Duration : 08 Days
Difficulty : Moderate
Start / Finish : Sonamarg- Narang
Nearest Town : Srinagar
Day 01: Assemble time & point will be 02:00 P.M at Srinagar tourist reception center.
Day 08: Drop off time and point will be 05:30 P.M. at Srinagar tourist reception center.
Duration 7 Nights
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is a classic trek in the Himalayas but in comparison to others trek in the Himalayas it’s not that famous. We at Renok Adventures provide our trekkers a splendid opportunity to experience the nature’s camaraderie in Kashmir – The Paradise on earth. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is can a wonderful trek for first time trekkers in the Himalayas and considered as beginner’s delight. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is considered as the best way to see the true beauty of Kashmir lies in the hidden valleys which are not accessible by road.
What is included in the tour
- 07 Nights Tented Accommodation on triple sharing basis.
- All Veg Meals from Dinner on Day 1st to Lunch on Day 8th.
- Morning, evening Tea/ Coffee served with light snacks during the trek.
- All necessary fees and permits for Indian residence are included.
- Basic First aid medical kits with Oxygen Cylinder and Oxi Meter.
- Qualified and experienced Trek Leader and support staff.
Note: Accommodation will be separate for Male and Female.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any Meals During Transit.
- Any Surface transfer.
- All fees and permit for Non Indian Residence are excluded.
- Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.
- Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
- Any expenses of personal nature.
- Unscheduled stay due to landslide.
- Cost Escalation due to "Force Majeure" and evacuation charges.
- GST @ 5%
Note: We can arrange a cab to/fro Srinagar at an extra cost of RS. 3000 from Srinagar to Sonamarg & Rs. 3000 from Naranag to Srinagar which will be shared among the trekker. One cab can accommodate 6-7 trekker. The amount to be paid directly to the driver and participants are expected to share the cost of the vehicle likewise.
Backpack Offloading Cost:
- If the payment made in advance through Paytm/online, then the charges for per bag will be Rs. 2100/- for the entire program.
- If the payment made in ground through cash, then the charges for per bag will be Rs. 2400/- for the entire program.
- The backpack cannot weight more than 10 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcase/Trolley Bags will not be allowed.
Day 01: DRIVE FROM SRINAGAR TO SONAMARG (9000ft, 4 hrs.)
Deyor Adventures team will meet you at TRC, Srinagar and start the beautiful picturesque drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg which takes around 4hrs but prior to that you can make a short trip to famous places of Srinagar like Dal Lake, Mughal Gardens etc. Reach Sonamarg by evening and stay in tents ahead of Sonamarg our trek starting point and enjoy the beauty of Sonamarg at its best. Pickup Cost is Rs 500 one side extra.
Day 02: TREK FROM SONAMARG TO NICHNAI (11500ft, 6 hrs.)
Today is the actual start of the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek just few kilometres ahead of Sonamarg. The trekking tail starting point is marked by a nice roadside Dhabha where one can buy packaged food items for the trek. The trekking tail follows the Sindh River through the forest full of Maple and Pine trees. After trekking for few hours turn around to see the superb panorama of Sonamarg valley.
Day 03 : TREK FROM NICHNAI TO VISHANSAR LAKE (12500ft, 6 hrs )
Trek from Nichnai to Vishansar Lake is long but a scenic one it passes through beautiful lush green meadows then small ascent to Nichnai Pass and from small descent to Vishansar Lake. The best part of Kashmir Great Lakes trek is that views it offered to trekkers. We cross Nichnai pass which is quite wide open and offer great views of white snow clad peaks.
Day 04 : Exploration Day (12500ft, 6 hrs)
The day is free to explore the Vishansar Lake and its surroundings which just few minutes away from our campsite. The must things to do in Kashmir Great Lakes Trek are to capture the reflections of mountain peaks in the lake. We will conduct a basic photography workshop “Stop Shooting Auto”. Also explore the nearby Kishansar Lake which is also big and deep blue in colour.
Day 05 : TREK FROM VISHANSAR LAKE TO GADSAR (13750ft , 6 hrs)
After breakfast we will start our trek passing by Kishansar Lake towards Gadsar Pass and to reach there it takes around 2 to 3 hours depending upon your pace and once you reach the top, be ready to absorb the views which you can never imagine both the Vishansar Lake and Kishansar Lake are in full view together. Gadsar is one of the most beautiful and most pristine lake of the Kashmir great lakes trek. On one side of the Gadsar lake lies the snow clad cliffs and on the other side open lush green meadows.
Day 06 : TREK FROM GADSAR TO SATSAR (12500ft , 6 hrs)
Start the trek with breathing exercise and nice breakfast beside the army camp. The best way to reach Satsar is after crossing the river and enjoys the dipping of your feet in ice cold water. Satsar is basically a collection of 7 lakes and you can actually find water in various lakes depending upon the season of your trek and all of them are interconnected. Camp at the beautiful campsite near the first lake.
Day 07 : TREK FROM SATSAR TO GANGABAL TWIN LAKES (12500ft, 6 hrs)
Today is a tough day and be prepared for a long arduous trek through the rocky terrain full of boulders. Crossing last Lake of Satsar we will start descending towards Gangabal our today’s destination.
Day 08: TREK FROM GANGABAL TO NARANAG (12500ft, 6 hrs)
Today is the last and final day of Kashmir Great Lakes trek, you must be tired and exhausted. Start trekking towards the tree line alongside the stream and then through Pine forest and grassy land to reach our final destination of Naranag where our jeeps would be waiting for us.