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The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is one of India’s most beautiful treks. There was no research. It confirms Kashmir’s mythical status as a heaven on Earth.
It is located 75 kilometres northeast of Srinagar. So the entire day is a 360-degree view of wild, rugged mountains, rolling meadows, and turquoise alpine lakes.
And you gain on the summit of six of these lakes and five very every substitute valley to evaluate!
The variety of terrain makes it a self-deprecatingly arduous six-day trek. It has long trekking days because there are no easy exit points due to steep ascents and descents.
The difficulties are worthwhile. Every day is postcard-perfect, with a secondary alpine lake visible in the distance. The snow patches that feed these lakes make them even more beautiful. They’re slipping off the serrated mountains and into the lakes. Occasionally, milky white icebergs will drift by, harshly speaking for the lake’s inky blue surface.
The Kashmir meadows are another option. These meadows come in all shapes and sizes and can arrive in large numbers daily.
Every calculation trek after that feels like a movie on a small screen. On the other hand, the tour’s grandeur is an 3D experience, as is Kashmir Great Lakes. If you haven’t already, put this trek on your bucket list!
This Kashmir Great Lakes trek is the best and most well-known. The route takes you past two of Kashmir’s most stunning alpine lakes. (Naranag – Gangabal Lake, Nundkol via Budhsheri).
The Gangabal Trek includes the Nundkol Lake and Gangabal Lake treks.
The lakes are a few of Kashmir’s oligotrophic Alpine lakes and a few of the best quick Alpine lakes treks. This trek’s difficulty level is low. Even 20% of the tour is nothing more than a stroll. Nundkol and Gangabal lakes are also the most visited Alpine Lakes in Kashmir; because the hiking path begins in the well-known traveller village Naranag.
Experienced hikers can finish the trek in eight to ten hours. The approach begins with an ascending stroll from Naranag’s main street, which ends in advantage elevation from the start. The hiking path provides breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, and the candy water movement flowing parallel to the way makes the journey melodious. After a 30-minute trek, trekkers reach the alpine tree line known as Budhsheri, and getting to the Budhsheri pinnacle is considered the most challenging part of the trek. The tree line is filled with blue pine, cedar, spruce, and some herbs.
It’s a mile-long, two-hour walk to Nundkol and Gangabal Lake. These high-altitude lakes are located in the lap of Mount Harmukh at an elevation of 3575 metres above sea level (5142 metres above sea level). The truth about this trek is that Mt. Harmukh is the second-highest peak in the Kashmir Valley after Mt. Kolahoi, and Gangabal Lake is the second-largest alpine lake in Kashmir after Kausarnag Lake. So first, we should see the most apparent Nundkol Lake, the most superficial, and then, after crossing a small ridge, the Gangabal Lake should be visible. And this is because the Nundkol receives water wafted from the Gangabal Lake’s outflow and is bounded by glaciers. These lakes feed the Wangath River, which flows closer to Naranag and is home to various fish species, including trout.
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The Kashmir Great Lakes trek is an exciting adventure many trekkers want to experience. Beginning with your arrival at Srinagar International Airport, you will be assisted by our representative, who will transport you to the confirmed hotel in Srinagar.
After 2 hours of rest, you will meet the guide, explaining the entire trek plan and assigning duties while starting your journey towards the woods.
Enjoy your stay at Srinagar's most beautiful resort. Make a reservation for dinner and an overnight stay.
Pickup from your hotel in Srinagar in the morning and drive to Shutkari (2300m/7500ft), the trek base located 2 kilometres before Sonamarg. The 80-kilometer drive from Srinagar takes up to three hours as it follows the Sindh river on the Srinagar-Leh highway. The camp site is next to an Indus tributary, directly across from the small village of Shutkari. For the night, we stayed in a tent.
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