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KASHMIR GREAT LAKES TREK

The Most Beautiful Trek In India
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  • KASHMIR GREAT LAKES TREK
  • Uttarakhand
  • 8 Days
  • 13 to 55 years
  • Difficulty : Moderate-Difficult
  • Tour guide

Description

Short Itinerary

Day 1 - Shrinagar To Sitgadi
Day 2 - Sitgadi To Nichnaayi
Day 3 - Nichnaayi To Visansar
Day 4 - Visansar To Gadsar
Day 5 - Gadsar To Satsar
Day 6 - Satsar To Gangbal
Day 7 - Gangbal To Shrinagar Via Naranang
Day 8 - Gangbal To Shrinagar Via Naranang

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Shrinagar To Sitgadi

Drive Duration: 2 hours | Drive Distance: 50 km | | Pick-up point for Trip Photo trekkers: Sheikh Feroze Tours & Travels, Sathu, Barbara Shah Chowk, near Flourmill, Srinagar

Transport will be organised at 8 am from Sheikh Feroze Tours & Travels, Sathu, Barbara Shah Chowk, near Flourmill, Srinagar. The cost of the cab is Rs 500 per person and needs to be paid directly to the driver.

Day 2

Sitgadi To Nichnaayi

Trek Distance: 13 km | Trek Duration: 7 hours | Altitude Gain: 7,800 ft to 11,486 ft

Moderate day with a steep ascent from Naranag followed by a mix of ascents and descents to Gangabal

Day 3

Nichnaayi To Visansar

Trek Distance: 9 km | Trek Duration: 6 hours | Altitude gain: 11,486 ft to 11,985 ft via 13,276 ft

Difficult day with a steep ascent for about 45 minutes and then a steep descent followed by boulder hopping for half an hour. Similar to the previous day, ascending and descending trail all through. 

Day 4

Visansar To Gadsar

Trek Distance: 11.5 km | Trek Duration: 4 hours | Altitude loss: 11,985 ft to 10,706 ft

Moderate day starting with level walk followed by steep ascent for 1.5 km

Day 5

Gadsar To Satsar

Trek Distance: 16 km | Trek Duration: 8 hours | Altitude gain: 10,706 ft to 12,011 via 13,715 ft

Moderate-Difficult day starting with long walks on the wide stretches of meadows followed by a steep ascent to Gadsar Pass and then steep descent

Day 6

Satsar To Gangbal

Trek Distance: 13.5 km | Trek Duration: 7.5 hours | Altitude Loss: 12,011 ft to 11,607 ft via 13229 ft

Moderate day with level walk followed by a steep ascent to the Pass. Moderate descent all the way to Nichnai

Day 7

Gangbal To Shrinagar Via Naranang

Trek Distance: 11.6 km | Trek Duration: 6.5 hours | Altitude loss: 11,607 ft to 8735 ft

Drive Distance: 80 km | Drive Duration: 3-4 hours

Moderate day with gentle descent and ascent for 4 hours followed by a steep descent all the way to Shitkadi.

Please note: The distance between campsites may vary by 100 meters depending the weather conditions and the route you take. The altitude may also vary by 100 feet for similar reasons.

Day 8

Gangbal To Shrinagar Via Naranang

For all your travel plans include a Gangbal To Shrinagar Via Naranang to accommodate bad weather on the trek/political instability. This depends completely on the circumstances of the trek and the situation in Kashmir. The Gangbal To Shrinagar Via Naranang is mandatory to keep in your itinerary.

If the Gangbal To Shrinagar Via Naranang is used,  you have to pay us Rs 1,800 per day +5% GST. The money will be collected by the Trek Leader only if we use the Gangbal To Shrinagar Via Naranang.

IMPORTANT POINTS

- Advisory Note: There are often uncertainties when it comes to trekking in Kashmir. If you're planning any trek in Kashmir, ensure you book flexible flight tickets, that allow you to reschedule your flight at no added costs. These are easily available with most airlines.

- In case of emergencies, we will reroute treks to other trails. Please ensure you're mentally prepared in case such situations arise.

- For all your travel plans include a Gangbal To Shrinagar Via Naranang to accommodate bad weather on the trek/political instability. This depends completely on the circumstances of the trek and the situation in Kashmir.

- It is mandatory for trekkers to carry a photocopy of their photo id along with the mandatory documents of the Medical Certificate and Disclaimer form. This is required for trek permissions before and during the trek.

- You will be staying in tents on all days of the trek. Trekkers need to make their arrangements for a stay in Srinagar at the end of the trek.

Please note: Twin-sharing tents may not be available in May, June, July and August. This is because raw materials for making tents are sourced from different countries. But their export has been affected due to international unrest. This has led to a global shortage of tents. Having said that, you'll still have comfortable space as these tents have been designed to accommodate three trekkers.

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