Chenab Lake is a trivial crystalline water lake near JOSHIMATH. Fresh and unexplored virtue of Chenab Lake entices many tourists despite of prospering path. Chenab Lake can be attained after crossing the last village of JOSHIMATH, Dang village.
One must travel through the former village of JOSHIMATH, Dang Village to reach Chenab Lake. Enclosed by the lush green forest of oak and deodar, Chenab Lake has a luxuriant atmosphere and huge green meadow. Chenab Lake has a phenomenal grace and still not many tourists have voyage to it. Due to frightful road condition, Chenab Lake can be attained by trek only to the Dang village. Ideal time to reach Chenab Lake is between May to October.
Chenab Lake is an appealing yet hidden trekking trail in UTTARAKHAND that possess of a striking organic beauty. Although the lake is not a natural lake but an artificial one, it is still a charm for the visitors. Settled at a distance of 28kms from JOSHIMATH, the Chenab Lake can be attained via trekking only. The trekking is believed to be an ideal place for learners as it is not tough to reach the lake.
From JOSHIMATH, one has to drive to Vishnu PRAYAG which is just 10kms away. The trekking begins towards THAING Village which is located 8kms from Vishnu PRAYAG. After an overnight rest, one continues uphill towards DHAR KHARAK which takes trekkers amidst dense oak forest integrated with few river streams. From DHAR KHARAK, the CHENAP (or Chenab) paddock is only 4kms away. The florid meadow accompanies the lake majestically and is an outing to the traveller’s sight.
By Air: Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport (268kms).
By Rail: Nearest railway station is located in RISHIKESH (254kms).
By Road: There is no motor-able road to Chenab lake and can only be reached via trekking. Vishnu PRAYAG, located 10kms from JOSHIMATH, is the last point which is well connected via motor-able road. JOSHIMATH is well connected via other cities such as RISHIKESH, DEHRADUN, and Srinagar etc. as buses and taxis ply daily from these destinations.