Kanasar Lake appeared to be shaped like an eye and certainly synonymours with name.Virtually the entire lake had a thin sheet of ice on its surface round the year. Towards the middle of the lake we there are two islands and soon learned that these islands were responsible for the name Kanasar. Apparently early visitors to the lake thought the islands resembled a mark on the eye of a blind person or kana hence, the name Kanasar. Based on information, the lake is very deep and is visited annually by villagers primarily from Himachal, who immerse a deity in the lake using a rope. It took us a full hour to walk the length of the lake and by the time we were done it was late afternoon and clouds had descended around the lake creating a heavenly sight.Walking through the Rhododendron bushes, Birch and Pine forest is breathtaking. Another twin lake worth visiting enroute is Baraadsar.View of , Ranglana (5554mt) Swargarohini 6,252 mt Massif, Kalanag, kedarkanta, from here is worthwhile. The reflections of surrounding mountains mirrored in the sheer enxpanse of lake is really a feast to eyes.
Best season to do Kanasar lake – 15 may to 25 June & 15 September to Last December
The trek starts from middle of April , May. It is not possible to do kanasar lake Baraadsar lake in the first weeks of may as the snow is too high. First time trekkers to high altitude trekking must target June rather than May to do kanasar lake . The best season in summer to do kanasar lake is in June. Monsoon hits the kanasar lake slope after first week of September .
It is not possible to do the kanasar lake trek in July, August and early September when the monsoon is vigorous and active. The views are closed. Like ,rupin ghati, dhadara kuwar Swargarohini, Khimloga , Black Peak Incessant rain makes the trail slippery and unstable
High Altitude Snow Peak and 03 beautiful lake In this trek
It is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Himalayas. A delight for trekkers, in summer best time do this trek , this valley is accessible through Govind National Park – Govind Pashu vihar -known for its rich variety of flora and fauna. The trail through alpine meadows, moraine ridges, glacier basins, pine forests and ancient villages, gives you spectacular valley views and a chance to experience the wonderful slow-paced local lifestyle.
This is the only valley from where one can see Swargarohini – I, II, III, (6300mt) Bandarpoonch and Blackpeak (6387mt) , all together. One can also see the Ruinsara Lake (3400 mt) and beautiful peak peaks from here