The Kashmir great lakes trek is honoured with the title of “Gateway to The Eden”. It is not only the experience of trekking you gain over there. There is something more called the memories of the beauty of nature and every moment you enjoy being a part of nature itself. Out of all the treks available in India I prefer the Kashmir great lakes trek the greatest of them all. It is not because of any specific liking towards Kashmir but it is because the nature over there contains rich and unique breath-taking views all over the area. The charms of the spots in these treks are unbelievable and also speechless. If you don’t agree with the point then just go for the trek once in your life and I promise you that you won’t regret that part.
So, what are the major factors that make the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek the Greatest after all? Let’s discuss this.
1.Journey Through 4 passes on a single trip
It is very rare to find such a wide range of beauty and adventure both at the same time and that too in a single trek. Well in that case the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is an unusual one. Yes, believe it or not it is absolute truth. In the 8 days trek you will be crossing 4 passes in just one single trek. This sounds crazy but it’s true. Passage in terms of geography is known as a gap, or break, in high, rugged terrain such as a mountain ridge. So, basically you will be crossing about 4 mountain ridges in just one trek of 8 days.
2.Plenty of Romantic viewpoints all along the trail
As we all know that the scenery during the Kashmir Great lakes trek is like heaven. One can easily spot plenty of romantic viewpoints all along. The beauty of the valley of flowers, snow on the top of mountains, clear blue sky, and beautiful site beside the lake are the few examples you are able to spot in this place. Moreover, it is necessary to understand that there are no human settlements nearby which make the place more peaceful than any regular places. It connects one to nature closer than imagined. Many couples also come here just to make some beautiful memories of their life which will be with them for life long.
3.Experience the thrill of hiking near the POK borders
Besides its immense beauty we can add some thrill by just imagining that we are hiking very close to the POK borders. As we all know the relation between the two countries, one can surely get the goosebumps of hiking near the border this close. This can both be terrifying and thrilling at the same time. It is all up to you what do you think of it? From my point of view it is of course thrilling as how many of you get the chance to hike near such a dangerous border just like that. If I were you, I would have definitely gone for the trek at least one time in my life.
4.Abundant with Clear Blue Skies, Lakes and Snow-Clad Peaks
Till now many of you must have known the beauty of the location at trek more than anyone else. It will be hard to believe but, in this trek, you will come across 6 different grasslands, marked with flowers and 7 different pristine Kashmiri lakes. The view of looking clearly blue in colour is somewhat rare as if you come from major cities, I bet that none of you must have seen blue skies like this in your area. So, looking at the blue sky is also beautiful and a rare view for people like us. The feeling of sitting beside the lake and feeling the cold breeze from the lake is the best feeling we can get. That too in Kashmir trek the chilled breeze will make you mesmerize with its gentle and kind touch of wind on your face. Finally, when you look up most of the time you will see the snow-clad on the peaks of the mountain which is of course a breath-taking view.
5.Take a glimpse of Nanga Parbat-Worlds Highest Face Elevation
Nanga Parbat translated as “Naked Mountain” has the highest face elevation in the whole world. Also, it is the 9th highest mountain in the world. After encountering all those breath-taking views, you will also be able to take a good look at the Nanga Parbat which is just as dream come true for all the trek lovers. Due to the highest face elevation, it is one of the difficult climbs for trekkers.
Imagine you will be able to get all these thrills in just one trek to Kashmir Great Lake Trek. Hence all these reasons make this trek the greatest as said earlier.
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