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A well-liked hiking route in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is renowned for its beautiful alpine lakes and breathtaking mountain landscape. The walk, which traverses some of the most picturesque scenery in the area, is around 72 kilometres long. A number of high altitude meadows, snow-capped peaks, and crystal clear lakes, including the Vishansar, Gadsar, and Gangabal Lakes, are passed through on the walk, which begins at the well-known hill resort of Sonamarg. The Harmukh Peak, the tallest peak in the area, and other nearby mountains are also beautifully visible from the walk .The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is a challenging but rewarding experience for any trekker, and is a must-do for anyone seeking an adventure in the stunning Kashmir region.
Professional hosts and logistics like carriage horses to carry all the heavy load to keep you light on the trail.
All camping equipments like tents, toilet tents, sleeping bags, walking sticks, rain ponchos, tent lights etc.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner plus few tea sessions to keep you up and active on the trails or warm on a cold night alongside the Lake.
Transport facilities will be provided from Srinagar to Naranag and return to srinagar
Pickup from Srinagar at 9 Am and 3 hours (83 km) drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg. From Sonamarg we begin our 2 hours (3 kms) Trek to Table top which is a small but beautiful meadow in the upper reaches offering an unfettered view of Sonamarg Valley below. This becomes our camping site for the night.
After a hot and scrumptious breakfast we begin our trek from Table Top to Nichnai pass. We cross the pass into a magical valley of flowers and springs. We make camp and stay the night. Total trekking duration is 6 hours (10 kms)
After a relaxing morning with delicious breakfast we embark on our day’s journey to Kishansar Lake camp site, passing Vishansar Lake which is the first lake that we experience in the Kashmir Great Lakes trek. Kishansar Lake, the second lake on the trek becomes our camp site for the night. Total trek duration 4 hours (8 kms)
After a blissful morning at Kishansar Lake that rejuvenates our mind, body and soul, we begin the most difficult part of our trek to Gadsar Lake camp site after crossing the Gadsar pass at 4200 meters. The total trek duration for the day is 7 hours (14 kms)
After experiencing a beautiful morning amidst the Valley of Flowers alongside the Gadsar Lake we embark on our quest to Satsar Lake which becomes our campsite for the night. Total trek duration to Satsar is 5 hours (12 kms)
The next day after a tranquil morning with a hot and delicious breakfast we begin our trek to Gangbal and Nundkol Lakes with Nundkol Lake being the Camp site for the night. Ganagbal Lake is the largest lake to experience in the Great Lakes trek. Both Gangabal and Nundkol lakes lie just 30 mins from each other and offer breathtaking views including the majestic Harmukh mountain peak in their backdrop. Total distance covered in the day is 10 kms in 5 hours.
The next day after breakfast we begin our descent to Naranag from Nundkol. The journey takes us through beautiful high altitude meadows and through lush green forests before culminating into this beautiful village called Naranag, from where we drive back to Srinagar. Total duration 5 hours 13 kms
Farhan Hussain Mas’udiCEO, InterExperia
As an experienced trekker and founder of InterExperia, a trekking travel agency in Kashmir, I highly recommend trekking in this region. Kashmir offers a diverse range of trekking routes that cater to all levels of experience and fitness.Some of the popular trekking routes in Kashmir include the Great Lakes Trek, Tarsar Marsar Trek, and Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek. These treks offer breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, alpine meadows, and pristine lakes.It’s important to note that Kashmir is a high-altitude region, and proper acclimatization is necessary to avoid altitude sickness. We recommend spending a few days in Srinagar or other lower altitude areas before starting the trek.Additionally, it’s essential to be well-equipped for the trek, including proper clothing, footwear, and trekking gear. It’s also crucial to have a knowledgeable guide who is familiar with the terrain and can provide necessary support during the trek.
Overall, trekking in Kashmir is an incredible experience that allows you to connect with nature and explore the beauty of this region. At InterExperia, we strive to provide our clients with a safe and memorable trekking experience in Kashmir.
The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is usually a 7-day trek that covers approximately 63 kilometers.
The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is considered to be a moderate to difficult level trek, suitable for experienced trekkers.
The best time to do the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is from June to October when the weather is pleasant and the trail is clear.
The highest point reached during the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is Gadsar Pass at an altitude of 13,750 feet.
Some of the essentials to carry on the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek include trekking shoes, warm clothes, raincoat, sunscreen, sunglasses, torch, and a water bottle.
Accommodation during the trek is usually in tents depending on the location.
Yes, the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is considered to be safe as long as you follow the instructions of your trek leader and take necessary precautions.Yes, the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is considered to be safe as long as you follow the instructions of your trek leader and take necessary precautions.
Yes, the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is suitable for solo travelers, but it is recommended to join a trekking group for safety reasons.
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