Tarsar Marsar Lakes Trek in Kashmir
Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India
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  • Trip introduction

    The trek to Tarsar Marsar lakes in Kashmir is one of the most spectacular alpine lakes treks in India. Being a less known trekking destination than Kashmir Great Lakes, the route to Tarsar Marsar lakes have retained its raw wilderness and natural charm. Trekking in Kashmir entails walking along the vast open meadows for long hours with the views of snow-capped Himalayan views, and crossing clear-water streams along the way. This trek takes you to the heart of Kashmir, from the verdant valley of Aru to rolling mountains of Shekwas and eventually leading you the magnificent Tarsar and Marsar lakes.

    The trek to Tarsar Marsar lakes is a moderately difficult trek but suitable for beginners.

    Destination

    The Tarsar and Marsar lakes are the royal blue coloured alpine lakes located at the elevation of 12,400 ft and 13,200 feet respectively. Both lakes are snow-fed and subtly changes colour throughout the day according to the angle of sunlight. The twin lakes are notable for its peculiar almond-shaped water body, separated by a mountain. Trekking in summer to the Tarsar Marsar lakes is an opportune period to spot exotic birds and animals like the golden eagle, golden marmot, snow leopard, and musk deer, among many others. This trek offers you the unique opportunity of camping right beside the Tarsar Lake. You will also stay in tents at verdant campsites in Aru Valley, Lidderwat Valley and Shekwas.

    Destination highlights

    • Trek to the magnificent Tarsar and Marsar Lakes in Kashmir.
    • Hike through the verdant meadows of Kashmir for long hours.
    • Trek alongside gushing streams and brooks.
    • Stay in tents at idyllic campsites amidst the mountains.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Consuming alcohol or any others intoxicants before or during the trek is strictly prohibited.

    Strictly avoid littering while trekking, and also at campsites.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellation made 15 days before the departure of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek: Full refund (excluding 15% service charges)

    NO REFUND will be provided if cancellation is made within 8-15 days of the departure of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek, however, you can postpone the trek to some other departure date or you can book some another trek of this operator only.

    NO REFUND if cancellation is made within 7 days of the departure of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure the maximum safety of travellers and will not be held responsible for any accidents during Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek due to any unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or natural calamities. Travellers will be required to bear any costs arising due to such a change in the itinerary.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Srinagar railway station
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    Drop off point
    Srinagar
    Mode of transport
    Private shared vehicle
    Start point
    Aru Valley
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    End point
    Sambal Village
    Time of departure
    08:00 AM
    Time of return
    06:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    29 hours
    Total distance covered
    42 km
    Start point elevation
    7920 ft
    Maximum elevation
    13200 feet
    Minimum elevation
    7920 ft
    Average per day distance
    8.5 km
  • Day 1 of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek: Srinagar to Aru Valley Drive

    Arrive at Srinagar station in the morning. You will board the vehicle to Aru Valley arranged by the operator. It will be a 3-hour drive from Srinagar through the winding roads of Kashmir. Aru is one of the most beautiful base camps in India. The vast grassland of Aru is dotted with a cluster of colorful cottages, with poplar and willow trees rising high across the grassland. You will be camping here tonight.

    Day 2 of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek: Aru Valley to Lidderwat Valley Trek

    Today you will be trailing alongside the gushing Lidder river which leads to the Lidderwat Valley. The Lidderawat valley is an open verdant meadow with the views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Another delightful campsite for tonight stay.

    Day 3 of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek: Lidderwat Valley to Shekwas Trek

    Today's trek starts with a steep ascent for about an hour, which brings you to a plateau where you will break for lunch beside a coursing stream. You will continue trekking onwards to Hamwais crossing a clear water stream along the way. Another steep ascent from here brings you to Shekwas, a flourishing meadow amidst the green mountains. Overnight in tents at Shekwas.

    Day 4 of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek: Shekwas Trek to Tarsar Lake Trek

    The most awaited day of the trek is here! Today you will trek to the magnificent Tarsar Lake. Follow the uphill trail beside the river from Shekwas. You will notice the snow-clad mountains becoming larger as you gradually come closer to them. Pitch the tents right beside Tarsar Lake and explore nature's wonderful manifestation.

    Day 5 of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek: Tarsar Lake to Marsar Lake Trek

    Explore another beautiful alpine lake today - the Marsar Lake. A steep climb from the Tarsar Lake will lead you to Marsar Lake. Watch the beautiful lake resting still in between the mountains. After spending some time beside the Marsar Lake, you will trek back to Tarsar Lake for tonight stay.

    Day 6 of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek: Tarsar Lake to Sumbal Village Trek

    Today is the last dat of trekking. Trek along open grasssland which is often filled with sheeps and arrive at Zamarang Valley, the valley surrounded by towerring mountians. A steep descent from here will breingn you to Sumbal Village, your campsite for tonight. This is the last campsite of Tarsar Marsar lake trek.

    Day 7 of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek: Sumbal Village to Srinagar Drive

    The trip ends with a drive from Sumbal Village to Srinagar. Sit back, relax and enjoy the drive through scenic routes of Kashmir. The operator will drop you to Srinagar Airport. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Srinagar
    End point
    Aru Valley
    Day start time
    08:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Aru Valley
    End point
    Lidderwat Valley
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 km
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lidderwat Valley
    End point
    Shekwas
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 km
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Shekwas
    End point
    Tarsar Lake
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 km
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tarsar Lake
    End point
    Tarsar Lake
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 km
    Trekking time
    5-6 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tarsar Lake
    End point
    Sumbal Village
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 km
    Trekking time
    7-8 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sumbal Village
    End point
    Srinagar
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping mattress, blankets and pillows
    • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 7
    • Lunch from Day 2 to Day 6
    • Evening Snacks
    • Dinner from Day 1 to Day 6
    • All permits, as required
    • First aid kit
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Transfers in private vehicle is arranged at INR 2100
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Porter for personal luggage
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, medical evacuation, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Wind and waterproof jacket
    • Down jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Full sleeved shirt/t-shirt
    • Quick dry apparels
    • Trekking pants/shorts
    • Thermal inners
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Sleeping mattress, blankets and pillows
      You need to get
    • Aadhaar card/Driving license
    • Backpack (50-60 litres) with raincover
    • Day-pack with raincover
    • Walking pole
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Sleeping bags
    • 2x Water bottle (1 litre)
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Lunch box and spoons/forks
    • Flashlight/headlamp with spare batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Towel
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Gaiters
    • Personal utilities like sunscreen cream, hand sanitizer, moisturiser, antibacterial powder, toilet paper and wet wipes, toothpaste, lip balm, quick dry towel, etc.
    • Woollen cap
    • Balaclava/neck gaiters
    • Spare sandals to use at the campsite
    • Cotton/woollen socks
    • Woollen gloves
    • Synthetic waterproof gloves
    • Personal medical kit

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek: Srinagar to Aru Valley Drive

    Overnight in tents at Aru Valley.

    The operator will offer you a ride from Srinagar railway station to Aru Valley. Today's meal package includes dinner only. You can buy lunch at your own expense on the way to Aru.

    Day 2 of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek: Aru Valley to Lidderwat Valley Trek

    Overnight in tents at Lidderwat Valley.

    Trek from Aru to Lidderwat Valley. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening, enjoy a cup of ginger/lemon/honey/masala/milk tea with veg pakoda/maggi/popcorn. Mattresses, blankets and pillows will be available in your tents.

    Day 3 of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek: Lidderwat Valley to Shekwas Trek

    Overnight in tents at Shekwas.

    Trek from Lidderwat valley to Shekwas. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening, enjoy a cup of ginger/lemon/honey/masala/milk tea with veg pakoda/maggi/popcorn. Mattresses, blankets and pillows will be available in your tents.

    Day 4 of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek: Shekwas Trek to Tarsar Lake Trek

    Overnight in tents beside Tarsar Lake.

    Trek from Shekwas to Tarsar Lake. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening, enjoy a cup of ginger/lemon/honey/masala/milk tea with veg pakoda/maggi/popcorn. Mattresses, blankets and pillows will be available in your tents.

    Day 5 of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek: Tarsar Lake to Marsar Lake Trek

    Overnight in tents beside Tarsar Lake.

    Trek from Shekwas to Tarsar Lake to Marsar Lake and return. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening, enjoy a cup of ginger/lemon/honey/masala/milk tea with veg pakoda/maggi/popcorn. Mattresses, blankets and pillows will be available in your tents.

    Day 6 of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek: Tarsar Lake to Sumbal Village Trek

    Overnight in tents at Sambal Village.

    Trek from Tarsar Lake to Sambal VIllage. Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening, enjoy a cup of ginger/lemon/honey/masala/milk tea with veg pakoda/maggi/popcorn. Mattresses, blankets and pillows will be available in your tents.

    Day 7 of Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek: Sumbal Village to Srinagar Drive

    Your trip ends in the evening.

    Drive from Sambal Village to Srinagar. Your meal package includes breakfast only.

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