Tarsar Marsar Trek
Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir, India
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2020
Sat, 09 May, 2020
15
Sat, 16 May, 2020
15
Sat, 23 May, 2020
15
Sat, 30 May, 2020
15
Sat, 06 Jun, 2020
15
Sat, 13 Jun, 2020
15
Sat, 20 Jun, 2020
15
Sat, 27 Jun, 2020
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  • 7
  • Duration in Days
  • 15
  • Max
    Group Size
  • 16
  • +
    years
Date
Seats
2020
Sat, 09 May, 2020
15
Sat, 16 May, 2020
15
Sat, 23 May, 2020
15
Sat, 30 May, 2020
15
Sat, 06 Jun, 2020
15
Sat, 13 Jun, 2020
15
Sat, 20 Jun, 2020
15
Sat, 27 Jun, 2020
15
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Physical (3)

Cultural (2)

Nature (4)

Trekking
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  • Trip introduction

    Witness the unique landscape of Kashmir on this 7-day trek to the gorgeous Tarsar Marsar Lakes. Trek through the "Switzerland of India" to get to the lakes, and cross lush meadows, pine forests, pristine rivers - all in the company of the mighty Himalayan mountains. Spend a couple of nights at the banks of the enchanting lakes and watch their colour change as the sun makes it way to the snow-capped horizons.

    Since the region around the Tarsar Marsar Lakes is largely unexplored, this trek to the Tarsar Marsar Lakes is a great alternative to the more popular Great Lakes of Kashmir Trek.

    Destination

    Located at an elevation of 12,500 feet, the almond-shaped Tarsar Lake is the source of the River Lidder. It is surrounded by green and brown mountains of Kashmir. On the other hand, Marsar Lake is situated in the Dachigam National Park and attracts some unique species of birds like golden eagles and cinnamon sparrows. Both the lakes are quite unique, and the trek to the lakes provide the quintessential Kashmiri experience.

    Destination highlights

    • Trek to the high altitude lakes of Tarsar and Marsar.
    • Spend a couple of nights next to the enchanting lakes of Tarsar and Marsar.
    • Trek through the Kashmiri landscape and experience its beauty.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Tarsar Marsar.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Tarsar Marsar.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the departure of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days prior to the departure of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 15 days prior to the departure of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Insurance is mandatory for the Tarsar Marsar trek, and it can be arranged for an additional cost of INR 602 per person.

    Travellers are required to carry an original ID proof with two photo copies.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Tarsar Marsar to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Srinagar Airport
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    Drop off point
    Srinagar Airport
    Mode of transport
    Private SUV or similar vehicle
    Start point
    Aru
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    End point
    Aru
    Time of departure
    09:00 AM
    Time of return
    07:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    33 hr
    Total distance covered
    46 km
    Start point elevation
    9022 feet
    Maximum elevation
    13201 feet
    Minimum elevation
    9022 feet
    Average per day distance
    7 km
  • Day 1 of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: Srinagar to Aru

    Today, you'll be picked up from the Srinagar Airport and driven to Aur which is the starting point of the trek. You'll pass through the famous tourist destination of Pahalgam. Overnight in tents at Aru.

    Day 2 of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: Aru to Lidderwat

    Today, you'll trek to Lidderwat. You'll leave behind the lush pastures of Aru and make way into the pine forest. It is a gradual ascent to Lidderwat. Overnight in tents at Lidderwat.

    Day 3 of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: Lidderwat to Sekhwas

    Today, you'll trek to Sekhwas. The trail begins with a moderately steep ascent for an hour, after which it turns into a levelled track. You'll cross the tree line and gradually ascend to reach Sekhwas. Upon reaching Sekhwas, you'll take a short hike to the charming lake of Jadar. You'll return to Sekhwas by late evening. Overnight in tents at Sekhwas.

    Day 4 of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: Sekhwas to Tarsar Lake

    Today, you'll trek to the enchanting Tarsar Lake. During the trek, the views of the Himalayan mountains will only get better as you trek on. You'll get to witness the changing colours of the Lake as the sun makes its way towards the horizon. Overnight in tents at Tarsar Lake.

    Day 5 of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: Tarsar Lake to Sundersar Lake via Sonamous Pass

    Today, you'll trek to Sundersar via Sonamous Pass. On the trek, you'll be treated to the breathtaking view of the Zachmargi Valley. Upon reaching the Sundersar Lake, you can relax and bask in its serene landscape. Overnight in tents at Sundersar Lake.

    Day 6 of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: Sundersar Lake to Homwas via Marsar

    Today, you'll trek to Homwas via the Marsar Ride. From the ridge, you'll gaze at the unparalleled views of the Marsar Lake and the surrounding region. Since the weather is quite unpredictable at the ridge, you won't wait there for long. Overnight in tents at Homwas campsite.

    Day 7 of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: Homwas to Srinagar

    Today is the last day of the trip, and you'll trek back to Aru via Lidderwat. You'll reach Aru by late afternoon, and then you'll begin your drive to Srinagar. You'll be dropped back at the Srinagar Airport by 19:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Srinagar
    End point
    Aru
    Day start time
    09:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Aru
    End point
    Lidderwat
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 km
    Trekking time
    6 hr

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lidderwat
    End point
    Sekhwas
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 km
    Trekking time
    5 hr

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sekhwas
    End point
    Tarsar Lake
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 km
    Trekking time
    4 hr

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tarsar Lake
    End point
    Sundersar Lake
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 km
    Trekking time
    5 hr

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sundersar
    End point
    Homwas
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    9 km
    Trekking time
    7 hr

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Homwas
    End point
    Srinagar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    13 km
    Trekking time
    6 hr
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in tents, including sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Transport from Srinagar to Aru and back
    • Meals include: Dinner on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 7
    • All the required forest permits, camping charges, government permits, etc. for Indian nationals
    • Safety equipment including rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys, etc.
    • Services of an experienced trekking guide and support staff
    • First aid kit
    • Porters and mules for carrying common luggage
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Insurance (can be arranged for an additional cost of INR 600)
    • Porters for carrying personal luggage (can be arranged for an additional cost of 2250)
    • Meals during road journeys
    • Any kind of personal expenses like extra meals, beverages, tips, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Synthetic pants, full-sleeve t-shirts
    • Woollen cap and balaclava
    • Neck gaiter
    • Trekking footwear
    • Sandals
    • Woollen socks and gloves
    • Windcheater and fleece jacket
    • Sweater and thermal wear
    • Raincoat or poncho
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Sandals or slippers (while trekking)
    • Hard luggage like suitcases or trolley bags

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private shared vehicle for transport between Srinagar and Aru
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bags, mattresses
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Rucksack (50+ litre, with rain cover)
    • Day pack (20+ litre, with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Toilet paper
    • Trekking poles and knee cap (optional)
    • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
    • Dry snacks (protein bars, biscuits etc.)
    • Insect repellent
    • Towel
    • Torch (extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: Srinagar to Aru

    Overnight in tents at Aru.

    Today's meal package includes only dinner which will be served at the Aru campsite.

    Day 2 of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: Aru to Lidderwat

    Overnight in tents at Lidderwat.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the Aru campsite, packed lunch en route to Lidderwat, and dinner will be served at the Lidderwat campsite.

    Day 3 of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: Lidderwat to Sekhwas

    Overnight in tents at Sekhwas.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the Lidderwat campsite, packed lunch en route to Sekhwas, and dinner will be served at the Sekhwas campsite.

    Day 4 of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: Sekhwas to Tarsar Lake

    Overnight in tents at Tarsar Lake.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the Sekhwas campsite, packed lunch en route to Tarsar Lake, and dinner will be served at the Tarsar Lake campsite.

    Day 5 of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: Tarsar Lake to Sundersar Lake via Sonamous Pass

    Overnight in tents at Sundersar.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the Tarsar Lake campsite, packed lunch en route to Sundersar, and dinner will be served at the Sundersar campsite.

    Day 6 of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: Sundersar Lake to Homwas via Marsar

    Overnight in tents at Homwas.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the Sundersar campsite, packed lunch en route to Homwas, and dinner will be served at the Homwas campsite.

    Day 7 of the Tarsar Marsar Trek: Homwas to Srinagar

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, and lunch. Breakfast will be served at the Homwas campsite, and packed lunch will be served en route to Aru. | You'll be dropped back at the Srinagar Airport by 19:00 hrs.

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