The top treks of Kashmir are:
There’s something beautiful about the enchanting valleys of Kashmir and one of them is Basmai-Soun Valley. Being in the remote parts of Kashmir, Ganderbal and Anantnag, the Basmai-Soun Valley Trekking is famous for the beautiful views of the Himalayas, lifestyle and cultural heritage of the mountain villages and high altitude lakes. June to October are the preferred months for the Basmai-Soun Valley Trek as the valleys are carpeted with snow in June. The Basmai-Soun Valley Trekking Itinerary is mainly of 9 days covering sites such as Basmai Valley, Soun Valley, Basmai Lake, and many others. The must view sight in the whole trek is Satlanjan where 7 streams meet. The trek takes you to a gradual walk towards the hidden Soun valley with the path of alpine meadows. You will come across some local wildlife in Soun valleys like mountain goats and species of groundhogs. The trek also moves towards Kolohoi glacier which is very famous for being one of the sources of River Lidder which later on merges into Jehlum. Trekkers also go to another high altitude lake, Tarasar Lake which is a beauty surrounded by lush green grasslands and mountains and a medium ascent lake Marsar and will also camp at Sonmast valley which is termed as Shepherd valley, surrounded by beautiful meadows. The trekking ends with the trek towards Sumbal, a 4hrs. difficult ascend. The Basmai Soun Valley Trek is commonly considered as highly difficult due to strenuous walks but in return, you get to see alluring natural scenery of snow covered mountains, high altitude lakes, beautiful meadows under your feet and also the interaction with the mountain bedouins teaches you a lot about their hard and strenuous lives. If these things strike a chord of your heart, then Basmai Soun Valley Trek Tour Package is a win-win situation for you.
Max. Altitude – 4,000 meters
Duration – 5 days
Level – Easy to moderate
The Warvan Valley trek is one of the best-kept secrets of Kashmir. The trail takes you through many untouched places in Kashmir and lets you cherish all the undisturbed beauty that it has. It is a heaven for trekkers and adventure lovers but you need to be absolutely fit for this trek. The months of July-September are the best time to hit the valley.
The Warvan Valley trek itinerary includes a drive from Srinagar to Panikhar which is a 10 hours drive. Start at 6 am from Srinagar, and witness the most beautiful villages of Kashmir. There aren’t many shops on the way. Explore the village after you reach Panikhar for the rest of the day and stay the night there. Next day trek to Sumdo which is at an elevation of 12,350 ft from the sea level. After 3 hours of trek, the trail swerves around and ions up to a breathtaking little meadow where you can halt for a while and then start again. Trek to Sumdo will take around 5-6 hours. Trek to Kalapari the next day which is at 12,850 ft and will take around 1.5 hours of time. You will have to cross a number of streams and trek through a meadow. Set camp beside the stream and enjoy the gushing sound of the water in the silent Himalayas. Have breakfast in the camp and set for Kaintal via Lomvilas Gully which will take around a stunning 11-12 hours of time to reach. Set for Humpet the next day at 10,900 ft taking 6 hours of time. You have to cross a river basin and trek through the meadows and the beautiful grasslands of Sar. Come down to Sukhnai to Chaudraimanr the following days and drive back to Srinagar from there which will mark an end to your Warvan Valley trekking campaign for this time.
The Warvan Valley trek India is an ideal trek to steal some peace from today’s busy schedule. So don’t waste any more time thinking and go through the Warvan Valley trekking tour package now.
Max. Altitude – 4,405 meters
Duration – 9 days
Level – Challenging
Situated at an altitude of 11,100 ft., Kolahoi Glacier being the perennial source of water to major rivers such as Jhelum and Lidder, is referred to as the Goddess of Light. The journey is most beautiful which goes through green meadows, rambling banks of Lidder river and wide Himalayan valleys and also enchanting coniferous forests. The Kolahoi Glacier Trekking takes you on a circular trail, going through alpine lakes, ponds and age-old glaciers. It is one of the best short treks in Kashmir and best for those who want to trek in a terrain field which is full of tall trees, meadows clad with flowers beds and clean high altitude lakes that have snow-capped peaks. Different from every trek, this trek starts with an unusual note. Start for Aru the next day via Pahalgam, here the lush green pastures and Katrinag Mountains welcome you. On the next day, you will be moving to Lidderwat which is at the left of the Lidder river. Enjoy the beautiful views of meadows as you head to Satlanjan from Liddervat. For the Kolahoi Base Camp, you will move from Satlanjan to Kolahoi Base Camp and have to climb a little higher to have view the Kolahoi Peak. Have a treat for your eyes by choosing Kolahoi Glacier trekking Tour Package.
Max Altitude: 11,100 ft.
Duration: 6 days
If there ever was or is a paradise on Earth, it is here in Kashmir. The valley of Kashmir is where heaven lies on Earth. There are some treks that set aside other treks as they are certainly more special than the others. The Tarsar Marsar Trek India is one of them.
The Tarsar Marsar trek itinerary starts from your journey from Srinagar to Aru base camp which is 7,950 ft high. Depart from Srinagar by 2 pm. It is a 4 hours drive to Aru. It is on the bank of Lidder River. There are no shops around to keep everything you need by your side. Pahalgam is the last point where you will find a mobile network and ATMs. Next day start your trek from Aru to Lidderwat which is a 10 km trek taking 6 hours of time. The trail is easy with gradual ascent and easy terrain. Water sources are there at the streams. Reach Lidderwat and stay the night at tents. Next day you trek to Shekwas which is at an altitude of 11,000 ft. It normally takes 5 hours to reach, also there are enough water sources on the way. In day 4, you will reach the much awaited Tarsar and explore Tarsar at 12,500ft. It will be an easy day with the moderate ascent. Trek to Sundarsar the next day, it will be a bit difficult terrain but will take around 5 hours of time. Next day will be a hectic one as you will be visiting Marsar and then Homwas. It will be a 7 hours trek, continuous ascent to Marsar then a gradual descent to Homwas. The final day you will be trekking down to Aru and then drive to Srinagar which will mark an end to your Tarsar Marsar Trekking adventure for this time.
For beginners, the Tarsar Marsar trek is ideal but a little challenging. So don’t waste any more time searching for options and check out the Tarsar Marsar Trekking tour package now.
Max. Altitude – 4,024 m
Duration – 7 days
Difficulty – Moderate
Basmai is a breathtaking hanging valley in Jammu & Kashmir and forms a beautiful cradle within the Himalayas. Perched at a staggering 4000 meters, it is shaded in the Ganderbal and Anantnag district of Jammu & Kashmir, which is wildly off the beaten tracks. The valley is towered by the lofty Kohlai Peak, while the majestic Zanskar fences the other side. This moderate level trek is chaperoned by lovely trees of Oak, Deodar, Bhojpatra, and Pine, accompanied by multitudinous species of wildlife. The northern part of Basmai houses the stunning Kohlai Glacier. As a bonus, it also introduces trekkers to the quaint lifestyle of the village locals.
The most ideal time to do the trek is Mid June to September, when the snow cover begins to melt, leaving behind a blanket of enchanting, lush greenery.
1. One of the most offbeat places in Jammu & Kashmir.
2. Carries a backdrop of the mighty Kolahoi Peak
3. Camping by beautiful alpine lakes- Tarsar, Marsar, and Sundarsar.
There is one word from all the trekkers that Kashmir Great Lakes is one of the prettiest treks in India and why wouldn’t it be? A place which is the residence of five beautiful alpine lakes and that too, you get to see them one after another without breaking your link, the view of snow patches from the mountains which gently slide into the lakes make it enticing for the trekkers. The Kashmir Trek is surely a bliss with lush green forests, stunning meadows of varying shapes and size and five captivating alpine lakes. Among the treks in Kashmir, Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is the most famous trek just because of the beautiful views it presents to you. The trekking starts from Shitkadi where you will reach from Srinagar by a 4 hrs drive. Next day you will start your journey for Nichnai via Shekdur, this is an eye-soothing journey where you will spot meadows with Pine and dense forests of Maple trees. By the end of this route, you will be able to view the majestic Sonamarg valley with the beautiful streams, meadows, and pines which is a picture perfect scene. Day 3 will bring you the task of trekking from Nichnai to Vishnusar Lake. The whole route from Nichnai to Vishnusar Lake is a spectacle beauty within itself, who doesn’t like a walk in flowery meadows and beautiful lakes as your constant companions. Explore the Vishnusar and Kishansar twin lakes. On the next day start your trek towards Gadsar via Kishansar lake and Gadsar pass. The Gadsar pass is the highest point of the trek with an altitude of 13,800 ft. From the next day, you will be descending towards the end of your journey trekking via Satsar, Gangabal twin lakes, and Naranag.
Max Altitude: 13,800 ft
Duration: 7 Days
Level: Moderate to Difficult
This trek begins from the farthermost alpine village of Kashmir towards the north-east. The town is well-known for guides that take believers to the blessed Amaranth yatra. The trek has three high elevation lakes on its course, one being the highest lake in Kashmir at a staggering altitude of 4605m. On the trail, one encounters two beautiful, vast and lush meadows Kolahoi Pass (most astounding in Sind valley), Thajwas wild life sanctuary, eight technical cliffs and six glacier beds.
Max. Altitude: 4605 m
No. of Days: 4 Days 3 Nights
Harmukh Valley trek is an astonishing high-elevation trail and considered as a most wonderful trek in Kashmir. Harmukh is the 4th highest peak in that valley is set with a picturesque foreground of the magnificent Gangbal lake.
Known as the Eiger of Kashmir, it was from Mount Harmukh that Thomas Montgomery, an incredible trigonometric surveyor, first found K1 and K2 Mountains in 1865. The Gangbal Lake is said to be the Ganges of Shivism.
Max. Altitude: 3700 m
No. of Days: 5 Days 4 Nights
Popular Treks in Kashmir are:
|Trek Name||No. of Days||Cost||Details|
|Barafsar Lake Trek||5 Days||Rs. 12150/-||View Details|
|Basmai Pass-Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek||7 Days||Rs. 15550/-||View Details|
|Basmai Soun Valley Trek||5 Days||Rs. 14500/-||View Details|
|Harmukh Valley Trek||5 Days||Rs. 12850/-||View Details|
|Kashmir Great Lakes Trek||7 Days||Rs. 13750/-||View Details|
|Kolahoi Glacier Trek||6 Days||Rs. 14550/-||View Details|
|Tarsar Marsar Trek||7 Days||Rs. 13750/-||View Details|
|Warwan Valley Trek||9 Days||Rs. 20500/-||View Details|