Naranag Gangabal Lake Trek, Kashmir

Naranag Gangabal Lake Trek, Kashmir

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
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Naranag Gangabal Lake Trek, Kashmir Highlights

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  • Explore the beautiful twin lakes: Nundkol and Gangabal Lake.
  • Hike through beautiful valleys with snow-capped mountains keeping you company.
  • Stay in a dome or pup tent near a beautiful lake and enjoy a stargazing experience.

Naranag Gangabal Lake Trek, Kashmir Overview

About Naranag Gangabal Lake Trek, Kashmir

Gangabal Lake Trek is one of the most popular and high-elevation trails in Kashmir. It is a trek that is open throughout the year. Situated at Harmukh peak, the 4th highest peak, it offers beautiful views of pine forests and meadows, exposing you to the twin lakes of Gangabal and Nundkol Lake. The package ensures a smooth trekking experience with expert guides and Cozy Dome tents for an ideal camping experience near the pristine lake. 


Quick Facts

➔ Start Point: Srinagar

➔ End Point: Srinagar

➔ Duration: 4D/3N



  • Private taxis from Srinagar to Narang to back.
  • Delicious meals and snacks.
  • Cozy dome and pup tent on sharing basis.
  • Experienced guides and treks
  • Permits for trekking and campsite.


How To Reach


By Air

Air travel is the most convenient for reaching Srinagar, and the closest airport is Sheikh-Ul-Alam airport, with connecting and direct flights to all Indian cities. From here, take a cab to your destination. 


By Rail

Jammu Tawi Railway station is the closest station to Kashmir, 300 km away. Jammu station is connected to all cities in India. From here, you can take a state or private bus or cab to reach Srinagar. 


By Road

From your destination, if there is a bus to Srinagar bus stand, you can. Otherwise, a private cab or personal car is the best option to head to Srinagar.

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Itinerary For Naranag Gangabal Lake Trek, Kashmir


Day 1 - Srinagar To Naranag


Head from Srinagar to Narang

  • Our representatives will pick you up from Srinagar, and you will start your journey to Naranag.
  • After a scenic drive, you reach Naranag to enjoy the famous tourist destination with the Lord Shiva temple and a classic archaeological site.
  • Go for a short hike to Dumail, as it will help you get used to the mountain region.

Day 2 - Naranag To Trunkhol Meadow


Head to Trundkol Campsite

  • On day 2, after having breakfast, you start your 10-kilometer trek to the campsite in Trundkol. 
  • The trail is beautiful, rich with vegetation and mountain views. 
  • After 7-8 hours of trekking with an altitude gain of 1 km, you reach the campsite.
  • Get settled in your tent and stay overnight.

Day 3 - Trek to Nundkol and Gangabal


  • On day 3, after breakfast, you will start the trek to Nundkol, which takes 2 hours and has a length of 3 km.
  • Trek through Harmukh Valley’s rolling slope to reach Gangabal Lake. It is the biggest alpine lake here. 
  • After witnessing the views from the summit and exploring them a bit, we head to Nundkol campsite for an overnight stay.

Day 4 - Heading back to Naranag and then the campsite


  • After breakfast, it is time to start the descent through the Trundkhol slopes towards the Harmukh valley.
  • The route is a bit rough till Naranag, from where you drive back to Srinagar, ending your 4-day trek.
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Naranag Gangabal Lake Trek, Kashmir Reviews


Advait Verma

thanks to banbanjara and the tour operator

We went on the Gangabal Lake trek with banbanjara. It was an awesome trek for every member of our group. All the credit goes to banbanjara and our operator. This was a memorable trek for me and my friends. We will surely go back here.


Ishika Chatterjee

very beautiful views while trekking

If you want to have a very fun-filled and enjoyable trek then I would recommend you to book from banbanjara. While trekking we got great views of Harmukh Peak and it was so beautiful. We clicked pictures, created good memories, and had an amazing time. Very great trek!!


Shaurya Banerjee

Kashmir's best trek so far

I went for a Gangabal Lake trek with my friend and it was like a dream journey for both of us. Those clouds, mountains, peaceful environment, and everything was just beautiful. I think Gangabal Lake Trek is one of the best treks in Kashmir.


Siya Gupta

Fantastic beauty of gangabal lake

Surrounded by lush greenery this is a very beautiful lake and camping near the lake is the best part of this trek. We had a great time exploring the beauty of nature. The meals were fresh and delicious. Very great efforts by the entire team and all of it was worth it.


Devansh Sharma

A bit challenging but worth it

The Gangabal Lake trek is a bit challenging because of the Sharp and steep climbs but the views and camp stay made all of our efforts worth it. The beautiful Harmukh Peak was visible on the 2nd day of trekking. Thank you banbanjara.


Anaya Patel

Great camp stay at a serene location

The best part of the Gangabal Lake trek was the camp stay there near this breathtaking lake. Sleeping under the sky full of stars was just an amazing feeling for us. We woke up early in the morning and got to have wonderful views of nature in a peaceful environment.


Aarush Khurana

Knowledgeable guide and beautiful lake trek

The Gangabal Lake trek is very beautiful and it is like a lifetime experience. The guide who accompanied us throughout the trek was very knowledgeable and this place is like heaven on earth. It is challenging but worth it.


Sia Mehta

Heaven for trekking enthusiasts

I am an adventure lover and I have been on many treks. This is one of the best treks for every trekker. It was an adorable moment for me to witness the sunrise for which I woke up early in the morning and all the wait was worth it. Camping under the starry night is a very stunning experience.


Vihaan Shah

Best place for a beautiful trek

If you want to have a memorable and beautiful trekking experience then the gangabal lake trek of kashmir is one of the best treks you can ever go on. Do not forget to carry your essential things and just follow the instructions of your guide. It was a great experience for me!!


Kiaan Mathur

Amazing trek as a solo trekker

I went for the Gangabal Lake trek as a solo trekker. I was nervous at first because it was my first time traveling solo but I met amazing people while trekking who made my experience great. Special thanks to banbanjara for support and all the help.


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Naranag Gangabal Lake Trek, Kashmir FAQs

How can I get to Gangabal Lake?

The base camp of Gangabal Lake Trek is Naranag, you can reach it here from Srinagar with around 2 hours of drive. It will take around 3 days to reach Gangabal Lake from Naranag.

How can i reach gangabal lake from sonamarg?

To reach Gangabal Lake from sonamarg you can get a cab to Naranag from sonamarg. From the base camp, the trek is around 3 days long trek.

What is the total distance of the gangabal lake trek?

The total distance of the Gangabal Lake trek is around 30 km. Trekkers have to cover around 11 km on the first day and 13 km on the last day from Gangabal to Naranag.

What is the best time to do the gangabal lake trek?

May to December is the ideal time for the Gangabal Lake trek. If you are fond of snow and want to see this lake in the snow then you can visit during December and November. July, August, and September months are the best summer months for this trek.

What will be the highlight of the gangabal lake trek?

The main highlight of Gangabal Lake trek is its scenic beauty which will leave you spellbound. Apart from beauty, you will get to go fishing, visit the Naranag temple, and have an awesome camping experience near Gangabal Lake.

What type of meals will be provided on the gangabal lake trek?

You will get breakfast, lunch, tea/coffee, and dinner as mentioned in the itinerary. Meals are prepared fresh and you can choose between veg or non-veg according to your preference.

What kind of stay facility will we get?

You will get to stay on a double-sharing basis in tents. There will be comfortable mattresses, dining tents, and sleeping bags.

Confirmation Policy

  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 30% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 60% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 100% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be cancelled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveller an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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