Kashmir Great Lakes, for me, was pure fate. We had been planning for the Gangotri Tapovan Trek, but because of some issues, we decided last minute to look at other options.
With our travel dates already fixed, there were few treks available to us. Kashmir Great Lakes had been on my radar for a while, but somehow never materialised. This time, it matched perfectly with our travel dates. So KGL it was to be!
Flights were booked, and we made our way to Srinagar. Here we met up with Jai, the owner of Renok, our trek operator. There was a hiccup while leaving the airport with the locals mistaking me to be a foreign national (yeah, its funny in hindsight) but we were eventually on our way to Sonamarg.
It was a pleasant drive, with a stop to ogle at some apple orchards. We reached our camp at around 5-5:30 in the evening , just in time to see the sunset with a hot cup of chai in our hands.Introductions were made and we hooked up with another batch of around 24 people who would be doing the trek along with us.
This time I came prepared with my mini tripod for my phone, and tried my hand at low light photography. I dare say I'm quite pleased with the results.