Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
Duration: 7 Days
Max Altitude: 13,850 ft.
Pickup Point: Srinagar Airport
Best Time: July to September
Price includes Jacket/Shoes Offer
Best Time To Visit
July to September
Starts from 15,500
We are providing 55L Rucksack of Tripole Brand absolutely free to take home. Post your booking, we will deliver the rucksack to your home address.
Fixed Departure Dates
- 03 July to 09 July
- 17 July to 23 July
- 6 August to 12 August
- 15 August to 21 August
- 25 September to 31 September
Kashmir Great Lakes Overview
The Great Lakes of Kashmir trip is India's the most beautiful trek; you don't get to see seven magnificent alpine lakes on every trek. Each lake rivals the other in terms of nearly heavenly beauty. Furthermore, these lakes appear one after the other. So there's a new one to look forward to every day. The lush green, grassy coastlines of the lakes are even more beautiful. It is pure hiking delight to be able to go for a lengthy stroll along the beaches of these lakes. Then there are Kashmir's breath-taking meadows and these meadows bloom clusters of maple and pine and rhododendrons.
How is Kashmir Great Lakes Trek?
The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek in India is the most beautiful trek. To see seven magical alpine lakes, each lake beats the other by its beauty. The lush green, grassy coastlines of the lakes are like paradise. This trek has breath-taking meadows and these meadows bloom maple and pine and rhododendrons.
How difficult is Kashmir Great Lakes Trek?
The difficulty level of Kashmir Great Lakes trek is moderate-difficult. This is the prettiest treks of India and gets to enjoy its rewards only after a bit of hardwork. This trek is not as easy as it looks but one can do with their strength of spirit.
How long is Kashmir Great Lakes Trek?
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is approximately 42 miles (68 km).
Is Kashmir Great Lakes trek worth it?
Breath-taking views of valleys, lakes, rivers and snowy mountains are going to make this trek a totally worth. It has been an awesome experience of starting journey from Sonamarg to Naranag, the trek is absolutely filled with life. The weather there is quite cold and it is worth it.
What is the best time for Kashmir Great Lakes Trek?
The best time to do Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is from July to October. During this time, the other side of the PirPanjal gets less rain in the monsoon months of India. The flowers bloom at its best and the mountains get their summer showers. All different valleys have different colors.
Can a beginner do Great Lakes Trek?
As it is a moderate level trek, it can be taken by fit but amateur trekkers or even some first timers. This trek is a 7 days long trek and would take a lot more than normal to climb. The vistas leave you with memories that would last forever.
Is trek to Kashmir Great Lakes safe?
Safety is always first for us. Adventure activity like trekking can’t be 100% safe but our main focus throughout the trek is safety. When we talk about High altitude Himalayan treks, there always be risk factors but need not to worry for this thing. Our very efficient Trek Leaders took care of these things very well.
How many alpine lakes are there in Kashmir?
In the state of Jammu and Kashmir, there are more than 2000 alpine lakes.
What are the benefits of trekking?
Trekking improves overall fitness. One of the main benefits of trekking is that it improves physical health immensely. It improves strength, agility and cardio fitness. Spending multiple hours on the trail, rock hopping and ascending hills gives your full body a workout. There are plenty more benefits that one get by experiencing.
Is Kashmir Great Lakes trek safe?
Yes, Kashmir Great Lakes trek is absolutely safe. It is fully safe for international trekkers as well as our domestic. Most important factor that leads to safety is proper guidance and coordination.
What precautions should be taken while trekking?
Below is the precaution that should be taken while trekking:
- Get Updated About the Weather Forecast of the Area
- Don't Trek Alone just be with the team
- Keep Your Trekking Essentials Handy
- Don't be on Mobile-Phones too much
- Don't Leave the Designated Trail
- Pack Light
Kashmir great lakes trek difficulty?
Kashmir Great Lakes trek is a moderate kind of a trek. Before going on a trek, it is advisable to do cardio-exercises as it makes the trek more fun.
How tough is Kashmir Great Lakes Trek?
The difficulty level of Kashmir Great Lakes trek is moderate. The trek is at an elevation of 13,850 feet, the altitude gain is gradual which allows the trekkers to acclimatize easily.
How many Great lakes are there in Kashmir?
There are more than seven of these lakes and five different valleys to explore. Over seven days of the trek, the ranges of landscape make it a moderate to difficult. Every day is new vistaswhich have rugged mountains, Rolling Meadows, turquoise alpine lakes.
Is Kashmir Great Lakes trek worth it?
Kashmir Great Lakes trek is totally a worth with some breath-taking views of valleys, lakes, rivers and snowy mountains. It is an awesome experience throughout. The trek is filled with excitement each day starting from Sonamarg to Narang.
How do I get to Kashmir the Great Lakes Trek?
Day 01: Drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg (9,100 ft., 4 hrs)
Day 02: Trek from Sonamarg to Nichnai (11,500 ft.) (9 km, 6 hrs)
Day 03: Trek from Nichnai to Vishansar Lake (12,000 ft.) (12 km, 6 hrs) via Nichnai Pass (13,100 ft.)
Day 04: Trek from Vishansar Lake to Gadsar (12,500 ft.) (10 km, 5 hrs) via Gadsar Pass (13,800 ft.)
Day 05: Trek from Gadsar to Satsar (12,000 ft.) (12 km, 6 hrs)
Day 06: Trek from Satsar to Gangbal Twin Lakes (11,500 ft.) (9 km, 6 hrs)
Day 07: Trek from Gangbal to Naranaag and drive to Srinagar (7,450 ft.) (11 km, 6 hrs)
Can a beginner do Great Lakes Trek?
It is a moderate level trek. It can be done by beginner or even some first timers, but the person has to be engaged in some of the physical activities prior. It takes 7 days to complete this trek, with lot of memories that would last forever.
Is Kashmir Great Lakes trek easy?
Kashmir Great Lake is a moderate grade Himalayan trek. Beginners or first time trekkers must engaged themselves in cardio activities before coming for this trek.
Which is the highest alpine lake in Kashmir?
Satsar Lake is the highest alpine lake in Kashmir in Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir.
What is the best time to do Kashmir Great Lakes Trek?
The best time to do Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is from July to October.These are monsoon months in India for the rest but the other side of PirPanjal gets much less rain. That time the flowers bloom and different valleys have different colours.
What is the temperature like?
Temperature is one of the most important aspects that should be known before heading out on a trek. In the case of Kashmir Great Lakes trek, due to the PirPanjal mountain range, Kashmir lies in the rain shadow region. This is the reason Kashmir receives mild rainfall from July to August. July is the month when we start this trek which is a peak summer season but the mountains are pleasant. The plains of Srinagar can be warm between 25 to 30° C in the day time. The sun can be harsh during the day. During night, temperature reduced to around 5 to 8° C. Make sure to carry poncho or raincoat as there is also a high chance of rain. Temperature in July to mid-August: This time is the warmest months of the Kashmir Valley. In day time, wearing a sun cap is a skin saver from the harsh sun. The temperature during the day is around 20° C and 5° C in nights. Nights are cool and calm and these temperatures noticed in higher camps too. There can be mild rain in the trail in the late afternoon and evenings as well, carry poncho and nothing can stop us from trekking. Temperature and weather in the end of August to October: The temperature during this time is drops till 3-4°C in the day time and goes beyond -3° C to -5° C in the nights. So, be prepared with winter gears to protect from the cold.There would be strong chilly winds during the evenings due to its positioning as a plateau.
Is food included in the trek?
Yes, four times meal are included in the trek which includes breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner. The food during the entire trek is super healthy, nutritious, delicious and different varieties of food serves each day.
How to charge mobile phones/cameras?
Make sure to carry 20,000mah power banks and keep your phone on flight mode to save more battery.
How would the weather be like?
The weather is pleasant with cool summer skies in the day and pleasant nights. So, between July till October is known to be the best time to visit this trek. The temperature can range from 10-15 degrees in the day to 0-5 degrees at night.
Where will the meals be served while trekking?
There is a larger tent that has enough space for everyone to sit in that is known as dining tent where the meals are served while trekking. Sometimes, we also provide camping stools and a dining table.
Where will we go to the loo?
There will be dry toilet tents provided for all as a part of our services. Toilet tent are a little far from the campsite so as to maintain hygiene. While on the trail, everybody has to go behind a rock.
What kind of food will be provided on the trek?
Proper Vegetarian meals would be provided on the trek, four times a day. Four times means breakfast, lunch, evening tea and snacks, and dinner. There are varieties of food that will be offered each day. There is also a probability of getting eggs and non-vegetarian meals, if all the trekkers agree.
What is the best time to do the KGL Trek (month-wise)?
The KGL trek is probably one of the best Himalayan Monsoon trek in India.
- Early July – Get to see flowers beginning to bloom, lush greenery, and patches of snow all over at higher altitudes.
- Mid-July – Mid-August –This is the warmest period in Kashmir and snow would have melted. Get to experience dramatic landscapes with breath-taking colors and mild showers during this time of the year.
- Mid-August to October – Get to experience a certain drop in the temperature. By which, there flowers start to droop away, skies get clear and blue with intermittent showers. Also, there is possibility of snowfall from post mid-September.
- You will see a considerable drop in the temperature. Also due to which flowers start to wither away, skies are mostly clear and blue with intermittent showers. You will notice snowfall post-mid-September.Better prepared for the showers and do carry Poncho or raincoat.
Moderate to Difficult