Event Details


(31 Jul, 2022 to 06 Aug, 2022)

Barafsar lake trek is one of the most scenic and mesmerizing treks in Kashmir. This trek starts from Sarbal, the last village of Kashmir before it winds up towards Ladakh. The village is famous for porters that take devotees to the holy Amaranth cave. The trek has three alpine lakes on its route, and one being Barafsar Lake – the highest altitude (4605m) lake in Kashmir. On the way, one experiences two alpine meadows, Kolahoi Pass (highest in Sind valley), eight technical cliffs, six glacier beds and Thajwas wildlife sanctuary. Barfsar Trek has a unique blend of lakes, meadows, snow-clad mountain peaks and wildlife sanctuary. Join to enjoy the enchanting beauty of Kashmir Himalayas.

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Date & Day Particulars
Sun, 31 Jul Reporting at Srinagar (Exact boarding place shall be intimated to enrolled participants well in time). Afternoon free for local sightseeing (own cost).
Mon, 01 Aug Srinagar – Sarbal Village (Altitude: 2,800 m) Trek to Durinar meadows (3550 mtrs – around 3 – 4 hrs). This meadow is surrounded by towering cliffs and flowing glaciers on two sides. Shepherds could be seen surrounding the meadow with their sheep and goats. 138 kms motorable/5 kms trek
Tue, 02 Aug Durinar Meadow – Durinar Lake (Altitude: 4,171 m) around 6 hrs We start an early morning trek that will take us to Durinar Lake (4,171m), a crystal blue lake harboured in a giant granite rock. We pitch our tents at a location that serves as summit camp for two wonderful alpine peaks, Mount Innominate and Crystal Peak and a trail to Kolahoi Pass. 10 kms
Wed, 03 Aug Durinar Lake – Barafsar Lake & Sapphire Lake – Durinar Lake Altitude: 4,605 m, around 6 hours. We trek further up to view Sapphire Lake (4270m alt) and Barfsar Lake (4605m), and then push further 355 meters throgh rocky terrain. To the extreme right, we will find Mount Valehead and Kazim ridge on the left side. We descend back to Durinar Camp for an overnight stay. 10 kms
Thu, 04 Aug Durinar Lake – Sarbal village Trek. We descend back through the same route. Finally, the Golden Meadow will welcome us and we will drive to Sonamarg to stay overnight in a Hotel. 12 kms trek/18 kms motorable
Fri, 05 Aug Transfer to Srinagar by road. Overnight in hotel. Evening free for sightseeing or shopping (own cost). 120 kms
Sat, 06 Aug Camp breaks after breakfast

Other Details
Participation Fee Rs.17500.00
Difficulty Level Moderate
No. of Participants Minimum-15, Maximum-20
Registration Closes on 31 May, 2022
Group Management by Shri Som Nath Pal
For Queries Contact Mr. Som Nath Pal (Mob.9891996441)
Inclusions inclusive of travel ex-Srinagar. Accidental group insurance, simple/tented accommodation and vegetarian meals.
Exclusions Doesnot include personal porterage or anything not included in inclusions.
Cancellations Charges 10% if notice of cancellation is received 30 days, 25% on a notice between 15-29 days, 40% on a notice between 7-14 days before the commencement of programme. No fee is refundable on a notice of less than 7 days.
Other Important Instructions STEP takes every care for the safety of the participants during the trekking expeditions. However, it should not be held responsible in the event of any mishap and accident. Schedule is tentative and subject to change without prior notice
NOTE: Schedule is tentative and subject to change without any notice.

Important Instructions
  • The participation is open to the members of “SOCIETY FOR TREKKING AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION”. To learn more about how to become a member of our society, please click here.
  • Fee is payable by cash/cheque/DD in favour of “SOCIETY FOR TREKKING AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION” payable at New Delhi. Rs.250/- will be charged extra for dishonoured cheque and such members will have to pay fee by cash or DD only.
  • The members can also deposit fee in our Saving Bank A/c No. 012900 0100526284 with Punjab National Bank, Minto Road Branch, New Delhi and send us the scan/photo copy of deposit slip.
  • The desirous participants shall apply in prescribed participation form along with necessary risk certificate/medical certificate.
  • Please note that dates, schedule, duration, fee of any programme is subject to change without any notice.
  • The Management Committee reserves the right to reject any application for Membership/Participation without assigning any reasons thereof.