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Vishansar & Krishansar Lakes Trek.
5 nights and 6 Days Trek. (Sonamarg - Vishansar Lake and Krishansar Lake Via Nichnai Pass) - 14000/PerSon or $US 215.
Sonamarg being popular for various adventurous activities in Kashmir, located near about 50 Miles (80 km) from northeast of Srinagar City. Sonamarg is the most effective and popular way (Base camp) to reach beautiful Vishansar & Krishansar lakes on the basis of adventure and security. The lakes are situated at an elevation of 3710 meters and 71.4577 miles (115 Kilometers) away from Main City of Kashmir (Srinagar). The trekking route remains disconnected from the rest of Kashmir valley for almost 7- 8 months and still depends upon the weather conditions and scale of snow present on the mountain passes.
Twin Lakes Trek-Gangabal & Nundkol.
3 nights and 4 Days Trek. ( Naranag - Gangabal Lake via Budhsheri ) -10000/Person or $US 155.
Gangabal lake commonly known as Gangbal Lake is among oligotrophic Alpine lakes of Kashmir and most visited Alpine Lake because the trek difficulty level is moderate and more the base camp for the trek is a known Tourist Village Naranag. Naranag is located in the lap of Mount Harmukh and is reachable through tourist taxi and local transport. The Gangabal Lake is situated at an altitude of 11,750 feet above the sea level. Next to the Ganagbal Lake, there is one more Lake known as Nundkol which gets water flow from Gangabal Lake and then make a water stream (Wangath River) which flows downstream towards Naranag and is home for the number of Fish species.
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek.
A cross over 3 highly elevated mountain passes. Covering 6 Alpine lakes of Himalayas in Kashmir - 20000/Person or $US 300.
“The best view comes after the hardest climb.” Great lakes trek is a trekking expedition in the Himalayan Mountains covering 7 Alpine lakes of Kashmir region. Kashmir Great Lakes lakes trek is fully adventurous trek through the beautiful meadows of Nichnai Valley which ends with a mountain pass located at an altitude of which is 4100 meters above sea level than the trek route level is normal and need to go through terrains of snow capped mountain routes and leads to 2 Great Lakes of Kashmir which are Vishansar and Kishansar Lakes. Kashmir Great Lakes trekking trail is famous over the globe for its natural beauty and rich biodiversity. During the trek, the trekkers will be able to explore the best from what Kashmir has to offer in case of Natural beauty. Trek Kashmir provides a well-managed package of 8 nights and 9 days which includes a buffer day and ponies to carry the load and other backpacks. Ponies to carry the load during the trek and Pick and drop facility from Srinagar Hotel or from Srinagar Airport is inclusive for all listed trekking deals.The same trek can be performed within 7 Days but to reduce the difficulty of the trek, the days have been extended which does help trekkers to explore it is a nice way and also helps to have a perfect photo shoot to collect awesome memories. Guests are advised to view the full deal for further information
Tarsar Marsar Lakes Trek.
6 NIGHTS AND 7 DAYS TREK - Covering 4 Alpine lakes of Himalayas (Tarsar Marsar Lakes, Sundarsar and Surfesar Lake) - 17000/Person or $US 260.
“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles..” Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek difficulty level is moderate.
Trekking season is limited to the all alpine lakes of Kashmir and same is the case with Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek. Tarsar Marsar Lakes are located in District Anantnag of Jammu and Kashmir (Forest Block Aru). The trek is Known for its natural beauty with rich biodiversity and for its awesome location. If you have not done any high altitude trek and you want to go for a trek which is not that much difficult then Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek is the best to match you. Tarsar Lake is an oligotrophic alpine lake of Kashmir surrounded by the highest Mountain of Jammu And Kashmir state (Mount Kolahoi) and on another side, there is Dagchigam National Park and one more interesting thing is a mountain trek from Tarsar lake leads to the Tajiwas Sonamarg Glacier via Hocksar (A group of small lakes) and via Surfsar (A hot water snaked shaped lake which is a tributary of river Lidder) Tarsar lake or Tar sar lake is situated at an elevation of 13,000 ft with green lush and rocky snow-capped mountains and natural flower beds. On the right the Tarsar Lake there is one more alpine Lake named as Marsar Lake. In between the trek a famous triangular piece of Land surrounded by snow-fed water and alpine forests which a base camp for Kolahoi Mountain Expedition names as Lidderwat. Guests are advised to view the full deal for further information.
Sheshnag Lakes trek.
Great things happen when humans and mountains meet.
Sheshnag in the Sanskrit language means “the King of Snakes” and As per Hindu Mythology, The Sheshnag Lake was made this Giant snake himself and is still living in the same lake. It is an beautiful high altitude oligotrophic lake in laps of Pir- Panchal and Zanskar Himalayan Mountain Ranges. The route to Sheshnag originates from world famous Tourist Hill Resort “Pahalgam” which is 80 Km away from Srinagar ( Main City of Jammu and Kashmir ). The Lake remains surrounded by snow even during summers and elevation of this Alpine Lakes is 3590 Meters with the length of 1.1 Kilometers and maximum width of 0.7 Km. The route leading to Holy place of Hindu Faith namely Amarnath Cave is the route for Sheshnag Lake too but we need to follow the Amaranth Trail only for 19 Kilometers and the separate trekking route of 4 Km leads to Sheshnag Lake, the total distance of Sheshnag Lake trek 23 Kms from Main Road of Pahalgam and the trek duration is 3 nights and 4 days.
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Alpine lakes of kashmir.
Alpine lakes are playing an important role in balancing the biodiversity of the mother earth and does have a direct impact on alpine landscapes. The ecology of alpine lakes is much similar to the situation in the watershed; therefore, the condition of alpine vegetation may be a co-variate in analyses of alpine lake monitoring data. In addition, alpine lake systems provide sensitive habitat for cultivate and obligate aquatic taxa, support many terrestrial taxa, and contribute to nutrient and hydro-logic recycling. In Kashmir, there are more than 2000 Alpine lakes and only 110 have been explored and named. Alpine lakes are also very sensitive to perturbation, both at local and landscape scales. Accordingly, they were selected as ideal aquatic systems for long-term monitoring in the alpine zones of Himalayas of Kashmir. Alpine Lakes has been discovered from different regions of the world and had been named as per there traditional languages or by names of there kingdom or by the belief of the region. The most popular Alpine Lakes in the world are been explored by adventure loving people and for other environmental purposes every year during the right season. Some of the famous alpine Lakes of the world are:
- Lake Sevan, Armenia.
- Crater Lake, USA.
- Heaven Lake, North Korea/China.
- Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan.
- Rush Lake, Pakistan.
- Gangabal Lake, Alpine Lake Of Kashmir India.
- Lake Tahoe, USA.
- Mountain Lake, USA.
- Lake Titicaca, Peru/Bolivia (Largest natural alpine lake in the world).
- Yellowstone Lake, USA.
- Lake Saiful Muluk, Pakistan.
- Tenaya Lake, USA.
- Lake Baikal, Russia.
- Changu Lake, India.
- Lake Van, Turkey.This Article is About Alpine Lakes of Kashmir and will be helpful to explore such beautiful lakes.
13 most visited Alpine Lakes of Kashmir. In Kashmir, there are more than 2000 Alpine Lakes located in the laps different Himalayan Mountain Ranges. Land disputes between India and Pakistan have made some alpine lakes unreachable for tourism purposes, Some Lakes are located in tough mountain ranges and are not permitted to explore. Below listed lakes are safe and permitted to explore by the Tourism of Jammu and Kashmir. The best time to explore these lakes is from June till September and still depends on the scale of snow over mountains passes.
- Gangabal Lake ( situated at an altitude of 3581.1 meters above the sea level).
- Nundkol Lake. ( altitude 3352.8 meters above the sea level).
- Vishansar Lake. ( elevation altitude 3600 meters above the sea level)
- Krishansar Lake. ( elevation altitude 3710 meters above the sea level)
- Gadsar Lake. ( altitude elevation 3600 meters above the sea level)
- Satsar Lake (3560 meters above the sea level)
- Tarsar Lake. (Peak elevation 4000 meters above the sea level )
- Marsar Lake. (Peak elevation 4000 meters above the sea level )
- Nandan Sar Lake. (Peak elevation 3500 meters above the sea level )
- Sheshnag Lake. ( Elevation 3590 )
- Kausar Nag. (In the lap of mountains elevated at 4000 meters.
- Tulian Lake.
- Royal Sar Lake.
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