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The aim of Kashmir Mega Trek expedition is to trek from Sonamag to Bandipora via Nichnai Pass and Zajibal Pass. The Mega-Trek treks through over 50 high altitude alpine lakes situated at the foothills of different snowy mountain peaks. It crosses streams, plenty of colorful meadows and crosses four mountain passes.
Though trekking in Kashmir is not newest but still this expedition is no walk in the park. Arduous days, steep and rocky passes and altitudes approaching 4200m all collide to create a challenging trek in one of the most beautiful and serene Himalayas of Kashmir.International or domestic flights Visa.
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Day 1 : Arrival. Reception At Srinagar Airport/bus Station.
On arrival at Srinagar airport or bus station , our representative will receive you and transfer you to the houseboat at Dal Lake for an overnight stay.
Day 2 : Srinagar – Sonamarg – Nichnai (3 Hrs Drive/ 5 Hrs Trek).
After breakfast at houseboat we drive to Sonamarg “the meadow of gold’ along picturesque Sind river. At Shitksri we pack our load on horses and start our trek. Our trail a slightly steep, passes through the meadows and enters a pine/ birch forest at Shokdari before the vast and long Nichnai meadow which is our camping ground for an overnight stay.
Day 3 : Nichnai – Vishnasar – Krishansar Lake (6 Hrs Trek).
We leave Nichnai meadow and immediately start ascending one of the three passes of the trek the Nichnai Pass (4000m). We ascend it through long grazing pastures sheep. After crossing the pass we enter into the Vishansar Valley “the valley medicinal plants”, we descend gradually through the alpine flower valley and camp at Vishansar Lake for an overnight stay.
Day 4 : Krishansar – Gadsar (6 Hrs Trek).
After discovering Vishansar Lake we head towards its sibling the Krishansar Lake which lies just over a ridge. We take its eastern shore to ascend the second pass of the trek the Gadsar Pass (4050m). On the top of the pass we have the aerial view of the whole Vishansar valley among it are situated the twin lakes of Vishansar and Krishansar “the source of Neelam River”. We descend through Gadsar valley and lakes and camp at Kustoor Kout for an overnight stay.
Day 5 : Gadsar – Satsar Lakes – Megandoab (5 Hrs Trek).
We ascend Kostur Kout leaving Gadsar valley and enter the meadow of Rasbal. It’s the Rasbal where a flowing river disappears underground. We continue our trek through seven small lakes of Satsar and camp at Megandoab at the foothills of the third pass of Zajibal for an overnight stay.
Day 6 : Satsar – Gangabal Lake (6 Hrs Trek).
We ascend the last and the highest pass of our trek ‘Zajibal Pass (4180m)’. We forget all our tiredness when reaching atop because of the views, scenery it provides. We see Mount Haramukh (5300m) just standing at our face and at its footsteps lie the twin beautiful alpine lakes of Gangabal and Nundkol. We descend it to reach Gangabal Lake for an overnight stay.
Day 7 : Day At Leisure. Stay At Gangabal Lake.
Trout fishing, sightseeing or have a walk to the Kolsar Lake and around. Overnight stay at Gangabal Lake.
Day 8 : Gangabal – Kundsar Lake (5 Hours Trek).
Ascend on the right side of Gangbal lake follows by a gradual descend and 9 kms trekking will lead us to Kundsar lake. Overnight stay.
Day 9 : Kundsar – Sarbal Lake (4 Hours Trek).
Leaving Kundsar through Shirsar 11 kms trek takes you to Minimarg and then descend to Sarbal. Overnight stay.
Day 10 : Sarbal – Poshpatri 2nd (5 Hours Trek).
Through the meadows of Kundara village we leave for Poshpatri. Enroute are the shepherds, tribal Bakerwals with their folks of sheep and goat. The scenery is breathtaking with snow clad Harmukh and the green gorges with wild alpine flowers. Overnight stay.
Day 11 : Poshpatri – Arin (4 Hours Trek-srinagar (3 Hours Drive).
From Poshpatri along the stream of Arin we gradually descend and reach Arin village. We take our car and drive back to Srinagar for an overnight stay.
Day 12 : Departure
Our representative will drop you at Srinagar airport or at bus stand for departure.
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||INR 25300 / Adult|
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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