Chenap Lake Trek
One of the unexplored treks in India, the Chenap Lake Trek holds the attention of distant explorers. Located in the midst of a rich verdure, the Chenap Lake and the rejuvenating vicinity is an ideal place where you can camp for a number of hours. It is one of the easy treks in the Indian Himalaya region that can be reached from Joshimath. The trek stretches from an elevation of 2050 mts to 4000 mts involves gradual and gentle climb. The journey takes approximately 4-5 days and contributes a state of absolute isolation.
En route to the solitary and secluded village of Chai, the blissful journey with a breathtaking and panoramic view of the hulking high peaks like Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Dunagiri bustles the lense with hundreds of clicks with the alteration of colours throughout the day. Off the ramp to the tranquility and harmony of another solitary village, Thai that bestows with green surroundings and gentle slopes is another eye catching and rejuvenating break on the trail. Up to the shadow of the Chenap Valley, Dharkhark offers sprawling meadows bedded with varied species of flower. From orchids, poppies and primulas to Brahmakamal, marigold, daisies and anemones and from wide range of plants having medicinal use to Rhododendron, Sal and Teak grove carpet the ground. The spotless blue sky provides a mesmerizing ambience for unexplored trekking in Indian Himalaya region and adds to your itinerary 4 days of sprawling hues of the Chenap Valley. The trail also allows you to acquaint the crystal clear waters of the Swanu and Nandu Lake, a natural verdure and cool ambiance that tempts trekkers to camp at the site. Another major attraction is the ancient Rajrajeshwari Mohan Nanda Temple. On your way to Chenap Valley the track also diverts to two other breathtaking points, to the shrine of Badrinath en route to the beautiful Khiron Valley and to Kalpeshwar.