badge

Friday, November 02, 2012

Kashmir great lakes trek: To Naranag


18th August 2012

Previous posts:



Today is the last day of our trek. It’s the day where we need to descend 4000 ft to Naranag. The first thing I do in the morning is to go to Nundkol Lake and take its picture. With sun rising on the opposite side of Harmuk, I get its reflection on the lake.


A group photo before we start our walk.


People who made this trek possible.


We first need to cross the stream flowing out of Nundkol. A wooden bridge makes the job easy.


The walk is continuously on meadows with some mild ascent and decent. Here our guide Altaf falls down from a rock to dislocate his elbow. One of the team members knew how to handle it and carefully puts it back in position. Army doctor in the nearby camp checks and gives him some medicine. Nothing major but he would need some rest for next few days.


The path between Naranaga and Nundkol is well trodden route. Famously known as Gangabal trek, many tourists visit Gangabal and Nundkol Lake by climbing from Naranag.


A guest house seen on the route.


We walk for almost four hours without losing altitude. Walk along the pine trees never seem to end.

Then starts the decent to Naranag.  The descent is steep and harsh on knees. When we get down to Naranag, we are an exhausted lot but filled with pleasure of accomplishment!!


11 comments:

Srikanth Manjunath said...

What a wonderful path. The snaps are again topclass. super, awesome. Congratulations buddy for blending with himalayas on a back to back trip sorry trek.

R Niranjan Das said...

The first two photos are stunners! Great work.


http://www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful, Amazing, Awesome Pictures...

Aravind GJ said...

Srikanth, Niranjan, Vineeta,

Thanks for your comments.

Santosh bs said...

Awesome, himalayas is the place to be in...!

kranthi P said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
padmini chandrakar said...

Great job,well done.nice shots very inviting to a trekker like me.

Aravind GJ said...

Kranthi,
Thanks

Padmini,
Thanks.

Rishad Saam Mehta said...

Dear Aravind,

Stunning pics and a nice chatty narrative.
Could you please tell me how one could go about doing this trek?
Arrangements for cook, porters and guide etc?

Thanks
RSM

Aravind GJ said...

Rishad,
Thanks!!

I went with indiahikes. (http://www.indiahikes.in/)

solitary soul said...

hey hello :)
can you give any contact of the independent uncle that had gone for the trek?? i am sure he will be able to give me a contact number for an independent guide.