Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Trip Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Min. Group size to book: 4 travellers

No. of meals: 21(See Inclusions)

Accommodation available: Camp

Things included in your Package

Protein rich meal that may include Butter/Jam Toast, Oatmeal, Umpa, Prantha, Curd, Tea

Comfortable waterproof tent for a good night’s sleep on twin/triple sharing basis

Light meal to end the day with usually Rice, Lentil soup, Chapati & Cooked Vegetables.

High Calorie and Rich fibre meal with Lentils, Rice, Cooked Vegetable & Chapati.

March through tough trail sometime navigating your way through dense forest, steep paths or the mountains.

Sleeping Bags
Warm and comfortable sleeping bags which will be comfortable till zero degress

First Aid
Emergency and rapid treatment measure for Injuries

Attached bathroom

Camping Meals

Trekking Pole
Sturdy walking stick to aid you while trekking

Required permission document for Forest, Wildlife etc

Safety Equipments
General Safety equipments required to ensure a safe ride.

The cost of transport from Srinagar to Sonamarg and return from Naranag to Srinagar has to be borne by the participant. GHE has arrangements with local transporters to pick up trekkers from Srinagar. The vehicles will leave Srinagar at 3.00 pm and reach Sonamarg by 6.00 pm.

When and Why to take this tour

It is not on every trek that you get to see five beautiful alpine lakes. Each lake competing with the other in beauty that is almost divine. What’s more, these lakes come one right after the other. So everyday there is a new one to look forward to.

Difficulty Level: Hard

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Tour Details

(Kashmir Great Lakes Trek)

The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is in no need of an introductory treatise. It presents the proem in itself. You can draw a preface of it by just hearing its name. Kashmir is a wonderful place and if you are on a himalayan trek you are bound to taste the natural beauty and adventure. The trek to the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek offers a lifetime experience of vintage memories that are so wonderfully tiring.

Pick up – Srinagar

Basecamp of Tour: NA

Highest Height: 13750 feet

Trip type: Trekking and camping

Itinerary / Tour Plan

Day 1Getting to base camp – Sonamarg. The transport will be arranged at 2:30 PM from TRC Srinagar. Cost of cab is Rs. 2,500. The amount is shared between trekkers.
Day 2Sonamarg (7,800 ft) to Nichnai (11,500 ft); 9 km, 6 hours
Day 3Nichnai (11,500 ft) to Vishnusar (12,000 ft); 12 km, 6 hours
Day 4Explore Vishnusar and Kishansar Lakes
Day 5Vishnusar (12,000 ft) to Gadsar (12,500 ft) via Gadsar Pass (13,800 ft); 10 km, 5 hours
Day 6Gadsar (12,500 ft) to Satsar (12,000 ft); 12 km, 6 hours
Day 7Satsar (12,000 ft) to Gangabal twin lakes (11,500 ft); 9 km, 6 hours
Day 8 Gangabal (11,500 ft) to Naranag (7,450 ft); 11 km, 6 hours. Drive to Srinagar – you will reach by 6:00 PM
Day 1
Getting to the base camp – Sonamarg
Altitude: 7,800 ft
Time taken: 4 hours, 80 km
Arrive at Srinagar and drive to Sonamarg, about 4 hours away. The trek begins at Sonamarg. The trek can be paced out more evenly if you make Sonamarg as your base. This gives you more trekking time on.
Available Date
11-Jul to 18 Jul -2018
20-Jul to 27 Jul -2018
29-Jul to 05 Aug -2018
07-Aug to 14 Aug -2018
16-Aug to 23 Aug -2018
25-Aug to 01 Sep -2018
03-Sep to 10 Sep -2018
12-Sep to 19 Sep -2018
(Exclusive) – Transport and backpack
(Includes all costs of the trek from Sonamarg to Naranag). 
KGL trek. Day 1 
Brief Itinerary
Day 1 :- Arrive at Sonamarg
Altitude: 7800 ft
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:- Sonamarg to Nichnai via Shekdur.
Altitude: 7,800 ft to 11,500 ft
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.
KGL trek. Day 3
Day 3 :- Nichnai to Vishansar lake via Nachnai Pass
Altitude: 11,500 ft to 12,000 ft via 13100 ft
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
KGL trek. Day 4
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.
KGL trek. Day 5
Day 5:- Vishansar lake to Gadsar via Gadsar Pass
Altitude: (12,000ft) to (12,000ft) via (13,750ft)
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.
KGL trek. Day 6
Day 6 :- Gadsar to Satsar
Altitude: 12,000 ft to 12,000 ft
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.
KGL trek. Day 7
Day 7 :- Satsar to Gangabal twin lakes via Zaj Pass
Altitude: 12,000 ft to 11,500 ft 13000
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.
KGL trek. Day 8
Day 8 :- Gangabal to Naranag Drive to Srinagar
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.
* 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.Great himalaya explore 
Cost Terms
Exclusions :-
1. Transport from Srinagar to Sonamarg   and return Naranag to Srinagar.  Cost 5000 per taxi 
2. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
3. Hotel Stay in Srinagar.
4. Food during the transit.
5. Insurance.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

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Things not included

Aiport Pickup/Drop

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About the place

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Lying on the banks of River Jhelum with profound and hypnotizing valleys fell in sky scratching mountains and evergreen excellence, Srinagar mixes together the tints of nature, magnificence, amicability and romance. Profound and entrancing valleys fell in sky-scratching mountains and evergreen excellence, this paradise on Earth abandons you completely hypnotized. The Dal lake is among the most delightful and most prominent lakes in India and a Shikara ride there would be a life-changing background. Srinagar is additionally an imperative religious goal with the Hazratbal Mosque which cherishes ‘Moi-e-Muqaddas’ (the holy hair) of the prophet Mohammed. Surrounded by mountains for the audacious part to lakes for photoholics to shopping markets for the prodigals, Srinagar does not frustrate anybody.

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