Basecamp Trips

ABOUTCamping in Kashmir is adrenaline filled and fun. This said because of the topography that is a mix of varying contours and geographical attributes. All types of mountain lovers throng to experience the Base Camps here every year from around the globe. As mentioned earlier, due to amalgam in topographical configuration of this place both amateurs and hardcore mountain enthusiasts love this place. For beginners and individuals this placeoffers lush green meadows and quite tamed verticals to climb and hike. For professionals getting acclimatized for some hardcore stuff around the Pir Panjal and Indian Himalayan region base-camping in Kashmir is the perfect thing to undertake.
Undertake the resplendently curated trips and explore the mountainous beauty of Kashmir and Ladakh’s highest peaks. Ourreadymade and custom base camp trips allow you to settle into this wilderness landscape. Enjoy bird watching, wilderness photography or witness the mixed cultures of thisSufi land. These trips to cover are not only meant for professionals but are also great for family vacations, groups or anyone wanting to explore the true meaning of wilderness culture. Today hard-core trekkers seek the challenge of reaching the mountaineer's Base Camp and here in Ladakh and Kashmir we have ample opportunities for the same.

Our Camping Adventure

Our base camp tour revolves around walking the wild, trekking mountainous verticals, trekking the Pir Panjal range, river crossings, fishing and a lot of activities. We plan our base camp tours around the best of season. Unparalleled opportunities for those who wish to seek the marvels of virgin nature and enthusiasts who aspire to witness and coverLadakh and Kashmir in its raw form.

Is this trip right for you?   o Our trips cover the three levels of mountaineering i.e. Basic, Moderate and Hard.
  o Our trips stretch from 1 to 2 weeks with altitudes above till 13,800 ft. covering Kashmir and 20,000 ft. in Ladakh.
  o We trek between 4-8 hours per day.
  o Please ensure that you are not a prey to High Altitude sickness and allied maladies.
Your,We The Backpackers guide will set up a comfortable camp, good food and drink and brief daily hiking trips, offer suggestions, insights and safety tips to just let you relax in peace and enjoy the mesmerizing experience.Our Base Camp trips are un-doubtfully unbeatable and we are fully confident in saying it but not only that we fully assure you that you get the best bang out of your money. Why we love this trip   o The raw virgin nature of Kashmir and Ladakh are well known throughout the world.
  o The beauty of both these pious lands is timeless.
  o View one of the most beautiful highest peaks of Inner Himalayas and the Pir Panjal mountain range.
  o Witness the many forms of nature’s awe including Himalayan Glaciers, Peaks and Mountains, High altitude lakes, mixed cultures, outdoor activities and lots more.


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1. KOLAHOI BASE CAMP TRIP: This is one of the easiest treks to undertake in the massive wilderness of Kashmir.Adorned with green emerald valleys, thick alpine forests, fresh glacial water streams, beautiful alpine meadows surrounded panoramically by the mighty Himalayan range++++++from where one can imbibe the breath-taking panoramic views of the snowcapped Himalayan range. Moving along at a comfortable pace makes the Kolahoi Base Camp Trek a perfect soft adventure for beginners and families with children. The stunning view of the peaks soaring towards the sky at the Pirpanjal and Karakoram horizon are simply worth capturing. One of the most demanding treks in the Kashmir valley region, the Kolahoi Base Camp Trek flings from the beautiful flower strewn meadow of Aru and cuts and runs across the thick pine wood of Lidderwat at an elevation of 3,049 meters. One of the major attractions on this trekking trail in Kashmir is the Tarsar Lake, which is perched at an altitude of 3,960 meters. From here the tracks lead to Kolahoi Base Camp that is tucked at a height of 4,000 meters. The trek also provides an opportunity to observe the Nomadic Gujars and Bakarwals who travel vast distances to graze cattle on the rich summer grass.


Day 01: Arrive In Srinagar
You will arrive in Srinagar where our representative will receive you and transfer to the houseboat. After reaching the houseboat, your trek leader will give you some important predeparture briefing. In the afternoon, enjoy a ride in the beautifully decorated Shikara's in the Dal or Nigeen Lake. Overnight stay at the houseboat.
Day 02: Srinagar - AruViaPahalgam
Early in the morning, get ready for a drive to Aru, a famous tourist destination to see a magnificent view of the lush green pastures and beautiful Katrinag Mountains in the backdrop. Afternoon time is free to give your body some rest. Overnight stay in the tents.
Day 03: Aru - Lidderwat
In the morning, we will start the trek to the red line and then along the left of the Lidder River. After crossing the stream, we will cross the foot bride to reach out campsite. Overnight stay in the camps.
Day 04: Lidderwat - Satlanjan
The trek begins with a climb to the Nichinal Pass. Here you will be certainly mesmerized to see the mind-blowing views of the mountains. We then trail through the flower strewn meadows towards the Vishansar and Krishansar Lakes. After crossing a small stream, we will reach the Vishansar Lake to spend the night in the camps.
Day 05: Satlanjan - Kolahol Base Camp - Lidderwat
Early in the morning, we will start hiking towards the Kolahol Base Camp where you will see the majestic Kolahol Peak. In order to get the picture-perfect view of the Kolahol Peak, you will be required to climb a little higher towards the opposite side of the ridge. The return trek is relatively is very easy as we trail back to Lidderwat via Satlanjan. Overnight stay at the camps in Lidderwat.
Day 06: Lidderwat - Srinagar
After the delicious breakfast, we trek up to the Aru and take a chartered bus or car to drive to Srinagar. Overnight stay at the camps.
Day 07: Depart Srinagar
You will be transferred to the airport for your onward destination.

2. GANGABAL LAKE TREK: One just cannot overlook the pristine beauty once maxed out at the foothills of Mt. Haramukh, which is the highest mountain peak in the vicinity of Kashmir valley. Glistering on its lap, the Gangabal Lake with its pious waters in the midst of an untamed landscape is a rejuvenating picture rousing the heart of the hermit trekker and capturing the eyes of the feasting photographer. The trek to Gangabal Lake is one of the most beautiful treks in the Kashmir Valley that turns through narrow edges and passes through steep ridges and drops you to a surreal world. Its vicinity also unwraps the stunning view of Mt. Nanga Parbat, meaning naked mountain, soaring at a height of 8,126 meters in the Karakorum Range.
The galvanizing trek in the Kashmir region wheels through the picturesque Sindh valley, along the Sindh River, to the lush green meadows of Sonamarg at an elevation of 2,723 meters. One of the major attractions on this trail is the Thajwas Glacier. From there the trek commences for Nichinai, which is at an elevation of 3,620 meters, cutting across a thick pine forest and en route to Shkoder.
The trek from Nichinai continues to Krishansar, at 3,680 meters, which is approximately 15 kilometers from Nichinai and crossing through Nichinai Pass that is perched at a height of 4,084 meters. After a steep descent of approximately 400 meters via Gadsar pass, which offers a breathtaking view of the Karakorum Range, the Gangabal Lake Trek leads to DubtaPani and then whirls to the vicinity of Gangabal Lake, which is at an elevation of 3,575meters. The trek to Gangabal Lake from DubtaPani whirls through Postpatri before climbing a lofty height of 4,210 meters from where you get a spectacular view of the Karakoram Range. A long twist and downturns brings to a stream crossing, followed by a short climb to the Gangabal Lake and Nandakol. Stir up your energy and head towards LulGul pass for a binocular view of Nanga Parbat. Further, to capture the twin lakes in one frame the Zach Pass is the perfect spot. Further, the Vishansar Lake is one of the prime attractions on the Gangabal Lake Trek.


Day 01: Arrive In Srinagar
You will arrive in Srinagar where our representative will receive you and transfer to the houseboat. After reaching the houseboat, your trek leader will give you some important predeparture briefing. In the afternoon, enjoy a ride in the beautifully decorated Shikara's in the Dal or Nigeen Lake. Overnight stay at the houseboat.
Day 02: Srinagar - Sonamarg
In the morning, drive to Sonamarg, also known as the 'Meadow of Gold'. While driving, get mesmerized by the beautiful Sindh Valley and crystal-clear Sindh River. After the delicious lunch, take a sidewalk to the Thajwas glacier. Overnight stay in tents at Sonamarg.
Day 03: Sonamarg - Nichinai
A short trek through the lush pine forests will take you to a steel bridge that has been built over the Sindh River. From the bridge, we will climb steeply to Shkoder, a perfect point to see the stunning view of the glaciers and Sindh Valley. After spending some enjoyable moments in the valley, we will trek up to the Nichinai to enjoy an overnight stay in the camps.
Day 04: Nichinai - Krishansar
After the breakfast, we begin a trek towards the breathtaking Gadsar Pass. The pass provides a splendid view of the captivating Karakorum Mountains. After reaching the Gadsar Pass, our trek then moves past the pristine Gadsar Lake where our overnight camps have been set up nearby the stream.
Day 05: DubtaPani - Gangabal Lakes
In the morning, we leave the stream to trek towards the Postpatri (Valley of Flowers) to get the fantastic view of the Karakoram Mountains. After reaching the saddle at Mangadub, we begin to trek towards the Zagibal Peak. The climb to the Zagibal Peak is very challenging, but also very rewarding as we get a wonderful chance to see the astounding views of the Gangabal Lakes and Hurmukh Peak. After a short trek, we reach the Gangabal Lakes for a two night camp stay.
Day 06: Gangabal Lake. Rest Day
The day is completely free to have some rest and reenergize your body. During the free time, you can either enjoy a refreshing walk around the lake or rainbow trout fishing. You also have another option to trek up to the LulGul Pass and get an astonishing view of the Nanga Parbat Mountain.
Day 07: Gangabal Lake - Srinagar
After the lip-smacking breakfast, we will trek towards the Nunkol and Trunkol villages. We will take some rest in the villages and then start our trek through the dense forest to Naranag. Here, you will see a Buddhist Monastery, where the third world conference of the Buddhists was held. The monastery will also be the finishing point of the Gangabal Lake trek. From here, we will board a chartered coach or a car to reach the houseboat for an overnight stay.
Day 08: Depart Srinagar
You will be transferred to the airport for your onward destination.