Kashmir Tarsar Marsar Lakes Trek

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Excursion to Kashmir Tarsar  Marsar lakes 

Kashmir tarsar marsar lakes trek ,Region:North India Jammu and Kashmir District Anantnag,Himalayan Range,Duration: 7 days, Trekking Elevation 4000 meters, Grade cross country easy, trekking Distance 55 km, Best time June to October.Starting point Aru Valley Trek Ends Sumbal Sonamarg.  video. Map  Reviews 

Linked destination :Srinagar, Pahalgam, sumbal sonamarg

Trekking to spectacle alpine lakes in wilderness

originally known  Sumbal sonamous trekking is one of the best cross country trek.The trek begins from aru by means of Phalgam ranges to lidderwat valley in sanctum backwoods on banks of lidder waterway.

You can take after lidder waterway 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 seikiwas at the stature of 3400 meters,seikiwas is high height knoll and create huge number of wildflowers it is great campground.

From seikiwas the lofty trail takes after to tarsar lake at the tallness of 3900 meters. tarsar lake is high height snow capped lake tarsar lake is well known and greatest lake in the district other than number of little elevated lakes.the starting climb to the lake is very steep excellent outdoors up and down the lake side.

from tarsar lake it is day trek to marsar lake at stature of 4000 meters .marsar lake is terrifying 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.

from tarsar lake the trail cross to zachmarg 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 regularly town .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 feathered creatures Himalayan monal and different winged creatures 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.

difficult trek .

Itinerary for Kashmir Tarsar marsar lakes trek

Best Trek In North India
Short trek to lidderwat valley
Lidderwat valley best camping site

 Day 1 (Srinagar to Aru valley Distance 115 km)Drive from Srinagar to Aru valley 3hours over night in camps.

lidder river
On the bank of lidder river

Day 2 .(Aru valley to lidderwat valley 5 TO 6 HOURS WALK) The trail follows the lidder river to the open meadows of lidderwat valley,excellent campsite over night camps (5 to 6 hours)

sekwais route
On the way to sekwais

Day 3 (lidderwat valley to seikiwais  4 TO 5 HOURS WALK )The ascent to seikiwas is very steep and from hamwais to cross river and again steep ascent to saikiwais.


Day 4 (seikiwais to tarsar lake  3 TO 4 Hours walk height 3900 m)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 3900 m)

Kashmir Tarsar Marsar Lakes Trek
Tarsar Lake


Day 5 (Tarsar lake to Sundersar  4 hours walk height 4000meters)A steep ascend to zazmarg and plan walking to sundersar lake a short trip to marsar lake over night sundersar.

kashmir marsar lake
marsar lake

Day 6 (Sundersar lake to sonamous 4 to 5 hours walk 4100 m)  One hour steep goat track to reach zazmarg a very beautiful valley like monuments mountains and beautiful scenery coming sonamous top and very steep descend about one hour and reaches sonamous namdas village.

kashmir tarsar marsar lakes trek
Sonasar/sundersar lake

Day7 (sonamous to sumbal sonamrg  6 Hours walk )a steep descend about 6 hours reaches to sumbal village and back to Srinagar.

zazmarg way to sunimous

Reservation open for tarsar lake marsar lakes trek

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 13500  Rupees per person with transport, contact us for queries. 

fixed Departures for tarsar marsar lakes trek

Trekking in June 

Group 1 (15 June to 21 June) Group 2 (18 June to 24 June)  Group 3(23 June to 29 June)

Trekking In July

Group  4(3 July to 9 July) Group 5 (11 July to 17 July) Group 6 (19 July to 25 July) Group 7 (27 July to 2 august)

Trekking In August

Group 8(4 august to 10 august) Group 9 (12 august to 18 august) Group 10 (20 august to 26 august) Group 11 (28 august to 3 September)

Trekking In September 

Group 12 (5 September to 11 September) Group 13 (12 September to 18 September )Group 14 (20 September to 26 September)

Trekking In October 

(1 October to 7 October )Group 16 (8 October to 14 October)Group 17 (15 October to 21 October),

kashmir Tarsar Lakes trek
Tarsar lake

Lidder River kashmir

sonamous valley during the trekking the trekking of sumbal sonamous.
sonamous sumbal trekking

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 7km trek ,Tarsar lake to sundersar lake 7 km trek ,sundersar to sunimous valley 8 km trek,sunimous to sumbal 13km trek ,and complete tarsar marsar lakes trek.


4 thoughts on “Kashmir Tarsar Marsar Lakes 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. 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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