prominence among the collection of lakes, adding to the allure and natural beauty of the Dhauladhar region.

Please note that the actual trekking conditions and timings may vary. It is always   recommended to consult with local guides and experts for the most accurate and up-to-date  information before embarking on any trek.