• KASHMIR GREAT LAKES

  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Base Camp - Sonmarg
  • Duration 8 days
  • Altitute 4200
  • Stay Alpine tents
  • Difficulty Moderate +
Detail itinenary

Arrive at Srinagar airport & drive to Sonamarg, which will be our first campsite. The drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg is short & will take 3 hrs. Upon reaching Sonamarg, we relax here for some time, soak in the natural beauty and enjoy evening tea. Overnight in tents

Post breakfast we trek to Nichnai. The trek will be a gradual one along the Sindh River and will take you throughbeautiful meadows, dense forests of Pine, Maple& Himalayan Birch trees.We reach Shekdur in 3 hrs where you can stop for a while &follow the Nichnaistream as we trek further, from Shekdur to Nichnai. Upon arrival in Nichnai, enjoy a hot cup of tea along with various pass stories doing the round. Overnight in tents

Today’s trek from Nichnai to Nichnai Pass is gradual ascent.Once you reach the top of the pass, it’s a rapid descent toVishansar from the rocky terrain to meadows full of colourful flowers below.We reach  the campsite by later afternoon and set to explore Vishansar Lake which is just 15 minswalk from the campsite. This is the first lake of the trek and one of the most beautiful ones amongst the other.

The day will start early today and we need to set out a little before time than usual.The trail passes from Vishansar to Gadsar, via Gadsar pass which is the highest point of the trek.From Vishansar, the trail takes a steep ascent till Gadsar Pass.We can see the Kishansar Lake on the way.From the Gadsar pass till the camp site, we descend gradually. We can spot the Gadsar lake en route.You might also spotglaciersat the Lake during initial period of season.After the Gadsar lake, we will reach the campsite, close to an Indian Army camp where all of ours ID will be checked

This day is completely depended on the weather condition Or circumstances on the trek

Mid July to mid-August, the trail is laden with vibrant flowers.To follow the state safety protocol we need to share our IDs at another army check post en route. This trek is a delight as we come across many lakes on the way.We will visit Satsar twin lakes, in the afternoon, which takes approx 1.3 h. Satsar twin lakes are also known as Mengen top and is situated in the middle of the mountain.

We walk on rocky paths for approx an hour and ascend till Jazz Pass.At the pass, you can enjoy views of the 4 lakes, Mt. Harmukh and its glacier.From the pass we descend down till GangbalLake and camp at Nandkol Lake.We visit the Gangbal Lake, which is one of the largest lakes in the trek.Post dinner we will indulge in cultural interaction

Today thetrail descends down till the last point of the trek – Naranag.The trail will pass through pine tree forests, you walk through thick green woodlands. From the base camp a 70 kms drive will take you to Srinagar.

About the trek

Kashmir has owned its status of paradise with pride in the words of Amir Khusro “Agar firdaus bar roo-e-zameenast, Hameenast-o hameenast-o hameenast” and even 700 years past the prophet Kashmir in every aspect is nothing but paradise. The verdant mountains and valley crown the country with serene landscapes. The pristine beauty has something to offer to everyone. The great Himalayas offer adventure enthusiast one of the country’s most desired treks. The Great Kashmir Lake trek which is the cherry on the cake amongst all the treks of the country, nestled up comfortably in the midst of the mountains, Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is one secret gem of Kashmir. The delightful Alpine and snow-clad mountains will stroll through the ways, and green glades, rough territories are there to bound the excursion. Kashmir lakes and its virgin excellence is enchanted. Aside from the beautiful lakes, even the desolate smooth snow clad mountains offer impeccable views. As a trekking junky one is in a fix so as to not miss an inch of the beauty these meadows and turquoise raised lakes offer. The magnificence of nature is a 360-degree fiesta of untamed mountains with vanilla white snow, green hamlets and pristine blue lakes. The trek sums up to 7-9 days from start to a lifetime of memories to say the least.

Sketch Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Srinagar & drive to Sonamarg (2750m) (Drive/ 3 hrs).

Day 2: Sonamarg to Nichnai (3500m) via Shekdur (Trek/6 hrs).

Day 3: Nichnai to Vishansar (3600m) lake via Nachnai Pass (4100m) (Trek/ 7hrs).

Day 4: Vishansar lake to Gadsar (3800m) via Gadsar Pass (4200m) (Trek/ 6 hrs).

Day 5: Acclimatization/Rest Day(subject to weather condition).

Day 6: Gadsar to Satsar (3700m) (Trek/ 6 hrs).

Day 7: Satsar to Gangabal (3500m)  twin lakes via Zaj Pass (Trek/7 hrs).

Day 8: Gangabal to Naranag (2600m) & Drive to Srinagar (Drive/ 2 hrs)

Detail itinenary

Arrive at Srinagar airport & drive to Sonamarg, which will be our first campsite. The drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg is short & will take 3 hrs. Upon reaching Sonamarg, we relax here for some time, soak in the natural beauty and enjoy evening tea. Overnight in tents

Post breakfast we trek to Nichnai. The trek will be a gradual one along the Sindh River and will take you throughbeautiful meadows, dense forests of Pine, Maple& Himalayan Birch trees.We reach Shekdur in 3 hrs where you can stop for a while &follow the Nichnaistream as we trek further, from Shekdur to Nichnai. Upon arrival in Nichnai, enjoy a hot cup of tea along with various pass stories doing the round. Overnight in tents

Today’s trek from Nichnai to Nichnai Pass is gradual ascent.Once you reach the top of the pass, it’s a rapid descent toVishansar from the rocky terrain to meadows full of colourful flowers below.We reach  the campsite by later afternoon and set to explore Vishansar Lake which is just 15 minswalk from the campsite. This is the first lake of the trek and one of the most beautiful ones amongst the other.

The day will start early today and we need to set out a little before time than usual.The trail passes from Vishansar to Gadsar, via Gadsar pass which is the highest point of the trek.From Vishansar, the trail takes a steep ascent till Gadsar Pass.We can see the Kishansar Lake on the way.From the Gadsar pass till the camp site, we descend gradually. We can spot the Gadsar lake en route.You might also spotglaciersat the Lake during initial period of season.After the Gadsar lake, we will reach the campsite, close to an Indian Army camp where all of ours ID will be checked

This day is completely depended on the weather condition Or circumstances on the trek

Mid July to mid-August, the trail is laden with vibrant flowers.To follow the state safety protocol we need to share our IDs at another army check post en route. This trek is a delight as we come across many lakes on the way.We will visit Satsar twin lakes, in the afternoon, which takes approx 1.3 h. Satsar twin lakes are also known as Mengen top and is situated in the middle of the mountain.

We walk on rocky paths for approx an hour and ascend till Jazz Pass.At the pass, you can enjoy views of the 4 lakes, Mt. Harmukh and its glacier.From the pass we descend down till GangbalLake and camp at Nandkol Lake.We visit the Gangbal Lake, which is one of the largest lakes in the trek.Post dinner we will indulge in cultural interaction

Today thetrail descends down till the last point of the trek – Naranag.The trail will pass through pine tree forests, you walk through thick green woodlands. From the base camp a 70 kms drive will take you to Srinagar.

PRICE INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation: On double sharing basis
o   Day 01: Alpine Tents in Sonamarg
o   Day 02: Alpine Tents in Nichnai
o   Day 03: Alpine Tents in Vishanar
o   Day 04: Alpine Tents in Gadsar
o   Day 05: Alpine Tents in Gadsar
o   Day 06: Alpine Tents in Satsar
o   Day 07: Alpine Tents in Gangabal
  • Enhanced Menu: We offer enhanced menu where the food is nourshing, fresh & tasty
o   Day 01: Dinner
o   Day 02: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks, Dinner
o   Day 03: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks, Dinner
o   Day 04: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks, Dinner
o   Day 05: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks, Dinner
o   Day 06: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks, Dinner
o   Day 07: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks, Dinner
o   Day 08: Breakfast
  • Good quality of camping arrangements. The following equipment is provided on the trek
o   Good quality of alpine tents
o   Absolutely clean sleeping bags with fresh inner liners
o   Thick foam mattresses
o   Dining tents with camping stools
o 1 toilet tent for 5 trekkers. Seperate toilet tent for ladies. Toilet tents have good quality portable seats
o   Lamp in each tent
  • 2 Professional guides to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Porter / Mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
  • Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee for Indian guest only
  • Basic first aid for the group
PRICE EXCLUSIONS
  • No stay in Srinagar (this can be arranged at an extra cost)
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag (can be arranged on extra cost of Rs. 2200 per person per bag of not more than 12 kgs)
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Bottled water, alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
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