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Kashmir Great Lakes

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DAY 1

SRINAGAR - SONAMARG

Arrival at Srinagar airport and report to the group leader by 1300hrs. We proceed to Sonamarg by 1330hrs. We should reach our Guest house in Sonamarg by 1700hrs. Evening will be at leisure. We will have a small introduction & orientation session. Enjoy some delicious dinner. You will also get a chance to charge your camera batteries & cell phones. Overnight at guest house.
Approx Time taken: 3.5 hrs drive
Approx Height achieved: 8,700 ft

DAY 2

SONAMARG - NICHNAI

Today we will have an early start. Enjoy a nice hot water bath in the morning & post breakfast, we will leave for our start point by 0700hrs. We start our trek by 0800hrs. The first day’s trek starts with an ascent for about an hour and heads towards an open plateau from where one can get some wonderful views of Sonamarg. As we continue ahead, there will be gradual inclines en route, and we will walk past a beautiful forest patch which is full of Deodar and Silver birch trees. One can get to see some rare avian beauties as well. We will stop for lunch near a stream where we can refill our water and just soak in the beauty around us. Post lunch we proceed further. We expect to reach our campsite by 1500 hrs. Evening will be at leisure with some group activities. Overnight in tents at campsite.
Approx Time taken: 6 - 7 hrs walking
Approx Height achieved: 11,500 ft

DAY 3

NICHNAI - VISHNU SAR (aka Vishansar) LAKE

After a nice sumptuous breakfast, we set out to conquer our first pass on the trek- Nichnai pass (13,500 ft). The walk will be very scenic but will have its share of inclines that could tire you out, but not to worry, as, once at the top of the pass, the stunning landscapes make you forget absolutely everything. After enjoying the views for about 15-20mins we will start our descend from the pass and be amongst the open meadows and colourful flora soon after. We will halt for lunch near a stream. Lunch break en route ensures rest and the chance to get some wonderful pictures. We proceed further to our campsite which is very close to the first lake of this trek - Vishnu Sar Lake (Lake of Lord Vishnu). Our campsite is located at the base of this lake. A small hike leads up to this lake, and once on top, you are left awestruck with the views. Crystal clean water, tall strong mountains surrounding the lake will make you feel as if you are in heaven!!! Evening we will spend some time taking pictures of Vishnu Sar lake, or just sit back, relax and bask in the beauty of the place. Overnight in tents at campsite.
Approx Time taken: 7 hrs walking
Approx Height achieved: 12,200 ft

DAY 4

REST DAY AT VISHNU SAR

A welcome rest day. Entire day will be spent at leisure. Overnight in tents at camp site.

DAY 5

VISHNU SAR - GADSAR LAKE

Today post breakfast, we set out by 0800hrs to see the next Lake - Kishansar (or Krishnasar). A short walk of 20-25 mins from our campsite and the beautiful Kishansar lake awaits us. The views are once again absolutely fantastic. We will proceed further to Gadsar as we cross the second & probably the highest pass of our trek - Gadsar Pass (approx 13800ft). We will be going up a fairly steep ascent and will be blessed with some stunning views of both Kishansar and Vishnu Sar lakes. We will spend some time at Gadsar pass and then descend. Our walk will continue amongst the meadows till we reach an army camp. Little ahead of the army camp we will set our camp in between two mountain ranges.
Approx Time taken: 8 - 9 hrs walking
Approx Height achieved: 11,800 ft

DAY 6

GADSAR - SATSAR

After breakfast, by 0800hrs, we head across the stream and up the mountain, above the treeline, surrounded by mountains. You start with a gentle descent for about an hour, which would make you think this is the easy part of the trek until you encounter the steep ascent for about three hours. A flat meadow walk is your just reward after this challenging section. Finally we reach Satsar, which literally means seven lakes. The Satsar Lake is a series of seven small lakes connected with each other in a cascade formation. The season you trek will determine how many of the lakes have water in them. We pass the Army Camp before camping by the lake. Overnight in tents at campsite.
Approx Time taken: 6 hrs walking
Approx Height achieved: 12,000 ft

DAY 7

SATSAR TO GANGABAL (TWIN LAKES)

Today's route is more of a boulder walk for the initial hour. A zigzag route later on leads us to an open meadow again. A small steep ascent from here takes us up to a ridge which is approx at 13,500ft and from here one can get to see some stunning views of the twin lakes (Nandkol & Gangabal). From here there is a steep descent for about an hour and a half, and another small ascent will lead us to our campsite right alongside Nandkol Lake. This lake is situated at the base of Harmukh peak and one can see the Harmukh glacier overhanging. Overnight in tents at campsite.
Approx Time taken: 6 - 7 hrs walking
Approx Height achieved: 11,500 ft

DAY 8

GANGABAL - NARANAG & NARANAG - SRINAGAR

The final day of the trek. We bid adieu to this Heaven, with some everlasting memories as we head back to the hustle & bustle of city life. Our walk will start with a slight incline, as we walk for the last time amongst the meadows. An hour into the walk and one can see the landscape changing as we approach the tree line once again. Steep descents and gradual inclines take us down to Naranag and we can finally stop walking! We will enjoy some hot snacks, check our luggage and then proceed to Srinagar. It's about 50kms back to Srinagar where you can finally slip off your trekking boots and relax on one of the city’s famous houseboats and sip on some hot and refreshing Kawa! Evening we'll enjoy a nice Shikara ride in the famous Dal Lake and also relish some local cuisine.
GANGABAL - NARANAG
Approx Time taken: 5 - 6 hrs walking
Approx Height achieved: 7,500 ft

NARANAG - SRINAGAR
Approx Time taken: 2.5 hrs drive
Approx Height achieved: 50 kms

DAY 9

DEPARTURE

You will be dropped off at Srinagar airport for your flight back home. Service end here.

Charges

Regular Charges - Students: Rs.27,300/- per person
                                Adults (15 & above) : Rs.27,300/- per person

Separate Tent Request Charges - Rs.3,000/-

Booking Amount - Rs.15,000/-  per person

Applicable Discounts - Group of 4 persons: Rs.1,500/- per person (participants must register themselves as a group at the time of booking)


Charges Include

  1. Transport:Srinagar airport - Sonamarg by Non AC SUV/Tempo Traveller
  2. Transport:Naranag - Srinagar by Non Ac SUV
  3. Transport:Srinagar Hotel (Houseboat) to airport by Non AC Suv/Tempo Traveller
  4. Accommodation at guest house near Sonamarg on twin sharing basis
  5. Accommodation during entire trek in tents on twin sharing basis
  6. Accommodation in Srinagar in a houseboat on twin sharing basis
  7. All meals from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 9
  8. Porter & Mule charges (max weight 10kgs)
  9. Evening Shikara ride in Srinagar on Day 8
  10. Entry fees and permit charges
  11. Govt. Service Tax


Charges Exclude

  1. Travel arrangements up to and from Srinagar
  2. Bottled mineral water/cold drinks/any other beverages purchased during journey or at the hotel
  3. Additional porter to carry camera bag/daypack/any other additional luggage exceeding 10kgs
  4. Camera Charges (if any)
  5. Personal expenditure of any kind (Porterage, Telephone, Laundry, room service etc.)
  6. Medical Expenses if any/if incurred (Emergency Evacuation also not covered)
  7. Expenses that are incurred due to reasons beyond control of the organizers
  8. Any other charges not mentioned in "Charges Include"


Notes:

  • Documents and formalities: Valid original ID proof and 2 passport size photographs

Acclimatization:

  • Our schedule of the trek ensures that every participant get's enough time to rest and acclimatize
  • The added advantage is we are always climbing to the highest point, and then coming and staying at a much lower altitude. This automatically helps in the acclimatization process

Weather:

  • Srinagar during July to August will be pleasant and in fact, temperatures could probably be on the higher side during day time
  • However, on the trek route it is difficult to predict the weather as it may get windy as well at certain places like Gadsar & Satsar
  • In general, however, the weather would be pleasant with an occasional shower or slight snowfall at the passes

Medical aid arrangements:

  • Good quality medical help is available at Srinagar and basic medical aid is available at Sonamarg
  • On trek, Globe n Beyond™ personnel will have a first aid kit
  • Any medical assistance here is limited to first aid

How to register?

  • Kindly fill up the Registration Form.
  • Booking amount to be paid at the time of Registration.

Jim Corbett National Park, was initially established in 1936 as Hailey National Park which makes it the oldest national park in the country. It is the first place to have launched Project Tiger, an initiative by the Government of India to protect the endangered Bengal Tiger, inaugurated in 1973. The National Park is only a part of the much larger Corbett Tiger Reserve. It is located in Nainital, a district in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Corbett, as it is often known, has become a widely popular destination. It's enormous variety of flora and fauna has made it a dream destination for tourists, wildlife enthusiasts, and photographers. The expansive 520 square kilometers of hills, river banks, marshes, grassy plains, and lakes make it a tourist destination even without the fauna. In recent times, the popularity of the national park had dramatically increased, as it is said to host more than 70 thousand visitors annually. The tiger has always had a close association with Corbett National Park - earlier through the writings of Jim Corbett and other shikaris and later because of the launch of Project Tiger, India's tiger conservation programme, initiated from the Park's soil on 1st April 1973.

Corbett is home to about 700 Asian elephants. They are part of the migratory population that also lives in Rajaji National Park. Earlier, there were much fewer elephants in Corbett but their population in the park has increased significantly in recent decades. Corbett has four species of deer viz. Chital, Sambar, Hog Deer and Barking Deer. They are the most frequently sighted large mammals in the Park. Other important mammals seen in Corbett are Leopard, Jackal, Wild Boar, Common Langur and Eurasian Otter. It is also home to reptiles viz. Gharial, Mugger, Burmese Rock Python, King Cobra to name a few. More than 500 species of birds, both local and migratory, have been recorded at the park along with 33 different species of reptiles as well.

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