TOUR :Manimahesh Kailash Parikarma Trek

Manimahesh Lake is situated at 27 km from Bharmour at the foot of Manimahesh Kailash. Lord Shiva is believed to reside on this snow-covered mountain.
Route / Area: Chamba - Bharmour
Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days
Accommodation : Hotel/Lodge & Tents for Outdoor
Transport : By Taxi as per group size
Altitute / Terrain : 15580 Feet, Gradual & Alpine
Best Period : May October

Over View

A round trip to mount Manimahesh Kailash is know as Manimahesh Parikrama Trek. Manimahesh Lake is situated at 27 km from Bharmour at the foot of Manimahesh Kailash. 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 bath in the Lake. For this holy moment lacks of peoples comes from the country and abroad to take holy dip in the Manimahesh Lake.
 
Providing a rare occasion to see and study the customs and rituals of the local people. And the glorious views of Manimahesh Kailash in the morning and at the time of sun rising touches the hearts of visitors.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 is of a shepherd, frozen stiff during their futile effort to reach the top of Manimahesh Kailash. Many holy places come in the way to Manimahesh, at the distance of 6 km 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 and only ladies are allowed to take dip in the kund. About one kilometer ahead is the Shiva Kalotri spring-said to have its source in Lord Shiva's feet. Two kilometer from Shiva Kalotri Kamal kund is situated in the foot of Manimahesh Kailash. After a short run from Gauri kund reaches the Manimahesh Lake is shallow circular lake gives it an enchanting appearance. A roofless temple, conspicuous with many iron trinkets, is seen on the opposite side. For beginner trekkers Manimahesh trek is the best route for beginning as the gradient is good and also provide pilgrimage visit to Manimahesh Lake.
 
Manimahesh Parikrama is a route which covers Manimahesh Kailash & Lake with round trip via Kugti village and back journey via Gourikund and Dhancho. This route also covers the Famous Temple of ancient Chaurasi Temples & Goddess Brahmani Mata at Bharmour with Kartik temple and Mata Marali Temple at Kugti. The tentative route will like following and see the beautiful pictures of this trek:-
 
Outline Tour Itinerary
  • Day 01 Reception at Pathankot and drive to Dalhousie (80 Kms by Taxi)
  • Day 02 Dalhousie – Kalatop - Khajiyar – Bharmour(110 Kms by Taxi)
  • Day 03 Bharmour – Bharmani Mata Temple – Bharmour (6Km Trek & Acclimatization Day)
  • Day 04 Bharmour – Hadsar – Kugti - Kugti (20 Kms by Taxi & 6 Km Trek)
  • Day 05 Kugti – Kartik Temple - Dalotu (8 Kms Trek)
  • Day 06  Dalotu – Base Camp (10Km Trek )
  • Day 07 Base Camp – Chobu Pass – Kamal Kund – Manimahesh (12Km Trek)
  • Day 08 Manimahesh – Gaurikund – Dhancho –Bharmour (14Km Trek & 14 Kms by Taxi)
  • Day 09 Bharmour - Chamba – Pathankot (190 Kms by Taxi)

   Now Registration is Compulsory for Manimahesh Yatra

    We will also provide the Registration with All Yatra Packages   

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Reception at Pathankot /Chakki Bank & drive to Dalhousie (80 Kms by Taxi)
Reception & welcome at Pathankot / Chakki Bank then drive to Dalhousie. After reaching Dalhousie check into hotel and in evening visit local sight seen of Small Hill station Dalhousie.)
 
Day 2 Dalhousie – Kalatop - Khajiyar – Bharmour (110 Kms by Taxi)
(After Breakfast at Dalhousie move forward to Kalatop wildlife sanctuary then to Khajiyar. Enjoy the beauty of Mini Switzerland and take lunch. After Lunch move to Bharmour via Chamba. After reaching Bharmour check into hotel. And in evening join the Aarti at Chaurasi temples.)
 
Day 3 Bharmour – Bharmani Mata Temple – Bharmour (6Km Trek Accamiltasion Day)
Early in the morning after breakfast and taking pack lunch, trek to Bharmani Temple. Bharmani temple is situated at the ridge and is 03 km trek from Bharmour. In evening return back to Bharmour and check into hotel)
 
Day 4 Bharmour – Hadsar – Kugti (20 Kms by Taxi & 6Km Trek)
(Early in the morning after breakfast and taking pack lunch, move to Hadsar then Dhanaul via taxi. From Dhanaul the actual trek to Manimahesh Parikrama will be start. A run of 02 -03 hrs along with Bhujla stream will reach you at beautiful & unexplored Village Kugti. Kugti is last village of Bharmour. Enjoy and rest for left day in the camp. )
 
Day 5 Kugti – Kartik Temple - Dalotu (08 Kms Trek)
Early in the morning around 6:00 am after breakfast and taking pack lunch start trek to Kartik temple. The temple is dedicated to son of Lord Shiva known as Kartik. After reaching Kartik temple glimpse the beauty of surroundings and take lunch. After lunch move to another beautiful camp site Dalotu. After reaching check into camp and enjoy left day.)
 
Day 6 Dalotu – Base Camp (10Km Trek )
(After taking breakfast early in the morning at camp troop will pass through the dense forest, cross a small stream over wooden bridge then climb for half hour along the bank of the stream, After a straight and alpine walk of half an hour over boulders the trail climbs steeply for another half an two hours to the Alyas. After taking lunch at Alyas camping ground enjoy whole left day and rest for a night in tents after taking dinner.)
 
Day 7  Base Camp – Chobu Pass – Kamal Kund – Manimahesh (12Km Trek)
(Alyas - Manimahesh Lake 12 km trek is totally depending upon the weather and physical condition of trekker. Generally Tour Guide will not take the risk or allow crossing the passes in bad weather condition and will wait for clearing the sky. If sun shine then after taking  light breakfast and packed lunch start moving ahead very early in the morning around 5:00 am  After a section over moraine, a usually visible trek in snow winds upwards, well trodden and with the way. After crossing the pass gradual path of up and downs for half an hour troop will reach destination Kamalkund. Kamalkund is a small lake dedicated to lord Shiva. After spending some time at Kamalkund move forward to Manimahesh Lake. After reaching Manimahesh Lake take holy dip in the lake and spend left day at Manimahesh Lake.
 
Day 8 Manimahesh – Gaurikund – Dhancho –Bharmour (14Km Trek & 14 Kms by Taxi)
(After taking breakfast in the morning at camp, troop will trek downhill to Gourikund. Visit Gourikund and spend half an hour at Gourikund move further to Dhancho. After reaching Dhancho enjoy the water fall and take the lunch and some rest. After rest, trek to Hadsar. After reaching Hadsar take the taxi and reach Bahrmour. At Bharmour check into hotel and in evening visit ancient Chaurasi temples.)
 
Day 9  Bharmour - Chamba – Pathankot (190 Kms by Taxi 
(After breakfast the departure of troop will be done from Bharmour. Move to Chamba take here lunch and visit here Laxmi Narayan Temple and Bhuri Singh Muesum. After that move further to Pathankot / Chakki Banks. After reaching Chakki Bank our outdoor team will depart the group here with lots of memories.

 

Fixed Departures

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