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Kashmir is a place of natural waterfalls and lakes. God has blessed it with hundreds of these bodies of water throughout its length and width. Our ancestors, many thousands of years ago, would have traversed many mountains and valleys to see these wonders of nature.And since then, they have revered his name and considered him extremely holy.A lake is referred to as sar in Kashmiri or bal when it is in Kashmiri. There are numerous Lakes in Kashmir and there are the huge Lakes of Kashmir!

These are extremely high altitude lakes that are located at an elevation that is more than 12000 feet within the Himalayas.The only way to access the lakes is by hiking through the mountains, or riding via horseback.The Kashmir Great Lakes (KGL) trek is without doubt the most stunning trek in India.Somebody has described it as the equivalent of a 3D IMAX film that is viewed live! The trek is also challenging! You’ll climb mountains of rocky terrain with endless glaciers which transform into swift rivers and pass through huge green meadows with sheep are grazing in peace and colorful wildflowers were scattered on the way.

The icing on the cake is that you get to see at least 10 of the numerous emerald-turquoise emerald al lakes, five distinct valleys, and three extremely high passes that you get to see.The entire hike is an enormous canvas that you can see painted with a myriad of shades and colors. shades.The experience is simply amazing!

About the Trek:

Extremely high altitude treks in Kashmir can be undertaken only during the short period from July to September.For the remainder of the year, these lakes are frozen, as well as the mountain ranges are smothered with snow.You must have strong lungs, strong knees, and a steady mind to finish this journey.Being fitness-wise is crucial, especially in the lower limbs, but ultimately it’s your mental and physical strength as well as determination that can make you successful.

Age is also matters.Also there is a chance that you could be the tiniest and most fittest of the group but not be able complete the hike if AMS attacked.Once you enter an area that is the highest altitude (above 10000 feet),acute mountain sickness could strike anyone,anytime.

It is possible to have the weather a disaster anytime, with heavy snow, hail. Or rain and each day is postcard perfect, with some mountains and lakes. What is what makes the lakes more stunning are the glaciers that run through the lakes. White pieces are frequently visible in the water’s surface. Lake.

DAY 0 –

Srinagar to Shutkadi:- The base camp was located at Shutkadi close to Sonmarg.We formed a small group of 20. We traveled by cab from Srinagar to the base camp, which took us around 2.5 hours. The last one km of the campsite had to be trekked with a full backpack. Thereafter, one can choose to take off the backpack and carry only the daypack each day.The campsite was on top of a height,

In a secluded area, surrounded by tufts of deodar. And mountainous trees with a view of the stunning Sindh river, Thajwas Glacier Peak is clearly visible ahead. You may spot a peculiar structure, a dhoka or hut of an Gurjar Bakarwal in these trees. The the evening was spent in leisure as we strolled down the river, and generally made friends over tea. All the papers and physical fitness assessments were completed, and dinner was served. We went to bed at a reasonable hour because we needed to be up early the next day.


In the morning briefings, we were told that this day was the most. Difficult of the days since there were a lot of kilometers to be walking. And on all days that we were there, the elevation on this day was greater than 3000 feet. It is generally not recommended to reach greater than 1000 feet within 24 hours. But in this case, an exception must be made as it is only possible to camp in the same area. The day began by a short period of climbing up a hill to reach the meadow that is flat, known as Table Top. From Table Top, you can view the whole Sonmarg valley, which is surrounded by the massive Thajwas. Then we continued through the gorgeous meadows and mountains of snow that are Shekdur. There is a downhill down an amazing silver birch woodland,


We climbed moderately for a short time prior to the difficult climb up to Nichnai Pass. It is an expansive tunnel, with the snow-capped peaks. Nichnai Pass is at an elevation that is 13,500 feet. The climb up the pass is not difficult, but it takes quite a long time making it quite a challenge.


Krishnasar is a huge deep blue lake that lies just beneath the Krishnasar Peak. A ridge rises abruptly ahead. We needed to walk through.The hike begins slowly and provides a breathtaking views of Krishnasar.


Satsar is the name given to Seven (Saturn) lakes (Sir). Although the lakes are scattered across the same region. It is challenging to take all of them in one day. The landscapes around Satsar appear neat.

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