Kashmir also boasts of highly engaging yet offbeat outdoor activity – water trek tours on gondola/ shikara boats with 3 oarsmen paddling the boat. These tracks are very relaxing but also quite adventurous. Treks start from the Dal Lake and Nigeen Lake, via the famous Anchar Lake (bird watchers’ paradise), via the main river of the Vale of Kashmir (downstream) known as Jhelum, then Manasbal Lake (famous for water lilies & lotus flowers) and finally reaching Wular Lake (the largest fresh water lake in Asia famous for growing water chestnuts and local fish), typical farmer villages like Bandipora, Watlab, the famous Sufi Shrine at the bank of Wular Lake known as Baba Shukur-u-Din Sahib. These treks can range from one day to even as long as 5 days with accommodation in tented camps with sleeping bags, kitchen and cooking staff etc. One can also return from any of the places by car.
Note: Details and costing of these treks can be provided by the host upon request after booking.