Gangabal and Nandkol (Twin Lakes) of Kashmir
  • What – 6N7D or 7N8D hiking in Kashmir, visiting many high altitude lakes (Gadsar, Vishnusar, Kishansar, Nandkol and Gangbal). Jammu and Kashimir, India
  • When – August’2013
  • Highlights
    • Extraordinary beautiful terrain. Hike has 5 different valleys, 6 high altitude lakes to explore.
    • Camping besides the most beautiful lakes and enjoy the serene water, fed directly from the glaciers.
    • Meeting local people, shepherds and seeing their life up-close. One also get to meet our soldiers protecting our mother land.
  • Lowlights
    • Certainly Doable, however prepare for long walks with up-down slopes as one enters different valleys.
    • Safe to visit, however need to have extra day to account for any uncertainties arising in Kashmir.
  • Suitable Time Period – Has to be done before Winters sets in. Ideally July-Sept.
  • Must – Plan extra days before and after to take care of any uncertainties related to flights, political uncertainty etc. One can visit Srinagar and other tourist places during the time.
  • ArrangementsIndiahikes
  • STAR Rating – 4/5.
  • Difficulty Level — Doable, however prepare well for longer walks

Dal Lake, Srinagar

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