Mountain Monks

Kashmir Great Lakes @ INR 12500

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Region :- Kashmir, J & K
Duration :- 7 Days + 1 Buffer Day (must for the Trek )
Grade :- Moderate
Max Altitude :- 13,750 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 72 Kms.

 

Batch 1 – > 20th June 2017
Batch 2 – > 3rd July 2017
Batch 3 – >15th July 2017
Batch 4– > 27th July 2017
Batch 5– >9th August 2017

** Note – Trekkers are requested to plan their schedule including a Buffer Day.

Day 1 :- Arrive Srinagar, Drive to Sonamarg

Srinagar, Kashmir, India

Srinagar, Kashmir, India

The first day of the Kashmir Lakes Trek, spend time in the dreamlike place of Srinagar known for its refreshing gardens, lakes and houseboats. If you wish, you can take an iconic shikara experience at Dal Lake or amble through Mughal Gardens that unravels many beauties along the way.

Day 2 :- Sonamarg (7,800ft) to Nichnai (11,500ft) via Shekdur

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After having breakfast at the guesthouse, start with a 3-4km trek from the Sonamarg and reach a roadside eatery, from where you can bag up all the required commodities for the day. Here onwards, the trek will be a gradula one and alongside the Sindh River, it will take you through maple and pine forests. Completing the hike through the forests, you will be rewarded with the stunning views of the Sonamarg Valley and pictorial streams.Relax around the vicinity for a while before you start trekking towards the Nichnai, which is located at around 11,500ft above the sea level.

 

 

 

Day 3 :- Nichnai (11,500ft) to Vishansar lake (12,000ft)

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Starting early in the morning; towards the Nichnai Pass or the Vishansar Berry. Arriving at the pass, which is located 13,500m above the sea level.Hereafter, the trek will undergo a steep descend and will lead you to a pictorial meadow of colourful flowers; while on this trek, you can also catch glimpses of a cascade that finally joins a river. Here onwards, continue with the hike and upon arriving a flat valley, continue towards its end and arrive at the campsite at Vishansar Lake; overnight

Day 4 :- Vishansar (12,000ft) to Gadsar(12,000ft) via Kishansar lake and Gadsar Pass (13,750ft)

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Start the trek for the day towards the lakeside and reach the Kishansar Peak, which is situated around 500ft above the campsite.Later part of the day, trek towards the Kishansar Lake and and finally make it to the Gadsar Pass that is perched at a height of 13,800ft and is the highest point of this trek. From the pass, pass through a flowery meadow and some of the pictorial lakes; Yamsar is one of these lakes.From here, continue with the descend and after crossing Iris, reach the Gadsar Lake. Arriving at the lakeside, report to the nearest Army Camp and complete the formalities of getting permission to pass Gadsar; ID proofs are a must for this.

Day 5 :- Gadsar (12,000ft) to Satsar (12,000ft) 

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Brace yourself for varied terrains from super steep, flat and even land. Take a short break at Maengandob that is fringed by mountains.Reach the first of Satsar lakes, which is a group of seven different lakes and follow the same procedure of yesterday with the army officials and set camps near the surreal first lake of Satsar.

Day 6 :- Satsar (12,000ft) to Gangabal twin lakes (11,500ft) Night stay in Camp.

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true test of calibre, this is the day when you will have you push your physical and mental limits! Trudge through rocks and boulders ridden terrain, pass the last of the Satsar.start ascending upward and reach an altitude of 13,400ft; during this climb, you can witness several ridges at different heights and the quaint Gujjar huts as well. From the summit, you can also behold the fascinating views of the twin lakes: Gangabal and Nundkol, that are connected to each other by a picturesque stream and are known for trout-fisihng.

Post this; trek through a sharp and rocky trail and make it to a gurgling stream, passing which, you will reach a lush meadow that advent towards the Nundkol Lake, which is also a popular weekend getaway among the locals. Trekking for around 20 minutes from the Nundkol Lake, you will finally arrive at the Gangabal Lake and by crossing the bridge across the lake.

Day 7:- Gangabal (11,500ft) to Naranag (7,450ft)

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On your final day of the Kashmir Lake Trek, start from the Gangabal camp, ramble on grassy land dotted with yellow flowers and pine forest. Descend are reach Naranag, the last leg of your trek. Reach Naranag Village in Ganderbal District. If you wish, you can visit Naranag Temple. Be driven back to Srinagar and unwind in guest house for the night.

 

 

 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation during the trek (camping  ie from Day 2 till Day 7)
  • Four times  meals a day – (all meals during the trek)
  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges
  • Services of an expert trek leader
  • Services of an expert trek team  (guides, cooks, helpers)
  • TR

Exclusions:

  • Transport to and from the base camp (Srinagar  to SONMARG and Naranag to Srinagar )
  • Accomodation and Dinner for Day 1
  • Food during transit is not included (to and from the base camp)
  • Backpack offloading charges – .Charges are additional for offloading last minute, on slope. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Anything apart from the inclusions.
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Terms & Conditions

 

Backpack carrying: We expect all trekkers to carry their own backpacks

ON SPOT OFFLOADING If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, while on the trek  then he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge. as per charged by the porter to be hired on spot.Partial offloading is not allowed. Charges will vary for last minute te on slope offloadingfrom each of the trekkers.The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.

 Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness.

Payment: Payment for the trek can be done online throughcredit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted. Payment can be done only after you have received an email confirming your position on the trek. An email containing an account number that allows you to make the payment online will be sent to you within 12 hours of your confirmation

For any climatic changes or  unavoidable circumstances a buffer day may be provided. A minimal on spot fee would be collected from the Trekkers. * A Buffer Day is recommended to be a compulsion for this Trek.

The transport is arranged in shared cabs. Transport from SRINAGAR to SONMARG and return from NARANAG to SRINAGAR can be arranged by us at an extra cost .Participants are expected to share the cost likewise.. We only arrange the vehicle pick up and drop.Hence we are not responsible for any issues during transport.
Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then we will  make arrangements for his/her return to the nearest road head. A staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.

 Non-liability: We are not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.


Drinking alchohol or any form of intoxication during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

Documents required:

  • 2 photocopy of photo id proof (Voter Icard, Passport, Adhaar card) .Carry the original ID while coming for the trek
  •   2 copy  pass port size photograph

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Cancellation before  20days to the start of the trek  – 75 % refund
  • Cancellation between 20days – 10days to the start of the trek —50% refund
  • Cancellation between 10days – 3days to the start of the trek – 25%refund
  • Cancellation less than 3 days to the start of the trek — no refund.
    • **Note:
    • 1. The above mentioned package price is net, non commission able… Please feel free to contact us for any further assistance.

     

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    MOUNTAIN MONKS  ” MOUNTAIN BUDDY ” OFFER….

    ***Bring a Buddy  and get 10 %  off on all  Treks .Offer  Valid till 31st  March 2017

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