Denser Lake is one of the highest lakes in Dhauladhar range. It is located at an elevation of 4250 Mts. on the foot hill of Ghora Lotnu Peak. This lake like other lakes of Outer Himalaya is held very sacred for the local people.
Dena Sar or Dyna Sar is a crystal bowl located at the border of Kullu and Kangra. The glacial slopes of Ghora Lotnu peak feed this crystal bowl and it remains frozen until late July.
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This lake is beloved to belongs to Lord Shiva .Every year on ‘Bhadon Bees’ (20th of the month of Bhadon according to Hindu Calendar) pilgrims from Barot , Kullu, Chotta Bhangal and nerby areas make trekking journey to take a dip in this lake. People believe that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parv
ati ji comes here to do the holy bath . Also it is believed that only person with true faith can see them . Also monsoon starts receding by 20th of bhadon and the medicinal effects of herbs is maximum in the glacial waters. A holy dip helps cure skin diseases.
We also did trek to this holy lake and also had holy bath there . We trek from Barot and via Denasar lake , we finally reached Kullu . So here is some details of our journey of
TREKKING FROM BAROT TO KULLU VIA DENASAR LAKE .
Day 1 : We started about at 7 AM from Barot and have a cab up to Polang village which lies in Chotta bhangal valley
Polang village is about 9 KM away from Barot and is the last village accessible by road . After this you have to move on foot . So our trek really started from Polang village which is a very beautiful village in chotta Bhangal valley . houses of this village as you can see are built in old fashioned Himalayan style .
After Polang village we move along a water stream in dense forest . Water from Denasar lake also feds this water stream . The trek is not very steep here and the scenic view is very beautiful .
About after trekking for 2 hours a very steep trek starts and also you gets disconnected from water stream . You are advised to fill up you water bottles at last point of water stream as after this you shall not find water for a very long time say for about 3 - 4 hours on the trekking way .
|The steep trek|
After this dense forest ends and you shall find yourself in very high mountains . Dense forest ends but not the steep trek , not too steep but yet very challenging . Since you are now at the heights where bog trees refuse to grow due to less availability of carbon dioxide you shall find yourself trekking in mountains wit little plans , shrubs and most importantly a lot of beautiful Himalayan flowers .
Many of these plants are used in medicines and are very difficult to find .
|Some flowers you shall find while trekking|
At this height weather can change all of a sudden ad happened in our case . The sky was clear and all of a sudden clouds came from nowhere and there was fog everywhere and we could not see after few meters . Also it started raining , luckily only for some time
|Trek to Denasar lake|
|Low oxygen trek|
|Camping at Denasar lake|
So we rested for some time , then have dinner and then we slept , what a relief after the trek . The weather was extreme cold , but the sky was clear . You should have your woolen cloth here .
Day 2 : So we stared to trek again at morning and after a short trek we finally reached The Denasar Lake .
|The Denasar lake|
|A temple at Denasar lake|
Trekking from Denasar lake to Kullu : The trekking journey were almost similar as that previous day but you have to trek down , means no steep climbing and also fresh new landscapes , but this is also not easy to trek down from great heights as you have to walk with caution and you legs starts to pain more than climbing .
While trekking down to Kullu , you shall see many waterfalls and glaciers on the way . Also you shall see another lake on the way , small but very beautiful
While trekking you shall see many waterfalls which are very beautiful but are not reachable . For walking all day long we finally reached last village of Lug valley which is connected to road with Kullu town .
|The Lug valley|
|Last village of Lug valley connected to road|
After this we took bus upto Kullu town . So the final destination of our trekking journey from Barot to Kullu
So this was the trekking jorney from Barot to Kullu via Denasar lake . Trekking lovers must do this trek once in their life . Hope you enjoyed the blog . Thanks
We also have a video of the journey .. Enjoy it ..