Sheshnag Lake Trek Deep Bluish Lake amid Mountains
Sheshnag Lake Trek lies in the Kashmir valley and it starts from Pahalgam; a famous tourist town. The Sheshnag Lake is perched at an altitude of 3590 m and lies on the Amaranth Yatra track.
This lake is home to a number of fishes. Its deep blue waters look gorgeous and its 1.1 km length makes it a great attraction amid mountains. It is fed by snow-covered mountains and streams above. Usually, in winters, it glaciates.
Hindu Mythology “Abode of Sheshnag”
Meaning of Sheshnag is “The King of Snakes”. According to the legends, Sheshnag himself dug this lake and it is believed that it is his abode.
A Must Do Short Trek in Kashmir
The lush green meadow surrounds Sheshnag Lake and makes the site more interesting. It is of great significance to Hindus because of the mythological beliefs.
It is a must visit place, easily accessible but remains inaccessible during heavy snowfall. Pass through Pahalgam and Chandanwari valley to reach this sacred site.
Key Points of Sheshnag Lake Trek
Proper conditioning & training of body required
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
Shoes are the single most important equipment.
High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
Winter & Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides.
Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
The backpack should not exceed 10kgs
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Duration:3 Days (Srinagar to Srinagar)
Best Time: June to Sep
Highest Point:3590 m
Weather:Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.
Temperature:(17°C to 20°C) (3°C to 4°C)
Starting point: Srinagar
Short Itinerary of Sheshnag Lake Trek
Day 1 – Srinagar to Pahalgam
Day 2 – Pahalgam to Chandanwari and trek to Sheshnag Lake
Day 3- Sheshnag Lake to Chandanwari and Pahalgam. Drive to Srinagar