Naranag-Gangabal-Trek expedition is the only trek in Kashmir which remains open most of the year. The trek passes through pine forests, meadows and reaches its destination at the twin alpine lakes situated at the foothills of mount Haramukh (5300M).
Though trekking in Kashmir is not newest but still this expedition is no walk in the park. The first hike is a steep climb through pine forest of Butsheri then a gradual walking through meadows all collide to create a challenging trek in one of the most beautiful and serene Himalayas of Kashmir. It becomes a snow-trek in April-May and October-November and presents a unique of the Himalayas.
Rated 4.9/5 based on 47 reviews
Duration: 5 Nights - 6 Days
Day 01, Arrival in Srinagar:
On arrival at Srinagar, meet our representative at the airport. He shall help you transfer to the houseboat. En route houseboat, enjoy sightseeing. Overnight stay in the houseboat.
Day 02, Srinagar - Naranag – Butsheri - Trunkhul (by car 65 kms):
Today, we shall be driving through the villages of Ganderbal in the Sind valley and shall make it to Naranag. We shall also visit the 9th century Buddhist temple en route. On the same day will start trekking from Naranag to Butsheri. The trekking trail will pass through dense pine forest. We will be staying overnight at Trunkhol.
Day 03, Trunkhol - Gangabal:
Today we shall be walking through the meadows of Budpathri. It is a flower-strewn path that leads to Gangabal Lake. We shall be camping overnight near Gangabal Lake.
Day 04, Gangabal Lake:
We shall be enjoying sightseeing around Gangabal or take a walk to Kolsar Lake and try fishing. Overnight stay.
Day 05, Gangabal - Naranag - Srinagar:
Today, we will leave Gangabal and trek back to Naranag. We shall take the same route and cross through meadows of Budpathri, Trunkhol and descend from Butsheri to reach Naranag. From Naranag, we shall take a car ride for Srinagar. Overnight stay at houseboat.
Day 06, Departure Day:
Our representative will assist you to Srinagar airport. If incase of extra time, our representative is likely to take you around Srinagar.