Tarsar Marsar are twin Lakes in the beguiling valley of Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir are often called heaven on earth because of its pristine beauty.
Tarsar Marsar Fee:
Rs 12500 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Srinagar to Srinagar)
Duration: 7 Days (Srinagar to Srinagar)
Highest Points: (13,201 Feet)
Best Season: Throughout the year
Temperature: (17°C to 20°C) (3°C to 4°C)
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Activity Level Challenging
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Tarsar Marsar are Alpine Lakes in Kashmir
Tarsar Marsar trek lies in the beauty of Kashmir which is famous all around the globe, trekking here is a total different experience than trekking anywhere else in India. On this trek you get a chance to camp beside the serene alpine lakes, this trek is totally different from other treks because of the idyllic setting which is hard to find anywhere else.
Fascinating Meadows of Kashmir
Not only the Lakes but meadows of Kashmir will make you gaze at them. The grasslands are covered by forests and clearings which adds beauty to them, on this trek you will come across the undulating meadows every day.
Different Grassy Fields
Explore the beautiful grasslands of Kashmir at different altitudes, you will see from wide to narrow grassy fields and the best part of this trek is you will be camping on these, in some days of the trek. The beauty lies in abundance here so this trek should be added in the list of a trekker.
Key Points of Tarsar Marsar Trek
- Level is Moderate (this trek is good for beginners)
- Proper conditioning & training of body required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
- Shoes are the single most important equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Winter & Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides.
- Only BSNL networks are there.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
Must read about Tarsar Marsar Trek
Duration – 7 Days (Srinagar to Srinagar)
Best Season – Throughout the year
Level – Moderate
Highest Points – (13,201 Feet)
Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season
Temperature –(17°C to 20°C) (3°C to 4°C)
Day 1– Srinagar to Aru (7,958 feet) (3/4 hours)
Day 2– Aru to Lidderwat (9,131 feet) (10 km) (6 hours)
Day 3– Lidderwat to Shekwas (11,039 feet) (5.5 km) (5 hours)
Day 4– Shekwas to Tarsar (12,449 feet) (5 km) (4 hours)
Day 5– Shekwas to Tarsar (12,449 feet) (5 km) (4 hours)
Day 6– Marsar (13,201 feet) to Homwas (11,500 feet) (9 km) (7 hours)
Day 7- Homwas to Aru and Drive to Srinagar (13 km) (6 hours)
- Transport facility from Srinagar to Srinagar
- Forest Permit and entrance fee
- Accommodation in Hotel Sankri
- Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
- All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
- (All camping gears)
- High quality tents
- Sleeping bags
- Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
- Dining Tent
- Dining table
- Kitchen team
- Radio Walky Talky for Communication
- Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
- Medical Kit
- Oxygen Cylinders
- Crampons and Gaiters
- Personal Insurance
- Medical Certificate
- Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
- On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
- Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
Full payment confirms your booking
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Srinagar to Aru (7,958 feet) (3/4 hours)
You can reach Aru in 3 – 4 hours via Pahalgam which is 100 km away from Srinagar and from there Aru is 12 km more. You can reach Pahalgam through two routes, Bijbehra is the famous tourist route, and it is a beautiful drive through rural area of Kashmir.
You will see trees and orchards along the way and in half an hour reach Aru, base camp of this trek. Reach there in the evening, set up your camps and spend your night in tents.
Aru to Lidderwat (9,131 feet) (10 km) (6 hours)
The climb is long to reach Lidderwat at a distance of 10 km, start your trek through a village and follow course of River Lidder. The trail is wide and from there you can have the whole view of Aru. Reach Dalla a clearing, gentle trek starts from here through pine forest then you will come across Nandkei it is a group ofGujjar settlement.
After you cross the forest section you will reach open grasslands, there you can see families of Gujjars. After half an hour you will cross streams which are clear and the water can be used to drink, from here you can reach Lidderwat in half an hour. Start trekking through the forest of pines ascend and stare at the beautiful scenery that place offers. Now enter the fir forests and after some minutes of trek reach Lidderwat.
The Lidderwat have surpassing meadows and you can camp other side there is open space for camping and the streams are present on other side. Spend time exploring this place, it is hard to find such beautiful place for camping so enjoy and explore to the fullest and have relaxing stay in tents.
Lidderwat to Shekwas (11,039 feet) (5.5 km) (5 hours)
Follow the course of River flowing along and take the trail through pine forest above. After a gradual climb continue trekking through forest of pine and some small clearings for 30 minutes. You will come across the Lidderwat valley, there are wide grasslands surrounded by mountains with some snow patches.
The splendid valleys meet together and the trail goes upward and to the left are Bhakarwal shelters on the right of the river. En route come across small clear streams crossing the trail, you can refill your water bottles from here. Now, trek down the river and cross it with the help of boulders and further a bridge. By following the river continue trekking on the trail and after 30 minutes you will reach a wide clearing “Homwas”.
At Homwas you can see some huts of Gujjars, trek through a grassy area which is a relief to the feet. After crossing this section you will reach a narrow valley and trek along the river. Ascend for one hour and reach a point with a group of Silver Birch trees and amazing scenery.
Reach a grassland beautiful and wide which goes to two soothing green valleys. Have a look at the meadows and pass through the trail with few Gujjar huts to reach your camping site Shekwas. It is an extraordinary ground with mesmerizing sights, spend your night here relaxing in tents.
Shekwas to Tarsar (12,449 feet) (5 km) (4 hours)
The trail to Tarsar is through a ridge which has an overhanging stream and further it leads to the hill in front. Cross some short ridges opening to awe struck sceneries and after two hours of trek have first sight of Tarsar Lake.
The sight will energize you to reach the alpine Lake, you have to cross a stream by hopping on boulders and reach the grassy field of Tarsar. It can be called a perfect place for camping, you can pitch your tents anywhere on the ground.
Camp along the lake, you will be mesmerized by the idyllic setting and it can easily be compared to heaven, the water looks clear bluish with a reflection of green. You will see some snow patches around and they feed the Lake.
Tarsar to Sundersar (12,946 feet) (5 km) (5 hours)
The other side views of Tarsar is spellbinding and the stretches of grassy valley will leave you speechless because they seem never ending and trekking on that valley is a real bliss. This valley leads to the meadows of Shekwas but mostly people descend from Tarsar until the Shekwas leads to Sundersar valley but climbing this pass saves 3-4 hours.
Start descending through the shepherds’ trail which will take you to the middle valley. Walk along the stream on the beautiful velvet like grass. En route see Bakkarval shelters lying on left, the trail is behind these shelters through the boulder area. Further are lushest grasslands you will ever come across and amidst the meadows stream transforms into a large pond which is fed by the snow patches on the mountains.
It is a beautiful creation of God, cross this section in 30 minutes and come to the end of this meadow. Reach the base of ridge by crossing a stream with the help of boulders, ascend for 15 minutes through a narrow valley to reach the ridge top. Surprisingly a wide meadow pops in front with colourful bed of flowers. The views are enthralling from here end route of this trek is also visible and a trail leading to the mountains.
Follow the trail and reach beautiful grassy land of Sundersar Lake, here you can pitch your tents anywhere on the flat ground, camping here is a delight. Enjoy in the serene beauty of Kashmir and comfortably stay in tents.
Marsar (13,201 feet) to Homwas (11,500 feet) (9 km) (7 hours)
Pass along the shores of Sundersar Lake to get far side and through two passes you can reach Marsar. Take the shorter trail and ascend through the boulder zone, be careful while ascending because there is snow over the boulder which makes this section tough. In 30 minutes pass can be reached which is an amazing grassland with gentle trails leading to the flat grounds below.
Reach the flat grounds and cross the small streams along the trail. Climbing to the ridge starts from here which offers heart racing view of Marsar. It is twin of Tarsar but remains hidden under the mist and clouds. Descend to Sundersar and reach there in 40 minutes.
Spend some time at Sundersar valley and get back to Jagmargi valley, witness the grasslands again and admire the natural beauty. Do not cross the Tarsar pass but go through the different trail to Shekwas, from here you can reach Homwas in 30 minutes. Reach there, setup your tents, have delicious food after a long trek and retire for the night.
Homwas to Aru and Drive to Srinagar (13 km) (6 hours)
Descend from Homwas to Lidderwat. The sights of today’s trek are beguiling and you can spot Kolahoi glacier on the way. Come across the Lidderwats pine forest, take a break at Lidderwat and then head for Aru.
Now, Aru is 10 km away and you can reach there in 4 hours. Vehicles will be arranged for you till Srinagar.
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Pahalgam is the last point where you will find ATM.
Last point where your device will receive signal is Pahalgam. There are no other networks ahead, so make sure you finish all your important work and calls before the trek.
Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.
We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- If the trek is cancelled by us due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster etc.) then the refund would not be initiated but you can go on the same trek another year.
The cancellation charges are as follows –
(No bank charges deducted will be Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90 precent cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50 precent cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refunds are initiated in 7-8 business days)