Gangabal : Gangabal is the biggest and famous alpine lake in Kashmir, In the foothills of craggy mount Harmukh , The lake has a placid beauty uniquely its own. All through the summer the wild flowers bloom in profusion on its shores and it is home to a variety of trout fishes and aquatic birds ,making it a naturalist”s delight.
Kashmir Gangabal Lake Trek
Kashmir Gangabal Trek begins from a remote Village naranag valley separate from Srinagar to naranag is 77 km. naranag is base camp for Harmukh peak trekking (5100 meters),Gangabal lake is prime lake in Kashmir locale and extremely acclaimed alpine lake, These are twin lakes Gangabal and nundkhol ,The Lakes are high elevation oligotrophic and create trout angles fly fishing , Best time June to October High lights of trek Naranag Buddhist sanctuary eighth century AD Naranag town, Gangabal twin lakes,Best treks in Kashmir.
Naranag to Gangabal Trek Distance :32 km to and fro
Linked destinations Srinagar,Kangan, Sonamarg
Gangabal trek Details
Day 1 Srinagar to Naranag valley
Start from Srinagar up to naranag 2 hours drive over night on the bank of naranag river trout fishing can be don campfire .
Day 2 Naranag to trundkhol
Start in morning after breakfast ascend to budshire mountain 6 hours walk over night in turndkhol in camps. campfire in evening
Day 3 Trundkhol to Gangabal Lake
Start in morning after breakfast 2 hours easy walk up to twin lakes over night in Gangabal. Sight seen to Harmukh glacier and trout fishing can be done.
Day 4 Sightseen and trout angling in Gangabal lakes over night in camps.
Day 5 Gangabal Lake to naranag valley
start after breakfast 7 to 8 hours walk via koulsar lake descend Naranag valley visit Naranag temple and drive to Srinagar ,
Stages : Srinagar to Naranag 77 km, Naranag to Turndkhull 12 KM, Turndkhull to Gangabal Twin Lakes 6 km, Gangabal to Naranag 18 km.
Note : Guest houses home stays are avaible at Naranag ,all the trekking provision will carry by ponies.
complete trekking from sonamarg to gangabal lakes