Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

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Destinations Covered Delhi | Srinagar | Shitkari | Nichnai | Vishnusar | Gadsar | Satsar | Naranag | Srinagar | Delhi |
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Kashmir Great Lakes Trek lets you to reach and explore 7 glorious alpine lakes along with other beautiful places of Kashmir. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is an opportunity for you to check the validity of Kashmir’s nick name - ‘Heaven on Earth’. Setting camps in charm grassy meadows near the beautiful lakes, you can have your tea/coffee just beside snow-capped mountains, can you imagine it? No! It is very difficult to write such a beauty in certain words.

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek goes through typical villages, landscapes, beautiful valleys, alpine lakes, High Mountain passes, Rolling Meadows with moderate trekking adventure for the first timers. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek introduces you with the nature, culture and adventure. It is one of the well rated trekking trails in India

You will be really amazed seeing 360° panoramic views of mountains including Harmukh and Nanga Parwat and other snowcapped mountains. All seven lakes including twin lakes Gangbal and Nundkul, five different valleys, flora and fauna you will get the different types of postcard or wallpaper pictures in every 10-15 minutes throughout the trip.  Join us to conduct this- ‘all in one trek’ with us. We guaranty you; it will give you the exact taste of the trip which you are dreaming.

 

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 Sonamarg and trek to Shitkari Base Camp


After your breakfast at hotel, we drive to Sonamarg. Sonamarg renowned for golden meadows, it was popular and important place for ancient Silk Road, connecting Kashmir with Tibet. You can enjoy the stunning view of mountains just surrounded with snow-packed. We are going to start the trek from today itself. We trek about 3 Km to reach Shitkari base camp. We will make camp at beautiful grassy field.

Accommodation: Tent Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Place: Shitkari Base Camp

Altitude: 2,377 m

Day 5: Trek to Nichnai from Shitkari Base Camp, 6 hours trek


 After your breakfast in Shitkari base camp, we start our trek to Nichnai. The trail initially goes little more ascend about 2-3 hours towards Shekdur Village. Pine forests are on our way today. After reaching Nichnai Nallah River we take our lunch and continue towards our today’s destination, Nichnai. We see horses running and sheep grazing while we descend and arrive at the wide valley. We set today’s camp at Nichnai.

Accommodation: Tent Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Place: Nichnai

Altitude: 3,505 m

Day 6: Trek to Vishnusar Lake from Nichnai, 6 hours trek


 After your breakfast, we start our trek towards Vishnusar Lake. The trail goes ascending for 2 hours and we reach the top of the Nichnai pass at latitude of 4100 m. Nichnai Lake will be on your left side while climbing the pass. The trail descends once we crossed the pass. After an hour we take our lunch at the beautiful meadows. After the lunch we continue trek towards today’s destination, Vishnusar Lake. We will explore Vishnusar and Kishansar twin lakes today. These lakes are in just 500 meters of distance. Stay overnight at Vishnusar Lake.

Accommodation: Tent Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Place: Vishnusar Lake

Altitude: 3,658 m

Day 7: Trek to Gadsar via Gadsar Pass, 6 hours


 After your breakfast, we start our trek to Gadsar. Vishnusar and Kishansar Lakes can be seen till we reached at Gadsar Pass. Gadsar Pass is the highest point of this trek which is situated at altitude of 4,206 meters from sea level. After crossing the pass, trail goes descending down steep and we see Yamsar Lake. Local people believed that this Yamsar Lake is related to Lord Yam. After reaching Gadsar Lake we take our lunch. You can take the beautiful pictures of Lake and around then we continue walk towards our campsite at Gadsar.     

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

Altitude: 3,810 m

Day 8: Trek to Satsar from Gadsar , 6 hours


 After your breakfast, we start our trek to Satsar. Satsar is a name of 7 Lakes. First the trek goes uphill from Gadsar camp for about 1.5 hours and sets a gentle walk towards Satsar stream. Just passing after Satsar Pass we take our lunch in a beautiful valley and after visiting Satsar we trek for about one hour and stay overnight in a camp at Satsar at a beautiful meadow surrounded by high ridges on 3 sides.

Accommodation: Tent Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Place: Satsar

Altitude: 3,658 m

Day 9: Trek from Satsar to Gangbal & Nundkul Lake, 6 hours


 After your breakfast, we start our trek as usual. The trial goes ascend and take us to Zach pass which is at altitude of 4100 meter from sea level. You can see stunning views from Zach pass including Harmukh Mountain being towered over the twin lakes Nundkol and Gangbal. We take a lunch at small stream side and climb a small ridge then finally we reach our campsite at Nundkol.

Accommodation: Tent Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Place: Nundkul.

Altitude: 3,505 m

Day 10: Exploring Gangbal & Nundkul Lake


 Today we will stay at same place and enjoy exploring more about both lakes, beautiful valley, Harmukh Mountain and around. We go and relax in the bank of Gangbal Lake. After returning back at our campsite we enjoy more with camp fire as today is the last night of our trek. Overnight at Nundkol.

Accommodation: Tent Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Place: Nundkul.

Altitude: 3,505 m

Day 11: Trek to Naranag and drive back to Srinagar 4-5 hours trek


 After your breakfast, we start our day. The trail goes ascend from the valley and descends through forests and finally we will find a tea shop where we will take our lunch. Some steep descends about 3 hours will take us to Naranag. We can see an ancient temple along with the road where our vehicle is waiting for us to reach to Srinagar. Overnight stay at your hotel in Srinagar.

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

Day 12: 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 13: 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: Sonamarg & Naranag
  • Best time for Trekking: June – October
  • Max Altitude               :     4,206 Meters
  • Accommodation         : Hotel in Cities & Camp Tents during Trek