Do you know that Kashmir has been given another name Paradise on Earth? Jammu Kashmir which is located in the northernmost territory of the Indian Subcontinent is witnessing its “golden period” of tourism in 2022, said lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha, as 80 lakh tourists visited ‘Heaven On Earth’ in the last few months.
There are various beautiful reasons to visit Kashmir, some visit for the breathtaking landscapes, some to enjoy the wonderful climate, an amazing experience of pristine lakes, stunningly adventurous trekking points, Holy Places, and to discover art & heritage in the Museums of Kashmir, historical monuments, shopping for winter stuff and to enjoy the variety of Kashmiri cuisines.
Today we also want to give you a reason to visit Kashmir and experience the “Most Beautiful Trek India”, Yes! We are talking about the “Kashmir Great Lakes Trek”, famously known as the KGL trek.
The Kashmir Great Lakes trek is situated 75 km northeast of Srinagar, the Summer Capital of India covering the enchanting seven lakes, exquisite campsites, alpine meadows, spectacular snow-clad mountains, turquoise alpine lakes, gorgeous valleys of maples and pine with a total of 7 days walk covering a distance of 65 Km where it will be
5 days of ascent and 1 day’s descent.
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek Attractions/Sightseeing
- Sonmarg Valley
- Sindh River
- Shekdur range
- Nichnai Pass
- Himalayan Range
- Vishansar Lake
- Kishansar Peak
- Kishansar Lake
- Gadsar Lake
- Satsar lake
- Twin lakes: Gangabal and Nundkol
- Naranag Village Temple
- Several species of plants and animals/birds
Note – Above all attractions you will witness while trekking depends upon the itinerary given by your tour/trek operator.
How To Reach Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
Reach Srinagar (Flight): Sheikh Ul-Alam International Airport
Reach Srinagar (Train): Nearest railway Station – Jammu Tawi Railway station, station code JAT. (Travel time: Apprx 10 hrs,280 Km)
From Srinagar to Sitkari (Base Camp): 3 hours drive via Kangan and Gangangir
From Narang (the end point of the trek) to Srinagar: Apprx 1 hr drive (60 km)
Best Time To Visit Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
Between July To September
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek Cost
INR 13,000/- to INR 20,000/- Approx per person
Conclusion: The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is one such extraordinary trek that should be on the to-do list of every trekking enthusiast. This monsoon Trek demands Mental and Physical fitness both. So, What are you waiting for? Now is the time! Mountains are calling, You must go!