Kashmir: Great Lakes Trek

25 June to 10 July AND 5 Sept to 5 Oct

Kashmir

14 Days

EXPEDTION LEVEL: Moderate

HIGHEST POINT: Gadsar Pass 4,200 meters

HEST CAMP SITE: 3,650 meters

Truly, one of the most beautiful treks in India Himalayas.

Meadows, mountains, glacial lakes and wild flowers blooming on lush green mountain slopes: could be a way of explaining the magical natural wonders of the “Kashmir Great Lakes Trek”.

Each day of our journey through the mighty Himalayas would make you wonder at the magnificence of nature and serve us a constant reminder how as its custodians we have to be sensitive towards it and protect it for future generations!

Kashmir
Kashmir

Here is a brief itinerary of your trip

  • Day 1 – Arrival India at New Delhi International Airport.Upon your arrival in New Delhi, you will be met by Himalayan Outback airport representative and chauffeured to a hotel close to the airport. Please provide us with your flight details if you are taking a flight to Delhi. In case you are driving to Delhi please proceed directly to Roseate House.
    Accommodation: Roseate House, Aerocity, New Delhi (check-in time: 12 noon)
    Meals: No meals included on this day.
  • Day 2 – Fly to Srinagar, Kashmir.The Roseate House concierge will arrange your transfer to Delhi airport where you will board your flight to Srinagar. This flight takes approximately 1 hour 20 mins. You will be met upon arrival by a staff member of The Himalayan Outback and chauffeured to Taj Vivanta, that is situated about 45-minute drive from Srinagar Airport. There are numerous trails that go off into the surrounding Forests and we will be happy to organise shorts walks or a lesiruelyBoat ride in the famous Dal Lake – please let us know if this is of interest to you.
    Accommodation: Taj Vivanta:
    Meals: Breakfast Only.
  • Day 3 – Drive to Sonamarg
    It will be a 2-hour drive to reach Sonamarg. We would stay at our favourite B&B just outside of Sonamarg. Its beautiful lush green wooded valley is blessed with very pleasant surroundings. In the evening we can venture out on a trail headed into the forests for a short walk to get a feel of the coming days.
    Accommodation: B&B
    Meals: All Meals Included.
  • Day 4 – Sonamarg to Shekdur Campsite.
    From our hotel the trek start point will be a 20-minute drive. Most of our days trek would be moderate to steep climb through Maple Trees and Silver Birchforest and patches of beautiful alpine meadows. This area in inhabited by nomadic tribes who in summer migrate towards the alpine meadows in search of good grazing for their life stock. We will set up our campsite close to ShekdurVillage in a beautiful meadow. The trekking time would be about 4 hours and we will be camping at an elevation of 3150 Meters.
    Accommodation: THO Camp
    Meals: All Meals Included
  • Day 5 – Shekdur Campsite to Nichnai
    The first 30 minute of the walk will be through a beautiful meadow before you enter a Silver Birch forest. Where the forest ends you will descend for a while and enter the Nichani valley. In front of you lies a meadow scattered with huge rocks. We will walk along for couple of hours before we reach our campsite. The trekking time would be about 4 hours and we would be camping at an elevation of 3650 Meters.
    Accommodation: THO Camp
    Meals: All Meals Included
  • Day 6 – Nichnai To Vishnusar
    Initially it will be a moderate climb along a trail snaking through Alpine Grasslands. After that we will climb for 1 hour to finally crest the Nichnai Pass (3825 Meters). Then it’s a steep downhill for 1 ½ hour to finally enter a wide valley and a long walk through medows to finally reach our campsite in Vishnusar. It will take us around 7 hours to cover the distance and we would be camping at an elevation of 3625 meters.
    Accommodation: THO Camp
    Meals: All Meals Included
  • Day 7 – Rest Day In Vishnusar.
    It’s nice to rest, relax and take in your surrounding landscape and today will be such a day. Close to Vishnusar are the twin lakes “Kishansar and Vishnusar” which are set in beautiful surroundings and a day long picnic around them would be just the perfect way to spend the day. We can also try our hand at fly fishing as well.
    Accommodation: THO Camp
    Meals: All Meals Included
  • Day 8 – Vishnusar to Gadsar
    The initial 1 hour will be a gentle climb to the base of Gadsar Pass. The next 1 ½ hours will be a steep climb till you crest Gadsar Pass. Close to the top you will get spectacular views of Kishansar and Vishnusar Lakes. Gadsar Pass at an elevation of 4200 meters and will be the highest point of our trek. Next would be a long descent into a wide valley and then a long walk through meadows. Our trekking time would be around 7 hours and we will be camping at an elevation of 3310 Meters.
    Accommodation: THO Camp
    Meals: All Meals Included
  • Day 9 – Gadsar to Mangan Tak
    The initial 2 hours will be a steep climb before we walk on a ridge line and then arrive in a wide valley with meadows on both sides. After a short climb through a moraine we will start our descent on a wide trail before we arrive at camp.Our trekking time would be around 6 hours and we will be camping at an elevation of 3650 Meters.
    Accommodation: THO Camp
    Meals: All meals included.
  • Day 10 – Mangan Tak to Gangabal
    We start our day with a 30-minute descent before we climb steadily for 2 hours to arrive at the base of Gangabal pass. After a bit of rest, we will climb steadilyfor 45 minutes to crest the pass and get magnificent views of Gangabal and Nandkol lakes located at the base of the magnificent Harmukh Peak. It’s a steep descent over a rocky narrow slope for 1 hour before we reach a wide meadow and then a final 30-minute gentle climb to reach our campsite next to Gangaballake. Our trekking time would be around 5 hours and we will be camping at an elevation of 3585 Meters.

Accommodation: THO Camp
Meals: All meals Included.

  • Day 11 – Gangabal to Naranag( Road-Head) to Srinagar.The first 2 hours is a very nice trail gently descending from alpine meadows to the tree line. The last 3 hours is a steep down-hill over a dusty pony track till we finally reach Naranag. We will be met by our cars and transferred to Taj Vivanta in Srinagar. The drive will be for 2 hours.Accommodation: Taj Vivanta:
    Meals: Breakfast only included.
  • Day 12 – SrinagarYou will have the option to rest and relax or we can take you for a half day tour of Srinagar city. It will be guided walk done by a local historian.Accommodation: Taj Vivanta
    Meals: Breakfast only included
  • Day 13 – To Srinagar Airport and flight to Delhi.After a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to Srinagar Airport for your flight to Delhi. At Delhi Airport you will be met by an Airport Representative of Roseate House and transferred to the hotel.Accommodation: Roseate House, Aerocity, New Delhi Meals:
    Meals: Breakfast only included.
  • Day 14 – DepartYou will be chauffeured to the airport by concierge of the Roseate House (check out time is 12 noon).Accommodation: None
    Meals: Breakfast is only included.

 

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