Gangabal Lake Trek

7 Days - 6 Nights
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Gangabal Lake Trek the most beautiful oligotrophic lake in Kashmir

Gangabal Lake trek is the picturesque Lake trek in Kashmir. The Gangabal Lake lying at an altitude of 3751 m is oligotrophic and its length is 2.5 km.

It is home to a number of fishes of different species including rainbows and brown trout. It feeds Nundkol Lake and merges with Sindh River through Wangath Nalllah.

Gangabal Lake Trek Cross Some Famous Destinations in Kashmir.

Gangabal Lake Trek starts from Srinagar and crosses Sonamarg, Nichinai, Krishansar and Dubta Pani and then one can finally reach this rich Lake.

It is the lesser explored destination and one of the most beautiful places in Kashmir.

The Picturesque Trail in Gangabal Lake Trek

The route makes its way through the picturesque regions and it will surely surprise you with its wealthy flora and sight Himalayan wildlife.

Pass through the flower strewn meadows, come across alpine lakes and get great views of Mt. Haramukh and Karakorum peaks.

Key Points of Gangabal Lake Trek


Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Winter & Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

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Duration:7 days (Srinagar to Srinagar)

Best Time:June to Oct


Highest Points:4210 m

Weather:Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature:Day (17°C to 20°C) Night (3°C to 4°C)

Starting Point: Srinagar

Short Itinerary of Gangabal Lake Trek

Day 1 – Srinagar (1585 m) to Sonamarg (2800 m) via Ganderbal

Day 2 – Sonamarg to Nichinai (3620 m) (13 km) (4/5 hours)

Day 3 – Nichinai to Krishansar (3680 m) (15 km) (4/5 hours)

Day 4 – Krishansar to Dubta Pani (3280 m) (16 km) (4/5 hours)

Day 5 – Dubta Pani to Gangabal Lakes (3570 m) (19 km) (7/8 hours)

Day 6 – Exploration Day/ Rest Day

Day 7 – Gangabal Lake to Naranag and Drive to Srinagar (1585 m) (1 hour)


Day 1: Srinagar (1585 m) to Sonamarg (2800 m) via Ganderbal

The vehicle will be arranged from Srinagar and the drive will be to Sonamarg via Ganderbal. Take a short break at the bank of Sind River at Wayil before reaching Sonamarg.


Day 2 : Sonamarg to Nichinai (3620 m) (13 km) (4/5 hours)

Post breakfast start the trek to Nichinai. A short descent through pine forests leads us to a bridge over the Sindh River. Now, the ascent is steep to Shkoder.

It is an amusing vantage point offering sight of the glacier and the Sindh valley. From here a long descent will take you to Nichinai, campsite for the day.


Day 3 : Nichinai to Krishansar (3680 m) via Nichinai pass (4084 m) (15 km) (4/5 hours)

Start the day and head towards Nichinai pass. From the top get magnificent mountain views, then descend through blooming meadows towards two beautiful lakes named Vishansar and Krishansar.

Setup your camps near Krishansar Lake, have salubrious food and retire for the night.


Day 4 : Krishansar to Dubta Pani (3280 m) (16 km) (4/5 hours)

Begin the trek with a steep climb towards Gadsar pass which offers delicious sight of the Karakorum Mountains. Descend gradually past Gadsar Lake and reach your campsite beside a stream.
Setup your camps there and retire for the night.


Day 5 : Dubta Pani to Gangabal Lakes (3570 m) (19 km) (7/8 hours)

Post breakfast, cross a stream and start the gradual climb to Postpatri, it is all flower strewn and offers exotic views of the Karakorum Mountains.
After reaching Mangandub saddle, ascent towards Zagibal peak (4210 m). The climb is strenuous but rewards you with the Gangabal Lake and Hurmukh peak views.
After a long descent, cross a small rivulet followed by an ascent to the Gangabal Lakes.


Day 6 : Exploration Day/Rest Day

Today, is exploration day! Spend your day roaming around Gangabal Lake or enjoy fishing brown trout’s activity.
Trekkers can walk towards Kolsar Lake and get back to the Gangabal Lake and spend your night there.


Day 7: Gangabal Lake to Naranag and Drive to Srinagar (1585 m) (1 hour)

Post breakfast, retrace your steps to Naranag and for the last time witness the picturesque lakes. Descend through the dense forests and Bodpathri meadows to reach Naranag village via Trunkhol and Butsheri.

The vehicle will be arranged from Naranag to Srinagar.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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