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Visit Kashmir’s Crown Jewels on the Great Lakes Trek

October 26, 2022 in Itinerary of the week

Dubbed by many travelers as being “Heaven on Earth,” Kashmir is a spectacular place to visit for a holiday. Apart from the many gems within the city, you also have something spectacular to look forward to, in the mountains.

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The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek takes you on an unforgettable hike to see six beautiful alpine lakes in the folds of the Himalayas. If you are someone who enjoys manifesting your inner Dora the Explorer, you’ll love going on this trek.

The entire Kashmir Great Lakes Trek covers a span of 65kms (40.38 miles) and takes you up to a maximum altitude of 13,870ft. You’ll cover diverse terrains during the trek, from dry pebbled river banks to verdant flower-filled valleys.

The views afforded here are like no other. You experience a typically cold and snowy place at the peak of summer when you see the entire Kashmir valley come alive with color. The distant peaks with their snowy ridges make a subtle contrast against the radiance of the emerald rivers and rainbow valleys.

The trek is moderately complex, and prior trekking experience does help. This is predominantly because you’ll climb multiple hills for seven days to reach these hidden rivers.

The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is a beautiful experience that adventure lovers and high-altitude trekkers should not miss. It can be done alone, with friends, and even with kids in tow.

If the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek sounds right up your alley (or valley?), look at this detailed itinerary by Travel-Wise. You’ll get all the information you need to plan and book your trek. Interested in visiting India? Be sure to check out other itineraries in India on Travel-Wise here.

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