Kashmir Short Treks

Best Shorts Treks In Kashmir Valley

Kashmir Short Treks: Kashmir has variety of Margs means low altitude valleys. These valleys offer large number of short treks in different seasons. The Short trekking heads are Sonamarg, Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Yousmarg, Aharbal, along with Naranag. The May, June is a best time for snow lovers. The trekkers can experience lush green meadow, aroma of wild flowers and snow capped mountains.

The large part of mountains remain under snow. The September, October are the fall season in low altitude valleys. All the mountains appear colorful. The valleys transform from green to brown the pine trees gaze yellow some red. This is the best time for photographers. The short treks and Day hikes serve best cause for limited holiday travelers. Family trekkers, and new hikers   to explore Himalayas. Kashmir has varied trekking routes and sightseeing places to travel around.

Short treks in Kashmir

1.Pahalgam short Trek

Pahalgam is Famous Trekking destination in Kashmir, and offers beautiful Short treks in this region. Tulian baisaran is major short trek in Pahalgam. Aru valley has number of short and long trekking routes. Tarsar Marsar trek and Pahalgam to Sonamarg are few long treks to mention.

Katarnag Lake Trek

 Aru to Katarnag lake trek  2 Nights 3 Days High altitude Difficult 3500 Meters Altitude: Stages Day 1: Srinagar to Aru valley drive 115 km and hike to Gashran overnight camping. Day 2: Gashran to Katarnag Lake day trip overnight Gashran camping. Day 3: Gashran to Aru drive Srinagar. 

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Lidderwat Trek

Aru valley to lidderwat valley 3 nights 4 Days easy family trek: Stages, Srinagar to Aru valley,  Aru to lidderwat valley Sightseeing in satlangen ,Lidderwat to Srinagar read more.

Nafran short trek to harbhagwan lake

Aru Valley to Pahalgam Trek Itinerary 4 nights 5 Days moderateDay1: Srinagar to Aru Valley and hike up to Kothpatri overnight camping. Day2: Kotipatari to Arampatri overnight is camping. Day 3: Day trip to Harinag Lake over night Arampatri Day 4: Arampatri to Baghpathri overnight is camping. Day 5: Baghpathri , via Surmarg to Mendilan Pahalgam and drive Srinagar read more for group treks.  

Sheshnag Lake Trek Pahalgam

Sheshnag lake is high altitude Oligotrophic lake at height of 35590 meters from sea level. The lake offers best variety of trout fishes, anglers can enjoy superb high altitude fly fishing.

Pahalgam Sheshnag lake trek itinerary 3 nights 4 days

Day1. Drive from srinagar up to Chandanwari over night in camp. Day 2 : Chandanwari to Sheshnag lake 11 km walk over night camps. Day 3 Sighseeing and fly fishing over night camping. Day 4: Sheshnag lake to Chandanwari and drive back to Srinagar, Pahalgam alpine Lakes.

Sonamarg short hikes

2.Sonamarg best Short Treks in Kashmir

Sonamarg is premium trekking destination in Kashmir. And offers some of best Great Alpine high altitude long and short Treks in Kashmir. Short trek to vishansar lakeDurinar lake and  Naranag Gangabal trek with some easy hikes. Tajiwas glacier is one of easy and beautiful day hike. Other short trekking itineraries.

Tajiwas Glacier Short trek

Nichnai short Trekking

Sonamarg to Nichnai Trek 2 nights 3 Days Moderate 3500 meters: Stages Day 1: Srinagar to Sonamarg during the night camping. Day 2: Sonamarg to Nichnai valley overnight camping. Day 3: Nichnai to Sonamarg and Srinagar.

Thajiwas Glacier short Trek

Sonamarg to Tahjiwas glacier trek 1 night 2 Days easy: Day 1: Srinagar to Sonmarg hike to Thajiwas for the night camping Day 2: Sightseeing to Thajwais glacier and back Sonmarg drive Srinagar.

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3.Yousmarg Short Trekking

Yousmarg is an unexplored trekking notion in Kashmir. Where it has some of the unique meadows and off the beaten tracks. Yousmarg enjoys superb camping sites and traditional lodging for tourists. It is best place for resting out for peace of mind. It owns beautiful landscape and sweet walks in carpeted meadows. A short trek to Nilnag Lake is a lone way to enjoy Yousmarg.

Nilnag Lake Trek

Yousmarg to Nilnag Lake short trek 1 night 2 days easy: Stages Day 1:  Srinagar to Yousmarg overnight camping. Day 2: Yousmarg Nilnag and back to Srinagar.

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4.Gulmarg Short Trek

Gulmarg the valley of flowers is situated in Pir panjal ranges of Himalayas. Gulmarg is very famous for its winter sports, and in summer one finds in its entire splendor with blossoms of wildflowers. The Gulmarg is one of the nearest trekking spot to Srinagar. And offers some short and long treks.

Alpathar Lake Trek

Khilanmarg  Alpathar frozen lake trekking 1 night 2 days:-stages Day 1: Srinagar to Gulmarg night stay hotel. Day 2: Gulmarg hike to alpathar lake and back to Gulmarg drive Srinagar.

Ningel Nallah Short trek 2 nights 3 days: Stages, Day 1: Srinagar to Gulmarg overnight hotel or camping. Day 2 Gulmarg to Ningel Nallah Stream overnight camping. Day 3:  Ningel N`allah to Gulmarg Drive Srinagar.

Sonamarg short hikes

4.Aharbal Short Hike fly fishing

Aharbal is very famous for its water fall. Surrounded by thick alpine forests, the meadows are calm and relaxing. It is best place for fly fishing in Kashmir. The Vishav river offers best angling beats for trout fishing. Aharbal has few trekking routes to explore; a short trek to Kongwattan has best scenic meadows.

Kongwattan Trek

Aharbal Kongwattan trekking 1 night 2 days easy: Stages Day 1: Srinagar to Aharbal overnight camping Day 2: Aharbal Kongwattan and back Aharbal drive Srinagar.

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Lidderwat camping.

5.Naranag Valley Short Hike Fly fishing

Naranag is a tourism hub; it is a home for various adventure sports. Administered by Harmukh ranges Naranag valley serves best trekking routes for short as well as long treks in this region. Along with superb angling beats in Wangat River and Gangabal Lakes. A Beautiful short trek to Domail Morchoi 1 night 2 Days: Stages Day 1: Srinagar to Naranag and hike up to Domail overnight camping. Day 2: Sightseeing trout angling evening back to Naranag drive Srinagar.

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Best time for short hikes: May, June, July, August, September, and October.Note: All the trekking equipment’s, catering, cooking gears, tents , sleeping bags will be carried by mules or horses along with cook and guide, for More information send your inquiry ( riyaz@trekkashmir.com ) for short treks in Kashmir.