Kashmir Tarsar Marsar Sundersar Lakes Trek

Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek Overview: Traversing the pine covered mountains of Great Himalayanrange,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 most rare home of Kashmiri Hangul, Ibex , Musk deer, Himalayan brown bear ,and the golden marmot. 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 Lake

The Tarsar lake: is administered by the zeniths of Kolahoi mountain massif some place in the scope of 16 km toward the east. The lake is secluded by a mountain with a base apex ascent of 4000 meters from another lake of same nature known as Marsar lake. The Tarsar lake is drained by an outlet stream which falls into lidder conduit at lidderwat valley, 13 km toward the east , being the nearest intermittent settlement , lidderwat is arranged on the trek course to the lake from Aru Valley ,Pahalgam.

The Marsar Lake: on the other hand exhausts out and streams the other route to the tarsar lake, .which is in the locale of Dachigam wild life National park,Together these two lakes are implied the twin sisters .From tarsar lake it is day trek to marsar lake at stature of 4000 meters . Marsar lake is mysteries  lake it is trusted that the lake is spooky in old say the lake had a runduk wild creature and was getting any one who goes close to the lake. Marsar Lake have couple of more routes to ascend, one famous routes is via Dachigam wild life national park to dara srinagar , other route is tral soutur. Marsar out let Daghwan stream has trout fishes. The Daghwan stream is source of Sarband water body.historical information about Tarsar and Marsar Lake. check Tarsar Marsar lake trek vs Great lakes trek blog.

Excursion to Tarsar  Marsar Trek

Tarsar marsar  trek, originally known  Sumbal sonamous trekking is one of the best cross country trekking in Kashmir.The trek begins from aru by means of Pahalgam ranges to lidderwat valley in sanctum backwoods on banks of lidder River.You can take after lidder river up to kolahoi massif .Lidderwat the valley of yellow turns in autumn.

The valley is primary base campground for various treks.This valley is outwardly staggering it is loaded with pine forests,mountain crests streams and glades of blooming plants.From lidderwat the lofty edge takes after to hamwas over the stream after soak strolling the trail ranges to sekwas at the stature of 3400 meters, sekwas is high Altitude knoll and create huge number of wildflowers it is great campground.

Kashmir Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek

From seikiwas There are twin lakes for a day trip Yamsar and Khemsar lakes ,and the lofty trail takes after to tarsar lake at the tallness of 3900 meters. tarsar lake is high Altitude snow capped lake, tarsar lake is well known and greatest lake in Pahalgam area ,other than number of little elevated lakes.the starting climb to the lake is very steep excellent outdoors up and down the lake side.

zazmarg sonamous

from tarsar lake the trail cross to zazmarg with wonderful open valleys and scopes sundersar lake, some little springs can been seen en route and reaches to sonamous pass stature 4000 meters.it is extremely steep plunge for two km and other two km to come to the sonamous valley a nomadic settlement  .sonamous valley is exceptionally delightful the wigwams are so staggering and clean.

Shekiwas lidderwat

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 different wild birds too.in late seasons snow panthers ,mountain bear ,and other untamed life can be seen.from sonamous the lofty decend around six hours walk reachs to walnet trees other camping area or further one hour stroll to reach sumbal sonamarg.

Detailed Itinerary For  Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek

Kashmir Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek, The Trekking is for 7 Days From Aru valley To sumbal Sonamarg if a day is added then there two more lakes to see yamsar khemsar lakes.

 Day 1 (Aru Valley Pahalgam Altitude 2400 Meters)

Srinagar to Aru Valley:Drive from Srinagar up to Aru valley  via Pahalgam 3 to 4 hours drive over night in camps.

lidder river

On the bank of lidder river

Day 2 .(Lidderwat Valley Altitude 3000 Meters )

Aru valley to lidderwat :The trail follows the lidder river to the open meadows of lidderwat valley,excellent campsite over night camps (5 to 6 hours Trek)

sekwais route

On the way to sekwais

Day 3 ( Hamwais Seikiwais  Altitude 3500 meters )

Lidderwat to Seikwais: The ascent to seikiwas is very steep and from hamwais to cross river and again steep ascent to saikiwais. ( 4 to 5 hours trek)

Day 4 Tarsar lake height 3900 meters

Seikwais to Tarsar lake:The steep ascent to tarsar lake is very beautiful with variety of wild flowers and camping on the bank of the tarsar lake.(3 to 4 hours  Trek)

Day 5 Marsar  and Sundersar Lakes Altitude 4000 meters

Tarsar to Sundersar Marsar lake:A steep ascend over tarsar ridge to zachmarg and easy  walking to sundersar lake a short trip to Marsar lake over night sundersar.

kashmir marsar lake

marsar lake

Day 6 (Sonmasti or Sonamous means golden aunty in Kashmiri Altitude 3500 meters) 

Sonasar to Sonamous :The Track starts easy walking from sonasar to Sonamous top 4100 meters. Difficult descend down to Sonamous valley. over night .

kashmir tarsar marsar lakes trek

Sonasar/sundersar lake

Day7 Sumbal Sonamarg 

The track starts from sonamous in den forests up to sumbal a lot wild life can be encounter. 6 hours descend . from sumbal two hours drive srinagar.


zazmarg way to sunimous

Package Details for Tarsar Marsar Group Treks 

As a Group Rates no duty no additional charges ,The rates incorporate six evenings 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 ,   Veg and non veg meals, Chicken Some time ,   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 13000  Rupees per person with transport, contact us for queries. 

Fixed Departure For Tarsar Marsar Lake 2020

Trekking in June  (7 June to 13 July)-(14 June to 20 June)-(21 June to 27 June)-(28 June to 4 July)

Trekking In July  (5 July to 11 July) (12 July to 18 July) (19 July to 25 July)  (26 July to 1 August)

Trekking In August (2 August  to 8 august)  (13 august to 19 august)  (16  august to 22 august)  (23 august to 29 August) (30 august to 5 September )

Trekking In September (6 September to 12 September) (13 September to 19 September )(20 September to 26 September)

Trekking In October (27 September  to 3 October ) (4 October to 10 October) (11 October to 17 October),

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.


  1. We (myself, my wife and son) have successfully completed the Tarsar-Marsar trek in 22nd-28th Sept, 2017 under the able guidance of Mr Riyaz Pakhtoon. Tarsar-Marsar is cross-country trek starting at Aru of Lidder valley and ending at Sumbal of Sind valley. It was a fascinating trek with so many varieties in landscape – one can experience lush green alpine meadows of Aru-Lidderwat-Sekiwas, serene high altitude lakes – Tarsar Marsar and Sundarsar, walking along the river bed, little bit boulder hopping, a high altitude pass (Tarsar pass 4200m) crossing and descent through the very nice valley of Sonamous and
    on a clear day even can have a view of snow peaks of great Himalayan range. Trail was moderate with 2-3 tricky stretches and could be covered without much difficulty even by my 9yr old son.
    The arrangement done by Riyaz was excellent – transfer from Srinagar to trek start and end points was managed exceptionally on time, the trekking gears sleeping bags, tents, mats were neat and clean and of good quality. Foods were also delicious and a special thanks to Tariq (Riyaz’s brother) for providing a scope to taste few Kashmiri cuisines even on a trek. Riyaz and his team (Horsemen – Muin baba and Yousuf) were extremely caring for the comfort of the trekkers. He even brought one hot bag to provide warmth to my son during chilling nights at the high camp sites. I must mention that Riyaz has a very good vision to spot wildlife – be it a Marmot or Himalayan black bear or different species of birds. Overall we enjoyed the trek a lot and still cherish its memories. I would highly recommend Mr. Riyaz Pakhtoon as one of the best guide and trek organizer of the Kashmir valley for beginners or families as well as for experienced groups.

  2. Anbarasan Anbalagan

    Tarsar/Marsar lake was breath taking the experience with Riyaz and his crew. I would love travel back in coming years with his trekking company. We had a great time as a small group, and at one stage we have to face brown bear on our track that was a thrilling experience indeed for everyone. Riyaz brother kept us warm with his cooking skills, and I felt nostalgic after the trip for a while especially with his tea. Horseman “my baba” and “Yousuf” were very caring through the trip and kept us on time through the trip if it is breakfast or departure to our next camp. The coolest thing they provide nice trekking gears, so it makes the life easier for many trekkers. Unfortunately, I took mine with me. With the chirping sounds of marmots and birds, the scenic location in day time will mesmerise you with dreamy milky way during the night hours. I would really recommend their travels regardless of any age groups and country. Please do give a try.

  3. Did this in early October, probably one of the last batches(the dates were not even mentioned on the website). Amazing service and awesome people. Riyaz and his brothers were very helpful; right from answering all the queries to organizing this. We were a small group of five and still the prices were the same. Even though it was almost off season, he had organized everything well.

    This place has 10-12 lakes nearby. When time permits I will will be coming for longer ones. They have brilliant knowledge of the terrain and you definitely feel safe.

    Looking forward to doing more with you guys. Highly recommended. Thanks for making the trip memorable.



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