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  • Trip introduction

    However clichéd it may sound, Kashmir is heaven on earth and this trek proves it to the doubters. On the Great Lakes Trek, you will witness first-hand the beauty and magnificence of Kashmir. This moderate intensity trek will take you to the banks of some pristine high-altitude lakes that are nestled among alpine meadows.

    The 8-day trek is not just for hard-core adventure or nature lovers, but should be on every trekker's and photographer's to-do list. After all, who would want to miss an opportunity to travel to the heart of Kashmir and admire nature in all its glory?

    IMPORTANT: This is a private trip and requires a minimum pax size of 6 persons for booking confirmation.

    Destination

    Kashmir's beauty is unparalleled and this 8-day trek takes trekkers into the heart of Kashmir's gorgeous landscape. Particpants will trek and camp near 5 of Kashmir's Great Lakes - Vishansar, Krishnasar, Gadsar, the cascading lakes of Satsar and the twin lakes of Gangabal. They also trek through some high-altitude passes to get to these amazing lakes. While the route and journey sounds challenging, the trek can be completed easily by first-time trekkers too, making it an ideal destination for adventurers, photographers and nature lovers alike.

    Destination highlights

    Enjoy fascinating views of the lakes present in the Kashmir region | Relax in meadows full of blooming flowers | Trek through high-altitude passes | Photograph the Himalayan range | Camp underneath a blanket of stars

    Activity Details

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    4180

    1585

    70 km

    30 hrs

    10 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Arrival at Srinagar

    Participants meet the supplier at Srinagar Airport. They are taken sightseeing to areas of interest like Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh, which are Mughal gardens, and the Shankaracharya Temple. After the tour, participants will be driven to the base camp in Sonamarg, also known as the Gateway to Ladakh. At the base camp, an experienced guide conducts a briefing about what's in store on the trek and explains the do's and don'ts.

    Overnight stay is in tents.

    Tents

    Stay in comfortable tents on a twin/triple sharing basis.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Srinagar

    Sonamarg

    09:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg|Non-veg
    Day 2: Trek from Sonamarg to Nichnai
    Day 3: Trek from Nichnai to Vishnasar and Kirshansar Lake
    Day 4: Trek from Krishansar Lake to Gadsar Lake
    Day 5: Trek from Gadsar Lake to Satsar Lake
    Day 6: Trek from Satsar Lake to Gangabal Lake
    Day 7: Trek from Gangabal Lake to Naranag
    Day 8: Departure
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  • Cancellation policy

    Cancellation 2 months before the trek - 25% of total cost

    1 month before the trek - 50% of the total cost

    Rules on trip

    The trip leader's decision is final.

    Participants have to respect the local culture and should not litter or deface natural structures/monuments.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Take long walks, keep your self hydrated, and get some exercise in preparation for the trek.

    Clients should follow the itinerary for the trek and should co-orporate with the trip leader.
    • Great Lakes Trek Kashmir Adventure India
    • Great Lakes Trek Kashmir Adventure India
    • Great Lakes Trek Kashmir Adventure India
    • Great Lakes Trek Kashmir Adventure India
    • Great Lakes Trek Kashmir Adventure India
    • Great Lakes Trek Kashmir Adventure India
    • Great Lakes Trek Kashmir Adventure India
    • Great Lakes Trek Kashmir Adventure India
    • Great Lakes Trek Kashmir Adventure India
    • Great Lakes Trek Kashmir Adventure India
    • Great Lakes Trek Kashmir Adventure India
    • Great Lakes Trek Kashmir Adventure India
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (Jain food can be made available on request)

    • Pick up and drop (to and from the airport)
    • Accommodation in tents on a twin/triple sharing basis
    • 1 night accommodation in a houseboat (twin-sharing basis)
    • Garden entry pass
    • Shikara ride in Dal Lake
    • Trekking permissions
    • Transportation in private cars
    • Mules for carrying items
    • Porters for trekking
    • Horses for carrying backpacks
    • Camp crew/kitchen staff during trek
    • First aid

    Excludes

    • Insurance

    • Drinks of any kind
    • Fishing Permit

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • T-shirts
    • Comfortable trousers (set of 2)
    • Trekking boots
    • Warm clothing
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Sports shoes/floaters/slippers
    • Restrictive clothing

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tents
    • Sleeping bags
    • Sleeping mats

    You need to get

    • Sunglasses
    • Trekking pole
    • Backpack to carry extra warm clothes, rain gear, camera, valuables and personal items
    • Toiletries
    • Sunscreen
    • Tumbler, plate and spoon
    • Head torch

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.