7
Duration(days)
6
Nights
India
Location
63 km.
Distance

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20 July - 26 July 2019
Rs. INR 13,800/-/-
27 July - 02 Aug 2019
Rs. INR 13,800/-/-

The Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek also is known as the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is one of the most popular treks in the Kashmir valley that unwrap the serene beauty of the Kashmir region secluded within the mountains. It is one of the treks in the Indian Himalayan region that whirls along the tracks to some of the high altitude lakes of India that glisters in the midst of vast alpine meadows, which are dotted with colourful orchids. The trek is a potpourri of alpine high altitude freshwater glacier lakes that consist of Vishnasar Lake, Krishnasar Lake, Yamsar Lake, Gadsar Lake, Satsar Lake, Nandkol and Gangabal Lake. The trek stretches from an elevation of 2,723 meters, in Sonamarg, which is often dubbed as the "meadows of gold", to an elevation of 4,300 meters, in Lul Gul pass. The Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek is approximately 5 days of knackered knees and tortured toes BUT worth the challenge.

A pulsating escape for the demented travellers, the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek commences from Sonamarg, which is located at an altitude of 2,723 meters and leads to the floor of Nichnai Pass at an elevation of 3,500 meters. The easy climb passes through several shepherds' settlements and meadows dotted with colourful orchids. Further, the trail proceeds to Vishansar Lake en route to Kolahoi base camp at 4,140 meters and Lidderwat at 3,050 meters. As you get closer to the Kolahoi glacier the track becomes harder and the terrain rugged, but the increasingly spectacular views of the Kolahoi Peak urge you on. From here the trek heads to Gadsar Lake via the Gadsar Pass and passes through an untamed terrain. Moving deep into the Kashmir valley the trek leads to Megandob, a meadow that offers a bird's-eye view down the Sindh valley to the upper reaches of the Vale of Kashmir. Thence the trekking trail in the Kashmir Valley climbs up to Gaj Pass, from where one can get enchanting views of the Gaganbal and Nundkol Lakes. The sacred peak of Harimukh rises above the lake, making it a divine experience. It is said that pilgrimages to the base of Harimukh and Gaganbal long preceded the Amarnath Yatra.

INCLUDED
Veg Meals during the trek
Starting from evening snacks on Day 1 till Lunch on Day 7
Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits
Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
Camping tents (Twin/Triple sharing)
Temp rated sleeping bags
Mattress
Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope
pulleys
Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid certification.
Experienced Local guide
Cook & helpers
Porters or mules for carrying common luggage.
Exhaustive First Aid kit including portable oxygen cylinder.
Trekking certificate.
Explore Himalaya 24by7 hour support during Trek.
NOT INCLUDED
GST 5%
Srinagar airport to trek base Shutkari Transfer worth INR 700-1000
Naranag to Srinagar back transfer worth INR 700-1000
Personal expenses
Any kind of insurance.

NOTE:

Best  season-  July to September

Starting Point- Sonamarg

Difficulty level - Moderate

How would you feel to walk through heaven? And won’t it be memorable for a lifetime?

Let me tell you how I felt while trekking through Great Kashmir Lake.

This place has seven beautiful lakes, which will mesmerize you with its beauty; Deep Blue clear skies and its reflection on  Dal lake while touching your soul. This trek has steep mountain slopes and sharp slopes, which will be calling you for adventure; Roads by the edge of mountains will give you the adrenaline rush. The unscathed virgin flora and fauna will take you to another world like a Disney movie does; letting you completely vanish away from hustle and bustle of city life.

The starting point of this trek is Sonamarg, meaning “meadows of gold”. Here you will find, Alpine and Snow clad mountains, misty clouds touching the cliff of mountains, boathouses floating in beautiful lakes to sleep in. The soul-soothing gurgling streams, trekking through the meadows and walking by the side of blue lakes beside snow-covered mountains.

Whether you are a nature lover, a trekker or a photographer, you are going to love this place. This trek is a few of the most beautiful treks in the world and that is why it is called paradise on earth.

In short, “ this place has gorgeous snow-covered mountains, divine lakes, green meadows, giggling streams and whatever you would imagine heaven would be like”

Though very beautiful, you surely need to come prepared to fully enjoy the trip.

Let me tell you it is a moderately difficult trek

you will be

-  crossing 3 high passes

- ascending an altitude of 1500 ft every day (approx).

-  covering a distance of 10-12 km per day.

- trekking for almost 6-7 hours a day

So I would recommend you to come prepared, so that you miss nothing, fully enjoy it and make it exclusively memorable.

7
Duration(days)
6
Nights
India
Location
63 km.
Distance

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20 July - 26 July 2019
Rs. INR 13,800/-/-
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27 July - 02 Aug 2019
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03 Aug - 09 Aug 2019
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INCLUDED
Veg Meals during the trek
Starting from evening snacks on Day 1 till Lunch on Day 7
Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits
Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
Camping tents (Twin/Triple sharing)
Temp rated sleeping bags
Mattress
Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope
pulleys
Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid certification.
Experienced Local guide
Cook & helpers
Porters or mules for carrying common luggage.
Exhaustive First Aid kit including portable oxygen cylinder.
Trekking certificate.
Explore Himalaya 24by7 hour support during Trek.
NOT INCLUDED
GST 5%
Srinagar airport to trek base Shutkari Transfer worth INR 700-1000
Naranag to Srinagar back transfer worth INR 700-1000
Personal expenses
Any kind of insurance.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
Dec-18-2015

Our trek to Everest Base Camp with Explore Himalaya adventure sports association was a trip to remember. From our arrival in the Kathmandu airport to our departure 16 days later, this was amazing the way they care about us was unforgettable. God bless you all.

Jan-03-2016

It was an amazing tour to kasol

Jan-11-2017

I am from Australia and I came across Explore Himalaya.org while surfing the internet for my himalayan trekking adventure. Based on other positive reviews, I decided to go with Explore Himalaya.org. Now I am very happy with my decision because I had an amazing time in India and Nepal with their Team, specialy with Akshay in India and Raghav in Nepal. and all because of Explore Himalaya.They have an amazing group of guides and porters. I did the stok kangri Expedition in Leh Laddakh, India and An

Feb-10-2017

I am from Mumbai. My trip with Explore Himalaya was very good. I booked my manali to leh cycling with them. We covered a lot of area. Tour leader knowledge energy and passion for Himalaya made the riding journey all so much better. We got to learn about local flora and fauna in depth, The transport and support was made so much better as Explore Himalaya team was always able to get that little bit better for what was budgeted. they had great organisation skills making the most of everyday. Thank

May-23-2017

I want to join manali to Leh cycling camp. So please provide me quotation for 10 days. I am only one person.

May-27-2017

Me and my sons 19 and 17 years, were desperate to do a cycling tour in India after our Nepal tour with Explore Himalaya.I was nervous doing this kind of trip in India. However, our guide Akshay had planned out the safest tour and he was very safety conscious. It was an enjoyable 8-day trip and though there were some nerve-wracking road rides, most of the trip was awesome with few to no traffic. Would definitely recommend Explore Himalaya to other travelers.

Jun-14-2017

It was more beautiful than I had imagined it. Valley of flowers is simply a delight to the senses. I came to know about this trek through my friend circle. We got in touch with explorehimalaya.org and they arranged the whole trek for us in a jiffy. Uttrakhand is a home to most beautiful mountain peaks and I'm glad I have discovered the cream of it all. Kudos to the team and the support staff.

Nov-02-2017

Can send me winter spiti iternary once to my mail

Jan-03-2018

Pl guide me in this tour as we are 4 no of people, wants to explore himachal pradesh, so suggest me a tour of around 8 to 10 days. which covers almost all.

Jan-25-2018

We make trawellng plan after 20 February so plz. Help me

Mar-29-2018

First time trek but fit and fine so best Trek u guide me

Apr-07-2018

Send me itinery for ladakh tour 2018 for @16500. I am from mumbai. Guide me with travelling part from mumbai to manali.

Apr-12-2018

Hi,I log on to your blog named "Manali to Leh Cycling Tour 2018 I Cycling in India on Leh Manali Highway with manali to leh cycling trip pictures. :Explore Himalaya" regularly.Your humoristic style is awesome, keep it up! And you can look our website about AlAhly http://ahlawia.com/new/tag/alahly.

Apr-21-2018

Ca u arrange a corbett safari ex-Delhi tour on 30th april/may?

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