Kanasar Lake lies in Remote Region of Garhwal
Kanasar is a 1 km wide glacial Lake which is considered sacred by the villagers lying at an altitude of 4,600 meters amid Nalgan and Supin valley in the remote region of Garhwal. Shepherds found the trail and still people are unaware of this picturesque place and the trails are untouched.
Thrilling Trails in Kanasar Lake
Kanasar Lake remains inaccessible in winters due to heavy snow even in June a thin layer of ice covers it. The trail is difficult with sheer ascents through the remote region of Garhwal.
Beliefs of Kanasar Lake Trek
It is named “Kanasar” because this Lake resembles some spots in the eye of a blind person. Villagers every year carry a pilgrimage of their deity for a bath in this sacred lake during their festival.
ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity
ATM Point – Purola is the last ATM point.
Mobile Connectivity – Your device will receive signals at Purola. At Sankri your device can receive BSNL and Vodafone signals but the connectivity is intermittent. There will be no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek.
About Kanasar Lake Trek
- Kanasar is a 1 km wide glacial Lake which is considered sacred by the villagers lying ta an altitude of 4,600 meters.
- It is between Nalgan and Supin valley in the remote region of Garhwal.
- Kanasar Lake remains inaccessible in winters due to heavy snow even in June a thin layer of ice covers it.
- Villagers every year carry a pilgrimage of their deity for bath in this sacred lake during their festival.
Highlights of this Trek
The trails are untouched and not many people know about this place. Routes of other treks remain crowded but here you will get the pleasure to explore the untouched part of Garhwal Region. Kanasar Lake is considered sacred and its pure water is worshipped.
- Duration – 12 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)
- Best Season – May, June, Sep, Oct and Nov
- Level – Moderate
- Highest Points – (4600 m)
- Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.
- Summer Temperature – (2°C to 10°C)
- Starting Point – Dehradun
Altitude Covered Per Day
- Himari (1554 m)
- Sarutal (2000 m)
- Badang (2600 m)
- Masunda Dhar (Vijay Top) (3600 m)
- Devbasa (3650 m)
- Kanasar Lake (4600 m)
- These points should not be avoided
1. Proper conditioning and training of body required
- 2. Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures
- 3. Sturdy hiking shoes are important
- 4. High altitude requires proper acclimatization
- 5. Intermittent or no signals
- 6. Carry travel light
- 7. Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible