Situated in the middle of Himalayan Range, Kashmir is the dream of every traveler. Its high mountains, deep valleys, numerous lakes, snow clad mountain peaks, thick forests and sparkling rivers attract trekkers from all over the world. It is an exclusive world famous destination that provides the opportunity to its trekkers to view some magnificent species of flora and fauna. The trails are so refreshing that despite trekking exertion, it takes all the mental pressure of the hectic life and life-style away.
Danizab Trek is one such trek that has attracted many trekkers in the recent years. Famous for its vast lush green meadows with enchanting views, this trek is a must do in every trekkers list. Shepherds with their herd spend the summers in this beautiful meadow. On the far end of the meadow lies the highest and the second highest peaks of Pir panjal range that borders the valley of Kashmir from the west. There are almost half a dozen Alpine lakes around the area, which can be visited while staying for extra days. Danizab is approached from Yusmarg which lies approximately 45 kilometers from Srinagar. The trek starts from Yusmarg meadows and follows the forest trail till one reaches an open space in-between forests called Dragdolan. This place offers a beautiful Camping site. Further the trail goes up for three more hours till one crosses the forest line and enters the Alpine Zone. That’s when you step into the Lower Danizab followed by the Main Danizab Meadow which offers a striking view of the highest peak of Pir Panjal range (Sunset Peak) at its back drop.
Day 1: Yusmarg – Dragdolan Meadow : Team would start early morning from Srinagar and drive towards Yusmarg which lies 50 kms towards SW of Srinagar After having a light refreshment, team would start the trek after a briefing by the trek lead. The group will traverse through the dense tree line for around 3 hours before reaching the huge open space called Dragdolan. This would be the first halt. One can meetup several Nomad communities, experience their culture, habitat. Overnight stay in Tents. Campfire would also be available
Day 2: Dragdolan to Danizab Meadows : Soon after the breakfast, team would pack up and proceed towards the major destination I.e., Danizab. Total Trekking time would be around 3-4 hrs. with a moderate level ascent. Danizab offers lush green grasslands with striking views of the highest and second highest peaks of Pir panjal range. One can also over-look Mt. Nun, Kun, White needle, Brahma, Sickle moon, Kolahoi, Harmukh while looking towards east. Team will Camp alongside a stream which originates from one of the high altitude lakes in the area.
Day 3: Danizab to Yusmarg : This would be the last day of this memorable trip. Soon after breakfast, team will pack up and descend back towards Yusmarg. Members will follow a different route so as to tread upon new trails. Further team members would be served tea/ Kehwa before boarding the cab for Srinagar
Cost Includes : Trekking Charges for 3 days including Meals / Tent Charges / Guide Charges / Pony charges / Trek Permit / Transport charges (Srinagar to Yusmarg and Back)
Cost does not include : Any expenses of a personal nature. / Personal Trekking Gear / Hiring of Pony by an individual for the Trek (Additional charges would be added for the same – Rs.1000/day) / In case a person get ill, he/she will be taken for necessary medical Aid to a nearby hospital, all expenses to be paid by the client.