Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

7 Days

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is without any doubt the best summer trek of
India. It remains the most popular and sought-after. has a
variety and offers a scenic landscape unparalleled by any other
trek. The Kashmir Great Lakes trek starts from Sonamarg – the famous
tourist place in Kashmir. The trek winds up through jungles, meadows,
gullies, and the vast spread of grasslands in the high altitude of
Kashmir. The total duration of the trek is 7 days, and the gradient of the
trek is moderate to difficult. It is best done in summer and remains
closed during the winter season.

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Kashmir Greater Lakes Trek

The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is undoubtedly the best summer trek in India. It is highly popular and sought-after, offering a diverse and unparalleled scenic landscape compared to other treks. The trek begins from Sonamarg, a famous tourist destination in Kashmir, and takes you through forests, meadows, gullies, and expansive grasslands at high altitudes.

The total duration of the trek is 7 days, and the difficulty level ranges from moderate to difficult. It is advisable to undertake this trek during the summer season, as it remains closed during winter due to harsh weather conditions.

During the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, you will be mesmerized by the stunning beauty of the region. As you traverse through the trail, you will encounter a series of picturesque lakes that are the highlight of the trek. Each lake boasts its unique charm and reflects the surrounding majestic mountains and clear blue skies.

The trek offers a perfect blend of adventure and natural splendor. The changing landscapes, from dense forests to vast meadows, create a captivating journey. You will witness the rich biodiversity of the region, with diverse flora and fauna adding to the allure of the trek.

The gradient of the trek varies, presenting a moderate to difficult challenge for trekkers. It is essential to be physically prepared and have a reasonable level of fitness to fully enjoy and complete the trek.

Throughout the trek, you will be accompanied by experienced guides and support staff who ensure your safety and provide valuable insights about the surroundings. They also assist with logistics and provide comfortable camping arrangements, allowing you to rest and rejuvenate amidst the pristine wilderness.

The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is truly a remarkable experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Kashmir. It provides an opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with nature in its purest form. The trek is an adventure of a lifetime and leaves trekkers with unforgettable memories of the breathtaking landscapes and serene lakes of Kashmir.

Fixed Departure Dates

  • June Dates: 24th, 25th July Dates: 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th August Dates: 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th September Dates: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th


STAY TYPE: Stay in tents on a sharing

Well first get astonished to enter the heaven
of our country-Kashmir. The moment you drop
at the airport, a special breeze will take your
heart away. Kashmir is that beauty that you
can never miss to adore.
• After you have soaked in the atmosphere of
Srinagar, take a shared cab from Srinagar to
Shitkadi, Sonmarg. The entire ride will take
about 4 hours to complete so sit back, relax,
and enjoy a quiet charming drive.
• Shitkadi is a small village inhabited by one of
the oldest Kashmiri community. Once you
reach the village, our ground team will guide
you to our campsite and welcome you with a
warm heart. Kashmir is indeed very
• If you are early, you can taken a walk around
the campsite, or can go to Sonmarg, which is
just 20 mins away.
• Your dinner is fixed with us, so come back by
the evening and enjoy your steaming

STAY TYPE: Stay in tents on a sharing
basis MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast –
Lunch-Evening Snacks - Dinner
• Today is going to be an exciting day for
you, as you will enter the valley for the first
time. Wake up refreshed in the morning and
have your luscious breakfast. Get ready to
embark on the prettiest trek of the entire
• The moment you enter the valley, you will
see a world only made up of glowing gross
land and blooming meadows. It will be
something you have never seen in your
whole life.
• The trail to Nichnaitokes you through the
vast meadows, dense forest of Maple, Pine,
and Bhoj trees, Right after about 40
minutes, you will cross the first army check
post. Here you will submit your ID proofs.
• Trek for some more time and suddenly you
will have the greatest views of massive
Sonmarg valley and white as milk Thajiwas
• The specialty of this trek is the desire to
keep walking Right from the first day you
wouldn’t want the day or the walk to end.
You will feel like keep walking through the
verdant meadows and enjoy the heavenly
views. On the way to Nichnai, you will also
pass through the Nichnairiver flowing quietly
and glittering under the glowing sun
• When you will reach Nichnai, you will have
your compsite somewhere in the middle of
vast grassland and meadows. Settle
yourself and enjoy the rest of the meals.
• It is important that you take the trek slow
and soak in every feeling KGL is all about
the feels and pretty sensations.

STAY TYPE: Stay in tents on a sharing
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast – Lunch
– Evening Snacks – Dinner
• We hope you had one of the best nights
yesterday. Wake up satisfied with the stunning
natural beauty and do your scrumptious
• One of the unique things about this trek is
that almost every day, you ascend over the
mountain pass for a while and then later
descend to reach the composite. Similarly
today you are going to ascend to the Nichnal
pass which is about on hour-long steep
ascend and then later pass on through the
vest maple meadows. ‘
• If you feel tired after ascending over the
Nichnal pass, take a short break and then
start descending down towards Vishansar
• By afternoon, you will reach the campsite
and if you are hungry, eat your tasty lunch
• Today’s highlights are the astonishing
Vishansar and Kishansarlake. It is a small 20
minutes trek from the campsite to the
Vishanasorlake and another about 20 minutes
to Kishansar lake.
• Here will be the first introduction to the
breathtaking lakes of Kashmir. Vishansor Lake
stays frazen from October to July and is
startling blue. Similarly, Kishansar lake being
a twin lake also stays frozen and reflects
amazingly blue throughout the year.
• This place is also greatly visited by the local
shepherds, therefore you might also see
several herds of sheep grazing around. If you
like interacting with new people, go around
and have small chit chat with them. You might
get to know an interesting story share later.

STAY TYPE: Stay in tents on a sharing
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast – Lunch
– Evening Snacks – Dinner
• Wake up, stretch yourself and go for a short
run to wake up from the slumber. Today is
going to be pretty long trek. So buckle up and
refresh yourself.
• Typically, first you will ascend to the Gadsar
pass from Krishnasar. The climb is going to be
steep and exhausting, so brace yourself
beforehand. But apart from all of that, the trail
is going to be surprisingly very beautiful and
dazzling. Also Gadsar pass is the highest
point of the entire trek which is 13,500 ft.
• Because there is not even a single free on
the pass, you can actually view the entire
green valley from there.
• From the Gadsar pass, you will trek down
towards the famous Gadsar lake. The route
from the pass to the lake is unbelievably
beautiful with a narrow flowing just beside the
• Depending upon your pace you will reach
the stunning Gadsorlake. All the great lakes of
Kashmir are so breathtaking that you will want
to spend all day long just sitting beside the
lake. Spend some time to your own
convenience and then start the trek to your
• It will take about w hours to reach from the
lake to the campsite. Also just a few meters
before the campsite, you will have the second
army check post to sign up. Carry your official
government ID to have a hassle free pass.
• Once through the check post, reach the
campsite and settle down. This campsite is
also phenomenal in terms of beauty and the
surrounding. Spend the rest of the day
strolling around the grassland and have a
good luscious dinner at night.

STAY TYPE: Stay in tents on a sharing
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast – Lunch
– Evening Snacks – Dinner
• We hope you had a wondrous night
yesterday. Wake up early in the morning and
experience the marvelous Kashmir valley
down. Today is going to be a moderate trek of
about 10 km long, so you can exercise in the
morning accordingly.
• After you have done your breakfast, get
ready to move again. Haven’t you noticed how
amazingly different is each day. Even the
grasslands change according to the valley and
the day. Today’s grassland is going to be
equally lush green but patched with blooming
• Teaking through these meadows, it's very
difficult to express what you feel. Kashmir
Great Lakes trek is so incredible that putting
the experience in the words is almost
• Few more meters into the trek, you visit the
3rd army post of the trek. Submit your ID proof
copies here again. As you hike ahead, the
valley will suddenly wide open with the views
of the Satsar lake.
• After spending an ample time at the lake,
proceed to the campsite and relax. Walking
the entire route might be exhausting and
tiring, so take this opportunity and chill for the
rest of the day.

STAY TYPE: Stay in tents on a sharing
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast – Lunch
– Evening Snacks – Dinner
• Wake up early and enjoy a quiet sunrise. Go
for a short run and exercise a bit. Get ready
for another beautiful trail. Today we will be
proceeding from Satsar to Gangabal twin
lakes. The routs is mostly rocky and stony.• The trail is a steep incline to Zaj pass and
from there you trek down to Gangabal lake
and camp near the Nandpol lake. One of the
specialty of these lakes is that they sit quietly
with the massive Harmukh peak sitting just
behind them.
• While you observing the beautiful lakes, you
will also see their glaciers sitting on the
Harmukh peak. In large, this scene is
amazingly beautiful and breathtaking
• After you have had enough time around twin
lakes, trek back to the campsite and relax.
You will have evening snacks to savor and a
nice luscious dinner to eat.

MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast – Lunch
– Evening Snacks – Dinner
• Today is going to be the last day of the trek.
Make the most out of it. Wake up as early as
possible,stream in fresh air and go for a short
job to freshen up. • The best thing about the
last day is that you will have the most
astonishing view the longest route. After a
tasty breakfast meal, get ready to embark on
the last day.
• The trail is mostly descending and you stay
active on the movements of knees & ankles.
The route will be crossing the dense forest of
Pine and descending down to an altitude of
• After you have reached Naranag, our this
journey to the heaven ends today. It's time for
us to say goodbye to each other and cherish
the memories we have made over the couple
of days. Astral Safari sincerely thanks you for
choosing us. We hope to see you soon for yet
another amazing experience

Included / Excluded


  • 1. You will be greeted by our trek team on your arrival to Shitkadi campsite.
  • 2. All stays included from Shitkadi campsite to Naranag in tents on a sharing basis:
  • 3. All meals included from Day 1 dinner to Day 8 breakfast. Vegetarian meals will be
  • served throughout the trek.
  • 4. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route.
  • 5. Hot water for drinking purpose shall be provided on request.
  • 6. Kitchen, dining and toilet tents will be used during the trek.
  • 7. Cooks/Helpers for carrying common equipments like rations/tents/utensils/groceries.
  • 8. Transportation from Srinagar to Srinagar.
  • 9. All trek essentials included–
  • (i) Accommodation - tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats etc
  • (ii) Safety equipment - as per requirements and basic first aid kit with a portable oxygen
  • cylinder.
  • (iii) Permit - forest and camping fee included.


  • 1. The above trek charges does not include the GST charges (5%).
  • 2. Personal essentials –
  • (i) Equipment - Gumboots, trekking poles etc.
  • (ii) Insurance - Personal and travel insurances.
  • (iii) Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages.
  • (iv) Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bar.
  • (v) Entertainment - Camera or drone fees.
  • 3. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure",
  • medical emergency or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will
  • not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by
  • you.
  • 4. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to
  • travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.
  • 5. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.


How to Reach ?

By Air: Srinagar has an airport that has an airway service from all the states
of India. The most convenient and short way to reach Srinagar is from New
By Train: Kashmir doesn’t have a railway facility that connects to the other
parts of the country. The nearest railway station is in Jammu. Jammu station
is very well connected to the other major railway stations of the country.
By Bus: Srinagar has an NH1 highway that connects it to the rest of the
places in India. There are regular bus and cab services from Jammu. You
will reach within a day from Jammu to Srinagar.
From Srinagar, it’s a 3-hour drive to the base camp Shitkadi of Kashmir
Great Lakes Trek.

What to Pack ?

This is a list of essential items for
individuals doing the trek with GULMARG
SKI CLUB. This list contains only those
items which the participants are required
to bring with them. The list excludes
those items which are provided by
GULMARG SKI CLUB on the trek. We
have divided the items into five
categories. All the items in the list are
essential except for those marked as
Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle
trekking shoes Qty -1
Pair of lightweight Slipper/Sandals
Qty -1
Quick Dry Warm lower or Track
Pants. Qty – 2
Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts.
(1 for every 2 days of trekking)
Pair of thick woolen socks.
(1 pair for every two days of trekking)
Thermal Body warmer Upper &
Lower. Qty-1
(Qty – 1 for every day of trekking)
Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck
Full sleeves sweater. Qty -1
Rain wear ( Jacket & Pants ) . Qty-1
Pair of waterproof, warm gloves.
Woolen cap. Qty-1
Sun shielding Hat. Qty -1
Trekking Gear
Rucksack bag with rain cover. Qty -1
Day Pack Bag – Recommended for
treks with summit day
Head Torch with spare Batteries. Qty
U V protection sunglasses. Qty -1
Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter
Personal toiletries kit
(Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper
soap, Bar soap, toothbrush,
toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
Sun screen lotion small pack. Qty -1
Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1
Small size, Light weight & Leak proof
lunch box. Qty-1
Plate. Qty- 1
Tea/Coffee (plastic) Mug.Qty-1
Camera (Optional)
Carry your medicines in plenty in
case you have any specific ailment.
Consult your doctor before joining
the trek.
Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars etc

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