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The Gangbal lake is approached from Srinagar 45 kilometers by road via Ganderbal up to [[Naranag]]<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Jammu and Kashmir update | |accessdate=2012-04-19 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl= |archivedate=2012-03-29 |df= }}</ref> and then a trek of 15 kilometers upslopes leads to the lake, which can be covered by a [[horse]] ride or by foot. The [[gujjar]] shepherds can be seen during the trek with their flocks of [[sheep]] and [[goats]]. Another trek (25 kilometers long) leads to the lake site from [[Sonamarg]] via the [[Vishansar Lake]] crossing three mountain passes Nichnai pass, Gadsar pass and Zajibal pass of an average elevation of 4100 meters.<ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Track to Gangabal | |accessdate=2012-05-22 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl= |archivedate=2012-03-29 |df= }}</ref> It can also be accessed through a trek from [[Bandipore]] via Arin.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Kashmir Treks||accessdate=2013-10-24}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Tracks of Kashmir | |accessdate=2012-05-22 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl= |archivedate=2012-04-25 |df= }}</ref> The trek to the lake Gangabal takes place in an alpine environment, (cut crossing) with meadows, (cut from) and huts of [[Gurjar|Gujjars]] with their herds crossing through two passes over 4,000 m to get to the lake Gangabal, the sacred Hindu lake and place of pilgrimage.
[[File:Trekking near Gangbal Lake.jpg|center|522x522px|Group trekking away from Gangbal Lake]]