2 days. 30 kms.2320 m.-4100 m. Moderate.
One of the most religious destinations in the state, visited by thousands each year. Best to avoid it during the mela period in August- September. Late September to October ideal. A motorable road goes upto Hadsar, 18 kms from the sub-divisional headquarter of Bharmour. Well defined track from Hadsar, gradual ascent of three hours brings up the flat camping ground of Dhancho. One can either camp here or push on to the lake. The climb gets steeper from here, through Bander Ghati, across Gauri nallah, past Gauri kund where it is customary for ladies to take a dip. The track has been much improved by the administration. After four hours one arrives at the lake, a large water body fed by the many streams of snow melt cascading down the flanks of the massive range behind. On a clear day one can see Mount Kailash to the north: the devout consider themselves blessed if they get a sighting of the peak which is usually wrapped in thick clouds. Camping here is a special experience, especially if the night is clear. One can return to Bharmour in one day.
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