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Kashmir Great Lakes Trek Package

7 N 8 D | ₹ 12,999/- | All inclusive

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek Package

7 Nights 8 Days, Jammu & Kashmir INDIA

 Travel Package   ₹ 17,500   Save   25% 

₹ 12,999/- per person

Sonmarg to Naranag

All meals | Accommodation | Trek Equipment | Trek Permits | First Aid Kit 

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TrailHikers is taking all the precautionary measures & SOPs as per guidelines for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand state. Wearing of masks by camp / lodge staff, proper sanitisation of camping & trekking equipment. Our kitchen staff at campsite is taking extra care to deliver tasty & healthy meals by following proper sanitising practices. In fact, our team has devised a 7-point safety system to ensure the safety of all travelers. 

 COVID Safety Guidelines for Kashmir Great Lakes 

  • E-Pass registration (just takes 10-15 mins to register)
  • RT-PCR negative report mandatory (should not be older than 72 hours of arrival in Kashmir) or Vaccination (both doses) 
  • Use mask during travel & in common areas in lodge / hotel
  • Practice proper social-distancing while ordering or having meals at stopovers during road travel
  • Practice proper social-distancing while having meals in camps / lodge / hotel during trek
  • Report any symptoms like fever, cough, breathlessness to our trek staff
  • Carry personal sanitizer & extra masks during trek

 Overview 

Cuddled up cozily amidst the mountains, Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is yet another hidden jewel of Kashmir as it validates Kashmir’s mythical status as heaven on earth. The beautiful Alpine and snow-clad mountains will walk through the paths, and green meadows, rocky terrains are there to bound the journey. Every day is a 360° panorama of wild, rugged mountains, rolling meadows and turquoise alpine lakes and you get more than seven of these lakes and five very different valleys to explore!

 Short Itinerary 

Day 1 Arrival at Sonamarg from Srinagar
Day 2 Start from Sonamarg to Nichnai via Shekdur
Day 3 From Nichnai to Vishansar Lake via Nichnai Pass
Day 4 Explore Vishansar and Kishansar Lakes – Rest Day
Day 5 Vishansar Lake to Gadsar Lake via Gadsar Pass
Day 6 Gadsar Lake to Satsar Lake
Day 7 Satsar to Gangabal Twin Lakes via Zaj Pass
Day 8 Gangabal Lake to Naranag

 REPORTING INFORMATION 

Reporting Time: Depart to Sonamarg in the afternoon. It is 3 hrs drive from Srinagar. On Last Day On Day 8, you’ll reach Srinagar between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. You can book your travel anytime after 8 pm.

 Detailed Itinerary 

 Day 1  Srinagar to Sonmarg (Altitude: 7,800 ft – 4 hours drive)

• Reach Srinagar and get welcomed by our representatives
• On the first day of the Kashmir Lakes Trek, spend time in the dreamlike place of Srinagar known for its refreshing gardens, lakes, and houseboats
• If you wish, you can take an iconic Shikara experience at Dal Lake or amble through Mughal Gardens that unravels many beauties along the way
• Leave by the afternoon and be driven to Sonmarg by evening
• Spend overnight at a campsite in Sonmarg

 Day 2  Sonmarg to Nichnai via Shekdur (Altitude: 11,500 ft – 6 hours – 11.6 km)

• Today will be the first day of this enthralling Kashmir great lakes trek!
• After having breakfast at the guesthouse, start with a 3-4km trek from the Sonamarg and reach a roadside eatery, from where you can bag up all the required commodities for the day.
• Here onwards, the trek will be a gradual one and alongside the Sindh River, it will take you through maple and pine forests.
• Completing the hike through the forests, you will be rewarded with the stunning views of the Sonamarg Valley and pictorial streams.
• Here onwards, the trek will descend down and will take you to the snow-covered Shekdur Range.
• Relax around the vicinity for a while before you start trekking towards the Nichnai, which is located around 11,500ft above sea level.
• Upon arrival in Nichnai, check-in into the campsite
• Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.

 Day 3  Nichnai to Vishansar Lake (Altitude: 12,000 ft – 6 hours – 13.5 km)

• Starting early in the morning, around 08:00 AM, wake up to the scenic views and start the trek towards the Nichnai Pass and enjoy the stunning views of the lush valleys and the untouched beauty of the region.
• Hereafter, cross the river and continue hiking through the banks of the river and arrive at the Nichnai Pass or the Vishansar Berry.
• Arriving at the pass, which is located 13,500m above sea level, witness, and enjoy the meticulous beauty of the pass and the snow-covered peaks all around it.
• Hereafter, the trek will undergo a steep descend and will lead you to a pictorial meadow of colorful flowers; while on Kashmire Great lakes trek, you can also catch glimpses of a cascade that finally joins a river.
• Here onwards, continue with the hike and upon arriving at a flat valley, continue towards its end and arrive at the campsite. Gazing on the left of this trail, you can also behold captivating views of the Himalayan Range and also the Vishansar Lake
• Overnight stay in the camp at Vishansar Lake

 Day 4  Stay in Vishansar and Rest for the Day

This day of the Lakes in Kashmir Trek would be a light one as you acclimatize yourself to the weather
• Rest and overnight stay at Vishansar.

 Day 5  Vishansar to Gadsar (Altitude – 13,800 ft – 5 hours – 16 km)

• Wake up, this chilly morning, witness the Kishansar Peak casting its reflection on the azure lake waters.
• Start the trek for the day towards the lakeside and reach the Kishansar Peak, which is situated around 500ft above the campsite.
• Here onwards, ascend to the other side of the water reservoir. The trek till here comprises both easy and tough terrains.
• Later part of the day, trek towards the Kishansar Lake and finally make it to the Gadsar Pass that is perched at a height of 13,800ft and is the highest point of this trek.
• From the pass, pass through a flowery meadow and some of the pictorial lakes; Yamsar is one of these lakes.
• From here, continue with the descend and after crossing Iris, reach the Gadsar Lake. A picturesque lake, it is adorned with the stunning beauty of exotic flowers and snow on both sides.
• Arriving at the lakeside, report to the nearest Army Camp, and complete the formalities of getting permission to pass Gadsar; ID proofs are a must for this.
• Overnight stay at Gadsar Lake

 Day 6  Gadsar to Satsar | (Altitude: 12,000 ft – 6 hours – 11.3 km)

• Your day will begin with a walk from the army camp towards the stream.
• Brace yourself for varied terrains from super steep, flat, and even land. Take a short break at Maengandob that is fringed by mountains.
• Reach the first of Satsar lakes, which is a group of seven different lakes, and follow the same procedure of yesterday with the army officials and set camps near the surreal first lake of Satsar.
• Overnight stay at Satsar

 Day 7  Satsar to Gangabal Twin Lakes (Altitude – 11,500 ft – 6 hours – 9 km)

• A true test of caliber, this is the day when you will have to push your physical and mental limits!
• Trudge through rocks and boulders ridden terrain, pass the last of the Satsar lakes, and start hiking downwards for half an hour till you arrive at the forest line.
• Here onwards, start ascending upward and reach an altitude of 13,400ft; during this climb, you can witness several ridges at different heights and the quaint Gujjar huts as well.
• From the summit, you can also behold the fascinating views of the twin lakes: Gangabal and Nundkol, which are connected to each other by a picturesque stream and are known for trout-fishing.
• Post this; trek through a sharp and rocky trail and make it to a gurgling stream, passing which, you will reach a lush meadow that advent towards the Nundkol Lake, which is also a popular weekend getaway among the locals.
• Trekking for around 20 minutes from Nundkol Lake, you will finally arrive at Gangabal Lake, and by crossing the bridge across the lake; you will arrive at the campsite
• Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.

 Day 8  Gangabal – Naranag and back to Kashmir (Altitude – 7,450 ft )

• On your final day of the Kashmir Great Lake Trek, start from the Gangabal camp, ramble on grassy land dotted with yellow flowers and pine forest.
• Descend are reach Naranag, the last leg of your trek. Reach Naranag Village in Ganderbal District. If you wish, you can visit Naranag Temple.
• Be driven back to Srinagar with wonderful memories

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Cancellation / Refund Policy

  • Cancel up to 30 days before trek start date and get full refund
  • Cancel up to 15 days before trek start date and get 50% refund
  • Cancel up to 7 days before trek start date and get 25% refund
  • Cancel within 7 days of trek start date and the cost of the full reservation is non-refundable
  • Only full value vouchers issued in case of cancellations at least 3 days prior to trek 
  • Refunds will be processed within 5-7 working days from the date of cancellation

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Inclusions

  • all veg snacks & meals during trek (Sonmarg to Naranag)
  • tourist lodge / guest house / camp accommodation for 7 nights (triple sharing basis)
  • camp / trek equipment
  • trek permits / forest fees
  • services of trek guides & support staff
  • first aid medical kits & oxygen cylinder
  • transport as per itinerary

Exclusions

  • any kind of personal expense on food or medicines
  • any kind of travel, lodging or medical cost incurred in case a trekker decides to drop out of the trek
  • any kind of hotel or lodge stay on departure / transit
  • porter charges apply in case a trekker is unable to carry his / her backpack & wants to offload it on mule / porter
  • any thing not mentioned in the inclusions

Trek FAQs

Is it necessary to hire a guide on this trek ?

Yes, it is absolutely essential to take a guide for this trek whether you are trekking solo or in a group.

What is the best season for this trek ?

The best season for Kashmir Great Lakes trek is from July to mid October.

Is this trek suitable for kids ?

It is ideally recommended for 15+ age group.

Is this trail safe for women & solo travelers ?

Yes, in fact all the Himalayan trails are quite safe for women & solo travelers. People of the region are very warm, caring & hospitable in nature.

What type of accommodation is available during this trek ?

Lodge / Guest house / Camping tent accommodation (triple sharing basis)

Do we have to give tip money to guides / porters ?

Guides & porters in the region will never demand any tip money from you. They just need their daily wages paid by the trek operator. However, it is always encouraging if one can give a little tip to them if they provide good services.

Which currency is accepted during transit or in nearby villages on this trek ?

Indian currency is accepted

Package Details

Inclusions

Inclusions

– all veg snacks & meals during trek (Sonmarg to Naranag)
– camping / trek equipment
– lodge / guest house / camp tent accommodation for 7 nights (triple sharing basis)
– forest camping & trek permits
– services of trek leader / guide & support staff
– transport as per itinerary

Exclusions

– any kind of personal expense on food or medicines
– any kind of travel, lodging or medical cost incurred in case a trekker decides to drop out of the trek
– any kind of hotel or lodge stay during transit
– porter charges apply in case a trekker is unable to carry his / her backpack & wants to offload it on mule / porter

Trip Schedule

Day 1 – Dehradun to Pantwari – Trek to Thath campsite 2,250 m altitude (Trek 4.5 km approx.)

Arrive at Pantwari

Reach Pantwari by 10:30 am

Breakfast – ( en route or as preferred )

Start trail at 11 am

12-12:30 pm eat packed lunch on trail ( en route to campsite )

Arrival at Campsite 1 (Thath – Buranstikhol) : 3:30 – 4 pm

Evening Tea / Snacks

Bonfire

Dinner at 8:00 pm

Day 2 (4.5 km up to Nag Tibba peak + 9 km down)

Wake Up time : 5:30 / 6 am

Morning Tea/Snacks/Breakfast : 6 am

Start trail to Nag Tibba summit : 6:30 am

Reach Nag Tibba summit by 9:30 am

Reach back campsite : 12:30 pm

Lunch is served

Start to trail back to Pantwari : 1:30 pm

Reach Pantwari by 4 pm

END OF TRIP

Drive back to Dehradun / Mussoorie 4:30 pm. Reach Mussoorie by 6:30 pm or Dehradun by 8:00-8:30 pm

Backpacking Tips

– A medium size backpack (for carrying essentials) max. 45-50 Ltr
– rain jacket / poncho ( it can rain any day in Mountains )
– a small hand towel
– a spare T-shirt & lower ( just in case you wanna change )
– sunscreen ( in case its sunny)
– sunglasses
– a sun cap
– a personal torch (for camp tent)
– a proper water bottle ( must . . we try to avoid using disposable bottles on trails)
– a personal plate / spoon (must)
– a small poly bag for keeping all food/snack wrappers ( leave nothing on trails except your footprints ??

Clothing suggestions for the trail :

Hiking up the mountain during day time / in the sun will be quite hot & sweaty so use light & comfortable clothing.

– a loose / comfy long sleeve cotton t-shirt ( use light colored one )
– a good track pant / sports lower
– a sun cap
– sunglasses
– good hiking shoes ( Quechua / Salomon etc. ) or good sport shoe will do ( Nike / Addidas )

SHOE SOLE MUST BE THICK & GRIPPY

Clothing Suggestions for Evening/Night at Campsite :

– woollen sweater / sweatshirt
– proper winter jacket ( not a bulky one )
– a warm woollen cap
– gloves ( optional )
– inner thermals ( keep them as you might feel cold at night )

Mountains get quite cold in the evening/night so be properly equipped

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

For any Himalayan Trek, Ideal BMI for a trekker should be 18.5 to 24.9

Below given Safety checks should be done to get prepared for any Himalayan Trek.

Balance : As well said a balanced mind and body gives out best in every condition and that too works in Himalayan treks as well.

Legs Strength : Body and Legs Strength is required to carry body weight as well as the backpack while trekking in uneven multi terrains. Generally, a good strength on legs works out good in any Trek. One can gain legs strength by doing simple Squats.

Muscle Flexibility : While trekking in Trans Himalayan region with a flexible body one can easily achieve full range of movement and this can be really helpful for trekkers as well as trek leads. A good flexible will be an advantage while walking on trails, climbing and river crossing etc. Flexibility can be achieved by simple stretching, yoga etc.

Cardiovascular Endurance : Cardiovascular endurance is defined as the ability of lungs and heart to transmit oxygen to the body muscles. All Himalayan treks are basically ascending descending the slopes and for this trekkers should be having a good cardiovascular endurance. Anyone planning for a Himalayan trek can attain this capacity by doing any cardio exercise like running, swimming, cycling etc.

Cancellation Policy

– Cancel up to 30 days before trek start date and get full refund.
– Cancel up to 15 days before trek start date and get 50% refund.
– Cancel up to 7 days before trek start date and get 25% refund.
– Cancel within 7 days of trek start date and the cost of the full reservation is non-refundable.
– Refunds will be processed within 7-10 working days from the date of cancellation.
– In case of refund, 5% (Payment processing charges) will be applicable.
– Eligible refund amount will be calculated from the total trek fee offered, in case you have made partial payment only.

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