The beauty of Kashmir is legendary and is a dream destination for every nature lover. Poets have written about Kashmir, photographers declare that they've never seen anything so beautiful and for every traveller, the first time they visit Kashmir, it’s love at first sight. From the bright wildflowers to the wide blue skies, Kashmir is a true paradise on earth. And with the trek to the Great Lakes of Kashmir through the landscape, you're witnessing it up close.About the Kashmir Great Lakes trek
Set in an almost heavenly arena of the high mountains, endless pastures, and of course, the great lakes, this Great Lakes trek will lead you through its blue-green lakes, climbs over high altitude passes and offer you one of the most memorable experiences. Kashmir's beauty is unparalleled and the trek to the Great Lakes of Kashmir takes you into the heart of Kashmir's gorgeous landscape. Participants will trek and camp near 5 of Kashmir's Great Lakes - Vishansar, Kishnasar, Gadsar, the cascading lakes of Satsar and the twin lakes of Gangabal.
This Great Lakes trek is a fairly challenging one, because there are some long trekking hours to cover 63 km and you'll experience altitudes of 13000 ft, but the rewards are spectacular. You'll pass through high altitude meadows, pine and maple forests, have a chance to go trout fishing, scramble over huge boulders around the lakes, and camp beside lakes at night. While the Great Lakes trek sounds challenging, it is of moderate intensity and can be completed easily by first-time trekkers too, making it an ideal destination for adventurers, photographers and nature lovers alike. Try to arrive a day early so you have a chance to acclimatize. This trek to the Great Lakes of Kashmir is designed for energetic and flexible people with a spirit of adventure. Previous experience in the outdoors helps, but is not necessary.What you’ll see and do on the Great Lakes trek
The Kashmir Great Lakes trek rewards you with a palette of colours on every single day that you walk on this trail. It also allows you to get a taste of the local culture and food of Kashmir. On the Great Lakes Trek, you will witness first-hand the beauty and magnificence of Kashmir. The trek is not just for hard-core adventure or nature lovers, but should be on every trekker's and photographer's to-do list.
During the day, you’ll walk through maple trees, lush meadows full of blossoming flowers, and see trout swimming in clear rivers. At night, you’ll set up camp on the banks of pristine lakes under a blanket of stars. You’ll also visit the borders of the country, and experience the hospitality and cuisine of Kashmir, with an overnight stay on a houseboat.