Tarsar Marsar Sundarsar Trek

Tarsar Marsar Sundarsar Trek

Feel the joy of a rich soul as you walk and camp beside some of the exquisite Lakes of Kashmir

Details Of The Tarsar Marsar Sundarsar Trek

Rs. 35000/-
+5% GST PER HEAD
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Batch Size:
25 - 40 <12
Extra cost of Rs. 4000 applicable for foreigners for higher permit cost and other specific arrangements. International Trekkers need to go through manual invoicing upon remittance of the partial booking fees using PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union or Direct Wire Transfer. Remaining trek fees can be paid upon arrival in India and meeting our trek leader

Above cost is assumed for 4-5 people team. Actual Cost is subject to the actual team size joining the trek and requested customizations. Higher team size will lower the cost while lower team size will significantly increase the cost. Assummed Inclusions can be read on Cost Inclusions

Must Read - Important Pre-Booking Information

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Tarsar Marsar Sundarsar Trek

3 Serene Lakes:
Tarsar ( 3780m ), Marsar ( 3810m ), Sundersar ( 3941m )
1 Tranquil Rivers:
Lidder
2 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Aru, Sumbhal
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Dachigam National Park

Why Should You Do The Tarsar Marsar Sundarsar Trek

  • Wandering around the vast twin lakes of Tarsar and Marsar goes beyond adjectives 
  • The landscape of Kashmir is so unique in India with its wide-open meadows, lush green meadows and forest of conifers and birch
  • Not to forget, the better half of alpine meadows - the shepherd and their flock of sheep grazing on the green grass in the background of mystical mountains are just a perfect frame and experience for any nature lover
  • Kashmir is called a paradise, not just for its landscape and beautiful mountains, but also for the lovely Kashmiris. The local cultural density of this fairyland will definitely change your perspective.
  • 📅 Duration: 7 Days, Srinagar to Srinagar
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4000m
  • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: July to October mid
  • 🌄 Terrain: Alpine Meadows, forest
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Different Entry Exit Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Aru
  • 🚩 Ends In: Sumbal
  • 🌏 Region: India - Kashmir
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Srinagar
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Katra, (KEA), Jammu Tawi ( JAT)
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Aru
  • 📶 Mobile Network: Postpaid BSNL, Airtel and Vodafone. Sparsely on treks
  • 🌐 Internet Option: 2G near towns, 3G in Srinagar
  • 🌞 Temperatures:
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Kashmiri

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Trekking in Kashmir has its own charm - after all its known as the Paradise on Earth !

The landscape of Kashmir is so unique in India with its wide open meadows, lush green meadows and forest of conifers and birch. Wandering around the vast twin lakes of Tarsar and Marsar goes beyond adjectives. The shepherd and their flock of sheep grazing on the green grass in the background of mystical mountains are just a perfect frame and experience for any nature lover. Kashmir is called a paradise, not just for its landscape and beautiful mountains, but also for the lovely Kashmiris. The local cultural density of this fairyland will definitely change your perspective. 

Right from the drive to reach Aru - the starting point of the Tarsar Marsar trek, this trek wins your heart with the easily swirling road drive to one of the popular places to visit in Kashmir - Pahelgam. From Pahelgam, Aru is just few minutes drive where the beautiful meadow greets you with its full aura. Its here the beautiful scenes of the Bollywood movie Highway was filmed.

Aru Valley is a favourite destination amongst nature lovers and from here, multiple treks start. The trek to Kolahoi Glacier, Trek to Sonamarg, and offcourse, the pristine twin lakes of Tarsar and Marsar.

The trek is fairly moderate with occasional steep and tricky sections. Starting from Arru, it follows the Lidder river, which originates from the Kolahoi Glacier. The route climbs up the Lidder rivewr until Lidderwat which is at the confluence of two rivers - Lidder and another stream which originates from the Tarsar lake. Further from Lidderwat, the trail follows the Tarsar Stream to take us to its source - The Tarsar Lake,  a huge lake in a picturesque settings of the green meadow which are further beautified by the blooming of various colourful flowers - namely Blue Poppy and Potentilla. The valley is dominated by the mighty pyramid of the Kolahoi peak - a black mountain. Birds love this valley and this is one of the favourite breeding ground for the migratory birds. The valley falls in the vicinity of the Dachigam National Park and is also home to the elusive Snow Leopard, brown bear and ibex.

The lake of Marsar almost forms a geographical mirror of the Tarsar lake but is smaller in size. The trek follows through the meadows and rocky terrain passing by Sundarsar, a small circular lake in a rocky setting separating it from the Marsar Lake. From Sundarsar, the trek descends to the beautiful meadow of Sonmasti and exits through Sumbhal on the Srinagar Leh highway.

The Tarsar Marsar lakes very serene and trekking is smaller groups adds to the peacefulness and beauty, thus making it the best ever experiences of your life.

Tarsar Lake
Tarsar Lake (photo by Vivian Sebastian)

Tarsar Marsar Sundarsar Trek Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1From Srinagar To Aru, Via - Anantnag, Pahelgam ( 105 Kms,4 hours )

Drive Day

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After reaching Srinagar, we take a picturesque drive to reach Aru. If we reach early, we can take some time out to explore the beautiful Valley. Today will be our first night on camps and wonderful fun-filled days await us.

Day 2From Aru To Lidderwat, Via - Nandkei ( 10 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Trek Day

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A gently climbing trail following the Lidder river, mostly on flat meadows and occassionally passig through the cluster of conifers will get you to your campsite.

The campsite of Lidderwat is at the confluence of Lidder River flowing down from the Kolahoi glacier and the Tarsar Stream. Do keep an eye for the strategically built, many of the Gujjar Huts ( summer shelter for shepherds ) on the way.

After you reach, relax and enjoy the place. Its a beautiful campsite.

Day 3From Lidderwat To Shekwas ( 7 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Trek Day

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Continuing our trek following the Tarsar Stream, we walk on a gently climbing trail passing by multiple openings and cluster of conifers. At a point, we reach a Y-point formed by the dividing ridge hiding the Tarsar lake. We camp there for the night.

Day 4From Shekwas To Tarsar Lakeside ( 5 Kms,3 - 4 hours )

Trek Day

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A gentle climb and a short walk of about 5 kilometers. Once we reach, we have the entire day to relish in one of the most beautiful campsites on this trek. Explore

Day 5From Tarsar Lakeside To Sundarsar ( 5 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Trek Day

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Ascend to the top of the pass on the ridge dividing the Tarsar lake and the Sundersar. After that its a easy walk with occasional ascends which will bring you to the beautiful lake of Sundersar meaning 'beautiful lake'. Its a ideal campsite and can't get any better. Spend your day relaxing in this wonderland you have brought yourself to.

Day 6From Sundarsar To Sonmasti, Via - Marsar ( 9 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Trek Day

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Early morning, we climb up the ridge to witness the magic of sunrise on the surrounding. From here, towards your left will be the vast Marsar Lake and on your right will be the Sundersar and our beautiful campsite.

After that, we return to our campsite and head towards our destination for the day - the meadow of Sonmasti. 

Day 7From Sonmasti To Srinagar, Via - Sumbhal ( 11 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Trek, Drive Day

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Few river crossing makes this day interesting. As we descend back to the civilization today, we witness fast change in the scene with meadows giving away to the increasing density of the trees and slowly human beings and other signs of civilization starts to take it over.

With that a beautiful trek comes to an end. We drive back to Srinagar and savour to the delicious Kashmiri Wazwan.

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We had started our treks from October 2020 and since then we have served many trekkers without any problems related to covid. Thanks to our safety protocol and SOW.

Covid Negative RT-PCR Test Report or Vaccination Certificate Is Mandatory To Trek With Us.

All our permanent staffs have completed their vaccination and we ensure we hire other vaccinated local resources only.

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    From Srinagar (1585m ) To Aru (2489m ), Via - Anantnag (1600m ), Pahelgam (2700m ). 4 Hrs. 105 Kms
    Overnight In: Aru (2489m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: YES
  • Day 2

    Trek

    From Aru (2489m ) To Lidderwat (2790m ), Via - Nandkei (2671m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Lidderwat (2790m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Lidderwat (2790m ) To Shekwas (3351m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 7 Kms
    Overnight In: Shekwas (3351m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Shekwas (3351m ) To Tarsar Lakeside (3798m ) . 3 - 4 Hrs. 5 Kms
    Overnight In: Tarsar Lakeside (3798m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Tarsar Lakeside (3798m ) To Sundarsar (3938m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 5 Kms
    Overnight In: Sundarsar (3938m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek

    From Sundarsar (3938m ) To Sonmasti (3264m ), Via - Marsar (3856m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 9 Kms
    Overnight In: Sonmasti (3264m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek, Drive

    Departure Day
    From Sonmasti (3264m ) To Srinagar (1585m ), Via - Sumbhal (2003m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 11 Kms
    Overnight In: Srinagar (1585m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Cost Of Transport Included: YES
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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Duration: 7 Days / 6 nights of the trek cost from Srinagar to Srinagar
  • Accommodation On Base Village (Aru): In a local homestay on twin sharing basis.
  • Accommodation On Trek: Spacious, sturdy and High-Quality Dome Tents will be provided on twin sharing basis.
  • Sleeping In Tents: Thick Waterproof Mattress complemented with Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth will be provided by us
  • Dining On Trek: We will provide Dining and Kitchen Tents with camping stools and table for extra hygiene and comfort.
  • Toilet On Treks: Dry eco-toilet will be set up with a toilet tent and toilet seat.
  • Meals: All meals starting Evening Tea in Aru on Day 1 till Lunch in Sumbal on Day 9. 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Trail Safety: Gaiters, Anti Slip Crampons and Ice Axe depending upon snow conditions.
  • Communication: For efficient management of the trek, the team will be communicating with each other and trek base with the help of long-range wireless sets.
  • Medical Safety: Oxygen cylinder, Pulse Oximeter, Thermal temperature scanner and  Emergency Medical Kit accompanied with a trek leader knowledgeable on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • Trek Leader and Guide: Highly Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader maintaining guide to trekker ratio of 1:4. That is 1 guide for every 4 trekkers.
  • Local Support Staffs: Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, porters, mules, etc
  • Permits: All required forest entry permits and camping fees as per the rules of local land
  • Transfers: 2-way return transfers from Srinagar to Srinagar in a comfortable private vehicle. Pickup and drop will either be from airport to airport or ex Hotel within the city limits of Srinagar.
  • Personal Baggage Offload: Upto 9 Kgs will be carried with our logistics. The added weight will cost extra.
  • Max Team Size: Small group of not more than 12 members. 
  • Personal Trek Equipments: 9 sets of essential trek gears for complimentary use. ( read below)

 

 

Complimentary: 9 Personal Trekking Equipment For Free Use:
(No Rent will be charged. Refundable security amount of Rs. 2000 need to be deposited )

  • Gaiters to protect snow from getting into your shoe
  • Microspikes / Ice Tracktion Crampons to grip well on slippery and hard snow on the trek 
  • Poncho to protect you from snowfall 
  • Trek Pole to protect you from falling and balancing on the trek
  • Rucksack to pack your trekking gears 
  • Fleece Inner Gloves 
  • Neck Warmer:
  • Waterproof Gloves:
  • Fleece Sleeping Bag Inner to ensure personal sleeping hygiene.

 

 

Add Ons: Make A Comfortable Trek

  • Single Tent Supplement: Rs 5000, for 6 nights
  • Personal Baggage Porterage: Rs. 5000 up to 10 Kgs only (above the free 9 Kgs)

 

 

Add Ons: Personal Equipment On Rent

  • High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes (Quechua): Rs 800
  • -20 degrees Down Jackets: Rs. 1000
  • Windproof/Waterproof Jackets: Rs. 500
  • Windproof/Waterproof pants: Rs. 500
  • Headlamps: 200

 

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED 

  • Personal Baggage Offload above the included 9 Kgs
  • Any other transportation not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Food during transit
  • Bottled water and any other beverages
  • Personal Treks Gears, apart from the complimentary inclusions
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion list

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