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Sheshnag Lake Trek


Sheshnag Lake is nestled at an altitude of 3590 meters in the track which leads to Amarnath Cave from Pahalgam, spreading across some 0.7 km of width and 7 km of length and situated at an elevation of 12, 000 feet above the sea level. The lake has been in existence for the last many thousands of years, with no date of its origin mentioned anywhere. It is 250 feet deep and covers an area measuring 5 square miles. Sheshnag Lake is type of lake where the productivity of algae is very low. Because of this nature, the water of the lake is very clear and clean with a drinking water taste. During winter, the lake freezes and it is tough to access the lake due to heavy snow pour. Sheshnag Lake is mainly fed by the streams and Snow Mountains above it.


Short Itinerary

  • Day 1     Day 1 of the Sheshnag Lake Trek :Pahalgam – Chandanwari – Sheshnag Lake
  • Day 2     Day 2 of the Sheshnag Lake Trek :Sheshnag Lake – Chandanwari – Pahalgam

Day 1 : Pahalgam – Chandanwari – Sheshnag Lake

We start our day tour from Pahalgam to Chandanwari early in the morning heading towards Sheshnag Lake. During the trek, the trail passes through some of the most beautiful forests of maple and pine along Lidder River. After a 9-10 km walk up soft slopes, the trail enters the beautiful valley of Chandanwari. . You may stop to have lunch in between the green mountains. Then starting again, the trail ascends initially for few kilometers to Pissu Top (11,000 feet) from where you get breathtaking views all around. The trek from here to Sheshnag follows steep inclines on the right bank of a cascading stream and wilderness untouched by civilization. After a travel of nearly 5 hours you will reach Sheshnag Lake. The campsite at Sheshnag overlooks the deep blue waters of the lake, and the glaciers beyond it.

Day 2 : Sheshnag Lake – Chandanwari – Pahalgam

After spending the night at the shores of the lake, it is time to head back to Pahalgam. Follow the same trail to Chandanwari for about 4 hours. The trail passes Pissu Top and a spectacular, primeval countryside. After reaching Chandanwari, take a break and then you will start trekking again, and this section will take you through dense jungles of maple. keep following the same trail to reach Pahalgam. Stay for the night at either Pahalgam or board a vehicle and head to Srinagar.


  • All road transport by private ac cars (airport transfers/ from Srinagar to base camp and back).
  • Arrival/ departure 2 nights Deluxe Houseboat or Hotel accommodation in Srinagar (full board), unless specified.
  • 2 nights tented accommodation (full-board) mountain camps.
  • All trekking gear included: tents, toilet tent, sleeping bags, mats, blankets, trekking poles.
  • English Speaking Kashmiri Local Guide and a Cook.
  • All cooking utensils including cooking LPG stove.
  • Horses to carry backpack (except day sack), group equipment (tents/ stoves/ fuel) to the higher camps.
  • All meals included (vegetarian meals including eggs and cheese, unless specified.
  • Trek/ Wildlife Permits.
  • First Aid including Medical Oxygen Cylinder.
  • All applicable taxes


  • International or domestic flights
  • Visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  • Any medical costs incurred by you, or costs associated with a medical incident, such as your evacuation from the mountain and/ or hospitalization (for which you should have travel insurance).
  • Optional trips or excursions.
  • Tips for local staff and guides.

We Provide

  • Qualified and experienced trek Leader
  • Services of guide, cook and support team

You need to get

  • Ruck sack bag with rain cover
  • Hand torch with spare batteries
  • UV-protection sunglasses
  • 1 Litre water bottle
  • Pair of light weight slippers/sandals (for the campsite)
  • 2 quick-dry, warm lowers or track pants
  • 4-5 full sleeves T-shirts or sweatshirts
  • 4-5 pairs of thick woollen socks
  • Thermal body warmer (T-shirt and pants)
  • 8-9 undergarments
  • Warm jacket closed at wrist and neck
  • Full sleeves sweater
  • Rain wear (jacket and pants)
  • Pair of warm gloves
  • Woollen cap
  • Sun-shielding hat
  • Personal toiletries kit (towel, toilet paper, paper soap, bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
  • Sunscreen lotion (small pack)
  • Lip balm
  • Utensils: small size, light weight and leak-proof lunch box, plate, spoon, tea/coffee mug
  • Camera (optional)
  • Dry fruits, nuts, chocolate bars (optional)

What to Wear

  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Trekking boots
  • Warm clothing

What not to Wear

  • Expensive jewellery or watches
  • Sports shoes/floaters/slippers
  • Restrictive clothing

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