Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

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4200m

07 Days

Moderate

Age 8+

Srinagar

Activities

trip overview

The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is without a doubt the best trek in India. It’s beautiful and lovely. This walk passes through 11 alpine lakes, including Gangabal Lake (Kashmir’s largest alpine lake). This hike is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: wandering through lovely green meadows with herds of sheep dotting them; Getting up in the morning to discover clouds floating around your camps after trekking parallel to the canals and rivulets that come from snow-capped mountains.

Mount Harmukh, Gadsar peak, Mount Vishu, and a variety of Himalayan wildlife such as Common Leopard, Himalayan Marmot, Black Bear, and numerous wildflowers and birds may all be seen along the trip. The trek’s enthralling splendor entices one to continue 11000ft without realizing it. In this trek, we will cover the lakes: Vishansar Lake, Krishansar Lake, Gadsar Lake, Satsar Lake, Gangabal Lake, Nund Kol Lake.

Get amazed by the vistas of Vishansar lakes, also know as the “colour changing lake” as well as the out of this world sight of four valleys reflected in the lake.

itinerary

sometimes its the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination

Drive from Srinagar to the base camp at Sonamarg. At Sonamarg, afternoon acclimatization walk.

A gradual ascent takes us into the valley of Nichnai via famous tabletop that gives a· panoramic view of a chain of mountains that include Thajwas Mountain range and Bear Valley. The Nichnai Valley is known as the valley of wildflowers. We camp in the flowery meadows of Nichnai.

We ascend into the Kishansar/Vishansar Valley—a beautiful valley with two lakes resting soothingly before two lofty mountain peaks. The lakes abound with colourful trout fish. Both of these lakes have a religious significance and they drain into Kishanganga River that meanders through Gurez valley.

We enter into the Gadsar Valley over Gadsar pass. The pass gives a wide view of both Kishansar/Vishansar valley on one side and the Gadsar valley on the other.  Enchant yourself with long wavy meadows dotted with multi-coloured flowers.

The Gadsar Valley is famous for its lake and sinking watersand. We pitch the tents beside a shimmering canal that comes out of the Gadsar Lake. Legends say the water and fish from the Gadsar Lake have healing powers.

On the fifth day of the trek, the trail becomes mild and relaxing with a repetition· of mild ascents and descents through large meadows that stretch along a succession of a fascinating mountain range. The Satsar valley holds seven alpine lakes; we camp for the night beside one of the canals that snake around this valley.

The sixth day takes us over the Zajibal pass. The pass cuts the Satsar Valley and Gangbal valley.  We cover a mild gradient that leads us to the Nundkol Lake lying judiciously at· the foot of Harmukh. The Harmukh, the lake and the reflection of the Harmukh in the lake make it majestic.

On the last day of the trek, we descend into the Naranag valley.  The same day we will drive to Srinagar for the night stay.

trip Dates

02 July to 08 July (OPEN)
03 July to 09 July (OPEN)
08 July to 14 July (OPEN)
09 July to 15 July (OPEN)
10 July to 16 July (OPEN)

16 July to 22 July (OPEN)
17 July to 23 July (OPEN)
23 July to 29 July (OPEN)
30 July to 05 Aug (OPEN)
31 July to 06 Aug (OPEN)

06 Aug to 12 Aug (OPEN)
07 Aug to 13 Aug (OPEN)
14 Aug to 20 Aug (OPEN)
20 Aug to 26 Aug (OPEN)
21 Aug to 27 Aug (OPEN)
27 Aug to 02 Sept (OPEN)
28 Aug to 03 Sept (OPEN)

03 Sept to 09 Sept (OPEN)
04 Sept to 10 Sept (OPEN)
10 Sept to 16 Sept (OPEN)
11 Sept to 17 Sept (OPEN)
17 Sept to 23 Sept (OPEN)
18 Sept to 24 Sept (OPEN)
24 Sept to 30 Sept (OPEN)
25 Sept to 01 Oct (OPEN)

trip cost & policies

Inclusions:
  • Accommodation during the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
  • All meals – vegetarian
  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges for Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses)
  • Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)
  • Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretcher, etc.)
  • Achievement Certificate of Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
  • Memories of Life Time of Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
Exclusions:
  • GST 5% (Service Tax)
  • Transport from your city to Srinagar and Return
  • Backpack offloading charges (Rs.2000 Trek/Per Bag)
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Anything apart from the inclusions
Inclusions:
  • Srinagar to Sonmarg & Naranag to Srinagar Return Transport in Tempo/Bolero/Sumo Vehicle
  • Accommodation during the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
  • All meals – vegetarian
  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges for Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses)
  • Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)
  • Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretcher, etc.)
  • Achievement Certificate of Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
  • Memories of Life Time of Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
Exclusions:
  • GST 5% (Service Tax)
  • Transport from your city to Srinagar and Return
  • Backpack offloading charges (Rs.2000 Trek/Per Bag)
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Anything apart from the inclusions

Trip Policies

  1. Full payment / Advance Payment to be made at the time of booking
  2. Remaining / Rest Payment to be made before 10 days of the trip
  3. Booking can be made via NEFT / RTGS / SWIFT / Bank Transfer / Cash
  4. GST 5% (Service Tax) will be additional on all the bookings
  5. Last Date of the booking will be closed 10 days prior trip departure
  6. Cross confirm the dates and seat availability from our team via mail or call before any online booking/reservation
  7. If any invoice amount is above 2 lacs and mode of payment full or partial is in cash (cash paid at counter or deposited in bank) 1% TCS will be applicable and to be deposited extra on total amount and PAN card copy has to be shared.
  8. Full payment is required as per applicable airfare in case of flight booking
  1. In the event of cancellation of any trip/adventure activity services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, we must be notified the same via mail at bookings@aahvan.com
  2. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice on mail and cancellation charges would be as follows
            -Before 30 days: 90% of the total Land Package Cost is refundable
            -Between 21−30 days: 75% of total Land Package Cost is refundable
            -Between 11−20 days: 50% of total Land Package Cost is refundable
            -Less than 10 days: No refund
  3. Refund will be processed within 10 working days after the cancellation date.
  4. Cancellation charges will be calculated on gross tour cost and the cancellation charges shall depend on date of departure and date of cancellation.
  5. Any cancellation that happend due Covid crisis/Government restriction or guidelines such as Lockdown or Curfue. No refund will be proceed.
  6. No Refund will be payable:
            -For any missed/unused services of the tour including the meals due to whatsoever reason
            -If services of the tour are modified, varied, amended, cancelled or not utilized.
            -If any client decides and/or is required to cancel the tour due to any changes made in Itinerary or trip
            -If the client is not satisfied with any service of the operator
  1. Aahvan Adventures OPC Pvt Ltd can change the Sequence of the day-wise tour program/Itinerary without any prior notice.
  2. The Itinerary may Change depending upon traffic schedules/restrictions, landslides, flight amendments, weather conditions or any other travel related unforeseen circumstances.
  3. In case of cancellation of the group from our end due to any unavoidable circumstances, we will either transfer the booking in our other fixed departure trips or refund the complete amount except flight charges if any.
  4. Aahvan Adventures OPC Pvt. Ltd takes utmost care to ensure the safety of its members during any of the adventure programs. However, in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Aahvan Adventures OPC Pvt. Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes arising due to the above will be subject to the jurisdiction of Ahmedabad only. 
  5. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which traveller would not be allowed to participate in any of the adventure programs.
  6. The package price does not include – Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar charges, tips, portage/ offloading charges during any trip, monument fees, camera fees etc.
  7. Package rates are subject to change without prior notice, Force Majeure events, strikes, fairs, festivals, weather conditions, traffic problems, overbooking of hotels/flights, cancellation/re-routing of flights, closure of / entry restrictions at a place of a visit, etc. We would not be held liable for any refunds/compensation claims arising out of this.
  8. It is mandatory for all guests to carry valid photo ID’s (Passport/Driving License/Voter ID Card). PAN Card is not accepted at many places as a valid photo ID.
  9. Aahvan Adventures OPC Pvt. Ltd. reserves right to dismiss any client from the tour due to any form of misbehaviour, unreasonable quarrel or physical/verbal assault affecting a client or any of the Ground Field Staff.

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Essentials

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  • Day Bag(20-30 litre) with Rain Cover (If you hire mule or porter)
  • Back Pack(50-60 litre) with Rain Cover
  • 2- water bottles
  • Personal Medical kit (If you required)
  • Hiking Shoes-water proof and ankle support
  • Torch With extra batteries
  • Original ID Card
  • Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits and nuts
  • Thermal Wear
  • 2-jacket (1 Fleece, 1 Down feather)
  • Warm Inner wears
  • 2-Gloves (1 Woollen, 1 Waterproof)
  • 2-Trek Pants (which is a comfortable full day)
  • 4-T-shirts (2 Full Sleeves,
  • 2 Half Sleeves)
  • 2-Sweater (1 Fleece, 1 Woollen)
  • 5-Socks (3 Cotton, 2 Woollen)
  • Rain Coat / Poncho
  • Handkerchief/towels
  • 2- Caps (1 Sun Cap, 1 Woollen Cap)
  • UV sunglass
  • Balaclava
  • Cameras
  • Sunscreen Cream
  • Tooth Brush & Paste
  • Lip Balm
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Body Lotion
  • Sanitizer

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