14 Nights & 15 Days
Some travellers only want to explore the cultural and historical side of India whereas some want to customise the trip by adding something special! For the second category, we think our Kashmir Great Lakes Trek with Golden Triangle Tour would be the perfect option. How? Well, to let you know, the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is around a seven-day trek through the scenic valleys and alpine meadows of the Jammu and Kashmir region, with several high-altitude glacial lakes as its highlights.
The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, including Mount Harmukh and Gangbal, and provides an opportunity to experience the remote mountain lifestyle of local shepherds. The trek is moderate to challenging and is best undertaken from June to September. Besides, the Golden Triangle Tour is a popular cultural and historical tour that covers three cities in northern India: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. The tour typically includes visits to historical landmarks such as the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Red Fort in Delhi, and the Amber Fort in Jaipur.
Our package combines these two tours and typically includes transfers, accommodation, and meals, as well as guided tours and trekking arrangements. The tour is a great way to explore the diverse cultural and natural landscapes of northern India including places like Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. So, if you are someone who wants to take this thrilling trip with us, be fast and book your seats now!
In the morning take a flight for Srinagar. On arrival at Srinagar Airport meet our guide and
drive to Sonamarg. The drive takes approx 3 hours. We have organized the car with a safe and
experienced driver. Overnight stay at hotel in Sonamarg.
After breakfast in the lush green meadows and rising sun from the peaks we will move towards
Nichnai. It’s a gradual ascend to this place in almost 4 hours. A little bit after the start you
will spot a Dhaba which is the last evidence of civilisation till the end of our trek in
Naranag. Continuing to a beautiful meadow from where we can see Sonamarg from above. Maple and
Pine trees surround this meadow. Nichnai base camp is a very beautiful place with ice-cold,
crystal-clear streams flowing from the mountains; one will love to see the shepherds with their
sheeps. After our crew has pitched the tents, we will prepare for our overnight stay in the
mountain camp area. We will have a log fire like nearly every night and enjoy the sunset with a
beer or wine.
In the morning our group will start ascending towards Vishensar pass which is at an altitude of
around 12,000 ft. To reach the pass it will take about 2 – 3 hours. Hiking down to Vishensar
lake will take another 2 hours. Vishensar lake is a natural spring water lake with a total
radius of 2 – 2.5 kilometers. The water remains warm throughout the whole year. The total area
of the Vishensar lake is about 9 square kilometers. The quality of trout fish is fantastic. It´s
a red spotted brown trout which is originally from Australia. Long back the seeds were put in
the lake. Our camp will be at Vishensar overnight stay. Vishensar is the 1st lake in the Great
Lake Trek and very famous for its water and fish quality. You as a trekker will love to see the
sun set in the evening with some chilled beer.
In the early morning we will start moving towards Kishensar Lake which is lake No. 2 in the
Great Lake Trek. Kishensar lake is located above Vishensar lake and below Gadsar pass. Here you
will see the route towards Gadsar Pass which is a barren mountain with no trees but a lot of
green. The Kishensar peak can be seen very clearly. It will take about 1hour from Vishensar lake
to reach to Kishensar with a mid-gradual ascend. After a stop over by the water our group will
start ascending Gadsar pass which will take about 2 – 3 hours to reach the top. From here you
will see both the lakes at the same time from above. Believe us: it looks magnificent and
fantastic. Beyond one’s imagination – from here we will come down to Gadsar Lake which is
another 2 – 3 hours descend to reach. This is lake no 3. Surrounded by mountains and sharp peaks
believe us; we are rating it as the most beautiful lake during our trek. We will have our packed
lunch here, rest and move towards Gadsar valley and its stream. Our camp for the night will be
here. An army camp is here and we have to show our identity whether that is your passport or
some other valid ID proof. As our guides are professionals and possess the whole “Kashmir valley
guide license” therefore we have no restriction to pitch our tents at the camp site where ever
we desire – no need to stay within the army area.
In the morning of our 5th day, we are moving from Gadsar valley to Satsaran lake which will take
about 4 – 5 hours. It´s a medium uphill walk-through beautiful meadow and you will get to see
wild strawberries. They are easy to spot in the green grass. Go and eat some – they are
delicious and juicy. After reaching Satsaran lake we move towards Satsaran mountain and pass by
an army camp area and have again to show our identity cards. We continue moving towards the camp
site of Mangandub. This is our overnight stay.
This morning our group is moving from Mangandub to Zajibal Pass which is on an altitude of
around 12,500-13,500 ft. and it will take us about 3 – 4 hours. It´s a medium difficult ascend
to reach Zajibal mountain. Usually, the weather is clear at Zajibal Mountain. As a trekker in
the nature from this spot you can see Harigandan lake, Harmukh lake, Harmukh mountain (16,500
ft.) as well as big and small Gangbal lake. We will start ascending towards the small Gangbal
lake and camp within the lake area.
Starting the day with the sunrise at small Gangbal lake. After our breakfast we will go to see
big Gangbal lake which is huge (one could think it´s an ocean) at an altitude of 11,500 – 12,500
ft. Here we will divide you into small groups and take the groups around the lake – duration:
about 2 hours. We will explore the source of water coming into the lake and will also introduce
you to the local geology and botany. Besides there is a big ancient rock – in former days the
Pandits Brahmans (a class of people who lived with Muslims in the Kashmir valley) used to drop
there remains of dead bodies after burning them into the big Gangbal lake. They used the
shortest way from Naranag to reach Gangbal and do this ritual. After a day full of new
impressions, we will come down to the camp site for tea, go fishing and enjoy the sunset. We
will have a log fire with Kashmiri folk songs, dance, play small skits and enjoy a starry night
in the wilderness as this will be our last one in the mountains.
A gradual descent followed by a steep descent into Naranag, a walk of about 5-6 hours. The end
point of the trek will be here. At the end the entire group will assemble and we have a little
surprise for you. Your overnight stay will be either in Srinagar on a romantic houseboat or you
choose the Gulmarg option and proceed from Sonamarg in our arranged taxi straight to Srinagar.
Overnight stay in houseboat.
Transfer to airport according to your flight schedule for Delhi. On coming to Delhi, you will be
welcomed by our representative/driver, who’ll assist you in transfer to the pre-booked hotel in
Delhi. Spend your time at leisure gearing up for the start of an exciting tour from the next
day. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
Start your day with a delicious breakfast after which you will embark upon a sightseeing tour of
Delhi. Today, cover places such as India Gate war memorial, Parliament House, President’s House,
Secretariat Building, Jama Masjid. Lotus Temple, and Qutub Minar. You will also drive past Red
Fort, Rickshaw Ride at Famous Chandni Chowk market, as well as Raj Ghat, the cremation site of
Mahatma Gandhi and Shanti Vana, the cremation site of Jawahar Lal Nehru. After an eventful day
of sightseeing, return to the hotel for a relaxing night stay. Overnight stay in Delhi.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Jaipur. On arrival, transfer to the
hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Birla temple, Nahargarh Fort (sunset view over the city). In
the evening, you are free to explore the local market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Enjoy an elephant ride up to the
famous 17th century Amber Fort. Thereafter, visit the enchantingly beautiful City Palace, a fine
blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, now housing a museum containing rare armoires,
manuscripts, and paintings. Later, visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the landmark
architecture of Jaipur built of pink sandstone. You will also visit the Jantar Mantar, an
astronomical observatory built by maharaja Jai Singh in 1728. Overnight stay will be at the
hotel in Jaipur.
After having breakfast, you will be transferred to Agra. En-route, visit the Fatehpur Sikri and
visit Panch Mahal, a five storied building, Buland Darwaza, which was built to celebrate victory
of Akbar, Jodha Bai Palace, made for Queen’s of Akbar with blend of Rajput and Mughal
architecture. Check into the hotel and stay overnight.
In the morning, visit the famous Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his
wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument is made of white marble and it took 22 years to get it
constructed. You will also visit the magnificent Agra Fort, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in
1565, which has the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-e-Aam (the hall of public audience) and Diwan-e-Khas
(the hall of private audience). Later, drive to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, transfer to the
After buffet breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Delhi Airport to board your flight for the respective hub, with memorable experiences of Tour My India.
Excellent Tour Company Hello Naveen,
We wanted to thank you again for everything you did for us. You have provided exceptional support during this trip and it couldn't have gone any better! We will definitely reach out to you again for any of our future travel needs to India. Additionally, I would like to mention that our driver, Mr. Sanjeev Sharma, was a wonderful choice for our family. His English was very easy to understand and he truly took the best care of us. We felt very comfortable with his driving and would recommend him to all our friends and family. Thank you again for a once in a lifetime experience that we will remember for a long time!
Great Holiday in North India
Just returned from a 12 day trip which included Delhi , Agra, Ranthambore, Jhansi and Khahjuraho. All arrangements worked brilliantly and hotels were great. We were lucky enough to see a tiger in Ranthambore - one of the trip’s highlights. All the hotels were very comfortable and service very good. Our thanks to Naveen for organising the trip , and also to our wonderful driver Visht. Visht was always on time, proactive, polite and helpful, and an excellent driver. Overall an amazing experience and we are very glad we used this company.
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