• Trip introduction

    A trek that goes by the name of 'the great lakes of Kashmir', is bound to be as legendary as it sounds. Set in an almost heavenly arena of the high mountains, endless pastures, and of course, the great lakes, this trek is all you need in a mid-year adventure. The Great Lakes of Kashmir trek will lead you through its blue-green lakes, climbs over high altitude passes and offer you one of the best trail experiences to remember for a lifetime.

    This trip is designed for energetic and flexible people with a spirit of adventure. Previous experience in the outdoors helps, but is not necessary.


    Arguably one of the best ways to witness the beauty of Kashmir, the trek rewards you with a palette of colours on every single day that you walk on this trail. The trek is moderate but goes to a height of 13,000 ft at the passes. The terrain however, is very scenic, with mountains and lakes and rolling meadows.

    On this trek to the Great Lakes of Kashmir, you'll start in Leh, and will spend one morning visiting Shey Palace and Thiksey monastery, as well as Leh market. The next day, you'll be driven to Sonmarg, allowing you to take in the stunning landscape around. From Sonmarg, your trek begins. You end at Sonmarg, and will be driven back to Leh to catch your return flights. You can expect to experience the culture and cuisines of Leh and of Kashmir.

    Destination highlights

    Sign up for a scenic trek to the Great Lakes of Kashmir. | Walk through maple trees, lush meadows and rivulets. | Camp on the banks of some of the most spectacular lakes of Kashmir. | Explore Shey Palace and Thiksey monastery in Leh.

    Activity Details




    159 kms

    49 hrs

    19.8 kms

    Trip details