Trekking through mountains gives you a closer look at the natural surroundings. One of the places that you can go for trekking in Kashmir. Kashmir has replete sites which are famous for trekking. The flowing streams, blooming flowers, pine trees, locals, etc., witnessed during trekking are all that soothe your tense nerves. One of the recommended treks would be the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek.
The Kashmir Great Lakes is almost 75 kilometers northeast of Srinagar. The trek spans 7 days and starts from Sonamarg. The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is one of the best summer treks in India. The reason why it is called the best summer trek is that the natural surrounding of the Great Lakes is quite pleasant during this time. The expansive lush green meadows, pristine alpine lakes, and blooming flowers all set out a positive circumstance for your trekking. Moreover, the Great Lakes Trek is open during the summers (facilitating weather for the trek) and closed during the winters. During the winters, because of excessive snowfall, the region becomes cut off from the rest of Kashmir. Even during rainfall, the area becomes difficult to trek because it becomes slippery.
The total distance of the Great Lakes Trek is almost 70-72 kilometers. The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is a moderate to a difficult type of trekking. Ascending becomes difficult at the Gadsar Pass while descending becomes difficult on the last day. You can undertake this trekking individually or with a group of friends or even with your family members.
On the first day, it will be all about acclimatization. You can stay in the camp and enjoy the scenic surrounding.
The next day, one moves through the Nichnai Pass and you can witness the expansive meadow present here.
The following day of the trek is the toughest as one moves through the Gadsar Pass. For your information, this is the highest point of this trek. The pass provides a glimpse of two valleys that is Gadsar Valley and Vishansar Valley. If you feel to exit this trekking process then, you must inform your trek leader before ascending to the Gadsar Pass so that the team of Cliffhangers India can take a quick call. If by any chance, you cannot take a call then, the team would be still available for your safe exit.
If you want to witness beautiful lakes then, the next day of the trekking trail is all about it. The pristine waterbodies and the related surrounding would be quite soothing for you.
Ascending through the Zajibal Pass is the following site. The terrain is rocky at this route ascending which can be a bit tiring for you. Following this, you would witness twin lakes at the Gangabal Valley. These twin lakes are- Gangabal and Nundkol.
The final day of the trekking trail passes through Trunkhol. Here, the descent is quite steep which ends up in Naranag village.
There is another fantastic trek of Kashmir called Tarsar Marsar Trek. This trek holds the best of alpine lakes in Kashmir like Tarsar and Marsar Twin Lakes. For trekking, you need to wear trekking shoes for a good grip and carry essential items such as clothing items, water bottles, rain gear, necessary documents, prescribed medications, etc. Apart from it, you need to train yourself physically beforehand to trek over the Tarsar Marsar Trek. Cliffhangers India provides you with the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek Package that will take care of pick-up and drop facility, camping facilities, your daily meals, etc. The team of Cliffhangers India even provides trekking leaders who can guide you through the whole trekking process of Tarsar Marsar Trek.
The team of Cliffhangers India will be present throughout the trekking journey so that you can thoroughly enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the least concerns.