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Nafraan Valley

Inclusions of the trek

Overview of Nafraan Valley

Embark on the enchanting Nafraan Valley trek, best undertaken from late June to early September. Traverse diverse landscapes, from lush forests to alpine meadows, culminating in panoramic views from the summit. Along the journey, discover the serene beauty of Harnag and Harbagwan Lakes, nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas. Prepare for varying weather conditions and relish the adventure of this Himalayan gem.

How to Reach Srinagar

Kashmir does have only one commercial Airport which we can reach by direct flights from Delhi (DEL) Airport, Bangalore, Jammu, And Hyderabad.  All the flights from other parts of India reach via Delhi to Srinagar (SXR), Kashmir.

Government and Private bus services to Jammu are available from from Delhi and from other parts of India. Jammu onwards you can again choose state government bus service or choose tourist taxi from Jammu to Srinagar. Tourist taxi, Public transport And UT Government Bus Service will be available easily from Jammu to Srinagar.

The train services can be used up to Jammu And Banihal only. Tourist taxi, Public transport And UT Government Bus Service will be available easily from Jammu to Srinagar. The distance of 270 Km from Jammu to Srinagar is usually been covered in 6 to 7 hours.

ITinerary Nafraan Valley Trek

Note: Trekkers are advised to reach Srinagar a day before the trek will commence. Our itinerary doesn’t include any buffer day but trekkers must add a buffer day in order to secure their departure. Bad weather conditions sometimes take an extra day to reach back on road safe and sound.

Day 1: Srinagar - Aru Arrival and Acclimatization

Time Taken: Arrival at Base Camp (no trekking)

Distance: N/A

Type of Trek: Rest and acclimatization day. Orientation, gear check, and briefings on safety and trekking etiquette.

Day 2: Aru Base Camp to Nafraan Meadows

Trek distance: 10 km 

Time Taken: 6 – 7 hours

Altitude gain: 400 meters

Trek type:  Easy + moderate trek through the rolling slopes of  Lidder Valley

Day 3: Nafraan Meadows to High Camp

Time Taken: 5-6 hours

Distance: 8-10 km

Type of Trek: Moderate to Difficult. Trek through alpine terrain, with steep ascents and descents, gaining altitude towards the High Camp. Overnight camping at High Camp.

Day 4: High Camp to 2 Lakes Summit and back to Base Camp

Time Taken: 10-12 hours (round trip)

Distance: 14-16 km (round trip)

Type of Trek: Challenging. Early morning start for the summit push. Navigate rocky terrain and possibly snow patches. Enjoy panoramic views from the summit. Descend back to High Camp and further down to Base Camp for overnight stay.

Day 5: Base Camp to Aru to Srinagar

Time Taken: 3-4 hours

Distance: 5-6 km

Type of Trek: Easy to Moderate. Descend back to the starting point, enjoying the scenery one last time. Departure from the valley.

Day 6: Buffer Day

Trek distance: 0 km 

Time Taken: 0 hours

Height lose : 000 meters


Best Time To Do Nafraan Valley Trek

The best time for trekking in Nafraan Valley is during the summer months, from late June to early September, when the weather is generally stable, and the trails are free from snow. This period offers pleasant daytime temperatures, clear skies, and blooming alpine flora, enhancing the scenic beauty of the valley. However, it’s essential to be prepared for sudden weather changes and carry adequate gear for varying conditions. The Nafraan Valley trek presents adventurers with a mesmerizing journey through diverse landscapes, from dense forests to expansive meadows and rugged alpine terrain, culminating in breathtaking views from the summit. With proper planning and guidance, trekkers can immerse themselves in the tranquility and grandeur of this Himalayan paradise.

Cancellation Policy

  • The cancellation of any trek or tour must be notified by sending an email to  Cancellation will be accepted only by receiving an email from our official email address.
  • If the cancellation is requested 40 days before the first day of the trek, 90 percent of that amount will be refunded.
  • Cancellation requested between 40 to 30 days prior to the trek only partial refund will be provided. 
  • If cancellation is requested 30 days before the first day of the trek, in such a situation there will be only 30 percent amount refunded.
  • The decided trek fee can be changed if group size is decreased from the client end.
  • In case of any untoward situation like a natural disaster, national emergency, terrorist activity, bad weather conditions take place, we will be fully responsible to take decisions. 

Physical Fitness

  • Getting a medical certificate from a registered medical officer is must before starting your trek. If you suffer from severe lung/heart/muscle disorders or any disease that can turn fatal, You cant take part in any trek with us.
  • In case you lack the required fitness or are suffering from any disease that can turn fatal in the mountains, Himalayan Bird reserves the right to bar your participation from doing the trek without any refund/compensation.
  • Trekkers are advised to focus on physical fitness inorder to remain fit during the trek and explore better. Following endurances can help beginners and experienced trekkers to remain fit and explore better during the trek.

       Endurance Exercises:

  • Brisk walking or jogging.
  • Yard work (mowing, raking)
  • Dancing.
  • Swimming.
  • Biking.
  • Climbing stairs or hills.
  • Playing tennis or basketbal

Travel Insurance

Having travel insurance is an important protocol all trekkers should follow. The cost of the trek doesn’t include any sort of insurance. Trekkers/Travelers travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness, and death medical expenses including any related to pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation including helicopter rescue and air ambulance where applicable, and personal liability.

Promotional Material

  • New Mountain Adventures reserves the right to take photographs/videos of participants and use them for any marketing/promotional activity. 
  • Indian Tourists must provide valid identity proof in order to get enrolled for the trek permissions. A valid passport and visa for all the tourists who are from outside India.
  • Objects should be some on our email address before starting the trek.