kashmir great lakes trek


You will be met by our Kashmir Boulevard representative at the Srinagar airport. He will assist and transfer you to the hotel, where you can check in, freshen up, and relax in the luxury of royal hospitality. Dinner and overnight at a hotel

After breakfast, our tour guides will accommodate you in a cab to reach the Naranag district. Naranag is a well-known basecamp for trekkers attempting to reach Mount Harmukh, Gandarbal, and Satsar lakes. Naranag is located 50 kilometers from the main city of Srinagar and can be reached until sunset. Set up camp near the Wangath River and spend the night in the Naranag meadows.

The day starts with the journey toward Gangabal, situated at the foot of Mount Harmukh. This place is famous for the twin alpine lakes named Gangabal and Nandkol, located at a height of 11,500 feet above sea level, and the picturesque beauty of the meadows that surround the lakes. The trek will be accommodated by steep trails and pine forests as you cross the Butsheri and the meadows of Bodpathri to reach the Trunkhol meadow. After 6 hours of a tiring journey, you will come across the beautiful sight of the Gangabal Lake and Nandkol Lakes and the view of the snow-covered mountains in the backdrop. After you reach Gangabal Lake, set up camp in the meadows for an overnight stay.

After saying goodbye to Satsar Lake, the next day will begin with an excursion to Gadsar Lake.ve sea level. The Satsar Lake is a 12,500 ft. above the small alpine lake that rests in the vicinity of the Mountain. This high-altitude lake, surrounded by beautiful alpine flowers, stretches up to 0.85 km along the valley. The flowing river goes underground and disappears. Take a walk and embrace the beauty of the place and the beautiful lakes with crystal-clear water. Later, as the sun sets, spend the night at the campsite.

The next day will begin with the excursion towards the Gadsar Lake after bidding adieu to the Satsar Lake. Resting at a height of 12,500ft. above sea level, Gadsar Lake is known as the highest alpine lake in Kashmir. Surrounded by beautiful alpine flowers, this high-altitude lake is stretched up to 0.85km on the valley. The valley is a famous trekking destination in the state. You will cross the Megandoab and trek towards Kustor Kout where you will set your camp for the night stay. After covering a distance of 12km you will see the Gadsar Lake and the picturesque view of the flowers which is spread across the valley. The overnight stay will be at the camp.

As the day starts you will start walking from the Kustor Kout towards the Krishnasar Lake which is situated at a height of 12,500ft. above sea level. Krishnasar Lake is the Sibling Lake of Vishnasar Lake. You can enjoy an aerial view of both lakes from the Gadsar Pass which rests at a height of 13,800ft. After walking for 10km you will see the beautiful Vishnasar Lake which is situated in the vicinity of the Vishnasar valley. The alpine lake rests at an altitude of 3710m nestled below 4 mountains among which the Krishnasar peak reflects on the crystal clear water of the lake. As you will walk down the Gadsar pass towards the Vishnasar Lake, spend the night in the camp set at the meadows while enjoying the view of the beautiful lake.

With the sun covering the valley, you will take a departure from the Vishnasar valley to walk towards the Nichnai pass. The Nichnai Pass has an altitude of 11,500 feet above sea level. The sight of the sheep grazing in the meadows is a subtle indication of the arrival to Nichnai meadow. As you will reach the Nichnai valley, the trails will become more descended. As you reach the plain land across the river valley, the trek will halt for the day as the camp will set for an overnight stay.

The last day of the trek will be smooth as you walk down the Nichnai valley. While crossing the Shekdur meadow, the path will take you past beautiful Birch and Bhoj trees. From Shekdur, the slope will be smooth and lined with maple trees. After 2 hours of walking down the valley, you will reach Sonamarg Valley, which is a well-known tourist spot in Jammu and Kashmir. Once you reach Sonamarg, you will be accompanied to the cab to depart for Srinagar, which will mark the end of your trek.

Today you will make your way to Srinagar Airport. Your time in Kashmir has taken you from the breathtaking meadows in Gulmarg to the imposing valleys of Pahalgam and Sonamarg. You have ventured across the expanse of the valleys to experience the region’s sensational landscapes. From the opulent glow of the serene lakes and springs to towering mountain peaks, Kashmir holds the wonders and majesty of an entirely different world where you have wandered, wondered, and seen it all.



  • Day pack (25ltrs)
  • Dry fit shirts and trousers 4 pairs
  • Fleece jacket
  • Balaclava and Buff
  • Gloves
  • Warm Socks (lots of extra pairs)
  • Water and windproof trousers
  • Water and windproof jacket
  • Thermal upper and lower (3 pairs)
  • Day wear shirt x2 or 3
  • Underwear 5-7
  • Boots
  • Camp shoes / Sports sandals
  • Hand towel
  • Waterproof sack cover
  • Down booties
  • Toilet paper
  • Two 1 ltr water bottles (preferably thermos flasks)
  • Torch with extra batteries.
  • Body Moisturiser
  • Lip care
  • Body Powder / Anti-Fungal (feet and body)
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sun cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch with extra batteries.
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medicines
  • Pee bottle (Optional)
  • Camera with extra batteries

Please Note!

Weather is unpredictable in the Himalayas. Though we are always observant of the changing weather, no one can guarantee snowfall, rain, or sun. Please do understand that your safety is of the utmost importance to us, and we will not proceed any further from the campsite if the weather is not favorable. The decision of the Trek Leaders to proceed, wait, or change campsites for the weather to get better will be final, and accordingly, campsites will be decided. Participants are requested to keep an additional buffer day in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.

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