Kashmir Vishansar Krishansar Lakes Trek

Kashmir Vishansar Lake Trek over view – Short trek in Kashmir,The trekking Starts from shitkadi,  Sonamarg , To Discover famous Vishansar and Krishansar lakes of Great lake Trek.The trek goes through Shukdar ,Nichnaya ,and crosses 4000 meters of Vishansar Pass, The trek Distance is 50 km ,to and from ,the trek ends in sonamarg , Trekking Places.

Sunrise at Krishansar Lake

Vishansar Lake Sonmarg : is a  oligotrophic alpine lake formed at hieght of 3700 meters and produce trout fishes it is home of rare migrant birds coming in summer a cross the Siberia. The out let of vishansar goes in  Neelam  river .In the midst of the pre-summer season, the lake is enveloped by green rich dales where close-by shepherds crunch their gatherings of sheep and goat.The Lake with its great magnificence, snow-anchored mountains and their precipices stacked up with minimal frigid masses and the glades around, with high blossoms is an interest for the trekkers in the Kashmir Valley. It is energized by the Krishansar Lake and cold masses. The Vishansar Lake is the wellspring of Neelum River which streams northwards up to Badoab and after that westwards through Gurais.  The Gadsar Lake lies roughly 18 km in west convergence Gadsar Pass. More details about Vishansar lake.

Sonamarg to Krisnansar lake trek

Krishansar Lake Sonamarg : It is home to numerous kinds of fishes among of which is the dark colored trout.It solidifies amid winter, and is difficult to reach amid this season because of overwhelming snowfall. It is encompassed by green lavish knolls and draws in neighborhood shepherds who touch their herds of sheep and goat amid summer.The Krishansar Lake is contiguous Vishansar Lake, at its back are the mountains standing shrouded with snow in which lies the Gadsar Pass, a mountain pass which prompts the Gadsar Lake. The lake is an acclaimed trekking site in the Kashmir Valley. It is for the most part encouraged by softening of snow and ice sheets. It depletes out through a little stream which falls into the Vishansar Lake and offers ascend to Neelum River. More details about Krishansar lake.

Best Time: June to October , Linked destinations : Srinagar ,Sonamarg ,Kargil Review: Difficult, Short trek: 3 nights 4 days.

gadsar top

Vishansar Lake Trek Itinerary

The Vishansar lake trek is High altitude alpine trek , The itinerary is for 4 days. To enjoy the trek in full rhythm need a day for acclimatization in Sonamarg .

Day 1  Srinagar to Nichnai 3500 Meters Altitude ( 6 hours trek)

Srinagar to Sonamarg 82 km: The travel starts early morning   by jeep up to Sonamarg. and start trekking up to Nichnai valley via Table top Shukderan. The Trek begins with tall pine tress and meadows up to Sind river branch coming from Nichnai. from Shukdar the trail follows the river up to nichnai campsite.

krishansar lake

Day 2 Nichinaya to vishansar lake 4000 meters (7 hours trek)

Vishansar Campsite : The well marked trail begins with stream crossing  up to Vishansar pass. On the pass there are two routes up to Vishansar campsite. The normal route goes straight up to campsite, The other route goes via shrouded lake on the top. from the top it easy descending and encounters  with varieties of wild flowers and Himalayan brown marmots.

Day 3 Vishansar to Krishansar lake

Krishansar Lakes: The Day starts with a sight seen around Vishansar lake. From Vishansar it is one hour Ascend up to Krishansar Lake ,  sight seen in krishansar lake or go up to gadsar pass. Trout fishing is also avaible here and  over night at vishansar.

Day 4 vishansar to sonamarg (9 Hours Trek)

The Trek Starts early morning from Vishansar ascending Vishansar Pass 3 hours. from pass it is descending all along  to sonamarg. and Back to Srinagar..

vishansar trek

Stages: Srinagar to Nichnai , Nichnaia to Vishansar lakes ,Vishansar to Sonamarg ,Srinagar.

Note : There is tourists information center at Sonamarg ,all the trekking equipment will be carried by ponies. Read more about trekking Packages.