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Beautiful High Altitude Lake Treks in India 

Bhrigu Lake Trek, Himachal

Bhrigu Lake, known for its religious and historical significance, is a high-altitude alpine Lake in the Valley of Kullu. Nestled at a height of 14,000 ft in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Bhrigu Lake houses the greatest grassland area. When all the other glacier lakes are rendered inaccessible, Bhrigu Lake provides an easy Level hike to the Bhrigu Lake where once Sage Bhrigu Meditated.

The lake is the highlight of the trek with no doubt, however backpackers also attempt this trek for its vast meadows and rolling green hills. Ten minutes into the trek and you can experience the same vibes that other trek provides after a hike of 3 days. You can see the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal dominating the skyline and in front of it lies the contrasting meadows.

Trek Distance: 25 Km

Trek Altitude: 14,000 ft

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Best Season: May-June & September-October

 Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand

The Roopkund trek is widely famous for human skeletons found at the bottom of the Roopkund Lake. The daunting altitude of 16,499 ft attracts and enthrals many adventure seekers that takes you to a mystery destination. Apart from this, Roopkund trail offers breathtaking views of lush forests and wild flora. You will traverse through dense forests of oak and pine trees, some of the beautiful alpine meadows and snow carpeted fields.  One of the highlights of the trek includes spotting several mountain peaks like Mt. Trishul, Mt. Nanda Ghunti and others. 

Trek Distance: 53 km

Trek Altitude: 16,000 ft

Best Season: August to October

Level of Difficulty: Difficult

 Chandratal Lake Trek, Himachal

Chandratal Lake as its name suggests in the local dialect is a Moon shaped Lake in the Himachal Pradesh. With a total distance of 14 km the trekker starts their journey from the base of Batal. This Lake in Spiti valley originates from Chander river at an altitude of 14100 ft is of prettiest shades of blue.

The trekking trail is dotted with peaks of Lahaul Range like Talagiri, Minar and others. One unique characteristic of the Chandratal lake is the changing colour of the lake as the day progresses. It takes on colours from reddish orange to beautiful blue and emerald. The camping along the Lake of Chandratal is an absolute delight for the trekkers.

Trek Distance: 14 Km

Trek Altitude: 14,100 ft

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Season: June to September

 Great Lakes Trek, Kashmir

Kashmir is known as Paradise on Earth with its charming and serene Landscapes that will surely replenish your soul. The journey to the Great Lakes trek starts from Sonamarg in Kashmir and takes you through myriads of natural beauty. This is the only trek where you can find seven alpine lakes on its trail with different shades of blue. These lakes almost look like an emerald embedded in the ground as you look at it from a distance.

The trail that spans over 8 days with a total distance of 69 km packs adventure filled high altitude passes and river valley crossing. 

Trek Distance: 69 Km

Trek Altitude: 13,750 ft

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Best Season: July to September

 Kedartal Trek, Uttarakhand

Kedartal is where all the thrill seekers around the world meet to climb this trek with its rough terrain and steep ascent. This trek takes you to the crystal clear glacial lake of the Himalayas.

 One interesting fact about Kedartal trek is getting to witness some of the mighty peaks of Himalayas- Jogin peak, Bhirgupanth peak and Thalay Sagar peak.  Kedartal lake near Gangotri at the foot of the magnificent Bhrigu Path and Thalay Sagar gives you a breathtaking view.

 The wilderness gives you an added reason to visit Kedartal in Uttarakhand with its flora and fauna. If you are lucky enough, you can also witness rare species like Blue Sheep and the namely Himalayan Black Bear on the trail.

Bask in the blessings of Goddess Ganga on your way to the top, as it makes a stop at Gangotri Temple.

 Trek Distance: 38 Km

Trek Altitude: 16,110 ft

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Best Season: May, June and September, October

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