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Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
9 Days · 8 Nights
₹ 13,750
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Jammu and Kashmir+ 1 More
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Kashmir, a word that evokes a thousand emotions of love, grandeur, exotic and in the words of Firdaus, heaven. Some say it is a paradise on earth, others say it is a paradise by itself, but indeed Kashmir outstands all the stunning places on earth. Pristine and untouched, the lakes over here be it Dal Lake, Vishansar Lake or Gangabal Twin lakes are surreal and a rare sight. On Kashmir great lakes trek, we explore the most pristine combination of alpine lakes, far-reaching meadows, high altitude passes and the vast unexplored vistas of Kashmir Himalayas. KGL trek is an exemplary example of the beauty of the state. The best time to do the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is from July to September.

  • Arrive in Sonamarg by 3:00 pm
  • We will have a team Introduction after evening tea
  • Early dinner and stay in camps
  • The first day of Kashmir great lakes trek is a good combination of ascent and descent
  • For the initial 3 km, the trail is uphill, next 2 km is descent and finally, there is a gradual ascent of 5 km up to Nichnai
  • On the trail, witness beautiful meadows, dark forests with trees of Maple, Pine, and Bhoj
  • Reach Nichnai by afternoon
  • Overnight in Nichnai
  • Break camps early and start the trek by 8:00 am as today it's a long walk through meadows
  • The scenery keeps changing all the ways which are a treat for the senses Once you cross the Nichnai pass towards Vishansar Lake you have reached your destination for the day
  • This banks of this lake make the perfect campsite
  • Camp here for the night
  • There are two lakes nearby Vishansar and Kishansar, these two lakes are less than a kilometre apart
  • Today is for the exploration of these lakes
  • The lakes are famous for trout fishing but one has to get prior permission from Srinagar for fishing here
  • Camp for the night at Vishansar
  • Trek upward to the top of the ridge from Kishansar lake
  • Initially, the trek is a steep ascent which is followed by a steep descent and a gentle walk through the meadows
  • Cross Gadsar pass, on the other side of the pass, there are a couple of small lakes and peaks outside the LOC can be seen from here
  • You will reach Gadsar lake by early afternoon
  • All details of the visitors including original id cards are checked in the army camp which is nearby
  • Please keep original Id cards essentially with you
  • Camp for the night at Gadsar
  • Start trek early towards Satsar, ID cards will be checked again at Satsar army check post
  • A few minutes from the army camp is the first of the Satsar lakes, which is pretty big in size and amazingly beautiful
  • Satsar is a group of seven interconnected lakes situated in a narrow alpine valley stretching north to south
  • The lakes drain out into the Wangath Nallah which is a tributary of the Sind Camp here for the night
  • Trek is easy and mostly descending.
  • After a trek of a few minutes from the campsite, you reach the biggest of Satsar lakes. Today the trail is dominated by Boulders.
  • The view of Gangabal and Nandkol twin lakes from the top is something to look forward.
  • Last few km are through Meadows. Pass through Nandakol lake and reach our destination for the day; Gangabal lake
  • Camp here for the night
  • Like most treks, the trail on the last day is a steep descent
  • Be careful while trekking as most injuries happen on descents
  • You will see the most beautiful pine forests today
  • The trail passes through a meadow with pretty yellow flowers
  • Finally, reach the road head of Naranag
  • The trek ends in Naranag
  • This day will be utilised in case of bad weather or other unexpected delays This day will only be used if the need arises during the trek
  • You are advised to keep a buffer day in your travel plan
  • If the buffer day is used, you have to pay us Rs. 2,300 per day (INR) +5% GST per person
  • The amount will be collected by the trek leader
Hotel Details
  • Camp stay
  • Accommodation
  • All the meals
  • Forest permits/camping charges/permits, trek permit fee/IMF permission (up to the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Camping tents (twin/triple sharing), temp rated sleeping bags, mattress
  • Safety equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Mountaineering course certified trek leader with first aid certification and customised rescue course from NIM
  • Experienced local guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
  • Exhaustive first aid kit including portable oxygen cylinder
  • Meals during road journeys
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
  • Portage of the personal backpack

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