Sheshnag Lake Trek. The following treks are merely popular suggestions. All treks are customizable to suit time frames and levels of ability.
Pahalgam is the staging point for one of Kashmir’s oldest and most popular overnight treks. The Shri Amarnath Yatra is undertaken by more than 30,000 pilgrims every year. And has been a continuing tradition for the last 300 years. This spectacular 5 day, 92 km trek is usually done in the full moon of Sawan (July-August). The most auspicious time to visit the holy Cave at the Amarnath cave.
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Sheshnag Lake Trek
Although trekkers who are not pilgrims may wish to go in the second half of June. As horse prices are lower and the trail not crowded with singing and chanting devotees. Of course, these colorful folk can be quite an attraction in themselves.
The trail begins at Pahalgam, though it is possible to drive till Chandanwari. And ascends to the exquisite glacial lake at Sheshnag. From Sheshnag the trail climbs steeply to the Mahgunas pass at 4,580 meters and then descends to Panchtarni. Crossing the Sheshnag stream over several points. Along this route are many places to admire the spectacular mountain ranges behind Sheshnag. From Panchtarni, the final stage to the Amarnath cave crosses a snow bridge and follows the Amravati stream. Once at Amarnath, the trekker has the option of returning to Pahalgam or backtracking till Panchtarni to take the trail to Baltal, close to the town of Sonmarg.
Itinerary Sheshnag Lake Trek 2 nights 3 Days
The trekkers who wish to trek up to Sheshnag Glacier Lake it could be done in Two night 3 Days. Day 1. Pick up Srinagar Airport up to Chandanwari over night Camping Day 2. Chandanwari to Sheshnag Lake over night camping. Day 3. Sheshnag lake to Chandwari and drive Pahalgam or Srinagar.
Best time and Short Itinerary for Amarnath Yatra
Season: June to October.
Duration: 5 days.
Stages: Pahalgam to Chandanwari (13 km), Chandanwari to Sheshnag (11 km), Sheshnag to Panchtarni (11 km), Panchtarni to Amarnath and Baltal (21 km).
Note: Camping sites are available on the route. Pack ponies will be hired at Pahalgam. A cook will travel with you. Hotels, guesthouses and campsites are available at Pahalgam and Sonmarg.