The trek starts from Srinagar to Sonamarg (7800ft) which is
3 hour pleasant drive. The streams, snowy areas, pine trees
and the town nestled make a wonderful drive. The atmosphere
all around will enthrall your journey. On reaching Sonamarg,
you halt there for night stay in hotel / camp.
Starting from Sonamarg, you have to travel 10km further.
Walking on green bed of meadows amidst snow clad high
mountains, overflowing rivers, chirping of birds makes your
journey bewitching. Your next destination for the day is
Nichnai which is the river valley situated about 11500 ft
high above sea level. In between Sonamarg and Nichnai comes
the junction of Shekdur. It is very enthralling and
beautiful place surrounded by greenery and you can click
some good punches for capturing good moments. There you can
take rest in base camp and can enjoy your lunch between
lovely meadows and Bhoj trees. You halt at Nichnai for
overnight stay in camp.
You will start trek at 8 AM. You will pass through Nichnai
Pass which looks like a deep tunnel surrounded by big
mountains from all sides. This pass is 13500 ft above sea
level and you find the higher altitude touching the sky. As
you climb higher up, oxygen level in the air starts reducing
which makes the climb more adventurous. Finally you reach
the Vishansar Lake (12000ft) which is very famous for
fishing. You have to stay here for overnight in a camp.
Acclimatization + Rest Day at Vishansar
Your next destination is Kishansar Lake (12500 ft). It is
just 1 km ahead of Vishansar. When the lake is tranquil,
the manifestation is breathtaking. Kishansar Lake is very
vast and it blinks like sapphire. Further trekking takes
you to the highest Gadsar Pass (13750 ft). You can see
different small types of lakes all around here which makes
the trip very memorable. After crossing the small lakes you
reach up to Gadsar Lake which is 12000 ft high above sea
level. You have to take a shelter in a camp for overnight
You start the trek in the morning for Satsar camp (12000
ft) which is almost 11 kms away. For moving further you
have to cross a stream. The climb is very adventurous. After
crossing the stream, you will find deep valley and snow
clad high mountains and meadows. On the right side is a
small valley called Mengandob. The scenery is very alluring.
As the name indicates, Satsar is a collection of seven lakes
which are very colorful and attractive.
Your next destination point is Gangabal. You move slowly
round the edge of Satsar Lake. The trek is full of
excitement and after about half an hour you will see the
forest line to your left. You will reach upto 11,800ft high
altitude and zigzag way to reach up to ridges. The path is
time consuming and will take 2 hours to reach the ridge.
We can see Gangabal Lake about 1450 feet below the point
and stony rocks can also be seen everywhere. Then moving
further and crossing all ridges you will reach Nundkol Lake.
On reaching your destination, the Gangabal lake (11500 ft),
you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated on the sight of it.
You can pitch tent along the banks of the lake and enjoy
overnight stay there.
Today is the last day of your trekking expedition. On your
way downwards, you will come across large meadows and lush
greenery islands When you look back, you can see Harmukh
peak looking very striking. On crossing the terrains, you
will reach Naranag (7450 ft). After a halt there, you will
move towards Srinagar to conclude your trekking expedition.
- Accommodation during the trek (camping)
All meals – vegetarian (starting from dinner at Sonamarg-
1 and ending with lunch at Narang -day 8)
Trekking permits and forest camping charges
Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes,
Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders,
Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in
basic/advanced mountaineering courses)
Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers,
- Transport to and from the base camp. Transport cost from
Srinagar to Sonarmarg and from Narang to Sonamarg is
additional, and is to be paid directly to the driver.
Backpack offloading charges
Stay at Srinagar on the last day
Personal expenses of any kind
Anything apart from the inclusions
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