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Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
  • Region - In Kashmir, J & K
  • Duration - 7 Nights 8 Days
  • Grade - Moderate
  • Max Altitude - 13,750 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 72 Kms.

Day 01 : Arrive at Sonamarg

  • Altitude: 7800 ft
  • 90 kms drive from Shrinagar, approx 3 hours.
  • If booked in advance, TTH can arrange pick up from TRC at 3pm
  • Our campsite is near the Sindh river (Shitkadi Village).
  • Since there are no shops around ensure that you have all that you need already.
  • Remember to carry your ID proof in original and 2 photo copies as we have to submit them at the army check post.

Day 02 : Sonamarg to Nichnai via Shekdur.

  • Altitude: 7,800 ft to 11,500 ft
  • 11 kms trek, approx 8 hours
  • After the breakfast we trek to Nichnai via Shekdur.
  • The trail takes you through meadows, dense forests with Maple, Pine and Bhoj trees.
  • After approx half an hour, we get an army check post where we have to submit our ID proofs.
  • While you are at it, you can enjoy an awesome view of the Sonmarg Valley or the Thajiwas Glacier.
  • The trek from Shitkadi to Shekdur is goes through thick forests of pine trees and will take approx 2 and half hours.
  • At Shekdur, you can indulge in instant noodles and an omelette if you wish to.
  • We follow the Nichnai Stream as we trek from Shekdur to Nichnai.)
  • We have lunch at the Nichnai stream, after Shekdur.

Day 03 : Nichnai to Vishansar lake via Nachnai Pass

  • Altitude: 11,500 ft to 12,000 ft via 13100 ft
  • 12 kms trek, approx 7 hours
  • Trek from Nichnai to Nichnai Pass is of approx 1 and half hours ascent.
  • At the top of Nichnai Pass you can get B.S.N.L network, which is the last point under mobile coverage area.
  • At Vishansar campsite, lunch will be offered.
  • We can visit the Vishansar Lake which is just 15 minutes walk from the campsite The first lake of the trek and one of the most beautiful ones.
  • If the trek is in July, the lake will be frozen. Otherwise, we can do fishing at the lake with permission from Srinagar Fishing Department.
  • Vishansar is visited by hoards of sheep and their shepherds are known for interesting stories.
  • The campsite is a unique place with an open ground and you can play volleyball, cricket etc.
    Beware of dogs at campsite

Day 04 : Acclimatization + Rest Day. (Condition Apply)

  • You may visit Kishansar lake, which is at approx 1 and half kms from our camp site.
  • If the weather is not good we will use acclimatization day at vishansar or else move towards next camp site, rest day can be use at Gangbal camp site.

Day 05 : Vishansar lake to Gadsar via Gadsar Pass

  • Altitude: (12,000ft) to (12,000ft) via (13,750ft)
  • 14 kms trek, approx 10 hours
  • We start the trek earlier than usual.
  • The trail passes from Vishansar to Gadsar, via Gadsar pass the highest point of the trek.
  • From Vishansar, the trail takes a steep ascent till Gadsar Pass.
  • We can see the Kishansar Lake on the way.
  • From the Gadsar pass till the camp site, we descend gradually.
  • We can spot the Gadsar lake en route.
  • You might also spot the Glacier of Gadsar Lake.
  • After the Gadsar lake, we will reach the campsite in 2 hours.
  • Just a few minutes before our campsite, we will have another army checkpoint and we will have to share our ID proofs with them.
  • Pack lunch will be provided

Day 06 : Gadsar to Satsar

  • Altitude: 12,000 ft to 12,000 ft
  • 9 kms trek, approx 6 hours trek
  • Mid July to mid August, the trail is laden in vibrant flowers.
  • We need to share our IDs at another army check post en route.
  • Moving on, we see two small lakes which are often mistaken as Satsar Lakes.
  • We will visit the Satsar twin lakes, in the afternoon, which are approx 1.3 h Stasar twin lakes are also known as mengen top.
  • Those twin lakes are between the middle of the mountain.

Day 07 : Satsar to Gangabal twin lakes via Zaj Pass

  • Altitude: 12,000 ft to 11,500 ft 13000
  • 11 kms trek, approx 6 hours
  • We walk on rocky paths for approx an hour and ascend till Jazz Pass.
  • At the pass, you can enjoy views of the 4 lakes, Mt. Harmukh and its glacier.
  • From the pass we descend till the Gangbal lake and camp at Nandkol lake.
  • We visit the Gangbal Lake, which is one of the largest lakes in the trek.
  • Post dinner, a team of Kashmiri staff will perform their traditional songs and dance.

Day 08 : Gangabal to Naranag Drive to Srinagar

  • Altitude: 11,500 ft to 7,450 ft
  • 15 kms trek, approx 7 hours
  • The trail is a descent till the last point of the trek – Naranag, so take care of your knees and ankles.
  • The trail will pass through pine tree forests.
  • After the 70 kms drive, you will reach Srinagar by 6:30 pm.
  • * Please note that prepaid sim cards do not work in Kashmir.
  • Don't forget your ID proof in original and 2 photo copies.
  • On Day 8, you’ll reach Srinagar between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8 pm.
  • Trek Cost Per Head : INR 12850 (GST 5% Extra)
  • How to Reach

  • By Air :-
  • Most major air carriers like Indian Airlines, Jet airways and Indigo operate daily flights to Srinagar. Reaching Srinagar by flight from New Delhi is the most convenient way.
  • By Train:-
  • Jammu is the nearest railway station to Srinagar, which is at a distance of 290 km. Jammu railway station is well connected to all major cities in India by rail. Direct train services are available from Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Trivandrum.
  • By Bus:-
  • Srinagar is linked by the National Highway 1A to the rest of the country. J & K state road transport operates comfortable buses from Jammu. The Journey takes about 10 hours to reach Srinagar.
  • Cost Inclusions :-
  • 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
  • Cost Exclusions :-
  • 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.
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