Trek To Kashmir Great Lakes

Kashmir Great Lakes...!!!

Place: Sonamarg

Type: Himalaya

Endurance: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Activities: Trekking / Camping / Himalayan

Cost: Rs.11500.00















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Day 1 : Altitude: 7800 ft
Arrive at Sonamarg 
90 kms drive from Shrinagar, approx 3 hours.
If booked in advance, GHE can arrange pick up from TRC at 3pm
Our campsite is near the Sindh river (Shitkadi Village).
Since there are no shops around ensure that you have all that you need already.
Remember to carry your ID proof in original and 2 photo copies as we have to submit them at the army check post.

Day 2 : Altitude: 7,800 ft to 11,500 ft
Sonamarg to Nichnai via Shekdur
11 kms trek, approx 8 hours After the breakfast we trek to Nichnai via Shekdur.
The trail takes you through meadows, dense forests with Maple, Pine and Bhoj trees.
After approx half an hour, we get an army check post where we have to submit our ID proofs.
While you are at it, you can enjoy an awesome view of the Sonmarg Valley or the Thajiwas Glacier.
The trek from Shitkadi to Shekdur is goes through thick forests of pine trees and will take approx 2 and half hours.
At Shekdur, you can indulge in instant noodles and an omelette if you wish to.
We follow the Nichnai Stream as we trek from Shekdur to Nichnai.
We have lunch at the Nichnai stream, after Shekdur.

Day 3 : Altitude: 11,500 ft to 12,000 ft via 13100 ft
Nichnai to Vishansar lake via Nachnai Pass
12 kms trek, approx 7 hours
Trek from Nichnai to Nichnai Pass is of approx 1 and half hours ascent.
At the top of Nichnai Pass you can get B.S.N.L and Airtel network, which is the last point under mobile coverage area.
From Nichnai pass to Vishansar there is a descent.
At Vishansar campsite, lunch will be offered.
We can visit the Vishansar Lake which is just 15 minutes walk from the campsite
The first lake of the trek and one of the most beautiful ones.
If the trek is in July, the lake will be frozen. Otherwise, we can do fishing at the lake with permission from Srinagar Fishing Department.
Vishansar is visited by hoards of sheep and their shepherds are known for interesting stories.
The campsite is a unique place with an open ground and you can play volleyball, cricket etc.
Beware of dogs at campsite.

Day 4 : Acclimatization + Rest Day. (Condition Apply)
You may visit Kishansar lake, which is at approx 1 and half kms from our camp site.
If the weather is not good we will use acclimatization day at vishansar or else move towards next camp site, rest day can be use at Gangbal camp site.

Day 5: Altitude: (12,000ft) to (12,000ft) via (13,750ft)
Vishansar lake to Gadsar via Gadsar Pass
14 kms trek, approx 10 hours
We start the trek earlier than usual.
The trail passes from Vishansar to Gadsar, via Gadsar pass 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 spot the Glacier of Gadsar Lake.
After the Gadsar lake, we will reach the campsite in 2 hours.
Just a few minutes before our campsite, we will have another army checkpoint and we will have to share our ID proofs with them.
Pack lunch will be provided.

Day 6 : Altitude: 12,000 ft to 12,000 ft
Gadsar to Satsar
9 kms trek, approx 6 hours trek
Mid July to mid August, the trail is laden in vibrant flowers.
We need to share our IDs at another army check post en route. .
Moving on, we see two small lakes which are often mistaken as Satsar Lakes.
We will visit the Satsar twin lakes, in the afternoon, which are approx 1.3 h
Stasar twin lakes are also known as mengen top.
Those twin lakes are between the middle of the mountain.

Day 7 : Altitude: 12,000 ft to 11,500 ft 13000
Satsar to Gangabal twin lakes via Zaj Pass
11 kms trek, approx 6 hours
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 till the Gangbal lake and camp at Nandkol lake.
We visit the Gangbal Lake, which is one of the largest lakes in the trek.
Post dinner, a team of Kashmiri staff will perform their traditional songs and dance.

Day 8 : Altitude: 11,500 ft to 7,450 ft
15 kms trek, approx 7 hours
The trail is a descent till the last point of the trek – Naranag, so take care of your knees and ankles.
The trail will pass through pine tree forests.
On advance booking, GHE can arrange transport to Srinagar at a charge.
After the 70 kms drive, you will reach Srinagar by 6:30 pm.

• Torch
• Identity Proof
• warm jacket (compulsory)
• Windcheaters
• warm clothes (compulsory)
• A good trekking shoes
• extra pair of socks
• Woolen cap
• Pair of Woolen Gloves
• Fleece Sweatshirt
• Windproof Jacket 01 nos.
• Woolen Socks
• Extra shoe laces
• Raincoat
• Poncho 01 nos.
• Full Body Towel 01 nos.
• Sunscreen lotion
• min 30 SPF
• Toiletries
• Cam charger

Accommodation. (Camping)
Meals while on trek (Veg & Egg)
Bed tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner. 
Trek equipments like Sleeping bag,
mattress, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent
Trekking Permits
First aid medical kits
Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide Support staff and Mules.

* Please note that prepaid sim cards do not work in Kashmir.
Don't forget your ID proof in original and 2 photo copies.
On Day 8, you’ll reach Srinagar between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8 pm.


Transport from (TRC) Srinagar to Sonamarg and return Naranag to Srinagar. 
Cost 5000 per cab
Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
Hotel Stay in Srinagar.
Food during the transit.
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

By Air

Not Applicable

By Train

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By Road

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Kashmir Great Lakes :-
This is one of the most visually appealing treks across India. Kashmir, popularly known as the paradise on earth has treasures various lakes in outskirts and travellers cannot resist exploring such places. The lakes are not only picturesque, but also have historic and mythological importance. The villagers you interact with are very friendly and they love to see tourists coming to them from various parts of planet.Another reason this tour is loved by people is that, you (if fortunate) get a chance to interact with Indian Army officers, You can see our heroes live in action. We make this journey comfortable for you. You are guided by experts and get the best out of destination.


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