Putasar Lake Trek

Description : Ever imagined going from one lake to another on a bright, clear day in the Himalayas with snow-clad peaks in the distant and enjoying the cold fresh air. This one is a true lake walk, at heights. This trek is also a true delight. The Putasar Lakes are a clutch of five glacial lakes, scattered over at an altitude of 4000 M, high ahead of the Malana valley in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh. One hour from Manali and you start climbing. After establishing three camps, you have an option of climbing up close to the Shringantingu peak and do a traverse of a couple of ridges to reach the Shringantingu Lake. On Day 5, you head towards the Putasar Lakes, climb the Jodo Ka Tilla, enjoy sumptuous views of the entire Himalayan ranges of Himachal and head back to the camp. The return is a long traverse followed by a moderate descent through a birch corridor before you end the trek.

Grade : Easy to Moderate

Best Month : June, October.

Highlights : Forest walks; meadow camps; high altitude lake walks; climb up to Jodo Ka Tilla to enjoy fantastic views.

Trekking Days : 7

Region : Himachal Pradesh

Maximum Height : 4300m at Joda Ka Tilla.

 
The 11th century temple at Haripur neat Manali the starting point of the trek to Putasar Lake. By day three forest sections disappear and give way to meadows. Peaks in the Dhauladgar range in view across the valley.
Parkuni Thatch is a sprawling campsite offering wide views of the Dhauladhar range towards the east. Humapkin Thatch campsite is at the base of Putasar Lake. One of the 6 lakes which are part of the Putasar Lake cluster. This Lake is emerald green.
Climb towards Joda Ka Tilla with one of the Putasar Lake View from Joda Ka Tilla which is some 15 km higher on the same ridge as Chanderkhani Pass. Looking north from Joda Ka Tilla with Ali Ratna Tibba in view towards the right and Deo Tibba towards the left.
View  towards Manali on the decent down to the Kullu Valley.