8 Nights / 9 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi-sonmarg-srinagar
The undulating landscape of Kashmir is renowned for its lush meadows, lofty snow-capped mountains, sparkling alpine lakes etc that offers many challenging treks. Each destination of this splendidly beautiful state has its own charm that attracts visitors from all corners of the world. Pack your bags and immersed yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of this serene destination and enjoy one of the best holidays of your life.
Day 01:- New Delhi -Srinagar
Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trekking Tour begins with arrival at New Delhi where Indian Horizons representative will receive you and help you plan the further journey towards Srinagar.
Upon arrival in Srinagar, You will be received from Srinagar Airport by one of our representatives and transferred you to the pre-booked houseboat. After lunch proceed for the sightseeing tour of Srinagar that includes a visit to Shankaracharya Temple, Kheer Bhawani and the iconic Mughal Gardens namely Chashme Shahi, Nishat and Shalimar Bagh which are famous for their magical beauty. In the evening enjoy a shikara ride on the Dal Lake. Return back to the houseboat for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 02:- Srinagar - Sonamarg- Nichnai via Shekdur
Next morning after breakfast leave the houseboat and drive towards Sonamarg which is 80 Km from Srinagar. Sonamarg is also known as “Meadows of Gold” situated along the picturesque Sindh River. On arrival at Shitksri, pack your load on horses and start the trek which is highly steep and pass through the beautiful meadows and pine forests at Shekdur before it reached the vast and beautiful Nichnai Meadow which is the camping ground of dinner and overnight stay.
Day 03:- Nichnai to Vishansar Lake via Nichnai Pass
Next day after breakfast proceed towards Vishansar Lake via Nichnai Pass. Trek from Nichnai to Nichnai Pass is of about one and half hour ascent and from Nichnai Pass to Vishansar Lake there is a descent. On arrival at Vishansar campsite take some rest and enjoy your lunch. Later on, visit the Vishansar Lake which is just a 15- minute walk from the campsite. If the trek is in the month of July then the lake will be frozen otherwise you can enjoy doing fishing at the lake with the permission of Srinagar Fishing Department. Enjoy the dinner and overnight stay at camps.
Day 04:- Nachnai Pass-Vishansar- Kishansar Lake
Next day after breakfast, start ascending through the long grazing pastures and enter into the Vishansar Valley which is also known as the “Valley of Medicinal Plants”. Then proceed for Kishansar Lake which lies just 05 Km away and 500 feet higher than Vishansar. It takes about 45 minutes to reach Kishansar Lake which is approximately one and a half kilometers from the campsite. Enjoy the beautiful visuals of the surroundings and take rest at camps at Vishansar Lake.
Day 05:- Vishansar to Gadsar via Gadsar Pass
Next morning after breakfast, start the trek earlier than usual. The trail passes from Vishansar to Gadsar via Gadsar Pass which is the highest point of the trek. En route visit the Gadsar Lake and you can also spot the glacier of Gadsar Lake. After enjoying the panoramic beauty descend through the Gadsar Valley and lakes and enjoy overnight dinner and stay at camps at Kustoor Kout.
Day 06:- Gadsar - Satsar Lakes – Megandoab
Next day after breakfast ascend Kostur Kout leaving the Gadsar Valley and enter the meadows of Rasbal. Continue the trek through seven small lakes of Satsar and camp at Megandoab at the foothills of the third pass of Zajibal for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07:- Satsar to Gangabal twin lakes
Next morning after enjoying your breakfast ascend the last and the highest pass of our trek Zajibal Pass and move ahead to reach the top. After reaching the top enjoy the beautiful visual of the surroundings and see the Mount Haramukh. The Nandkol Lake lies at the base of the Haramukh Peak. The Haramukh glacier hangs on the sides of the rocky edges of the mountain. Proceed further as the Gangabal Lake is about 20 minutes away from Nandkol. Both the lakes are famous for trout fishing. Descend to reach Gangabal Lake for dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 08:- Gangabal to Naranag
Next day after breakfast leave the beautiful Gangabal and Nundkol Lakes and trek through the meadows of Trunkol and descend to Naranag Village after passing through the pine forests of Bodpathri where the trek ends. From here proceed towards Srinagar through cars and on arrival check into the pre-booked houseboat for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 09:- Srinagar- New Delhi
On the last day of Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trekking Tour check out from the houseboat to proceed towards Srinagar Airport for the return journey to New Delhi.
With this, the fun-filled, exhilarating and adventurous trekking tour to Alpine Lakes of Kashmir comes to an end with an everlasting smile on the faces of its visitors.
Sharika Devi Temple