All meals on trek
Arrive at airport around 12 pm , We will move to Sonamarg together. Today we will be camping at Shitkadi , our base camp and will get to know each other. I will brief what to expect and guide how to successfully finish what you have come for.
Imagine a meadow lined Silver Birch trees and a few shepherds’ huts. This is what open ups half way up todays trail. When you reach Nichnai , you will feel home. A river near by lets you soothe your muslcles before the sun goes down. Altitude: 7,800 ft (2,377 m) to 11,500 ft (3,505 m) .Time taken: 6 hours, 9 km .Trek gradient: Moderate. 3 hours of steep ascent followed by descent for an hour. Final 2 hours, a gentle ascent to Nichnai.
Today you will see the infamous lakes that you see in pictures. Amazed by the size of it, you will definitely want some time to sit and take it in. Altitude: 11,500 ft (3,505 m) to 12,000 ft (3,658 m ) Time: 6 hours, 12 km .Trek gradient: Moderate. 1.5 hours of gradual ascent followed by an hour long climb to the pass. Steep descent from the pass pass for about an hour easing off into a flat walk.
DID YOU KNOW?
The only trek in India where you will get to see not one, not two but six beautiful high altitude lakes.
Today we cross our first high altitude pass of the trek. But if you have been looking back while we take break, you will see the lakes showcasing its beauty in the sun. This will be one of the most beautiful during the trek. Take a moment , a selfie or a hug. You have completed half of the trek. 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, 10 km. Trek gradient: Moderate. 1.5-2 hours of steep ascent followed by 1 hour of steep descent, easing off into a level walk.
DID YOU KNOW?
Kishansar, Gadsar, Vishnasar, Gangabal, Satsar and Nundkol are the names of the primary high altitude lakes.
Today is the second time you get to interact with Soldiers, who knows you might even find someone from your region there. In the night I will even show you some of the bunkers way up in the mountains. Altitude: 12,254 ft (3,735 m) to 10,898 ft (3,322 m) to 14,100 ft (4,298 m). Time taken: 4 –4.5 hours; 6.87 km. 2-2.5 hours of walking on moraine and loose rocks on gentle inclines, followed by descent to Chhatru across a couple of glacial flows.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Gadsar pass, at 13,800 ft is the highest point on this trek. One can get a sensational view of Kishansar and Vishansar lake from this point.
The moment you reach the pass , this is what you will see right in front of you. It takes 2 hours to reach the lake , so imagine the size of the lake and how far it is from the pass . 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
DID YOU KNOW?
KGL allows you the opportunity to hone your fishing skills at Vishansar and Gangbal lake.
The last campsite always holds a special place as this is where , the fact will sink in that the 72km is going to end tomorrow , but Fikar not , we will be partying tomorrow at srinagar. Altitude: 11,500 ft (3,505 m) to 7,450 ft (2,271 m) Time taken: 6 hours, 11 km Trek gradient: Moderate. Mix of ascents and descents for 6 km followed by a very steep descent all the way down.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Kashmir Great Lakes trek gives you a glimpse of the magnificent Harmukh peak.
We should keep one day as buffer to accommodate any unforeseen circumstances ( Rain, Curfew )
Today after breakfast, we will move to airport together and bid goodbye until next time. 🙁
I have always counted Vyshakh amongst my dearest friends for the last five years. For me, he is that person who always helps me see new horizons and someone I can rely on to always do the right thing.
So when I made up my mind to challenge myself and go on a high altitude trek for the first time, there was no one I trusted more than Vyshakh (even though I had actually never been on any of his trips!)
As a trip leader, Vyshakh is completely dependable, will take care of the minutest details and lead from the front. He thinks on his feet and will motivate you to push harder and discover strengths you never knew existed.
Being a high altitude trek, most of us did face minor symptoms of mountain sickness, but Vyshakh personally took care of everyone. All other arrangements like accommodation, food etc were superb. The experience was indeed incredible!
As a trekker in his group, I admire his leadership strengths, but more than that, as a friend I am so proud that he is a person whom the group loves, trusts and looks up to!
Kudos to you my mountain man, and all your hard work, and thanks for yet another awesome experience. You’re already making me think of the next challenge I should take on, with you of course!!
Lots of love,
Rs. 17,500 / person ( Trek only )
Rs. 18,500 / person ( Airport to Airport )
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Onwards : Before 1 pm on Aug 5th / Aug 19 / Sep 2
Outwards : After 11 am Aug 13th / Aug 27 / Sep 10
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Here is our 9 point checklist that we follow with regards to OJ trips.
1. Down jacket or any zero degree equivalent
2. 2 pair of thermals
3. 3 quick dry t shirts full sleeves
4. 2 quick dry ( Polyester) pants
5. Wool cap and wool socks ( 1 pair)
6. 4-5 cotton socks
7. Sun cap and goggles
8. Personal medications if any
9. Water bottle
10. Woolen gloves
11. 2 fleece
12. Warmees ( optional )
13. Rain coat/ poncho
15. Head torch
16. High ankle water proof hiking shoe
17. 45 L trekking bag
18.Small day pack ( 10L) if you are offloading
Most people come alone for my trips. About 25% of the people bring a friend or partner.Honestly It really doesn’t matter. I have seen on all the batches I have lead. Most people really gel with everyone, even the ones who thought wouldn’t gel up, surprise themselves always with the way they got comfortable with everyone.
Each trek/ trip is rated according to the number of days we spend outdoors . If you aren’t sure where to start, go with an easy trip or trek.
I dreamed of trips where we could go out hike , get exhausted , come back to hotel and have a great evening. This is exactly why some of my trips have Day hikes in it. It is a perfect chance for people who have never hiked in their entire life. Don’t worry, We are there :).
you can start with Sandhakphu or Chandrashila . You can also benchmark yourself for the treks.
If you have never done a high altitude trek, then start with a easy or Easy- moderate trek. That way you will understand how your body reacts to high altitude and you can check you cardio strength too.
Usually, most batch sizes are between 12-20 people who are aged between 16-38. Most people come alone or with a friend. The trip would feel like you are travelling more with college friends than strangers. We tend to do more outdoorsy things than regular trips .
For example : If we find a very pretty waterfall/ a beautiful sunset / Rainbow on the way. We would stop the vehicle right away to catch the beauty of it.
We usually sleep very late on these trips as we play a lot of group games and most people feel they will miss the precious time with the group members and decides to stay awake.
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek commercially known as Sonamarg-Vishansar-Naranag Trek is an alpine himalayan high-altitude trek in the Kashmir Valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. This is the most famous trek in Kashmir and even India
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