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Islamia College completes Great Lakes Trek

LocalIslamia College completes Great Lakes Trek

The Islamia College Adventure Club successfully completed the Great lakes trekking expedition today on 30th August 2018. The expedition comprising of 20 students and 4 staff members was flagged off by Prof.(Dr.) Yasin Ahmed Shah the principal of the college on 25th of this month.islamia College trek 1

The mountain trek started from Shutkari, Sonamarg under the overall supervision of Dr. Altaf ur Rehman, Director Physical Education of the College. The trekking party proceeded under the guidance of famous mountain guide and climber  Junaid Beigh through Table Top and had their first halt at Nichenai Meadow for the first night. The party proceeded towards Vishensar pass (3945 mtrs) for 2nd night halt at Vishensar lake.

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Here rain played some spoil sport but was pleasant next morning to have clear picture of the twin lakes of Vishensar and KishenSar and mount Vishu. On the day three the party crossed the above 4000 mtr high Gadsar pass to have a glimpse of the lake Gadsar. The trekking party spent 3rd night at the camp site at some distance from the lake. On 28th August the party proceeded towards Satsar lakes after crossing the Satsar Gali.islamia college 3

It was during this phase of the trek that the students enjoyed the majestic looks of snow clad Nanga Parbat accross the LOC. The party had night halt at Mengandoub Meadow just below the Zajibal pass(3925 mtrs). After pitching the tents the party visited some smaller lakes around Satsar to take the full advantage of this trek. On the 5th day the party proceeded for the final halting place at Nundkol and Gangbal twin lakes. The students spent enough time trekking around and swimming in these lakes.
On the day six, the party reached the college safe and sound after culminating the 80 kilometer trek at Naranag. The principal of the college Prof. Yasin Ahmed expressed his satisfaction and gratitude on the safe return of every member of the trekking party. He congratulated the Department of Physical Education of the college for the successful completion of six day long trekking expedition for the first time by a local degree college.

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