Kashmir High Altitude Lake Trek

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  1. Dinesh.S

    Dinesh.S Member

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    Hi Prajakt,

    BCM touring is one stop solution for all touring....! I was looking for details about Kashmir high altitude lake trekking.... BCMtian had all those information..... Your log has made me more crazy....! Hat's off to senior citizens for their enthu & passion.... superb......

    Please share the contact of Riyaz and the cost incured of this trek.

    Thanks....
     
  2. Prajakt_23

    Prajakt_23 Active Member

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    Thanks Dinesh! I will PM you Riyaz's coordinates. He is a good guy and took good care of us. Be very specific and explicit to him about what all arrangements in food / tents / sleeping bags/ travelling etc you need so that he can plan better..

    Prajakt
     
  3. asheshr

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    Phew....awesome pictures...the air looks so clean.

    Hopefully one day.
     
  4. Prajakt_23

    Prajakt_23 Active Member

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    Thanks! Sooner the better... Already many trekking companies have started loads of batches to this trek and will spoil all the serenity of this place in couple of years...
     
  5. kesri

    kesri traveller trekker

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    Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing!!
     
  6. kesri

    kesri traveller trekker

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    Thanks to the OP for this wonderful thread, great pictures and all trek details. We used information from here and the same Guide Riyaz Pakhtoon (of Srinagar) to do this trek in July-2014. Posting brief details of our trek as a "July-2014 update" for this trek.

    Did this trek with my friend Amar Shah starting from Sonamarg (J&K) on 26th July 2014. Brief Summary:

    Trek Start: Sonamarg (Kashmir) 26th July 2014
    Trek End: Naranag (Kashmir) 1st August 2014

    Day-1: Sonamarg Sindh River Camp
    Day-2: Sonamarg Camp to Nichnai
    Day-3: Nichnai - Vishansar
    Day-4: Vishansar - Kishansar - Gadsar
    Day-5: Gadsar - Satsar
    Day-6: Satsar-Gangabal-Trundkhul
    Day-7 Trundkhul - Naranag

    In all, it was about 45 Hrs of trek (for me); covering an estimated distance of about 75 KMs. The trails were mostly in the altitude range of 3000M to 4200M (10000 to 14999 feet). Two Passes above alt 4000M.

    A somewhat difficult part (for me) was the 2 KMs of boulder-hopping before climbing the Zach Pass; when I made the mistake of taking the upper route rather than the lower level Mule Track involving an easier but longer climb.

    My Pics on Flickr:

    1. Highlights (22) Pics

    2. Full set (138) Pics

    My Blog Page on this trek (with details of Guide used etc.)

    A few Pics from this Trek below:
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    Our Camp site beside the Sindh River on 1st Day of Trek

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    Vishansar (L) and Kishansar (R) Lakes as seen from top of Gadsar Pass (4155M)

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    Gadsar Lake
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  7. hiambuj

    hiambuj Moderator Staff Member

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    Kesri Sir,

    Awesome pics.
    Have seen all of these on FB.

    Why don't you start a new thread in Travelogues section & put full log here also.
     
  8. kesri

    kesri traveller trekker

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    Thanks, hiambuj! Are you connected to me on FB? Will consider posting a TL here on BCMT; if worthy and kind of original TL.

    Somehow, India-Mike was the first travel forum I was stumbled upon, and so there is still some loyalty lying over there. Though I hardly post anywhere these days.

    There are so many young Indian travelers and awesome photographers (example - the likes of kshil) that they cannot be beaten for originality or classy photographs. Good to see this happening so well.

    Even this thread OP has posted awesome pics!
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  9. Prajakt_23

    Prajakt_23 Active Member

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    Thanks ks_bluechip! I hope I remeber this name correctly from my early trekking days :) And just for the sake of information I am Prajakt Parab aka PP and not OP :-D
     
  10. kesri

    kesri traveller trekker

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    Hi Prajakt, Thanks for remembering me. As I grow older I remember less and less! :) ... So can't now recall where our trails crossed before. (btw: By OP, I meant Original Poster)

    Again awesome pics! Thanks for sharing. Your pics and posts lead us to this trek!

    -KS
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