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Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Kashmir, India
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Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Kashmir great lakes trek is a piece of heaven in the midst of the Himalayas. Surrounded by breathtaking mountains and beautiful nature, it’s a place one would love to get drenched in. Kashmir Great Lakes, as the name depicts, is a 40 km of stretch that starts from Naranaag all the way to Sonamarg. The trail would reveal the lush green valleys, the forest blocks, and a cluster of pristine Alpine lakes. We at MULTI DESTINATIONS offer you 8 days hiking experience for the Kashmir Great Lakes.

HIGHLIGHTS

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Itinerary

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Day 1

Reach Shitkadi (4 hours drive)
The trek begins at Shitkadi, which is a few kilometres ahead of Sonamarg. You will have to reach Srinagar on your own and meet the Multi Destinations pick up team at 2.30 pm. The drive to the base camp will take around 4 hours. ALTITUDE: 7,800 ft

Day 2

Sonamarg to Nichnai
ALTITUDE- 7,800 ft, TIME TAKEN: 6 hours, 9 km. The 04 km is the gradual ascent to the tabletop point. The trekkers are advised to fill two bottles of water for the day’s trek. There is a Dhaba on the tabletop point where one can have tea /coffee/snacks. One can see the spectacular view of Sonamarg from the tabletop point. Then the hike will be continued till the lunch point. The tree line ends at the lunch point. It will take approx 1 hour from the tabletop point to the lunch point. Form the lunch there will be moderate ascents till the Nichnai campsite. It would be around 3 pm or 4 pm by the time we reach the Nachnai campsite.

Day 3

Nichnai to Vishnusar
ALTITUDE- 11,500 TO 12,000 ft, TIME TAKEN: 6 hr, 12 kmThe first 5 km till Nachnai pass is normal ascent. The altitude of Machina pass is 12000 ft one can get a mobile network on the top of the Machina to pass there will be normal descent of 4 km from the Machina pass till the lunch point. From the lunch point to the campsite 3 km. This section of the trail crosses through beautiful and picturesque meadows. It will be a normal walk till the Vishnusar camping site. The camping site is near the vicinity of the beautiful Vishnu sir lake.

Day 4

Vishnusar to Gadsar via Kishnusar Lake and Gadas pass
Altitude 12000 ft to 12500 ft, Time is taken 8 hr, 13 kmToday is the best day of the trek with lots of flowers on the way. After 1 km of normal ascent from vishnusar, is the beautiful kishansar. After Kishnasar Lake 5 km steady ascents to the Gadsar pass, 13800 ft, which is the highest altitude in the trek. You can see two lakes from Gadsar pass, Vishnarsar, and Kishnasar. From Gadsar walk 4 km with a view of a lot of flowers on the way to reach Gadsar Lake, have lunch by the lakeside. After lunch walk, 5 km through meadows 2 reach the campsite, Based the army camp 12000 ft.

Day 5

Gadsar to Satsar
ALTITUDE 12,500 ft to 12,000, TIME TAKEN: 4 hr, 8 kmCarry sufficient water bottles as the source will be a bit far. Just after starting the trek, there will be a river crossing. After that an easy walk by the mountainside for 5 km with a normal ascent you will see Naga Parvat of Pakistan, which mostly remains covered by clouds. Take a rest and the campsite is just 4 km from here. There will a normal ascent, after which comes the army camp where your ID will be checked. After the army camp, you will see 7 lakes. Reach the campsite around 2 pm and then on arrival, you will be served hot lunch.

Day 6

Satsar to Gangabal
ALTITUDE 12,000 ft to 11,500 ft, TIME TAKEN: 4 hr, 9kmAt the start of the trek, you have to cross a 2 km boulder zone, after which the last ascent of the Kashmir Great Lakes trek starts which is about 2 km. After the ascent, you will reach the 2nd highest pass of the trek 12,900 ft. You can see 4 lakes from the Zag pass, 2 of which are big and 2 small. Try to reach the pass by 10 am. You can see the huge Harmukh peak from the Nandkul -Gangabal pass. Then you will climb up a 2 km zig-zag ascent and 1 km down to reach Nandkul Lake, The campsite for today. You will reach Nandkul lake by lunchtime, which is 4 km from the pass.

Day 7

BUFFER DAY
GangabalWe have a buffer day with no major trekking or task. One can go to Gangabal Lake and can have some fun activities.

Day 8

Gangabal to Naranag
ALTITUDE- 11,500 ft – 7,450 ft, TIME TAKEN: 6 hr, 11 km last day schedule starts by crossing the river, and then a 5 km walk will lead us to trees, you will find trees from here till downhill, the foot of the mountain.End of trek.

Included/Excluded

  • All accommodation during the trek on sharing basis in tent/homestay
  • All meals during the trek vegetarian
  • Transportation Srinagar to Srinagar
  • Tent sleeping bags and all other camping gear
  • Safety equipment (medkit oxygen cylinders oximeter etc.)
  • Cooks, Helpers, Guides, Porties, mules,
  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges section
  • Backpack offloading charges
  • Tips of the local team
  • Stay and food Srinagar
  • Cancellation charges
  • Backpack carrying
  • Important points
  • Things to take

Prominent words

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Tour's Location

Kashmir, India

FAQs

What is the total distance covered during the trek?
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek covers a total distance of 50 kms during a span of 6 Days, Mules & Guides can be hired to carry luggage and escort the Trek

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