‘Kashmir Great Lakes Trek’ is a unique trek in the Himalayas. Why unique? Because this trail will take you through multiple beautiful lakes in the region. One more aspect that makes it unique is that this trek is not as famous as other treks in the Himalayas.
The lakes that you will get to see on this trek are Dal Lake, Vishansar Lake, Krishansar Lake, Gadsar lake, Satsar (a collection of 7 lakes) and Gangabal Twin Lakes. The best part of the ‘Kashmir Great Lakes Trek’ is the views it offers to trekkers. You can do your own photoshoot and create an album of the most picturesque lakes in Kashmir.
Come and witness the great lakes in Kashmir – Earth’s Paradise!

What to expect from this package:

  • Trek to witness multiple beautiful lakes of Kashmir
  • An opportunity to click unique photographs
  • Stunning views throughout the trek


Start Date  24th June
End Date  1st July
Route Sonamarg – Nichnai – Vishansar Lake – Gadsar – Satsar – Gangabal Twin Lakes – Naranag
Area Kashmir
Trip Duration 8 Days 7 nights
Trek Grade Moderate
Accommodation during Trek (Camping)
Meals while on trek (Veg) from day 1st Lunch to day 8th lunch
Permits (Foreign national need to pay)
First aid medical kits
Qualified and experienced Guide and support staff.
Meals during transit
Mineral Water or soft drinks
Transportation of any kind
Drive from Srinagar to Sonamarg (500 Rs)
Cost Escalation due to natural reason
Unscheduled stay due to landslide

Cancellation Policy

  • Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
  • Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
  • Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
  • Less than 7 Days :- No refund

Day1 - Srinagar - Sonamarg

Max Height Gain: 9000 ft Duration: 4 hrs, Drive

We will arrange your transport from TRC Srinagar to Sonamarg (charges extra), which is a short drive of around 2 hours. But because the drive is so picturesque, you can make a short trip to a few famous places of Srinagar like Dal Lake, Mughal Gardens etc. Reach Sonamarg (starting point of trek) by evening and stay in tents.


Day 2 - Sonamarg - Nichnai

Max Height Gain: 11500 ft Duration: 6 hrs, Trek

Today is the actual start of the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek. The trekking trail starting point is marked by a nice roadside Dhaba, where one can buy packaged food items for the trek. The trekking trail follows the Sindh River through the forest full of Maple and Pine trees. After trekking for few hours turn around to see the superb panorama of Sonamarg valley.


Day 3 - Nichnai - Vishansar Lake

Max Height Gain: 12500 ft Duration: 6 hrs, Trek

Trek from Nichnai to Vishansar Lake is long but scenic. it passes through beautiful lush green meadows, followed by a small ascent to Nichnai Pass and a small descent to Vishansar Lake. We cross Nichnai pass which is quite wide open and offers  great views of white snow clad peaks.


Day 4 - Exploration

Max Height Gain: 12500 ft Duration: 6 hrs, Explore

The day is free to explore the Vishansar Lake and its surroundings, just few minutes away from our campsite. The must things to do in ‘Kashmir Great Lakes Trek’ are to capture the reflections of mountain peaks in the lake. We will conduct a basic photography workshop “Stop Shooting Auto”. Also explore the nearby Krishansar Lake which is also a big lake and deep blue in colour.


Day 5 - Vishansar Lake - Gadsar

Max Height Gain: 13750 ft Duration: 6 hrs, Trek

After breakfast we will start our trek passing by Krishansar Lake towards Gadsar Pass, which takes around 2 to 3 hours depending upon your pace. Once you reach the top, be ready to absorb the views of both the Vishansar Lake and Krishansar Lake in full view together. Gadsar is one of the most beautiful and most pristine lake of the ‘Kashmir Great Lakes Trek’. On one side of the Gadsar lake lies the snow clad cliffs and on the other side open lush green meadows.


Day 6 - Gadsar - Satsar

Max Height Gain: 12500 ft Duration: 6 hrs, Trek

Start the trek with breathing exercises and nice breakfast. The best way to reach Satsar is after crossing the river and enjoying dipping your feet in ice cold water. Satsar is basically a collection of 7 lakes and you can actually find water in various lakes depending upon the season of your trek and all of them are interconnected. Camp at the beautiful campsite near the first lake.


Day 7 - Satsar - Gangabal Twin Lakes

Max Height Gain: 12500 ft Duration: 6 hrs, Trek

Today is a tough day, so be prepared for a long arduous trek through the rocky terrain full of boulders. Crossing the last Lake of Satsar, we will start descending towards Gangabal, our today’s destination.


Day 8 - Gangabal - Naranag

Max Height Gain: 12500 ft Duration: 6 hrs, Trek

Today is the last and final day of the ‘Kashmir Great Lakes Trek’. Start trekking towards the tree line alongside the stream and then through Pine forest and grassy land to reach our final destination of Naranag, where our jeeps would be waiting for us.

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