05 Nights / 06 Days
This trek that leads to the high-glaciated lake is not to be confused with The Lake of the Moon (Chandratal - in the Spiti region). This trek leads out of the tiny village of Khanul, a little distance away from Manali and climbs steadily through evergreen forests and meadows, alongside numerous streams. An easy trek with some of the most beautiful walks in Manali region unfolds the most magnificent mountainscapes.
A six km motorable road leads to the village of Jagatsukh after which the trail winds upwards alongside the Bahangan Nullah from Khanul which is the first days camp. The Manali valley-of-flowers-trek.html appears far below and to the east lies the mighty mountain - Deo Tibba. Along, the way to Khanul green forests with an amazing variety of vegetation dot the way.
The six kilometer long trail goes along an alpine plateau and is almost a gradual incline. All around the trail lie excellent rock climbing hills. Camp at Chhika.
Today the trail continues uphill for 5 km and the sudden appearance of Deo Tibba is breathtaking. Seri was once a glaciated lake, but is now a meadow carpeted with an astounding variety of herbs and alpine flowers. Camp in this fairyland beneath a clear blue sky twinkling with a million stars.
You have two options, both worth the short climbs, involved. The flora enthusiast will have a wonderful time trying to identify the hundreds of flowers growing everywhere, and the tiny lake provides some excellent views of Deo Tibba and others peaks of Manali and Spiti ranges. Camp at either place.
Leaving this wonderland behind, the trail descends downwards back to the forests that lie above Manali. Camp is at the village of Bahnara.
There is an ancient temple at Bahnara, while Arjun Gufa is the place where Arjuna did penance. Drive to Manali.