Sheshnag Lake Trek

3 Days - 2 Nights
  • Sheshnag Lake Trek


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.

The trek to it is extremely scenic, with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain terrain and vast grassland terrain. The lake is linked to numerous mythological legends, one of which claims that it belongs to Sheshnag, Lord of the Snakes himself. According to legend, Lord Sheshnag dug this lake, which is now thought to be his abode.

The trails to these lakes are usually crowded with Hindu pilgrims en route to the holy site of Amarnath cave. Amarnath cave, which is generally covered in snow on all sides, is only open for a short period of time during the summers, when many devotees are permitted to visit. The Sheshnag Lake trek is a low-to-moderate-intensity hike with stunning views of the trail and the destination. Trekkers of all levels are encouraged to traverse its paths and marvel at its enthralling beauty.

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.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10 kgs

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Duration: 3 Days (Srinagar to Srinagar)

Best Time:  June to Sep

Level: Moderate

Highest Point: 3590 m

Weather:-  Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature:-  Day 8°C to 15°C)  night 3°C to 7°C)

Starting point: Srinagar

Short Itinerary of Sheshnag Lake Trek

Day 1 – Pickup to you from Srinagar to Pahalgam by taxi overnight stay camp/home stay

Day 2 – Pahalgam to Chandanwari and trek to Sheshnag Lake

Day 3- Sheshnag Lake to Chandanwari and Pahalgam. Drive to Srinagar


Day 1 :Srinagar to Pahalgam

The transport will be arranged from Srinagar and the drive will be to Pahalgam which lays 100 kms away from Srinagar. You can reach Pahalgam through two routes, Bijbehra is the famous tourist route, and the drive is a beautiful one through rural area of Kashmir


Day 2 : Pahalgam to Chandanwari and trek to Sheshnag Lake

Post breakfast head towards Chandanwari, the trail makes its way through the dense maple and fine forests along Ladder River. After a long hike, enter the exotic Chandanwari valley.

Have lunch in middle of the way. Afterwards ascend initially to Pissu top which offers jaw dropping sight. Now, the trail to Sheshnag Lake is steep.

Reach the 1 km long Sheshnag Lake, its deep blue waters looks gorgeous. Setup your camp nearby and settle for the day.


Day 3 :Sheshnag Lake to Chandanwari and Pahalgam. Drive to Srinagar

After spending a good night at the bank of Sheshnag Lake, descend to Pahalgam by retracing your steps. Reach Chandanwari, halt for a while and again start trekking through the dense maple forest.

Follow the same trail and reach Pahalgam. Rest there, then leave for Srinagar.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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