With an elevation of 11000 ft, Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is undoubtedly one of the best treks in India. Famed for its natural beauty and variety of scenery, this trek covers a total of 11 alpine lakes of the Jammu and Kashmir region, including the Gangbal Lake, the largest alpine lake of Kashmir. This trek is nothing short of a lifetime experience: walking on the lush green meadows, seeing flocks of sheep dotting them; trekking parallel to the canals and rivulets that originate from snow-capped mountains and waking up in the morning to see the clouds drifting around your camps. On the way, one gets to catch glimpses of Mount Harmukh, Gadsar peak, Mount Vishu and various Himalayan animals like Common Leopard, Himalayan Marmot and Black Bear.
The trek begins with driving to Sonamarg, followed by a 9 KM long trek to Nichnai. From Nichnai, another 19 KM long trek will take you to Vishansar where you will be spending the night in a tent. The very next day, a 14 KM long trek will take you to the pristine valley of Gadsar Lake. Day five of this trek will be spent trekking from Gadsar Lake to Satsar Lake, known for its clear waters and picture-perfect backdrop. The next stop of the trek will be Gangbal, one of the largest alpine lakes in India. The last stopover will be the Naranag from where a long drive will take you back to Srinagar.