Amarnath Yatra is one of the most famous pilgrimages in which you can visit innumerable religious places. One such place which comes on the Amarnath Yatra route is Sheshnag Lake. This is a natural lake which is located at high altitudes in the Kashmir Valley. The lake is on the Amarnath Yatra route and pilgrims can visit this lake during their Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage. Sheshnag Lake is one of the best lakes that you can visit on your Kashmir trip also. This incredible lake is deeply connected with Hindu mythology and is considered to be immensely sacred and pure. Don’t forget to visit Sheshnag Lake on your pilgrimage to Amarnath Yatra.
The Altitude of Sheshnag Lake
Sheshnag Lake is situated at an altitude of 3590 meters.
Location of Sheshnag Lake
Sheshnag Lake is situated 23 km from Pahalgam. It is 11 km from Chandanwari Base Camp.
The Mythology of Sheshnag Lake
Sheshnag is one of the famous mythological characters of Hindu mythology. Sheshnag is the King of Snakes, who has 1000 heads. Lord Vishnu rests is often shown resting on the coils of Sheshnag. A thousand heads of Sheshnag protect Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. According to Vedas, Sheshnag created this lake by digging it out from the earth. He still resides deep down in some part of the lake. Sheshnag is a very sacred snake in Hindu mythology and is deeply connected to tales of Krishna and ancient Hindu scriptures. It is none other than Sheshnag who assisted the Devas in the churning of the ocean by turning itself into a rope.
Sheshnag Lake Trek
Sheshnag Lake Trek is an easy trek, but some sections of this trek are difficult. The trek gives you scenic views of the mountains and rocky terrain. Lidder River is a major river that flows here and this river will follow you on this trek. You will come across pilgrims who are going on the Amarnath Yatra route. You will see waterfalls, vast stretches of grasslands, mountain views, and narrow valleys throughout this trek. Sometimes you may even see shepherds grazing their sheep. One very interesting thing about this Sheshnag Lake Trek is that you can fill your water bottles with any waterfall you like, as the water is fresh and pure. The water of Sheshnag Lake is also pure and fit for drinking.
The landscape of Sheshnag Lake
Sheshnag Lake is a high-altitude lake, which is surrounded by tall mountains and glaciers. Sheshnag Lake gets all its water from the melting glaciers. The landscape around Sheshnag Lake is very scenic and beautiful. Sheshnag Lake is one of the purest and cleanest lakes in Kashmir. Its blue waters are perfect for drinking. There are green meadows around Sheshnag Lake where you will see many wildflowers. Sheshnag Lake has many types of fish such as Brown Trout.