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The Vishansar Lake is an alpine high altitude oligotrophic lake situated in the vicinity of Sonamarg at an elevation of 3710 meters. It has a maximum length of 1 kilometer and maximum width of 0.6 kilometers. Vishansar is the shortened word for Vishnusar. This lake holds great importance for Kashmiri Pandits. Vishansar in Kashmiri means the lake of Vishnu is home to many types of fishes.

The Lake with its scenic beauty, snow covered mountains and their gorges filled with small glaciers and the meadows around, with alpine flowers is an attraction for the trekkers in the Kashmir Valley. It is fed by the Krishnasar Lake and glaciers. The Vishansar Lake is the source of Neelum River which flows northwards up to Badoab and then westwards through Gurais along the Line of Control. The Gadsar Lake lies some 9 km in west crossing Gadsar Pass.

Itinerary

Day 1

The guests will be picked up at the from the Srinagar Airport, after which there’s a 3 hour  drive to Sonamarg.

Day 2

We begin the day with a cup of warm Kahwa and gear up for an adrenaline rushing 6 hour trek from Sonamarg to Nichnai. We halt at Nachnai and spend the rest of the day relaxing near the bonfire and sharing travel stories.

Day 3

After a good night’s sleep, we again embark on exciting 5 hours trek to  Vishansar Lake. After the trek, we set up our tents near the lake and revel in its breathtaking beauty.

Day 4

We gear up to explore the scenic Vishansar valley as we trek to the table top for 5 to 6.5 hours. After getting up there we enjoy the panoramic views that the valley has to offer.

Day 5

We descend towards Sonmarg with a 2.5 hours trek and drive to Srinagar for 3 hours.

Trek Dates

21st May – 25th May                    28st May – 2nd June

4th June – 8th June                     11th June – 15th June

18th June – 22nd June                 25th June – 29th June

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