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Kashmir Great Lakes Trek Tour

Kashmir Lakes Trek, Srinagar
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8 Days 7 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

30 people


English, Hindi, Kannada

Kashmir is known as “paradise on earth” and attracts hikers and mountaineers from all over the world. The Kashmir Great Lakes trek tour journey, with its expansive verdant meadows, snow-capped mountain peaks, and breathtaking alpine lakes, is the most picturesque in the Indian Himalayas. The majority of the more than 2000 Alpine lakes in the state of Jammu and Kashmir are located in the Kashmir valley.

Although for a variety of reasons,  every alpine lake of Kashmir is not permitted for tourists but Kashmir Great Lakes trek tour is the most amazing, permitted, and trending trek of the Valley. This incredible trip begins at an elevation of 2800 meters above sea level and affords beautiful views of the alpine landscape from the outset. The Kashmir great lakes journey will take you through repeating views of pine forests, meadows covered in wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains in the background, as well as witnessing the 7 stunning alpine lakes

Experience the peace of nature as you walk the paths of the Kashmir Great Lakes trek trip. Rejuvenate your spirit in the unspoiled countryside and make lifelong memories. As you set out on this incredible adventure across Kashmir’s stunning landscapes and blue lakes, feel the beauty of the region.

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Short Itinerary

  • Day 1. Getting to base camp – Sonamarg. The transport will be arranged at 2:30 PM from TRC Srinagar. The cost of a 7 seater cab is Rs. 3,500, Rs. 4,500 12 seater tempo traveler, 5,500 17 seater tempo traveler. The amount is shared between trekkers.
  • Day 2. Sonamarg (7,800 ft) to Nichnai (11,500 ft); 9 km, 6 hours.
  • Day 3. Nichnai (11,500 ft) to Vishnusar (12,000 ft); 12 km, 6 hours.
  • Day 4. Explore Vishnusar and Kishansar Lakes.
  • Day 5. Vishnusar (12,000 ft) to Gadsar (12,500 ft) via Gadsar Pass (13,800 ft); 10 km, 5 hours.
  • Day 6. Gadsar (12,500 ft) to Satsar (12,000 ft); 12 km, 6 hours.
  • Day 7. Satsar (12,000 ft) to Gangabal twin lakes (11,500 ft); 9 km, 6 hours.
  • Day 8. Gangabal (11,500 ft) to Naranag (7,450 ft); 11 km, 6 hours. Drive to Srinagar – you will reach by 6:00 PM.

Day 1

  • Arrive at Sonamarg Altitude: 7800 ft 90 km drive from Srinagar, approx 3 hours.
  • If booked in advance, GHE can arrange to pick up from TRC at 3 pm.
  • Our campsite is near the Sindh river (Shitkadi Village). Since there are no shops around ensure that you have all that you need already.
  • Remember to carry your ID proof in original and 2 photocopies as we have to submit them at the army check post.

Day 2

  • Sonamarg to Nichnai via Shekdur. Altitude: 7,800 ft to 11,500 ft 11 km trek, approx 8 hours
  • After breakfast we trek to Nichnai via Shekdur. The trail takes you through meadows, dense forests with Maple, Pine, and Bhoj trees.
  • After approx half an hour, we get an army check post where we have to submit our ID proofs.
  •  While you are at it, you can enjoy an awesome view of the Sonmarg Valley or the Thajiwas Glacier.
  • The trek from Shitkadi to Shekdur is going through thick forests of pine trees and will take approx 2 and a half hours.
  • At Shekdur, you can indulge in instant noodles and an omelet if you wish to.
  • We follow the Nichnai Stream as we trek from Shekdur to Nichnai.
  • We have lunch at the Nichnai stream, after Shekdur.

Day 3

  • Nichnai to Vishansar lake via Nachnai Pass Altitude: 11,500 ft to 12,000 ft via 13100 ft 12 km trek
  •  Approx 7 hours Trek from Nichnai to Nichnai Pass is of approx 1 and a half hours ascent.
  • At the top of Nichnai Pass you can get B.S.N.L and Airtel network, which is the last point under the mobile coverage area.
  • From Nichnai pass to Vishansar there is a descent.
  • At Vishansar campsite, lunch will be offered.
  • We can visit the Vishansar Lake which is just 15 minutes walk from the campsite
  • The first lake of the trek and one of the most beautiful ones.
  • If the trek is in July, the lake will be frozen.
  • Otherwise, we can go fishing at the lake with permission from Srinagar Fishing Department.
  • Vishansar is visited by hoards of sheep and their shepherds are known for interesting stories.
  •  A campsite is a unique place with open ground and you can play volleyball, cricket, etc.
  • Beware of dogs at the campsite.

Day 4

  • Acclimatization + Rest Day. (Condition Apply)
  • You may visit Kishansar lake, which is at approx 1 and a half km from our campsite.
  • If the weather is not good we will use acclimatization day at Ravishankar or else move towards the next campsite, rest day can be used at the Gangbal campsite.

Day 5

  • Vishansar lake to Gadsar via Gadsar Pass Altitude: (12,000ft) to (12,000ft) via (13,750ft) 14 km trek, approx 10 hours
  • We start the trek earlier than usual.
  • The trail passes from Vishansar to Gadsar, via Gadsar pass the highest point of the trek.
  • From Vishansar, the trail takes a steep ascent till Gadsar Pass.
  • We can see Kishansar Lake on the way.
  • From the Gadsar pass till the campsite, we descend gradually.
  • We can spot the Gadsar lake en route.
  •  You might also spot the Glacier of Gadsar Lake.
  • After the Gadsar lake, we will reach the campsite in 2 hours.
  • Just a few minutes before our campsite, we will have another army checkpoint and we will have to share our ID proofs with them.
  • Pack lunch will be provided.

Day 6

  • Gadsar to Satsar Altitude: 12,000 ft to 12,000 ft 9 km trek, approx 6 hours trek Mid-July to mid-August, the trail is laden in vibrant flowers.
  • We need to share our IDs at another army check post en route.
  • Moving on, we see two small lakes which are often mistaken as Satsar Lakes.
  •  We will visit the Satsar twin lakes, in the afternoon, which are approx 1.3 h Satsar twin lakes are also known as Mengen top.
  • Those twin lakes are between the middle of the mountain.

Day 7

  • Gadsar to Satsar Altitude: 12,000 ft to 12,000 ft 9 km trek, approx 6 hours trek Mid-July to mid-August, the trail is laden in vibrant flowers.
  • We need to share our IDs at another army check post en route.
  • Moving on, we see two small lakes which are often mistaken as Satsar Lakes.
  •  We will visit the Satsar twin lakes, in the afternoon, which are approx 1.3 h Satsar twin lakes are also known as Mengen top.
  • Those twin lakes are between the middle of the mountain.

Day 8

  • Gangabal to Naranag Drive to Srinagar Altitude: 11,500 ft to 7,450 ft 15 km trek, approx 7 hours
  •  The trail is a descent till the last point of the trek – Naranag, so take care of your knees and ankles.
  • The trail will pass through pine tree forests.
  • On advance booking, GHE can arrange transport to Srinagar at a charge.
  • After the 70 km drive, you will reach Srinagar by 6:30 pm.
  • * Please note that prepaid sim cards do not work in Kashmir.
  • Don’t forget your ID proof in original and 2 photocopies.
  • On Day 8, you’ll reach Srinagar between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
  •  You can book your travel any time after 8 pm.
  • Transportation: The cost of transport from Srinagar to Sonamarg and return from Naranag to Srinagar has to be borne by the participant.
  • World of wander. WOW has arrangements with local transporters to pick up trekkers from Srinagar.
  • The vehicles will leave Srinagar at 3.00 pm and reach Sonamarg by 6.00 pm.

  • Accommodation. (Camping)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg & Egg) Bed tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner.
  • Trek equipment’s like Sleeping bag, liner, mattress, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent
  • Trekking Permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide Support staff, and Mules.
  • Transport
  • Insurance fee
  • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.
  • Hotel Stay in Srinagar.
  • Food during the transit.


Tour's Location

Kashmir Lakes Trek, Srinagar

What is the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek?

The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is a breathtaking journey through the pristine alpine lakes and majestic mountain ranges of Kashmir in northern India. It spans over several days, offering trekkers a chance to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

How long is the trek?

The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek typically lasts around 7 to 9 days, covering a distance of approximately 70 to 80 kilometers, depending on the specific route and pace of the trekking group.

What is the best time to do the trek?

The best time to embark on the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is usually from late June to early September, during the summer months when the weather is mild and the snow has melted, making the trails accessible.

How will I be communicated with once the payment is done?

You’ll be added to a WhatsApp group a day or two before your trip date, where all the last-minute details are shared.

Is it safe for females and solo travellers?

Women/girls safety and security is very important to us. Therefore, it is totally safe for Women/girls to go on tour and travel. Our  trek leaders accompany the group at all times. They provide constant support and direction to the group. Our campsites are safe and secure. They provide a safe place to stay. Our trip leaders frequently accompany the group on our trips.

Yes, solo travellers are welcome on our adventures. The best part of solo travel is the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. As the trip progresses, strangers become friends, creating a sense of community. That’s why we invite you to join us on our adventures.


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