Pir Panjal Lakes Trek | Trekking with Himalaya Shelter

The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is an unforgettable adventure offered by Himalaya Shelter. This trek is located in the pristine beauty of the Himalayas in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The trek starts from the quaint village of Sonamarg and ends in the beautiful city of Srinagar. The trekking trail takes you through some of the most scenic landscapes that you will ever come across. The region is rich in natural beauty and offers a unique blend of stunning vistas, exotic wildlife, and ancient culture. The trek covers a distance of approximately 70-80 kilometers (43-50 miles) and takes you through high-altitude alpine meadows, snow-covered mountain passes, and seven stunning glacial lakes. The altitude of the trek varies from 7,500 ft to 13,750 ft, making it important for trekkers to acclimatize themselves before embarking on the trek. It is recommended to stay in Srinagar for a couple of days before the trek to help your body adjust to the high altitude. The first lake that trekkers come across is the Sheshnag Lake, which is a sparkling blue water body situated at an altitude of 3,658 meters. As you continue trekking, you will come across several other beautiful lakes, including Vishansar Lake, Gadsar Lake, Gangbal Lake, and Nundkol Lake. Each of these lakes is unique in its way and offers a spectacular view that is worth every bit of effort you put in during the trek. Another unique feature of the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is the opportunity to witness the grandeur of glaciers and snow-capped peaks. During the trek, you will come across several massive glaciers, including the Kolahoi Glacier, which is the largest glacier in the region. The trail also takes you through some of the highest mountains passes in the Himalayas, such as the Gadsar Pass and the Zaj Pass, both of which offer panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers.