Dhankar Lake – The one above the ground
Up above the Dhankar village and Gompa after a steep walk of 45 mins lies the Dhankar Lake. A lot of people think of it as an easy hike but when it comes to doing it, it can make you breathless within a few seconds. For people who are not use to steep climbs, the hike to the lake can take a toll and you will be wondering what made you come here. But there is something very pristine waiting for the ones who don’t give up. So don’t give up when you start the hike to this beautiful lake. The view from the lake is beautiful and you can see some far off snow covered quite vividly. From here you can also get a wonderful view of Manirang Peak (6593 meters)– the highest peak of Himachal Pradesh lying on the border of Kinnaur and Spiti dirtrict.
It is forbidden to camp next to the lake as Dhankar lake acts as a source of water for Dhankar village. This lake is also the beginning of Spiti Left Bank trek.