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.
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
Duration: 7 days of trek; Srinagar to Srinagar in 8 days.
Highest Point: Gadsar Pass ~ 4200 m/13750 ft.
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)
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 LOCATION||Srinagar Tourist Reception Centre (TRC)|
|REPORTING TIME||3:00 PM for a prompt departure to Sonamarg (Day 1)|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 8:00 PM (Day 8)|
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.
Trek to Nichnai: 11 Km - 7/8 hours
Trek to Vishansar via Nichnai Pass: 12 Km - 6/7 hours
Trek to Gadsar via Kishansar and Gadsar Pass: 12 Km - 7/8 hours
Trek to Myangandhop via Satsar: 10 Km - 6/7 hours
Trek to Nandkul via Zaj Pass: 10 Km - 6/7 hours
A walk to Gangabal lake plus a rest day
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.
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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