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Sheetal Sheetal


The Kashmir Great Lakes trek is just amazingly beautiful, gorgeous beyond words. everyday it used to get better and beautiful. the pristine lakes, the ...


Somnath Johar


I liked this trek. The change in climatic conditions and being on high altitude for days was a new and exciting experience.


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Departure Dates:
July: 6,13,20,27
August: 3,4,10,11,17,18.24,.25
September: 1,7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29

About the Kashmir Great Lake Trek:

Nestled high up in the mountains and beckoning the travellers from far and wide Kashmir Great Lakes trek is another hidden jewels of Kashmir. The trek to the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek offers a lifetime experience for all the nature lovers and the trekkers. The thundering hush of the Kashmir lakes and its virgin excellence is enchanted. Aside from the lakes, even the desolate smooth snow clad mountains emerge in might and pleased. You will start this amazing trek from Srinagar and then continue exploring the beauty of the region. 

On your second day, you will start from Sonmarg. You will cover some of the most scenic places in a period of 8 days. As you continue your trek you will be rewarded with the mesmerizing views of the pictorial streams and the Shekdur Range. On your third day, you will trek from Nichnai to Vishansar Lake and come across the stunning views of the lush valleys and the small rivers on the side. Your trek will undergo a steep descend and will lead you to a cascading waterfall that joins the river. 

Behold at the captivating views of the Himalayan Range and also the Vishansar Lake during the trek. On your fourth and fifth day, you will you will trek to Vishansar and then to Gadsa which will be around 11km of trekking. Marvel at the sight of the pictorial lakes and the exotic flowers and snow on both the sides. On your sixth and seventh day, you will cover Gadsar, Satsar and then to Gangabal Twin lakes. On both these days, you will cover a distance of 12km and 9 km respectively. 

You trek will lead you to a gurgling stream and then to the beautiful lakes. Keep staring for long at the beautiful lake and also catch some trout fish while you are here. You will also pass through many small bridges and ramble on grassy land dotted with yellow flowers and pine forest during your trek. This Kashmir Great Lakes trek package is definitely the best trek for you to do in this year.

About the Destination:

Go on a Kashmir Great Lakes trek and get enchanted with Kashmir, a celestial land nothing short of a fairy tale. A surreal destination, there are many natural gems tucked away here. One of them is Srinagar, the summer capital of the state known for its refreshing gardens, lakes and houseboats. Another sought-after place here is Sonamarg. Meaning the meadow of gold this is where frosty mountains cast against the clear deep blue sky make for a postcard image. Pristine and untouched, the lakes over here be it Dal Lake, Vishansar Lake or Gangabal Twin lakes are surreal and a rare sight. 

Alpine and snow clad mountains, green meadows, rocky terrains, gurgling streams, silver birch and other untouched beauties of Mother Earth make for a varied and complete trekking experience of around 63km. Rediscover serenity and uncover what makes Kashmir Great Lakes Trek a trove for adventure and nature enthusiasts seeking a thrilling experience of trekking in India. Kashmir Great Lakes best time to visit is from July to September. This amazing trek takes you through some of the most beautiful sights that are hidden from the normal eyes. The best part about the trek is that you will get a chance to see five beautiful lakes together and each reflecting the beauty of the other. 

As you continue you will find that the mountains in the background make the whole place looks majestic. Witness the beauty of the lakes with the snowflakes on the top making the lake much prettier.  Adding to it the golden flowers in bloom, the dark blue sky and the lush green grass will seem like just another heaven on earth.  Each day of the trek holds something new for you which you will cherish for a lifetime.

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek Highlights:

- This trek is one of the most beautiful treks and is the only trek where you can explore five stunning lakes in the world at a high altitude.

- The trek to the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek offers a lifetime experience of vintage memories which you will cherish for a lifetime.

- Get a chance to witness the high mountain passes and the snow patches that feed the lakes. Occasionally you might also see milky white icebergs floating on the lake’s inky blue surface.

- Although this trek will lead you to some steep ascend you will also get to see small hamlets and the lights flickering there.

- Your trekking trail will take you through innumerable meadows, snow-clad glaciers and pinnacles passes, rocky barren lands, struggling streams.

Quick Facts:

Temperature: Day: 17°C-20°C and Night: 3°C-4°C

Trekking Distance:  72km

Maximum Altitude: 13,800ft

Difficulty Level: Moderate 

Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts at Sonmarg and ends at Naranag 

Railway Station: Jammu is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Srinagar Airport

Base Camp: Sonmarg

How To Reach:

If you are travelling from Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai or any other city, book your air tickets for Day Zero, which is the day before Day 1 on the itinerary. If your trek start day is 24 July, book your air tickets for 23 July to either Srinagar. 

We recommend this. It gives you an added rest day at Srinagar or even better if you are able to head towards Sonamarg.

There are two options.

Option 1:
Fly directly to Srinagar. 

You can travel to Sonamarg if you land at Srinagar before 12 noon.

How to reach Sonamarg? – From the airport, walk outside for 800 meters to take an auto to TRC. Auto will cost you around Rs 250 which is a good rate to pay. They might ask for Rs 300. Take a cab if you are travelling in a group. A taxi/cab will cost Rs 600 to Rs 750.

From TRC, you will get Swaraj Mazda buses frequently going to Soura which is 8 kms away. It takes about 40 mins to reach here and costs Rs 15. If you choose an auto, it will cost around Rs 150 to Rs 200.

From Soura, you get buses to Kangan which is about Rs 40. Again from Kangan, you need to change and take shared cabs to Sonamarg. This will cost around Rs 70 to Rs 150 depending on the number of travellers. If you get shared cabs directly from Soura to Shitkadi, it will cost Rs 300 to Rs 450.  

Note: Srinagar Airport to Srinagar TRC, you do have the bus service. However, they are not reliable. They do not move until they are half full.

Option 2:

Taking a train/bus to Jammu and reach Srinagar

If you are taking a bus to Jammu, then you have multiple options to take. There are two gates outside Jammu ISBT. You will get shared cabs from both these gates. 

If you are reaching the Railway Station, the share cabs to Srinagar will cost between Rs 700 to Rs 1000.


  • Day 1 - Drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg

    Altitude: 7,800 ft (2,377 m)

    Time taken: 4 hours drive

    The first day of the Kashmir Lakes Trek, spend time in the dreamlike place of Srinagar known for its refreshing gardens, lakes and houseboats. If you wish, you can take an iconic shikara experience at Dal Lake or amble through Mughal Gardens that unravels many beauties along the way.

    Leave by the afternoon and be driven to Sonamarg by evening. Spend overnight at a campsite in Sonamarg.

  • Day 2 - Sonamarg to Nichnai via Shekdur

    Altitude: 7,800 ft (2,377 m) to 11,500 ft (3,505 m)

    Time taken: 6 hours, 11.6 km

    Trek gradient: Moderate. 3 hours of steep ascent followed by descent for an hour. Final 2 hours, a gentle ascent to Nichnai.

    Water sources: Carry sufficient water from Sonmarg. You will find sources along the trail to refill your water bottles.

    Today will be first day of this enthralling Kashmir great lakes trek!

    After having breakfast at the guesthouse, start with a 3-4km trek from the Sonamarg and reach a roadside eatery, from where you can bag up all the required commodities for the day. Here onwards, the trek will be a gradula one and alongside the Sindh River, it will take you through maple and pine forests. Completing the hike through the forests, you will be rewarded with the stunning views of the Sonamarg Valley and pictorial streams.

    Here onwards, the trek will descend down and will take you to the snow-covered Shekdur Range. Relax around the vicinity for a while before you start trekking towards the Nichnai, which is located at around 11,500ft above the sea level. Upon arrival in Nichnai, check-in into the campsite; dinner and overnight stay in the camp.

  • Day 3 - Nichnai to Vishansar Lake (13 km)

    Altitude: 11,500 ft (3,505 m) to 12,000 ft (3,658 m)

    Time: 6 hours, 13.5 km

    Trek gradient: Moderate. 1.5 hours of gradual ascent followed by an hour-long climb to the pass. A steep descent from the pass for about an hour easing off into a flat walk.

    Water sources: Carry sufficient water from Nichnai. You will find sources along the trail to refill your water bottles.

    Starting early in the morning; around 08:00AM, start the trek towards the Nichnai Pass and enjoy the stunning views of the lush valleys and the untouched beauty of the region. Hereafter, cross the river and continue hiking through the banks of the river and arrive at the Nichnai Pass or the Vishansar Berry. Arriving at the pass, which is located 13,500m above the sea lelvel, witness and enjoy the meticulous beauty of the pass and the snow-covered peaks all around it.

    Hereafter, the trek will undergo a steep descend and will lead you to a pictorial meadow of colourful flowers; while on this trek, you can also catch glimpses of a cascade that finally joins a river. Here onwards, continue with the hike and upon arriving a flat valley, continue towards its end and arrive at the campsite. Gazing on the left of this trail, you can also behold captivating views of the Himalayan Range and also the Vishansar Lake; overnight stay in the camp.

  • Day 4 - Acclimatization day in Vishansar

    This day of the Lakes in Kashmir Trek would be a light one as you acclimatise yourself to the weather and rest at Vishansar.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Vishansar to Gadsar (via Kishasar and Gadsar Pass)

    Altitude: 12,000 ft (3,658 m) to 12,500 ft (3,810 m) via 13,800 ft (4,206 m)

    Time taken: 5 hours, 16 km

    Trek gradient: Moderate. 1.5-2 hours of steep ascent followed by 1 hour of steep descent, easing off into a level walk.

    Water sources: Carry sufficient water from Vishansar. You will find sources along the trail to refill your water bottles.

    This chilly morning, witness the Kishansar Peak casting its reflection on the azure lake waters. Start the trek for the day towards the lakeside and reach the Kishansar Peak, which is situated around 500ft above the campsite. Here onwards, ascend to the other side of the water reservoir. The trek till here comprises of both easy and tough terrains.

    Later part of the day, trek towards the Kishansar Lake and and finally make it to the Gadsar Pass that is perched at a height of 13,800ft and is the highest point of this trek. From the pass, pass through a flowery meadow and some of the pictorial lakes; Yamsar is one of these lakes.

    From here, continue with the descend and after crossing Iris, reach the Gadsar Lake. A picturesque lake, it is adorned with the stunning beauty of exotic flowers and snow on both the sides. Arriving at the lakeside, report to the nearest Army Camp and complete the formalities of getting permission to pass Gadsar; ID proofs are a must for this.

  • Day 6 - Gadsar to Satsar (12 km)

    Altitude: 12,500 ft (3,810 m) to 12,000 ft (3,658 m)

    Time taken: 6 hours, 11.3 km

    Trek gradient: Moderate; 1.5 hours of steep ascent followed by a level walk.

    Water sources: Carry at least 2 litres of water from Gadsar. You will find rivulets along the trail but the water might not be suitable to drink.

    Your day will begin with a walk from the army camp towards the stream. Brace yourself for varied terrains from super steep, flat and even land. Take a short break at Maengandob that is fringed by mountains.

    Reach the first of Satsar lakes, which is a group of seven different lakes and follow the same procedure of yesterday with the army officials and set camps near the surreal first lake of Satsar.

  • Day 7 - Satsar to Gangabal Twin lakes (9 km)

    Altitude: 12,000 ft (3,658 m) to 11,500 ft (3,505 m)

    Time taken: 6 hours, 9 km

    Trek gradient: Difficult. 30 minutes each of gradual ascent and descent followed by a steep ascent for about 45 and then by a steep descent. Similarly ascending and descending trail all the way through.

    Water sources: Carry 2 litres of water. You will find a stream mid way during the descent to refill your water bottles.

    A true test of calibre, this is the day when you will have you push your physical and mental limits! Trudge through rocks and boulders ridden terrain, pass the last of the Satsar lakes, and start hiking downwards for half an hour till you arrive at the forest line.

    Here onwards, start ascending upward and reach an altitude of 13,400ft; during this climb, you can witness several ridges at different heights and the quaint Gujjar huts as well. From the summit, you can also behold the fascinating views of the twin lakes: Gangabal and Nundkol, that are connected to each other by a picturesque stream and are known for trout-fisihng.

    Post this; trek through a sharp and rocky trail and make it to a gurgling stream, passing which, you will reach a lush meadow that advent towards the Nundkol Lake, which is also a popular weekend getaway among the locals. Trekking for around 20 minutes from the Nundkol Lake, you will finally arrive at the Gangabal Lake and by crossing the bridge across the lake; you will arrive at the campsite; dinner and overnight stay in the camp.

  • Day 8 - Trek from Gangabal to Naranag (12 km, 7 hours)

    Altitude: 11,500 ft (3,505 m) to 7,450 ft (2,271 m)

    Time taken: 6 hours, 13 km

    Trek gradient: Moderate. A mix of ascents and descents for 6 km followed by a very steep descent all the way down.

    Water sources: Carry sufficient water from Sonmarg. You will find sources along the trail to refill your water bottles.

    On your final day of the Kashmir Lake Trek, start from the Gangabal camp, ramble on grassy land dotted with yellow flowers and pine forest. Descend are reach Naranag, the last leg of your trek. Reach Naranag Village in Ganderbal District. If you wish, you can visit Naranag Temple. Be driven back to Srinagar.


  • Camps


  • Nutritious Veg Meals during Trek


  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

  • Trek equipment such as Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent
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  • Permits required for the trek
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  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder
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  • Charge of qualified trek leader, guide and support staff

Things To Carry

  • An identification card along with a photocopy
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  • Trekking shoes
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  • Full sleeve sweater/fleece jacket
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  • Woollen monkey cap
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  • Thermal innersLight weight rain coat/poncho
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  • Sun glasses, Sun cap and/or head-scarf
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  • Trekking pole
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  • Cold cream and sun screen lotion
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  • LED Torch with extra set of cells
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  • Personal toilet kit (minimal) and toilet paper
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  • Small repair kit consisting of safety pins, needle, thread and string
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  • Personal medicine


  • Do not bring non-bio gradable materials
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  • Pay heed to the instructions given by the trek leader and guide
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  • Consumption of alcohol and other intoxicating substances are strictly prohibited
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  • Do check with your doctor if you are medically fit for the trek
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  • Though transportation from Srinagar-Sonamarg and Naranag to Srinagar is not included in the package, it can be arranged at an additional cost on prior notice.
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  • In case you do not want the Srinagar-Sonamarg pick-up, inform us at least 15 days prior to the starting date as there are fix transportation timings in Srinagar.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Sheetal Sheetal

     Rated : 5.0

    The Kashmir Great Lakes trek is just amazingly beautiful, gorgeous beyond words. everyday it used to get better and beautiful. the pristine lakes, the endless meadows, the scenery, the view of twin lakes of gangabal and nandkul from 14000 ft zaj pass is all lifelong experience. this is the kashmir that one cant see on normal tourist itinerary and the hardwork is totally worth it . Our local operator has organized it pretty well, the trek lead and 2 guides were friendly, supportive and professional in their conduct. the food was just too good and never expected to have such yummy food on such remote high altitude trek. we were group of 13 n bonded really well. our batch was during the kashmir lock-down period but i'm glad that we didnt cancel it. the long walks were moderately tough so you definitely need prepare a bit for fitness but its totally manageable. the descent was daunting but thats always the case in my experience. we did face issues with accommodation n return transport on last day due to the curfew situation and operator could have done better job in co-ordinating it rather than just leaving us on our fate. that was the only sore point of the whole experience. I highly recommend this trek to anyone who wish to experience the real beauty of Kashmir and why its called jannat on the earth.

    Story by Somnath Johar

     Rated : 4.0

    I liked this trek. The change in climatic conditions and being on high altitude for days was a new and exciting experience.

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    Story by Suma Kocchar

     Rated : 4.0

    Among all the treks in North India, the Kashmir Great Lakes is overpoweringly the most gorgeous one. However, this can be the most dangerous trek that you might ever take. It is totally advisable to be cautious during the trek. That said, this is an enjoyable trek as well. It is 8 days of sheer fun. We had a lot of fun with this trek. I loved the fact that this trek was organized in a way where people can relax in camps in between the treks here and there. The cost of the trek is not that costly, but giving discounts would have helped a great deal. Nice trek!

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    Story by Deepesh Namboothiri

     Rated : 5.0

    kashmir, the haven on earth is my favorite destinations and trekiing there was just like icing on the cake... really enjoyed my trek.. camping was also something I was looking forward to and it turned out to be awesome as well.... planning to go for another trek soon..

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    Story by Sanjay Semwal

     Rated : 5.0

    The magical beauty of Kashmir is further enhanced by this astounding trek. Over the course of the entire trek, we visited most of the desired locations and destination of India's crown. If I get another long break, I'm surely joining this trek again.

    Story by Vikas Panda

     Rated : 5.0

    I had no idea that other than Gulmarg there can be such beautiful places in Kashmir as well. Kashmir lake trek is just perfect for a romantic Bollywood song shooting. I had such a wonderful time there, this place definitely is on my repeat list…Good job Thrillophilia

    Story by Ritu Raj

     Rated : 5.0

    Kashmir is for sure heaven on Earth, if you don’t believe take a trip to Kashmir Lakes Trek, it’s so beautiful and calm, all you hear is just wind blowing. This was my first trip when I actually had no worries. Thank you Thrillophilia

    Story by Nikhil Chopra

     Rated : 5.0

    Just like the name this trek is like a trailor which takes you through the entire movie “Kashmir”

    Story by Rohan Mittal

     Rated : 4.0

    No matter who say what about Kashmir, the Kashmir Lakes trek is something everyone must take if they want to witness the real beauty of this heavenly destination. The great views of the wonderful peaks and the glaciers are the perfect add-ons of the trek. And the kind of breaks we got between the treks were the best part.

    Story by Kritika Khandelwal

     Rated : 4.0

    Even after reaching 12000 feet all our curiosity and excitement were so high that we finally reached 13000 feet and also completed the trek without any breaking down. But the actual credit goes to the so dedicated team and our guides for making sure that we all have a brilliant time. They were so helpful all through the tour. The experience is something to treasure for life.


    People Also Ask

    1. What is the fitness level required for Kashmir Great Lakes trek?

      Optimum level of fitness is always required for the trek.

    2. What about the trek guides and leaders accompanying the trek?

      Accompanying you is a professional Trek leader who complete Basic and Advance mountaineering course and certified in first-aid course.

    3. Do I always have to carry my own luggage?

      No! In case you cannot or find it difficult to carry your own luggage, you should inform us 15 days in advance so that a porter or mule can be arranged for your convenience. However, this service comes at an additional cost.

    4. What is the best time to go for Kashmir Great Lakes trek?

      The best time to go Kashmir Great lake is July and August , that time the views are clear and glimpse view of all seven lakes. Although the trek is amazing all year around, just avoid teh monsoon months of July to September.

    5. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

      Kashmir Great lake trek is a moderate trek and anyone with physical fitness can do this trek. During the trek, you will come across many steep paths and rocky terrain which will require some stamina. But for that, you need to prepare yourself. For this, you can start jogging every day and then do cycling for some time. Always take the stairs without any breaks which will help you to keep fit. Also, start with brisk 10 minutes walk every day and then some physical exercise like stretching. You can also do some yoga every day to regulate your breathing properly. There are high passes which you will have to pass during the trek so you need an optimum level of fitness. Also, keep yourself hydrated which will later help you during your trek.

    6. What clothes and equipment should I carry?

      Make sure to carry warm and comfortable clothing as temperature can drop, pack good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks. It’s advisable to carry sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturisers as the sun at the top can be harsh. Water bottles and energy bars/snacks are advisable. A Flashlight (with spare batteries) will help once the sun goes down and it’s always smart to carry insect repellent and emergency medical kit.

    7. Which type of shoes should I buy/carry?

      Good quality and sturdy trekking shoes that cover your ankles. Refrain from usong sport shoes for your own safety and the trails are uneven and tricky hence requiring good grip trekking shoes. If you are buying new shoes for your trek, please remember to use them for at least a month before you commence your holiday.

    8. What kind of food will be provided during this trek? What about safe drinking water?

      You will be served Indian vegetarian food and eggs during this trek. Himalayan water is considered a clean and mineral water but to be on the safe side you will get boiled water with chlorine tablets.

    9. Which all lakes will be covered in this trek?

      Kashmiri Great Lake is an adventurous trip, which shall be enjoyed by the people watching the serene flowing of lakes in the place. Some of the lakes that are covered in this trip are, Dal lake, Vishansar lake, Gangabal and Nundkol lake, Azure lake waters, Yamsar lake, Gadsar lake, and Satsar lakes (group of seven lakes). It is overwhelmingly joyous and at the same time it will be a daring trip to cover. Just be prepared and plan adequate before visiting these places.

    10. Will there be mobile connectivity during the trek?

      If you want to make any important calls for your near and dear ones, please try to make it on the city limits. Srinagar would be best place for you to make the calls, as the signal would be in greater strength. But once the trip is started, we would be moving to forests and lakes, where the signal strength might be poor. In some areas, there will not be any signal on the device. So it is better to be safe than to be sorry.

    11. What is difficulty level of Kashmir Great Lakes trek?

      As you come across the word trek, there has to be slight amount of reflexes inside the body as it is going to be time bounded. So as far as this trek is concerned, the difficulty level involved is moderate and people who have much enthusiasm can actually try this trip to have great satisfaction in life. If you are having luggage, it must be prior informed as those luggage can be taken care of. It increases your difficulty level.

    12. How much do we have to trek each day?

      As the trip would be going on for eight days, the adequate plan for each day would be prior summarized and given to each of them. The travelers shall not worry, as there will not be any burden on the trekking part of each day. Sizeable portions of coverage will be done and there will be time for water, snacks, meal and for resting. We are also humans and not machines to exhaust all our energy on a single day. So be cool and get enjoyed with the trek.

    13. Can we customize Kashmir Great Lakes Trek?

      The customization shall be done only after the careful consideration of the lakes involved in the trek. All of the above lakes are covered in this trip and if you are planning to customize the trip, plan prior and make a list of the places that are actually near to each other. Once the trip is started, it is very minimal chances that it can be customized, as the trip is planned prior. Customization is difficult but it is not impossible. On the other note, it shall be arranged at additional cost.

    14. Can we consume alcohol if it's really cold during the trek?

      Going on top of the hill, makes everyone nerve biting. People will catch cold and many of them are afraid that their body temperature will shoot up. In this case, when travelers think of having alcohol to soothe the body temperature, it will be the biggest regret to let you know that alcohol and other alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited for trekking. Consumption of alcohol will make the people to lose their control and while trekking, control is the main component to be saved.

    15. Will there be frozen lakes too on this trek?

      As far as this trip is concerned, the coverage of frozen lakes is not in the itinerary. We are having the coverage of the lakes which are the part of free flowing along the Himalayan range. It is heaven on the earth and you may see some lakes are icing on the cake. Camping would also be arranged. It is the unsung beauty of India and the trek will be worth of every penny.

    16. Can I do this trek alone?

      You can definitely undertake the Kashmir Great Lakes trek solo if you want. Although traveling with a group can be cost-effective, if that is not a problem for you, you can definitely go alone. The trek is breathtaking right from the start, and you will find several options for accommodation and food here, unlike the treks in some of the remote parts of Himalayas. So it is possible to undertake the journey alone if you plan the trip well. It is also advisable to take a guide who knows local geography and culture enough, in case there is an emergency.

    17. How can I prepare myself for this trek?

      The difficulty level of this trek is moderate, so for those of you who lead a sedentary lifestyle or have a 9 to 5 desk job, it is necessary to undergo some physical training to prepare for the trek. Start training at least a month before the trek starts. Work out leg and calf muscles, as you will spend a lot of time walking and climbing on the trail. The training should focus on endurance and strength workouts to make your body accustomed to the arduous journey. You should also consult your doctor if you have any physical ailments and get medications accordingly.

    18. How much will it cost to do Kashmir great lakes trek?

      Kashmir Great Lakes trek will cost anywhere from 13k to 15k, depending on the company you choose, the group you go with, and the accommodation you choose. The cost would cover everything from camping charges, trekking equipment like tents, mattresses, kitchen tent, permits, and entrance charges. You will also get medical kits and oxygen cylinders. Your meals will be funded by the company, although there may not be too many choices. There are certain things that will not be included, like porter charges, insurance, meals during transit. If you decide to take a solo trip, the travel cost may go up.

    19. What should I keep in mind before going for Trekking at Kashmir Great Lakes?

      Before going on the Kashmir Great Lakes trek, it is necessary to undergo some physical training. One should try to develop a habit of exercising daily and run for roughly 3-4 kilometers in half an hour, so they can keep up with the itinerary. Additionally, the trek goes as high as an altitude of 13,800 feet. At such a height, you might experience altitude sickness. Carry necessary medicines if you are prone to that. You should also prepare a list of items you are supposed to carry. This includes jackets, trekking shoes, backpack, trekking shoes, emergency kit, torch etc.

    20. Is Kashmir great lakes trek safe to do?

      This is one of the safest treks in Kashmir, with a difficulty level easy to moderate. It is well suited for those of you who are going hiking for the first time. Although the area has political tensions in certain cities, the path of the trail itself is quite peaceful. If you are traveling with a group of people or an experienced guide, you will face no problems. It is not recommended to travel alone if you are going here for the first time. It is prudent to check the state of the region in terms of political unrest before planning your trip.

    21. How do I get to Kashmir Great Lakes Trek?

      Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is not only one of the most alluring treks in India, but it also lets the trekker explore the unmatched beauty of this heaven on the earth. The trekker has to reach Srinagar on his/her own and meet the Thrillophilia team there.

      You will have one full day to explore this beautiful city as the trekking team will drive you to Sonmarg in the night. You will spend overnight at a campsite in Sonmarg and the trek will start in the morning after breakfast.

    22. What is the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek height?

      The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek covers the captivating seven lakes, stunning snow-clad mountains and the beautiful valleys of maples, pine etc. in 8 days. You will trek to the different heights on different days and will trek to the highest altitude of 13,500 ft above the sea level.

      Day to day height reached on this trek is as follows:
      Sonmarg to Nichnai: 7,800 ft to 11,500 ft
      Nichnai to Vishnasar lake: 11,500 ft to 12,000 ft
      Vishnasar to Gadsar via Kishansar lake and Gadsar Pass: 12,000 ft to 12,500 ft via 13,800 ft (highest point)
      Gadsar to Satsar: 12,500 ft to 12,000 ft
      Satsar to Gangabal twin lakes: 12,000 ft to 11,500 ft
      Gangabal to Naranag: 11,500 ft to 7,450 ft

    23. Is Kashmir Great Lakes Trek dangerous?

      The Kashmir Great Lakes trail is safe and one of the easiest ones too even for first-time trekkers. The trekking route comprises smooth trekking trails and has 3 army camps close to the camping sites.

      We at Thrillophilia also keep track of the political situations and take care of all necessary security measurements for the safety of trekkers. We did call off treks in worst-cases as we do not compromise on anyone’s safety.

      So rest assured and enjoy to the max, when you book with Thrillophilia.

    24. How long is Kashmir Great Lakes Trek?

      Kashmir Great Lakes trek is a mesmerizing trekking expedition of approximately 72kms that a trekker covers in a period of 7 days. The expedition starts from Sonmarg, ends at Narang and requires trekking of up to 13 Km in a day.

      Day to day distance covered is as follows:
      Sonamarg to Nichnai: 10 km
      Nichnai to Vishansar Lake: 13 km
      Vishansar to Gadsar: 11 km
      Gadsar to Satsar: 12 km
      Satsar to Gangabal Twin lakes: 9 km
      Gangabal to Naranag: 12 km

    25. What is the temperature at Kashmir Great Lakes Trek?

      You will experience a vast difference in day and night temperatures during Kashmir Great Lake Trek. The temperatures range from 17-20 degrees Celsius during daytime, which drops to 3-5 degrees Celsius in the night. So carry enough pair of warm clothes and good quality trekking boots so that you do not face any difficulty in acclimatization.

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