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Helicopter Services for Manimahesh Yatra

Mani Mahesh Yatra is an annual pilgrimage to Manimahesh Lake and Kailash Peak in the Bharmaur Region of Chamba District in Himachal Pradesh. The yatra begins on Sri Krishna Jayanti and ends on Radha Ashtami. The official yatra is only for a fortnight in August/September. Now the Chamba District administration has started helicopter services to Manimahesh Lake for those who would like to avoid the tough 14-km trek.

The Helicopter ferries devotees between Bharmour, the base camp of the Manimahesh pilgrimage, and Gauri Kund, which is one kilometer away from the Lake. The Manimahesh Lake is located at an altitude of 13,500 feet.

The water of the Manimahesh Lake is believed to be holy and pilgrims take a holy dip and pray to the reflection of the Kailash Peak on the Lake. There is also a four-faced Shiva Lingam installed near the lake.