Great Lakes Trek

Outdoor Activities, Srinagar Airport...Hotel Or Houseboat to Returns to Original departure point...

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Highlights The aim of Kashmir Great Lakes expedition is to trek from Sonamarg to Naranag via Nichnai pass. The Great Lakes as the name suggests treks through much high altitude alpine lakes situated at the foothills of different snowy mountain peaks. It crosses streams, plenty of colorful meadows and crosses three mountain passes. The best time to trek would be between July – September as the meadow trail is in its full bloom and the weather conditions with the average temperature remain between 18 -20 degrees in the day and 3 -4 at night. The most popular trek which covers the lake of, Vishansar, Krishansar, and Gadsar twin lakes.
Day 01:- Arrive Srinagar Airport / Bus station  On arrival at Srinagar airport or bus station, our representative will receive you and transfer you to the Bed and Breakfast for overnight stay.Day 02:- Srinagar –Sonamarg –Nichnai (2hrs Drive / 5hrs trek) After breakfast we drive to Sonamarg “The meadow of gold” along picturesque Sind River. At Shitksri we pack our load on horses and start our trek. Our trail a slightly steep, passes through the meadows and enters a pine birch forest at Shokdari before the vast and long Nichnai meadow which is our camping ground for overnight stay.Day 03:- Nichnai –Vishansar –Krishansar Lake (6hrs trek)  After breakfast we leave Nichnai meadow and start ascending one of 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 Lake for an overnight stay. Day 04:- Day at Vishansar –Krishansar Lake After breakfast day at leisure at Vishansar lake to get yourself acclimatization.Day 05:- Krishansar –Gadsar (6hrs trek)  After breakfast we head towards Krishansar lake which lies just over the ridge, we take its eastern shore to ascend the second pass of the trek the Gadsar pass (4050m) On top of the pass we have the aerial view of the whole Vishansar valley among it are situated the twin lakes of Vishansar and Krishansar “the source of “Neelam River” we descend through Gadsar valley and lakes the camp at Kustoor Kout for an overnight stay. Day 06:- Gadsar –Satsar Lakes –Megandoab (5hrs trek) After breakfast 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 07:- Satsar –Gangabal Lake (6hrs trek) The last and the highest pass of our trek “Zajibal” pass (4180m) we forget all our tiredness when reaching atop because of the views, scenery. We see mount Haramukh (5300m) just standing at our face and at its footsteps lie the twin beautiful alpine lakes of Gangabal and Nundkol, we descend it to reach Gangabal Lake for an overnight stay.Day 08:- Gangabal –Naranag (6hrs trek)  After breakfast we leave Gangabal and Nundkol Lakes and trek through the meadows of Trunkol and descend to Naranag village through the pine forest of Bodpathri. Here end our walking. We take our car and driver back to Srinagar and stay overnight at Houseboat.Day 09:- Srinagar Departure transfer Airport OR Bus station  After breakfast proceed to Airport or Bus station for you’re on-wards journey....

What’s included

  • All road transport by private Car (Airport transfers /from to base camp and back)
  • All accommodation (full board) Mountain camps (expect day snack)
  • All trekking gear including tents, sleeping bags, mats, blankets, trekking poles
  • English speaking Kashmiri local Guide and a cook
  • All cooking utensils including cooking LPG stove
  • Houses to carry backpack
  • Trek/ wildlife permits
  • First Aid
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Any medical costs incurred by you, or costs associated with medical incident, such as your evacuation from the mountain and or hospitalization (for which you should have travel insurance)
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Day 01:- Arrive Srinagar Airport / Bus station  On arrival at Srinagar airport or bus station, our representative will receive you and transfer you to the Bed and Breakfast for overnight stay.
Day 02:- Srinagar –Sonamarg –Nichnai (2hrs Drive / 5hrs trek) After breakfast we drive to Sonamarg “The meadow of gold” along picturesque Sind River. At Shitksri we pack our load on horses and start our trek. Our trail a slightly steep, passes through the meadows and enters a pine birch forest at Shokdari before the vast and long Nichnai meadow which is our camping ground for overnight stay.
Day 03:- Nichnai –Vishansar –Krishansar Lake (6hrs trek)  After breakfast we leave Nichnai meadow and start ascending one of 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 Lake for an overnight stay.  
Day 04:- Day at Vishansar –Krishansar Lake After breakfast day at leisure at Vishansar lake to get yourself acclimatization.
Day 05:- Krishansar –Gadsar (6hrs trek)  After breakfast we head towards Krishansar lake which lies just over the ridge, we take its eastern shore to ascend the second pass of the trek the Gadsar pass (4050m) On top of the pass we have the aerial view of the whole Vishansar valley among it are situated the twin lakes of Vishansar and Krishansar “the source of “Neelam River” we descend through Gadsar valley and lakes the camp at Kustoor Kout for an overnight stay.  
Day 06:- Gadsar –Satsar Lakes –Megandoab (5hrs trek) After breakfast 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 07:- Satsar –Gangabal Lake (6hrs trek) The last and the highest pass of our trek “Zajibal” pass (4180m) we forget all our tiredness when reaching atop because of the views, scenery. We see mount Haramukh (5300m) just standing at our face and at its footsteps lie the twin beautiful alpine lakes of Gangabal and Nundkol, we descend it to reach Gangabal Lake for an overnight stay.
Day 08:- Gangabal –Naranag (6hrs trek)  After breakfast we leave Gangabal and Nundkol Lakes and trek through the meadows of Trunkol and descend to Naranag village through the pine forest of Bodpathri. Here end our walking. We take our car and driver back to Srinagar and stay overnight at Houseboat.
Day 09:- Srinagar Departure transfer Airport OR Bus station  After breakfast proceed to Airport or Bus station for you’re on-wards journey....
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