QUICK OVERVIEW

Date

Aug 19-27

Sep 02-10

Arrival Airport

Srinagar

Accommodation

Camping

Duration

8 Nights

Meals

All meals on trek

Group size

18-20

KASHMIR GREAT LAKES ITINERARY :

DAY 0 : ARRIVE IN SRINAGAR

Kashmir Great Lakes

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.

DAY 1 : SHITKADI TO NICHNAI VIA SHEKDUR

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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.

DAY 2 : NICHNAI TO VISHNUSAR LAKE

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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.

DAY 3 : VISHNUSAR TO GADSAR VIA KISHANSAR LAKE AND GADSAR PASS

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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.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Kishansar, Gadsar, Vishnasar, Gangabal, Satsar and Nundkol are the names of the primary high altitude lakes.

DAY 4 : GADSAR TO SATSAR

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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.

DAY 5 : SATSAR TO GANGABAL TWIN LAKES

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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.

DAY 6 : GANGABAL TO NARANAG AND TRANSFER TO SRINAGAR

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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.

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See our entire album from last trek : Here

DID YOU KNOW?

The Kashmir Great Lakes trek gives you a glimpse of the magnificent Harmukh peak.

DAY 7 : BUFFER DAY

We should keep one day as buffer to accommodate any unforeseen circumstances ( Rain, Curfew )

DAY 8 : DEPART FROM SRINAGAR

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Today after breakfast, we will move to airport together and bid goodbye until next time. 🙁

Kashmir Great Lakes - Deeksha Das
Deeksha Das

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,

Deeksha

COST ( excluding 5% GST )

Rs. 17,500 / person ( Trek only )

Rs. 18,500 / person ( Airport to Airport )

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FLIGHTS CONSIDERATION :

Onwards : Before 1 pm on Aug 5th / Aug 19 / Sep 2

Outwards : After 11 am Aug 13th / Aug 27 / Sep 10

GROUP TRIP DATES:

SLOTS AVAILABLE :

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HOW TO BOOK A SLOT ?

You can block the slot by paying a token amount of 10,500 INR for this trip either by UPI or by Bank transfer. As discussed the total amount is 17,500 INR. Once it’s done, please share the payment details with us via the WhatsApp button on right bottom of the site. Choose UPI or Bank transfer by clicking on the tab below.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE THE INCLUSIONS ?

  • 6 Nights Alpine Camping
  • All meals during the trek
  • Breakfast Bed tea / coffee with “Wake uuuuup guys” call from me
  • Trekking equipment : Tent, Sleeping Bag, Mattress
  • Permits
  • Local Transportation
  • Medical kit
  • Oxygen cylinders for emergency
  • A Trained Outdoor leader to keep you safe. I Promise 🙂

WHAT ARE THE EXCLUSIONS ?

  • Mineral Water or any other room service
  • 1 Night in Premium Houseboat in Nigeen lake ( Included in the airport to airport tour )
  • Transportation : Srinagar Airport to Srinagar Airport ( Included in the airport to airport tour )
  • Camera Charge
  • Cost of any Extra Day
  • Offloading charges ( 2700 for 6 days )
  • Any expenses due to deviation from itinerary

DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION POLICY ?

  • Before 45 days of trip, there will be 10% cancellation charge.
  • Before 30 days and within 44 days of arrival, there will be 35% cancellation charge.
  • Before 15 days and within 29 days of arrival ,there will be 50% cancellation charge.
  • Within 14 days of trip there will be 100% cancellation charges.


All this been said if you or me can find a replacement for the slot. I will be happy to refund the entire amount. 🙂

HOW SAFE IS IT , IN REGARDS TO COVID-19 ?

Here is our 9 point checklist that we follow with regards to OJ trips.


  1. Our trippers will be asked to get -ve RTpcr certificate before they arrive.
  2. You will staying at a hotel where we are the only guests. its more like a guesthouse.
  3. Your tempo traveller will be sanitised before it reaches you.
  4. Your driver is also tested -ve RTpcr before our trip starts.
  5. We ask our trippers to keep themselves away from any crowded space 2 weeks before the trip.
  6. We ask our trippers to be careful of the restaurants and hotels that they might go before and after your trek.
  7. Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, cold, shortness of breath or fever ) are being asked to reschedule their trips/ treks.
  8. On treks, we are providing hygiene sleeping bags to everyone. You will be using this throughout the trek and only return on the last day
  9. On treks, every tent will have only 2 people compared to 3 ( which is the usual number at pre-covid era )

WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING ?

  • *Mandatory : Original ID Proof


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

14. Toiletries

15. Head torch

16. High ankle water proof hiking shoe

17. 45 L trekking bag

18.Small day pack ( 10L) if you are offloading


I AM COMING SOLO. IS THAT A PROBLEM ?

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.

YOUR ITINERARY LOOKS DIFFICULT FOR ME. CAN I DO IT ?

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.

For trips,

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 :).

For treks,

you can start with Sandhakphu or Chandrashila . You can also benchmark yourself for the treks.

  • If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 3-3.5 km , then you can go ahead with an easy trek
  • If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 3.5-4 km , then you can go ahead with an moderate trek
  • If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 4-5 km , then you can go ahead with an difficult trek

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.

WHAT ARE TRIPS LIKE ?

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.

I HAVEN’T HEARD ABOUT THIS COMPANY BEFORE, WHERE CAN I READ MORE ?

Here are few places you can read more about the brand and trips

Kashmir Great Lakes | One in the orange jacket
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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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