Kashmir Great Lakes Winter Trek

Kashmir Great Lakes Winter Trek

5 Days

Moderate

30 KM

MAX 15

MAX ALTITUDE

3800 mts.


On Request + 5% GST

Sonamarg to Naranag

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Brief Description

Your favourite Kashmir trail, now open in winter! Our Kashmir Great Lakes Winter Trek takes you to two of the largest lakes on the Kashmir Great Lakes trail in winter. The trek starts from Naranag and hikes up through snow covered pine forests to the frozen Gangabal and Nundkol lakes at the foot of Mt. Harmukh, and further to Kolesar Lake at 3800 m.



Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrival in Srinagar

Reach Srinagar by the afternoon and spend the evening exploring the town. Overnight in houseboats on Dal Lake.


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Day 2

Srinagar to Trunkhol via Naranag - 50 km Drive, 5 km Trek

We will drive towards the Srinagar-Let Highway to Naranag, from where our trek starts. We will hike through snow covered pine forests and meadows and set camp at Trunkhol.


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Day 3

Trunkhol to Gangabal via Nundkol - 7 km Trek

We will walk from the Trunkhol meadows to the frozen Nundkol and Gangabal lakes at the foot of Mt Harmukh - a wonderful place to camp in winters just next to Gangabal Lake!


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Day 4

Gangabal to Mahlish via Kolesar Lake - 10 km Trek

Today, we will walk to the meadows at Mahlish. On the way, we will pass another frozen lake not many people know about - Kolesar.


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Day 5

Mahlish to Srinagar via Chattergul - 8 km Trek, 35 km Drive

This is the last day of our trek. We will descend through pine forests to the roadhead at Chattergul. From here, we will drive to Srinagar. The trip ends here.



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Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.
Safety

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

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Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

Voucher Refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
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No Refund

Please note
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
  • This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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