TREKKING IN GUREZ
Region :- Kashmir
Duration :- 7 Days
Grade :- Moderate
Max Altitude :- 13,185 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 38 Kms.
Gurez valley trek is one of the best off-beat trek in kashmir.The Gurez valley trek is also known as Patalwan lake trek.This is the only border trek of kashmir.The trek is moderate and best recommended for fit beginners.it has an altitude of 13,185 ft, and it covers distance of 38kms to get there.The Gurez valley trek is a rewarding experience for those who are up for the challenges.This trek was initiated by the army itself, so the trek offers an opportunity to see the army's presence in the valley.
DAY 01: SRINAGAR - DAWAR (5 hrs drive)
On arrival at srinagar airport or railway station,our car will recieve you and transfer you to Gurez valley,famously known as "Crown of Kashmir".On the way you will pass through Wular lake,Manasbal lake and Razdan pass(11'700ft).After reaching you will check-in into pre-booked camsite for nightstay.
DAY 02: DAWAR - DISSAN BY TREK
After breakfast at campsite our trek will start on the trail surrounded by meadows and then enter the pine forest,which is relatively dense.The trek today will gradually increase in height and will cover a distance of 5kms,it will approx take 5 hrs to reach.Shortly afterward you will reach your campsite.Since the trek is short you can either relax at the campsite or walk around the campsite to explore the surroundings.
DAY 03: DISSAN - KHAARI BY TREK
After breakfast,you have begun your trek from Dison,The gradient of the trek is easy to moderate.Trek for a couple of kilometers on a ridge line,you will get a beautiful view of the surrounding area and almost the entire gurez valley.The trek further takes you towards patalwansar pass and then finally you will reach khaari,surrounded by small boulders.Here,you will be doing camping for night.
DAY 04: KHAARI - PATALWANSAR LAKE I VIA PATALWANSAR LAKE II BY TREK
Today is alpine lake day and the trail will begin with massive boulders.The boulder section will last for around 3kms.After crossing the boulder section,we will be trekking towards patalwansar II.After taking in the scenic view of patalwansar II,we will be trekking towards patalwansar I.This will be our camping site.
DAY 05: PATALWANSAR I TO DISSAN BY TREK
After breakfast,we will be heading back towards Dissan.Todays trek will be long,as you will be walking a distance of 12kms.The trail goes via khaari and is full of boulders.From khaari,you will pass through grassland until you reach the Dissan campsite.Enjoy the amazing sunset falling on Habba - khatoon peak.
DAY 06: DISSAN - DAWAR BY TREK
After Breakfast,you will start your trek towards dawar,which will be more complicated than other trails.it has a sharp descent and then a flat walk until we reach Dawar.we will reach dawar by noon.After reaching you will check in into campsite for nightstay.
DAY 07: DAWAR - SRINAGAR
On this day,our car will drop you at srinagar airport , railway station or you will decide where you want to travel.
Transport from Airport pick up and Drop.
Govt.qualified Guides during the trek
Highly nutritious Breakfast,lunch and dinner on all days
Sleeping bags,Tents,utensils,mats and Trekking poles.
Trek Leader Guide,Helper and Chef.
First aid medical kit
TIPS FOR GUREZ VALLEY TREK
It is essential to carry Rain coat and warm jacket.The weather in Gurez remains cold during Night.
Always carry your id-proof with you.
carry your own Bagpack or Rucksack.