• Trip introduction

    Kausarnag is the largest lake in Kashmir and is located in the Pir Panjal Range. The trek to this high-altitude lake begins via the famous waterfall of Aharbal. Participants walk through pine and fir forests, and beautiful meadows throughout the journey.

    This 8-day, medium intensity trek takes travellers to the shores of some serene lakes like Bramsar and Chersar (apart from Kausarnag) that are surrounded by mountains that exude their own charm.

    The trek has something for everyone, and is meant for seasoned travellers, hobbyist photographers and amateur trekkers.


    Kausarnag is the biggest lake in Kashmir and is 2 km long and around 1km wide. The lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains even in the summer. The trek begins at Aharbal, which has a beautiful waterfall, the source of which originates in the Kausarnag Lake. Participants embark on a journey that takes them to other lakes as well that are equally awe-inspiring.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to some gorgeous high-altitude lakes | Walk through pine and fir forests | Try night photography at camps situated by the lakes

    Activity Details




    40 km

    30 hrs

    6.5 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 Ahrabal. 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.


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

    Day 1 Milestone



    09:00 AM



    Day 2: Trek from Ahrabal to Kongwattan
    Day 3: Trek from Kongwattan to Niksar
    Day 4: Trek from Niksar to Kausarnag
    Day 5: Trek from Kausarnag to Bramsar
    Day 6: Trek from Bramsar to Chersar
    Day 7: Trek from Chersar to Mughal Road
    Day 8: Departure
  • Write Story

  • 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-operate with the trip leader.
    • Great Lakes Trek Kashmir Adventure India
  • Includes / Excludes


    • 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)
    • 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


    • Insurance

    • Drinks of any kind
    • Garden entry pass
    • 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.