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==Access==
The Gangbal lake is approached from Srinagar 45 kilometers by road via Ganderbal up to [[Naranag]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.jammuandkashmirupdate.com/news/newsdetail%20122.html |title=Jammu and Kashmir update |publisher=jammuandkashmirupdate.com |accessdate=2012-04-19 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20120329232447/http://www.jammuandkashmirupdate.com/news/newsdetail%20122.html |archivedate=2012-03-29 |df= }}</ref> and then a trek of 15 kilometers upslopesupslope leads to the lake, which can be covered by a [[horse]] ride or by foot.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Treks |first1=Kashmir |title=Naranag Gangbal Trek |url=https://www.kashmirtreks.com/product/naranag-gangabal-trek/ |accessdate=12 May 2019}}</ref> 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=http://www.pttindia.com/gt.html |title=Track to Gangabal |publisher=pttindia.com |accessdate=2012-05-22 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20120329232450/http://www.pttindia.com/gt.html |archivedate=2012-03-29 |df= }}</ref> It can also be accessed through a trek from [[Bandipore]] via Arin.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.kashmirtreks.in|title=Kashmir Treks|publisher=KashmirTreks.in|accessdate=2013-10-24}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.kashmirmount.org/track.html |title=Tracks of Kashmir |publisher=kashmirmount.org |accessdate=2012-05-22 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20120425074501/http://www.kashmirmount.org/track.html |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.
[[File:Trekking near Gangbal Lake.jpg|center|522x522px|Group trekking away from Gangbal Lake]]