Greater Lakes Trek
Greater Lakes Trek
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 trail itself is so refreshing that despite trekking exertion, it takes all the mental pressure of the hectic life and life-style away.
Greater lakes of Kashmir is a newly introduced trek in the Trekking Map of Kashmir. Famous for its enchanting views, Greater lakes trek is really the king of high altitude trekking points. This trekking destination incorporates eight magnificent lakes, and standing at their shore is the most precious memory of every trekker.
Greater Lakes Trek will lead you to turquoise lakes, via high altitude passes thru the breathtaking scenery of the Kashmir Himalayas. Tushah maidaan is the base of all trekking expeditions in the area. It is magnificent meadow in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir located at 3200m Approx. Shepherds with their herd spend the summers in the meadow. Around half a dozen Alpine lakes are situated at the far end of this Meadow close to the mighty Pir Panjal wall. All our guides are locals of Kashmir and therefore know the routes and the mountains like the back of one´s hand. The tour includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner on every day.
Total Trekking Distance: 35kms
No. of Days: 5 days, 4 nights
Minimum Age: 17 year
Day 1: Srinagar to Tosa Maidaan Meadows : Team would leave early morning from Srinagar and reach Khag Shanglipora village.
After having tea, trekkers would start climbing towards the famous Tosa Maidaan meadow. Trek starts with a gradual ascent under dense tree line for 3-4 hours before one enters the meadow. The area offers a panoramic view of surroundings, with lush green vast meadows bordered by famous Sheene Myean peak in the Backdrop. Total trekking time: 4-5hrs. / Total Trekking Distance: 8kms / Overnight in Tents
Day 2: Tushah Maidaan to Gaadtar Camping Site : The Next day, team would walk towards the other end of the vast meadow over a gradual inclined path alongside the stream originating from one the high altitude lakes namely Damam sar. A Day long trek would take you to the banks of Gadtarsar Lake (3900m). This lake offers Trout Fishes. This would be our Base camp for next 3 days. Total trekking time: 5-7hrs. / Total Trekking Distance: 11kms / Overnight in Tents
Day 3: Gaadtar Valley : After Breakfast team would start exploring the lakes in the area. Situated at an altitude of approx. 4000m above sea level, the beauty of these lakes takes your breath away. Team would visit 3 more alpine lakes in the vicinity namely Gaadtar sar II, III and the Famous Damam sar. Team would return back to the campsite by afternoon. Total Trekking time: 3-5 hrs / Total Trekking Distance: 5kms / Overnight in Tents.
Day 4: Gaadtar to Boadsar Lake : Next morning team would start early and cross a mountain pass to visit Boadsar lake (The largest in the Area) followed by Boadsar II, and Pamsar lake One can overlook the vast meadows of Tosa maidaan from the mountain top After a daylong hike, participants would return back to the campsite. This completes half of the journey. Total Trekking time: 6-7 hrs / Total Trekking Distance: 10kms / Overnight in Tents.
Day 5: Gadtaar valley to Shanglipora via Tosa Maidaan : This would be the last day of this memorable trek. Team members would pack up and start descending all the way towards Shanglipora village via Tosa maidaan Meadows After having tea, team would board the cab to towards Srinagar. Total Trekking time: 6-8 hrs / Total Trekking Distance: 18kms / Trek Ends
Cost Includes : Trekking Charges for 5 days including Meals, Tent, Guide Charges, Pony charges, Permission. / Transport charges from Srinagar to Trekking Point 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) / Hotel stay in Srinagar ( Incase, you want us to provide hotel accommodation, feel free to ask us for complete package)