Tarsar Marsar Trek
Ensconced in the Himalayan Range, Kashmir is the paradise destination every traveler wants to visit. The tall snow capped mountains, deep valleys, beautiful lakes, thick green forests and sparkling rivers is just ideal for trekkers from all over the world. Tarsar Marsar Trek is one such experience for trekkers to hike along its scenic route to soak in the true beauty of Kashmir.
Kashmir has always been more than a mere place. It has the quality of an experience, or a state of mind, or perhaps and ideal.Jan Morris
- Destination: Kashmir
- Nearest City (Airport): Srinagar
- Best Time To Trek: June to October
- Duration: 5 Days
- Dates: On request
- Level: Easy to Moderate
- Guide: Available
- Price: On request
Tarsar Lake is almost 35 Km from Pahalgam valley at an altitude of 3,962 m/13,000 ft. The trek to this lake is a wonderful journey with beautiful surroundings and route filled with graceful flower meadows. It can be reached from Aru and Lidderwatt. You can camp at Sikiwas, 24 km from Pahalgam where delightful relaxing sights and flowery meadows sooth your tiring eyes. Water from Tarsar flows into the Lidder River.
Marsar Lake is a picturesque high altitude lake in Pulwama District of Jammu and Kashmir. Marsar Lake is the origin of the Sharabkul Canal, which provides water to the fountains in the Mughal Gardens. A major portion of the water of the Dal Lake and Harwan Lake come from the Marsar Lake.
All our guides are locals of Kashmir and therefore know the routes and the mountains like the back of one’s hand. The tour includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on every trek day.
- Day 1 / Srinagar to Aru (2,414 m/7,920 ft): 110 km/2.5-3 hrs Drive Time | Aru to Lidderwatt (2,780 m/9,120 ft): 9 km/3-4 hrs
- Early morning, we would drive to Aru from Srinagar. After a cup of Kashmiri Kehwa, we would start walking towards Lidderwatt (2,780 m/9,120 ft). Enroute, we would pass through dense forests alongside the famous stream originating from Tarsar Lake. Lidderwatt offers a base for various trekking expeditions carried around the area. Famous treks like Tarsar Marsar, Kolahoi glacier, Sind valley trek are accessible from this point. The area offers a beautiful panoramic view of the lush green meadows surrounded by huge cliffs and dense forests. Overnight in tents.
- Day 2 / Lidderwatt to Tarsar Lake (3,795 m/12,450 ft): 11 km/6-7 hrs
- After an early breakfast, we would start trekking towards Sekiwas. We would hike up some steep ascents, rocky trails alongside the stream that originates from Tarsar Lake. Enroute, one could find many nomad cottages on this trek route, which offer local Kashmiri tea and bread. Shepherds can be seen with their flock all around the area. Sekiwas also offers a descent camping site, but we won’t be staying there, instead we will put on some extra efforts for next couple of hours and reach Tarsar camping site. Overnight in tents.
- Day 3 / Tarsar to Marsar Lake (4,000 m/11,840 ft): 11 km/6-7 hrs
- After breakfast, we would start ascending the Tarsar pass, which climbs to an altitude of 4,200 m approx. On reaching the top, we would be able to see a panoramic view of Tarsar as well as the Marsar Lake followed by a long descent towards Marsar lake. We will return to Tarsar camp by evening. Overnight in tents at Tarsar.
- Day 4 / Tarsar to Lidderwatt: 11 km/5-6 hrs
- We will retrace the route we took. Overnight in tents.
- Day 5 / Lidderwatt to Aru: 9 km/3-4 hrs | Aru to Srinagar: 110 km/2.5-3 hrs Drive Time
- After an early breakfast we will walk towards Aru. After reaching Aru, we will take a meal break and then drive to Srinagar.
- Trekking Charges for 5 days including Meals, Tent, Guide Charges, Pony charges, Permission.
- Transport (Innova AC or similar car) from Srinagar to the trek starting point and back.
- Fuel costs, driver’s allowance and stay, parking & toll charges.
- Airport transfers.
- Accommodation in Srinagar.
- Tickets (camera charges) to monuments, temples, parks etc.
- Guide Services.
- Personal expenses.
- Any airfare.
- Any item that is not mentioned in inclusions.
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