Vishansar LakeTrek is a classic trek in the Himalayas which provide trekkers a splendid opportunity to experience the nature’s camaraderie in Kashmir – The Paradise on earth. Vishansar LakeTrek is a wonderful trek for first time trekkers in the Himalayas and considered as beginner’s delight. Vishansar LakeTrek is considered as the best way to see the true beauty of Kashmir lies in the hidden valleys which are not accessible by road.
All meals included breakfast Lunch Dinner
All transportation pickup/drop Mules, Horses
Accommodation in hotel/houseboat and camping
Trek departure dates and rates for trekking, you can advance book the trek on scheduled dates mentioned below
On arrival at Srinagar, you will meet our representative at the airport and transfer to Deluxe Houseboat. Afternoon Visit famous Mughal Gardens (Nishat, Shalimar Cheshma Shahi) & Shankaracharaya Temple) & Old and New Srinagar city, overnight stay at Houseboat.
After breakfast we will drive to the majestic mountain resort of Sonamarg. The route towards Sonamarg takes us on a picturesque country side drive where we will come across rolling hills, green forests, clear water streams and blooming rice fields. We will zoom past the town of Kangan which handles all the local needs of this region. From Kangan, we will drive towards Mammar, famous for its trout farm and stopover for a warm cup of tea before we head towards Sonamarg. We will once again alight from our vehicles at the tourist spot of Gagangir. The spot is built in the middle of the river Sindh and looks like an island with snow glaciers covering one or the other spot. After reaching to Sonamarg, will set up tents for overnight stay, after that you can have walk around the Sonamarg.
Today will be first day of this enthralling Kashmir short trek! After having breakfast at the guesthouse, start with a 3-4 km trek from the Sonamarg and reach a roadside eatery, from where you can bag up all the required commodities for the day. Here onwards, the trek will be a gradual one and alongside the Sindh River, it will take you through maple and pine forests. Completing the hike through the forests, you will be rewarded with the stunning views of the Sonamarg Valley and pictorial streams.
Here onwards, the trek will descend down and will take you to the snow-covered Shekdur Range. Relax around the vicinity for a while before you start trekking towards the Nichnai, which is located at around 11,500 ft above the sea level. Upon arrival in Nichnai, check-in into the campsite; dinner and overnight stay in the camp.
Starting early in the morning; around 08:00 AM, start the trek towards the Nichnai Pass and enjoy the stunning views of the lush valleys and the untouched beauty of the region. Hereafter, cross the river and continue hiking through the banks of the river and arrive at the Nichnai Pass or the Vishansar Berry. Arriving at the pass, which is located 12,767 ft above the sea level, witness and enjoy the meticulous beauty of the pass and the snow-covered peaks all around it.
Hereafter, the trek will undergo a steep descend and will lead you to a pictorial meadow of colorful flowers; while on this trek, you can also catch glimpses of a cascade that finally joins a river. Here onwards, continue with the hike and upon arriving a flat valley, continue towards its end and arrive at the campsite. Gazing on the left of this trail, you can also behold captivating views of the Himalayan Range and also the Vishansar Lake; overnight stay in the camp.
This day of the Lakes in Kashmir Trek would be a light one as you acclimatize yourself to the weather and rest at Vishansar and visit to Krishansar Lake; overnight stay in the camp.
On your final day of the Kashmir Short Trek, start from the Vishansar camp, ramble on grassy land dotted with yellow flowers and pine forest. Descend and reach Sonamarg, the last leg of your trek. Reach Sonamarg Village in Ganderbal District. Be driven back to Srinagar and unwind in houseboat for the night.
After a late morning breakfast, we will drive to the airport for your flight home. On your way to the airport you can make a brief stopover for some last minute shopping in the city center. At the airport the driver will assist you with the luggage and will later drop you at the terminal.