Kashmir Himalaya Alpine Lake Trek - 8 Days 7 Nights

Destinations Covered: Srinagar - Gulmarg - Sonamarg - Nichnai - Vishnasar Lake

Region: Kashmir
Best Time: July To Mid September.
Grade: Moderate:
Altitude Max: 4000 Mts.

Kashmir Himalaya Alpine Lake Trek

 

Day 01: Delhi - Srinagar (1750 Meter )
After breakfast transfer to domestic airport for a spectacular mountain flight to Srinagar located on the foot of Himalayan Mountains. On arrival, transfer to deluxe boathouse, which is anchored, on the famous Dal Lake for overnight. Srinagar, the capital of the state in Jammu and Kashmir is a crowded and colorful city. The people look different from those in the rest of India. The water world of the Dal and Nagin Lake are amazingly clear and the houseboats have been a part of Kashmir’s aquatic culture for centuries. Late afternoon cruise on Dal Lake visiting the Floating Gardens, Lotus and vegetable gardens and backwaters of the lake.
Day 02: Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar
Today we will proceed to Gulmarg, (Meadows of Flowers)which is one of the premier winter sports resort in Kashmir. At the height of 2591 meters, in winter period it offers a breathtaking view of the snow covered slopes of Affarwat and Khilanmarg mountains, which provide playgrounds for every type of winter sport such as Skiing, tobogganing, skating and etc. In summer, you11witness the beauty of natural surroundings of Kashmir set out like doll’s village. Enroute stop at villages to witness the country life of the Kashmiris. Take a gondola ride in this beautiful ski resort. (Optional).

 

Day 03: Srinagar - Sonamarg (2,900m)
Early morning drive to Sonmarg along the Sindh .River via Kangan Town. This is a spectacular drive with beautiful sceneries along the way. Upon reaching Sonmarg also known as ‘Meadow of Gold’, one will have the feeling of being in the Swiss Alps. After lunch, take a short trek to Thajwas Glacier on foot. In the early evening explore a few villages around Sonmarg. Overnight in camp.
Day 04: Sonmarg - Nichnai (3,620m)
After breakfast, proceed with our trek to Nichnai base. The trail is well defined and leads to a number of Gujar settlements halfway up the hillside. Once you reach Shok Dharan meadow you will discover the real delights of trekking with views of the Himalaya behind the Thajwas Glacier and the Zojila Pass. From the meadow the trail leads along a small ridge through birch groves and descends to the valley floor to our campsite surrounded by glaciers. Overnight in camp. Today’s trek is approximately 6 hours trek.
Day 05: Nlchinnai- Vishnasar Lake 4200 Meter
After an early breakfast, ascend to the Nichnai Pass for about 2hours. After crossing the pass, a steep descent will bring you to a series of grassy plateau with the trail leading down to Vishnasar Lake. Lofty mountains surround Vishnasar area and enjoy the alpine beauty while trying your luck for trout fishing at the lake. Overnight in camp. Today’s trek is approximately 5-6hours trek.
Day 06: Vishnasar
Spend the day exploring the surrounding mountains and walk around the lake. Wild flowers are in abundance on the banks of the lake, which enhances what is one of the most scenic camp sites in Kashmir. Overnight in camp.
Day 07: Vishnasar - Sonamarg - Srinagar
Spend the day exploring the surrounding mountains and walk around the lake. Wild flowers are in abundance on the banks of the lake, which enhances what is one of the most scenic camp sites in Kashmir. Overnight in camp
Day 08: Srinagar - Delhi
After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight back to Delhi.

 

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