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Kashmir Seven Great Lakes Trek (8 Days) Through Srinagar

Starting from USD 300

Srinagar, gateway to the part of the earth known as 'paradise on earth', is the largest city and the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, and Dal and Anchar lakes. Hence, perfect destination for 7 lakes trek which is located in and around Srinagar in Sonmarg area.

  • Duration
    8 days
  • Group Size
    5 to 15
  • Difficulty
  • Season
    May - September
Kashmir Seven Great Lakes Trek (8 Days) Through Srinagar

Dip into the mesmerizing beauty of Kashmir and explore the same through this wonderful trek of seven lakes in & around Srinagar-Sonamarg (in Kashmir). What makes this trek unique is it is less crowded and one of the most beautiful trek rich in natural beauty the view will leave you breathless. You will be wonder struck by the beauty of Seven lakes each best in own way. It would be stunningly scene with mountains on one side and the sun shining bright on the other and by its rays making the lakes look even magnificent and shimmering. The exotic view of lakes Vishansar and Kishansar, majestic look of lakes Gangabal and Nundkol with stony mountains on one side ans meadows on either side Harmukh glacier hangs on the edges of the mountain. Both the Gangabal and Nundkol lakes are famous for fishing and we can never really comprehend or depict its true beauty through photographs or poetry.

Trip Info.

  • Region: - Jammu & Kashmir (India)
  • Grade: - 6/10
  • Max Altitude: - 13,870 ft
  • Approx Trekking Distance: - 70-75 Km Approx
  • Best Time to Trek:- May to September

How To Reach Srinagar

By Air:

Srinagar, which is the entry point for this trip has an airport. It is well connected through Delhi and other parts of India. If you are coming from outside India, better to take Delhi as the transit-flight route.

By Road/Train:

To reach Srinagar by train, one has to reach either Jammu Tawi or Udhampur railway station. The stations are well connected with different parts of India. From these stations, you can hire cabs, taxis, or buses (private or state govt.) to reach Srinagar. One can also reach Srinagar by road from many North Indian cities like Delhi, Jammu, Chandigarh etc.

Basic Itinerary: - Day 1- Arrive Srinagar, Drive To Sonmarg( Camp stay in Shitkadi)

  • Day 2 - Shithkadi To Nichnai Via Shekdur(Camp stay)

  • Day 3- Nichnai To Vishansar Lake(Camp stay)

  • Day 4- Vishansar To Gadsar Via Vishansar Lake & Gadsar Pass(Camp stay)

  • Day 5- Gadsar To Satsar(Camp stay)

  • Day 6- Satsar To Gangabal Lake(Camp stay)

  • Day 7- Gangabal To Naranag then drive to Shrinagar(House boat stay)

  • Day 8 – Shrinagar Sightseeing Visit Dal Lake, and Gardens In Shrinagar. Airport drop

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • All accommodation during trek (tents, kitchen tents, dining tent, toilet tents, sleeping bags, Sleeping Matters, Utensils, Medical supports etc.)
  • Pickup and drop service from Airport to Airport
  • Night stay in House boat(with Dinner)
  • All meals (Indian food Probably Veg.) during trek.
  • Small boat ride in lake
  • Extra horse to carry person in emergency
  • Accommodations twin sharing basis in tents, and in house boat.
  • Necessary Permits fees
  • Qualified and experienced mountain guide, and support staff
  • Oxygen Cylinder for emergency case
  • High altitude rescue expert trek leader
  • Mule(horse) to carry Duffle bags (you get those bags in camp not in the trek route)
  • Permissions to cross the Army camps
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Your Flights/Transport to Srinagar and return from Srinagar back to your destination
  • Any type of personal expenses.
  • Food (Breakfast & Lunch) during Stay & travel time in Srinagar.
  • Extra snacks and meals during trek from shop
  • Insurance of the trip
  • Things not mentioned under Inclusions
  • Team or Staff tips are not included in trip cost.
  • Personal gear, and equipment
  1. Drive To Sonmarg (Shithkadi) 7750 ft./ 2362 mts (3 hours drive)

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    Arrive at Srinagar airport (best connected through Delhi airport). Post arrival, we will then drive you to Sonmarg over next 2-3 hours and camp at Shithkadi which is 2km before the beautiful & famed Sonmarg. This is one of the most beautiful campsite near the Sindh river.

  2. Shithkadi To Nichnai (11500ft. / 3505 mts) Via Shekdur 12km (7-8 hours trek)

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    Our actual trek starts today. At some distance you will reach roadside from here it is a gradual walk alongside Sindh river, navigating through forests full of pine trees and Maple trees and reaching Sonmarg valley. Here at Sonmarg valley you will be offered with surprising & mesmerizing view of Sonamarg valley and the Thajiwas glacier. Later you will ascend towards shekdur. Its 2 hours steep ascent till Shekhdur. It is wise to relax here and enjoy frosty winds before heading towards nichnai which is located around 11,500 ft above sea level, and from Shekhdur its take 4 more hours to reaching our camp site.

  3. Nichnai To Vishansar Lake (12000ft./ 3657 mts) - 12km (7-8 hours) trek

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    Trek from nichnai to vishansar lake is a moderately difficult & lengthy one. It passes through beautiful green meadows and untouched beauty of the Sonmarg region. The first point we cross today is nichnai pass or vishansar berry and it will take about an hour to cross river and another hour walk on banks of river. Here you will get to see a gorgeous water body which is small and deep blue colored. We will also be crossing a pass which is 13,050ft. above sea level you will enjoy the meticulous beauty of snow clad peaks all around. Heading forward, trail will undergo sharp descent and will lead you to meadows with colorful tiny flowers. You can also take glimpse of water cascade that finally joins a river. Thereon its an easy trek on a flat valley for the remaining part of the day and you will reach vishansar lake with Himalayan mountain range on the left.

  4. Vishansar To Gadsar (12000ft. / 3657 mts) Via kishansar Lake & Gadsar Pass (13700ft. / 4175 mts) - 17km (9-10 hours) trek

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    Today we start trekking towards Kishansar which is located at around 500 ft above the campsite this trek comprises of both easy and terrains after that we trek towards Kishansar lake and finally following it to Gadsar pass which highest point of this trek. From Gadsar pass you will pass through green meadows full of flowers as some pictorial lakes. Lake Gadsar is one of them. From here, we will continue descending via iris to reach Gadsar lake view of the lake is stunning which is adorned with beauty of colorful exotic flowers and snow both the sides. Reaching here one needs to report to the nearest army camp and complete the formalities of getting permission to pass gadsar for which id proofs are must

  5. Gadsar To Satsar (12000ft. / 3657 mts) 10km (4-5 hours) trek

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    Today trekking trail will include all such as steep, flat and even lands. We will start from the army camp heading towards Satsar mala lake meaning “the chain of seven lakes” we would take break at Maegabdob which is frigid by mountain and continue till Satsar. We would camp at first lake of satsar lakes and follow the same procedure for permission from army camps as yesterday there seven lakes are interconnected with heavenly view.

  6. Satsar To Gangabal Lakes (11500ft. / 3505 mts) 11km (5-6 hours) trek

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    Today is another challenging day wherein we will be covering approx. 11 km in 1 day. The thing that will keep you going is your passion for trekking and enthusiasm to complete this beautiful trek. Terrain will be rocky and full of boulders we need to walk carefully. Here onwards we will start ascending to attain higher altitudes of about 13,400 ft above sea level. From summit point you can see both lake together Gangabal and Nundkul Or Mt. Harmukh. Lakes are famous for fishing. From here you will face a sharp descent and you would reach stream crossing which you will reach a lushy meadows heading the beautiful Nundkul lake which is also a popular weeking get away for locals. Trekking for next 30 minutes from Nundkul lake, you will finally arrive at our campsite.

  7. Gangabal To Naranag (7500ft. / 2290 mts), 13km (6-7 hours) trek

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    Today is the final day of our trek & you will be tired and exhausted but equally happy for reaching the summit and completing the trek. Today's trek would be trekking through meadows with tiny yellow flowers, pine forests and grassy lands. We will reach Naranag, our final point and this is where our Jeeps would be waiting to take you back to Srinagar.

  8. Srinagar Sightseeing Visit Dal Lake, and Gardens In Srinagar

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    Last day of the trip, you will be free to explore Srinagar. You can venture into sightseeing like the famous & beautiful Dal Lake (dont forget to go for Shikara / Boat ride), and Gardens In Srinagar. You can do sightseeing for half day until 12.00 in afternoon and reach airport wherein departure flight time is generally around 14.20. If required, on request you can stay one more day in Srinagar and choose to depart the next day.

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  • All accommodation during trek (tents, kitchen tents, dining tent, toilet tents, sleeping bags, Sleeping Matters, Utensils, Medical supports etc.)
  • One night stay in houseboat
  • Accommodations on twin sharing basis in tents, and in house boat.

Kashmir Seven Lake Trek Campsite Accommodation Pic

Kashmir Seven Lake Trek Campsite Accommodation Pic

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Night View of Campsite Accommodation During Seven Lakes Trek

Night View of Campsite Accommodation During Seven Lakes Trek

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