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Trek to Great Lakes of Kashmir on 03 - 10 Aug 2019

Event Details
Region: - Sonmarg- Jammu-Kashmir
Duration:- 7 Nights - 8 Days
Grade:- Moderate
Endurance: Medium
Max Altitude: - 4,270 m, 13,800 ft.
Temperature: Day: 17°C-20°C and Night: 3°C-4°C

Batch Size: 20 Participants max.
Age Group: 15 Yrs. To Physically/ Medically/ Mentally fit………

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is one of the most beautiful treks in India. This trek is located above Sonamarg just before the Zozila Pass at the elevation of ~13,000 ft and the distance paths ~73 kms. The Great Lakes as the name suggests, treks through many high-altitude alpine lakes situated at the foothills of different snowy mountain peaks. The trek crosses various streams, plenty of colorful meadows and crosses three mountain passes. These lakes compete in beauty that is almost divine. They all come one right after the other. So everyday there is a new one to look forward to. What makes these lakes even prettier are the snow patches that feed these lakes and the lush green n grassy shores of the lakes. You will always be amongst the meadows throughout the trek. These meadows come in every shape and size, sometimes many in a day.

The trek to the Kashmir Great Lakes will provide to the trekkers a perfect flavor of all hues of terrain- innumerable meadows, snow clad glaciers and pinnacles, passes, rocky barren lands and struggling streams.

Highlights of the Trek-

  • Heavenly beauty of the Great lakes.
  • High mountain passes and the snow-capped mountains.
  • Get to see milky white icebergs floating on the lake’s blue surface.
  • Innumerable meadows, snow-clad glaciers and pinnacles, struggling streams.
  • A great trekking experience in heavenly Kashmir that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Itinerary
Day 1- 03 Aug'19 -Report at base camp Shitkhadi village (Sonamarg)
(Altitude: 7,800 ft; 90 kms drive from Shrinagar)

Vehicle can be arranged from Srinagar airport till base camp
(Participants will have to bear the cost of transport till base camp)

Campsite is near the Sindh river Shitkadi Village

Day 2- 04 Aug'19 -Base camp to Nichnai via Shekdur
(Altitude: 7,800 ft to 11,500 ft; 11 kms trek; ~8 hours)

After the breakfast we trek to Nichnai via Shekdur. The trail takes you through meadows, dense forests with Maple, Pine and Bhoj trees. Enjoy an awesome view of the Sonmarg Valley and the Thajiwas Glacier. We follow the Nichnai Stream as we trek from Shekdur to Nichnai.
The lunch will be near Nichnai stream, after Shekdur.

We will need to share our IDs at the Army check post before the start of trek.

Day 3- 05 Aug'19 -Nichnai to Vishansar lake via Nachnai Pass 
(Altitude: 11,500 ft to 12,000 ft via 13100 ft; 12 kms trek; ~7 hours)

The 1st Lake of the trek..... Trek from Nichnai to Nichnai Pass is of approx 1-½ hrs ascent and then descend till Vishansar camp site. The lake is just 15 min walk from the camp site. The campsite is a unique place with an open ground. Hordes of sheep and their shepherds are the regular visitors to the lake. The shepherds are well known for their interesting stories.

lunch will be at Vishansar campsite.

Fishing in lake is allowed only with the permission from Srinagar Fishing Department.

At the top of Nichnai Pass you can get B.S.N.L and Airtel network, which is the last point under mobile coverage area.

Day 4-  06 Aug'19 -Acclimatization + Rest Day. (Weather condition Apply)

Based on the weather condition we will use the day for acclimatization at Vishansar or else move towards next camp site. 
You may visit Kishansar lake, which is at approx 1 and half kms from our camp site

Day 5-  07 Aug'19 -Vishansar lake to Gadsar via Gadsar Pass
(Altitude: 12,000 ft to 12,000 ft Via 13,750 ft; 14 kms trek; ~ 10 hrs)

The trail to Gadsar lake goes through Gadsar pass the highest point of the trek (13,750 ft). From Vishansar, the trail takes a steep ascent till Gadsar Pass. The Kishansar Lake is seen on the way. From the Gadsar pass till the camp site it is a gradual descend. We can spot the Gadsar lake en route. If whether is clear you might also spot the Glacier of Gadsar Lake. Our camp site is at 2 hrs walk from the Gadsar lake.

Pack lunch on the way.

Day 6-  08 Aug'19 -Gadsar to Satsar
(Altitude: 12,000 ft to 12,000 ft; 9 kms trek; ~ 6 hrs)

The trail is laden in vibrant flowers. Stasar twin lakes are between the middle of the mountain and are also known as mengen top, We will visit the Satsar twin lakes in the afternoon.

We need to share our IDs at another army check post en route.

Day 7-  09 Aug'19 -Satsar to Gangabal twin lakes via Zaj Pass
(Altitude: 12,000 ft to 11,500 ft to 13,000 ft; 11 kms trek; ~ 6 hrs)

The trail is goes through the rocky patch and an ascend till Jazz Pass. At the pass, you can enjoy views of the 4 lakes, Mt. Harmukh and its glacier. From the pass we descend till the Gangbal lake and camp at Nandkol lake. We visit the Gangbal Lake, which is one of the largest lake during the trek.

Post dinner, a team of Kashmiri staff will perform their traditional songs and dance.

Day 8- 10 Aug'19 -Gangabal to Naranag
(Altitude: 11,500 ft to 7,450 ft; 15 kms trek; ~ 7 hrs; then Drive to Srinagar)

The trail is a complete descent through Pine tree forest till the last point of the trek – Naranag. 

The trek ends at Narnag ..

From Narnag drive back to Srinagar..

Vehicle can be arranged from Narnag till Srinagar
(Participants will have to bare the cost of transport to Srinagar)


Note-  
  • The above plan is based on an “Ideal” scenario where everything goes per plan & considering that there is no breakdown. It is subject to change in Real Time based on ground realities.
  • Pre-paid mobiles sim cards don not work in Kashmir.
Event Cost
Package Cost Rs. 12,500/- per person (Sonmarg base camp to Narnag)
 
Included:
  • Tented accommodation (3 People sharing a tent)
  • Girls and Boys Separate Accommodation
  • All Veg. / Non Veg (Eggs) Meals
  • Trekking Permits
  • Basic first aid kits
  • Qualified & Experienced Trek Leader
  • Guide / Cook and other Professional support staff
 
Excludes:
  • Travel from Srinagar to Sonmarg base camp and from Narnag to Srinagar
  • Last day stay at Srinagar
  • Any Expenses of Personal nature such as Travel and medical insurance
  • Packed drinking water, Soft Drinks, Laundry etc.
  • Any additional Expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as Natural Calamities (Land Slides, Floods etc.), any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, evacuation costs, Etc.
  • Any tips, and any meals apart from the ones mentioned above. 
  • Any other tax or service charge stay charge that could be enforced during this period will be Extra and need to be borne by participant.
  • Any service not specifically mentioned in the Includes sections.

Insurance:
All travelers are advised to purchase travel insurance that provide care and services for sickness, Accidents, emergency rescue, ted. Related to international travel.

Cancellation policy
Cancellations prior to 90 days from the start of the trek — full refund
Cancellation between 89 days and 40 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund
Cancellation less than 39 days to the start of the trek — no refund.

If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike/bandh etc.), Nisarga Bhraman will not be responsible and will not give any refund.

Drop out during trek: If for some reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Nisarga Bhraman, will make arrangements for his/her return up-to base camp. The stay cost at has to be borne by the participant.

Registration

For Registration, Contact – 91679 66042/ 83695 80471/ 98695 09488/ 99306 91186

To register your seat please transfer event cost in the account below:

Account Name: Nisarga Bhraman Eco Tours
Account No.: 50200024447001 (Current)
RTGS/NEFT/IFSC Code: HDFC0000414
Bank: HDFC Bank
Branch: Shantivan, Borivali (East)

After making the payment through net banking or mobile, please take a screenshot of the transaction and mail it to nisargabhraman@gmail.com or send it over Whatsup.

Limited seats, entry on first come first served basis

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Things To Carry
  • ID proof & 3 spare photos
  • Sun protection & Cold Cream (Sunscreen/Lip balm/Sunglasses)
  • Insulation (Jacket/ Personal Clothing’s/ Fleece Gloves/ Hat or Cap)
  • Illumination (Headlamp or flashlight (Plus spare - Extra batteries)
  • Personal First-aid Kit.
  • Energy Food
  • Hydration Bag or Water Bottle
  • Proper trekking Shoes
  • Sandals
  • Camera and memory cards - Optional
  • Binoculars - Optional
  • Earplugs and eye shade - UV Protected or Cat 4
  • Insect repellent
  • Toothbrush and/or toiletry kit
  • Poncho / Rain coat
  • Thermal Inner
Rules & Regulations
  • Consumption of alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics is strictly banned on the event & should lead to expulsion from the trek
  • The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No arguments will be entertained
  • Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage
  • Avoid medication such as sleeping tablets, sedatives, strong painkillers, and anti-histamines Which depress the respiration and increase the risk of AMS- (Acute Mountain Sickness) especially while sleeping
  • Please do not wear any jewellery or gold chains/rings
  • Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “Wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.”

Disclaimer:

Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen despite taking utmost caution and care. The organization will not be responsible for any injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek.
 
Medical Disclaimer:
It is Important to be physically fit while on treks. If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc. should take permission from their physicians before treks.


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