trek to kashmir
Posted on March 8, 2016
Who doesn’t want to travel to high Himalayas of Kashmir, flanked by the mighty peaks the serene beauty calls adventurists and trekkers to climb in it’s lap. the best time to trek in Kashmir is from July to august, that is the time when the frost gives way to green meadows and snow buried rivers bubble to the song of summer and produce murmuring sounds as shepherds camp near by the lakes with their large flocks of sheep. The mountain sheds it’s coat of snow and there long sleet rocks and pine trees emerging reflect in the lake which is located underneath it.
little rivulets pass by the meadows, sheep & goats like to drink water from there after they feed on the grass and berries. In the night the sky is showered with stars which seem to fall down blinking and reflecting in the blue lake. There a smoke comes out from shepherd tent who are cooking rice and getting ready to move tomorrow to another place. High in the mountain top the glacier can be seen more clearly in night under the stars, sprinkling starry light on that mountain top made of silver, the sheep looking to it too.Early morning greet the shepherds loading their horses and carrying baby sheep on their shoulders.
During many days of trek in the mountains you will not feel isolated, you will be always greeted with a happy innocent smiles. fed on the chapati & vegetables made on the fire, take a tea inside one of the makeshift huts of shepherds. up there forest covers the curvy path which leads to the mountain top, a glacier water comes down and swells the lake. fishing can can be a good option here, trout fish can be seen coming up to the surface of water. this lake is called gangabal, it is very pious for hindu people who in earlier days used to come here for pilgrimage, bought many offerings to this pious lake.
Trekking has been a most beautiful activity in kashmir since long time, the green meadows and beautiful mountains set the tone for this great trek which can be done in 3 to 4 days. visit kashmir ladakh tourism for more information about trekking in 2016.