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Kashmir Lakes Trek & Camp 08days

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Region :- Kashmir
Duration :- 8 Days
Grade :- Moderate To Difficult
Max Altitude :- 13,750 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 72 Kms

 

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  • A valley between the Great Himalayan range and the Pir Panjal mountain range
  • Kashmir is a place of beautiful simplicity and pristine natural beauty.

Trek Highlights
Day 1 :- Arrive at Sonamarg
Note:- If booked in advance, we can arrange pick up from TRC at 3pm
Day 2:- Sonamarg to Nichnai via Shekdur
Day 3 :- Nichnai to Vishansar lake via Nachnai Pass
Day 4:- Acclimatization + Rest Day. (Condition Apply)
Note:- If the weather is not good we will use acclimatization day at vishansar or else move towards next camp site
Day 5:- Vishansar lake to Gadsar via Gadsar Pass
Day 6 :- Gadsar to Satsar
Day 7 :- Satsar to Gangabal twin lakes via Zaj Pass
Day 8 :- Gangabal to Naranag Drive to Srinagar

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 anytime after 8 pm.

Trek Info
Region: Kashmir, J & K
Duration: 8 Days
Grade: Moderate
Max Altitude: 13,750 Ft.
Trekking Km: 72 Kms.
Trail Type: A cross over trail through passes. The trek starts at Sonmarg and ends at Naranag
Rail head: Jammu is the nearest rail head to the base camp
Air Port: Srinagar airport
Base Camp: Sonamarg (90 kms drive from Shrinagar, approx 3 hours)
Best Season: July to September. More snow in the months of July
Services from: Sonamarg to Naranag
Food: Meals while on trek (Veg + Egg)
Stay: Camping

 

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Kashmir Lakes Trek

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Day 1 :- Arrive at Sonamarg

  • Altitude: 7800 ft
  • 90 kms drive from Shrinagar, approx 3 hours.
  • If booked in advance, we 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 2:- 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 3 :- 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.
  • From Nichnai pass to Vishansar there is a descent.
  • 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 4:- 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 5:- 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 6 :- 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 7 :- 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 8 :- 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.
  • On advance booking, we can arrange transport to Srinagar at a charge.
  • After the 70 kms drive, you will reach Srinagar by 6:30 pm.

Inclusions :-
1. Accommodation. (Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg & Egg)
3. Trek equipments like Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent
4. Trekking Permits
5. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
6. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff

 

Exclusions :-
1. Transport from Srinagar to Sonmarg and Narnag to Srinagar
2. Hotel Stay in Srinagar.
3. Food during the transit.
4. Insurance ,Airfare /Railways/Bus Fare
5. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

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