What the Kashmir trek fee includes
The trek fee Rs 11450 includes all costs of the trek from the start of the trek at Sonamarg to the end at Narnag.
Specifically, the cost includes the following:
- The trek fee
- Vegetarian food as per menu on the trek
- Forest camping charges
- Trek permits
- Sleeping bags
- Safety equipment
- Mule charges
- Services of a trek leader
Please Note: Service Tax of 3.09% is payable on the trek fee.
Transportation: The cost of transport from Srinagar to Sonamarg and return from Narnag to Srinagar has to be borne by the participant. Indiahikes has arrangements with local transporters to pick up trekkers from Srinagar. The vehicles will leave Srinagar at 2.30 pm and reach Sonamarg by 5.30 pm.
The stay at Srinagar on the last day is not included in the trek fee. However we can assist you in booking a hotel or a houseboat for the same.
Most participants opt for the Indiahikes pick up – and we assume the same in your case. In case you do not want the Indiahikes pick up, please let us know at least 20 days in advance to the start of the trek. Intimation is by email only at
The cancellation charges are as under:
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek -- full refund.
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek -- 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek -- no refund.
Note: If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity (like rains, earthquake, landslides etc), Indiahikes will issue a Trek Voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same or another trek in the next one year.
Drop out during trek: If for some reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Indiahikes will make arrangements for his/her return to the nearest road head. A staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head. On the Kashmir Great Lakes trek it is to Sutkari or Sonamarg. Sutkari is the base camp of the trek, 3 kms from Sonamarg. From Sonamarg you get vehicles to Srinagar. In case of dropping out of the Kashmir Great Lakes trek transportation and stay cost at any location has to be borne by the participant.
Backpack carrying: Indiahikes expects all trekkers to carry their own backpacks with personal belongings. All common gear will be carried by the support team. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge of Rs 200 per backpack per day.
Who can trek at 50% concession: