Kashmir Great Lake Trek

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Kashmir Great Lake Trek
  • 7 Days
  • 6 Nights
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Kashmir Great Lake Trek Price: Starting From (Sonamarg to Sonamarg)

Total Price: 13,999/ per person
(Srinagar to Srinagar)
Service Tax @ 5% (GST)
  • + Backpack Offloading: 2,100
  • + Dehradun to Dehradun: 2,000

Batch Availability

01-12-2021 to 06-12-2022 (Available)
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Kashmir Great Lake Trek

  • Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
  • Best time to visit : June to July and again from August to September.
  • Temparature : Day time: 5°C – 17°C ; night time : 2°C – 8°C
  • Hightest Altitude : 13,750 ft
  • Pickup point : Srinagar

About Kashmir Great Lake Trek

The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is in no need of an introductory treatise. It presents the proem in itself. You can draw a preface of it by just hearing its name. Kashmir is a wonderful place and if you are on a himalayan trek you are bound to taste the natural beauty and adventure. The trek to the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek offers a lifetime experience of vintage memories that are so wonderfully tiring. The thundering silence of the Kashmir lakes and its virgin beauty is spell bound. Apart from the lakes, even the barren milky snow clad mountains stand out in might and proud.

The grade of trek falls between moderate and difficult. Located at the maximum altitude of about 13, 750 km, it is surrounded by a serene environment. The trek is about 72 km which will take around 8-9 days but it is worth trekking this distance. The place will give you so much to remember throughout your life. You will discover various flora and fauna. You will feel like residing in a paradise. You will definitely face many challenges but all these challenges are worth facing and will make you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally strong. You will fall in love with the locality. You will see a variety of meadows during your trek. The whole trek will facilitate you snow-covered mountains, glaciers, passes, rocky lands, barren lands, natural water streams, small villages, traditional localities, old dhabas, and many more. Your all expectations will be fulfilled here.

  • DAY 1: Arrival at Sonamarg
    • Altitude: 7800 ft.
    • Distance: 90km (From Srinagar to Sonamarg)
    • Trek Time: 3 hours
    • Do carry your original ID proof and 2 photocopies.
  • DAY 2: Sonamarg to Nichnai via Shekdur
    • Altitude:7,800 ft to 11,500 ft.
    • Distance: 11 km trek
    • Trek Time: 8 hours
    • You will have breakfast at Sonamarg and then will head towards Nichnai via Shekdur. Throughout the trek, you will discover various meadows, dense forests with pine, bhoj trees. Lunch at Nichnai
  • DAY 3: Nichnai to Vishansar lake via Nachnai Pass
    • Altitude: 11,500 ft to 12,000 ft via 13100 ft.
    • Distance: 12 km trek
    • Trek Time: 7 hours
    • The campsite is beautiful and you can also play some games over there provided no rain is there.
  • DAY 4: - Exploring Vishansar and Kishansar
    • Make sure to have adequate rest at the campsite. On this day you can explore the Vishansar campsite and can enjoy yourself in the tranquil nature. You can also visit Kishansar lake which is 1.5 km far from the campsite.
  • DAY 5: Vishansar lake to Gadsar via Gadsar Pass
    • Altitude: 12,000ft to 12,000ft via 3,750 ft.
    • Distance: 14 km trek
    • Trek Time: 10 hours
  • DAY 6: Gadsar to Satsar
    • Altitude: 12,000 ft to 12,000 ft
    • Distance: 9 km trek
    • Trek Time: 6 hours
    • Between July and August, the trail is occupied by beautiful flowers of different colors. You will see Satsar twin lakes which are also known as Mengen top.
  • DAY 7: Satsar to Gangabal twin lakes via Zaj Pass
    • Altitude: 12,000 ft to 11,500 via ft 13000
    • Distance: 11 km trek
    • Trek Time: 6 hours
    • You will see Gangbal Lake, one of the largest lakes throughout the trek.
  • DAY 8: Gangabal to Naranag Drive to Srinagar
    • Altitude: 11,500 ft to 7,450 ft.
    • Distance: 15 km trek
    • Trek Time: 7 hours
    • The trail will pass through thick forests of pine trees.
      You will reach Srinagar by 6:30 pm.

Day 1: Arrive Srinagar, Drive to Sonamarg

Depart to Sonamarg in the afternoon. It is 3 hrs drive from Srinagar.

Day 2: Sonamarg (7,800ft) to Nichnai (11,500ft) via Shekdur

On this day, you will start your trek from Sonamarg. You will reach Nichnai in about 6-8 hours by traveling 11km. It is at about 7,800 ft to 11,500 ft. After traveling some distance you will see a Dhaba where you can get some necessary items like packages of water, biscuits and many more. Remember that this dhaba is the last one to buy necessary eatables. You will find the next one only at Narang which is at the end of the trek. You will face ascent as well as descent while trekking.

You will see green meadows in the middle of the trek which will fulfill you with freshness and provide immense satisfaction. After crossing meadows, you will see dense forests with Pine and Mapple trees. You will be surrounded by mountains, some covered with snow while some not. As you go higher, you will see various villages with small dwellings. There you will experience some traditional ways of living, dressing, speaking and many more. Once you reach the top height of the ridge, you can capture pictures of the beautiful and serene nature for a lifelong memory. After this height, you will have to walk down the downslope into a meadow. In between, you can see water streams. You will feel like you are walking on the green carpet as several leaves will be lying there.

Before reaching Nichnai, you will stay at Shekdur for some time. This campsite is beautifully surrounded by Bhoj Trees and looks tremendously beautiful. You will have lunch over here and then will move towards Nichnai which is approx 2 hours away. After you reach Nichnai, you will see a wide green meadow between two mountains. You will end your first-day trek here only by living in tents on flat grounds.

Day 3: Nichnai (11,500ft) to Vishansar lake (12,00ft)

On day third, your goal is to reach Vishansar lake which is at 12000 ft. It will take 7 hours to cover the 12km trek. You will begin your day at 8 am and then will have enough time to enjoy the trek. You will cross Nichnai Pass to reach Vishansar Lake. You will see snow-covered peaks around you. You will walk along the river. At first, you will walk down the meadows and after some time you will have to climb up to the pass. Slowly you will come closer to the lake and will see deep blue color water in the lake. Here you will truly feel that choosing Kashmir Great Lake Trek was your best decision.

Here you may find BSNL networks and probably this is the last place where you can get a network. You may find the next point of the network after crossing Gangabal. After moving forward you will see many ascents and descents. You will see red flowers blooming in the region. You can take pictures of the beautiful scenery. You will also see the waterfall on your left. After the waterfall, you will have to walk through the flat meadows. These flat meadows are in between the two mountain ranges. On one side you will see snowy mountains and on the other side, you will see barren and rocky mountains.

After reaching the end of the valley, you can pitch your tents anywhere on the campsite. From here you will head towards Vishansar lake which is really big in size. You can even see the reflection of the Kishansar peak in the lake. The color of the water in the lake seems colorless early in the morning. After the sun shines, it starts changing its colors. It will become deep blue on a sunny day. You can enjoy nature before going to bed.

Day 4: Exploring Vishansar and Kishansar

On your 4th day, you will have a full day to explore Vishansar and Kishansar. You can enjoy yourself in the valley and can feel nature. Do take proper rest so as to regain your energy for the trek of the following days.

Day 5: Vishansar (12,000ft) to Gadsar(12,000ft) via Kishansar lake and Gadsar Pass (13,750ft)

You will have to trek for Gadsar from Vishansar. It will take 10 hours to travel the 14 km trek. You will first reach Kishansar lake from the campsite. This lake is also blue in color and is big in size. On its right, there is a huge meadow located. The lake and the meadow are bordered by a ridgeline that increases sharply. You have to travel to this ridge to reach Gadsar as it is located on the top of the ridge.

You will see beautiful views in between the track. After reaching Gadsar Lake you will see various small lakes around. You will also see many snow peaks. But these peaks lie outside LOC. You will see blue color flowers blooming near the lake. You can make Gadsar your campsite but you must keep the area clean after leaving it. In fact, you must promise yourself to keep the entire lake clean and beautiful as it is.

Day 6: Gadsar (12,000ft) to Satsar (12,000ft)

From Gadsar you will have to head towards Satsar. The trek is if 9 km and will take around 6 hours to complete. From the Gadsar army camp, you will step towards the trek. You can follow the bridge to avoid contact with icy cold water.

You will see trees and a river valley. After crossing 11,500 ft you will soon walk on the flat trail which is surrounded by mountains. The place is known as Maengandob. After moving ahead you will a mesmerizing landscape. It's a flat green bed with a natural stream flowing between it. You can choose this place as your campsite. Satsar is a collection of seven lakes. You can spend quality time with your trek mates around the lake and can stay overnight here.

Day 7: Satsar (12,000ft) to Gangabal twin lakes (11,500ft)

From Satsar you will move towards Gangabal twin lakes. The trek is 11 km and takes 6 hours. You will find ups and downs during the trek. You will soon reach the biggest Satsar lake. You will see forests in between treks. At first, you have to go down and soon after that you will have to begin climbing. While climbing you will face rocky and barren mountains.

Soon you will reach the top of the 3rd ridge. You will see two more lakes from the ridge which are blue in the colour. Take pictures of the surroundings and enjoy the beauty. After crossing a stream over a bridge, you will reach Nundol lake. The Nundol lake is located at the base of the Harmukh peak. Nundkol and Gangabal are famous for trout fishing. From Nundol, Gangabal is about 20km away. Gangabal is huge in size.

Day 8: Gangabal (11,500ft) to Naranag (7,450ft) and then drive to Srinagar

This is the last day of your trek. On this day you will move towards Narang from Gangabal. And after that, you will drive to Srinagar. It's a 15 km trek and will take 7 hours. At first, you will follow gradual descent, and after that steep descent. From Gangabal you will move towards the tree line. You will need to walk along the ridge. After covering some distance you may find a network for a short period of time. At the end of the ridge, you will reach a green meadow. You will see many yellow flowers on the green meadow which looks amazing.

It is possible that you may not spot many people along the trek. You will cover many ascents and steep descents. Soon you will come across a stone-paved village and you will enter the main road of Narang. From here you will drive towards Srinagar and will take so many memories of this beautiful trek with you for a lifetime.

How to Reach Kashmir Great Lake Trek

By Air :

It is one of the most convenient means to reach Srinagar from New Delhi. There are daily flights that operate from New Delhi and land you in Srinagar. Example: Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, and Indigo.

By Train :

You can also reach Srinagar via the Rail network. The nearest railway station to Srinagar is Jammu which is about 290 km far. You can reach Jammu Railway Station from various cities in India. Example: Delhi, Chennai, Trivandrum, Bengaluru.

By Bus:

Srinagar is linked to the rest of the country via National Highway 1A. You can reach Srinagar from Jammu by buses provided by J&K state road transport.

Kashmir Great Lake Trek Location


  • Accommodation (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
  • Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  • Welcome refreshment
  • Three times meals (Veg+egg): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • All necessary permits and entry fees
  • First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional guide and Support staff.
  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and retorn (According to itinerary)
  • Porter or mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
  • Morning Tea
  • Evening Tea with snacks
  • Guide Charges
  • Hot drinking water
  • Outside Explorers approved trek completion certificate
  • Dry fruits, chocolates, biscuits, toffees provided during the trek


  • Porter/mule for personal bags
  • Any meals or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for soft drinks or any other beverage
  • Personal expenses such as tips, laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
  • Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

Note : Normally Outside Explorer expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.

Charges of offloading backpack:-

  • INR 2100/- if you make an online payment, 6 days in advance
  • INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Sonamarg
  • The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

Thing's to carry

You need to get :-

  • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Trekking pants – 2
  • One full-sleeved sweater
  • Good quality windproof jacket – (optional)
  • Woolen socks – 1 pair, for the night only
  • Regular socks for trekking – 2 or 3 pairs
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small lightweight towel
  • Water bottle-2
  • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick/trekking pole
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Day pack for essentials
  • Rain cover for your bags
  • Plastic/waterproof bags for belongs in case of rain
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1Is proper supervision given while trekking/hiking?

Yes!!! We always give thorough guidance to the trekkers about each and every step they need to take in the whole trekking adventure. We never underestimate our customers in any terms.

2 When is the best time to go to Kashmir Great Lakes Trek?

July to September. More snow in the months of July.

Before you load up your backpack with trekking socks and Kendal mint cake, give some thought to the infrastructure on the route you plan to conquer. Some treks require total self-sufficiency, sleeping under canvas and purifying water as you go; other routes have refuges or rustic teahouses every step of the way. Here are some of the key considerations:

  • Travel light: every extra gram will weigh you down on the trails; if it isn't essential, leave it behind.
  • Respect your feet: boots offer more support, but all-terrain trainers are lighter and dry more quickly after a soaking.
  • Protect your knees: trekking poles can help control the knee-crushing descents that are a feature of pretty much every trek.
  • Climb slowly: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can kill, so ascend slowly and take rest days to acclimatize on any trek above 2,500m in elevation.
  • Heed the weather: when treks go wrong, it's normally because of the weather, so check the forecasts; if conditions look bad, stop somewhere safe and sit it out, rather than pushing on over the next pass.
  • Be prepared: don't launch straight from the sofa to the summit–warm up with gentler walks, hikes and runs to get your body used to the exertion.
  • Plan ahead: many trekking routes require a permit and advance booking for lodges and camp sites; for some routes, you need to book months ahead.
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