Welcome to Vishansar Lake in Sonmarg, where the breathtaking natural beauty and pristine surroundings will leave you awestruck! This high-altitude lake is nestled amidst lofty jagged mountain peaks on one side and lush green meadows on the other, making it a perfect spot for nature lovers.
But, hold your breath, there’s more to Vishansar than just its beauty! During summers, the lake offers ample opportunities for trout and mahseer fishing, which is a must-do activity for fishing enthusiasts.
And, if you’re someone who loves trekking, then you’re in for a treat! Trekking from Sonamarg to Vishansar Lake is one of the most exciting things to do here. The trek takes you through Nichnai Pass, which is located at an altitude of 4,100 meters, right after which the lake is situated. The trek is worth it when you finally reach the Vishansar Lake, and soak in its beauty and peace.
If you’re a photography enthusiast, then you must not miss capturing the beautiful views of Vishansar Lake. The lake is a heaven for photographers, with its snow-anchored mountains, frozen lake in winter, lush greenery in summer, and exotic variety of fishes.
And, did we mention that Vishansar Lake is also home to rare migrant birds coming in summer across Siberia? If you’re lucky, you might just get to witness them during your visit.
To reach Vishansar Lake, you can hire a taxi from Srinagar Airport to a village called Shitkadi, from where you will have to trek about 35 kilometers or hire a pony. Trust us; the trek will be an experience of a lifetime!
So, pack your bags and head to Vishansar Lake for an adventure of a lifetime. We promise you; it will re-energize your soul and soothe your inner mind. And, who knows, you might just catch a fish or two and make your trip even more memorable!