Pir Panjal Lakes Trek | Himalaya Shelter

The Pir Panjal Lakes Trek is an extraordinary journey through the majestic Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas, organized by Himalaya Shelter. This moderate-level trek takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes and pristine lakes in the region. Starting from the picturesque town of Srinagar, the trail gradually ascends through dense forests, charming villages, and lush meadows. You’ll be greeted with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, gushing waterfalls, and colorful alpine flowers. The trek is a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, as you may spot various species of birds, animals, and rare Himalayan flora. One of the main attractions of the Pir Panjal Lakes Trek is the opportunity to see up to 14 alpine lakes. Each lake has its own unique beauty, with colors changing from oceanic blue to turquoise to teal. The trek also allows you to immerse yourself in the unique culture of the tribal communities of Kashmir. Along the way, you’ll encounter many ‘Doks’ (locally known as ‘Dharas’), which are beautiful small shelters made of stones by local shepherds. The Pir Panjal Lakes Trek is indeed one of the most beautiful treks in India. It’s a moderately difficult trek, with a few steep climbs and descents that require your complete attention and great effort to navigate. The highest altitude reached during the trek is 13,730 ft. This trek predominantly traverses through beautiful and expansive meadows, lush green Himalayan forests, and some tricky sections consisting of moraines and boulders. Himalaya Shelter, the organizer of the trek, is well concerned about climate change and tries to avoid the use of plastic as much as possible. They always maintain cleanliness in and around their campsite and take great care to preserve the natural water resources in the Himalayas.