Durinar Lakes Trek

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Durinar Lakes Trek or Durinar trek lets you to explore the beautiful Kashmir. The trek takes you to discover three alpine lakes, all three are named Durinar with title Durinar first, Durinar second and Durinar third. Durinar III is the highest lake in Kashmir at altitude of 4,600 meters (15,092 ft) from the sea level which lets you to witness panoramic view of Lidder, Sindh Valley and you will also explore many peaks and glaciers throughout the trip.

Durinar Lake Trek starts from Sarbal village driving about three hours from Srinagar. Sarbal Village is also known as the last village of Kashmir. There are many vantage points to explore beautiful peaks, passes and glaciers including Zoji La, Kolahoi Peak, Kashmir National Park any many others. You will also reach Bear Valley which is home of brown bear and other including snow leopard, Kashmiri Stags and many others. The trail finally reaches to Sonmarg. Sonmarg is known as a hub of adventure sports activities in this region where you can conduct various adventure activities including Skiing, Whitewater rafting and more.  

Join us to explore the different taste of Kashmir through Durniar Lake Trek. You can customize this trip with any other trips of Kashmir if you are willing to stay more in Kashmir. Feel free to ask us, it’s free! 

Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi airport and Transfer to the Hotel

After your arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi, our airport representative will escort you to the hotel. In the afternoon, you can take rest or explore the streets of Delhi nearby your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel
Place: Delhi

 

Day 2: Full day Sightseeing of Delhi, including 3 world heritage sites 


After your breakfast at hotel, you will be picked up by your tour guide for full day sightseeing of Delhi. Delhi offers you to explore many more, among them you can choose from this list (click here for the link). We normally start the tour visiting Chandni Chowk, you can ride a Rickshaw here to explore local market and daily life of the local people. After that, we visit Red Fort, a popular UNESCO world heritage site in Delhi. Then we visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. After visiting these places we head towards Raj Ghat, a memorial place dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.
We take lunch and visit other two more UNESCO world heritage sites.  Humayun’s Tomb is popular destination where you can explore the blend of Architecture and Tradition. After visiting Humayun’s Tomb we will visit Qutub Minar. Qutub Minar is the tallest Minar of the world which reflects Indian Islamic architecture to the world. After visiting India Gate and President’s house you will be dropped to your hotel. 

 

Day 3: Fly to Srinagar from Delhi, and roaming around, 1 hr 35 min fly


After your breakfast at hotel, you will be picked up by our driver and drive you to the airport. You will enjoy the Delhi Srinagar flight. Before landing in Srinagar, you can see beautiful aerial view of mighty mountains. You will be received from Srinagar airport and transferred to your hotel in Srinagar. Additionally, you can enjoy the night in houseboat in Srinagar.    
 

Accommodation: Hotel/Houseboat
Meals: Breakfast
Place: Srinagar

 

Day 4: Drive to Sarbal Village and Trek to Durinar, 3 hours’ drive and 3 hours trek  


After your breakfast at hotel, we drive to Sarbal village and we will start our trek. Sarbal Village is also known as the last village of Kashmir. It will take another 3 hours to reach our today’s destination. It is beautiful Durinar Meadow where we make our tent for overnight stay. You can enjoy the stunning view of mountains just surrounded with snow-packed. 
 

Accommodation: Tent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Place: Durinar

Day 5: Trek to Durinar Lake, 4 hours trek


 After your breakfast, we start our trek to the Durinar Lake. The trail initially goes little more ascend where we need to walk like in steep. Once climbed, you can see the blue lake over granite rock. You will capture breathtaking views from the alpine lakes. We set today’s camp at Durinar Lake.

Accommodation: Tent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Place: Durinar Lake

  Day 6: Trek to Bear Valley, 4 hours trek


 After your breakfast, we start our trek to the bear valley. Bear Valley is a part of wildlife sanctuary, where you can explore many flora and fauna. As name reads its feature, brown bear is the home of this valley and snow leopard, Kashmiri Stags along with many other wild animals can be found in the sanctuary. Stay overnight at Bear Valley.

Accommodation: Tent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Place: Bear Valley

  Day 7: Trek to Sonmarg and drive to Srinagar 4-5 hours trek


 After your breakfast, we start our trek to Sonmarg. Sonmarg is another heavenly place of this trek. Sonmarg was a gateway of ancient Silk Road connecting Kashmir to Tibet. Nowadays, Sonmarg is renowned for the hub of adventure sports activities in Kashmir. Whitewater rafting, Skiing and other activities can be conducted if you are interested. Today we fully explore the beauty of Sonmarg and we drive to Srinagar. Overnight stay at hotel in Kashmir. .

 Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Place: Srinagar

Day 8: Fly back to Delhi from Srinagar and Exploring Taj Mahal, 1 hr 35 fly & 3-4 hrs drive


Today is the last day in Srinagar. We take our breakfast quite early in order to get the early morning flight. You again can see those beautiful mountains throughout your flight. You will be picked up again from Delhi airport and we drive to Agra to explore Taj Mahal and other attractions. 

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Place: Agra

 

Day 9: Farewell or Trip Extension 

Today is the last day of your trip. If you would like to stay more in India, you have plenty of options. Please ask us, it’s free. Else, our airport representative will escort you to the airport as per your return flight. We thank you again and wish to welcome you in near future. Have a pleasant journey.

Meals: Breakfast
Place: Delhi

Inclusions

  • All ground transports including Airport & Hotel transfers by luxury vehicle
  • 2 way flight Delhi-Srinagar-Delhi
  • Guided Sightseeing of Delhi
  • Sightseeing of Agra including Taj Mahal 
  • Hotel in Srinagar with breakfast and post trek celebration dinner in Delhi
  • Full board hygienic meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with Tea/Coffee)
  • Transportation throughout the trip
  • Trekking equipment including twin sharing dome Tents, Sleeping bag, Mattress
  • Helmet, Gaiters, Harness & Carabineers as required
  • Fully Experienced & Certified Trek Leader
  • Service Staffs including Cook, Guide and Porters as required
  • Salary, Food, Accommodation, Equipment & Accidental insurance for field staffs
  • Luxury Holidays India's T-Shirt
  • Trip Achievement Certification
  • Map & First Aid Kit
  • All Required Permits 
  • Office Expenses, Government Taxes and Service Charge

Exclusions

  • India Entry Visa (for international tourists)
  • International Air Fare 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Equipment, Personal Expenses, Shopping etc.
  • Meals beside breakfast in Cities 
  • Tips for field staffs
  • Extra accommodation, meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)

Note & Accomadation

    Price is based on 2 Pax, If you have big group then you will get the heavy discounts.

  • Trek start & End Point: Sarbal & Sonamarg
  • Best time for Trekking: June – October
  • Max Altitude               :     4,610 Meters
  • Accommodation         : Hotel in Cities & Camp Tents during Trek