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Gangbal Lake Trek


The Gangabal Lake is situated at the foothills of Haramukh Mountain in Ganderbal district of Kashmir valley. This alpine high altitude lake lies at an elevation of 3570 meters, is home to many types of fishes including rainbow and brown trout. The Gangbal lake is approached from Srinagar 45 kilometers by road via Ganderbal up to Naranag and then a trek of 15 kilometers upslopes leads to the lake, which can be covered by a horse ride or by foot. The trek to the lake Gangabal takes place in an alpine environment, (cut crossing) with meadows, (cut from) and huts of Gujjars with their herds crossing through two passes over 4,000 m to get to the lake Gangabal.


Short Itinerary

  • Day 1     Day 1 of the Gangbal Lake Trek :Arrive in Srinagar
  • Day 2     Day 2 of the Gangbal Lake Trek :Trek starts from Naranag to Trunkhol
  • Day 3     Day 3 of the Gangbal Lake Trek :Trunkhol – Gangbal Lake
  • Day 4     Day 4 of the Gangbal Lake Trek :Gangbal Lake – Naranag – Srinagar
  • Day 5     Day 5 of the Gangbal Lake Trek :Departure from Srinagar

Day 1 : Arrive in Srinagar

As you arrive in Srinagar, our representative will receive you from airport or bus-station and transfer to the houseboat. You can take a Shikara ride in the mighty Dal Lake. Overnight stay at the houseboat.

Day 2 : Trek from Naranag – Trunkhol

In the early morning, after breakfast at houseboat, we will drive to Naranag which is a 3 hrs drive. After reaching Narang, we will pack our load on horses and start our trek. Our trail is slightly steep through pine forest of Butsheri and through the meadows of Bodpathri. After a trek of 5 hrs, we will camp at Trunkhol for an overnight stay.

Day 3 : Trunkhol – Gangbal Lake

In the morning, we leave the campsite to trek towards the Lake, in between having a fantastic view of the green meadows and the panoramic grassy fields. While trekking, you can get a fantastic view of the Karakoram Mountains. After trekking for 4 hrs, we will reach Gangabal Lake, where we will stop for an overnight stay. These are two lakes Gangabal and Nundkol situated at the foothills of Mount Haramukh.

Day 4 : Gangbal Lake – Naranag – Srinagar

After staying at Gangbal Lake for night and enjoying the beautiful scenic view of the nature, we will leave Gangabal and Nundkol Lakes and trek through the meadows of Trunkol and descend to Naranag village through the pine forest of Bodpathri. After trekking for 6 hrs, here we end our walking. We take our car and drive back to Srinagar houseboat for an overnight stay.

Day 5 : Departure from Srinagar

On the 5th Day, we will drop you at airport or bus station for departure.


  • All road transport by private ac cars (airport transfers/ from Srinagar to base camp and back).
  • Arrival/ departure 2 nights Deluxe Houseboat or Hotel accommodation in Srinagar (full board), unless specified.
  • 2 nights tented accommodation (full-board) mountain camps.
  • All trekking gear included: tents, toilet tent, sleeping bags, mats, blankets, trekking poles.
  • English Speaking Kashmiri Local Guide and a Cook.
  • All cooking utensils including cooking LPG stove.
  • Horses to carry backpack (except day sack), group equipment (tents/ stoves/ fuel) to the higher camps.
  • All meals included (vegetarian meals including eggs and cheese, unless specified.
  • Trek/ Wildlife Permits.
  • First Aid including Medical Oxygen Cylinder.
  • All applicable taxes


  • International or domestic flights
  • Visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  • Any medical costs incurred by you, or costs associated with a medical incident, such as your evacuation from the mountain and/ or hospitalization (for which you should have travel insurance).
  • Optional trips or excursions.
  • Tips for local staff and guides.

We Provide

  • Qualified and experienced trek Leader
  • Services of guide, cook and support team

You need to get

  • Ruck sack bag with rain cover
  • Hand torch with spare batteries
  • UV-protection sunglasses
  • 1 Litre water bottle
  • Pair of light weight slippers/sandals (for the campsite)
  • 2 quick-dry, warm lowers or track pants
  • 4-5 full sleeves T-shirts or sweatshirts
  • 4-5 pairs of thick woollen socks
  • Thermal body warmer (T-shirt and pants)
  • 8-9 undergarments
  • Warm jacket closed at wrist and neck
  • Full sleeves sweater
  • Rain wear (jacket and pants)
  • Pair of warm gloves
  • Woollen cap
  • Sun-shielding hat
  • Personal toiletries kit (towel, toilet paper, paper soap, bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
  • Sunscreen lotion (small pack)
  • Lip balm
  • Utensils: small size, light weight and leak-proof lunch box, plate, spoon, tea/coffee mug
  • Camera (optional)
  • Dry fruits, nuts, chocolate bars (optional)

What to Wear

  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Trekking boots
  • Warm clothing

What not to Wear

  • Expensive jewellery or watches
  • Sports shoes/floaters/slippers
  • Restrictive clothing

What to Wear

  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Trekking boots
  • Warm clothing

What not to Wear

  • Expensive jewellery or watches
  • Sports shoes/floaters/slippers
  • Restrictive clothing

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