Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek Overview: The Tarsar marsar Trek Starts From Far northwest of Kashmir Valley and the area is dominated by Mt. Kolahoi 5600 meters the highest peak in Kashmir valley. This majestic trek is rare on its kind. Times has literally stood still for centuries in this part of Himalaya, Where its inhabitants of different origin reside customary life style from ages.Traversing the pine covered mountains of Great Himalayan range, The Lakes which passes through stunning beautiful elevated valleys and meadows. All along the way wild flowers, gigantic alpine tress, roaring waters of Lidder and myriad wildlife invigorates the trekkers. The Tarsar Marsar Lakes are home of different species migratory birds, as well as bar headed geese, Himalayan golden eagles, Lammergeyers, high flying choughs, connamon sparrow along with black bulbuls. The trek passes next to Dachigam National park originate one of the rarest homes of Kashmiri Hangul, Ibex, Musk deer, Himalayan brown bear, and the golden marmot. Kashmir is Valley of Mountains and lakes where range of treks are available, read more trekking routes in Kashmir and Seven Great Lakes . Have a look of these best Pictures and videos of Tarsar Marsar trek.Have look these best Pictures and videos of Tarsar Marsar trek.
Tarsar Marsar Trekking Route
Kashmir tarsar Marsar lake trek ,Region:North India Jammu and Kashmir District Anantnag,Himalayan Range,Duration: 7 days, Trekking Elevation 4000 meters, Grade cross country easy, trekking Distance: Aru valley to sumbal sonamarg 55 km,Temperature 15 (°C) to 25 (°C) in summers, Best time for trek June to October.Starting point Aru Valley Trek Ends Sumbal Sonamarg. video. Map Review Best treks Linked destination :Srinagar, Pahalgam, sumbal sonamarg.
Tarsar Marsar Sundersar Lakes
Tarsar Lake: flanked between Aru and Sind valleys administered by Kolahoi mountain ranges on the elevation of 4000 meters, the almond shaped Tarsar Lake is sited. Tarsar Lake is exhausted by an opening stream which falls into Lidder River and joins the kolahoi stream at lidderwat Valley. The water’s edge of the lake is encircled by herbs and alpine flowers. The water source of Tarsar Lake is glaciers and natural springs. Throughout winter the lake is sheltered by heavy snow and serves premier destination for heliski along with ski mountaineering. How to Reach Tarsar Lake, There are couple routes available, the traditional route goes from Aru valley, Lidderwat valley, Sikwais and Tarsar Lake. The second route starts from Aru valley and takes left trail in dense pine forest via Nandkhole it is short route and difficult.
Marsar Lake: Situated in the vicinity of Mahadev Mountain ranges on the elevation of 3800 meters the Marsar Lake is sited in deep gorge. The water of lake looks black in color and the weather around lake is scary it rains, hails, and mists. On the right side of the lake there is long wild life park Also Known As Hangul Park. Marsar outlets Daghwan stream, The Daghwan stream is source of Sarband water body and gives drinking water supply to Srinagar city. It is interesting that Marsar outlet stream has large number of trout’s and hardly anybody fish there. Marsar lake is well known as an Eminent mysterious Lake in Kashmir History it is trusted that the lake is spooky, from ancient times there have been many stories in air about these twin sister lakes. One story is that the lake has Runduk wild creature and was getting any one who goes close to the lake. Besides traditional route Marsar Lake have couple of more routes to ascend, one famous trekking route is via Dachigam wild life national park which is assembles from Srinagar, and other route is tral Soutur.
Sundersar Lake: Situated on the Summit of Marsar Lake the sundersar or sonasar is sited on the elevation of 4100 meters. The sundersar outlet stream joins the lidder river. The basin of the lake is surrounded by different species of alpine flowers and wild life, golden Marmot can commonly see here. Sundersar Lake has a best camp site and home of various Shepherds who crunches their herds during summer Tarsar Marsar lake trek vs Great lakes trek blog.
Detailed Itinerary for Tarsar Marsar Lake Trekking
The Trekking is for 6 nights 7 Days from Aru valley to sumbal Sonamarg if a day is added then there are two more alpine lakes Yamsar and Khemsar to explore.
Aru Valley Pahalgam Altitude 2400 Meters
Day: 1 Srinagar to Aru Valley 115 km Drive from Srinagar up to Aru valley via Pahalgam 3 to 4 hours drive over night in camps. Evening hike up to Kothepathre, this hike is wonderful to make up your rhythm.
Lidderwat Valley Altitude 3000 Meters
Day 2: Aru valley to Lidderwat( 5 to 6 hours walking): The trail follows the lidder river to the open meadows of Lidderwat valley. The valley is primary base campground for various treks in this region. This valley is outwardly staggering, it is loaded with pine forests; mountain crests streams and glades of blooming plants and excellent campsite over night camps.
Hamwais Seikiwais Altitude 3400 meters
Day 3:Lidderwat to Seikwais ( 4 to 5 hours Trekking ): From lidderwat the lofty curve takes to hamwais over the stream after soak strolling the trail ranges to seikwas at the stature of 3400 meters, sekwais is high Altitude knoll and create huge number of wildflowers along with admirable campsite on shore of Tarsar stream. From seikiwas there are twin lakes for a day trip Yamsar and Khemsar lakes.
Tarsar lake height 3900 meters
Day 4 :Seikwais to Tarsar lake ( 3 to 4 hours trek) :The steep ascent to tarsar lake is very beautiful with variety of wild flowers. Tarsar Lake is high Altitude snow capped lake; Tarsar Lake is famous and Greatest Lake in Lidder Valley Pahalgam. Other than number of little elevated lakes. Outstanding outdoors up and down the lake side.
Marsar and Sundersar Lakes Altitude 4000 meters
Day 5 :Tarsar to Sundersar Marsar lake ( 4 to 5 hours trek):A steep ascend over Tarsar ridge to zazmarg through wonderful open valleys and scopes sundersar lake. Some little springs can been seen en route to Sundersar. From Sundersar Campsite a short trip to Marsar lake over night sundersar.
Sonmasti or Sonamous Pass Altitude 3500 meters
Day 6 :Sonasar to Sonamous :The Track starts easy walking from sonasar to Sonamous top 4100 meters. From top it is extremely steep plunge for two km descend and other two km to reach the sonamous valley a nomadic hamlet. Sonamous valley is exceptionally delightful the wigwams are so staggering and clean. The valley has enormous campground it is worth to remain few days as you encounter some of popular Himalayan Wild life, flora and fauna, Himalayan Monal and diverse wild birds too. During late season’s snow Leopards, Black and Brown Mountain bear, Himalayan wolfs along other wild life can be seen.
Day 7: Sonamous to Sumbal (6 hours walk) the track descends from sonamous in den forests up to sumbal a lot wild life can be encounter in this jungle. From sumbal two hours drive to Srinagar.
Best Time Tarsar Marsar trek
Best time: Month of June, The Trek usually start from mid June, the pockets of trails is under snow. Snow enthusiast will enjoy this part of the year. Month of July August; It is middle period of trekking, Clean passes blooming wild life. Month of September October: From the mid September the autumn begins and Mountains, trees, plants change in multicolor it best time for photography.
Temperature: July, August 20 (°C) to 25 (°C) September, October 10 (°C) to 25 (°C) Weather: June, July, August, Have rain spills, September, October remain mostly dry.
Book Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek 2020-Cost 14000 rupees
Trek Kashmir Mountain Travel is organizing Tarsar Marsar group and Customize as well. We have been doing trekking from almost a century in this area. The lidderwat tarsar marsar trek is one of earliest treks in Kashmir. We take Small batch and give quality services.
Package Details: As a Group Rates no due no additional charges, the rates include six Nights seven days trekking, from Aru valley to sumbal sonamarg. Mountain Guide, Cook, Cooking Helpers, Back up Horse for any emergency ,Camps, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Mats, Blankets , Toilet tent, Breakfast, Dry lunch, Dinner , Tea, Coffee , Chicken Vegetarian and non vegetarian meals. Baggage Horses. And your personal baggage up to ten kg carry by horse, Transport Srinagar to Aru valley and back Sumbal to Srinagar trekking permit include .Cost 14000 Rupees per person with transport, contact us for queries.
Fixed Departure for Tarsar Marsar trek 2020
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1:What Gears I should pack?
Trekking Gears: 1. Day pack 20 liters. 2. Good trekking shoes no sports shoes 3. water bottle 4. Sun glass for snow and glaciers 5. rain cote unpredictable rains some time. 6. Sweaters 7. Full jacket with cap 8. Inner trouser 9. Tracking pants 10. Trekking poles 11. torch 12. slippers 13. thick sock two pairs 14. Cold creams and lips cream 15. Lunch box and spoon or hot bowl 16. Keep your passport or ID card with you during trekking 17. Mixed Dry Fruits 18. Hat or turban 19. Sun cream 20. Extra Camera batteries or power bank, According jk tourism guide lines a medical certificate is must to get trekking permit. Medical certificate format.
2: How Diffcult is Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek?
The trek is easy moderate; The trek has only one pass compare to Kashmir great lakes have three passes. I would suggest any one with basic fitness
3: How do we get Drinking water?
Kashmir is land of fresh water body; we get fresh water from glacier streams and Natural springs.
4: How safe is Tarsar Marsar lake trek can we do solo?
The trek is very much safe, the hikers come frequently from aru valley for day treks and long tours, doing solo is possible, you have to be careful with wild life. Because some portion of route passes through den forest.
Stages: Srinagar to aru valley 115 km drive ,aru valley to lidderwat valley 11 km trek, Lidderwat valley to sikiwais 9 km trek,sikiwais to tarsar lake 7 km trek ,Tarsar lake to sundersar lake 7 km trek ,sundersar to sunimous valley 8 km trek,sunimous to sumbal 13km trek ,and complete Kashmir tarsar marsar lake trek.