Geepang Gath Glacial Lake

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Details
Base city: Manali
Start point: Sissu, Lahaul
End point: Sissu, Lahaul
Average duration: 2-4 days
Endurance difficulty: Easy
Route finding: Easy
Technical skill: None

Location: Origin of Sissu Nala
A turquoise gem specked with tiny icebergs,hidden away in an unknown valley, encased by barren rocky snow clad mountains.Enchanting its rare visitors by its pristine looks. Being born of a receding glacier at one end and giving birth to a roaring stream on another. By standing at its shores, one can witness nature at work and effect of climate change. The area of this lake had increased from 0.26 sq. km in 1965 to 0.78 sq. km in 2012. Today it is 2 km long and 0.5 km wide at its widest point. The size of this fast growing lake makes it dangerous as it could lead to Glacial Lake Outburst Flood(GLOF) but it is totally safe to trek to the lake.

Trail access: Two major treks leads to lake from right side of the valley. Take the trail climbing up the Sissu as marked on the map. Avoid trek close to Sissu nala.

Route information

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Photos from July 2015

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