TRC Srinagar is a popular landmark in the city and is well connected by means of road from the airport and railway station.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Kashmir on this 8-day trek to the Great Lakes of Kashmir. The spectacular Himalayan lakes of Gadsar, Vishansar, Kishansar and Gangabal lie scattered across alpine meadows, surrounded by mighty snow-clad peaks, waiting to be explored.
Far away from motorable roads, this off-the-beaten-track adventure offers you the opportunity to explore the hidden valleys, grasslands and steep rocky stretches of Kashmir. It is a moderately easy trek to the Great Lakes of Kashmir, considered to be a beginner’s delight, and is also the best way to witness the rugged majesty of this region.
Located at an altitude of 11,500 feet and above, the Great Lakes of Kashmir are stunning, to say the least. Surrounded by the lofty Himalayas, these lakes often reflect the mountains and the sky in them. The route also offers panoramic views of the valleys and the various snow-clad peaks.
Climbing through forests of maple and pine, making your way across quick flowing Himalayan streams, rocky terrain and lush green meadows, the journey is as exciting the destinations.
This high altitude trek to the Great Lakes of Kashmir is best undertaken during the monsoon months, from June till September. During this time, the trails are cleared of snow, the flowers are in full bloom, and the skies are bright as you make your way towards each of the lakes.
Trek to the Great Lakes of Kashmir. | Explore pine and maple forests, lush meadows, and blue lakes on this trek. | Walk along the ancient Sindh river. | Fine-tune your photography skills on this scenic trek. | Dip your feet in icy cold lakes and glacier-fed streams. | Tackle the rocky terrain on your way to Gangabal.
You will be picked up from Srinagar and driven to Sonamarg. It's a scenic drive of about 90 kms and will take about 2 hours. By early evening, you'll be in Sonamarg, and will settle down at the campsite, a little away from the town. Dinner and overnight at campsite.
Accommodation in either tents or guest-houses.
Participants sleep in sturdy tents or clean guest-houses on triple sharing basis. Couples are always accommodated on twin sharing basis.
For cancellations made 24 days or more before departure for the trek to the Great Lakes of Kashmir: 95% of trek cost will be refunded.
For cancellations made between 14-24 days before departure for the trek to the Great Lakes of Kashmir: 70% of trek/tour cost will be refunded.
For cancellations made between 8-14 days before departure for the trek to the Great Lakes of Kashmir: 50% of trek/tour cost will be refunded.
For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure for the trek to the Great Lakes of Kashmir: No refund.
No show: No refund.
All refund amounts will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.
Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader during the Great Lakes of Kashmir trek.
Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited on the Great Lakes of Kashmir trek.