Trekking is one of the best ways to enjoy nature, and its fresh air and sound of birds chirping can leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

A trek to Serolsar Lake is an easy journey that provides stunning views of Tirthan valley’s mountain ridges. Beginning from Jalori Pass, this trek offers the opportunity to experience this part of Himalayas up close.

Trekking to Serolsar Lake

Trekking is an amazing way to experience nature and explore its spectacular landscapes, but it should be remembered that hiking can be hazardous without proper preparation. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind on your next trek and enjoy this unforgettable adventure.

Serolsar Lake Trek
Serolsar Lake Trek

The Serolsar Lake Trail is an easy one, perfect for novices. The first few kilometers are generally flat and gentle before beginning a steeper ascent towards Serolsar lake itself. Once at Serolsar lake you’ll experience stunning scenery surrounded by tall deodar and pine trees – creating an unforgettable scene!

As you trek for another half kilometer, another path leads up to a scenic viewpoint that boasts unparalleled mountain vistas. Be sure to arrive here around sunrise so that you can watch it rise over Pir Panjal and Greater Himalayan Ranges of snow-clad mountains.

Once you reach the summit of the viewpoint, turn around and head back down toward the lake. Its water is crystal-clear; local legend suggests that birds pick out any leaves that fall into it to keep it clean. Furthermore, this lake serves as a sacred space as well as being home to the temple dedicated to Goddess Buddhi Nagin.


Serolsar Lake Trek

Hikers looking forward to an adventure will find Serolsar Lake an incredible trek. Situated high up in Tirthan Valley of Kullu District, its tranquil waters captivate hikers.

Winter brings heavy snowfall, blanketing the landscape in its majestic white beauty and delighting tourists for its picturesque scenery. Summer brings greenery blooming all around, inviting people for rejuvenating walks around its shores; ideal for new trekkers! Trekking this spot is easy.

To reach here from New Delhi/Chandigarh, one can take a bus to Aut tunnel stand, from there take a local bus or taxi directly to Banjar, from Banjar you can catch another local bus/taxi directly to Jalori Pass which will bring you 5 km closer to Lake Tibbar.

As soon as your journey begins, you will come across thick forests which add beauty and depth to this trekking route. Forest sections are broken up by clearings that offer rest stops every now and then; and bird songs further add charm.

As soon as your journey begins, you will come across a small temple by the lake where locals believe Goddess Budhi Nagin resides and protects. Furthermore, many locals visit this lake for parikrama as locals believe offering oil or ghee to her helps maintain an odorless environment.


Serolsar Lake Trek

Early morning is essential if you wish to arrive at the 360-degree Viewpoint before sunrise and witness its mesmerizing views of Pir Panjal and Greater Himalayan Ranges atop snow-clad mountains.

Trek further and visit Serolsar Lake, another breathtaking body of water surrounded by lush oak and pine forests. Locals believe this lake is linked with Budhi Nagin, goddess of snakes and all naag deities; hence its shore is home to her temple. Additionally, many believe its water has medicinal qualities.

Starting off easy and well-marked, the trail to 360-degree Viewpoint poses no real challenges; however, its steep ascent will present unique adventures! But you will want to do this trek again and again!

As part of your trek, there will be several tea stalls offering packed lunches and bisleri water. However, it is vitally important that you carry enough water as there are no natural water sources until reaching Lake Titicaca. Jibhi hospital is approximately 12.5 kilometers from Jalori Pass trek start point – however you should carry a first aid kit along just in case anything should happen during your adventure!


Serolsar Lake Trek

At an altitude of 3132 meters, Serolsar Lake is truly breathtaking. Surrounded by tall pine trees and the Budhi Nagin temple, its turquoise waters change with every season – white in winter, half snow-covered/half green during spring/summer and lush green during monsoon months. Furthermore, this lake holds significant religious significance – being venerated on both sides by devotees alike.

Trekking to Lake Manassas is an easy journey on an easy trail that is mostly level, with only minor up- and downhill sections. Along the way are beautiful meadows and forests of kharsu oak and deodar trees – an excellent opportunity for those just getting their start in high-altitude trekking.

Exploring Himachal Pradesh’s stunning natural beauty and enjoying its relaxing environment make for the ideal escape from urban living and quality family time together.

Reaching Jalori Pass takes roughly two hours from Jibhi by taxi; then a trek begins across five km to reach its beautiful lake surrounded by lush forests and magnificent Himalayan views. Jalori Lake itself offers beautiful sights with crystal-clear waters.


Serolsar Lake Trek

Post-monsoon trekking (September to November) is ideal, when mountains glow with glory and crystal clear lakes reflect blue skies and surrounding foliage in an exquisite display of color. Additionally, trails tend to be less crowded during this season so you can experience nature more fully without crowding your experience with people.

The climate on this trek varies from warm and pleasant during summertime to chilly winter weather; however, temperatures rarely go below freezing point, making this an enjoyable trek for even experienced hikers.

On our trip, we trekked through forest sections characterized by deodar and kharshu oak trees amidst verdant meadows. From these trails, the views were absolutely magnificent; we could also spot many peaks within our surrounding range.

Once we reached our campsite, the view of the lake was breath-taking. Its waters were crystal-clear, reflecting light like a mirror. According to local belief, birds help keep it clean by picking up any leaves that fall into it from flying away; additionally there was also a temple dedicated to Budhi Nagin, patron of snakes and all Naag deities.

Overall, my Serolsar Lake trek was truly extraordinary and will always remain vivid in my mind. I highly recommend it to any hiker looking for an immersive and rewarding high altitude trekking experience in Himachal Pradesh; it provides the ideal chance to adjust to hiking at greater elevation and challenge their limits.


Camping at Serolsar lake can make for an exciting trek through Himachal Pradesh’s snow-covered mountains and is a top pilgrimage spot located nearby Jalori Pass and at an elevation of 3130m. Surrounded by lush green forests and crystal clear water which reflects surrounding snowy peaks, Serolsar Lake provides an oasis for nature enthusiasts as well as offering access to its legendary Budha Nagin temple on its shoreline.

Hikers of all levels will find this high altitude lake mesmerizing with its stunning natural beauty and panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains, making it an ideal trekking destination. Amateurs and professional trekkers as well as nature enthusiasts alike will appreciate its peaceful atmosphere; while its serene charm will rejuvenate their soul.

The trail to Serolsar Lake is lined with small rest houses and coffee shops that serve as ideal rest stops during your trek, offering refreshing breaks with hot tea or delicious Maggi (a popular instant noodles brand in India) as well as local delicacies at local food joints – making the trek more comfortable and pleasurable for travellers.

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