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Kashmir Great Lakes Trek provided by Kashmir Treks

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
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About
The aim of Kashmir Great Lakes expedition is to trek from Sonamag to Naranag via Nichnai Pass. The Great Lakes as the name suggests treks through many high altitude alpine lakes situated at the foothills of different snowy mountain peaks. It crosses streams, plenty of colorful meadows and crosses three mountain passes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is a moderate hiking trail of a minimum 6 days in the western Himalayas of the Kashmir region. The base-camp Sonamarg lies on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway. The ending point Naranag village is also connected with the same Highway. The trek can be done in both ways, but to escape the direct Sun it is recommended to commence the trek at Sonamarg and end at Naranag as it treks mostly in a westerly direction. The Great Lakes as the name suggests treks through many high altitude alpine lakes situated at the foothills of different snow-clad mountain peaks. The most famous lakes are Vishansar and Gangabal Lakes. It crosses streams, plenty of colorful alpine meadows, and ascends three mountain passes with an average altitude of 4000m above sea level. The highest mountain peak of the trek which dominates the second part of the trek is Mount Haramukh standing at 5300 meters above sea level.
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Important information
Inclusions
Private transportation • Arrival/ departure 2 nights Deluxe Houseboat or Hotel accommodation in Srinagar. • 5 nights tented accommodation (full-board) mountain camps. • All trekking gear including tents, sleeping bags, mats, blankets, trekking poles. • English Speaking Kashmiri Local Guide and a Cook. • All cooking utensils including cooking LPG stove. • Horses to carry backpack (except day sack), group equipment (tents/ stoves/ fuel) to the higher camps. • Meal plan: All meals included (vegetarian meals including eggs and cheese, unless specified. • Trek/ Wildlife Permits. • First Aid. • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Bottled water • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
International or domestic flights • Visa. • Travel insurance. • Personal clothing and equipment. • Any medical costs incurred by you, or costs associated with a medical incident, such as your evacuation from the mountain and/ or hospitalization (for which you should have travel insurance) • Optional trips or excursions. • Tips for local staff and guides.
Duration
8 days
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
While submitting the tour application, please mention the place of pickup.
Airports:
Srinagar Airport, Srinagar India
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Private transportation • Arrival/ departure 2 nights Deluxe Houseboat or Hotel accommodation in Srinagar. • 5 nights tented accommodation (full-board) mountain camps. • All trekking gear including tents, sleeping bags, mats, blankets, trekking poles. • English Speaking Kashmiri Local Guide and a Cook. • All cooking utensils including cooking LPG stove. • Horses to carry backpack (except day sack), group equipment (tents/ stoves/ fuel) to the higher camps. • Meal plan: All meals included (vegetarian meals including eggs and cheese, unless specified. • Trek/ Wildlife Permits. • First Aid. • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Bottled water • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
International or domestic flights • Visa. • Travel insurance. • Personal clothing and equipment. • Any medical costs incurred by you, or costs associated with a medical incident, such as your evacuation from the mountain and/ or hospitalization (for which you should have travel insurance) • Optional trips or excursions. • Tips for local staff and guides.
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
While submitting the tour application, please mention the place of pickup.
Airports:
Srinagar Airport, Srinagar India
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8 days
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Meghna Saity
1 contribution
Awesome trip
Jul 2021 • Friends
The trail Great Lakes was an amazing hiking trail and included all the terrains: forests, grasslands and rocky mountains. It was perfect for enjoying the different faces of the Himalayas. We were a group of 3, with entirely different stamina. But as a brilliant guide, Habib could manage to set up the trip interesting for all. As a beginner, I felt him as very helpful, patient and motivating. So I was able to complete the trek with other experienced people. Habib is a person with a lot of knowledge and experience and knows a lot about the weather, plants and animals in the mountains, which makes the trip very interesting and enthusiastic: also safe. Thanks a lot Habib Meer!!!
I would highly recommend him, if you are planning for a walk in Kashmir. :)
Written July 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jose R
1 contribution
Ultimate Kashmir
Jun 2021 • Couples
My wife and I would highly recommend Kashmir Treks They took us to the beautiful Great Lakes on our 12 day adventure. Our guides were wonderful. Even a bad weather did not stop them from giving us a great experience. They were great in accommodating my wife's dietary needs. A continuous rainfall and an unseasonal snowfall threatened to stop us from getting the trek completed. Without their quick actions, we would have not made it without barely a hiccup.
Kashmir Treks is worth every bit of money and time. If we make it back, we will definitely travel again.
A special thank you to Mustafa, Sadak, Younas, and Fayaz. You made our trip absolutely wonderful!!
Sonia and Jose
Written July 4, 2021
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Aaqiib R
1 contribution
Thankfully of Kashmir treks
Kashmir Great Lakes trek was something beyond our expectations. I and my husband were going to visit Leh and other major parts in Kashmir. Two days in between, we have done the Great Lakes trekking as well. It was so amazing and the mountain ranges, rough valleys, tall trees, the villages were all looking so incredible. The blue, green lakes in the centre of the mountains had some extra ordinary charm, I felt. The trekking towards the Great Lakes were through some of the pine forests and along many streams and rivers. Some of the roads were really tough. We went alone, so that we found it difficult to reach the destination easily
Written June 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sandeep
Coimbatore, India2 contributions
Great Adventure Company, Highly Recommended!
Oct 2020
I am a fan of Kashmir Treks. On our recent trip to Kashmir we joined Kashmir Great Lakes Trek. Our trek guides were Habib & Nasrullah. I first sampled this company while in Ladakh—Markha—and was anxious to attend their tours in Srinagar. I was not disappointed. The guides did a wonderful job of bringing the history and culture of the region to life. The equipment, food everything was good. I would recommend any of their tours; you’re bound to learn something and see things you wouldn’t have otherwise seen.
Written February 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jack
1 contribution
Great Lakes with Kashmir Treks
Sep 2020
The Great Lakes was an amazing experience I would definately recommend it! We did it with Kashmir Treks after comparing the inclusions with other companies, we were very well catered for the whole trip. They were a great company - good food, great group and guide, they treated their porters well and we had no issues. They provided with offloading service which made our trek quite comfortable. I would recommend getting doing the trek before September, as it was very cold.
Written February 3, 2021
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Rahil
2 contributions
Great Trek
Aug 2020
It was an experience of lifetime. Very qualitative services and highly educated and trustworthy staff. We highly recommend Kashmir Treks to anyone traveling to Kashmir.
Written January 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Rahil, Thank you for the kind words. You are always welcome and it will be an honour for all of us to serve you on your next trip. Thanks again. Mehraj Mir
Written February 2, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rishab
1 contribution
Amazing Trek Great Lakes
Sep 2020 • Friends
After completing the tour, I'm very glad to be here for sharing my experience. As we all known there's no comparison of Kashmir and the hospitality of its people. We did KGLT in September. From the time of approach to this company to the the conclusion of the tour everything went smoothly. The Trek equipment and the meals provided were of a good quality. The crew members were caring enough and ensured our safety and that we enjoy the tour.
And yes indeed we all enjoyed the tour. Thank you Habib for all your efforts.
We will come again to your beautiful country soon.
Rishab and friends.
Written December 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Courtney
1 contribution
A grat time in Kashmir
Sep 2020
I did the "Great Lakes" trek, had a great time trekking various locations in the Himalayas of Kashmir. Well organised, nice people and an excellent guide. Be prepared to counter bad weather and don't forget the raincoat.
Courtney
Written December 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for the review and advice. We wish to see you again in Kashmir. Have a good time with your friends.
Written December 11, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chang
1 contribution
Highly Recommended
Sep 2020
We got an opportunity during these difficult Covid times to hike the Great Lakes with Kashmir Treks in Sept 2020. Well, these people proved to be very honest and trustworthy. We love to come back again. Kashmir Treks highly recommended.
Written October 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your kind words. We are very grateful for the review. We would like to see you again in kashmir. Kind regards, Mehraj Mir
Written October 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Becky Chan
Thailand1 contribution
Great lakes indeed!
Aug 2019
I'm glad to express my views on my wonderful trip in Kashmir. We booked the Trek through KashmirTreks. Mehraj was very communicative, replied our emails very promptly and assured our safety before we finally booked the tour.
It was a bit chaotic at Srinagar when we visited because of some government issues. As we left for the Trek we felt very safe. We enjoyed the mountain scenery. It was very safe.
During our whole tour we never felt worried. Our guide Sadakat took care of everything. We had good and spacious tents. Kashmir is a quiet place to enjoy the natural beauty. I personally recommend KashmirTreks.
Written March 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for the kind words Becky. It was our pleasure to serve you guys on your Kashmir vist. See you again in Kashmir.
Written December 11, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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krutishah20
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Amazing Experience
We were fortunate enough that Shakeel Ahemed drove us for 7 days ! He was very trustworthy and helpful everywhere.
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Fantastic - Tarsar & Marsar
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Kashmir. We did 7N8D Tarsar Marsar Trek and a bike ride between L
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Our Kashmir trip highlight!
Hiking in the Kashmir so so good, and so beautiful and so perfect and so rewarding - thank you Mustafa for planning
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Worst Experience
I chose this company because if the reviews on TA but it turned out to be a disaster. They have a nice website and
Saurabh0212
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Lot of snags....only savior was natures beauty and friends company
We were a group of 4 friends who chose this trekking company cos of all the favorable reviews on TA. Inital convers
roshann770
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Tarsar and Marsar
This was my second trip to Kashmir after the pandemic began in 2020. This time I went to Tarsar Lake trek with Kash
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An awesome wonder in Kashmir
Wow I had a great time with Kashmir Treks!! The web-site is informative and amazing. I was able to quickly locate t
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The best responsible tour company in Kashmir PERIOD
Kashmir trek was the only company which gave me prompt reply to my queries. Mehraz mir saab the head is highly prof
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Honeymoon trek
Kashmir Treks made our honeymoon memorable by first suggesting Tarsar Marsar trek and then providing a professional
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Real mountain beauty.
I first tramped with Kashmir Treks in 2014. We were unable to do some of the treks at the time but I vowed to come
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Thanksfully of Kashmir treks
An absolute treat of a trek passing through the lakes. It was surreal like heaven on earth. Trekking with my friend
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Thankfully of Kashmir treks
The lake is simply breathtaking and the ambiance is so lovely that I sincerely enjoyed this trek! I knew Kashmir wa
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Thankfully of Kashmir treks
Join this trek and you will get to witness the unexplored sides and faces fo Kashmir. Truly a paradise for the trek
Justin8991
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Real Kashmir Tour
With covid sops in place, Kashmir Treks turned out our best choice in Kashmir. Their staff very humble and informat
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Kolahoi & Kashmir
One of the best treks of my life. Kolahoi trek offers splendid mountain beauty. Although the trek is not an easy go
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