Tarsar Marsar is perhaps the most stunning of India’s trek.This is not a label we give lightly to trips.Especially when its more gruelling cousin, Kashmir Great Lakes, is added to the.
Tarsar Marsar, on the contrary it is a trek through alpine lakes.It’s not only that you can stay next to these beautiful blue lakes, which are fed by snow (something you can’t even get on KGL). Also, the isolation of these camps (a advantage in the current trekking situation! ).
You are able to walk the entire length of Tarsar and Sundersar offering you many perspectives of the same lake!
There’s Marsar and Marsar, who are usually covered by clouds. lake is visible from between 600 and 700 feet beneath the overhang.. It’s the perfect place to appreciate the beauty of the lake when the sun rises over it.Until clouds cross the U-shaped valley before settling over the lake. The lake disappears within a flash!
The Tarsar Marsar hike will bring you into the heart of Kashmir.From the charming town in Aru up to Lidderwat clearings. From the Shekhawas”rolling green mountains” to the enormous lakes of the alpine. Tarsar Marsar’s scenery is stunning and will make you in awe for weeks!
- Day One of the Week
Journey between Srinagar to Aru in a vehicle.
Time of drive 3-4 hours | Pick-up location for Indiahikes trekkers who are Sheikh Feroze Tours & Travels, Sathu, Barbara Shah Chowk, Srinagar
The Sheikh Feroze Tours & Travels, Sathu Barbara Shah Chowk close to Flourmill, Srinagar, will organize transport. It will start at exactly 11.30 a.m. The cost for transportation includes Rs.500 per passenger, to be paid direct to the driver.
Keep in mind that application, medical screening and verification of documents will start with the start of 4 p.m. It is important to arrive at Aru in time. Don’t go anywhere else during the day prior to the trek.
- Day Two
Aru up to Lidderwat Trek
Trek length: 10 km Trek duration Altitude increase: 7,958 feet up to 9,131 feet
Easy-moderate. Half-hour of gradual ascent then followed by a gentle walking path that gently undulates until you arrive at Lidderwat campsite. Lidderwat campsite.
- 3RD THIRD
The journey started from Lidderwat to Shekwas
The distance of the trek is 5.6 km | Total time 5 hours Altitude increase: 9,131 feet to 11,039 feet
Moderate. In the initial couple of hours the trail was gradually climbing, with a few short walks. In the distance of Homes you will find the crossing of the river which is followed by an ascending process.
- 4TH Day
The journey began from Shekwas to Tarsar
Distance of trek: 5 km Trek time 4 hours Altitude gain: 11,039 feet up to 12,449 feet
Moderate. Constant ascent, mostly with gradual inclines, until the summit, before crossing the meadows of Tarsar.
- 5TH Day
Tarsar to Sundersar trek
Distance of the trek: 5 km Time to complete the trek 5 hours Altitude increase: 12,449 feet to 12,946 feet
Moderate. An ascent that is steep to the pass follows by a descent before a gentle ascend to Sundarsar.
- Day SIX
The trek takes you through Marsar starting from Sundersar until Homes.
Distance of the trek: 9 km Time to trek 7 hours | Loss of altitude from 12,946 feet to 11,500 feet through 13,021 feet
Moderate. The climb to Marsar takes around an hour. After that, you descend slowly to Homes.
- 7TH DAY
Take a drive towards Srinagar after hiking to Homwas towards Aru.
The length of the trek is 13 km | Time to trek Altitude drop: 11,500 feet to 7,958 feet
Easy. The trail is gradual descent until Aru. The cost for transportation is Rs.3,000 per taxi (5-6 seats). The driver is required to be paid in cash directly.
Take a stroll on the most green meadows laced by vibrant wildflowers. Walk across the full flow of a river over the bridge made of logs as you meet some of the most generous people on earth as you witness a river joining an entire glacier flow before getting into the city, and walk with thousands of sheep. Wake up to a breathtaking views every day and take in the most stunning of lakes, hidden within the midst of rugged mountains in the Tarsar Marsar Trek.
Our lung was filled with alpine air , and our hearts filled with joy taking our Tarsar Marsar Trek!! It was one of our most satisfying moments. We did not just explore the beauty in Kashmir as it is in the purest sense, but we also learned that true joy can be found in the simplest things.
TARSAR MARSAR TRACK BEST TIME to visit
The best time to travel is between July through October. Aru is a summer destination. Aru are the best between the months of July and August. It is the ideal time to take a trek. It’s also popular in the snowfall (October) that makes it more attractive.
We visited the park during the last weekend of the month of July. The trail was filled with wildflowers and lush greenery blooming. The weather was perfect and the night temperature was pleasant.