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Beautiful High Altitude Lake Treks in India


India is a wonderland. And it is a powerful Himalayan land. Apart from many fascinating places like Shimla & Manali, Palampur and Dalhousie in the Himalayas, there are some beautiful high altitude sea treks in India, including those that offer sky views. Enjoy beautiful views of the Himalayan lakes and high mountains. Most tourists enjoy Shimla, visit Manari in the middle of the snowy season, take a toy train from Kalka Shimura, or hike in Nardera. And we will also tour Tibet! But these transitions we are talking about are still  untouched. There are still many discoveries in the upper Himalayas. 

The beautiful and mysterious perceptions of these lakes are certainly an abundance of realism. For  travellers and photographers, these high-altitude lakes serve as a medium for satisfaction. These high-altitude lakes are mainly located in the most beautiful parts of India. And for travellers, trekkers and photographers, they are definitely worth exploring. Many of these are unexplored. And her beauty remains untouched. 

Here is a list of the top 10 such highland lakes to explore. 

When visiting some of these lakes, it is highly recommended to rent a bike and cycle or camp for a unique experience. There are few accommodations around these lakes. Here are some great auto camp hacks and vegan camp nutrition guides. This will help you pack the right outdoor gear and make a great adventure trip! 


Most of these lakes peak in the summer season and are ideally visited from May to August when trekking is easy.

Gurudongmar, Sikkim

Gurudongmar Lake is one of the most sacred lakes that Buddhists and Hindus consider as well. This enchanting and majestic lake is 200 km from the city of Gangtok. And it is a chalk colour all year round. This lake is one of the  15 tallest lakes in the world. And since it is the second tallest lake in India,  this lake deserves the highest category of praise. Therefore, this high altitude hike in India is one of the tallest hikes in the world. The word of beauty is widely spread by various travellers and photographers.

Pangong Tso, Jammu & Kashmir

Lake Pangonzo is the most beautiful alpine lake in India. Because it covers over 29,000 hectares. The lake also runs along the border between India and China. So there is a controversy between the two countries about this lake. Nevertheless, it does not stop nature lovers from visiting this lake. The lake is located at an altitude of 13900 feet in the centre of the Himalayas. This lake is also 134 kilometres long. Overall, its large area and huge height make this lake stand out. Jammu & Kashmir is a must-see. And when you visit there, you can’t miss the trekking of the Indian sea along Lake Pangonzo.

Tso Moriri, Jammu & Kashmir

Lake Zomorodi is one of the highlands of India at an altitude of 15,000 feet. It’s even higher than Pangong. This large lake is located in the secluded and breathtaking Lapshu Valley. Due to restrictions imposed by the Government of India, travellers can only visit with permission. In fact, Lake Tsomoriri and its surroundings are protected by the Government of India as the Tsomoriri Wetland Reserve. The lake is fed by two streams of melting ice. And it’s accessible almost in the summer months. Therefore, plan accordingly  – one of the best lake trekking in India.

Chandratal, Himachal Pradesh

Chandra Taal is the most visited alpine lake in Himachal Pradesh. At an altitude of 4270 metres, it is easy to access. The lake is accessible from Bataru, 120 km from Manari, on the Manari-Kaza Expressway, which connects the Spiti and Lahore valleys. Many travel agencies offer guided and organised hikes to Chandratal Lake. The best time to travel is summer. A visit  to Lahore & Spiti Valley should be planned along with a visit to Chandratal Lake.

Gangabal, Jammu & Kashmir

Most of India’s alpine lakes  are located in the Ladakh region. Ladakh has a variety of trekking and attractions not to be missed. Lake Gangabar is one of the largest lakes in the rest of the Himalayas. Haramuk, north of Srinagar. At an altitude of 3,500 metres, this lake is home to many species of fish and brown trout. The sources of water for lakes are precipitation, glaciers and springs. From Srinagar, you need to travel 45km by road. And  there is a 15km hike on foot. This route can also be covered on horseback. Another trekking pass leads to this lake via Sonmarg.

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