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Sonamarg to Bandipora Trek

Jammu and Kashmir
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Sonamarg to Bandipora Trek overview

The aim of the Kashmir long Trek expedition is to trek from Sonamarg to Bandipora via Nichnai Pass and Zajibal Pass. The Trek runs through over 50 high altitude alpine lakes situated at the foothills of various snowy mountain peaks. It crosses streams, many colorful meadows, and crosses four mountain passes.

Sonamarg to Bandipora Trek

Though trekking in Kashmir isn’t the most recent but still this expedition is not any enter the park. Arduous days, steep and rocky passes, and altitudes approaching 4200m all collide to make a challenging trek in one among the foremost beautiful and serene Himalayas of Kashmir.

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Day 1

Arrival. Reception at Srinagar airport/bus station.
On arrival at Srinagar airport or bus terminal , our representative will receive you and transfer you to the houseboat at Dal Lake for an overnight stay.

Day 2

Srinagar – Sonamarg – Nichnai (3 hrs drive/ 5 hrs trek).
After breakfast at the houseboat, we drive to Sonamarg “the meadow of gold’ along the 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.

Day 3

Nichnai – Vishnasar – Krishansar Lake (6 hrs trek).
We leave Nichnai meadow and immediately start ascending one among the three passes of the trek the Nichnai Pass (4000m). We ascend it through long grazing pastures sheep. After crossing the pass we enter into the Vishansar Valley “the valley medicinal plants”, we descend gradually through the alpine flower valley and camp at Vishansar Lake for an overnight stay.

Day 4

Krishansar – Gadsar (6 hrs trek). 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 pass of the trek the Gadsar Pass (4050m). 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.

Day 5

Gadsar – Satsar Lakes – Megandoab (5 hrs trek). 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.

Day 6

Satsar – Gangabal lake (6 hrs trek). We ascend the last and therefore the highest 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 it to succeed in Gangabal Lake for an overnight stay.

Day 7

Day at leisure. occupy Gangabal Lake. Trout fishing, sightseeing or have a walk to the Kolsar Lake and around. Overnight occupy Gangabal Lake.

Day 8

Gangabal – Kundsar lake (5 hours trek). Ascend on the proper side of Gangbal lake follows by a gradual descend and 9 km trekking will lead us to Kundsar lake. Overnight stay.

Day 9

Kundsar – Sarbal Lake (4 hours trek). Leaving Kundsar through Shirsar 11 km trek takes you to Minimarg then descend to Sarbal. Overnight stay.

Day 10

Sarbal – Poshpatri 2nd (5 hours trek). Through the meadows of Kundara village, we leave for Poshpatri. Enroute are the shepherds, tribal Bakerwals with their folks of sheep and goat. The scenery is breathtaking with snow-clad Harmukh and therefore the green gorges with wild alpine flowers. Overnight stay.

Day 11

Poshpatri – Arin (4 hours trek-Srinagar (3 hours drive). From Poshpatri along the stream of Arin, we gradually descend and reach Arin village. We take our car and repel to Srinagar for an overnight stay.

Day 12

Departure. Our representative will drop you at Srinagar airport or at the bus represent departure.


  • All road transport by private ac cars
  • Airport transfers, for Day 2, from Srinagar to Sonamarg base camp; Day 11, from Arin Badipora to Srinagar Hotel.
  • 9 nights of tented accommodation
  • Twin sharing; 2 persons during a 3-man-tent
  • 2 nights (before and after the trek) Hotel accommodation
  • See above- Standard, Deluxe and Premium Type
  • All trekking gear included
  • Tents (twin sharing), dining and kitchen tent, toilet tents, sleeping bags and mats. Trekking poles (1 per person) also included.
  • Local Guides and Cooking staff
  • Languages; English, Urdu, Hindi and Kashmiri
  • All cooking utensils
  • LPG stoves
  • Offloading
  • Horses to hold your backpack throughout the trek (offloading) (except day sack)
  • Meal plan- Vegetarian meals including eggs and cheese, unless specified
  • Trek-4 meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch, Tea snacks, Dinner). Hotel or Houseboat – 2 Meals (Dinner and Breakfast)
  • Trek Permits
  • Wildlife Permits
  • Drinking Water
  • Packed bottled mineral beverage (2 ltrs per person) on first day of the trek. Boiled beverage for the remainder trek-days
  • First Aid Kit
  • International or domestic flights
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Any medical costs
  • Costs related to a medical incident, like your evacuation from the mountain and/ or hospitalization (for which you ought to have travel insurance)
  • Optional trips or excursions
  • Tips for local staff and guides.


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