Sonamarg is the staging point for some of the most popular
treks in the higher altitudes. A pleasant one day excursion
from Sonamarg is to the Thajiwas glacier, 8 km away, and
approachable by a pony over a well maintained track. The
most popular trek originating from Sonamarg is the Kashmir
Lake Trek. It covers the lakes of Gangabal, Vishansar,
Kishansar, and close to the Harrnukh peak.
The trail first
crosses the Nichinai Pass (13 ,387 ft) and then enters the
alpine valleys that eventually lead to the Gangabal Lake.
Vishansar, Vishnu's Lake, is just over 12,000 ft and
slightly larger than the 12,500 ft Kishansar, Krishna's
Lake. Gangabal lake is the highlight of this trip. Protected
by the three peaks of Mount Harrnukh, Gangabal is 5 miles in
circumference and offers the finest trout fishing anywere in