Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek-Trekking in Jammu & Kashmir

Kashmir alpine lakes trek:Welcome to Jammu & Kashmir the trekking paradise in North Indian Himalayas, and join Budget Trek Kashmir. Long-established Small independent family trekking company specialist for trekking in Kashmir and Alpine adventure tours. We are expert for tailor made itineraries and make your holiday tours adventurous.  

Kashmir offers varieties of outdoor activities and scenic treks for its characteristic seasons. Whether you want travel by foot, or explore the Back-country on horseback, long treks, short treks, day hikes, family trekking, winter trekking, Alpine ski, Landscape photography, sightseeing tours, camping or fly fishing send us your email or choice from our website and we will make a proper plan.

Trek Kashmir Mountain travel will show you greatest feature of Kashmir. We have some of best tailor made itineraries and off the beaten tracks in our programs. We have great deals on offer customize your trekking packages. Alpine lakes trek, hiking tours, adventure sports, Snow trekking, walking tours, wild life photography, and Kashmir tour packages. Beside that join one of our planned group treks share the costs and save the money. Be the part of international team.

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek Package

Great Lakes trekking Package: If your are looking for shoestring budget trek in India.We are arranging group treks in small batches for budget travelers. solo trekkers, hitchhikers, backpackers ever since it has been very helpful to join the group package and save the cost. For this purpose check the detailed itinerary and best time for Great Lakes trek Kashmir and Tarsar marsar trek along with short trek Nafran valley .At the same time check the availability of dates. Before making any reservation for air or road to Kashmir.

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Gadsar pass a beautiful view of krishansar lake

Budget Trek Kashmir

The present trekking company was started by my elder brother late Ashraf pakhtoon and my grandfather late Juma Pakhtoon in 1975. My grandfather was trekking guide from 1930 with his father late Sabir pakhtoon. We are fourth Generation in trekking business. Our company was very well established from 1980 to 1990, and Bit guide book was recommending our company with best trekking guide in Kashmir.

After the long turmoil in Kashmir from 1990. I took first client in nine years gap in 1999 and started my journey in Kashmir Himalayas read some old reviews.

Snow Camping gulmarg

Hiking in Kashmir valley History

The hiking in Kashmir begins since the time of immoral. The pious often travel to this mountain country to seek the spiritual power. Kashmir was major junction of ancient silk route and has played important role by connecting center Asia.

The Mughal emperor had great impact on Kashmir tourism; they often travel to Srinagar to avoid hot periods of Delhi. And in process they build large scale of architecture in Kashmir. The Mughal gardens in Srinagar Achabal are the examples of their contribution. Beside these gardens they discovered some best tourism places and hunting spots around Kashmir,read about history.

Fly fishing in Kashmir

British’s have played great role for Kashmir trekking in fact they have started trekking in Kashmir. They identified high elevation peaks of Kashmir and discovered many trekking places. They brought Trout breed to Kashmir. To bred them in various high altitude alpine lakes and created opportunities for Angling/ fly fishing in Kashmir, some historic stories about fly fishing in Kashmir.

Skiing in Kashmir

Skiing in Gulmarg Kashmir: Skiing is one of the principal attraction of Kashmir and is most adorable to adventure lovers, seeking for a day of fun and thrilling experience in the valley read more Kashmir ski resort.

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Skiing in Gulmarg Kashmir

The Hippie trail made Kashmir very famous in Europe and America it was overland route from Europe passing through various countries up to India. They had guide book known as (Bit guide over land to India) and Kashmir was an important destination.

Camping outdoor in Himalayas

Trekking in Kashmir valley

 Trekking in Kashmir is combination of nature beauty and the native traditions. As the hikers ascend higher mountains both the landscape and the community change. Fruit copse and paddy pastures are changed by alpine grazing lands floored with wildflowers. The willow and the magnificent chinar trees are replaced by fir, pine and oak. The villagers of the countryside are replaced by nomadic families of Gujjars: shepherds who traverse the elevated mountain passes with their herds for seeking of grazing land. Residing in ancient stone huts from centuries, read more Kashmir trekking.

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Kashmir Gadsar Lake and Meadows

Kashmir Trekking Guide

Currently we are four brothers working for this trekking company, and we have excellent track record as an alpine trekking guide regarding safety and satisfaction of trekkers during their alpine trekking, adventure tours, hiking and camping in Kashmir Himalayas. We are well experienced about changing weather condition during high altitude treks; this gives extra edge for hikers to explore nature beauty of Kashmir Mountains.

The Trekking tradition is running from almost a century in our family with previous experience shared by our elders about these mountain terrain and how to guide  trekkers in difficult times that helps a lot reviews.

Shepherd of Himalayas

Kashmir Alpine Lakes trek

The traditions of the Kashmir assert, that the whole of Kashmir, intending thereby the principle line of valley, was originally one large lake, and aspect of the province confirms the truth of the legend, the subsidence of the waters being distinctly defined by horizontally lines on the face of the mountains: it is also not all unlikely to have been the scene of some great convulsion of nature’s.

Kashmir presents most number of high altitude alpine lakes in Indian Himalayas. The vale of Kashmir has range of treks in different alpine regions. Trekking in Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Yousmarg, and Sonamarg are the diverse bases for alpine lakes trekking routes of Kashmir. Over the years of experience of the Kashmir mountain trails we have collected some of best unexplored trekking routes, Scenic trails and hiking destination. For you to discover and explore. Kashmir alpine lakes trek is world famous, to investigate it map your trekking in Kashmir.

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  1. We spent 2 weeks trekking in Kashmir in June 2016. Our trek was in Aru valley; from Aru village we made radial treks along 2 rivers up to the altitudes of 3500-4000 m. The nature there is wonderful: beautiful forests, clean water of the rivers, a lot of flowers on the alpine meadows… And we could enjoy it because everything was organized specially for us by Riyaz Pahtoon. Before this trip we had the experience of different treks in Nepal, Buthan, South America, so we can compare. I can definitely say that our trek in Kashnir was one of the best . Everything from the beginning till the end was done professionally by Riyaz and his team, so we only enjoyed our trekking. We had 4 horses, 2 pony-men with them and a guide- Riyaz brother, who was also a cooker. The food was very good : very delicious Indian food! Our tent was new and big, enough space for 4 people, not only for 2 of us. So we could rest and sleep very well. Every day we walked for 6-8 hours. Our pony- men were very helpful, not only on the trek, but in the camp also.
    I’d like also to mention our driver, who was very professional and kindly explain us many things along the way. In addition I’ d like to say that the price was very reasonable for the perfect service we got during our traveling.
    We were very happy to visit this wonderful country – Kashmir – and hope to come again.
    I can with pleasure recommend Riyaz and his family company for those who’d like to travel in the Kashmir mountains.
    Tatiana , St-Petersburg, Russia

  2. Have been during the last week of May on a trekking in Lidderwat and Satlangen area with Riyaz and team. Although we were a bit early in the season (meaning crossing of high passes was not possible because of too much snow) we had a great experience. The area was very quiet with shepherds not having moved in yet, but oh so beautiful. Everything was organized without any hitch from day 1 at Srinagar airport till day 9 when we left Srinagar. The food during the trekking was very varied and very tasty. We plan to make the great lake trekking next year and will use Riyaz again. Stijn and Liza – South Africa

  3. Dr Kothawade Vivek

    Had been to Kashmir with family and had a great time , and the most memorable ever. Arrangements made by Riyazbhai were good. Our driver Yusufchacha made us feel at home ,& inspite of curfew in many parts of Kashmir he took us safely to all places. As it’s said Kashmir is paradise on earth , you have to see it to believe it. Thanks Riyazbhai for the wonderful experience.

  4. I don’t think there are words to express my gratitude towards Riyaz and his family. First of all Riayz’s family is experienced in the field of trekking for generations now and I don’t know if there are any people who know the mountains better than them. Secondly, I was blessed to find someone as honest, humble and warm hearted as him and his family. I told Riyaz I am low on money these days but am still eager to do a long trek. His price was so humble, comparatively nobody in Kashmir would offer such an understanding price, while he’s also the best in the field. He knows adventure, while at the same time he knows where an adventure ends and where danger begins. Kashmir is not like most popular treks in northern India or Nepal. Kashmir is known to be untouched and its nature is pure. You have to make sure that you get someone who is really experienced, otherwise you may find yourself lost in the forests with wild animals, or in military conflict areas etc. I am confident that you won’t get a better quality and a better price.

    But let’s talk more about Riyaz’s family as humans, because that is an experience that will stay with me forever. They invited me to eat breakfast at their home everyday in Srinagar. They made me feel like a family member and made sure that I get a true Kashmir cultural experience, by guiding me through the city, bringing me to one of the major mosques, and consulted me in many other ways. They even called me at night to make sure that I was fine and happy, even today Riyaz checks on me.

    I’m already planning my next visit with more friends, and besides the trek itself I am just excited to visit Riyaz and his family again.

    Regards from Egypt and Germany,


  5. If you are going trekking in Kashmir, Riyaz and his family and crew are your best friends. My partner and I booked a one week Great lakes trip with Riyaz. It was very easy to communicate with him and organise things in advance. I simply called his number on my whatsapp from Australia. He planned the hike professionally, taking us to great scenery and bringing all those things that will allow us to be comfortable in the mountain (even live chicken for food was brought up).
    The price was also fair, and all the people we came across through Riyaz were very nice and professional. This was a dream come true for us!
    I wouldn’t hesitate recommending this family business to anybody interesting in trekking in Kashmir.

  6. This was our first trek with Trek Kashmir to the Kashmir lakes . We were 6 of us from Bengaluru. The hospitality we received on the trek was remarkable. All the support staff were very friendly. The terrain was incredible. We were unfortunate not to cross the Gadsar pass as the terrain was not feesable. But nevertheless it was a very beautiful and a memorable trek. Looking forward to trek with them again.
    Cheers ,
    Sachin Sogal

  7. Shailesh Chhaya

    I have been with riyaz and his team twice on two different treks in kashmir. each of these two treks were remarkable. Their knowledge of the terrain
    terrain is most impressive.
    They are also very hospitable N get good food within limitations. Every evening soup N evening snacks were there by the time we reached camp.
    Their houseboat is also a pleasent one and their brother is knowledgeable of botanical N herbs.
    A good time in both visits. Me n my friend s enjoyed the overall experience both times.
    God bless them N may their humble N hospitality be with them always
    Best wishes to them.
    I highly recommend them

  8. Meidiani rahayu

    Hey I been first trek with trekkashmir to aru valley gadivar.is a Himalayan tribe village on north of lidder river .the river offer trout fishing .it is remote seasonal village.lovely peoples beautiful. And the mountains are stunning.it was in 2014 July.the in 2015 I took a group to Srinagar tulip festaval we all enjoyed tulip and sightseeing to pahalgam sonmarg.the service of trekkashmir are great.

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