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Spectacular lake

The hike to Dhankar lake starts near the car park of new Dhankar Gompa. A signboard leads the... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
bongtravelR
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Kurseong, India
Pristine lake..

This lake is at an offbeat location,around 2-3hours of steep trekking from the famous dhankar... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Aneesh S
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Pondicherry, India
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

The hike to Dhankar lake starts near the car park of new Dhankar Gompa. A signboard leads the starting point. Its a steep hike of around 45 Minutes after that one lands in a meadow like plain and the lake is situated just at the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

steep walking of 2-3 hour at an isolated dhankar village where you will find no facility except a guest house to stay....very tough trekking ...when we visited water was very less in lake if you are visiting chandratal skip this one

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

This lake is at an offbeat location,around 2-3hours of steep trekking from the famous dhankar monastery.Even if the trek might drain your energy out,the moment you see the beautiful and clear lake lying on the lap of the mighty Himalayas you are bound to be...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Aneesh S
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Up above the Dhankar village and Gompa and a steep 45 min walk lies the Dhankar Lake. A lot of people consider it an easy hike but the climb can make you breathless within a few seconds. For people who are not used to steep...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 008swati
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I tracked this lake during mg stay in Dhankhar. It could be a very good place for a small excursion. It take about an hour or bit more to reach but it worths to see when you do this. Beautiful wild-roses on the way makes...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank KaranSachan
Reviewed 21 September 2017

No matter how much you curse the steep trek but DO NOT GIVE UP. You cannot imagine the feel of standing in front of magnificent Himalayas imbibing its raw beauty unless you reach there.The water was blue and calm and very serene. It is advisable...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SamriddhiS23
Reviewed 2 September 2017

the lake can be reached by 3-4 km trek from dhankar village... up and up ... take water and eatables with you ... its beautiful lake ... if u want to feel real beauty of nature stay here for night ... bring your tent and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Lalitjulley
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A shout out to people who are into hiking and trekking. Guys, this is for you. With an altitude change of approximately 400m, dhankar lake is situated at an high altitude in the desert mountain valleys between India and Tibet. It took me an hour...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank zanypts
Reviewed 3 July 2017

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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank cjain153
Reviewed 3 June 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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Nilam G
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