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 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

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Essentials

pack your bag for great adventure

  • 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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