The Manimahesh Kailash Peak, also known as Chamba Kailash, which stands towering high over the Manimahesh Lake, is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, the (Hindu deity). It is located in the Bharmour subdivision of the Chamba district in theIndian state of Himachal Pradesh. The peak is 26 kilometres (16 mi) from Bharmour in the Budhil valley. It is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Himachal Pradesh. The Manimahesh Lake is at the base of the Kailash peak at 5,653 metres (18,547 ft) and both are held in deep veneration by people of Himachal Pradesh, particularly the Gadditribes of the region, as the abode of Lord Shiva.
Manimahesh Kailash has not been successfully summitted by mountaineers and is thus a virgin peak. An attempt to climb the peak in 1968 by an Indo%E2%80%93Japanese team led by Nandini Patel was aborted. This failure is attributed to the divine prowess of the peak since it is revered as the holy mountain ofChamba according to the staunch devotees of the Manimahesh Lake and the peak
We started our jouney on walk from the starting point of the mountain in the afternoon . As the season was not yet started so i suppose we were only three people in the long strech along with some localites who had started to build thier various stalls as a prepration for the season. The distance is long so we were on no hurry but one the major problems were the route as thier are two or three routes that we could move on but being young and adventurous we chosed the one which goes through the mountains with no stalls , no shops no people . On the first day day around 22.00 hours rain started pouring . The major problem was not this but a wooden pull which was broken and we had to jump over it approx 5 ft to cross it and below was obviously the fast flowing water which was looking more terrific in the night and the other side of the pull was covered with snow so if we had sliped it we would have been gone along with the lake ..So after crossing the pull, we finally found a tent to spend the rest of the night . Next day we started our journey with a cup of tea at 5.00 am and moved on to our jouney. The journey was beautiful and tiring but on reaching the top nd experiencing the views from top you would love to visit that beautiful part of India obce again