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Basmai Pass - Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek

Basmai Pass - Tarsar Marsar Trek is the prettiest trek in the Himalayas.
  • Kashmir
  • 7 Days
  • 50 KM
  • 14,190 FT
  • Moderate
  • ₹ 15550
    $ 220*
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    The price is for a group of 16 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    June-Sept

  • Base Camp

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    Gagangir, Kashmir

  • Pickup Point

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    Toruist Reception Center, Srinagar

  • Minimum Age

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    For this trek, we only allow children above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this high altitude trek.

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Highlights

  • Basmai -Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek takes you through many beautiful alpine lakes.
  • This is undoubtedly the trek with prettiest views among all the other treks.
  • Tarsar and Sundersar have the prettiest campsites in the whole Himalayas.

Overview

Basmai trek is an amazing hanging valley in Jammu and Kashmir and structures lovely support inside the Himalayas. Roosted at a stunning 14,190 feet, it is concealed in the Ganderbal and Anantnag locale of Jammu and Kashmir, which is uncontrollably in some unexpected directions. The valley is transcended by the grandiose Kohlai Peak, while the great Zanskar wall the opposite side. This moderate level trek is overseen by exquisite trees of Oak, Deodar, Bhojpatra, and Pine, joined by innumerable types of natural life. The northern piece of Basmai houses the shocking Kohlai Glacier. As a little something extra, it likewise acquaints trekkers with the curious way of life of the local people.


Tarsar Marsar is apparently the prettiest trek in India. This is a title we don't give treks softly. Particularly when it's impressive sister trek, Kashmir Great Lakes, is in the image. Notwithstanding, Tarsar Marsar is where elevated lakes end their very own existence. It isn't only the way that you get the chance to camp close to these illustrious blue lakes or on the other hand the isolated idea of these campgrounds. You get the opportunity to go around the whole border of Tarsar and Sundersar, offering you various points of view of exactly the same lake! At that point, there is the subtle Marsar, quite often covered up under a cover of mists. We see this lake from a shade, sitting 600-700 ft beneath. It is an ideal spot to observe the glory of the lake, with the sun transcending it. This is until spots of mists float their way through the U-molded valley and settle over the lake. The lake vanishes from seeing in practically no time!


The Basmai-Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek takes you right to the core of Kashmir. From the curious town of Aru to the clearings of Lidderwat. From the moving green heaps of Shekhawas to the monstrous snow-capped lakes. The setting of Tarsar Marsar is with the end goal that it leaves you outwardly shocked for a considerable length of time together!


Best Time to Visit

The best suited time for this trek is from June to September. During this time, the mountains along with the valleys are clad with a white sheet of snow. The temperature is as low as 5 degrees at night and remains around 25 degrees during the day. Donâ??t confuse the 25 degrees with bright sunny hot days. It is usually windy and the weather feels much chillier than it actually is. The winters in this area are severe. The trek remains closed due to freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

This will mark the first day of the trek on your journey to the Basmai-Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek. On this day, we will pick you up from Srinagar. From Srinagar, we will drive to Gagangir. Gagangir is around 70 kilometers from Srinagar and it consumes around 3 hours of time by road. The stretch from Srinagar to Gagangir is scenic, and we drive past several grasslands, alpine forests, and lofty mountains. The transition in the beauty of the landscapes will be worth it. You will feel like you have finally made your way to heaven. Once we reach Gagangir, we will settle a bit and get ready for the trek. You can roam around and embrace the beauty of this amazing place.


During the evening, a few activities will be arranged in order to increase the interaction between the trekkers. Trekking is a team activity and in order to reach the summit, it is very important to climb together. You will certainly light up in the hues of the place, welcoming strangers to become a part of your life.


Dinner will be served at night. Overnight stay will be set up at Gagangir. This will mark the end of the first day of the trek.

Meals : Dinner Only
Accommodation : Homestay/ Tents
Time Taken : 4 hours
Altitude : 7,900 ft.
Distance : 69 km

This will be the second day of the trek. On this day, we will progress to Basmai and Soun Valley from Gaganir. In the wake of getting up promptly toward the beginning of the day, we will start the trek after lavish breakfast at Gagangir. In spite of the fact that we will cross a waterway, we still ensure that you have enough water to fulfill the water needs of the day.


Ahead of schedule toward the start of today, we made our first walks up the mountain. In spite of the fact that the path to Basmai is short, it makes for a precarious tough trip. Quickly we will walk around a grandiose slope. The entire path will be a stroll in paradise alongside the advantages of outrageous quietness. At the point when you will run over an adorned tree, it implies you've secured half of the day's trek. The path is a climbing one and moves over a little edge turn right, and afterward opens up to a pass prompting Soun valley. The tough move to Soun is gentle and orders superb perspectives on the broad valley underneath.
Soun Valley campground is probably the best campground you may have ever experienced in your life. Go for a short stroll at night. Get acclimatized with the atmosphere of this spot. Revel in the excellence of this delightful campground. Supper will be served around evening time alongside bunches of biographies. Medium-term stay will be set up in tents.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 4 hours
Altitude : 12,450 ft.

The third day on this trek will be a memorable one. On this day we will move from Basmai to Basmai Lake via Basmai Pass. You will find melted snow spreading on the lower reaches. Crossing the few streams, the path will open up to a gully. The trail then descends gradually to Basmai. Following a steep climb of around 700 feet, you will reach the Basmai Lake in about 2 hours. Camping around this beautiful alpine lake will surely be one of the best memories of your life.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 4 hours
Altitude : 14,000 ft. at pass

The path to Lidderwat begins with a climb straight out of the town, following the course of the Lidder River. Follow the wide path past the rural division's fence. Think back to take a direct perspective on the whole locale of Aru. The path gets into a group of fir trees and keeps on climbing. After 30 minutes, the path jumps out at a clearing called Dalla close Gujjar hovels. Out of the pine trees, the path tenderly ascends a hill, from the highest point of which is one of the most intriguing views of the day. The Lidder River meets with the path at the valley base, spreading out in springs. Beside the waterway are green meadows where the path runs. Past, the Lidder surges out of a bend around progressively lovely fir backwoods. It takes about half an hour to cross this stunning segment of the path and enter the group of firs and oaks. Over the backwoods and after ten minutes, are the great knolls of Lidderwat. There are a couple of Gujjar hovels that signal Lidderwat. A reasonable alternative is to drop down to the wooden scaffold, move out of the knolls on the opposite side, and camp anyplace. On the opposite side are stunning clear streams tumbling into the glades – this is indispensably significant on the off chance that you are enjoying the great outdoors for the evening. Pahalgam District Authority hovels for settlement. There are additionally a lot of spots to pitch camp. The Lidderwat campground is a fantasy. Clear streams stumble into the glades. Save time to go for long strolls that stretch to either part of the bargains.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 9,022 ft.

The path to Tarsar begins to climb directly behind the PDA cabins – following the course of the stream streaming nearby. It leaves the waterway underneath and climbs rapidly into the pine woods above you. The path is direct and doesn't represent any test. Keep on moving past groups of pines and clearings for 90 minutes, until a staggering perspective opens up before you. The tight valley of Lidderwat opens up to tracks of wide-clearing fields. The prairies converge with the transcending mountains, with snow fixes in their folds. It is not, at this point, a solitary valley yet numerous valleys that join together. The path ahead joins upwards and to one side past the Bakharwal covers, adhering to one side of the stream. Clear streams run down and slice through the path commonly. There are acceptable spots to fill water. Abstain from taking the upward path. Drop down to the stream and cross it, first bouncing over a couple of rocks and afterwards crossing a make-move long extension. Follow the waterway and keep on climbing the path. After 30 minutes, the path around a curve opens up to a wide freeing from Homwas. There are a couple of inviting Gujjar hovels where you can stop for tea. It is an enjoyment stepping on the path after Homwas. It is generally on the grass and feels stunning under your feet. The path, presently in a south-westerly bearing, enters a thin valley with blue waters of the waterway as a consistent organization. The ascension keeps on picking up elevation. After an hour, you will pass an extremely old group of Silver Birch (Bhoj) trees, and the view opens up to another staggering landscape. This time, a perhaps more extensive meadow prompts two wide green valleys. It loosens up tremendously before you. Undulating glades to your left side connect with the sky. Past the knolls, tall, dull, snow-fixed bluffs shadow the scene. The path climbs quickly past a couple of Gujjar cottages to the outdoors grounds of Shekwas. For those on the Tarsar trail, Shekwas is a coherent and incredibly beautiful outdoors ground. It is a decent break after the hard trip.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 12,450 ft.

This will be the penultimate day of the trek. On this day, we will trek from Tarsar Lake to Sundersar via Marsar Lake. Plummet from the shepherds' path that prompts the base of the valley. Find the path that runs along the stream on the verdant bed of the valley. Climb the valley, to one side, and proceed on the path. After ten minutes, recognize a couple of Bakkarwala shields to your left side. Behind the safe house, the path moves over a short stretch of rocks to tap a meadow. Take a short halt at the Marsar Lake and enjoy the beauty of that place.


Follow the path that moves past the stream running down the incline. Quickly, the path hangs over comparative very much laid rocks over the stream. After ten minutes, the path mystically jumps over finished green hills to arrive on the dazzling shores of the pool of Sundarsar. Sundarsar is the ideal outdoor spot after the stunning trek from Tarsar.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 12,960 ft.

This will be the last day of the trek. First, we will trek down to Sumbal and then drive back to Srinagar. Throughout the 30 kilometers drive, you can refresh the memories of this beautiful trek to Tarsar with Trekmunk. Plan your onward journey from Srinagar.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation : Not Included

How To Reach

We can arrange a cab for you from the pickup point in Srinagar, the charges for the same are not included in the package. The cost of the cab can be shared among the trekkers joining the trek. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Srinagar after the trek will be arranged in a similar way.


How To Reach Basmai Pass - Tarsar Marsar Trek in Kashmir (Gagangir):


By Air

Srinagar Airport is well connected to the major cities of the country. Frequent flights ply from Delhi, Jammu, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, and Kolkata. Srinagar airport is about 70 km away from Gagangir.


By Road

Gagangir is accessible from the other parts of the country via the National Highway 1D. The Srinagar bus stand is about 87 km away from Gagangir, and sufficient public buses are available from Srinagar to Sonamarg. The Srinagar Bus Stand is well connected to Delhi, Chandigarh, and Jammu


By Rail

The Jammu Tawi Railway station is the most convenient stop, from where frequent buses and cabs are available for Gagangir.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals at Trek: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one. 


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Accommodation and Food in Srinagar: Food and stay in Srinagar and during transit to Gagangir and back are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Srinagar, we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation to and fro base camp: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Srinagar to Gagangir and Sumbal to Srinagar is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

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