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The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is less crowded than most trails and is one of the most beautiful treks, rich in natural beauty that will leave you breathless. You will be wonder struck by the beauty of the Seven lakes, each beautiful in its own way. The trail is stunningly scenic with mountains on one side and the sun shining bright on the other. The exotic views, the majesty of the seven lakes and the glacier overlooking our travel makes this one of the most unique treks in the country.
Guests arriving at Srinagar can meet us at the airport, where members of our team will be present to receive you and guide to the starting point of the trek. We disembark at Sonmarg and tread for a couple of kilometers until we reach our campsite at Shitkadi, a beautiful campsite near the River Sindh. Meal and overnight stay in camps at Shitkadi
Today we begin our trekking journey after breakfast. It will be a long day of hiking as we begin our walk alongside the Sindh River through forests full of pine trees and Maple trees. Upon arrival at Sonmarg valley, guests are offered an amazing view of the Sonmarg Glacier and the Thajiwas Glacier. It is advised to relax here and enjoy the frosty winds before heading onward. It takes about four more hours to reach our camp site at Nichnai.
The trek from Nichnai to Vishansar Lake is a lengthy one. It passes through beautiful green meadows and the pristine natural beauty of the region. The first point we cross today is Nichnai pass. It takes about an hour to cross, approach the river and from here you view a gorgeous water body. Heading forward, the trail will undergo a sharp descent and will take you to meadows with colorful tiny flowers, as well as a cascade that finally joins the river. Meal and overnight stay in camps at Vishansar Lake.
Today we begin trekking towards Kishansar Lake, which is located at around 500 feet above the campsite. This trek comprises of both easy and hard terrains, leading us to Kishansar Lake and finally following it to Gadsar pass, the highest point of this trek. From Gadsar Pass, we wade through green meadows full of flowers and pictorial lakes like the Gadsar Lake. From here, we will continue descending to reach Gadsar Lake. The view of the lake is stunning, adorned with the beauty of colorful exotic flowers and snow. Upon arrival here, we head to the nearest army camp for issuance of permits. We set up camp and settle down for the night. Meal and overnight stay in camps at Gadsar.
Today trekking trail takes us through steep, flat and even lands. We will start from the army camp heading towards Satsar Mala Lake, which means the chain of seven lakes. We camp at the first lake of the Satsar chain of Lakes, and follow the same procedure for permissions from the army camps. Meal and overnight stay in camps at Satsar
Today is also a challenging day as we cover approximately 11 kilometers. The thing that will keep you going is your passion for trekking and enthusiasm to complete this beautiful trek. The Trail will be rocky and full of boulders, making our progress slow and careful. Here onwards, we will start ascending to attain a height of over 13000 feet above sea level. From the summit point, you can see both Lake Gangabal and Lake Nundkul. From here you will face a sharp descent and reach the stream crossing which you will bring you to a lush meadow heading towards the beautiful Nundkul Lake. Meal and overnight stay in camps at Gangabal
Today is the final day of our trek as we move through meadows with tiny yellow flowers and later through pine forests, finally arriving at Naranag and embarking in our vehicles for the return drive to Srinagar. Meal and overnight stay in hotel at Srinagar
Guests are free to spend the day sightseeing around Srinagar. Visit the beautiful Dal Lake and expansive gardens, along with other famous architecture before catching your evening flight back.
Srinagar to Srinagar, TWIN SHARING
- All accommodation during trek in camps on sharing basis
- All meals during trek (Indian Food)
- Qualified and experienced mountain Guide, and support staff
- Camping Permissions
- Inner line Permit (where applicable)
- Visa & tickets
- Pick up and drop to and from airport/bus stand
- Permits fees
- Any type of personal expenses
- Insurance of the trip
- Things not mentioned under Inclusions
- Team or Staff tips are not included in trip cost
- Personal gear and equipment
- Mule or Porter to carry duffle bags
- Extended stay after end of journey: Basic, Standard (3 stars) & Luxury (3 star+/ 4 star)
- Local Sightseeing Packages
- Adventure Activities: Paragliding. River Rafting, Zorbing, ATV Rides, River crossing, Day hikes and much more
- Pickup and drop from bus stand/airport(where applicable)
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