High Altitude Lakes of Kashmir
Kashmir is generally regarded as “Heaven on Earth” and is blessed with exceptional Himalayan beauty, flora and fauna. Srinagar, capital city of Kashmir is one that is generally recognized as a city of lakes and one that is visited for the lakeside experiences around Dal Lake and Nagin Lake.
Lesser known fact and lesser visited areas in Kashmir includes high altitude lakes that offer exceptional Himalayan beauty and panoramas in Summer. Some of these lakes are:
Kishansar Lake and Vishansar Lake – Located near Sonamarg, these lakes are renowned for their Brown Trouts and exceptional views. Camping is done in summer around the lake.
Satsar Lake – Located in Gandarbal region, Satsar is a seven cornered lake offering exceptional views. Camping is done in summer around the lake.
Gadsar Lake – Located in Gandarbal region, Gadar is one that is holy for Kashmiri pandits and is accessible from Srinagar as a day visit.
Above are popularly visited as part of a Lakes of Kashmir trek ex-Sonamarg. Complete 11 day trekking programme in Summer (June - Sept) with moderate difficulty levels includes 9 days of camping