Gangabal lake trek
Srinagar is both the starting and finishing points of the trek to Gangabal 3,570 m., which takes 7 days to complete. Gangabal lake trek is flagged off from the capital city Srinagar and cutting and crossing Sonmarg, Nichinai, Krishansar and Dubta Pani, one finally reaches the pristine Gangabal Lake. Needless to mention that Gangabal Lake is among the most beautiful places in Kashmir.
Gangabal Lake (Lat: 34.4333, Long: 74.925) is situated at the foot of the northeastern glacier of Mount Harmukh, at an altitude of about 3570 Meters (Francis Brunel, the author of ‘Kashmir’ puts the altitude at 3657 Meters). It is said to be the true source of Kashmir Ganga and is hence known as ‘Uttarganga’. It is the final goal of great ‘Haramuktaganga’ pilgrimage. Lake’s turquoise colored sheet of water lends a subtle charm to the valley which is known as the ‘Hardwar of Kashmir’. Water from glaciers collects into the Gangabal Lake, which subsequently flows down to another lake nearby called Nundkol (Lat: 34.4166, Long: 74.9333) and then into the Sindh River at Kangan. Gangabal is the most enchanting trekking destination in the entire Kashmir valley and can be reached from Sonamarg via Kishansar and Vishansar (about 4 days trek), from Kangan via Wangath and Narain Naag – 1 day trek, and from Chattergul via Mahalish and Brahmasar 1-2 days
Departure TimeAny time
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeTrekking Equipment
IncludedAll taxes and official expensesBasic guesthouse accommodationBreakfast, Lunch, DinnerCity tourDeparture TaxesDomestic flightsLocal staff and portersPermits and TIMS permitPersonal Guide
Not IncludedAlcohol and cold drinksEntry visaHotelInternational flightsMandatory travel insurancePersonal trekking equipmentTips for trekking staff and driver
Day 1: Arrive in Srinagar
Day 2: Srinagar City tour
Day 3: Drive to Naranag.
Day 4:Trunkhol – Gangabal Lake (4 hrs trek).
Day 5 Gangabal lake
Day 6: Trek to Trunkol, Drive to Srinagar
Day 7: Departure day