Neelkanth In Lahaul

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Can anyone provide me the details for trek to Neelkanth in Lahaul. What I have with me is The trek starts from village called Thirot.It takes 8 days to complete the trek from where its started.
What I'm looking is for the parikarma around the peak (FYI: Neelkanth is considered one of the 7 kailash that exits) as the map I've got shows that trek mark in form of peak .
So if anybody can provide the deatils or ready to explore please do let me know.
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Hello all there, since I have not got may of the replies on this thread . I thought to explore it on my own and have decided to do this trek as soon as the Gateway opens.
Anyone who is willing to explore can do let me know. Any other inputs will be welcomed and put to thought.
Thanks
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I can only tell u how to get to Thirot - HRTC has buses going from Manali and Keylang to Udaypur and Kilar. If u don't get a direct bus from Manali, go to Tandi Bridge or Keylang and get on a bus or jeep there.
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I've been to Thirot a number of times in the past but didn't know about Neelkanth. I've even trekked from Manali to Udaipur many many years ago when very few people would come to Lahoul & Spiti. I'd be very much interested in the outcome of your trek to Neelkanth, Rishisood. At Thirot a river joins the great Chenab (Chandra Bhaga). Is the way to Neelkanth towards the source of this river I wonder.
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Originally Posted by Bundolo View Post I've been to Thirot a number of times in the past but didn't know about Neelkanth. I've even trekked from Manali to Udaipur many many years ago when very few people would come to Lahoul & Spiti. I'd be very much interested in the outcome of your trek to Neelkanth, Rishisood. At Thirot a river joins the great Chenab (Chandra Bhaga). Is the way to Neelkanth towards the source of this river I wonder.
So there is, now that I've looked at the map. Funny I didn't really notice it in Oct. I guess the Thirot Powerhouse's location was chosen with a reason. And now I see there's a trail leading up the nala to the villages of Chokhang and Naingahar and then to "Neelkanth Lake"!
So I guess there must be a peak nearby of the same name too, huh?
Ah the things u can find out on the www. At first I thought the OP had got the name wrong and was in the wrong state even!

P.S. And now I see that the nala is called.....Thirot Nala, of course! (Why wud I have thought it was called anything different? )

P.P.S. And it's also called the Chokhang Nala. And, why oh why, do I continue to believe that it's not easy to find info one wants? The L & S district admin has described the trek in detail on their website, gents! They call it the Chokhang Valley trek. And they've given a map too.
http://hplahaulspiti.gov.in/Chokhang_Valley.htm
http://hplahaulspiti.gov.in/TrekMaps...hangValley.jpg

No mention of the peak though.
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Thanks a lot for the Inputs

Hi All,

Thanks for the valuable inputs that you have given.
I have gone through the map which outline the number of days to reach the "Neelkanth Lake" and their is a peak with is outlined with dots in form of the Shivling. This is the one I'm interested in.
As I have digged more into the WWW for last 2 weeks I could only come up with the Links that were provided by our mahaguru member thanks!!!!.
Also I have some trekking maps which even dont have the Valley that is for this trek.
So I will be digging deep into it and all you inputs and information are welcomed.
As mentioned earlier I will be doing this trek as soon as the Gate opens. If interested then we could get into the rhyme.
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Ok. The web page only mentions a small Shiv temple at the lake. Those dots are supposed to be a walking track, but cud actually be the parikrama u mention. Surprising that they didn't mention it either.
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Thumbs up Neelkanth Lake

Came across a friend who has been to Neelkanth in the month of July last year. The trek to the Neelkanth lake is not very easy. You have to trek through heavy snow region in some places and have to cross one or two big and treacherous nallahs on the way and therefore one has to be very careful. But it's a beautiful place up there.
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Thanks for this valuable update bundolo .....one thing if possible can I get the deatils from your friend or may be you could get from him ....about the trek ....it would be great to know the deatils and can plan accordingly for the same..
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The friend lives in Manali. He was actually on his way to Trilokinath with a friend but had done this trek without much of a preparation. Am not able to contact him right now but as soon as I am able to do so, I'll write the details.
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Hi

I cant tell how happy i am to come acroos a peron who Wants to do Neelkanth. I had done it earlier 1998 & in 2007 also. See first you reach Kyelong. & from keylong u move towards Trilokinath. on the way comes a Village Jalma (before tharot).
From Jalma toawrds Tharot, there is a cut for Chokhang & Chhozhing & Nainaghar Villages. there is mettaled road up to Nainghar. Yeah one thing more women are not allowed in this trek.

From Nainghar its about 12 Kms but the Trek is fairly easty no stepp Climbs but u have to frod the Nullahs at sevral Places, if you attempt it in July then there woukld be make shifts bridges on the Nullahs, & its rains a lot in this Valley & ofcourse it can snow also.
Tents & eatables would be reqd. A moderate Treker can start early in the Morning from nainghar & put camp near Neelkanth, or in Mid i.e( Alias) mostly a Gaddi also camps in Alias so that can ne useful. Also ask the Villagers of if Gaddi is there then u Dont need to carry Tents also.

one thing more carry Salt along with as Cows Graze in this valley & Offering Salt to them in considered good. Overall people are friendly if u want to relax & go attempt it in August.

in case of any further Queries Let me know



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Originally Posted by rishisood View Post Can anyone provide me the details for trek to Neelkanth in Lahaul. What I have with me is The trek starts from village called Thirot.It takes 8 days to complete the trek from where its started.
What I'm looking is for the parikarma around the peak (FYI: Neelkanth is considered one of the 7 kailash that exits) as the map I've got shows that trek mark in form of peak .
So if anybody can provide the deatils or ready to explore please do let me know.
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Itinerary Details Please

Hi balvar this was a great info that you have written and yes i'll be requiring some more information
can you please let me know in detail the Itinerary for the neelkanth trek and in addition to the details can you please answers the following queries:

1) How many days are required to complete this trek(this also includes the travelling from Gurgaon to the start of trek)
2) What is the starting point of the trek.
3) In how many stages the trek is completed since the start of the trek.
4) Are there places in the trek where one can stay for the night
5) Does one need a guide to the trek or it can be done on our own .
6) Any specifuc equipment required to carry along .
7) How about the supply of food and water
8) Is there a Parikarama route also available once you reach the top
9) Can sleeping bag and Tents rented there or need to carry on own.
10) Please provoide all the details as much as you can for the same.
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Hi Rishab

As Desired

1) How many days are required to complete this trek(this also includes the travelling from Gurgaon to the start of trek)
Ans :: if your able to strech your self the trek can be completed in 6-7 days from Gurgoan & back

2) What is the starting point of the trek.
Ans :: Starting Point of the Trek is Nainghar village.

3) In how many stages the trek is completed since the start of the trek.
Ans :; The Total Trek would be arnd 20 Kms one side & with no Major Steep Climbs invloveed. I did it in 2 Days Start from Nainghar & Night Stay at Neelkanth, & Come back the Following Day

4) Are there places in the trek where one can stay for the night
Ans :: See the Last Village is Nainghar, after there is no Human Settlement But if do the trek in august you might come across Gaddiís & other Fellow trekkers,

5) Does one need a guide to the trek or it can be done on our own .
Ans :: You donít Need a Guide but try to Under Stand the Trek from Villagers of Jalma Nainghar .

6) Any specifuc equipment required to carry along .
Ans :; Tents , sleeping Bags, Torches, & eatables. Also Carry Extra Salt to feed the Cows & Yaks Grazing over there.
7) How about the supply of food and water
Ans :: Food you would have to carry for at least 1 & half days along with you. No supply of Food whatsoever. Water I think there enough Nullahs arnd. In case u want u can also carry it along.

8) Is there a Parikarama route also available once you reach the top
Ans :: Parikarma is done of the holy Lake (Neelakanth) which set amidst the Peak which is generally Snow clad. The only parkiarma is of the Lake.

9) Can sleeping bag and Tents rented there or need to carry on own.
Ans :; Iíll advise if u Carry your Own or rent the same from Gurgoan.

In case of any further query plz get back to me
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More info

Thanks a lot for your valueable inputs., Just wanted to know that can you please let me know how many days you took with your details and did you prepared food youself or you took the packed and what time you visited as I have written I want to do it as soon as the Lahaul opens and say I will be taking a full week off so that makes 9 days for me so if you could make an itinerary for me based on the days I have specified although I would prefer to do it in as many as less days so that I can have some spare days to visit Trilokinath , gurughantal etc...but only after completing the trek and km are no problem for me as you told its not too steep climb so no problems for me walking.......but it would be great if you details it as you have done it.
Also give deatils if I dont wnat to strech.
If you want please mail me at rishi.sud@gmail.com and please do let me know about yours ID.
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As Desired

Hio Rishi,

9 days would be good enough time for Neelkanth, . would recommend that u stretch ur self until Kyelong, & from kyelong u can relax, and enjoy the Lahul Valley. It seems u know enough about places to see in Lahul, Well we had portable stove with us and some rice & salt, also we had maximum amount of packed Stuff, otherwise see u r gonna start the trek from Nainghar Village, so u can probably have an early meal from there, then u need to arrange for basically four meals. The trekking part of the whole trip is going to be of 2 Days. So u can arrange accordingly.

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