Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Trekking in Himalayas It’s Never Too Late to Start

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A vertical climb of 2000 ft, a trail into the mountains, a hike across the meadows, the crisp mountain air, and adrenalin rushing as you reach the summit- does that sound like an adventure enthusiast you read about but that’s actually the story of your first trekking expedition.

Kashmir Great Lakes Trekking

The mountains and trails have always beckoned the humans to start their journey of adventure and the story is always new. It doesn’t matter if you’re in 40s or 50s, you’re still younger than you’re going to be tomorrow, it’s never too late to get out and get going to the mountains- not to retire but to start really living. So get rid of that lazy muscles and get yourself a great backpack, a neat pair of trekking shoes, a water bottle, a cool hat, supercool glares and start walking, trudging, limping whatever you got to go with.

 

The reasons for you to go on Trekking Trip

Trekking is in vogue: Trekking has been in vogue since the time traders discovered new routes to business, since armies went trekking on training programs and the Maharajas made hunting expeditions a passion. So if you haven’t started trekking, then hey, you’re not in fashion. So put on that hat and feel like a Maharaja minus the shotgun and plus the camera and march down the royal paths to mountains.

 

You may be making history: When trekking in the beautiful valley with exotic herbs, wild flowers and protected fauna that we know as Valley of Flowers today- well we would never have known this treasure if Frank Smythe had not decided to follow the trail of wild flowers and vast meadows on his way back from the Mt Kamet Trek. Who knows what you might find or what feat you may accomplish!

Valley of flowers trek blog

Trekking is a healthy addiction– While the rest of your mates will be groaning to get out of bed and head to the gym, you’re already up and training for the exciting trekking trip ahead. Your ‘pink of health’ status will be maintained by the path you choose and that’s not difficult when it’s a new trek path that you’re hooked to.

 

You’ll be the coolest grandparent– You can go on and on about your wild adventure tales of snow leopards, mountain goats, yetis and all .Your grandkids will be all ears and are going to love showing you off to their friends.

Read more Trekking Reasons for Couples 

 

You’ll never get bored- Nature has made sure you’re amply supplied with never ending trails to discover and by the time you finish one you’ll be planning the next exciting trek. The beauty of starting a trek is that there are so many more places waiting to be discovered.

 

You’ll make new friends– Whoever told you that you can’t make new friends when you’re older hasn’t met a trekker. The trekking world will open doors to friends who share the same crazy passion and that’s not going to happen unless you get of that couch and start walking.

 

Trekking as simple as taking that first step. Here are a few tips that have been gathered from experience that will help you hop out and prepare to take the wild road to happiness.

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Trekking Tips for Beginners 

Set a goal: Whether it’s the hill in the vicinity of your city or the Everest itself have a destination and start planning. Trekking associations are a great way to get information to get started and all it takes is making that call.

Get your gear right: Backpack, shoes, water bottle and every other gear need to be in place to avoid discomfort of strain. Your equipment will be worth every cent when you’re well on your way through challenging parts of the terrain.

Prepare: Once you know where you’re going start preparing with the everyday walks and small hikes increasing them slowly to allow your body to get in tune with the larger goal.

Remember starting is the hardest part and once you’re past that hurdle everything is a flow.  The only thing you have to do is really enjoy the trek- breathe in the freedom and fresh air and the live in the moment. So pack up the excuses and start packing for the treks you’re going to be taking.

Here are some of the best treks for beginners to start with

Here read more about Easy Treks in Uttarakhand

 

 

 

Tarsar Marsar Trek

Posted By : Jai Govind Meena/ 19 1

The Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek in Kashmir encompasses a journey of two beautiful lakes surrounded by the peaks of the Kolahi Mountains. The twin lakes, which flow in opposite directions, are separated by a mountain and known for their almond shape. What makes this trek special is its breathtaking beauty and serenity.

The Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek  is a week long experience spanning six nights and seven days. The trek will go up to a height of 4,100 metres. It will certainly be an enjoyable experience for those fond of trekking and communing with nature.

Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek  –  Brief Itinerary

Day 1 –Srinagar to Aru Valley

Day 2 – Aru Valley to Lidderwat

Day 3 – Lidderwat Valley to Seikiwais

Day 4 – Seikiwais to Tarsar Lake

Day 5 – Tarsar Lake to Marsar Lake

Day 6 – Tarsar to Sonamous

Day 7 – Sonamous to Sumbal Village

TREK DURATION: 7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS

What’s Included :-

  • Accommodation (Camping & Hotel Stay)
  • Meals while on trek(Veg)
  • Qualified and experienced Guide and support staff.
  • Transport by Sumo/Qualis from Srinagar

What’s Not Included :-

  • Meals during transit
  • Mineral Water or soft drinks
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason
  • Unscheduled stay due to landslide.

DEPARTURES

Tarsar Marsar Trek in June Departures

  • Batch 3: 13th August – 19th August 2016

COST: Rs 12500 (Ex Srinagar)+ 4.5% Service tax

Early booking Cost Per Person: INR 11950 + 4.5% service tax

Detailed Itinerary – Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek

Day 1: Srinagar to Aru Valley

Arrive early at the Srinagar station. We will use the vehicles to embark on the first part of our journey. We then begin our three – hour drive from Srinagar to Aru Valley. Aru Valley is the first camp in our trek. On reaching there, we will set camp for the night.

Day 2 : Aru Valley to Lidderwat

We will proceed from the Aru Valley on foot along a trail that follows alongside the River Lidder and opens into the lush green meadows of the Lidderwat Valley. It is an excellent campsite for overnight camping. Here we shall spend six to seven hours soaking in the greenery. Since we have so much time at our disposal, we can even set up a campfire in the later hours of the evening.

Day 3 : Lidderwat Valley to Seikiwais

Today’s climb is a steep one involving a lot of ascending. We first head to Hamwais, where we will cross the river. While crossing, we will battle another steep ascent to reach Seikiwais – a beautiful meadow base-camp. The track has numerous clear streams providing drinking water. The Seikiwais is one of the best campsites of the entire trek. Here we will have a relaxed night after the long, stressful climb.

Day 4 : Seikiwais to Tarsar Lake

Once again, we ascend to reach the Tarsar Lake. The view along the way is beautiful, full of numerous wild flowers. We will stop here for three to four hours to relax in the shade of the surrounding Alpine tress and breathe in some of those heady fragrances.

Day 5 : Tarsar Lake to Marsar Lake

A steep walk alongside the Tarsar Lake will lead you to the Marsar Lake. Here we will enjoy watching the nature and listening to the melodious chirping of birds. After taking a dip in the fresh water, we will head back to the Tarsar Campsite. Camping alongside this lake is a beautiful experience.

Day 6 :Tarsar Lake to Sonamous

Today we trek along a steep goat track to reach the Zazmarg Valley. This valley is surrounded by mountains and scenic beauty. On reaching the top of the Sonamous, you can feast your eyes on a breathtaking view. Then, a steep descent of about an hour will take you to the Sonamous Namdas village, which will be our last camp on Tarsar Marsar trek.

Day 7 : Sonamous to Sumbal Village

On our last day of the trip, we will head out from Sonamous and move toward Sumbal, where a steep six-hour descent will bring us into the midst of the mesmerizing Sumbal village. This is where Tasrsar Marsar trek ends and after spending a few hours here, we head back to Srinagar.

Other Options of Trekking In Kashmir : Kashmir Great Lakes Trek