Difficulty Moderate
Duration 5 Days
Highest Altitude 14,130 ft
Minimum Age 13 Years

Ghepan Lake Trek

Trek to a Striking Blue Glacial Lake in the Heart of Lahaul
Difficulty Moderate
Duration 5 Days
Highest Altitude 14,130 ft
Minimum Age 13 Years

We have opened another new trek in remote Lahaul — the Ghepan Lake trek. This trek is opening as early as September 7th, two weeks from now.   

Some of our very experienced team members visited the lake recently and came back awestruck. They insisted that trekkers must do a trek like this. That they would not have seen anything like it before.  

“I’ve seen many lakes — the Tarsar Marsar lakes and Kausar Nag in Kashmir, Pangong Lake, Chandratal, Maldarutal, Ruinsara Tal — but I’ve never seen a lake so strikingly blue. It’s a brilliant turquoise blue. And it’s blue at any time of the day, morning, evening, night! It’s a visual stunner,” says Ravi Ranjan, a Slope Manager at Indiahikes, who was one half of the two-member team that went to Ghepan lake. 

Trek Fee:
9450 + 5% GST
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Trek Fee

9450
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What Happens After You Regsiter

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS

  1. Pickup and Drop from Manali – We will pick you up from Rambaugh Circle, Manali at 11 am.
  2. RT-PCR Negative Certificate: Mandatory for Indiahikes treks. Without it you will not be allowed to trek. You are exempted only if you’ve had two doses of vaccine.

Highlights of Ghepan Lake Trek

Rare Hanging Glaciers

Hanging glaciers are formed when the glacier recedes into a valley, up the mountain slopes and remains only in the upper reaches of the mountain. Even on this trek, you spot the last remains of a massive glacier hanging from the saddle ridge of the mountains surrounding the lake. Waterfall tumble out of the hanging glacier. Its a sight to behold

Three such glaciers feed the Ghepan Lake. Usually, such settings of glaciers feeding alpine lakes are found deep in the Himalayas, above 15,000 feet. You need to trek for at least 4-5 days to get there. But here, just after two days of trekking, you witness this rare setting.

The Curious, Unchanging Colour of Ghepan Lake

On the exploration, when Slope Manager Ravi Ranjan spotted the Ghepan lake from far, he couldn’t believe this was a lake. “The blue colour of the lake was surreal,” he shares. But there’s something even more intriguing about the colour of the lake. “Unlike other alpine lakes, example Chandratal or Pangong lake that change their colour according to the sky, the blue shade of this lake remains unchanged. It could be because of the undergrowth of algae,” Ravi adds.

From the Aliyas Camp when you go on an excursion to the lake, and till the snout of the glacier, you may take a closer peek at the lake to find out the secret behind its unchanging blue colour.

An Intimate Peek at the Villages of Lahaul

The scene dramatically changes as soon as you cross the Atal Tunnel. It’s not just a change in the physical scenery, the culture, set-ups also shift. On your trek, you come across 2-3 villages (Sissu, Labrang, Retli) steeped in Lahauli culture.

When you reach the Labrang village where you come across the ancient monastery of Labrang Gompa. Ahead of that, to your right will be Retil village. 

The villagers here are mostly dependent on farming and tourism. They have neat farms growing cauliflower, potato and peas. The local food at Lahaul is rajma-rice and siddu.

In winters most of these villagers shift to Kullu and Mandi as this whole place gets covered with a thick blanket of snow.

Trek Fee

9450
+ 5% GST

This fee includes everything from basecamp to basecamp. See Inclusions and Exclusions

View dates / Register

What Happens After You Regsiter

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS

  1. Pickup and Drop from Manali – We will pick you up from Rambaugh Circle, Manali at 11 am.
  2. RT-PCR Negative Certificate: Mandatory for Indiahikes treks. Without it you will not be allowed to trek. You are exempted only if you’ve had two doses of vaccine.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Sissu

Drive distance: 40 km | Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Altitude gain: 6765 ft to 10,235 ft

Note: Cost of cab from Manali to Sissu: Rs 2,300 (Sumo) and Rs 3,000 (Tempo Traveller)

Day 2: Drive from Sissu to Tori. Trek from Tori to Gorduk

Drive distance: 9 km | Duration: 30 minutes
Trek distance: 2 km | Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Altitude gain: 10,235 ft to 12,323 ft

Day 3: Gorduk to Aliyas

Trek distance: 8 km | Duration: 5 hours
Altitude gain: 12,323 ft to 12,912 ft

Day 4: Aliyas to Ghepan lake to Glacier View Point, back to Aliyas

Trek distance: 7 km | Duration: 6 hours
Altitude gain: 12,912 ft to 13,447 ft to 14,130 ft

Day 5: Aliyas to Tori. Drive to Manali 

Trek distance: 10 km | Duration: 6-7 hours
Drive distance: 49 km | Drive duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Note: Cost of cab from Sissu to Manali: Rs 2,300 (Sumo) and Rs 3,000 (Tempo Traveller)

Ghepan Lake Route Indiahikes

Onward Journey: The picturesque journey from Manali to Sissu will take you through Atal tunnel to see a change in the terrain and the landscape from Kullu valley to Lahaul valley. The folded mountains carrying raw beauty will leave you spellbound.

Pro-tip: Sit on the left-side of your taxi.

Return Journey: You will be returning after a long day of trek. After reaching Manali, rest and book any flight/bus only for the next day.

Know Your Ghepan Lake Trek

We have always wanted trekkers to be well-informed before they go on a Himalayan trek. Knowledge is the difference between a safe trek and a dangerous one. It’s also the difference between a wholesome experience and a surficial experience.

Use this section to learn about the Ghepan Lake trek. It has in-depth information about each day of the trek, what to expect, and how you need to prepare for it. Many years of expertise have gone into this content. Don’t miss the ‘Frequently Asked Questions' section. Trekkers find that extremely useful.

How Does Each Day Look Like

Complete Trek Guide With Photos

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Sissu

Drive distance: 40 km | Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Altitude gain: 6765 ft to 10,235 ft

Start your journey from Manali to Sissu. Sissu is a small hamlet in Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh. The picturesque journey from Manali to Sissu takes you through Atal tunnel. Instantly you see a change in the terrain and the landscape from Kullu valley to Lahaul valley.

The rugged mountains display a raw beauty that leaves you spellbound. As you travel to Sissu todau, look down to see Chandra river flowing. It meets the Bhaga river in Tandi village.

Day 2: Drive from Sissu to Tori. Trek from Tori to Gorduk

Drive distance: 9 km | Duration: 30 minutes
Trek distance: 2 km | Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Altitude gain: 10,235 ft to 12,323 ft
Trek type: Easy; starts with a small steep ascent, then becomes a level walk to the camp.
Water sources: You come across three small streams to fill your bottles

Today you'll start your day with a 9 km drive from Sissu to Tori village.

From the beginning of the trek itself you see Makar beh (6069 m, Manali (5669 m), Shikar beh (6201 m) until the valley is open. The mighty PLM Dhara waterfall which stood like a huge giant at Sissu, now goes underneath your feet! Above this waterfall you now see the humongous feeding hanging glacier of Makar Beh (6069 m).

You come across a very old monastery called Labrang Gompa. To your right side, there is Retil village. And you're riding towards your left to Tori.

 

The livelihood here mostly depends on farming and tourism. In winters most of these villagers shift to Kullu and Mandi as this whole place gets covered with a thick layer of snow.

From Tori, descend on a well-laid-out trail towards your left. Then start ascending towards Khopati (first clearing with first shepherd huts, these huts are locally called gaddi).

Follow the trail beside concrete channels which are there for water passage. It was dried up at the time of the exploration.

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It's a short distance trek today with a level walk with an ample amount of water sources that you can hop on to. Which will take you to your camp in one and a half hours.

Not to forget the cliff stonecrop flowers welcoming on one side and its sibling, The Pink bistorts on the other side. You also have undulating desert mountains for a perfect view to complement with few other snow-capped mountains.

Day 3: Gorduk to Aliyas

Trek distance: 8 km | Duration: 5 hours
Altitude gain: 12,323 ft to 12,912 ft
Trek type: Easy-moderate, start with a level walk to 10 min steep ascend. Again following a level walk to half an hour to steep ascend followed by gradual ascends and descends to reach your camp.
Water sources: You find many streams on your way to fill your water bottle.

It's a long day with many rewards on the way. Start from the same trail you left yesterday to reach your camp. Walk for an hour on a level walk with a small steep ascend for 10 min to reach a pause a viewpoint from where you see Sissu village far away.

From here, there are some tricky sections with narrow trails. Be careful of your footings here. Half an hour into an easy trek will take you to a gushing river crossing. Make sure to carry a rope when going with a group specially in monsoon season.

The river crossing is thrilling.

After you cross the river, you follow a narrow steep trail from your right. It has rockfall areas with a landslide section in the middle. Balance and focus are required on this entire section. All this is to reach a viewpoint of Ghepan valley and Sissu river meandering in the middle of the valley.

From here, follow the trail overlooking a gaddi. Walk for one and a half hours to reach a clearing with sheep's grazing area. It's a gradual ascend and descend to reach this clearing.

Have some rest and start trekking for 40-45 minutes on a steep ascent to a viewpoint where you will be surprised to see the glimpse of Sissu town at the back. To add to it there is an Airtel Network available at this point. You will also see flowers blooming throughout the trail.

Since you are walking at an elevation of about 12000 feet, the Sissu river is always at a depression of almost 1500-1800 feet. This network point is followed by another half an hour easy climb that will take you to Aliyas camp. That means you are always high up in the valley. Every small water channel is met with some landslide areas where you need to be extra cautious.

Further crossing from the network point, you will enter into the boulder section. It continues for the next half a kilometer after which you will see a clearing with a descent. Though it looks like an ideal camping ground, there is no water source at this location. Adding to it, this clearing is in the rockfall area.

You have to move further and follow the climbing trail between the boulders. The trail can be found through the footsteps, however with snow cover it may be really difficult to identify the right one. At the edge of one of a big triangular rock you may again get Airtel Network (No internet). Just 500-600 m through this trail there is a sudden drop in the altitude and out of nowhere you find this beautiful clearing with a running water source.

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This is our Aliyas campsite where you find the Sissu River to your left. Barren mountains with hanging glaciers and hidden waterfalls.

This campsite is full of bistorts in abundance on the way and with beautifully shaped small grasslands beside a river on your camping ground.

Day 4: Aliyas to Ghepan lake to Glacier View Point, back to Aliyas

Trek distance: 11.2 km | Duration: 6 hours
Altitude gain: 12,912 ft to 13,447 ft to 14,130 ft
Trek type: Moderate; start with a level walk and gradual ascend to reach the lake. From the lake to the glacier viewpoint, there are steep ascends.
Water sources: You find water only around the Aliyas campsite. So carry 2 lts of water as you strat trekking today.

Start trekking through an open valley from the campsite to another gaddi. The water at this gaddi is the last water source for the trek. After this you find water filled with dirt and debris.

30 minutes of gradual ascent leads Half an hour gradual ascend will lead you to a steep 15 minutes patch on the trail. Traverse from a narrow path here with tricky section and an almost dried water source.

From here, there is an hour easy climb which is leading you to the first glimpse of the ghepan lake that might look unreal at first glance but look closely, it's actually a Pacific Blue colored lake. Tiny icebergs floating on the lake and to your back, snow laden mountains making the view more alluring.

The surprise doesn't end here. Continue to walk in the Asaar valley that will open a narrow valley with one clearing full of flowers & river flowing beside and one rocky clearing. Close to which you have a meteorological tower to study the glaciers there. From there, the glaciers are not very far. You reach an open ground along side two ridges and you see the glaciers from close. Excuse to be deceived by this view because to your left, go on to the ridge and see the lake view clearly. And go up to see the glaciers closer, it's a steep climb but worth every effort of yours.

This journey from lake to reaching glacier will leave you in ultimate peace and tranquility only to reach a place which is more peaceful; the top where you see the three gigantic glaciers on the right side and the blue Ghepan lake on your left. This place is transformational. Do spend some time here and take back as much as possible from this valley!

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The Ghepan Lake is named after one of the Great Kings of Lahaul. This lake is a blue Alpine Lake surrounded by barren peaks soaring above 5500 meters. The speciality of these peaks is that each one of them is holding a glacier in its laps. A waterfall tumbling from the glacier joins the lake. The Ghepan glacier is receding at a fast pace.

Around the blue lake you notice a black iced moraine that stretching across 400 meters.

The black ice formation is a geological phenomenon where ice darkens due to high pressure over thousands of years. The visible black section clearly indicates that the major section has already melted.

The origin of this glacier is through two valleys and one hanging glacier. Watching the three huge glaciers coming together is an astounding sight. There is one section near the glacier where you find both the lake and the glacier visible in one frame.

Take the same route to return to Aliyas camp, reminiscing that you never imagined the marvel of nature that you witnessed today.

Day 5: Aliyas to Tori. Drive to Manali 

Trek distance: 10 km | Duration: 6-7 hours
Drive distance: 49 km | Drive duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Trek type: easy-moderate; starting with level walks leading to steep ascend for half an hour. Followed by a level walk to gradual ascend for 10-15 minutes which leads you to a steep descent before the river crossing. Level walk till Tori from here.
Water source: Easily available on the trail

Today's day is an easy day with a longer distance. You go back to Tori from the same valley you climbed up from. It's a gradual height lose so you can descend with ease since it's not going to be much hard on your knees.

How to Plan Your Travel

Quick Guide on How to Reach the Basecamp

It is great to see you going on the Ghepan Lake Trek, one of the most dramatic crossover treks in the Himalayas. While it is a great trek to do, you need to get your travel plan worked out perfectly.

Here is a step-by-step guide on what to do next. Use this guide and nothing else to plan your travel.  

Here’s a quick view on how to plan your travel

Day zero (the day before Day 1): Book your air ticket to Chandigarh or Delhi. If Chandigarh, proceed to Sector 43 and take a bus to Manali. If Delhi, book an overnight bus to Manali. 

Day 1: Drive from Manali to Sissu (10,235 ft) 

You need to report to Rambaugh Circle at 11.00 am. There is a registration process followed by lunch. You will then proceed to Sissu. Cost per vehicle – Tempo Traveller: Rs 3,000, Sumo Rs 2,300. This is not included in the trek fee. It is to be shared by trekkers and paid directly to the driver.

Day 2 to Day 5: Trek to Ghepan Lake. Drive back to Manali.

Day 6: Book return flight/train ticket from Chandigarh or Delhi or Bhuntar. Do not book plane tickets to your hometown from Delhi/Chandigarh/Bhuntar on Day 5.

| Important points to note:

1. While getting to Manali, we recommend you arrive a day earlier and stay in Prini area. Staying at Manali gives you a well deserved rest for the night. Plus you avoid the traffic snarls in the morning. 

2. On your return, your trek ends at Shukto. Shukto is a small village where the road ends. We again arrange for the transport for the return to Manali on the same day. You reach Manali by 2 pm.  

The cost per vehicle for Manali to Shukto is Rs 8000 for Tempo Traveller andRs 6500 for a Sumo, back to Manali on the next day. There is no part charges applicable. 

3. During peak monsoon, the roads in and around Himachal are prone to landslides. They get cleared within a few hours, however there are delays and slow traffic. We recommend you reach Manali a day early and return a day after your trek to mitigate any delays due to the rains. 

2. Planning your onward flight/train booking

If you are travelling from Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai or any other city, book your air tickets for Day Zero, which is the day before Day 1 on the itinerary.

Example: If your trek start day is 25 September, then book your air tickets for 24 September to either Chandigarh or Delhi. 

There are two options for your flight tickets.

Option 1: Fly directly to Chandigarh.

We recommend this. It gives you an added rest day at Manali. It also makes your travel time less. However, if the cost of the flight ticket to Chandigarh is too high, book to Delhi and travel to Manali by bus.

| Tip: Land at the Chandigarh airport and directly head to Sector 43 (which is the main Interstate bus terminal of Chandigarh). You get AC airport buses to Sector 43, from just outside the arrivals. It is about 10 kms and the buses run every half hour or so. A ticket costs Rs 60 for these buses.

Always target to reach Chandigarh by around 7.30 pm. It takes an hour or so to get out of the airport and get to ISBT in Sector 43. Getting a bus connection to Manali may take about half an hour or so. It is usually an 9-10 hour bus journey to Manali (294 kms on mountain roads).

Avoid reaching Chandigarh post 7.30 pm, unless really pushed to it. Use HRTC or Himachal Tourism buses. They usually run on time.

Tip: Avoid taking buses that are expected to reach Manali after 9 am. The route is prone to very bad traffic jams. Often with 3-4 hour delay.

Pro Tip: If you are in a group of 3-4, then it may make sense to take a taxi from Chandigarh airport to Manali directly. A taxi charges about Rs 3,200 for the trip. You can book a taxi from Goibibo or Ola in advance. We use this system often.  

Option 2: Flying to Delhi

Flying to Delhi may be a lot cheaper than getting to Chandigarh. Make sure to book a flight that reaches Delhi by 4.00 pm. You must arrive in Delhi on Day Minus One and not on Day 1.

| Note: If you notice the difference in air ticket prices between Delhi and Chandigarh less than Rs 1,000 then book directly to Chandigarh. The rest and shorter travel time is worth the difference.  

Bus to Manali: Take the bus before 6pm from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to the Manali Bus Stand. It is a 13-14 hour bus journey from Delhi to Manali. Take a bus that leaves Delhi at around 5.30 pm. Use HRTC or Himachal Tourism buses. They usually run on time. 

| Pro Tip: Avoid taking buses that are expected to reach Manali after 9am. The route is prone to very bad traffic jams. Often with 3-4 hour delay. 

Option 3: Flying to Bhuntar

Flying to the Kullu Airport is a risky and expensive option as it is a small airport and flights can get cancelled easily if the weather is bad. Make sure to book a flight that reaches before 9.00 am. You must arrive in Delhi/Chandigarh on Day Minus One and not on Day 1.

Cab to Manali: There are cabs available right outside the airport. They will charge around Rs. 2500 from Bhutar to Prini (Manali).

Tip: Keylinga Inn, your pickup point, comes before you enter Manali. So give your driver the hotel location and not Manali.

3. Planning your return flight/train booking

Booking your return tickets require some thought. First, always book your return ticket keeping in mind the monsoons. It generally causes delays in the mountain roads with slower moving traffic. 

Option 1: Flying out from Chandigarh

Assuming you have stayed at Manali the day before, take a bus to Chandigarh. Book a flight that flies out of Chandigarh post 8pm. It takes about 10 hours to travel from Manali to Chandigarh by bus. And a further one hour from Chandigarh ISBT at Sector 43 to Airport by bus. 

You get buses at Manali bus stand from 8.30 am onward.

Tip: You can also choose to share a cab with 3-4 fellow trekkers from Manali to Chandigarh.

Option 2: Flying out of Delhi

Assuming you are not staying overnight at Manali, you get buses to Delhi starting in the evening at 5 pm from Manali Bus stand. The travel time to reach Delhi ISBT is around 14-15 hrs. If you are booking a flight from Delhi and taking a bus, then book a late morning flight post 9 am. 

Tip: Experience the different cafes in Manali and take a night bus after 9pm to Delhi. Then onward flight to your cities on the evening from Delhi. 

Option 3: Flying from Bhuntar (Kullu Airport)

Book return flight from here on Day 7. Again, this is an expensive and risky option due to the monsoon season. Flights can get delayed or cancelled.

Cab to Bhuntar: Pre-book your cab to the airport. They will charge around Rs. 2500 from Prini (Manali) to Bhuntar. Your hotel can help you arrange for the cab.

4. Planning your hotel/stay

Booking stay at Manali is fairly easy. There are quite a few hostel options available around Old Manali. 

| Tip: Book around Prini area if you arrive a day before your trek date. And for after the trek, book stay around Old Manali. 

Hotel options at Manali

Keylinga Inn

Your pickup and drop point has rooms that you can stay at. A decent hotel to spend a night in Manali. The cost is around Rs 1100 for a double bedroom.

Pro-Tip: You can rent a room here for a few hours to freshen up for Rs. 250 per head. It is best if you share a room with a few others from your batch. 

Website: http://www.keylinga-inn.com/.
Location:
https://goo.gl/maps/8SR7JMYYg6NBNqCM9

Hotel Peak View
This is right opposite your picku point Keylinga Inn. The cost is Rs 800-900 for a one-night stay.

Contact Number: 0124 398 6193
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/wJQdAVz58UvXr9T47


Hotel Rock Sea
This is a moderate priced hotel close to the bus stand. You can book this is you are taking a morning bus. The cost ranges from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,200 for a  double bedroom. The cost varies according to the seasons.

Website: https://www.oyorooms.com/15461-oyo-rooms-oyo-9912-hotel-rock-sea-manali/.
Location:
https://goo.gl/maps/SCrw9LJKajJi7adH6

Hotel Mount View

It is a moderate priced hotel close to the bus stand. You can book this is you are taking a morning bus. The cost ranges from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,200 for a  double bedroom. The cost varies according to the seasons. 

Website: https://www.oyorooms.com/45840-oyo-rooms-oyo-23533-mount-view-manali/.
Location:
https://goo.gl/maps/LaxXKyi3p7pNiPQG9

You can also look up Hostel World for good budget options in Old Manali. The price varies from Rs. 200 to Rs. 350 per head for a dorm room. 

Network Connectivity

There is no network connectivity on this trek.On your return, you will get network near Atal Tunnel and Manali only.

How Difficult is Ghepan Lake Trek

A reality check on the difficulty level of this trek

At Indiahikes, while rating a trek difficulty we consider a number of factors. These include, altitude gained every day, length of trek everyday, highest altitude, nature of the terrain, weather etc. Base on this we rate a trek as easy or difficult or somewhere in between.

Ghepan Lake Trek is a moderate trek on a difficulty level ranging from easy to difficult.

You start from Manali which is at an altitude of 6,725 ft and reach an altitude of 14,130 ft in a matter of 5 days.

For the most part though, it is an easy hike through the valley.

However, the terrain becomes difficult as you get closer to the Aliyas camp. You encounter rockfall and boulder section that will test your core strength, balance and focus.

This makes the trek a moderate one. It is a good trek for fit first-timers.

You will need at least 4 weeks of solid preparation for this trek. You can begin preparation by going for brisk walks and then do brisk jogs to improve your cardio. Your target should be to cover 5 km in 37 minutes comfortably by the start of the trek.

Narrow, Steep Section After Gorduk

There is a steep ascent of 10 minutes after you begin from Gorduk. You encounter certain tricky sections here. Be careful of your footing while crossing this section.

River Crossings

Half an hour after the steep ascent, you come across the gushing river. There are two things you need to keep in mind at this river crossing if you are trekking in monsoon -- carry ropes and cross the river before 10 am.

If it's raining or the weather is turning bad, do not cross the river. Camp before this river crossing if you are trekking on your own.

Rockfall Area

After crossing the river, you will follow a narrow steep trail from your right. It has rockfall areas with a landslide section in the middle. You need good balance and focus while crossing this section. All this is to reach a viewpoint of Ghepan valley and Sissu river meandering in the middle of the valley.

Boulder section

The trail ascends and descends on a boulder section. This tests your balance and the strength of your glutes. The difficulty of this section rises when there's snow.

Open, Windy Campsites

All campsites on this trek are set on wide-open grounds where it tends to get windy. So layer up once you reach the campsite. The wind-chill factor will be high and you may start losing your core body heat if you are not layered up well.

 

Is Ghepan Lake Trek Safe?

Defining Safety Standards of Trekking

Yes. Ghepan Lake trek is a safe trek to do. Provided you have done your research, prepared well, and are well-equipped and carrying the necessary trekking gear. 

Having said that, there are multiple factors that impact your safety on a trek like Ghepan Lake. We, at Indiahikes, have listed those factors and described them in great detail.

Safety on Ghepan Lake Trek - Terrain wise 

The good news is that the terrain at Ghepan Lake trek does not have many sections that pose a major safety challenge.  

But there are sections where you need to be include, like narrow trails prone to rockfall, river crossings and at campsites that are windy and open.

1. Narrow, Steep Section After Gorduk

There is a steep ascent of 10 minutes after you begin from Gorduk. You encounter certain tricky sections here. Be careful of your footing while crossing this section.

2. Crossing a Gushing River

Half an hour after the steep ascent, you come across the gushing river. There are two things you need to keep in mind at this river crossing if you are trekking in monsoon -- carry ropes and cross the river before 10 am.

If it's raining or the weather is turning bad, do not cross the river. Camp before this river crossing if you are trekking on your own.

3. Rockfall Area

After crossing the river, you will follow a narrow steep trail from your right. It has rockfall areas with a landslide section in the middle. You need good balance and focus while crossing this section. All this is to reach a viewpoint of Ghepan valley and Sissu river meandering in the middle of the valley.

4. Boulder section

The trail ascends and descends on a boulder section. This tests your balance and the strength of your glutes. The difficulty of this section rises when there's snow.

 

Safety of Ghepan Lake Trek - Altitude wise

The Ghepan Lake trek starts rather high at 11,400 ft. During the trek, you climb to 14,599 feet. This high start makes you susceptible to altitude sickness in the first couple of days itself.

Keeping that in mind, we at Indiahikes have planned the route in a way that helps mitigate the risk of AMS:

- The night spent at Manali at 6,725 feet. 

- The hike from Doksa to Yoling is a shorter altitude gain - roughly 300 ft. This gives you ample opportunity to rest and acclimatize before the long summit day.

- Overall, the campsites are placed well within a normal altitude gain for each day.  With a steady pace, the chances of getting AMS are lesser.

However, there are still chances of getting hit by AMS.

Trekkers usually complain of a headache or tiredness mixed with perhaps lack of appetite or sleep.

If you are trekking with Indiahikes, at any point in the trek, especially around Palpu/Gompa, inform your trek leader about your condition immediately if you feel any symptom of AMS. All Indiahikes trek leaders are trained to take care of your health and safety during medical emergencies of any sort. 

In case of AMS, early detection and treatment can ensure your successful trek completion. 

If you are trekking on your own, the immediate step to take would be to start on a curative course of Diamox which is 250mgs every 12 hours followed by ample rest.  The earlier you treat these symptoms, the higher the chances of recovering and completing the trek.

If the symptoms don’t alleviate after treatment, it is best to head down to Shukto immediately. (if you haven’t crossed the pass).  Do not continue the trek if any of the symptoms persist. 

You might also notice its symptoms while descending from the pass on the other side if your body hasn’t adjusted to the altitude. In such a case, descend to Manali immediately.

Here’s a Complete Guide to Acute Mountains Sickness

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Safety of Ghepan Lake Trek - Weatherwise

The trek is safe for all the 4 months of the year it is open - from June to September. 

However, there are a few times where you need to be careful.

First is early in the season in June, when there is a lot of snow on the trail. It can get slippery. However, this can be managed with the right gear - microspikes, gaiters, etc.

Second, in the months of July and August, rain is a common occurrence. The rain too makes the trail slippery and tricky. Moreover the force of water at river crossings can increase too making it challenging to cross them.

All campsites on this trek are set on wide-open grounds where it tends to get windy. So layer up once you reach the campsite. The wind-chill factor will be high and you may start losing your core body heat if you are not layered up well.

In both cases make sure to get a firm footing before you take the next step. Follow the instruction of your trek leaders.

Protip Place your foot firmly on the ground and make sure your feet are not slipping and you’ve got a good grip before you take the next step. Do not be in a hurry to ascend or descend but take a second to be mindful of your steps.

The trek can get extremely cold resulting in cold-related injuries.  But this can be tackled with the right winter gear, right technique of layering and good insulation techniques.  

Exit points and Closest Hospital on the Ghepan Lake Trek 

In case of an AMS emergency before or after reaching Ghepan Lake, you will need to return to Sissu. If a medical emergency occurs before or after the lake, then Manali is where you would need to go to get to a hospital. Manali is 1 hour 40 minutes drive from Sissu.

Mission Hospital in Manali is the closest one to Ghepan Lake, in case of a medical emergency during the trek.
Address: Model Town, Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh – 175131
Phone: +911902252379

Manu Diagnostics Center and Hospital is another option.
Address: Snowdrop Hotel building, Gompa Road, opposite Buddhist Monastery, Manali, Himachal Pradesh – 175131
Phone: +919418083587

| Note: As India’s safest trekking organisation, we ingrain safety aspects in the people we work with, in the processes that we follow and in the equipment we carry. Here’s how we at Indiahikes are ensuring that we make you trek the safest

What To Take

A Packing Check-List

What to take on the Ghepan Lake Trek

Ghepan Lake trek is a high-altitude trek. In monsoon, the temperatures drop to negative temperatures. You'll need enough warm layers and accessories to keep you warm and help you trek comfortably. So pay careful attention to this entire section. 

First, The Essentials. You cannot do the trek without these.

1. Trekking Shoes

Ghepan Lake Trek requires trekking shoes that are sturdy, have good grip, have ankle support and can handle snow. Here is a quick video on how to choose your trekking shoes.

| Buying Tip: The Trek series and MH series are good options by Decathlon. They are tried and tested. There really isn’t any necessity to buy the higher priced models. Here is a list of other budget shoes that trekkers are using.

| Rental: We have the Trek series and the MH series by Decathlon available on rent from the Indiahikes store. They are already broken into and in good condition. Rental shoes are not dirty or unhygienic. This is how they are kept clean. Rent here.

2. Backpack

For a trek like Ghepan Lake Trek, you need a 50-60 litre backpack. Make sure your backpack has good hip support, shoulder support and quick access pockets. Here is a guide on how to choose a backpack.

| Buying Tip: Wildcraft, Decathlon and Adventure Worx usually make good backpacks. While Wildcraft has more expensive ones, the other two brands have budget-friendly backpacks to choose from. 

| Rental: The 48 litre backpack by Adventure Worx is available on rent from the Indiahikes store. They are custom-made for our Himalayan treks. Rent them if you don’t have a backpack. Rent here.

3. Clothes

Wearing layers is the mantra in the mountains. Layers give you maximum protection from all elements. And when the weather changes in the mountains (as it happens every few hours), you take take off or put on layers as required. 

Base Layer: 3 T-Shirts

Wear one T-shirt and carry two. Carry full sleeve dry-fit T-shirts (preferably collared). These prevent your arms and neck from getting sunburnt. In the rarified air on the trek, especially at high altitudes, UV rays can burn you in no time.

Dry-fit T-shirts quickly dry your sweat, they are easy to wash and in case of a rainy day, they dry quicker. Round neck T-shirts are ok, but collared ones are better.

| Cotton or Synthetic? As Indians, we love cotton. Down in the plains when the heat is a blistering 40°C it makes sense to wear cotton. But it takes a long time to dry when it gets wet. In the mountains, where it is cooler, synthetic is what you wear. They wick sweat rapidly and keep you dry. (But they do tend to smell quickly, so carry a roll-on deodorant with you.)

| Buying Tip: You can get dry-fit T-shirts from Decathlon. Also, stores like Reliance Trends, Max have dry-fit T-shirts. They don’t usually cost much.

| Pro Tip: If you are extra susceptible to cold, you could get a set of thermal inners. In our experience, wearing two T-shirts over another works as a better thermal. And they save you weight and space, since you’re already carrying them. 

3 Insulation Layers

The highest altitude you reach on this trek is 14,065 ft. At these altitudes it can get freezing cold even in the middle of summer. You will need at least 2 insulation layers for this trek.

You will need 1 pair of inner thermals, 2 light fleece layers or 1 thick fleece layer. Do not get your grandma stitched sweaters, which can be very heavy. You need sweaters and fleece jackets that can fold into compact rolls.

1 Outer Layer: For your outer later, a padded jacket serves the purpose here. You don’t really need a water resistant material. But you need an outer padded jacket that keeps the wind and cold out. Ensure your padded jacket has a hood as well.

| Do you need a down/feather jacket? Not really. A regular padded/shell jacket will do. This video here will help you to learn more about the difference.

| Note: Down/feather jackets are really not available these days. Many jackets masquerade as down/feather jackets. They are essentially fine polyester-filled jackets. They mimic the function of a down jacket but are usually expensive.  

| Rental: Padded jackets made by Fort Collins are available on rent at the Indiahikes store. They are custom made for Indiahikes and trekkers find them terrific, even in winter. Rent here.

Trek Pants

A minimum of one pair and maximum of two pairs of trek pants should suffice for this trek. Wear one pair and carry one just in case it rains/snows. Trek pants with zippered cut offs at the thighs are very suitable for treks. Also, choose quick-dry pants over cotton. They dry up soon even in the cold climate.

| Buying Tip: Go for pants with zippered pockets. They come in handy to keep your phone, handkerchief or pocket snacks.

| Track pants or Trek pants? Stretchable track pants make a good backup and can double up as your thermal bottoms. But track pants are not trek pants -- so don’t use them as your main outerwear. Keep them only as a backup. 

Mandatory Accessories, without these too you won’t be able to do the trek.

These accessories are mandatory. Don’t go to Ghepan Lake trek without them. Trekkers generally put off purchasing / borrowing the accessories for the last minute. We suggest the opposite. Start gathering these accessories first. 

1. Sunglasses

Sunglasses are to prevent snow blindness. A small overexposure to direct sunlight on snow can lead to snow blindness (about a half hour’s exposure). That’s because fallen snow is like thousands of mirrors that reflect direct UV rays. So you need sunglasses with UV protection

| Wearing Tip: Wear sunglasses if the trekking day is bright and sunny (on open sections, meadows). On a snowy section you must absolutely never take off your sunglasses until the section has been fully crossed.

| Buying Tip: Try getting sunglasses that wrap around instead of those that have openings on the side. Even peripheral UV ray exposure is not a good idea.  

| If you wear spectacles: If you wear spectacles, you can get oversized sunglasses that you wear over your regular glasses (available at Decathlon). If that is cumbersome, photochromic lenses work equally well. Here’s a quick guide on managing sunglasses with spectacles.

| Contact lens users: If you use contact lenses, you can use them on the trek too. The lens solution will not freeze. You will also not face any problems in changing your lens in your tent. Just carry enough cleaning solution with you to clean your fingers well. Wear your sunglasses over your contact lens. Read this article for more guidance on managing contact lenses on treks.

 2. Suncap

A sun cap is mandatory. Trekking without a sun cap can lead to headaches, sun strokes, quick dehydration and a sharp drop in trekking performance. 

| Tip: In the mountains, the general rule is to keep your head covered at all times. During the day a sun cap protects you from the harsh rays of the sun (it is doubly stronger with naked UV rays). A sun cap keeps your body temperature in balance. In the evening/early morning, the reverse is true. Your head loses your body heat quickly. A woolen cap prevents heat from dissipating from your head.

| Pro Tip: Sun caps with flaps are a blessing for trekkers. They cut out almost all UV leaks. They prevent sun burns in every possible way. They are a lot more effective than sunscreen lotion. A wide-brimmed sports hat also helps to prevent sunburn in a big way. 

3. Synthetic Hand Gloves

On a trek like Ghepan Lake trek, you’ll need gloves to grip something or to steady yourself. You also want the gloves to keep you warm. Get synthetic hand gloves that have waterproofing on the outside and a padded lining on the inside. If you find the combination difficult to get (not likely), wear a tight fitting fleece hand glove inside a synthetic hand glove. Hand gloves are mandatory on this trek.   

4. Woollen Cap or Balaclava

Ensure these cover your head. In the cold mountains, you lose maximum heat from your head, not from your hands, feet or the rest of your body. Which is why you need to keep your head protected, especially when the sun is down. Early mornings, late evenings, a cold trekking day are when you must use your woollen cap.

Your ears are sensitive too, so a woollen head cap that covers your ears is absolutely essential. A balaclava is a modern version of the woolen cap. It covers your ears, neck and parts of your face as well. If you get woollen cap that only covers your head, you will need a neck warmer or a woolen scarf.

5. Socks (4 Pairs)

Apart from three to four pairs of sports socks, take a pair of woollen socks. Sports socks give you cushioning plus warmth. Again the mantra is to wear synthetic socks or at least a synthetic blend. Cotton socks soak in water and sweat. They are very hard to dry.

As for woollen socks, they help you to keep warm and snug in the night. If you cannot get woolen socks, wearing two sports socks serves the purpose as well. 

6. Headlamp

Trekkers are often confused about whether they need to get a headlamp or a handheld torch. You need to get a headlamp because it leaves your hands free to do other activities. On the Ghepan Lake trek you’ll need your hands free to wash dishes, pitch tents and hold your trek poles. 

| Buying tip: Ensure your headlamp covers a wider area and is not too focused as a single beam. On a trek, your headlamp must help you see around you as much as ahead of you.

| Rental: Headlamps are available on rent on the Indiahikes store. Rent here.

7. Trekking Pole (A Pair)

Trekking poles give you stability and balance. They reduce your energy consumption by almost 40%. On the Ghepan Lake trek there are steep ascents and descents. A pair of trekking poles will make the difference between a comfortable and a strenuous trek. In India we tend to use a single trekking pole. However, two trekking poles give you greater stability and balance. They also increase your walking pace.

| Rental: Imported side-locking trekking poles are available on rent on the Indiahikes store. Rent here.

8. Rainwear

On a trek, the weather can change quickly. A bright sunny day can turn into a downpour in a matter of minutes. Carry a poncho or a rain jacket to tackle this. A poncho is a big rain cover with openings for your arms and your head. It is extremely effective because it covers both you and (partially) your backpack. It is extremely light and weighs next to nothing. 

| Pro Tip: Rain jackets are more streamlined and less cumbersome but weigh more. Rain pants are really not required. Dry fit trek pants dry quickly even if soaking wet.  

| Rental: High grade ponchos are available on rent on the Indiahikes store. Rent here.

9. Rain Cover for your Backpack

Backpacks are your life. You carry all your dry clothes, your warm gear in your backpack. It is important that your backpack stays dry at all times. Modern backpacks usually come with built in rain-covers. If your back pack does not have a rain-cover, ensure you get a rain cover by either (a) buying a rain cover (b) or cutting a large plastic sheet to the size of your backpack. You can roll the plastic sheet around your backpack and keep it in place with a string or elastic.  

| Pro tip: It's good practice to compartmentalise your clothes, accessories and other things in plastic covers inside your backpack. That way, even if it rains and your backpack gets wet, your things are water-proof inside the backpack.

10. Daypack (20-30 litre, optional)

Some trekkers opt to offload their bags to a mule on the Ghepan Lake trek. While we do not encourage this practice, in case you opt for offloading, then carrying a daypack is mandatory. In your daypack you carry essentials like water bottles, rainwear, emergency medicines, headlamp, some snacks and a warm layer. Your main backpack that carries most of your equipment is accessible only at the campsites. 

A daypack is a smaller backpack that is usually of 20-30 ltr capacity. Laptop bags are not daypacks. Do not get them. 

Other Mandatory Requirements

1. A Toilet Kit

Keep your toilet kit light. Carry just the basics -- toothbrush, toothpaste, small soap, toilet tissue roll, a small moisturiser, lip balm, and a roll-on deodorant. You will not be able to have a bath on the trek, so don’t overload on soaps and shampoos.

| Pro Tip: Carry miniature-sized items. You will not need more than that. If you’re travelling in a group, share one toothpaste for all.

| Pro Tip: Avoid getting large toilet rolls. The smallest size roll is more than enough for a trek like Ghepan Lake. 

| For Women: If you are likely to have your periods on your trek date, don’t worry about it. You can use your pads, tampons or menstrual cups on the trek. There will be toilet tents where you can get changed. Make sure you carry ziplock bags to bring back your menstrual waste. Don’t leave behind any waste in the mountains. Watch this video to learn how to dispose your sanitary waste.

2. Cutlery

Carry a lunch box, a mug and a spoon. Your lunch box must be leak proof. You are expected to wash your own cutlery. Trekkers often expect Indiahikes to wash their cutlery. When you allow Indiahikes to wash your cutlery, your cutlery becomes part of a mass washing system. You immediately invite germs, bacteria to settle on your cutlery. Incidence of stomach disorders rises exponentially.  

| Pro Tip: Carry stainless steel cutlery. Avoid fancy high grade plastic cutlery. Stainless steel cutlery is infinitely easier to wash in cold water. Grease is easier to remove and hygiene is at the highest. 

| Two 1 litre bottles or a 2 litre hydration pack: Ghepan Lake trek has many hours of trekking everyday (approximately 6 hours). You need to carry two one litre water bottles to keep yourself hydrated over the distance. If you are used to a hydration pack, then that is ok too. If one among the two bottles is a lightweight thermos, then that helps you to store warm water on a really cold day or for late evenings and early mornings.   

| Rental: You could rent lightweight thermos flasks from the Indiahikes store. Rent here.

3. Plastic Covers

Carry 3-4 old plastic covers to keep your used clothes. You could use them even for wet clothes. Re-use old plastic bags for this and do not buy new ones.

Personal Medical Kit

Carry these medicines with you, easily accessible at all times. Do not take any medicine unless you have consulted your trek leader

  1. Diamox (1 Strip): Be on a course of a half tablet Diamox starting from Delhi every 12 hours (125 mg). Carry on the medication until you descend down to Yamunotri. Being on a preventive course of Diamox greatly reduces the chances of Acute Mountain Sickness on the Ghepan Lake trek.   
  2. Dolo 650 (5 tablets): This is a paracetamol. It helps to tackle fever, mild pain
  3. Avomine (4 tablets): Carry this especially if you are prone to motion sickness. Pop one half hour before the start of your road journey.
  4. Combiflam (5 tablets): Take a combiflam if you get a sudden twist of the leg or a muscle strain. It is a pain reliever. It also contains paracetamol. 
  5. Digene (4 tablets): Take it if you feel the food that you’ve taken is undigested. Alert your trek leader immediately. It could be a sign of AMS. 
  6. ORS (6 packs): Consume a pack of ORS water at least once a day, usually mid day when you are in the middle of your trek. It replenishes essential salts lost while trekking.  Tip: It also makes cold water easier to drink.
  7. Knee Brace (optional): Carry this if you are prone to knee injury or have known issues of knee pain.

Our trek leaders carry a high altitude medical kit with them which also consist of Life Saving Drugs. If there is an emergency our trek leaders know how to tackle it. Meanwhile, contact your trek leader before consuming any of these medicines listed here.

| Pro Tip: We find that these medicines by trekkers are rarely used. But you cannot do away with them. At the end of the trek please donate unused medicines to your trek leader. Some of these medicines get distributed to villages on the trek and some are added to the Indiahikes medical kit.   

Mandatory Documents to Carry

These are documents required for legal purposes by Indiahikes and the forest department. Without any of these, you will not be allowed to trek.

  1. Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Anything such as a driver’s license, Aadhar card, passport will do. This is required by the forest department for your identification.  
  2. Disclaimer certificate. This is a legal requirement. Download the PDF, read carefully and sign it. This must be handed over to your Trek Leader during registration at the base camp - Download PDF
  3. Medical certificate. There are two sections in this. The first part must be filled by a practising doctor. The second part must be filled by you. Without the medical certificate the forest department will not issue permissions for your trek. It is also a requirement by Indiahikes - Download PDF

| Pro tip: Keep important documents in a clear plastic cover and slide them into the inner pocket at the back of your backpack. This keeps them from getting wet. 

Here’s a quick info-graphic to give you an overview of everything you need in your backpack.

How To Get Fit for Ghepan Lake Trek

A Step-by-Step Fitness Guide to Preparing Well for the Trek

The Ghepan Lake trek is classified as a moderate trek . You trek up to an altitude of over 14,130 ft. You start from an altitude of 10,235 feet at Sissu and reach the highest point of 14,130 feet at the Glacier View Point.

ATTENTION: There will be a fitness screening after you reach the basecamp. If your fitness is not up to the mark, your Trek Leader can take the call to not take you forward on the trek.

Cardiovascular endurance
This trek requires a good amount of cardiovascular endurance. You can begin by jogging everyday. Start jogging at a slow pace and then keep increasing your pace day by day. In order to be prepared for high altitude trek, you should have a combination of distance and speed targets.

Here’s a fitness routine that works:

  • -->Target completing 5 km in 40 minutes when you begin.
  • -->Gradually increase your pace by running 4 times a week and bring it down to 5 km in less than 37 mins.
  • -->If you are 45 years old and above and are comfortable with long distance walking than jogging, then before you go on the trek, you should be able to walk at least 10 km at a stretch. Target completing this in 90 minutes.
    If jogging is fine for you, your target should be completing 5 km in 45 minutes. As you get closer to the trek date you should be able to cover 5 km in under 40 minutes
  • -->If you are somebody who prefers cycling over running, your target must be to cover 22 km in 60 minutes.

Here's a guide to help you get fit for the trek.

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One month trek fitness routine for moderate treks

Working out indoors
If you can't go out and jog because of time and space constraints, here's a video you can use to work out indoors.

Inclusions and Exclusions

What You Need To Know About Your Trek Fee

Here is what the trek fee includes:

  1. Accommodation – Stay is included from Day 2 to Day 4 (Tori to Aliyas). You will be camping on all days of the trek.
  2. Meals – All meals from lunch on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 5 are included. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
  3. Camping charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
  4. Trekking equipment – You will stay in high-quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Our high altitude sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC. We provide ice axes, roped, microspikes, gaiters etc. as required.
  5. Safety equipment – First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies.
  6. Services of an expert Trek Leader – All our trek leaders are qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses.
  7. Services of an expert Trek Team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of well-trained guides, cooks, helpers, and porters.

Here is what the trek fee excludes:

  1. Food during transit to and from the base camp – The trek fee does not include meals purchased during the drive to Shukto or return from Shukto.
  2. Transport – We will arrange for transport in shared cabs from Manali to Sissu on Day 1. And from Sissu to Tori on Day 2 of the trek. Cost per vehicle - Tempo Traveller: Rs 3,000, Sumo Rs 2,300. To be shared among trekkers using the vehicle.
  3. Backpack offloading charges – If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 250 per day + 5% GST. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kg. Suitcases/trolleys/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching Shukto/Manali (Rs. 350 per day inclusive of tax).
  4. Stay at Manali on the last day 
  5. Personal expenses of any kind

Anything apart from inclusions

Frequently Asked Questions About Ghepan Lake Trek

Is it safe in Manali?

Yes, Manali is a safe hill-station to be in because it is a popular tourist destination, buzzing with people from various nationalities almost throughout the year. You will find a range of hotels (for all budgets), cafes, eateries popping up at every turn.

What is the best way to reach Manali?

There are overnight buses from Delhi and Chandigarh to Manali. It takes 12 to 14 hours for the bus from Delhi to reach Manali. The journey from Chandigarh is shorter by a couple of hours. 

So the best way to get there would be to fly to Chandigarh / Delhi and take a bus to Manali.

Will you open more dates for Ghepan Lake trek?
We will not be opening any more dates in 2021 for this trek. If all goes well with the first team that is going in September 2021, we will open up the trek next year in late July.
If you’re keen on doing this trek, you must plan now.
Should I take Diamox for Ghepan Lake trek?
We definitely recommend going on a preventive course of Diamox for the Ghepan Lake trek. On the very first day of the trek, you reach an altitude of over 11,000 ft. Within two days, you climb up to 14,000 ft. This is a very quick altitude jump.
To give you a comparison, most easy-moderate treks reach 11,000 ft as the highest altitude on the trek. And this altitude happens to be the starting point for Ghepan Lake.
Additionally, you may be travelling overnight by bus to reach Manali. The exhaustion from the travel accelerates possibilities of AMS. We highly recommend resting for a day at Manali for one day before the starting date of your trek. 
 
Also, start a preventive course of Diamox from the day you reach Manali, taking half a tablet twice a day after your meals.

Available dates

We will open up dates shortly. Click here to see other similar treks that might have dates.

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    1. You will not be able to trek here after October-ish. It starts snowing, and the lake freezes. The entire trek is above 12,000 ft, so there will be too much snow to trek here too.

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