You will be met on your arrival by our representative and transferred to the houseboat, where your trek leader will give you the predeparture briefing. There is a short afternoon Shikara ride of Dal/Nigeen Lake. Overnight at houseboat. (D).
We drive through the picturesque Sindh valley, along the Sindh River, to the highland of Sonmarg, known as the ‘meadow of Gold’ as it is believed the water upon the vale has mystical wealth inducing properties. After lunch we take a side walk to Thaws glacier. Overnight at Sonmarg in tents on a two person share basis. (BLD)
A short descent through the nearby pine forest brings us to a steel bridge over the Sindh River. From here we climb steeply to Shkoder, a great vantage point to view the glacier and the Sindh valley. An undulating descent brings us to our overnight camp at Nichinai. (BLD)
Our trek begins with an ascent to Nichinai Pass (4084m) to enjoy the spectacular mountain views. We then descend through flower strewn meadows towards Vishansar and Krishansar lakes. We cross a small stream to reach our camp at Vishansar Lake, where we will stay for two nights. (BLD).
Today our trek begins with a steep ascent toward Gadsar pass, which offers a fantastic view of the Karakorum Mountains. A gradual descent along the contour and past Gadsar Lake will bring us to our overnight camp beside a stream – a welcome temptation for an afternoon swim on a sunny day. (BLD).
After crossing the steam we climb gradually to Postpatri (the valley of flowers) for another spectacular view of the Karakoram mountains. When we reach the saddle at Mangandub we climb steeply towards Zagibal peak (4210m). The climb is strenuous but well worth the effort as we are rewarded with unrivalled views of the Gangabal lakes and Hurmukh peak. A long zing zag descent brings us to the stream crossing, followed by a short climb to our two night camp at Gangabal lakes. (BLD).
Today is a well deserved rest day. You can enjoy a pretty walk around the lake, rainbow trout fishing or, if you have a little more energy, head up to Lul Gul pass for a breatkaing view of Nangapabath. (BLD).
After a leisurely breakfast our trail leads us past the two small villages of Nunkol and Trunkol, followed by a steep descent through a beautiful dense pine forest to Naranag. Here we visit a Buddhist monastery, where the 3rd world conference of Buddhists was held.This will be our finishing point of Gangabal Lake trek .We will be transferred by a chartered coach/car toe houseboat for our overnight stay. (BLD).
You will be transferred to the airport.