Gangabal Rock Climbing & Trek


Arrive: Srinagar, Kashmir
Depart: Srinagar Kashmir
Best Time: June to October
Duration: 4 Days
Trek-Distance: 33 KM (two-way)
Highest Altitude: Gangabal Lake (3700m)
Activity Level:
Activity Level 3C
Level 3
INR 21900/Per Person


Rock Climbing is the fastest growing adventure sport in the world, and luckily for us, Kashmir Treks is one of the few agencies to through open this loving sport for travelers. Climbing indoors is great! But there comes a time when the thrill of climbing on real rock, outside, begins to lure you! And this is where Gangabal Futmut Rock, Climbing and Trek Expedition tour comes in!The trek follows Naranag-Gangabal-Trail. The aim is to test your personal limits as you hike up and top rope climb the cliffs of Futmut Rock in Gangabal Valley! With spectacular views of the Himalayas, Nundkol Lake, and the Mt Haramukh, it’s a high energy adventure. Your fully qualified and experienced guide will teach you the safest form of climbing there is and impart knowledge, such as rock identification, belaying, equipment selection and equipment checking! Not only are our guides excellent climbing instructors, but they are a dab hand of getting those awesome insta shots whilst you’re scaling the face, of all which you will receive for FREE!

The site of rock climbing Futmut Pal or the split-boulder at Gangabal Lake can be reached by hiking or horse ride up from Naranag or by doing a multi-day Great Lakes Trek from Sonamarg. The spot lies above the northeastern shores of scenic Nundkol Lake adjacent to the Gangabal Lake. The boulder’s solid rock is excellent for a first ever climbing experience, and with 5142 meters Mount Haramukh rising nearby, its even an awesome photo spot!


Rock scaling, route identifications, drilling, placing bolts and anchors; all has been done by the professional and renowned rock climbers Mr Kai Maluck and Ms Gaby Lappe. Kashmir Treks is obliged to carry forward your mission. We thank you for everything.


Bolt and mortar types

  • Stubai-Fischer anchor FBN II 12/10 A4 with Stubai Protect 12mm hanger (suitable for emergency abseils)
  • Climbing Technology Plate Kit Ring 12mm
  • Climbing Technology Plate Kit Rings 12mm
  • Climbing Technology Glue-in Ring
  • Climbing Technology Glue-in Rings
  • Hilti HIT-RE 500 V4 mortar
Climbing Routes
2Over the eyebrow. UIAA VI-,8m, Kai Maluck, 28-05-2022. Fully bolted, 4 quickdraws required.
3Next to the neck. UIAA III, 13m. 2 quickdraws required.
4Out of the gap. UIAA V(easier if climbed further left), 13m, Kai Maluck, 05-06-2022. Fully bolted, 4 quickdraws required.
5Wave after wave. UIAA III (zigzags to the right is easier (II)), 13m, Gaby Lappe, 05-06-2022. Fully bolted, 6 quickdraws required.
6Up the tortoise shell. UIAA V-,12m, Kai Maluck, 05-06-2022. Fully bolted, 7 quickdraws required.


What’s included in the Price?

  • All road transport by private ac cars

    Two-way base camps

  • 3 nights of tented accommodation

    Twin sharing; 2 persons in a 3-man-tent

  • All trekking/ climbing gear included

    All trekking gear/ Basic Climbing gear included. Tents (twin sharing), dining and kitchen tent, toilet tents, sleeping bags and mats. Trekking poles (1 per person) also included.

  • Local Guides and Cooking staff

    Languages; English, Urdu, Hindi and Kashmiri

  • All cooking utensils

    LPG stoves

  • Offloading

    Horses to carry your backpack (below 20kgs) throughout the trek (except day sack)

  • Meal plan- Vegetarian meals including eggs and cheese, unless specified

    Trek-4 meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch, Tea snacks, Dinner)

  • Trek Permits

    Wildlife/ Forest Permits

  • Drinking Water

    Packed bottled mineral drinking water (2 ltrs per person) on first day of the trek. Later on boiled drinking water at camp sites in the morning & evening hours.

  • First Aid Kit

    With Medical Oxygen

  • Trek Insurance

    For trek-Insurance, we need a medical fitness form. You can download the proforma here and after filling in the details, email us a copy to

What’s not included in the Price?

  • International or domestic flights
  • Visa
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Any medical costs

    Costs associated with a medical incident, such as your evacuation from the mountain and/ or hospitalization (for which you should have travel insurance)

  • Optional trips or excursions
  • Tips for local staff and guides.


Brief Itinerary

Day 1:- Srinagar to Naranag (60 km, 1 hour drive) and to Trunkhol (trek)

  • Altitude: 1600m to 2210m to 3250m
  • 8 kms trek, approx 5 hours

Day 2:- Trunkhol to Gangbal Lake

  • Altitude: 3250m to 3650m
  • 12 kms trek, approx 4 hours

Day 3:- Rock Climbing Day

Day 4:-Gangabal to Naranag trek, Drive to Srinagar

  • Altitude: 3650m to 2250m
  • 15 kms trek, approx 6 hours
Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Srinagar – Naranag (60 kms / 1 hour drive) – Trunkhol (5 hours trek):
Our representative cum driver will recieve you from Srinagar and drive to Naranag. We pack our load and backpacks on horses and start our trek. Our trek is a slightly steep treks through the pine/ birch forest of Bodpathri. Here we take our lunch and continue our trek. It takes five hours trek to reach our camping ground at Trunkhol to have our tea or kahwa and finally the dinner and an overnight stay.

Transport: By Innova car from Srinagar to Naranag

Accommodation: 2 persons per tent (spacious)

Meals: lunch, tea/snacks and Dinner

Day 2. Trunkhol – Gangabal Lake Lake (4 hrs trek).
After the breakfast, we leave Trunkhol meadow crossing a small icy-water stream. We continue our trek passing lush green meadows and take our lunch. It takes two more hours to reach our camp site at Gangabal Lake. We take our tea or kahwa and the dinner at the campsite. Explore twin Lakes of Gangabal and Nundkol.

Accommodation: 2 persons per tent (spacious)

All Meals: Breakfast, lunch, tea/snacks and Dinner

Day 3. Rock Climbing.

Under the guidance of our profession rock climbing guide, we experience basics of rock climbing, abseiling and take photos in the full gear.

Accommodation: 2 persons per tent (spacious)

All Meals: Breakfast, lunch, tea/snacks and Dinner

Day 4. Gangabal – Naranag. (6 hrs trek) – Srinagar (2 hours drive).
We leave Gangabal and Nundkol Lakes and trek down the meadows of Trunkhol. We may need to produce our permits and show our ID cards at the Army check-post at the Trunkhol. We continue our trek down and enter the tree-line. We trek down to Naranag village through the pine forests of Bodpathri. We take our lunch at a Restaurant and take our car drive back to Srinagar. Drop at Srinagar.

Transport: By Innova car from Naranag to Srinagar.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

What to Carry?

The trek is supported by horses. You will need to carry only a light sack, weighing about 4-6kg for your items like passport, money, and camera gear. The following is a list of the items you should carry on the trek. If you have items that can not be used on the trek, you can store them at our houseboat or our office and take them back after returning from the trek.

  • Please note that only postpaid Indian mobile sim cards (Jio, Airtel and BSNL) work in Kashmir Valley. Cellular network signal is available intermittently on the mountain passes.
  • Passport or a valid ID card
  • Duffel Bag 60 liters
  • One Pair Trekking Shoes
  • One Pair Trail Approach Shoes
  • Trekking Pants
  • Hooded Rain Jacket
  • Shade Hat
  • One Pair Sunglasses
  • One Pair Liner Gloves
  • Small Size Day-Pack
  • Two Pair Trekking Socks
  • One Pair Sandals
  • Extra Warm Clothes
  • Warm Hooded Down Jacket
  • Sunscreen Cream
  • Lip Balm
  • Any Personal Medication