Ideal Time
May-Oct
Total Trek Distance
40 KM
Minimum Time Required
4 Days
Nearest Large Town
Srinagar
Highest Altitude
11,780 ft.
Difficulty
Easy-Moderate
Guide
Highly Recommended

Description

Sheshnag Lake is an oligotrophic lake (water body that has low content of algal production and thus has clear water of high-drinking quality) that is home to several species of fish including the brown trout. The lake appears greenish in colour because of lush green meadows that surrounds it making it a breathtaking beauty to admire. With a measurement of 1.1 km in length and 0.7 km wide, the lake is considered as one of the most beautiful sights of Kashmir. Sheshnag Lake is mainly fed by the streams and snow mountains above it and it usually freezes in winter. Along with its scientific importance, the lake has special significance for Hindu followers as well. Though there are various mythological stories related to the lake but the most commonly believed one is that Sheshnag Lake belongs to Sheshnag, the Lord of Snakes, and is said to be dug by the Lord himself.