Manimahesh Lake is approx 4800 meters above the sea level. Every year hundreds of devotees visit the lake of Manimahesh around August for a “Manimahesh Yatra”.
Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) is a base point from where one accesses Manimahesh lake which is second only to Lake Manasarovar in its significance. A dip in this lake is considered sacred because it is believed that Parvati used to bath in this lake. About one kilometer ahead is the Shiva Kalotri spring-said to have its source in Lord Shiva’s feet.
From Chamba a motorable road goes till Hadsar. The rest of the path is to be covered on foot, about 13 km of steep climb by the banks of Manimahesh Ganga, which originates from the Manimahesh Kailash peak.