Last Updated : 2020-05-16 16:06:31
Overview Kashmir is called the heaven on earth and Kashmir Great Lakes trek can be called the most beautiful trek in India. It gives one a larger than life experience. Azure blue alpine lakes, rugged mountains, meadows covered with green carpet enhance the beauty of this place. Five valleys and seven great lakes are there to be explored. Floating snow patches on the deep blue water of these lakes make it more beautiful. Then there are Kashmiri meadows enriched with flora and fauna.
Wildflowers, maple, and pine cover these meadows like an oasis. The grandeur of the Great Lakes Kashmir trek fills the trekkers with wonder and thrill. It takes them to a new world of wonder and myth. The trek It is a 7 to 9 days trek with moderate difficulties. The trail is a 63 kilometers path and has an elevation of 13000 feet. On such a trek people usually face new challenges and learn many new things about themselves. Trekkers get an idea about their mental, physical, and emotional self. But after the completion of the trek, the natural views are very rewarding and satisfying.
Trekking Route The trek starts from Sonamarg which is situated on the Srinagar road. The trail passes through green meadows and a line of maple and pine trees. Then the path leads one to the next campsite that is Shekdur. After crossing the Nichnai pass which is the next destination from Shekdur, the trekkers reach the twin lakes, Vishnasar lake, and Kishnasar lake. After crossing these lakes, the highest point of this trek comes that is Gadsar pass.
Alpine Lakes and Gadsar The alpine lakes here are worth a visit, especially the Gadsar. It is a less-visited spot because the trekking route is quite difficult to cross. Huge meadows filled with wildflowers surround this lake and complement the deep blue water. It is situated at an altitude of 13,800 feet so the view from this lake is hypnotizing. Kishansar and Vishansar lakes can be seen from this point and the panoramic view is very rewarding to the trekkers.
Satsar Meadows This is another place that offers us a picturesque view of nature. These meadows are so manicured that our eyes fail to believe. Meadows covered with lush greenery, glittering streams, deep blue sky, all mingle with each other and create an enchanting atmosphere.
Time The best time for Kashmir Great Lakes trek is from June to September. During these months nature is at its best and the weather remains comfortable. So trekkers are advised to undertake the trek during these months to have a wonderful experience.
Travel By air- Tourists can take Indian Airlines, Jet Airways or Indigo flights to reach Srinagar. New Delhi, the capital, is well connected to this city. By Train- Jammu is considered as the nearest railway station to Srinagar that is nearly 290 kilometers away. Jammu is connected to all the prime cities like Chennai, Delhi, and Bangalore. By Bus- National Highway 1A connects Srinagar to all other cities. Buses take almost 10 hours to reach Jammu.
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