Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Sonmarg-Vishansar-Naranag trek

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Starts at
13999 per person

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Available Dates in 2019

4 July - 10 July
(Thu to Wed)


13 July - 19 July
(Sat to Fri)


23 July - 29 July
(Tue to Mon)


Package Cost

₹ 14499 per person

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Inclusions:

  • All Accommodation During Trek
  • All Meals During Trek
  • One horse walking with trek Team if emergency he carry to trekker
  • Necessary Permits And First Aid Medical Kits
  • Qualified And Experienced Trek Leader, Guide And Support Staff
  • Oxygen Cylinder, Stretcher And Helping Staff & Other Staff
  • Transport From Shrinagar To Shithkadi(Sonamarg) And Naranaag To Shrinagar

Exclusions:

  • Any Type Of Personal Expenses
  • Extra Snacks And Meals During Trek form shop
  • Insurance
  • Things Not Mentioned Under Inclusions
  • Mules Or Porter To Carry Personal Luggage(If Required)

Kashmir  Great lakes treks

Duration:- 7 days

Height:-  13750 ft.

Location:-  Jammu & Kashmir (India)

Gradient:-  Moderate

Best Time :- July to September

Minimum Group Size :- 6

 

 

The Kashmir great lakes trek also known as Sonmarg-Vishansar-Naranag trek. The trek starts from Sonmarg near the Sinah river with beautiful view of Thajiwas Glacier, Mt Harmukh with Gangbal lake at its foot is considered as point as Haridwar by Hindus. According to theology of Kashmir Hindus Harmukh is the abode of Load Shiva. There a famous story according to legend of “Harmukh Gosoni” that once a hermit treed for twelve long years to summit Mt. Harmukh to see Lord Shiva face to face but he failed and saw a descending the summit and approached him to know what did he see there the Gujar replied that he was searching for a stray goat while he saw a couple milking a cow and drinking it from a human skull. The couple also offered gujar some milk but he refused to drink and when he departed they rubbed a little of the milk on his forehead. Hearing this harmit was extremely joyful and rushed to lick his disappeared from the place and is said that he attained nirvana.

Trek Attractions

It is less famous, hence less crowded and one of the most beautiful trek rich in natural beauty the view will leave you breathless. You will be wonder struck by the beauty of Seven lakes each best in own way. It would be stunningly scene with mountains on one side and the sun shining bright on the other and by its rays making the lakes look even magnificent and shimmering. The exotic view of lakes Vishansar and Kishansar, majestic look of lakes Gangabal and Nundkol with stony mountains on one side ans meadows on either side Harmukh glacier hangs on the edges of the mountain. Both the Gangabal and Nundkol lakes are famous for fishing we can really never comprehend or depict its true beauty through photograph or paragraphs

Itinerary


Brief Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive Srinagar, Drive To Sonmarg(Shitkadi)

Day 2- Shithkadi To Nichnai Via Shekdur

Day 3- Nichnai to Vishansar

Day 5- Vishansar To Gadsar Via Vishansar Lake & Gadsar Pass

Day 6- Gadsar To Satsar

Day 7- Satsar To Gangabal Lakes

Day 8- Gangabal To Naranag

  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:   Drive To Sonmarg(Shithkadi) 7750ft.  2 hours drive

Arrive srinagar and you can make short trip to Srinagar and explore by taking an iconic shikara experience at dal lake, visit Mughal garden etc. Then an early evening(3:00pm) ride to Sonmarg for next  2 hours and then camping at Shithkadi it is 2km. before from Sonmarg. This is one of the most beautiful campsite near of the Sindh river

 

Day 2: Shithkadi  To Nichnai(11500ft.) Via Shekdur  8km. 7-8 hours  trek

Today your actual trek starts where at few distance you will reach roadside from here it is a gradual walk alongside Sindh river through forests full of pine trees and Maple trees reaching sonmarg valley you will be offered with surprising amazing view of Sonamarg  valley and the Thajiwas glacier. Later you will ascend towards shekdur its 2 hours steep ascent till Shekhdur  . It is wise to relax here and enjoy frosty winds before heading towards nichnai which is located around 11,500 ft above sea level, and from Shekhdur its take 4 more hours to reaching our camp site.

 

Day 3: Nichnai To Vishansar Lake(12000ft.) 12km. 7-8 hours trek

Trek from nichnai to vishansar lake is a lengthy one. It passes through beautiful green meadows and untouched beauty of the region. The first point we cross today is nichnai pass or vishansar berry it will take about an hour to cross river and another hour walk on banks of river here you will view a gorgeous water body which is small and deep blue colored arriving pass which is 13,050ft. above sea level you will enjoy the meticulous beauty of snow clad peaks all around. Heading forward trail will undergo sharp descent and will lead you to meadows with colorful tiny flowers you can also take glimpse of cascade that finally joins a river. Then easy trek on a flat valley and there you reach vishansar lake with himalayan range on left.

 

Day 4: Vishansar To Gadsar(12000ft.) Via kishansar Lake & Gadsar Pass(13700ft.) 15km.  9-10  hours trek

Today we start trekking towards Kishansar which is located at around 500 ft above the campsite this trek comprises of both easy and terrains after that we trek towards Kishansar lake and finally following it to Gadsar pass which highest point of this trek. From Gadsar pass you will pass through green meadows full of flowers as some pictorial lakes. Lake Gadsar is one of them. From here, we will continue descending via iris to reach Gadsar lake view of the lake is stunning which is adorned with beauty of colorful exotic flowers and snow both the sides. Reaching here one needs to report to the nearest army camp and complete the formalities of getting permission to pass gadsar for which id proofs are must.

 

Day 5: Gadsar To Satsar(12000ft.) 8-9km. 4-5 hours trek

Today trekking trail will include all such as steep, flat and even lands. We will start from the army camp heading towards Satsar mala lake meaning “the chain of seven lakes” we would take break at Maegabdob which is frigid by mountain and continue till Satsar. We would camp at first lake of satsar lakes and follow the same procedure for permission from army camps as yesterday there seven lakes are interconnected with heavenly view.

 

Day 6: Satsar  To  Gangabal Lakes(11500ft.) 11km. 5-6 hours trek

Today is also a challenging day, we will be covering 11 km today. The thing that will keep you going is your passion for trekking and enthusiasm to complete this beautiful trek. Today will be rocky and full of boulders we need to walk carefully. Here onwards we will start ascending to attain higher of about 13,400 ft above sea level. From summit point you can see both lake together Gangabal and Nundkul Or Mt. Harmukh. Lakes are famous for fishing. From here you will face a sharp descent and you would reach stream crossing which you will reach a lushy meadows heading the beautiful Nundkul lake which is also a popular weeking get away for locals. Trekking for next 30 minutes from Nundkul lake, you will finally arrived our campsite.

 

Day 7: Gangabal To Naranag(7500ft.), 13km. 6-7 hours trek

Today the final day to our trek you be tired and exhausted and equally happy for summiting and completing trek. Today trek would be through meadows with tiny yellow flowers and later few distances through pine forests and finally grassy land and we reach Naranag final point where Jeeps would be waiting

 

Note:

  • Please come with your original ID proofs
  • One should take instructions given by trek leaders seriously and follow them to experience safe trekking
  • Consumption of alcohol and other intoxicant’s during the trek is strictly prohibited
  • Normally we do not suggest to opt for mule porter to carry your personal backpack but if you want, inform us in advance and you will be charged 300/- extra per bag per day

How To Reach

By Air:  Flight From New Delhi To Srinagar Is Most Convenient Way

By Train:  Jammu Is The Nearest Railway Station Which Is 290 Km Away From Srinagar. It Is Well Connected To Major Cities In India By Rail

By Bus:  J & K Road Transport Operates Busses From Jammu Which Takes 10 Hours To Reach Srinagar. Srinagar Is Linked By National Highway

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