• International Youth Hostel, SONAMARG, 1 km from from Main Market,JK - 05 Aug to 25 Aug, 2017
  • 9N/10D(Fee8000+Bkg.Chrgs.400)
  • Inclusive of Food, Boarding, Lodging, Equipments, Group Insurance, Forest entry, Trekking
2017 05 Aug
2017 25 Aug
Date Total Seats Seats Booked Seats left Book Now
05 Aug, 2017 35 35 0 --
06 Aug, 2017 24 24 0 --
07 Aug, 2017 15 15 0 --
08 Aug, 2017 35 13 22 --
09 Aug, 2017 35 13 22 --
10 Aug, 2017 38 38 0 --
11 Aug, 2017 35 35 0 --
12 Aug, 2017 37 36 1 --
13 Aug, 2017 37 35 2 --
14 Aug, 2017 40 7 33 --
15 Aug, 2017 34 14 20 --

*Introduction: The Great Kashmir Lakes, trek is the most beautiful, amazing and full of natural beauty trek. In this trek you can enjoy the scenic beauty of God’s amazing creation called ‘Lakes’. Here you can see 6 different Lakes named, Vishnusar, Kishansar, Gadsar ,Satsar,Gangabal,Nandkol and many other small lakes . This is the totally hidden part of Kashmir. Only very few number of people is known about this amazing trek.

* Purpose: The purpose of the program is to expose the YHAI members to a greater adventure and to rough the rigors of plodding, with a sense of love for nature and outdoor recreational activity aiming at promoting national integration.

* Duration: 9N/10D

* Reporting Point: International Youth Hostel, SONAMARG,

                                1 km from Main Market ,

                                towards Kargil on right hand side, J&K

* How to Reach:

By Road: Sonamarg is 97 km from Srinagar. J&K State Road Transport Corporation operates regular bus services between Srinagar and Sonamarg.

By Air: Nearest Airport is Srinagar 97km from Sonamarg.

* Note: There is no prepaid mobile service availability at Kashmir region, only postpaid services are functional. Participants should carry his their photo id.

* Program Includes: Inclusive of Food, Boarding, Lodging, Equipments, Group Insurance, Forest entry, Trekking

* Schedule of Programme:  

# Day 1: Reporting at Sonamarg Base Camp (8792 ft)

# Day 2:  Acclimatization walk 

# Day 3: Orientation

# Day 4: Trek to Nichnai camp(11948 ft) (10 km)

# Day 5: Trek to Vishnusar Camp (12152 ft) 9km.  Via Nichnai Pass (13458 ft)

# Day 6:  Trek to Gadsar (10777 ft) 10 KM. Via Gadsar Pass (13763 ft)

# Day 7: Trek to Satsar’(11860 ft) 12 km.

# Day 8: Trek to Gangabal’(11482 ft) 10 km via Zach Pass (13428 ft)

# Day 9: Trek to Naranag village (10km) transfer to Base Camp By bus.

# Day 10:  Check out after Breakfast.

Contact Information: 

Field Director: Shri AB Dharajia: 9426450410

YHAI Staff: Shri.Zahid: 9906535012


* Who can participate: The minimum age for a member to join the program is 15 years, YHAI membership is mandatory to participate. This condition will be adhered to strictly. Under age will not be considered in any case.


This trek is a High risk Adventure programme with following risk factors:

1. High Altitude sickness

2. Unforeseen events like Landslides, cloudbursts, storms.


YHAI will provide adequate assistance in above circumstances but cannot be held responsible for any risk mentioned or not mentioned above.

All participants should be physicaly fit, only those who fulfill the mentioned criteria will be allowed to participate in the expedition. YHAI decision will be final and all participants have to abide by it. NO REFUND IS ADMISSIBLE IN CASE OF ANY MEDICAL REASONS.

* How to participate: Online Booking: Members desirous of joining this programme may apply online by paying requisite program fee along with online booking amount i.e. Rs.8400/- (Rs.8000/- Program Fee + Rs.400/- Online Booking Amount)

We accept Net Banking, Debit Card and Credit Card payment on for online payments.

After successful transaction Admit Card will be generated. Participant has to carry "Admit Card", "Trekking Medical Certificate" & "Membership Card" & 2 pass size photograph at the time of reporting to the Base Camp.

Offline Booking: Members desirous of joining this programme may apply on the prescribed "Trekking Registration Form" duly supported by a "Trekking Medical Certificate", along with a Demand Draft of requisite amount of Rs.8050/- (included postage charges) in favor of “Youth Hostels Association of India” payable at New Delhi. The Trekking registration Form, Trekking Medical Form and Demand Draft may be sent to following address:

Trekking Department, National Office                          

Youth Hostels Association of India

5, Nyaya Marg, Chanakayapuri. New Delhi – 110021,

Contact No.: 7827999000

All Offline Booking confirmation is subject to availability of seats. National Office will send the Admit Card along with confirmation letter to the participant at the address mentioned in "Trekking Registration Form".

Members can also apply through our YHAI Units or State Branch in their respective area.

N.B: Without admit card and Medical fitness Certificate do not claim your registration as confirmed.

* Cancellation rules

In case you are unable to join this trip you will get 50 % (Rs. 4000/-) of the program fee as refund, provided your request online before 15th July 2017.

Offline booking request for cancellation and refund may be sent through email at Please attach the copy of your Admit Card in your cancellation request email.


Request for cancellation and refund may be sent through post/courier at following address provided it should reach National Office before 15th July 2017.

Trekking Department, National Office

Youth Hostels Association of India

5, Nyaya Marg, Chanakayapuri. New Delhi – 110021,

Contact: 07827999000

Please attach the copy of your Admit card in your cancellation request.

Seat once booked may not be re-scheduled or transferred.

There is no refund applicable for the all the program bookings done after 15th July, 2017.

Any unforeseen event / strike or natural calamity will not be considered as a cause of cancellation.

Refund may be given after completion of the programs.

* Food supplies: Simple, nutritious vegetarian meals.

* Accommodation facilities: Tented accommodation on sharing basis, pucca toilet cum bathroom facility, at the base camp.

* Safety & Security:

YHAI Group Insurance cover is for accidental death or permanent disability only. You are advised to take personal insurance cover for your journey and other related matters. Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into the planning of this program for your safety. Our field staff and experienced camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all details. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, the Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.

* What participants should bring along: 

Rucksack (if You have one), Woolens, Cotton Shirts, Slacks, Cotton Pants, Sun Cap, Shoes, Socks, Enameled or Steel Mug / tumbler, Plate, Lunch box ,Spoon, Water purifying tablets, Pen knife, Needle, Thread, Spare buttons, Goggles, Cold cream / Vaseline, Soap, Toilet Paper, Towel, Rain sheet,  Medicines which you normally use at home, Camera with extra batteries.

* Special Casual leave: 

The Trekking Expedition organized by Youth Hostels Association of India have the approval of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Dept. of Personnel And Training), Government of India, vide Office Order no. 28016/3/89-Estt (A), Dated 25 October, 1989. Participants working in the Central Govt. Organization can apply to the authorities concerned for availing special casual leave for the duration of the expedition. This leave can be sanctioned by their office up to 30 days in calendar year.

* Justice TPS Chawla Scholarship: 

YHAI announces Justice T.P.S. Chawla Memorial Adventure Scholarship for underprivileged girls for participation in YHAI adventure activities. Deserving participants may apply to the National Office YHAI supported by relevant document / certificates.

* Adventure Scholarship for Handicap: 

YHAI announces 50 adventure scholarships of each to physically challenged youth (including deaf & dumb) for this expedition. Deserving participants may apply to the National Office YHAI, on a plain paper supported by relevant documents/certificates. 


* Off the beaten Siddharth Scholarship:

To provide underpreviledged young men and women less than 30 years of age with an opportunity to participate in outdoor adventure activities / programs by YHAI in various parts of the country. Deserving participants may apply to the National Office YHAI supported by relevant document / certificates.