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Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
OVERVIEW
WELCOME TO KASHMIR GREAT LAKE TREK
Kashmir great Lake Trek is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western E x p e rience a wonderful and adventurous
Himalayas. It is nestled in the middle of a cradle-shaped vale below the Kashmir
time at a gripping cost of Rs. 10,999- PP for
Great Lake Trek . A
delight for trekkers, both in summer and winter. 8 days and 7 nights.
TREKKING ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES MEALS
During this trek you will experience view of Camping, Provide you all
Meadows and view of Himalayan Range which Trekking,
Meals from Day 1
gives a perfect natural view for some Sightseeing,
clickable memories Campfire & More Till the Summit Day

HIGHLIGHTS
Highlights: Natural View, Trekking, Thrilling walk over the ridge and much more.
Adventurous Activities: Camping, Trekking and Much More.
Duration: 7 days
Destinations: Kashmir Great Lake Trek
Trip Cost: INR 10,999/- Per Person (Excluding 5% GST)
Trip Inclusions: Sightseeing, Accommodation (Camps), Equipment, Adventurous
Activities and Meals.
MEALS AT KASHMIR GREAT LAKE
BEST MEALS PROVIDED DURING THIS TREK
Eating proper meals on treks is a challenge to many. Your body works out so much that you are
tempted to gorge on all food available. Yet, over-eating could work against you while trekking.
So, our trek leaders and cooks plan best for you when it comes to a hygienic diet.

ITINERARY FOR KASHMIR GREAT LAKE TREK PACK-
1 DAY 1 REACH SONAMARG
The journey of Kashmir great lakes trek will start from Sonamarg, you can spend time in
Srinagar prior driving to Sonamarg, (drive will not be provided by us).
Srinagar the dream land, the beauty of which is totally magical, and one can witness the
Lakes, gardens, and the soothing greens that will make your mind feel free, and refresh.
Kashmir great lakes along with this beauty Srinagar are the mesmerizing blend of Kashmir
valley, the drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg will take almost 3 hrs to reach there.
The journey towards Sonamarg will be so magnificent that it will give you the idea how
admirable your journey will be to the Kashmir great Lakes.
Kashmir great Lakes trek is one of the most astonishing trek among other treks in India, in
this busy life if you’re able to get you escape in the Kashmir Valley then it is the most won-
derful thing till now.

ITINERARY FOR KASHMIR GREAT LAKE TREK PACK-
DAY 2 SONAMARG TO NICHNAI VIA SHEKDUR
2
The 2nd day will be a trekking day in your journey of Kashmir great Lakes; the trek will
take head towards Nichnai that will take 3 hrs ascent followed by 1 hrs descent and finally
a normal ascent towards Nichnai.
The trek will start 3 Km away from the Sonamarg, and later on when you will spot the Lone
Dhaba, the place from where you can collect the useful things for your day such as pack-
aged water, and some food items to stay healthy throughout the trek.
Keep that in mind this would be the last place from where you can by the eatables, futhure
nothing will be found.
When you will start your trek for the most beautiful place Kashmir great Lakes, the trail will
be so magnificent into the Kashmir valley, the blend of green meadows, and the blue
pleasing sky will treat your eyes.
Later on, after half an hour you will reach the top of the green meadows that you will cross
initially. Where the tree line of Maple and Pine starts, and the trek will start a little descent,
and then again it will ascent.
Trekking in India and Kashmir trekking is famous where walking on the green bed of grass
amidst is so unique, passing through the maple forests, ridges, the green meadows, and
the little streams that will look so mesmerizing and will keep you engaging in the beauty
of the Nichnai.
Kashmir great lakes cost you nothing but a time from your busy life to explore the beauty
profoundly, after sometime trekking from Nichnai you will reach Shekdur where you will
camp for the 2nd day that is surrounded by the Bhoj trees.

ITINERARY FOR KASHMIR GREAT LAKE TREK PACK-
DAY 3 NICHNAI TO VISHNUSAR LAKE
3
On the 3rd day of trekking, there will be a long walk into the Mother Nature; the green
meadows with the changing beauty in each step will be so wonderful.
The day will start early after breakfast so that you will get more time to taste the beauty of
green meadows, and so you can stroll up in the meadows.
On 3rd day first you will pass the Nichnai Pass that will be easily visible from your
campsite, when you will start passing the Nichnai pass you will witness the exotic beauty
the crystal clear rivers, green soothing meadows to stroll around.
Another place that you will pass by is Vishansar Berry, and from Nichnai pass you will be
able to behold the beauty of Sonamarg valley that will look so mesmerizing in the lap of
Himalayas.
There will be a medium climb to Nichnai Pass and small descent that will be followed by
the long flat meadows walk that will wind near Vishnusar Lake.
Reaching the lake you will be able to behold the beauty of the wonderful lake that will be
the first step of the amazing journey towards Kashmir great lakes.
You will be able to witness the flowery meadows, waterfalls, and the Vishansar Lake that is
encompasses by all greens, the Kashmir great lakes trek is wonderful trekking spot when
it’s about trekking in Kashmir .
Throughout the way you will be able to witness many crests of Himalayas resting peaceful
with pride, and those snow-capped peaks will give you the glimpse of how trekking in In-
dia and trekking in Himalayas can make you feel excited.

ITINERARY FOR KASHMIR GREAT LAKE TREK PACK-
DAY 4 EXPLORE VISHNUSAR AND KISHANSAR TWIN LAKE
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Exploring the Vishnusar will be so mesmerizing that can blow you mind, the beauty that it
carries is ultimate, the nature on these destinations shows it well that Kashmir valley is the
dreamland for the trekking lovers, and The Kashmir great lakes trek is the wonderful expe-
rience itself. Later on moving to Kishansar twin lakes that offer the ultimate vista of all time
in the Kashmir great lakes.
It will also be an acclimatization day where you will be able to get familiar with the climate
of the Kashmir valley, and that would be helpful later as you will move forward in the trek.
The trek is most astonishing and the whole Kashmir great lakes package can be a worth
choosing at least once.

ITINERARY FOR KASHMIR GREAT LAKE TREK PACK-
DAY 5 VISHNUSAR TO GADSAR VIA KISHANSAR LAKE AND GADSAR PASS
5
On 5th day in your Kashmir great Lakes trek will be the another lake you will explore and
that will be the Kishansar lake, lies about Half Km away from the Vishnusar, the lake lies at
the base of the Kishansar peak.
It will take around 50 min to reach the Kishansar Lake though depends on the trekkers ca-
pability, along with that moving right towards the river streams and in your right the Vish-
nusar Lake will give you the astonishing vista, you can take pictures of the ultimate desti-
nation. The whole trek will be steep descent later followed a normal walk in the meadows,
Kishansar is huge, and it has the beauty outstanding, later on the trek will be head towards
Gadsar pass.
Reaching Gadsar pass with the initial descent, and the descent will be straightforward, the
first lake will be visible that will be Yamsar lake. On the way of Gadsar that is the prettiest
lake on this trek, basically Gadsar is at the base of snow clad cliffs, later on your journey
you will witness the gentle slope down.
The Yamsir and the Gadsar are connected by a stream as water flows; Gadsar is nestled at
an altitude of 12,500 Ft.
All the Kashmir great lakes are so astonishing gives you the magical glimpse of the Mother
Nature, Kashmir valley is the most wonderful and trekking in Kashmir make a person living
the best days.
Gadsar Pass is the magnificent place, the soothing green; the uneven ground the soft lush
green color will be celebrating the beauty, and the destination encompasses with the
whole Himalayas range will be so picturesque.

ITINERARY FOR KASHMIR GREAT LAKE TREK PACK-
DAY 6 GADSAR TO SATSAR
6
On 6th day from the camp of Gadsar you will move towards Satsar that is a normal de-
scent for 1 hrs that is followed by a steep ascent for 3 hrs later a plain meadows walk will
be followed.
This day the trail will pass by the streams and mountains that will look magnificent, the
Satsar camp will be at 12,000 Ft. the magnificent view that is encompassed by the moun-
tains and in between the green meadows will make you get lost into the nature, the ridges
that will be so adventurous along with that fun will make you have more fun.
After you will cross the stream, and take yourself towards the mountains, the trail will little
difficult so keep in mind that you have to take a clear steps.
Later on, the tree line will be over as you will reach above it, the trail will take you through
the mountains where you will be able to witness the Maengandob besides you and the
place will be so spine-tingling.
The whole landscape in this destination will be so captivating, and no cannot deny the fact
that trekking in Kashmir is nothing less than a dream comes true moment.
Later on, after trekking for a long time you will be able to witness the Satsar Lake, the
Satsar Lake is the amalgamation of the 7 lakes, and among seven you will be able to find
those lakes with water though which is totally depend upon the season you are choosing
to trek.
You will be able to behold the beauty of Kashmir valley, and the essence of Trekking in In-
dia where this Kashmir great lakes trek is ultimate.

ITINERARY FOR KASHMIR GREAT LAKE TREK PACK-
DAY 7 SATSAR TO GANGABAL TWIN LAKES
7
On 7th day of the Kashmir great lake trek you will be head towards Gangabal twin lakes
from Satsar that will be a easy ascent followed by gradual descent later followed by long
steep ascent and long steep descent followed by up and down strolling.
The trek will start, and you will cross by each Satsar lake one by one, and later reach the
last and the biggest one lake from where the path will become difficult such as full of
boulders, and rough patches.
After the last lake trek will start to descent, on the way you will witness the forests line in
your left, and the ridgeline on your right then again you will ascent, that will be little hard.
Keep that in mind that you have to listen the trek guide carefully, as Kashmir great lakes is
moderate trek so it will be hard to walk a bit; still trekking in India is itself an adventure for
the people.
Later on, the trek will lead a zigzag path, almost 45 min of trekking will lead you to reach
the top of the ridge line, once you will reach the top, you will witness the two more mas-
sive ridges to climb.
Once on the top then you will be able to behold the beauty of gujjar huts amidst the tall
pines, and you will see the bareness of the mountains and the greenery other side.
After a long trek, you will reach the Nundkol from where Gangabal twin lakes, the streams
of Gangabal has a cross that lead it towards Nandkol, but you not cross it suddenly as it
will be risky so always ask you trek guide before taking any strange step.

ITINERARY FOR KASHMIR GREAT LAKE TREK PACK-
DAY 8 GANGABAL TO NARANAG AND DEPARTURE FROM NARANAG
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8th day you will drive back to your way but pass by Naranag that will be a difficult one,
make you to take easy step correctly else it could be hard to reach back home.
This day it will be tiring, and the path will be tricky and rough path, there will be a gradual
descent that will be followed by steep descent.
The walk will be on ridges that will end later on and open up the descent into the green
flat meadows, where you will be able to witness the Harmukh peak that will look so im-
pressive when you look back.
Later the pine trees line will be seen and you will also be able to see the traces of humani-
ty as the area of civilization will start from there, the decent from there will be steep, and
the trail will be muddy through the thick of the pines.
There you will reach Naranag, Naranag is the beautiful sight but it would be little tricky,
and rough therefore it could be a test for you, later on you will drive to Srinagar and the
trek of Kashmir Great Lakes trek will be over, This trekking in Kashmir would be the most
wonderful destination in your journey.

INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED
INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE: EXCLUDED FROM THE PACKAGE:
 First night dinner and accommodation  Transportation cost (to reach base camp or
in guest house. ride in between trekking).
 After summit breakfast before  All meals & additional cost during
transportation. transportation.
 All time meals and snacks during trek.  Trekking stick, warm clothes, trekking shoes.
 Experienced trek leader and guides.  Trekkers have to carry their bags during
trek.
 First aid kit.
 For accommodation comfortable tents  If you wish to offload your backpack, there
during trek. will be an additional charge of Rs. 4,900 +
5% GST. The backpack cannot weigh more
 Equipment's and Gears for trekking.
than 9 kgs. Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags
 Daily Medical Checkup. will not be allowed. Please note that charges
 Certified Porters and Cook. will vary for last minute offloading in case
 Mules for offloading (Chargeable). you decide to offload your bag after reach-
ing the basecamp (Rs. 5,250 + 5% GST).
Online offloading in advance is possible up
to two days prior to the trek start date.
 Everything which is not mentioned in
included is excluded.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO CARRY FOR THIS TREK:
GEAR: CLOTHING:
 1 backpack (50-60 liters) with rain  2 pairs of pants
cover
 3-4 T-shirt with long sleeves
 1 rain cover for you
 2 Shirts with long sleeves
 1 pair Floaters or slippers
 1 Jacket
 1 water bottles
 1 waterproof, wind-proof jacket (Please
 1 Lunch Box make sure this is a warm jacket and not just
a windcheater.)
 A pair of trekking shoes or
waterproof sports shoes  2 pairs thermals (uppers and lowers)

 3 pairs socks
ESSENTIALS:
 1-2 pairs woolen socks
 Cap
 Woolen cap
 Sunglasses
 Woolen gloves
 Cold cream
 1 woolen scarf
 Lip balm

 Extra cotton bags
FOR TOILET AND BATHROOM
We use hygienic dry toilet tents during trek because of minimum water availability.
Carry additional things by yourself like hand sanitizers, wet wipes, tissues etc.

EQUIPMENTS AND GEARS PROVIDED BY US
GEARS AND EQUIPMENTS: MEDICAL KIT:
 Comfortable Tents for 3 persons  BP checker
 Sleeping bags (-10o to -15o degrees )
 Blood Pulse Checker
 Liners for warming sleeping bags
 Stature
 Warming Mattresses
 Oxygen level checker
 Ice axe
 Crampon - micro-spikes  Oxygen Cylinder
 Gaiters  All necessary medicines
 Harness – Petzel
 Ropes
 Toilet tent
 Dinning Tent
 Kitchen Tent
MONITORING HEALTH ON A TREK
Blood Pressure levels will be checked once every day. Health care, Medication, pulse rate
checker, Health card are included. Every trekker will get a health checkup. Trek leader will
check your pulse, heart and oxygen levels and will mention it in your health card.

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