This blog is intended to provide everything that a trekker wants to know about the best trek in India – Kashmit Great Lakes Trek. This is a one-stop page to get you all the information related to the trek. Be it travel stories, do’s and dont’s, precautionary measures and ways to do Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, this blog will help you in all. The need to write saperate blog posts for Kashmir Great Lakes is indeed because this trek is much sought after. This trek is undoubtly the most scenic and pristine treks in India.

1.  How Difficult is Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

 Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is not a difficult trek but an easy to moderate trek. The trek trail is in the Sonamarg area of Kashmir. The trek reaches the highest altitude of 4150m at Gadsar Pass and has a mix of both ascends and descends. However the altitude gain is gradual that allows the trekkers to acclimatize easily. If the trek starts from Sonamarg then it is on the 4th day that one reaches the heighest altitude of this trek which gives enough time and distance for the trekker to adjust with the altitude. Another reason what makes this trek easy is the duration it takes to finish this trek. It is completed in 7 days.

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2.  Kashmir Great Lakes Trek: A Complete Guide

If you want to go for Kashmir Great Lakes trek then this post is a must-read for you. The information has been gathered by doing Kashmir Great Lakes Trek over a dozen times. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is the most pristine and beautiful trek in India. Starting at Kashmir Valley’s Sonamarg area, this trek usually takes 7 days with an average of five-hour daily trek. It in totality offers a bouquet of 11 large alpine lakes surrounded by wavy meadows and snow-peaked mountains. This trek is nothing short of a lifetime experience.

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3. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek – Connecting Valleys

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, let’s us admit,  is versatile. It is scenic and has variations in natural beauty. This trek offers not only mountains but meadows and lakes too. The meadows are both wavy and flat. It holds Kashmir’s largest alpine lake – Gangbal Lake. It has breathtaking, snow-clad mountains and en route gives a view of some of the best peaks of Kashmir. One of the best features of Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is that it is a combination of different valleys.

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4. Why Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek has many attractions. It is scenic enough to qualify for the best trek in India. Unlike other treks in India, this trek holds unparalleld variations in beauty and ladscape. It welcomes the trekkers with a bouquet of around dozen alpine lakes, lush green meadows, snow-capped mountains, different valleys and varied Himalayan Wildlife. This trek is, as is said, the crown of trekking in Kashmir. Trekking in India is incomplete without Kashmir Great Lakes Trek.

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5. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek – Myths and Legends

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek has caught the imagination of generations. Before this trek was in vogue throughout India, it had held the local population’s interest thereby leading to different legends and myths. There is a story about every mountain peak and lake that this trek has, some of them are so fascinating that people visit this trail to debunk or get assured of them. 

Kashmir is shrouded with mythology. Even its origin has a story. As per Hindu mythology, Kashmir was a big lake which was de-watered by Kashyapa, son of Brahma the creator god.

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6Kashmir Great Lakes Trek Solo

Many trekkers are apprehensive in taking Kashmir Great Lakes Trek Solo. They are in fact quite worrisome when it comes to trekking in Kashmir. However, en route this trek there will be many solo trekkers that you will meet. This trek is absolutely safe for solo trekkers as any safe trek can be. It has no threatening wildlife, no thick and dark forest and a clear trek trail that any trekker can safely follow. On the way one sees abundance of water and grassland and enough open space for camping and relaxing. 

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