Gangabal Lake

Gangabal Lake, Sonamarg: Tickets, Tours, Address, Gangabal Lake Reviews: 5/5

Gangabal Lake
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Srinagar, India6 contributions
trek area
Jul 2018 • Friends
you should plan at least for7 days to enjoy the whole trek, there is also harmukh, mountain, which is as high as you can visit srinagar city from its peak.
Written June 10, 2019
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Saqib
Kashmir, India86 contributions
Best Trek In Kashmir
Jun 2018 • Friends
It's Just Seven Month Ago, We Were In Gangabal Trek.. But When I Look Back Now It's Feel Like "Was I Really There." It Was A Dream Journey Through Those Mountains, Clouds, Lakes We Been 11 Days It’s Simply Wow.
Written February 6, 2019
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Arvind Sony
New Delhi, India444 contributions
wow!! wow !! wow
Aug 2018 • Friends
Very beautiful Lake, lush greenery around the lake... we can spend a few hours there and enjoy the nature......
Written September 2, 2018
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carlospenagal
Bogota, Colombia6 contributions
Beutiful trek and lake
Jul 2018 • Friends
We rented our tent and sleeping bags from de Tourist Reception Center in Srinagar. Then we took a taxi to Naranang for 2100 rupees, over there we searched for a suggested guest house we read about in the lonely planet (Khan guesthouse) . The owner of the guesthouse, Imtiyaz tel: 9469913579 or
9797193787, organized our trek. The plan was two nights three days to Gangabal lake including guide, food and two horses for 6,500 rupees (supposedly a really cheap price cause we where students). Sadly Imtiyaz mother had passed away a few days back so he couldn’t take us to the trek and send us with his 16 year old nephew Rafiq (who didn’t speak english). In terms of food they gave us enough but no meat only rice, eggs, potatoes, tomatoes, cookies and such. Also they didn’t gave us water hoping we drank the water form the mountains which in my opinion isn’t very clean. They way up is pretty straight forward there is a road almost all the way to the lake and there are small cottages where you can buy cookies and tea(20 rupees) on the way (i would say that even the guide isn’t necessary). We walked around 6 hours to get to our campsite (very close to the military campsite). It took us that long cause the way up is very steep. The good thing was that the horse carried our bags and when we got to camp they made our tent and helped us cook. The next morning we had breakfast and walked around two hours to see the twin lakes. Interesting fact there is a fishing permit you can get in Srinagar but Imtiaz and the guide gave us a fishing cane and told us it was ok. we started fishing and a guard came and took the cane cause we had no permit and asked for a compensation but its a Ripoff don’t give anything our guide asked us to help him get the cane back and that meant compensation but we didn’t and after a while he gave it back for free. Then we walked another two hours to camp. When we got there we realized it was a loss of hour time to stay another night so we decided to pack our things and go back against our guide who was worried because the payment. The way down is short only 2 or 3 hours. So what our experience thought us:
1. You can do it in one night and two days
2. People in Naranang overcharge the tourists
3. From Naranang Imtiaz took us to srinagar for 1500 rupees
4. Take bottles of water with you
Written July 19, 2018
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Ahtisham C
2 contributions
Challenging Trekking.
Jun 2018 • Friends
This place is truly a paradise. It took 8 hours for us to reach our destination. For me the trekking was challenging. but it was wroth it. I am hoping to visit it again just to explore the places I missed.
Written June 26, 2018
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Angelina D
Bengaluru, India36 contributions
Beauty at Its Best
Sep 2017 • Friends
Thanks Renok for organizing this beautiful trek to great lakes of kashmir . This trek is little long and you should be fit enough to trek long distances. Thanks to Team Renok for guiding us well to prepare for this trek.
Written May 29, 2018
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Bhat S
6 contributions
tour de gangbal
Aug 2017 • Friends
it was great experince for me to tour a trek when m and my friends marches towards gangbal lake too diffcult to climb but a new and enjoyable fellings when we saw the final destinated point og gangbal lake
Written October 7, 2017
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Shehroz A
9 contributions
Trekker's Heaven
Aug 2017 • Friends
This is a must visit for every trekker. Waking up in the morning and watching the sunrise sitting beside the lake is priceless. We went for 2 days and saw 3 lakes. 2nd is the biggest tho gets scary at night. Spending night at the first lake is what I recommend. You can also get camping tents and raincoats at naranaag where you start the trek but they're not quite good. Don't forget torch and chai ;)
Written September 22, 2017
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Fouad Farooq
Srinagar, India86 contributions
It's an awesome place if you can trek there
Jul 2016
This place is not accessible through roads. You will have roads till Naranag and from there it is a 5-6 hour trek on foot. You can get horses from the Gujjars but they will charge you a hefty amount for it. The view up there is awesome and worth all the trouble you take to reach there. Its a long trek so expect a minimum 3 days for this trip. Don't forget sunscreen. And there is no market upstairs so you have to take all arrangements with you only.
Written June 11, 2017
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renuka g
4 contributions
Beautiful lake
May 2016 • Family
amazing view of the mountains with a lake amongst the mountains which gives you the real feel of kashmir with its beautiful color and reflections which gives you an ultimately peaceful feeling.
Written March 25, 2017
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