Snow Leopard Trek

Trek Difficulty


Trek Duration

8 days

Highest Altitude

13,500 ft

Suitable For

12-62 years

Snow Leopard Trek

Have you ever wanted to go on the best trek of India? If so, then embark on Kashmir Great Lakes Trek – a trek unmatched across India. This trek has remained now the most popular and sought-after trek during the summer months. It has quite a great variety and offers a scenic landscape. There are around a dozen alpine lakes present in the stunning meadows. It indeed has the most alpine lakes that any trek can offer.
This trek is also called the 7 Lakes of Kashmir Trek. Owing to the many alpine lakes one sees on this trek.
The trek starts from Shitkadi Sonamarg – the famous tourist place in Kashmir. And goes up through jungles, meadows, gullies, and the huge expanse of grasslands. It goes over 3 high altitude passes, different valleys, and landscapes. The trek ends at Naranag – a simple yet beautiful village in Kashmir.
The most followed duration of the trek is 7 days including one day for an acclimatization. However, based on your personal preference you can reduce or increase the days. The difficulty of the trek is moderate to difficult. It is best suited for experienced trekkers. This trek is not for beginners. Before the hike, prepare yourself physically if you’re hoping to get on this trial.
Summer is the best time to do this trek and the months from June to September are the ideal months. It remains closed during the winter season. This trek in September is least crowded.
Cliffhangers India offers the complete package for Great Lakes Trek. From budget to premium fixed departures, from private customized options to the college/corporate groups, we have flexibility in the services and itinerary.

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    What are the Highlights of the Trek?

    Itinerary Of Snow Leopard Trek

    • Time:5hrs
    • Distance:15.7km
    • Elevation gain /loss: +375m / -161m
      Note: Take a tour of Spituk monastery before you leave for the snow leopard trek. You must the Indus river’s south bank until you reach our destination of Zingchen.
    • Time:2-3hrs
    • Distance:6.5km
    • Elevation gain / loss: +555m / 0m –
      On this day you will go into the Hemis National Park. You will be traversing the slim gorge that leads to Rumbak village – You will have s homestay for the night stay.

    These are the days you will be looking for snow leopards. These are the days of patience and a long wait for the view of this Himalayan cat and other varied birds and animals. On these days our expert guides will lead you to different spots where the chances of viewing the animals are more and quite bright.

    • Time: 3hrs
    • Distance: 7km Elevation gain / loss: 0m / -555m
      This is the last day of your snow leopard trek. You will have a short walk until you reach Zingchen and then you will drive to Leh. Cherish the unforgettable memories of the Snow leopard trek for your life. 

    What are the Inclusions & Exclusions


    • All meals. Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, dinner. We provide nutritious veg food and try not to repeat the dishes. 
    • Camp stay on all nights in high-quality tents on a double-sharing basis. Sleeping bags, sleeping mattresses, and dining tents.
    • Mountaineering experienced trek leaders, guides, and experienced cooks. 
    • All the mountain medicine includes first aid, oxygen cylinder, etc. 
    • Passes and permits.


    • Lunch on the first day. 
    • Personal expenses.
    • Anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusion list.
    If you wish to avail of our transportation service, then the extra cost will be 1800 per person. The transportation cost is to and fro. The pickup and drop place will be Srinagar. Offloading charges: In case you want us to carry your backpack, the cost per bag is Rs 2800/ per bag. The maximum weight allowed is 10kg. Please note that only a proper trekking backpack will be allowed to offload. No trolly or suitcase will be allowed to offload. We strictly follow to adequately place the load on our ponies. The maximum weight on each pony will be 40kg as recommended by the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department.
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