Kashmir Tarsar Marsar Lakes Trek

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Excursion to Kashmir Tarsar  Marsar lakes 

Region:North India Jammu and Kashmir District Anantnag,Himalayan Range,Duration: 7

days, Trekking Elevation 4000 meters, Grade cross country easy,Distance 55 km, Best

time June to October.Starting point Aru Valley Trek Ends Sumbal Sonamarg.  video. Map  Reviews 

Trekking to spectacle alpine lakes in wilderness  originally known  Sumbal sonamous trekking is one of the best cross country trek.

The trek starts from aru via Phalgam reaches to lidderwat valley in den forest on banks of lidder river.

You can follow lidder river up to kolahoi massif .Lidderwat the valley of yellow turns in autumn.The valley is main base campsite for different treks.

This valley is visually stunning it is filled with pine forests,mountain peaks streams and meadows of flowering plants.From lidderwat the steep ridge follows to hamwas across the stream after steep walking the trail reaches to seikiwas at  the height of 3400 meters,seikiwas is high altitude meadow and produce multitude of wildflowers it is good camping site.

From seikiwas the the steep trail follows to tarsar lake at the height of 3900 meters. tarsar lake is high altitude alpine lake tarsar lake is famous and biggest  lake in the region besides  number of small alpine lakes.the initial ascent to the lake is quite steep beautiful camping all along the lake side.

from tarsar lake it is day trip to marsar lake at height of 4000 meters .marsar lake is scary lake it is believed that the lake is haunted in old say the lake had a runduk wild animal and was catching any one who  passes near the lake.

from tarsar lake the trail cross to zachmarg with beautiful open valleys and reaches sundersar lake, some small  springs can been seen along the way and reaches to sonamous pass height 4000 meters.it is very steep descend for two km and other two km to reach the sonamous valley a seasonally village .sonamous valley  is very beautiful the wigwams are so stunning and clean.

the valley has big campsite it is worth to stay few days as you experience some of famous Himalayan birds Himalayan monal and other birds too.in late seasons snow leopards ,black bear ,and other wild life can be seen.from sonamous the steep decend  about six hours walk reachs to  walnet trees other campsite or further one hour walk to reach sumbal sonamarg.

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 tax no extra 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 ,   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),

The green mountain valley in Himalayas
Sunset in Kashmir great Himalayas.
kashmir Tarsar Lakes trek
Tarsar lake

Lidder River kashmir

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


3 thoughts on “Kashmir Tarsar Marsar Lakes Trek

  1. 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.

  2. 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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