Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

:8 Days7 Nights
Event Type
:Adventure, Experience
Start From
:Srinagar, Kashmir
:Srinagar, Kashmir

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

8 Days7 Nights

Event Overview

If there is ever heaven on earth, it's here, it's here, it's here! This famous sentence, quoted by Mughal Emperor Jahangir hundreds of years ago, still stands true and unfailing, albeit the time and age. Kashmir Valley is the beautiful crown adorned on top of India. Some say it is a paradise on earth, others say it is a paradise by itself.

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is considered by far the best trekking one can experience. The trek is a seven day expedition, starting from Srinagar and ending with Naranag. The season to enjoy the trek is from June to August since the places will be filled with lush greens and covered with beautiful flowers. Day 1 starts the journey at Sonamarg headed towards Nichnai. Sonamarg is situated near the Nallah Sindh River and has some beautiful peaks like the Sirbal, Kolhoi, Amarnath, and Machoi. You can camp in Shekdur before continuing the trek to Nichnai. Day 2 you head towards Vishansar Lake. Trekking in Kashmir becomes interesting from here. This day you'll cross the Nichnai pass or the Vishansar Berry. The lake is beautiful, still deep blue in color that gives pleasant warmth in heart. Here you'll view waterfalls, meadows filled with deep red flowers and snow clad peaks. The Vishansar Lake is huge and nestled between four mountains. Day 3, you trek to Gadsar via Krishansar Lake and Gadsar pass. Krishansar Lake is a long stretch of stream, gurgling water and if you move upwards, you'll be connected to Vishansar Lake. On top of the ridge is the Gadsar pass from where you can observe the twin lakes.

You will trek towards Satsar on Day 4th. Some of the sceneries you will observe are captivating mountains and the collection of seven lakes. On Day 5, you will arrive at the twin lakes of Gangabal, situated in the foothills of Mt. Haramukh.
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Event Details


Day 1 - Arrive Srinagar, Drive to Sonamarg Night stay in Camp
  • On the first day, trekkers will spend the day in Srinagar. Srinagar, the capital of Jammu & Kashmir, is situated in Kashmir valley. One can take a short trip to Dal Lake, which is known for its beautiful Shikaras. Srinagar is also famous for Mughal Gardens that includes Chashma Shahi, the royal fountain; Pari Mahal, fairies' palace; Nishat Bhag, the garden of spring; Shalimar and Naseem Bhag. The trek would commence from Sonamarg, which is a three hour drive from Srinagar. So, to reach Sonamarg by night fall, the trekkers should start from Srinagar in the evening. The trekkers would spend the night in guest house at Sonamarg. Actual trek starts on day two.
Day 2 - Sonamarg to Nichnai via Shekdur (9 to 10 kms , 7 hours)
  • The second day is the most energetic day for the trekkers, since it will be the first day of trekking. The trek would start 3 to 4 kms from Sonamarg on Srinagar road. We would come across an isolated clean dhaba from where necessary items can be purchased for the journey. Sonamarg is 7,800 ft above sea level. The walking trail follows the beautiful Sindh River. The first three to four hours will be a steady ascent through magnificent maple and pine trees and beautiful green lush meadows. The beautiful forest of maple trees spread an amazing sweet scent in the air. The end of the maple tree forest gives away a clearing, from where we can witness the complete Sonamarg valley, clear streams and entire line of maple and pine trees. From here, the descent starts towards Shekdur. Shekdur is a collection of small peaks powdered with snow. And another three hours trek will take us to meadows of Shekdur surrounded by Bhoj trees. It is the ideal place to rest for sometime before further continuing. The descent will end in bhoj forest or silver birch. The golden setting sun is worth watching from here. After the silver birch trees, the trail will lead us up towards a river, which is the beginning of Nichnai. The river here is connected to Sindh River from Sonamarg. The river valley widens towards the end of the first day of trek and guides us to a triangular cluster of snow clad peaks, Nichnai. Nichnai is 11, 500 ft above sea level and the second day's night camp site.
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Adventure Activities





Own Transport

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 08.00 AM Drop Time: 06.00 PM

Things To Carry

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  • Accommodation. (Camping).
  • Meals while on trek (Veg & Egg).
  • Trek equipments like Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent.
  • Trekking Permits.
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.


  • Transport from Srinagar to Sonmarg and Narnag to Srinagar.
  • Hotel Stay in Srinagar.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
  • Note: The cost of transport from Srinagar to Sonmarg and return from Narnag to Srinagar has to be borne by the participant, arrangements with local transporters to pick up trekkers from Srinagar. The vehicles will leave Srinagar at 3.00 pm and reach Sonamarg by 6.00 pm.The stay at Srinagar on the last day is not included in the trek fee.

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