Manimahesh trek

Manimahesh trek

Explore this Breathtaking Beautiful Place with Holy Significance
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About Manimahesh Trek

Manimahesh Trek is one of the most popular treks in Himachal Pradesh, owing to its divine connection as well as its enchanting setting. The trek will take you to Manimahesh Lake which is situated at 4080 m above sea level. Manimahesh was considered to be the heaven (Kailasa) of Lord Shiva, hence has a religious significance which draws visitors towards it.

Your Manimahesh Kailash Trek, which is a breathtakingly beautiful place with holy significance, will start from Delhi when you will be boarding the train to travel to Chamba via Pathankot. From Pathankot, you will be traveling by road to reach Hadsar via Bharmour. It is from Hadsar where your trekking journey will start and you will be covering 27 km of trekking in the next few days. From Hadsar, you will be reaching Dancho. From Dancho, you will start heading towards Manimahesh Lake. After spending a day and a half exploring the lake and its surrounding places, you will begin your return journey which will end in Delhi. The Manimahesh Trek will make you feel refreshed with its natural beauty and the memories created during the trek will remain with you for years to come.

Highlights of Manimahesh trek

Manimahesh trek

Maximum altitude : 4080 m Grade: moderate-level

Duration: 8 days and 7 nights

Trekking distance: 34 km

Trail type: Moderate

Railhead: Chamba

Airport: Palam (New Delhi)

Snow Season: November to March

Service from: Delhi

Base camp: Hadsar

Best season: August to November

Region: Budhil valley, Himachal Pradesh

Who can participate: Everyone, including beginner-level trekkers, can participate.

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Manimahesh trek Itinerary

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Day 6
Day 7
Day 8

Arrive in Delhi - To Pathankot By Train

  • Your Manimahesh trek will start with your arrival in Delhi where you will be received by our staff.

  • Our staff will welcome you with garlands and your trekking tour will start with that.

  • Next, you will be boarding your train to Pathankot at 9 pm and reaching there by 6:05 am the next morning.

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What to Pack for your trek

Manimahesh trek

Clothes: T-shirts are more comfortable than shirts and dry fast. Trek Pants will be more comfortable during the trek than jeans or trousers. Cover your head with a cap or balaclava. Wear jackets to protect you against chilly weather. Take some warm clothing such as fleece, woolen layers or thermals for nights.

Footwear: Get yourself sturdy well-fitted trekking footwear so that your feet do not hurt during the trek.


  • A strongly built 50 to 60 liters backpack with good support is an absolute must for a trek.

  • Carry sunscreen to protect your skin.

  • Personal toiletry items such as toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitiser etc.

  • Take along a Hiking pole for support during the trek.

  • Personal medical kit with items such as prescribed medicines and common ones for altitude sickness, pain relief, headache, fever, stomach problems, motion sickness, allergies, diarrhea, etc.

  • Also an antiseptic cream, a pain relief spray, bandage and cotton for cuts.

  • Carry Toilet paper & wipes as you will be staying at camps at a few destinations Water bottle to refill with water to hydrate yourself during the trek.

  • Torch to use at night.

  • Sunglasses for protecting the eyes.

  • Camera with rechargeable batteries to capture the scenic beauty.

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Know Before You Go

How to Reach
Trekking routes
Important Tips for trekkers

By Air: Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi connects the city with almost all national as well as international destinations.

By Rail: Delhi is the railhead of this trek that you can reach thorough railways from every part of India.

By Metro: If you are traveling from Ghaziabad, Gurgaon or Noida, you can also travel by metro to reach Delhi.

By Road: There are several bus routes which connect the city with its neighboring cities.

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Is Manimahesh trek difficult?

Manimahesh trek has two routes. If you travel by the Bharmaur - Hadsar -Dancho Route, the trekking trail is moderate and even beginners will also be able to trek on this route. But the other route, Parikrama Route - Via Kugti Village, is very challenging and is only recommended if you are a professional trekker.

How long is the Manimahesh trek?

Manimahesh trek by the Bharmaur - Hadsar -Dancho Route will take you 8 days and 7 nights if you start from Delhi.

How do I get to Manimahesh?

You will need to travel to Chamba via Pathankot and then proceed to Hudsar via Bharmaur. From Hadsar you will first reach Dancho and then finally to Manmahesh.

What is the best time to do Manimahesh Trek?

The Manimahesh trek starts in the month of August and you can go for the trek between August till November after which it starts snowing. The best time to go for this trek is therefore from August to November.

What is the highest altitude of the Manimahesh trek?

The highest altitude of the Manimahesh trek is its ultimate destination, the Manimahesh Lake which is situated at 4080 m above sea level.