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Rani Sui Lake Trek

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Rani Sui Lake Trek Overview

Rani Sui Lake trek offers an unforgettable expedition through the forests of pine and cedar, to a legendary lake located in the Dhauladhar mountain range on a shepherd’s trail. Perched at an altitude of 11,000 ft, Rani Sui Lake is located southwest of Manali amidst a flower valley that blooms with varieties of flowers between May and September. The region remains covered with a white blanket for seven months of the year and the lake entirely freezes over in December, allowing people to walk on it since the thick ice is impenetrable.

Rani Sui Lake trek begins in Old Manali and ascends to the summit of Lamadugh, a high-altitude meadow. You will get breathtaking vistas of the mountains Indrasan and Deo Tibba and Bara Shigri Glacier along the route. The following day, you'll go toward the lake to take in the breathtaking views of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar Ranges. After spending some time there, you'll travel back to Duddu Thatch via forests of pine, horse chestnut, maple, and walnut. The trek will then come to an end as you make your way through pine trees down to Khaniyal. During this two-night and three-day trek to Rani Sui Lake, you will enjoy the splendour of nature as well as regional cuisine and camping in the Himalayas.

Quick Facts of Rani Sui Lake Trek

rani sui lake trek

Maximum altitude: 11000 feet

Grade: Easy

Duration: Three days

Trekking distance: 22 kilometers

Rail head: Joginder nagar Railway Station

Airport: Bhuntar Airport

Snow Season: January and February

Service from: Manali

Base camp: Manali

Best season: June to October

Region: Himachal

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Rani Sui Lake Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Manali to Lama Dugh (8 km, 4-5 hours, 9898 feet)

  • Your Rani Sui Lake trek will begin from Old Manali.

  • Take in the stunning surroundings as you stroll uphill through dense Deodar forests and feel the calming atmosphere.

  • Witness some spellbinding views of the Indrasan, Deo Tibba, and peaks of the Bara Shigri Glacier throughout the ascent.

  • After the final climb across a hill, you will arrive at the high-altitude meadow, Lamadugh which is encircled by Maple, Spruce, and Oak trees.

  • Check into your tent, have your dinner and have a restful night's sleep in your tent.

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What to Pack for Rani Sui Lake Trek?

Essentials
Medical Kit
Documents

  • Backpack (40–60 litres): A sturdy backpack with a rain cover.

  • Toiletries: Sunscreen, moisturiser, lip balm, light towel, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush, hand sanitiser.

  • Headlamp/LED torch

  • Cutlery: A spoon, coffee mug, and a lunch box.

  • Ziplocks: To take back trash and soiled sanitary napkins.

  • Plastic covers: To organise items and store wet clothes.

  • Hand Gloves: Fleece gloves to wear as the inner layer below the synthetic gloves.

  • Balaclavas/Woollen Scarves: For the nighttime chill.

  • Sun Hat and Sunglasses: For protection from the harsh UV sun rays.

  • Thermals and Warm clothes: Thermals for the night and two sweaters and a padded jacket for cool weather.

  • Socks: Both cotton and woollen pairs.

  • Trekking Pants: Three trek pants including one pair of tights.

  • T-shirts: Three quick-dry, long-sleeved collared t-shirts to shield your arms and neck from the sun.

  • Trekking Footwear: For good ankle support and grip.

  • Trekking pole: For the steep sections.

  • Water bottles: Two refillable bottles of 1 litre each.

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Know Before You Go for Rani Sui Lake Trek

How to Reach
Trekking routes
Important Tips for trekkers

By Air: The Kullu district's Bhuntar Airport, located 57 kilometres from Manali, is serviced by frequent flights from Delhi. From the airport, you can hire a taxi and reach Old Manali, the trek’s starting point, in about two hours.

By Road: Take a private bus, or a cab, or drive your own vehicle to Manali, which will take around 13 hours from Delhi.

By Train: Manali is 175 km from the nearest rail station, Joginder Nagar, which connects the hill station with important cities like Chandigarh and Ambala.

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FAQs of Rani Sui Lake Trek

Are there horses available for offloading at the Rani Sui Lake trek?

Yes, there are horses available for offloading at the Rani Sui Lake trek which helps you offload your larger pack onto them and lead your trek without any luggage.

Where is Rani Sui Lake located?

Rani Sui lake is located southwest of Manali between Bara Bhangal and Kalihani Pass route at an elevation of 11154 feet. It is one of the few high-altitude treks in the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh.

How difficult is the Rani Sui Lake trek?

The Rani Sui Lake is a moderate level trek ideal for both novice and experienced hikers. This journey is challenging because of its high altitude which is why it's crucial to include acclimatisation time in your Rani Sui Lake trek itinerary.

What is the best time to do Rani Sui Lake trek?

The best time to go for Rani Sui Lake trek is May, June, September, and October for the most favourable weather conditions. During this time, flowers also blossom, adding a bright burst of colour to the rich foliage of the meadow.

What is the highest altitude of the Rani Sui Lake trek?

The highest altitude of the Rani Sui Lake trek is 11154 feet from where you may witness the splendour of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar Ranges.

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