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Naranag Mahlish Trek


Naranag-Gangabal-MahlishTrek expedition is the only trek in Kashmir with a different return-route which remains open most of the year. The trek passes through pine forests, meadows and reaches its destination at the twin alpine lakes situated at the foothills of mount Haramukh (5300M). The return route is through Kolesar Lake situated at an altitude of 3800 meters.The first hike is a steep climb through pine forest of Butsheri then a gradual walking through meadows all collide to create a challenging trek in one of the most beautiful and serene Himalayas of Kashmir. It becomes a snow-trek in April-May and October-November and presents a unique view of the Himalayas.


Short Itinerary

  • Day 1     Day 1 of the Naranag Mahlish Trek :Arrival in Srinagar
  • Day 2     Day 2 of the Naranag Mahlish Trek :Srinagar – Naranag – Trunkhol
  • Day 3     Day 3 of the Naranag Mahlish Trek :Trunkhol – Gangabal Lake
  • Day 4     Day 4 of the Naranag Mahlish Trek :Gangabal Lake – Kolesar – Mahlish
  • Day 5     Day 5 of the Naranag Mahlish Trek :Mahlish – Chaturgul – Srinagar

Day 1 : Arrival in Srinagar

On arrival at Srinagar you can experience the sheer natural beauty of the place. The moment you enter Srinagar, you will notice Dal Lake and traditional houseboats floating all over the lake. The lake is long and on your way, you will find out famous Shalimar Garden, Mughal Garden, Pari-Mahal and floating market. By the end of the day, you will be transferred to the houseboat at Dal Lake for an overnight stay.

Day 2 : Srinagar – Naranag – Trunkhol

After breakfast at houseboat we drive to Naranag for 3 hrs and we pack our load on horses and start our trek. Our trail a slightly steep, passes through pine forest of Butsheri and through the meadows of Bodpathri we camp at Trunkhol for an overnight stay.

Day 3 : Trunkhol – Gangabal Lake

Early morning, we leave Trunkhol meadow and walk through grassy fields. We camp at Gangabal Lake for an overnight stay. These are two lakes Gangabal and Nundkol situated at the foothills of Mount Haramukh.

Day 4 : Gangabal Lake – Kolesar – Mahlish

Leaving Gangabal Lake we walk through meadows and reach Kolesar Lake. We continue further and trek to Mahlish meadow for an overnight stay. Mahlish meadow is a best camping ground overlooking the Sind Valley.

Day 5 : Mahlish – Chaturgul – Srinagar

We leave Mahlish and trek down to Chaturgul through the meadows and descend through a pine forest to Chaturgul village for about 4 hrs. Here ends our walking. We take our car and drive back to Srinagar houseboat for an overnight stay.


  • 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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