Naranag Gangabal Trek

4 Days 3 Nights
  • Naranag Gangabal Trek


Naranag Gangabal Trek the perfect Combination of Nature’s Charm and Beauty

Naranag Gangabal trek is the most beautiful one in Jammu and Kashmir region. Gangabal, s pristine lake is located on Mt. Haramukh’s foothill in the Ganderbal district at an altitude of 3575 m. It is home to brown trout fishes and rainbows. This trek is the perfect combination of nature’s charm and beauty of ancient gems.

Naranag Gangabal Trek a Short trek with Beautiful Trails

Naranag lies on the other side in Ganderbal famous for its lavish meadows and temple of Lord Shiva. Naranag – Gangabal is a short trek with beautiful trails passing through lush wide meadows, brooks, bridges and gorges. Enjoy the invigorating climate and nature at its best.

Highlights of Naranag Gangabal Trek

Naranag ancient Buddhist monastery

Picturesque Naranag town

Gangabal Lake, home to brown trout fishes and rainbows.

Key Points of Naranag Gangabal Trek

Level: Moderate

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 10 kgs.

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Duration: 4 days (Srinagar to Srinagar)

Best Time: June to Oct

Level: Moderate

Highest Points: 3575 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 Naranag Gangabal Trek

Day 1 – Drive from Srinagar to Naranag and trek to Trunkhol via Butsheri.

Day 2 – Trunkhol to Gangabal Lake via Bodpathri

Day 3 – Exploration Day

Day 4 – Gangabal to Srinagar via Naranag


Day 1 : Drive from Srinagar to Naranag and trek to Trunkhol via Butsheri.

Depart from Srinagar to Naranag, it is the basecamp of this trek. Pass through the Ganderbal village and amusing Sindh valley which lies en route.

Visit the ancient Buddhist monastery, built-in 9th century.

Reach Naranag village and start trekking to Butcher, the trail is steep and goes through dense pine forests. Set your camps at Trunkhol and settle for the day.


Day 2 : Trunkhol to Gangabal Lake via Bodpathri

From Lama Dugh today head towards next campsite Riyali Thach. Cross a steep ridge lying below Khand Pari Tibba (4000 m).

From here get fantastic view of Manali, located on Beas River’s left bank and the whole Kullu valley. Reach the campsite Riyali Thach, set up your camps there and retire for the night.


Day 3 : Exploration 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 4 : Gangabal to Srinagar via Naranag

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 Butcher.

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?

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?

Transport Facility

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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