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Kounsarnag Trek


Kausar Nag or Kausarnag is located in the Kulgam district of Kashmir Valley, a high altitude lake. Kausarnag is filled with absolute beauty, the beauty of picturesque alpine lakes and the eternally peace-giving lakes. A special attraction of this trek is the River Vaishau. The trail starts from the Aharbal Lake, a serene beauty which is a major tourist spot. It is famously known as the “Niagra Fall” of Kashmir.


Short Itinerary

  • Day 1     Day 1 of the Kounsarnag Lake Trek : Srinagar – Aharbal – Kungwattan.
  • Day 2     Day 2 of the Kounsarnag Lake Trek :Kungwattan – Kounsarnag Lake
  • Day 3     Day 3 of the Kounsarnag Lake Trek :Kounsarnag Lake – Kungwattan
  • Day 4     Day 4 of the Kounsarnag Lake Trek :Kungwattan – Srinagar

Day 1 : Srinagar – Aharbal – Kungwattan

We make a journey of two hours from Srinagar to Aharbal and gaze at the most voluminous waterfall of Kashmir. The trek starts from here and in three hours we are at Kungwattan which is a shepherd’s paradise, a large meadow that shimmers in green grass, houses log huts and forests. The camp is established here for the night.

Day 2 : Kungwattan – Kounsarnag Lake

We pack up and start early towards Kounsernag Lake and in five hours we are in front of the most beautiful triangular alpine lake of Pir Panjal. A stay of one night here makes us recall the sublime bliss of childhood sleep in the lap of nature. It is a photographer’s canvas all around the lake.

Day 3 : Kounsarnag Lake – Kungwattan

We pack up and descend with ease towards the base camp location Kungwattan. One more night here with shepherd’s following the law of nature and Vaishauriver roaring on its way to Aharbal makes us feel sublime.

Day 4 : Kungwattan – Srinagar

We pack up early in the morning and return to Aharbal in two hours spending lunch time in front of the waterfall. The same day we drive back to the Srinagar.


  • 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

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