The most charming summer trek in India is the Tarsar Marsar Trek. This is a traditional walk with a wide range of visual beauty and topography. Three stunning alpine lakes, lush grasslands, glistening river streams, and a chain of snow-capped mountains may all be found on the walk. This walk is easy to moderately difficult, allowing even a novice to experience the natural blessings that it offers. The ideal period for the Tarsar Marsar Trek is from mid-August until mid-October. Read below the Tarsar Marsar Trek Itinerary witth the each day trek distance.
The Tarsar Marsar Trek begins in Aru Valley, a small valley 112 kilometers outside of Srinagar. The first day of the journey is a camping day for acclimatization in the picturesque Aru Valley next to the Lidder River. The walk continues the following day with a brief elevation before entering a dense jungle. The sound of birds chirping and the Lidder River’s song can be heard as you go down the path through the forest of pine trees. After roughly 5 kilometers of walking through the bush, the trail merges with a large meadow. The Lidder River is bordered by a wave-like grassland. Up until the Lidderwat campground, the hike is pleasant and simple.
Day 1: Srinagar to Aru
Driving takes roughly 4 hours. Aru Valley is another 12 kilometers up the road from Pahalgam, which is about 100 kilometers from Srinagar. Aru is without a doubt the nicest valley and hamlet in Kashmir. As with the Tarsar Marsar Trek, this village has continued to be the beginning point for several extraordinary treks. When you get to Aru, Cliffhangers India’s campsite will be ready to greet you with a drink. You will meet your trek leader there, who will give you an outline of your walk and the remainder of the route. At around seven, dinner will be delivered to you in the center of this breathtaking valley.
Day 2: Aru to Lidderwat
Although the day’s grade is low, there is a lengthy 11-kilometre walk. There is only a slow ascent into the jungle for the first 30 minutes.
The first five kilometers of the trek’s route are through the bush. The bush is dense and occasionally breaks up to reveal shepherd huts and deep canyons to your left in the distance. You will see shepherds and ponymen using the trail, and the jungle is teeming with birds.
Day 3: Lidderwat to Shekwas
The day begins with an ascent that brings you to a higher location from which you can see a larger portion of the Lidderwat Valley. Today’s grade is an easy one. The trail enters the woodland shortly after your initial ascent. You will be strolling alongside the Lidder River while in the jungle. An area of boulders can be found just before you get to Shekwas. Take caution as you walk. You must go carefully through this part because the boulders are large and occasionally wet from the river that flows beneath them. The overnight camping location is right after the boulder portion.
Day 4: Shekwas to Tarsar Lake
You will be traveling to Tarsar Lake after breakfast. The day’s gradient is moderate. The boulder and rocky segment of the trail takes center stage. You will be moving down the thin trail of boulders as well as on top of them. The river flows next to you and to your right. At the river crossing, the boulder portion practically concludes. The bride is made of wood and is thin, but the crossing is not very long. A beautiful lake in Kashmir, Tarsar Lake is formed like an almond. You will experience the pleasure of viewing this lake; it is so alluring that you won’t wait to swarm around it as soon as you notice it.
Day 5: Tarsar Lake to Sundersar
You get an amazing view of Tarsar Lake once you’ve ascended the ridge. All of the photographs of Tarsar Lake that you have seen were taken from this vantage point. All of the hikers pause here to take photos and movies and to rest for a while. Be careful with your steps and the trail because the descent from this ridge is abrupt.
After descending, there is a boulder to cross, and then you enter a fantastic, lovely meadow that links Shekiwas and Sundersar. Silent Valley is the name given to the meadow because of its serenity. In between the two mountain sections, there is luscious grass. The area is covered in water ponds and little river streams.
Day 6: Visit Sundersar and Marsar Lakes to Homwas
You must travel around to the Sundersar Lake and climb a ridge to reach Marsar Lake. After climbing that for 30 minutes, you come to a flat area where you can see the eternal Marsar Lake, situated there in all its serenity and beauty. The lake is spacious and alluring. From the vantage point where you can see the entire lake, you will be able to see this one. Take in the lake vista and document it with photos and movies. Additionally, this is where the trek’s highest elevation is located. You will be at a height of about 4020 meters with well-trained guides from Cliffhangers India.
Day 7: Homwas to Aru to Srinagar
The trek’s final day is today. You have already traveled a portion of the trail during the first two days of your voyage from Aru, which is a lengthy one. The trail will take the same path from Lidderwat to Aru. At Aru, where it began, the trek comes to a close. Take a taxi from Aru that drops you off in Srinagar.
Another famous trek in Kashmir which is of same duration is Kashmir Great Lakes Trek. The Great Lakes of Kashmir Trek is a difficult trek.