- Trek Distance: 11 Kms
- Trek Time – 6 hours
- Altitude- 12,000 Ft to 11,500 Ft via 13,400 Ft
Today’s trek will be a combination of ascends and descends, after half an hour of trekking you will come across the biggest lake of the trek, Satsar Lake.
The trail goes through boulders, when you reach the last lake the trail starts descending and after 30 minutes you will reach the forest line. On the right is a ridgeline climb the top of a ridge, take some rest breaks and now you have to cross two more ridges.
After ascending for two hours you will reach the top of the third ridge, its altitude is 13,400 feet. The views offered are surprising, you will see two lakes next to one another.
At a distance two clear blue lakes are visible the smaller lakes have no names but the biggest one is Gangabal. The one with Gangabal is Nandkol, the route first descends then ascends towards the lake.
After a steep descend you reach green meadows these aren’t wide but stretches long.
The tree line becomes visible and the shore is at a distance, climb for a short while, descend and after crossing the stream you will reach the Nandkol Lake. You will be camping around this lake for an overnight stay.
This lake is at Harmukh peak’s base. Gangabal Lake can be reached from here in 20 minutes, on the right a stream flows which connect the two lakes. If you want to to go Gangabal, you will have to cross this stream. Go to the bank of Gangabal, there is a bridge for crossing the stream.