65 Km
Trail Length
4200 m/13775 ft
Highest Point

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek:

This relatively new trek has become increasingly popular and one of the most coveted trek during monsoon. Kashmir- “The paradise on earth” is truly unfurled during this 7 days walk covering a distance of 65 Km. Several high altitude lakes and alpine meadows dotted with tiny wild flowers makes this journey a fascinating one.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive from Srinagar to Shutkari (Trek base 2 Km before Sonamarg) – 85 Km – 3 hours
Day 2: Trek to Nichnai – 11 Km – 7/8 hours
Day 3: Trek to  Vishansar Lake – 12 Km – 6/7 hours
Day 4: Rest and active acclimatisation Day. Hike to Kishansar lake and back.
Day 5: Trek to Gadsar (near Army camp) – 14 Km – 7/8 hours
Day 6: Trek to Myangandhop via Satsar – 10 Km – 5/6 hours
Day 7: Trek to Nundkul lake (near Gangabal lake) – 8 Km – 5/6 hours –  visit Gangabal lake and return – 2 hours
Day 8: Trek to Naranag – 11 Km – 5/6 hours – 70 Km drive to Srinagar – 3 hours

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 Duration: 7 days of trek; Srinagar to  Srinagar in 8 days.

 Highest Point: Gadsar Pass ~ 4200 m/13750 ft.

 Grade: Moderate

 Length: 70 Km

 Seasons: Mid July to mid September

 Further Option: From Naranag drive to Sumbhol and trek to Tarsar and Marsar

 Access: Trek starting point is Sonamarg, 90 Km from Srinagar

Rail station: Jammu Tawi (STN Code: JAT)

 Airport:Srinagar (Code: SXR)


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Getting to Sonamarg (The trek base):
We will arrange a car pickup from Srinagar to Sonamarg and from Naranag to Srinagar back. This will be shared equally by the availing team members.

The best option to reach Srinagar is by flight. There are direct flights from Delhi.

By train one has to reach Jammu and then a drive to Srinagar takes around 12 hours covering approximately 300 Km.

DEPARTURE LOCATIONSrinagar Tourist Reception Centre (TRC)
REPORTING TIME3:00 PM for a prompt departure to Sonamarg (Day 1)
RETURN TIMEApproximately 8:00 PM (Day 8)
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Day 1

Drive to Sonamarg: 90 Km - 3 hours

Pickup from Srinagar TRC in the afternoon (between 2 to 3 PM) and reach Shutkari (~ 2300m, 7500ft) the trek base which is 2 Km before Sonamarg. The 80 odd Km drive from Srinagar takes up to 3 hours, following Sindh river on Srinagar Leh highway. The camp site is beside a tributary to Indus and located opposite to the small village called Shutkari. Tented accommodation for the night.

Day 2

Trek to Nichnai: 11 Km - 7/8 hours

Day 3

Trek to Vishansar via Nichnai Pass: 12 Km - 6/7 hours

Day 4

Trek to Gadsar via Kishansar and Gadsar Pass: 12 Km - 7/8 hours

Day 5

Trek to Myangandhop via Satsar: 10 Km - 6/7 hours

Day 6

Trek to Nandkul via Zaj Pass: 10 Km - 6/7 hours

Day 7

A walk to Gangabal lake plus a rest day

Day 8

Trek to Naranag: 11 Km - 6/7 hours; Drive to Srinagar: 70 Km - 3 hours

P.S.: Distances and altitudes are approximate and may not be exact.

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TREK COST: Rs 12500 (Sonamarg to Naranag) + 4.5% Service Tax

Book for 3-5 persons and get a discount of 5% and for 6 or more persons get flat 10% discount


All Meals ( vegetarian/egg) during the trek (breakfast, hot/packed lunch, dinner, tea/coffee/soup

Professional Guide, Cook & Helper

Porters/Packed animals to carry the central logistics

Stay as required in tents on sharing basis during the trek

Camping equipment like Sleeping bag, Carry mattress, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Gaitors, Micro spikes/Crampon

Permit fee, camping charges, forest levy as required in the trek

Basic Medical & First Aid kit


Transportation from Srinagar to Sonamarg and from Naranag to Srinagar back (Rs 1000 per persons both ways for the pick up and drop)

We assume that you will carry your Rucksack/Backpack including all your personal belongings. If you prefer to offload your bag and carried by our horse/porter then an additional Rucksack offloading charge (Rs 2000 for the entire 7 days of trek) is to be paid

Any tip/gratuity to the HT supports staffs

Any kind of insurance during the trek or transit

Anything is is NOT mentioned in the “Inclusions” or personal in nature

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