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The Best Trek of India: Kashmir Great Lakes

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It is the proem. Simply by hearing the name, it is easy to create a preamble. You will be introduced to Kashmir’s beauty and adventure on a Himalayan tour. Trekking to the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek offers a lifetime of unforgettable experiences, even if you are exhausted. It is difficult to resist the peacefulness and unspoiled beauty that Kashmir lakes offer. The tranquility and unspoiled beauty of the Kashmir lakes is not all that appeals to you.

It is important to be fit for the trip to Kashmir’s Great Lakes. You can train to be a trekker by regularly going to the gym, running uphill, bicycling and cross-training every day. Mental fitness is essential.

It starts approximately 3 km from Sonamarg, on the Srinagar Road. The road is not lined with Shabbas. Trekkers should eat at the Naranag stop, as it is the last sign of a residential area.

The Best Season to Visit

For the best views of Kashmir Great Lakes, July and August are great months. These months are when the temperature is highest and the skies are clearest, which allows trekkers to make the most of their trip. The area is covered in snow from September through April making it difficult for trekkers to traverse. This makes camping impossible.

The daytime temperature is between 17-20 degrees Celsius and nighttime temperatures are between 3-5 and 5 degrees Celsius. Although June and September can be climbed in a tolerable month, hikers should be ready for cold nights and snow.

Safety criteria for the trek

It all depends on the individual’s fitness level and endurance. Even a beginner can complete the walk if they have the required fitness, endurance, and stamina. Trekkers of India’s skilled guides will assist you in overcoming the obstacles.

Children over 15 years old are encouraged to travel, as smaller children might struggle to overcome the obstacles and fight the altitude.

There are many ways to get to Srinagar

1. You can take a bus to Srinagar from any major city. The journey from Nishant Garden to the bus stop will take approximately 30 minutes.

2. You can reach Nishant Garden in 45-60 minutes by taxi if you are planning to travel to Srinagar. It is easily connected to all major Indian airports.

3. If you travel by train, there are two stations.

Jammu station is approximately 260 km away and can be reached by bus in 8 hours.

Udhampur lies 200 km away. The bus ride to Srinagar takes six hours.

Short Itinerary for Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Day 1: Pickup at Srinagar Airport. Drive to Shitkadi via Sonamarg. 80 km (3/4 hours, 7780 feet). Overnight stay in tents

Day 2: Trek from Sonamarg camp towards Nichnai camp (9km) (6/7hrs) (11888 feet). Overnight in tents

Day 3: Trek from Nichnai Camp towards Vishnusar Lake (13km/6/7hrs) (12055 ft) Tent camping overnight

Day 4: Trek from Vishnusar Lake, to Gadsar Lake (16 km) (7/8hrs) (113850ft) Tent camping overnight

Day 5: Trek from Gadsar Lake towards Satsar Lake (11km, 4/5hrs, 12100 feet), and stay the night in tents.

Day 6: Trek from Satsar Lake Camp to Gangabal Camp (09km/5/6hrs) (11655 ft) Tent camping overnight

Day 7: Trek from Gangabal, Naranag Roadhead and on the same day Drive towards Srinagar (13 mi) (5/6)

What can we do together to ensure safety during the journey?

You must be physically fit before you embark on any journey.

It is easy to walk the trail.

Be sure to follow the correct path, not just with your guide.

People often glance at something while walking. This can cause twitching and disruption to your whole journey.

Himalayan Hikers always have a medical kit, which includes oxygen cylinders and medications to administer in an emergency while on their journey. Trekkers who have additional issues are taken back to base camp on a stretcher if they need it.

The tent at the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek lies between 6000 and 13000ft, so there won’t be any oxygen shortage.

If you have a medical emergency, get help from your guide or knowledgeable trekker.

Srinagar is approximately 81 km from the KGL Trek and is the closest hospital for any serious health problems.

While on the hike, we continue to acclimate.

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