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Kashmir Lakes Trek

Jammu and Kashmir
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Duration

15 Day 14 Night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Kashmir Lakes Trek overview

Its a pulsating escape for demented travelers, starts from Sonamarg, which is found at an altitude of 2,730 meters and results in the Nichnai Pass at an elevation of 3 ,500 meters. the straightforward climb passes through the settlements of the many shepherds and meadows dotted with colorful orchids.

The trail continues to Vishansar Lake on the thanks to Kolahoi base camp at 4,140 meters and Lidderwat at 3,050 meters. As you approach the Kolahoi glacier, the track becomes tougher and therefore the terrain rough, but the Kolahoi Peak’s increasingly spectacular views urge you on. From here the trek goes through the Gadsar Pass to Gadsar Lake, passing through an untamed terrain.

Kashmir Alpine Lakes

The trek results in Megandob, a meadow that provides a bird’s eye view down the Sindh Valley to the upper reaches of the Kashmir Valley. From there, the trekking trail within the Kashmir Valley climbs up to Gaj Pass, from where one can get enchanting views of the Gangbal and Nundkol Lakes. Harmukh’s sacred peak rises above the lake, making it a divine experience. it’s said that pilgrimages to Harmukh and Gangbal’s base long preceded the Amarnath Yatra.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at srinagr
On arrival at Srinagar Airport, our representative and driver will receive you and transfer you to the houseboat. After check-in you'll be taken to Shikara (Boat ride) round the lake, exploring the floating market and life on water overnight occupy houseboat. (houseboat).

Day 2

Aru to Lidderwat
Altitude: 7,958 ft (2,426 m) to 9,131 ft (2,783 m)
Time taken: 6 hours, 10 km
Trek gradient: Easy-moderate Initial gradual ascent for half-hour followed by a gently undulating walk.
It is a mild but long climb from Aru to Lidderwat, covering a distance of 10 km in 6 hours. The trail to Lidderwat starts to climb straight out of Aru village, along side the course of the Lidder River. Follow the trail path the herbal wild plant fields The trail gets into a cluster of fir trees and continues to climb. Half an hour later, the trail pops out at a clearing called Lidder Meadows gradually easing into plains offering views of serene Lidder river grazing through the valleys. (Camp)

Day 3

Lidderwat to Shekwas
Altitude: 9,131 ft (2,785 m) to 11,039 ft (3,365 m)
Time taken: 3 hours, 5 km
Trek Gradient: Moderate
Continuously ascending trail for the primary 90 minutes with a couple of plain levels walks in between. River crossing on the normal logs just before Homwas followed by gradual ascent. Today is one among the shortest walks of the trek with a moderate ascent for the primary 2 hours then the trail eases into an extended descent and a clear walk along the Meadows. Upon reaching Sekwas one can take an optional walk which takes an hour to ascertain zaed sar lake a gorgeous turquoise color Alpine Lake. (Camp)

Day 4

Sekwas to Tarsar
Altitude: 11,039 ft (3,365 m) to 12,449 ft (3,794 m)
Time taken: 3 hours, 5 km Trek
Gradient: Moderate
Continuous ascent, totally on gradual inclines. Past Sekwas, the trail again snakes its way through the grass for an extended while. The trail to Tarsar, meanwhile, climbs into a ridge that overhangs the stream. The trail tops a couple of false ridges, each opening up to different wondrous sceneries. Two hours later, the trail finally gives you a narrow glimpse of Tarsar. The Sheer great thing about the lake attracts people from afar with sounds of pleasure echoing in its ever silent valley’s. Tarsar may be a special place which seems untouched by human influence since time out of mind . Tonight your camp are going to be near the Lake. (Camp)

Day 5

Tarsar to Sundersar
Altitude: 12,449 ft (3,794 m) to 13015 ft (4070 m)
Time taken: 4 hours, 5 km
Trek Gradient: Moderate
A steep ascent through the rocks within the starting to the pass, which follows a descent then a mild climb at the top to succeed in Sundarsar Lake. Once you cross the Tarsar pass which stands at 4000 meters The view from the opposite side of the pass is another terrific attraction. The grassy valley stretches out from your left to right during a never-ending stretch of beauty that boggles the imagination. Pristine Alpine valley’s and wild flowery Meadows one after the opposite with fragrant winds blowing along the Meadows. Once you reach the Sundarsar shores camp on the grassy Meadows and within the night enjoy the sky filled with stars. (Camp)

Day 6

Sundarsar to Khemsar Lake Via Yemher Pass
Altitude: 12800 ft (3857 m) to (4130 m).
Time Taken: 8 Hours trek
Gradient: Moderate to Difficult
Gradual After breakfast walk along the Sundarsar lake taking the closest route to Marsar lake, which may be seen from the cliffs above Sundarsar lake. Afterward, descend back to Sundarsar plain and climb again to Yemher pass. Yemher pass at 4130 meters then eases into a downhill walk till we reach Khemsar Lake. Today are going to be the very best point of the trek crossing the Yemher pass which offers a gorgeous view of the encompassing Himalayan ranges upon reaching Khemsar we'll camp near the shepherd shelters and next to Khemsar Lake. (Camp)

Day 7

Khemsar to Kulan
After Breakfast, you'll start to Descend to Kulan Village, which may be a long five hour descend through thick pine and fir forests, upon reaching the Kulan Village our camp are going to be found out next to Sindh River. Overnight in Kulan

Day 8

Kulan to Nichnai (3-5 hours trek)
After breakfast, we'll proceed to Shokdari “the meadow of gold’ along picturesque Sind river. At Shitksri we pack our load on horses and begin our trek. Our trail a rather steep passes through the meadows and enters a pine/birch forest at Shokdari before the vast and long Nichnai meadow which is our campsite for an overnight stay. (Camp)

Day 9

Nichinai – Vishansar – Krishansar (4-6 hours trek)
Altitude: 11,500 ft (3,505 m) to 12,000 ft (3,658 m)
Time: 6 hours, 12 km
Trek gradient: Moderate. 1.5 hours of gradual ascent followed by an hour-long climb to the pass. The steep descent from the pass for about an hour easing off into a flat walk.
Water sources: Carry sufficient water from Nichnai. you'll find sources along the trail to refill your water bottles.
We leave Nichnai meadow and immediately start ascending one among the three passes of the trek the Nichnai Pass (4000m). We ascend through beautiful Alpine meadows which are filled with bovid , grazing on these endless pastures. After crossing the pass we enter into the Vishansar Valley “the valley of medicinal plants”, we descend gradually through the alpine flower valley and camp at Vishansar Lake for an overnight stay. (Camp)

Day 10

Vishansar – Krishansar – Gadsar (4-6 hours trek)
Altitude: 12,000 ft (3,658 m) to 12,500 ft (3,810 m) via 13,800 ft (4,206 m)
Time taken: 5 hours, 10 km
Trek gradient: Moderate. 1.5-2 hours of steep ascent followed by 1 hour of a steep descent, easing off into A level walk.
Water sources: Carry sufficient water from Vishnusar. you'll find sources along the trail to refill your water bottles.
After discovering Vishansar Lake we head towards its sibling the Krishansar Lake which lies just over a ridge. We take its eastern shore to ascend the second and therefore the highest pass of the trek the Gadsar Pass (4200m). On the highest of the pass, we've the aerial view of the entire Vishansar valley among it are situated the dual lakes of Vishansar and Krishansar “the source of Neelam River”. We descend through Gadsar valley and lakes and camp at Kustoor Kout for an overnight stay. (Camp)

Day 11

Gadsar – Satsar – Megandoab (4-5 hours trek)
Altitude: 12,500 ft (3,810 m) to 12,000 ft (3,658 m)
Time taken: 6 hours, 12 km
Trek gradient: Moderate; 1.5 hours of steep ascent followed by A level walk.
Water sources: Carry a minimum of 2 liters of water from Gadsar. you'll find rivulets along the trail but the water won't be suitable to drink.
We ascend Kostur Kout leaving Gadsar valley and enter the meadow of Rasbal. It’s the Rasbal where a flowing river disappears underground. We continue our trek through seven small lakes of Satsar and camp at Megandoab at the foothills of the third pass of Zajibal for an overnight stay. (Camp)

Day 12

Satsar – Gangabal (4-6 hours trek)
We ascend the last pass of our trek ‘Zajibal Pass (4180m)’. We forget all our tiredness when reaching atop due to the views, the scenery it provides. We see Mount Haramukh (5300m) just standing at our face and at its footsteps lie the dual beautiful alpine lakes of Gangabal and Nundkol. We descend the pass and reach Gangabal Lake for an overnight stay. (Camp)

Day 13

Gangabal Explore twin lakes of Gangabal
Explore twin lakes of Gangabal and surrounding of Mount Harmukh which are famous for its picturesque setting. Enjoy the day around and have the lunch at the bank around Gangabal lake even return back to camp. (Camp)

Day 14

Gangabal – Naranag (5-6 hours trek) – Srinagar
We leave Gangabal and Nundkol Lakes and trek through the meadows of Trunkhun and descend to Naranag village through the pine forest of Bodpathri. Here ends our walking. We take our car and repel to Srinagar for an overnight occupy Houseboat.

Day 15

Departure at srinagar airport
After breakfast at houseboat. Our representative will drop you Airport.

Included/Excluded

  • Expert trek leader and support team
  • Accommodation in Srinagar, Houseboat
  • Transportation
  • All meals (delicious and vegetarian)
  • Quality trekking & safety equipment
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
  • Permits & camping charges
  • Flight tickets.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to hold personal luggage.
  • Something not specifically mentioned under the top

Durations

11 Days or More

Tour's Location

Jammu and Kashmir

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