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.
The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.
Must Read about Gangabal Lake Trek
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)