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.
Tarsar Marsar Trek in June Departures
- Batch 3: 13th August – 19th August 2016
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