Why Kashmir Great Lakes is one of the Best Treks in India?

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Stuff with 0 Comments

So, finally you’ve decided to go on a trek and the search begins with the glittering photos of the Kashmir Great Lakes!

Kashmir is a land of unsurpassed beauty and so is the Kashmir Great Lakes trek. Enchanting landscapes, adorned with the snow-capped mountains, bewitching Alpine Lakes, and flaming pines – Kashmir Great Lakes trek is undeniably a paradise on earth.

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek reflects divine and untouched beauty of Kashmir. While walking along the path, trekkers will get a chance to enjoy the celestial beauty of nature and they will come across some things that will remind them of their childhood fairy tales. Overwhelmingly beautiful landscapes, vivid cobalt blue color water, the sense of complete wilderness from beginning to the end of the trek and greenery that surrounds the same is something that you can never afford to miss.

If you are a nature lover – the splendid views of majestic mountains, sparkling glacier, gushing streams, and the lush green valleys of KGL is all that you need.

And if you are still thinking what is so great about this trek then, allow me to provide you the in-depth information about the same. I bet, after reading this, the first thing you will do is book the Kashmir Great Lakes trek.

The Fascinating and Undulating Meadows

Pristine and untouched, the swinging and undulating meadows of Kashmir Great Lakes are the first point of attraction that grabs the eye of the trekkers from every nook and corner. These whirling meadows come in different shapes and sizes and thus make this trek picture-perfect. Believe it or not, the opportunity to take a long walk on these grassy shores to enjoy camping here is pure bliss.

Some of these meadows are lined up with wildflowers while others are decorated with the growth of maple and pine.

High Altitude Blue Alpine Lakes – Where Beauty has a Color!

Kashmir Great Lakes is always compared to ‘Heaven’, owing to its exotic beauty and charming places that are untouched and serene. Walking down the green bed of grass next to the dazzling alpine lakes is a unique experience that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Kashmir Great Lakes is counted amongst the best treks in India as this trail takes you to an adventurous journey to the shores of six stunning Alpine Lakes in the span of 8 days namely Gadsar Lake, Krishansar Lake, Vishansar Lake, Gangabal Lake, Nundkol Lake, and Satsar.

These lakes are highly oligotrophic as their waters contain a very low amount of nutrients. The water of these lakes is oxygenated and thus supports lots of fish species that need chilly, oxygenated water to survive. Owing to their oligotrophic nature, these lakes don’t support vegetation and plant life which makes their water crystal-clear.

Witness the Sublime Beauty of High Mountain Passes

Being an admirer of nature and its charming value, a trek to this trail has added a beautiful chapter in the book of my life and has given me a lifetime experience.

Cradled in the lap of enthralling Himalayas, Kashmir Great Lakes trek will take you to the high mountain passes from where you can easily witness the mesmerizing beauty of the place.

The first milestone is Nichnai Pass, also known as Vishnusar Berry. It lies just to the right of the twin snow-clad peaks and is clearly visible from the campsite.

Nichnai Pass is pinpointed at an altitude of 13,500 ft. and it feels like a wide tunnel.

Next is the Gadsar Pass which is located at a height of 13,800 ft. It is the highest point on the trek.

Unravel the Ravishing Valley Views

Kashmir Great Lakes is one of the sought-after treks in India as it reflects the engrossing beauty of the valleys.  Witness the elegance of Sonamarg Valley which gets better as you gain height. Spend some quality time at the ridge grasping the spectacular view of Sonamarg and its neighboring valleys.

The views of Kashmir valleys are a visual treat for the trekkers with a divine experience.

Srinagar – A Place that Evokes Thousand Emotions

Gifted with dazzling lakes and breathtaking natural beauty, Srinagar is one of the most picturesque destinations in Kashmir. Located amidst forested mountain slopes, glistening lakes, and snow-clad mountains, this place is an ultimate romantic destination on this land. To enjoy trekking to Kashmir Great Lakes, you will first have to reach Srinagar.

Srinagar, the exuberant city is abundantly beautiful with its famous Dal Lake, the sensational floating markets, and the iconic chinar, and walnut trees. Being a crowd pleaser, Srinagar hosts traditional houseboats and pretty shikara rides. From the elegant Hazratbal Shrine, Kashmir's holiest Muslim shrine to the Shankaracharya temple perched on a hilltop overlooking the Dal Lake, Srinagar is bustling with rich history, culture, and experience.

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