TREKKING IN SONAMARG
Day 1:-Srinagar-sonamarg (3 hrs drive)
On arrival at Srinagar airport or bus station , our car will receive you and transfer you to Sonmarg “the meadow of gold” along picturesque Sind River. After reaching you will be transferred to your hotel where you will spend your 1st night.
Day 2: – Sonamarg – Nichnai (5 hrs trek).
After breakfast at your hotel our trek will start at Shitksri we pack our load on horses and start our trek. Our trail a slightly steep passes through the meadows and enters a pine/ birch forest at Shokdari before the vast and long Nichnai meadow which is our camping ground for an overnight stay.
Day 3: – Nichnai – Vishnasar – Krishansar Lake (6 hrs trek).
We leave Nichnai meadow and immediately start ascending one of the three passes of the trek the Nichnai Pass (4000m). We ascend it through long grazing pastures sheep. After crossing the pass we enter into the Vishansar Valley “the valley medicinal plants”, we descend gradually through the alpine flower valley and camp at Vishansar Lake for an overnight stay.
Day 4: – Krishansar – Gadsar (6 hrs trek).
After discovering Vishansar Lake we head towards its sibling the Krishansar Lake which lies just over a ridge. We take its eastern shore to ascend the second pass of the trek the Gadsar Pass (4050m). On the top of the pass we have the aerial view of the whole Vishansar valley among it are situated the twin lakes of Vishansar and Krishansar “the source of Neelam River”. We descend through Gadsar valley and lakes and camp at Kustoor Kout for an overnight stay.
Day 5: – Gadsar – Satsar Lakes – Megandoab (5 hrs trek).
We ascend Kostur Kout leaving Gadsar valley and enter the meadow of Rasbal. It’s the Rasbal where a flowing river disappears underground. We continue our trek through seven small lakes of Satsar and camp at Megandoab at the foothills of the third pass of Zajibal for an overnight stay.
Day 6: – Satsar – Gangabal lake (6 hrs trek).
We ascend the last and the highest pass of our trek ‘Zajibal Pass (4180m)’. We forget all our tiredness when reaching atop because of the views, scenery it provides. We see Mount Haramukh (5300m) just standing at our face and at its footsteps lie the twin beautiful alpine lakes of Gangabal and Nundkol. We descend it to reach Gangabal Lake for an overnight stay.
Day 7: – Gangabal – Naranag. (6 hrs trek)
We leave Gangabal and Nundkol Lakes and trek through the meadows of Trunkol and descend to Naranag village through the pine forest of Bodpathri. Here ends our walking. We take our car and drive back to Srinagar houseboat for an overnight stay.
Day 8: – Departure day. Our representative will drop you at airport or bus station. Departure
Things to carry on this trek
1- Hooded Rain Jacket 9- One pair sandals
2- Shade Hat 10- Extra warm clothes
3- One Pair Sunglasses 11- Warm hooded down jacket
4- One Pair Liner Gloves 12- Sunscreen cream
5- Small Size Day-Pack 13 -Lip balm
6- Two Pair Trekking Socks 14- any personal medication
7- Duffel bag 60 liters 15- one pair trekking shoes
8 -One pair trail approach shoes 16 -Trekking Pants