Sissu village to Ghepan ghat trek/Aliyas glacier lake trek
CAUTION: Ghepan ghat trek is very risky for solo trekkers & beginner trekkers. Without a professional guide, you may get lost & even worse could happen.
Trek Name: Ghepan Ghat Trek or Aliyas Glacier Lake Trek
Difficulty level: Moderate-Difficulty
Starting Point: Raitil Village ( 4km from Sissu village)
You can book a taxi from Sissu to Raitil village or you can walk 4km. We decided to book a taxi because we were carrying a sleeping bag, tent & some ready to cook snacks in our backpacks.
From raitil village, you can start your trek to Ghepan ghat.
Ghepan Ghat is a hidden, neon-blue glacial lake in a stunning valley unknown to even many local guides. The trek follows high above a thundering river, leading your past friendly shepherds, consistent panoramic views of towering, snow-capped peaks and a valley flushed with vibrant wildflowers.
The lake is situated at 4,140 meters also know as Aliya's glacier lake and the best time to do Ghepan Ghat Trek is May to October. But to be honest we find it difficult during monsoon. We did this trek in July and due to landslides the trail was completely washed away and one wrong step could lead to fatal injury or even death and because of these risks we failed to complete our trek on the first day but the views were mesmerizing.
We also met some shepherds on our way and we pitched our tent near their campsite for fire, food, and protection. At night they offer us goat milk tea and also offer us food but we only asked for hot water for our ready-to-eat noodles. The next morning we tried to complete the trek again & we failed again to cross the glacier and realized this trek can’t be done without a professional guide. So we decided to respect mother nature & came back to Sissu village.
We will try this beautiful trek again in the future & I wish you a very happy journey. I hope you will reach the summit and have a good time.
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