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Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

from  14450.00 13750.00

Jammu and Kashmir  |  8 D/7N  |  13,800 Ft.

July to September

(Above mentioned cost is for 8 or more people)

  • Reviews 3 Reviews
  • Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek.

Kashmir, paradise on earth, because of its serene pristine beauty is cradled in the lap of ravishing Himalayas. Get enchanted with Kashmir, a celestial land nothing short of a fairy tale. A surreal destination, there are many natural gems tucked away here. One of the those gems is the Kashmir great lakes trek. Perfect for a monsoon trek it is a feast for the eyes. This trek is like an orchestra building up momentum with surprises in scenery very frequently. With its landscape and serene beauty this treks offers a beauty to capture every step of the way. The trek is full of extensive mountain walking with some steep climbs and sharp descends. This trek is not only for the pleasure of the adventure seekers but also an ideal expedition for the nature lovers and photographers too who finds it a privilege to enjoy and capture the undisturbed beauties of nature. This trek is guaranteed to leave you awestruck as it simply unwraps the mesmerizing beauty of the region filled with sparkling high altitude lakes surrounded by alpine meadows and decorated with amazing colorful orchids by nature herself. Rocky terrains, alpine and snow clad mountains with gurgling streams, green meadows,  silver birch and other untouched beauties of Mother Earth make for a varied and complete trekking experience.

The trek is full of extensive mountain walking with some steep climbs and sharp descends. Honestly, this particular trekking trip is not only a pleasure for the adventure seekers but it is an ideal expedition for the nature lovers too who finds it a privilege to bask in the undisturbed beauties of nature.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All accommodation during the trek on sharing basis in tents/homestays
  • All meals during the trek – Vegetarian
  • Tents, Sleeping bags and all other Camping Gear (Dining Tent, Tiolet Tent etc)
  • Safety Equipment (Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Oximeter etc.)
  • Services of our expert Trek Leader
  • Services of an Expert Trekking Team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers, Porters/Mules)
  • Trekking Permits and Forest Camping Charges
  • A Life Changing Experience
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • GST and Other Taxes (As applicable, Subjected to change according to Govt. Rules)
  • Food in Srinagar and During transit to Sonamarg and back
  • Any hotel stay in Srinagar or Sonamarg
  • Backpack Offloading Charges
  • Personal Trekking Gear
  • Transportation from Srinagar to Sonamarg and Naranag to Srinagar
  • Travel Expenses to and fro Srinagar from home city
  • Tips for local team
  • Expenses of personal nature like Laundry, Phone Calls, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Camera Fee, Bottled Water etc
  • Any Requirement for Single Room/Single Tent Accommodation
  • Travel Insurance and other Emergency Expenses
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
  • Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions
  1. Day 1 Getting to base camp - Sonamarg

    The starting point of this trek is Sonamarg. Trekkers can reach Sonamarg on their own or can request us to make the arrangements from Srinagar. However, the pickup is not included in the package and you will have to pay for this separately. Alternatively you can reach Sonamarg on your own. This drive usually takes about 4 hours, so we can pick you up in Srinagar at around noon so that you can reach Sonamarg by evening and take good rest during the night for the trek to begin from the next morning.

  2. Day 2 Sonamarg to Nichnai; 9 km, 6 hours

    We will begin the Great Lakes Trek on this day. We will trek to Nichnai (11500 feet) via Shekdur. This trail of the trek is about 9 kms and usually takes 6 hours to complete. We will be taking rest at Shekdur and have our lunch there amidst the beauty of hills covered in trees. Once we reach Nichnai, we will camp for the night.

  3. Day 3 Nichnai to Vishnusar; 12 km, 6 hours

    This trail of trek is about 12 Kms and takes 6 hours to complete. This trail has both ascend and descend. First we will ascend to Nichnai Pass (13000 feet) and descend to reach Vishnusar Lake (12000 feet). We will camp close to the lake for the day.

  4. Day 4 Explore Vishnusar and Kishansar Lakes

    On this day we will explore the twin lakes in the area, i.e., Vishnusar Lake and Kishansar Lake. Both these lakes looks amazing and the color of the water depends on the time of the day you reach there. The reflection of the mountains in the lakes is amazing. These lakes are famous for snouts and fishing is allowed with permits taken in Srinagar.

  5. Day 5 Vishnusar to Gadsar via Gadsar Pass; 10 km, 5 hours

    On this day we will trek to Gadsar via Gadsar Paas. The highest point of this trek (13800 feet) is achieved on this day when we reach the peak. When we go on trail, we will be treated with the beauty of both the lakes visible from the trail for the most part. While descending we will come across two more lakes, Yamsar Lakes and one nameless one. Once we are about to reach Gadsar, we will see another beautiful lake, Gadsar Lake. We will camp at Gadsar for the night. The trail for this day’s trek is 10 kms and usually takes about 5 hours to be completed.

  6. Day 6 Gadsar to Satsar; 12 km, 6 hours

    On this day we will trek to Satsar. The trail for this day’s trek is about 12 kms and takes about 6 hours to be completed. Satsar has a collection of seven lakes and its a beauty. we will stay at Satsar overnight.

  7. Day 7 Satsar to Gangabal twin lakes; 9 km, 6 hours

    On this day we will trek to Gangabal which is famous for its twin lakes, Gangabal and Nadkol. The trail for this day is 9 kms and usually takes 6 hours to complete.

  8. Day 8 Gangabal to Naranag and drive to Srinagar; 11 km, 6 hours

    On the last day of the trek, we will trek up to Naranag, this day’s trek will be 11 kms and the time taken would be around 6 hours. Once in Naranag, you will head back to Srinagar. You shall reach Srinagar by evening. Plan accordingly.

This is a 7 day long trek in Kashmir. Its insanely beautiful. The days are longer so you need to be in a good shape to opt for this trek. This can be opt by anyone with a good physical fitness and an urge to see the beauty of “Heaven on Earth” Kashmir.

Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a daypack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines.

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Overall Rating
Gaurav Lamoriya
Reviewed On 10/01/2018

Amazing Services, Professional Attitude, Great Experience. Definitely recommend them for anyone looking for a Trek.A must do Trek.

Nishita Biswas
Reviewed On 10/01/2018

So finally I have done Kashmir Great Lakes Trek.Hurraaayyyyyy.The trek was decided 6 months back with one of my trek friend snehal cheddha and her family. We decided to choose trek leaders this time, rather than a trek organizer. And we end up choosing Harshit Patel, who was heading TrekMunk. And we were lucky and blessed on our decision. I met Harshit on a trek of HAR KI DUN last year March 2016 So we trusted him this time too, and headed to KGL. Our journey started from Srinagar with 15 people for the trek. There we met another trek Leader Oshank Soni. As per the iternary the trek started, and we started following our trek leaders on mountains and terrains. KGL was one of the tough trek I have done so far. Steep Ascents and steep descents. The days were long and kilometers were not ending. Everyone was tired and exhausted on very first day. It was raining continuously with no break.But the trek organizer were calm and patience to handle each and every trekker. I panicked at time in tents, vomiting due to severe headache. And was better taken care by Oshank and Harshit with proper medication.I was injured before the trek started. As my leg was not supporting me while trekking. There I cried first time on a trek due to my legs.So our trek leader were well versed and trained in medical treatments. A gauge support was tied on my ankle and I completed the trek with less pain. After reaching to a camp site, a proper medication and care was taken of my legs.The best part of the trekmunk was,each and every staff was supportive and patience. Kitchenette and mule staff helped us a lot. They motivated us mentally and walked with us miles to finish the trek without any hassle. None of the staff behaved rude to us. Even kitchenette staff allowed us to stay in kitchen and feel warm, once we all were wet in rain.Awesome and delicious food,with gulab jamun,kheer ,halwa,sewayain ,Maggie ,samosa and much more. Kava tea on request was also prepared,only for us.Overall a big thanks to our trek leader,Harshit patel and Oshank Soni. It was a great experience with beautiful and unique campsiteWill surely recommend Trekmunk to other trekker friends and will do more adventurous trip and Trek with Trekmunk in future for sure.

Shweta Chedda
Reviewed On 10/01/2018

Trekmunk : Passionate, Wonderful and warm people to trek with. Dedicated and a very helpful support staff. Strongly recommend them for a fantastic trekking experience !!The Kashmir Great Lakes trek is a long trek and really a beautiful one.