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Tarsar marsar trek

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7 Days 6 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Grade : Easy to Moderate
Duration : 7 Days

Distance : 48kms
The valley of Kashmir is an experience that may rob the most masterful wordsmith off adjectives, but never fail to brew unceasing lyricism in the heart of her beholders. Kashmir’s inherent classical romanticism aside, there are some things exclusively special to trekking and the Tarsar Marsar twin lakes trek brings all of them together.

Grasslands like velvet, walking through hovering pine trees that are beautiful and fragrant, little thatched roofed hamlets peopled by beautiful humans, perfect stillness of azure waters, and camping by the glacial lakes which give the trek its name. What’s more wonderful, on practical trekking terms, Tarsar Marsar doesn’t charge a great deal of physical challenge, acclimatization prerequisites, or exhaustion.

Special Note: Lately, there has been much apprehension regarding treks in Kashmir owing to perennial reports of trouble brewing in the valley. Therefore, in a responsibly organized journey, with some foresight, we wish to add an extra day or two in the 7-day itinerary. If we must make an emergency halt, the need for which we pray doesn’t occur, these buffer days will be useful. This can be confirmed and elaborated upon at the time of your trek registration.

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  • Who can go?
  • First timer can apply, should have some interest in trekking and mountaineering.
  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
  • The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.
  • Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above.


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Day 1:- Srinagar to Aru base camp

Altitude:- 7,950ft
Depart Srinagar by 2 pm
Drive:- 4 hrs, Srinagar to Aru
Srinagar to Pahalgam 100 km to Aru 12 km
Transportation from Srinagar to Aru is included in the cost
Aru is on the bank of Lidder River
Since there are no shops around ensure that you have all that you need already
Please note that prepaid SIM cards do not work in Kashmir
Pahalgam is the last point where you will get mobile network
Last ATM is in Pahalgam
Stay in Tent
Don’t forget to carry your ID proof in original and 2 photo copies

Day 2:- Aru to Lidderwat

Altitude:- 7,950 to 9,150ft
Trek:- 10 km trek, 6 hrs
Easy terrain, gradual ascent
Water can be refill from streams
Packed lunch on the way
Stay in tents

Day 3:- Lidderwat to Shekwas

Altitude:- 9,150 to 11,000ft
Trek:- 5.5 km trek, 5 hrs
Moderate terrain, continuous ascent for first few hours
Enough water sources on the way
One river crossing just before Homwas
Hot lunch at camp site
Stay in tents

Day 4:- Shekwas to Tarsar and explore Tarsar

Altitude:- 11,000 to 12,500ft
Trek:- 5 km trek, 4 hrs
Moderate terrain, continuous gradual ascent
Carry enough water, only few natural sources are available
In the evening explore Tarsar Lake
Hot lunch at camp site
Stay in tent

Day 5:- Tarsar to Sundarsar

Altitude:- 12,500 to 13,100ft
Trek:- 5 km trek , 5 hrs
Moderate to difficult terrain
Steep ascent in the beginning till the pass, followed by a descent and then a gradual ascent till Sundarsar camp site
Carry enough water, only few natural sources are available
Hot lunch at camp site
Stay in tent

Day 6:- Visit Marsar and then to Homwas

Altitude:- Marsar ridge 13,400ft, Homwas 11,500ft
Trek:- 9 km trek, 7 hrs
Moderate terrain
50 minute continuous ascent to Marsar ridge
Gradual descent all the way to Homwas
Packed lunch on the way
Stay in tent

Day 7:- Homwas to Aru and drive to Srinagar

Altitude:- 11,500 to 7,950 ft
Trek:- 13 km trek, 6 hrs
Easy terrain
Continuous gradual descent till Aru
Many water streams are available on the way
Packed lunch on the way
Stay in Srinagar (not included in the cost)
You will reach Aru in between 2-3 pm
You will reach Srinagar in between 7-8 pm
* Please note that prepaid sim cards do not work in Kashmir.
Don’t forget your ID proof in original and 2 photo copies.


7 Days 6 Nights

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