Trekking

We are proud to share our county side its nature, culture and years of our experience in this field with you and give you an excellent opportunity to explore Trekking In Kashmir. Trekking forms an integral part of the adventure sports flourishing in the Vale of Kashmir.

Trekking in Kashmir || We are proud to share our county side its nature, culture and years of our experience in this field with you and give you an excellent opportunity to explore our beautiful Himalayas.

Trekking

forms an integral part of the adventure sports flourishing in the Vale of Kashmir.

The Vale of Kashmir 129 km long and 40 km wide, is surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains. In the south-west, the

Pir Panjal rising at places to 5,000 metres separates the valley from the plains. The principal pass in this mountain

range is Banihal through which vehicular traffic flows into the valley from the Jammu area. On the north-east, the valley

is flanked by the Pangi range, the principal summits of which are Harmukh and Mahadeo, both close to the capital 16 city

of Srinagar. To the north is the majestic Ladakh range, and the Lidder Valley is protected by the Kolahoi massif.

A potpourri of lakes, rivers, high altitude meadows, fruit orchards and snow capped peaks, Kashmir offers unlimited

variety for those who look for un spoilt natural beauty. Modern infrastructure has made Kashmir a lot more accessible and

enjoyable than in the past. Good quality hotels, houseboats, air links, bus services, golf courses, trout fishing beats,

heli-skiing, water sports and mountaineering are just a few of its outdoor possibilities. But, for the adventure lover,

Trekking remains the most popular way of exploring Kashmir.

Trekking

in Kashmir does not mean just walking over forested mountains as it combines nature and the local culture. As

the trekker climbs higher, the landscape changes. Chinar and poplar trees are replaced by fir, pine and oak and finally

Burch trees, the alpine meadows and a profusion of colorful wild flowers. The simple villagers in the plains with their

fruit orchards and paddy fields are replaced by migrant families of Nomads / Gujjars, herdsmen who cross the high

mountain passes with their cattle in search of greener pastures.

The main areas of attraction for the trekker in Kashmir are the Sind & Lidder valleys which support a number of high

altitude meadows. The townships of Sonamarg and Pahalgam are the main

trekking

heads, both for short hikes and longer

treks in the Himalayas.

Sonamarg means a ‘meadow of gold’. The most important township in the fertile Sind valley, Sonamarg is the last major

township in Kashmir on the road to Ladakh. Sonamarg is also the staging point for some of the most popular

Trekking

place in the

higher altitudes. A pleasant one day excursion from Sonamarg is to the Thajiwas glacier, 8 km away, and approachable by a

pony over a well maintained track~ The most popular trek originating from Sonamarg is the Kashmir Lake Trek. It covers

the lakes of Gangabal, Vishansar, Kishansar, and close to the Harrnukh peak. The trail first crosses the Nichinai Pass

(13 ,387 ft) and then enters the alpine valleys that eventually lead to the Gangabal Lake. Vishansar, Vishnu’s Lake, is

just over 12,000 ft and slightly larger than the 12,500 ft Kishansar, Krishna’s Lake. Gangabal Lake is the highlight of

this trip. Protected by the three peaks of Mount Harrnukh, Gangabal is 5 miles in circumference and offers the finest

trout fishing anywhere in Kashmir.

There are 3 best treks you can do in this area:-

1. Srinagar – Sonamarg (95 kms drive) tented camp
Sonamarg – Nichinni (13 Km) ponies & tented camp
Nichinni – Veshnusar / Krishnasar (13 Km) ponies & tented camp
veshnusar – Nichinni ponies & tented camp
Nichinni – Sonamarg
Sonamarg – Srinagar

2. Srinagar – Sonamarg (95 kms drive) tented camp
Sonamarg – Nichinni (13 Km) ponies & tented camp
Nichinni – Veshnusar / Krishnasar (13 Km) ponies & tented camp
veshnusar – Gadsar ponies & tented camp
Gadsar – Megondob ponies & tented camp
Megondob – Gangabal ponies & tented camp
Gangabal – Naranag ponies & tented camp
Naranag – Srinagar

3. Srinagar – Naranag
Naranag – Tranakhul ponies & tented camp
Tranakhul – Gangabal ponies & tented camp
Gangabal – Naranag ponies & tented camp
Naranag – Srinagar ponies & tented camp

Pahalgam means “A Village of Shepherds “ is situated on the banks of the Lidder river, Pahalgam at an altitude of 7,000

feet is a picturesque township.

Pahalgam is also the staging point for one of Kashmir’s oldest and most popular treks. The Pahalgam-Kolahoi Glacier-

Pahalgam trek takes 6 days and covers approximately 60 km. At the Kolahei glacier the trekker can get a glimpse of the

Kolahoi Peak (5,734 metres) and see the source of the Lidder River. Excursions to the Tarsar and Marsar lakes in the

Upper Dachigam area can also be made from here if the trekker has an additional two days. A trek from Pahalgam to

Sonamarg via Aru, Lidderwat, Sekiwas, Khemsar and Kulan can also be done in about four days.

The Amarnath Yatra is undertaken by more than 30,000 pilgrims every year and has been a continuing tradition for the last

300 years. Located in the Amravati valley, Amarnath is best approached from Pahalgam over a pass at 14,000 feet.

There are 2 best treks you can do in this area:-

1. Srinagar to Pahalgam (95 km)
Pahalgam to Aru (11 km),
Aru to Lidderwat (11 km), ponies & tented camp
Lidderwat to Kolahoi & back to Lidderwat (10 km), ponies & tented camp
Lidderwat to Aru (11 km), ponies & tented camp
Aru to Pahalgam (11 km)
Pahalgam to Srinagar

2. Srinagar to Pahalgm
Pahalgam to Chandanwari (13 km),
Chandanwari to Sheshnag (11 km),
Sheshnag to Panchtarni (11 km),
Panchtarni to Amarnath to Baltal (21 km) or
Panchtarni to Sheshnag
Sheshnag to Chandanwari
Chandanwari to Pahalgam
Pahalgam to Srinagar

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