Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Kashmir Alpine Lakes And Meadows Trek

An enchanting walk through the Paradise of Kashmir

Details Of The Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek

Rs. 38000/-
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Batch Size:
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Extra cost of Rs. 4000 applicable for foreigners for higher permit cost and other specific arrangements. International Trekkers need to go through manual invoicing upon remittance of the partial booking fees using PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union or Direct Wire Transfer. Remaining trek fees can be paid upon arrival in India and meeting our trek leader

Above cost is assumed for 4-5 people team. Actual Cost is subject to the actual team size joining the trek and requested customizations. Higher team size will lower the cost while lower team size will significantly increase the cost. Assummed Inclusions can be read on Cost Inclusions

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Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek


1 Popular Peaks:
Harmukh ( 5142m )
3 High Passes:
Gadsar Pass ( 4180m ), Nichnai Pass ( 4050m ), Zach Pass ( 3900m )
22 Serene Lakes:
Vishansar Lake ( 3663m ), Gadsar Lake 1 ( 3937m ), Gadsar Lake 4 ( 3435m ), Krishansar Lake ( 3812m ), Gadsar Lake 2 ( 3724m ), Gadsar Lake ( 3570m ), Nandkul Lake ( 3501m ), Gangbal Lake ( 3571m ), Lolgul lake ( 3911m ), Khushsar Lake ( 3891m ), Baribal Sar ( 4156m ), Atmas Lake ( 3846m ), Hoksar Lake ( 3914m ), Kalesar Lake ( 3979m ), Shoksar Lake ( 4052m ), Satsar Lake 5 ( 3682m ), Satsar Lake 7 ( 3788m ), Satsar Lake 6 ( 3755m ), Satsar Lake 2 ( 3659m ), Satsar Lake 1 ( 3601m ), Satsar Lake 3 ( 4084m ), Poshsar Lake ( 4005m )
1 Mind-boggling Glaciers:
Harmukh Glacier
2 Tranquil Rivers:
Indus, Nichnai River
2 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Chatragul, Sonamarg

Why Should You Do The Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek

  • Walking on the fairyland in the paradise of Kashmir, surrounded by over 22 Lakes, sharp mountains and rolling meadows, trekking through the Kashmir Great Lakes offers an awesome experience to be cherished for lifetinme.
  • We often hear about Kashmir in the news about the violence but no one talks about how beautiful are the people here, who always welcome tourists, respect them and never hurt them. They keep Kashmiriyat on top of their work ethics and it is something we all need to learn from them. Atithi Dev Bhava is practised in every corners of Kashmir.
  • The valleys of Kashmir, unlike other parts of the Middle Himalayas are wide and match that of the temperate zone, similar to Europe. The peaks here are short and keep below 6000 meadows, the gorges are shallow with lots of lakes dominating the valley. This makes trekking in Kashmire easier as compared to that of Uttrakhand or Sikkim.
  • This trek also offers wildlife sightings, mostly marmot, Himalayan black bear, and blue sheep.
  • From security's point of view, this trek is very safe as both the locals and the Army takes care of your safety. Only one advice would be not to be a Gama, in the land of Lama.
  • 📅 Duration: 9 Days, Srinagar to Srinagar
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4180m
  • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: July, August, September
  • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Different Entry Exit Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Shitkadi
  • 🚩 Ends In: Chatragul
  • 🌏 Region: India - Kashmir
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Srinagar
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Shitkadi
  • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL, Airtel on pass tops.
  • 🌐 Internet Option: No
  • 🌞 Temperatures:
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Kashmiri

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Vishansar and Kishansar Lakes
Vishansar and Kishansar Lakes
photo by: Sumita Chakraborty

As famous saying goes - If there is Heaven on Earth, Its In Kashmir...

Wonder if the person who said trekked this route or perhaps every sight of Kashmir was heavenly beautiful during the period of his reign !!

If we are asked about The Kashmir Alpine Lakes And Meadows Trek, ( also called by the name of Kashmir Great Lakes by many ), our first reaction is to go silent for few seconds or rather minutes, and then gather some words to describe it. An apt trek for all who loves to wander the Himalayas, where the mountains, the green meadows, the rivers, the lakes, people, clouds, snow.. each and every element of mother nature is just a dream experience to add to one's memories of life.

River on Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
Tranquil stream flowing by
photo by: Sumita Chakraborty

By the end of the Kashmir Alpine Lakes And Meadows Trek (Kashmir Great Lakes ), if you are asked which campsite you liked the most, I am sure it will not be a simple question to answer. Each of the campsites on this trek are equally beautiful. The lush green meadows after the snow cover melts, keep your spirits elevated and never ever leaves that state of happiness. Whenever you talk about it, you feel that happiness come right back to you, the same as what happens to me as I write about this trek.

Here if you are bored of trekking, you can choose to roll down on few sections, or to keep simple, you may take of that hard shoe and let your feet take the pleasure offered by the softness of the lush green, velvet meadow top of the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek.

near satsar on Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
Near Satsar
photo by: Sumita Chakraborty

If meadows are a part of this trek, so are the lakes !! The region is bestowed with more than 22 lakes which are as pure as it can be. This trek has longer walks each day which involves crossing passes adding the thrill to the trek each day. Once you are done crossing over the pass, its turns itself into a lovely romantic walk on the meadows, passing by lakes, streams and flower beds, before you reach your campsites. Where there are meadows, there are sheep and shepherds too who add the extra charm to the trek.

Oh !! I should also not forget to mention about the horses who ferry our load and their caretakers, the trout fishes which jumps frequently above the serene water surfaces of the lakes, the calls of Marmot teasing your energy, the gush of rivers adding to the music played by the band of nature.. the never-ending list goes on.

Sheeps Grazing on Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
Shepherd's Paradise
photo by: Sumita Chakraborty

Gift yourself some of the most wonderful days of your life trekking through the fairyland of Kashmir. Join our Kashmir Alpine Lakes And Meadows Trek (Kashmir Great Lakes )

Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1From Srinagar To Sitkadi, Via - Ganderbal, Kangan ( 76 Kms,3 hours )

Drive Day

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From Srinagar, we board to cab to Shitkadi - the road head for the trek. Shitkadi is just 4 km before more popular place of Sonamarg. Starting early from Srinagar isn't a bad idea at all as you may take some valuable time out to visit Sonamarg, the Thajiwas glacier and also relish some of the Kashmiri Wajwan in Sonamarg. Similarly, you can also take some time to wander around the streets of Srinagar and then start late for your drive to Shitkadi. 

Once you reach our Shitkadi, one of our team member will guide you to our beautiful camp site with a hot welcoming Kawa - the local way !

In the evening, we will give more details on the trek and issue personal equipment to be used in the trek and returned after finishing it.

Day 2From Shitkadi To Nichnai Riverside Camp, Via - Shekdur, Nichnai River ( 10 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Trek Day

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After a good night's sleep, it's time to hold your cup of hot Kashmiri Kahwa ( tea) and enjoy the lovely morning view in the Paradise of Kashmir. Everything around is slow and sometimes you need this slowness to enjoy the beautiful things in life. The views surrounding the campsite are just perfect and get the shutterbugs busy right away. The beautiful bright sun greets you with a warm smile. The Thajiwas Glacier surrounded by its sharp rocky peaks shines bright with the morning rays. Far at a distance, the rays of light create magic passing through the clouds and the conifers to touch the lush green meadow. The grazing horses join hands to further add to the beautiful view making it a perfect frame all around. it's very easy to get lost here, so we remind you of our trek for the day and serve you the much-needed hot and tasty breakfast.

Soon we find ourselves on the trail. As we start the trek, straightaway we start climbing up steep switchbacks under the cover of the conifers to reach Shekdur - after which the route completely changes. It takes us about 2 hours to reach Shekdur which is marked by a uniquely bent birch tree. It appears wither to be stretching itself in a Yogic pose to touch its toe, or offering its saddle to take you on a horse ride. We spend some time here to reward ourselves for completing the first hurdle on this trek. There is a makeshift tea and Maggi stall in Shekdur where you can munch a few snacks. Do remember to dispose properly and also make the owner aware of proper disposal of the plastic waste generated by his shop.

After some rest and light snacking we again hit the trail which now gradually climbs down through the forest to take us down to the bed of Nichnai river. We need to be careful on some patches of this trail as we would be walking over wet/dry leaves which can be slippery. It's about an hour's walk from Shekdur to Nichnai riverbed which is an excellent place to break for lunch. Do remember not to spoil the river water with your organic or inorganic waste. Carry them to our campsite and dispose it off in the waste bin we fix on the campsite.

After this point, the trail forward climbs up gradually winding up through the boulders and humps to get us to the base of Nichnai Pass where we call it a day. It's just the first day of the trek and we take it easy ending the day with hot snacks and dinner.

Day 3Pass Crossing Day. From Nichnai Riverside Camp To Vishansar Lakeside Camp, Via - Nichnai Pass ( 12 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Pass Crossing Day

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Today is an exciting day as we will see beautiful lakes and walk on some of the best meadows in our country. The day starts with a full-hearted motivation to cross the first barrier ahead in front of us, and that's the Nichnai Pass. As we start our trek, the trail gradually starts ascending to the top of Nichnai Pass after crossing the Nichnai river over a snow bridge. A continuous push for about an hour and a half takes us to the top of the pass. Just before reaching the pass top, beneath the pass, look out for a lake that is shaped like India's map on your left. This is the first lake we see on the trek and we named it 'India Lake' as it resembles so much similar to the map of India.

From the top of the Nichnai pass, the view of the valley on the other side of the pass is very beautiful. The early days in the month of July can have good snow cover on the top and make the descend exciting as we slide down to descend the pass in about a minute. If there isn't any snow, getting down the pass offers a good trekking challenge and we need to be cautious initially. After some careful steps, the route eases out soon and it turns into a long leisure walk over the lush green meadow to reach our campsite beside the Vishansar Lake.  

The route is long but flattish and very comfortable to walk on. We choose a suitable place to have our packed lunch nearby a water source. Walking further brings us to a vast tableland with a soft velvet of green grass cover beyond which the route splits and we turn left. The beautiful black peak named 'Vishansar peak' allures your heart and excites you to go closer to it. You can keep staring continuously at this beautiful mountain hovering over the Vishansar lake, which is still not visible. As soon as you take the left turn, your campsite is visible at a far distance. We cross the stream which comes out of the Vishansar lake and camp beside the Vishanshar river on flat ground, just 10 minutes before the Visharsar lake.

The Vishansar lake campsite is big enough to play football or a volleyball game. Also, both the Vishansar lake and river is full of Himalayan trout fish. In the evening, we take an excursion to the serene Vishansar lake. If you schedule your trek for the full moon, it is much better as you can spend more time and click even better photos.

An amazing day is about to end but not before a lovely dinner of some Kashmiri Wazwan before we get into those warm comfortable sleeping bags. As we close our eyes, memories of the day flash taking us into a dreamy world. Have a wonderful sleep!

Day 4Pass Crossing Day. From Vishansar Lake Side Camp To Gadsar, Via - Vishansar and Kishansar Lake, Gadsar Pass ( 11 Kms,6 - 7 hours )

Pass Crossing Day

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We wake up to an exciting morning and today we are all geared up to take the challenge of crossing the Gadsar pass. This is the highest altitude of this entire trek. The route was visible right from our campsite of Vishansar Lake - a narrow pencil mark of switchbacks climbing up on a barren, rugged muddy mountain top. The route passes by the twin lakes of Vishansar and Kishansar before we hit the steep switchbacks that climb up to the top of Gadsar Pass. It gets challenging and needs good motivation. The first rule is to concentrate on the next steps and take some time to be appraised by the surrounding views. Once you are on the mountain, do keep an eye back to view both the lakes of Vishansar and Kishansar together, looking like two eyeballs. The black shiny dome of the Vishansar peak motivates you enough and keeps your tiredness at a bay.

It takes an effort of some 2 hours or a little more to reach the top of the pass. Here you are very high! The views get you even higher. After all, you are on the highest point on this trek !!. We spend a good time on the top of Gadsar pass and then start to tackle our downhill climb. Snow helps us an easy climb down and soon we reach the flat trails curving through the lush green meadows beautified my myriads of tiny wildflowers.

Three lakes are seen from the pass top and as we keep getting down, the amazingly interesting shiny black wall of the mountain continuously catches your attention as you walk towards your camp. A mix of snow on the black rocks, which shines very bright as a thin film of water from melting snow above it due to the bright sun makes it look wonderful and tickles your imaginations. Down below is a beautiful lake and the scary appeal of small glaciers. You will be compelled to spend some time here to absorb the beauty of nature.

However, we got to get moving as the campsite for the day is still far away and we haven't yet have taken our lunch!. Slowly the descend gets easy and we land on a flattish meadow. Soon, we reach the mighty Gadsar Lake, which looks very scary. It's like a deep large well with big chunks of ice floating over it. The background of the lake is equally scary as a tall black rocky mountain hovers right over the lake. The locals fear it and name it Yamsar and do not go near to it, believing that it's the lake of 'Yamraj' - the God Of Death as per the Hindu belief.

We break for lunch here by the side of a stream that drains its water to the mighty Gadsar Lake. This land is full of tiny wildflowers of yellow and purple colour. Do remember to refill your water bottles as after this point you will find no water source until you reach the campsite.

The trail to our campsite after Gadsar Lake is straightforward and is an easy walk that leads to our campsite. It's been a long but rewarding day today. We are served some hot snacks with coffee and then some hot and tasty dinner to give us that comfortable, cozy sleep for the night.

Day 5From Gadsar Camp To Maingandop, Via - Satsar Army Camp ( 11 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Trek Day

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It's an easy and beautiful day today. A day dominated by clouds, lakes, meadows, and mountains as we cross by at least 5 lakes of Satsar (group of seven lakes. there are actually 11 lakes around which we cannot cover, unfortunately ) before reaching the designated campsite called Maingandop by the locals, referring to clouds and sun.

From the campsite of Gadsar, we start the day by crossing a narrow snow bridge which often remains throughout the season as a result of continuous shadow over it. We then need to traverse the mountain and follow its turn to the left with which we enter a new valley. The trail remains simple for the initial first hour before coming across few switchbacks. Soon, we cross the first lake, and other lakes of Satsar start to pass by one after another. We pass by an Army camp where we re-validate our identities and share a friendly bond.

It's a beautiful walk by the side of the lakes and after crossing the fifth lake, we turn a little right to reach our lovely campsite of Maingandob. It's one of the best campsites on this trek route.

Day 6Pass Crossing Day. From Maingandop To Gangbal Lake Side, Via - Zach Pass . Excursion to Kushsar, Shokhsar, Atmas Lake ( 8 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Pass Crossing Day

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We have been walking on soft grasses for too long and today it's time for a little different experience which is adventurous and we need to apply caution. As we start the day's trek, we cross the river beside which we camped the last night and head towards the biggest lakes on this trek - Gangbal. However, to do that, we need to a boulder section right after crossing the river and it takes some careful steps to cross safely. Once we cross the boulder sections, a gentle climb for another hour gets us to the top of Zach Pass, which is the last pass on this trek route. We spend some time on the top of the pass after which we start the sharp descend down the pass. In some 30 minutes' time, we reach the comfortable ground and may break for lunch here by a narrow stream.

After this, its a simple walk over the soft meadows again to the campsite of Gangbal. It takes about 4 -5 hours to complete our day's trek and we will rest for some time.

Gangbal is surrounded by many other big and small lakes and all of them drain their water into the Gangbal lake. Some of them are the Atmas Lake, Khushsar - the lake of Happiness, and Shokhsar - the lake of grief. Beside the Gangbal lake is another big lake of Nandkol under the shadow of Harmukh - One of the famous peaks of Kashmir. This is one of the most picturesque campsites on a Himalayan trek. In the evening, if time and body allow, we explore some of the nearby lakes which should take about 2 - 3 more hours. Do note that here sunset happens late around 730 PM.

Day 7Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day. Excursion to Kalesar, Atmas, Poshsar ( 6 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Rest Day

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It's a full rest and exploration day today. Spending as many days on this campsite will always fall short. Such beautiful this wonderland is. The previous day we explored the Northern lakes of the Gangabal lake, today we will explore the North Eastern Lakes - name Atmas, Kalesar, and Poshsar. It involves climbing up a small hill straight in front of us following a stream. We then turn left where the Kalesar lake is. To the right is the Poshsar. At a little more distance, is the Atmas lake. We head back to Gangabal and if we make it to Gangabal in good time. Today, we will also move to Nandkul lake and camp beside it, just for a change and rest out the night.

Day 8From Nandkul Lakeside To Mahlish Meadow, Via - Koulsar ( 9 Kms,6 hours )

Trek, Explore Day

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While most people end their trek by getting to Naaranag from Nandkul Lake and then to Srinagar to save a day, we understand that you won't get a chance to come here again and again and hence extend our route to witness a few more beautiful lakes and meadows. We camp in the beautiful Malish Meadow after spending some good time in Koulsar. The summit dome of Harmukh dominates the first half of the day.

Day 9From Mahlish Meadow To Srinagar/Leh, Via - Chatragul ( 10 Kms,6 - 7 hours )

Trek, Drive Day

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Today, we trek down to the beautiful village of Chartagul, near Kangan and then we drive further to Srinagar bringing an end to a beautiful trek. We further drive to Srinagar or drive towards Leh

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    From Srinagar (1585m ) To Sitkadi (2429m ), Via - Ganderbal (1616m ), Kangan (2000m ). 3 Hrs. 76 Kms
    Overnight In: Sitkadi (2429m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Shitkadi
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: YES
  • Day 2

    Trek

    From Shitkadi (2429m ) To Nichnai Riverside Camp (3350m ), Via - Shekdur (3400m ), Nichnai River (3350m ). 5 - 6 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Nichnai Riverside Camp (3350m )
    Accommodation: Tents. Overnight In Nichnai Riverside Camp
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Pass Crossing Day.

    From Nichnai Riverside Camp (3350m ) To Vishansar Lakeside Camp (3663m ), Via - Nichnai Pass (4050m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Vishansar Lakeside Camp (3663m )
    Accommodation: Tents. Overnight In Vishansar Lakeside Camp
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Pass Crossing Day.

    From Vishansar Lake Side Camp (3663m ) To Gadsar (3386m ), Via - Vishansar and Kishansar Lake (3820m ), Gadsar Pass (4180m ). 6 - 7 Hrs. 11 Kms
    Overnight In: Gadsar (3386m )
    Accommodation: Tents. Overnight In Gadsar Camp
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Gadsar Camp (3386m ) To Maingandop (3571m ), Via - Satsar Army Camp (3679m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 11 Kms
    Overnight In: Maingandop (3571m )
    Accommodation: Tents. Overnight in Maigandop
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Pass Crossing Day.

    From Maingandop (3571m ) To Gangbal Lake Side (3571m ), Via - Zach Pass (4050m ) (4156m ). Excursion to Kushsar, Shokhsar, Atmas Lake (4000m ). 5 - 6 Hrs. 8 Kms
    Overnight In: Gangbal Lake Side (3571m )
    Accommodation: Tents. Overnight beside Gangbal Lake
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Excursion to Kalesar, Atmas, Poshsar (4000m )5 - 6 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Nandkul Lakeside (3501m )
    Accommodation: Tents. Overnight Beside Nandkul Lake
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Trek, Explore

    From Nandkul Lakeside (3501m ) To Mahlish Meadow (3670m ), Via - Koulsar (3727m ) . 6 Hrs. 9 Kms
    Overnight In: Mahlish Meadow (3670m )
    Accommodation: Tents. Overnight In Mahlish Meadow
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Trek, Drive

    Departure Day
    From Mahlish Meadow (3670m ) To Srinagar/Leh (1585m ), Via - Chatragul (1940m ) . 6 - 7 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Srinagar/Leh (1585m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
    Cost Of Transport Included: YES
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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Duration: 9 Days / 8 nights of the trek cost from Srinagar to Srinagar
  • Accommodation On Trek: Spacious, sturdy and High-Quality Dome Tents will be provided on twin sharing basis.
  • Sleeping In Tents: Thick Waterproof Mattress complemented with Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth will be provided by us
  • Dining On Trek: We will provide Dining and Kitchen Tents with camping stools and table for extra hygiene and comfort.
  • Toilet On Treks: Dry eco-toilet will be set up with a toilet tent and toilet seat.
  • Meals: All meals starting Evening Tea in Shitkadi on Day 1 till Lunch in Chatragul on Day 9. 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Trail Safety: Gaiters, Anti Slip Crampons and Ice Axe depending upon snow conditions.
  • Communication: For efficient management of the trek, the team will be communicating with each other and trek base with the help of long-range wireless sets.
  • Medical Safety: Oxygen cylinder, Pulse Oximeter, Thermal temperature scanner and  Emergency Medical Kit accompanied with a trek leader knowledgeable on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • Trek Leader and Guide: Highly Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader maintaining guide to trekker ratio of 1:4. That is 1 guide for every 4 trekkers.
  • Local Support Staffs: Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, porters, mules, etc
  • Permits: All required forest entry permits and camping fees as per the rules of local land
  • Transfers: 2-way return transfers from Srinagar to Srinagar in a comfortable private vehicle. Pickup and drop will either be from airport to airport or ex Hotel within the city limits of Srinagar.
  • Personal Baggage Offload: Upto 9 Kgs will be carried with our logistics. The added weight will cost extra.
  • Max Team Size: Small group of not more than 12 members. 
  • Personal Trek Equipments: 9 sets of essential trek gears for complimentary use. ( read below)

 

 

Complimentary: 9 Personal Trekking Equipment For Free Use:
(No Rent will be charged. Refundable security amount of Rs. 2000 need to be deposited )

  • Gaiters to protect snow from getting into your shoe
  • Microspikes / Ice Tracktion Crampons to grip well on slippery and hard snow on the trek 
  • Poncho to protect you from snowfall 
  • Trek Pole to protect you from falling and balancing on the trek
  • Rucksack to pack your trekking gears 
  • Fleece Inner Gloves 
  • Neck Warmer:
  • Waterproof Gloves:
  • Fleece Sleeping Bag Inner to ensure personal sleeping hygiene.

 

 

Add Ons: Make A Comfortable Trek

  • Single Tent Supplement: Rs 6000, for 8 nights
  • Personal Baggage Porterage: Rs. 5000 upto 10 Kgs only (above the free 9 Kgs)

 

 

Add Ons: Personal Equipment On Rent

  • High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes (Quechua): Rs 800
  • -20 degrees Down Jackets: Rs. 1000
  • Windproof/Waterproof Jackets: Rs. 500
  • Windproof/Waterproof pants: Rs. 500
  • Headlamps: 200

 

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED 

  • Personal Baggage Offload above the included 9 Kgs
  • Any other transportation not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Food during transit
  • Bottled water and any other beverages
  • Personal Treks Gears, apart from the complimentary inclusions
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion list

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How Is The Covid19 Situation In Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek?

As per current directives, this trek is open and you can do safely by following proper safety guidelines and covid protocols.

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When Does It Snow On The Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek?

Kashmir starts to get its first snowfall by the end of October and gets too much snowfall rather. On this trek the fresh snow keeps piling and the trek remains closed as the horses cannot cross the high passes. Snow starts to recede by the end of May and in the month of July, only few patches of the high passes remain under snow cover.

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Which Is The Best Time To Do The Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek?

July, August, and September are the best months to do this trek. Do note that August is monsoons here and you need to be prepared with proper gears if you are doing this trek in the monsoons. Often it rains very heavily in August in Kashmir. You need to walk longer each day on this trek and walking continuously in rain might not be enjoyable. If proper care is not taken, you may fall sick as well. However, this is also true at the same time that it's very beautiful in the monsoons. Checking weather forecast and alerts by MET department is a better idea before you plan for this trek.

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How Are The Accommodations And Toilet Facility On The Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek?

It's an all camping trek. Throughout the trek, accommodations will be in all-weather high-quality tents on twin-sharing basis. Toilets will be dry cat-style toilets with a pit dug on the ground covered by a toilet tent. We provide a camping toilet seat for comfort and safety.

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What Are The Fitness Requirement Of The Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek?

This trek is not that demanding and can be done if you are generally fit and your body is used to long walks and exercises. You may start to prepare for this trek by mere jogging or brisk walking for 8 Kms 5 days a week, at least 3 months before the start of the trek. Stair climbing with weight helps a lot to improve your climbing ability. Strong core muscles and shoulders will help you carry your rucksack by your own.

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Which Is The Nearest ATMs and Cash Points On The Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek?

Srinagar is the best place to withdraw money. Otherwise, Ganderbal, Gund, Kangan and Sonamarg too has ATMs

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Is Mobile Network Available On The Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek?

All major network providers have good mobile connectivity till the trek start point and end point. However, on the trek, there will be no network at all

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Is Internet Available On The Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek?

Mobile internet will only be available in the starting and end point on this trek, while on the trek there will be no internet or mobile towers

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