Manimahesh Glacier Trek
The name Manimahesh signifies a jewel (Mani) on Lord Shiva's (Mahesh's) crown Local people claim that the moon-rays reflected from the jewel can be seen from Manimahesh Lake on clear full-moonnights (which is a rare occasion). It is more likely to be the light reflected from the glacier that adorns the peak, like a serpent on Shiva's neck.
Manimahesh Lake is situated at 27 Kms from Bharmour(H.P.) at the foot of Manimahesh Kailash at elevation of 13500 feet from sea level. Lord Shiva is believed to reside on this snow-covered mountain. The lake and peak are considered sacred and a fair called as Manimahesh fair (Manimahesh Yatra) is held at the lake each and every year in the month of August and September. The Yatra held from
Janamastmi to Radhastami each and every year. It is believed that on this occasion both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati gets the dip in the Lake. For this holy moment lacks of peoples comes from the country and abroad to take holy bath in the Manimahesh Lake. Providing a rare occasion to see and study the customs and rituals of the local peoples. And the glorious view of Manimahesh Kailash touches thehearts of visitor in the morning and at the time of sun rising. Regarding Manimahesh Kailash it is said that no one has been able to climb to the peak. Local legends clarifying that people point out rock projections, human-like in appearance, and say that one is of a hermit, the other of a shepherd, frozen stiff during their futile effort to reach the top. Many holy places come in the way to Manimahesh, at the distance of 6km from Hadsar, a Dhancho famous for water fall and after 5km from Dhancho Gourikund come. Gauri is another name of Parvati,the consort of Lord Shiva. A dip in this lake is considered sacred because it is believed that Parvati used to bath in this lake. About 200 meter ahead is the Shiva Kalotri spring-said to have its source in Lord Shiva's feet. After a short run reaches the Manimahesh Lake in this shallow circular lake gives it an enchanting appearance. A roofless temple, conspicuous with many iron trinkets, is seen on the opposite side. As per legends it is necessary to take bath in Brahmani's pool before Manimahesh Lake. To get the glimpse of Mani dharashan don’t miss this sacred visit. . Anna Adventures & Tours has design special snow trekking package for devotees and snow trekking lovers of lord Shiva.