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Dhankar Lake

Spiti Valley, Dhankhar, India
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Lake at high altitude !!

A place to visit if you are travelling to spiti . It takes approx 1 and half hour(2kms) to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
A tiring trail to serenity ...!!!

It's almost 2 hrs (i was slow and lil unfit) trek from Dhankar gompa (new one). bit tiring as you... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2017
Nilam G
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Spiti Valley, Dhankhar, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place to visit if you are travelling to spiti . It takes approx 1 and half hour(2kms) to reach,trekking is moderate. But at the end view is completely worth it. At height of 4270 meters.

Thank cjain153
Reviewed June 3, 2017

It's almost 2 hrs (i was slow and lil unfit) trek from Dhankar gompa (new one). bit tiring as you go up and due to decrease in oxygen level. But as you reach top the view the surroundings will blow your mind off and you...More

Thank Nilam G
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Dhankar in Spiti valley is a spectacular place more so because of this clean & amazing place. Dont miss going there. The views are breathtaking. The climb is gradual & takes only an hour.

1  Thank Ar_Mandar25
Reviewed June 2, 2016

A trail..started from just opposite of new Building of Dhankar Monastery..its just 2.5 km of moderate trek route...though not well defined at some part of last half,,.it will take around 1 hour maximum to reach the tranquil lake..with splendid surrounding..a chorten..all silent all around..just the...More

Thank Arup1981
Reviewed June 22, 2015

I personally loved the little trail hike from New Dhankar Gompa to the Lake! It takes on an average 30 min to 45 min. You need to cross the mountain and there is lake on the other side in middle of nowhere! I'd recommend bringing...More

Thank PriyansM
Reviewed June 11, 2015

Hard tracking of 1 hr , but finally your hard work will give you admiration when u reach at lake side !!! But try to go in may or august .... You can see wide lake at that time ...!!!!

Thank H7280RLsumit
Reviewed June 7, 2015

Dhankar lake is about a 45 minute uphill walk from the monastery and village. The walk, at an altitude of over 4000m can get quite tough, but the photography opportunities the high altitude lake set against the backdrop of endless deserts and snow clad mountains...More

Thank Aashna_Jain
Reviewed April 25, 2015

Behind Dhankar Monastery, Spiti, Is this lake, well hidden between the peaks. About an hour's trek on the scree laden trail leads you to this out of the worldly place.. The clear water of this lake is ripe with reflections of snow capped mountains on...More

Thank Anuj_kathuria
Reviewed February 13, 2015

This lake is situated approx. 1hr/4km uphill trek from the dhankar monastery. the trek is moderate to tough as the upward gradient is very high and the track is lose with pebbles...but the lake was beautiful...though when we visited, it was half dried, yet the...More

Thank rajarshi r
Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We hiked for 1.5hrs to this lake. The lake was half dried. I was little sad as I couldn't get the amazing view as this lake looks heavenly. But the trek was good and the best part is the sunset we saw during coming back....More

Thank AngelsOfMercy
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