Season: May, Sept - Oct
Altitude: 3950 mts/12956 ft
Duration: 9 days
Located 35 kms from Bharmour subdivision of the Chamba district in the Pir Panjal Range of Himachal, Manimahesh Kailash Peak is also known as Chamba Kailash stands at a height of at 5775 meters. The word Manimahesh means a jewel or Mani and Mahesh refers to Lord Shiva. So, the name Manimahesh signifies a jewel on the crown of Lord Shiva. It is said that the rays of the moon reflected from the jewel can be witnessed from Manimahesh Lake also known as Dal Lake on full-moon nights.
Pilgrimage from throughout the country undertakes Manimahesh Yatra, which starts from Lakshminarayan Temple in Chamba and ends at the Manimahesh Lake in Bundhil valley. After reaching at the holy lake, they take dips in the holy water. Every year, this Yatra begins on Krishna Janmashtami and concludes on Radha Ashtami. Manimahesh Lake is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva as per the Hindu mythologies. The Yatra to this sacred place in Himachal Pradesh is regarded as a state level fair according to the declaration of the Himachal Pradesh State Government.
This place offers a spiritual satisfaction to the pilgrimage to Mani Mahesh and therefore even called as "Man ka Mahesh". Travellers can view the natural beauty of Mount Kailash and take a dip in the holy Mani Mahesh Lake. The best time for trekking on Mani Mahesh trek is between May to September. It is one of the easy treks that can be undertaken by all age groups.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi airport met our representative and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 02: Delhi - Dharamshala
In the morning half day sightseeing of Delhi and by evening board train for Pathankot. Overnight journey.
Day 03: Dharamshala
Arrival at Pathankot by early in the morning and from here drives to Dharamshala. On arrival transfer to hotel for relax & acclimatisation. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 04: Dharamshala - Hardsar - Dancho (2280 Mts/7479 Ft)
In the morning drive up to Hardsar and then further trek to Dancho. From Hardsar, we gradually ascend to Dancho. It will take around three hrs to walk these 7 kms. Dinner & overnight stay in tent.
Day 05: Dancho - Manimahesh Lake (3950 Mts/12956 Ft)
In the morning after breakfast trek to Manimahesh lake. Todaywe will climb from Dancho to Manimahesh Lake. This is long and gradual climb. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.
Day 06: Manimahesh Lake - Dancho
After exploring the area we will trek back to Dancho. Today we will trek downwards. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.
Day 07: Dancho - Dharamshala
In the morning after breakfast trek back to Hardsar and from here drive to Dharamshala. On arrival check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel. Overnight in Dharamshala.
Day 08: Dharamshala - Delhi
After breakfast half day sight seeing tour of Dharamshala & in the evening transfer to Pathankot railway station to catch train for Delhi. Overnight journey.
Day 09: Delhi
Arrive Delhi by morning and then transfer to hotel for relaxes. In the evening transfer to airport to catch flight for onwards journey.