Day 1, Aug 24: Arrive Srinagar – 2pm latest + Drive to Shitkari (85km, 3hrs)
Our Kashmir adventure begins! Fly to Srinagar via Delhi (from India or overseas). We’ll meet at the Srinagar airport, have a Kashmiri lunch and then drive to Shitkari where our Campsite awaits us! Say BYE to civilization and get ready to walk in Heaven for the next whole week!
Day 2, Aug 25: Trek Shitkari – Nichnai (11km, 8hrs)
The first day is always the hardest, and yet the best! The charm of trekking through Maple & Silver Birch trees, and lush meadows in the backdrop of the big Mountains.
Day 3, Aug 26: Trek Nichnai – Vishansar (13km, 7hrs Via Nichnai Pass 4150 M)
We experience a river crossing and the first Lake! After an ascent to Nichnai Pass, we’ll descend to pasture land.
Vihansar is the mythical Lake of Lord Vishnu (1km long, 0.5km wide) and main source of the Neelam river.
Day 4, Aug 27: Restful Day (Trek to Kishansar Lake And Return (2hrs)
Vihansar and Kishansar are twin lakes!
Aug 27 is the New Moon night – the perfect time to Meditate and set our Intention for the coming months.
Day 5, Aug 28: Trek Vishansar – Gadsar (15km, 10hrs) Via Gadsar Pass (4200 M)
We’ll ascend to Gadsar Pass, the highest point of our trek!
From there we descend to a meadow with irises all over the hillside, passing lakes including the Yamsar lake, supposedly connected to Lord Yama, the God of Death.
Day 6, Aug 29: Trek Gadsar – Satsar (9km, 6hrs)
We’ll trek above the tree-line! And then past ascents & descents, we trek through meadows.
Satsar gets its name from ‘7 lakes’, which are all interconnected.
Day 7, Aug 30: Trek Satsar – Gangabal (11km, 6hrs) Via Zaj Pass (3950 M)
We’ll ascend to Zaj Pass which takes 3-4 hours, with amazing views of the Harigandan & Harmukh lakes!
We reach the Gangabal and Nandkot lakes.
Day 8, Aug 31: Trek Gangabal – Naranag (15km, 7hrs) + Drive To Srinagar (60km, 3hrs)
A descent over a decline of 1,000 m eventually brings us to Naranag, where we end our Trek!
Onwards, we drive back to Srinagar and rest the night in our hotel.
Day 9, Sept 01: Srinagar Sightseeing, Night in a Shikara Houseboat on the Dal Lake!
We’ve set aside a day to explore the beauty of Srinagar including traditional Kashmiri Wazwan cuisine!
Our night of celebration together includes Shikara rides exploring the floating Flower & Vegetable market on Dal Lake – where we spend the night on a houseboat.
Day 10, Sept 02 : Depart from Srinagar Airport
Our last day together! We head to the Srinagar airport and onwards to Delhi (mostly) to fly back home.
Everyone is welcome to stay back in Srinagar for a few more days of course!