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  • Trip introduction

    Travel to the boundless, mountain valleys of Kashmir and trek to the twin lakes of Tarsar and Marsar. Over an itinerary of 7-days, you'll make your way across rolling meadows carpeted by soft and silky grass, clusters of huts populated by traditional shepherds and stay in tents pitched on the banks of sparkling lakes. Upon arriving at the twin lakes of Tarsar and Marsar, lose yourself in the luminous waters as they reflect the magnetic blues of the sky. Apart from the famous, twin lakes, you'll also camp besides the Sundarsar Lake.

    The trek will take you over relatively easy trails with patches of strenuous climbing, making it ideal for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    Located at 12,500 feet, the almond-shaped lake of Tarsar is the source of the Lidder River. Surrounded by green and brown mountains of the Kashmir Valley, the lake is frequented by trekkers and nature lovers exploring Kashmir. The lake of Marsar, situated inside the Dachigam National Park, attracts migratory birds like golden eagles and cinnamon sparrows as well as Himalayan fauna like musk deer and Kashmir stag.

    The twin sister lakes of Tarsar and Marsar, highly renowned destinations for trekking enthusiasts, are inaccessible in winter since the sub-zero temperatures begin freezing the vast expanse of the lakes.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the raw natural beauty of Kashmir on a trek to Tarsar Marsar. | Camp on the banks of Tarsar Lake and Sundarsar Lake. | Climb up to altitudes of 13,500 feet on a moderately challenging trek. | Spend 7 days in trekking and camping in Himalayan wilderness. | Explore the Dachigam National Park and the Overa Aru Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Activity Details

    7920

    13500

    7920

    48 kms

    33 hrs

    8 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Tarsar Marsar trek: Drive from Srinagar to Aru

    Your trip begins as you board private, shared vehicles from Srinagar at 14:00 hrs and travel to the base camp of Aru. A short 4-hr drive later, you'll arrive at the village of Aru, located inside Overa Aru Wildlife Sanctuary. Travel to a small campsite on the banks of Lidder River and spend time exploring the little village. Overnight at Aru in tents.

    Overnight at Aru in tents.

    Your trip begins as you board private, shared vehicles from Srinagar at 14:00 hrs. You'll be accommodated at Aru in tents, equipped with sleeping bags and mattresses. No meals are provided today, so make sure to have breakfast and lunch before the drive to Aru. You may have dinner at any of the restaurants or eateries at Aru for an additional cost.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Srinagar

    Aru

    14:00 PM

    Food

    No meals are provided today.

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    Day 2 of the Tarsar Marsar trek: Aru to Lidderwat
    Day 3 of the Tarsar Marsar trek: Lidderwat to Shekwas
    Day 4 of the Tarsar Marsar trek: Shekwas to Tarsar Lake
    Day 5 of the Tarsar Marsar trek: Tarsar Lake to Sundarsar Lake
    Day 6 of the Tarsar Marsar trek: Sundarsar Lake to Homwas via Marsar Lake
    Day 7 of the Tarsar Marsar trek: Homwas to Aru, drive to Srinagar
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 24 days from departure of the Tarsar Marsar trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 24-14 days before departure of the Tarsar Marsar trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 14-10 days before departure of the Tarsar Marsar trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellation made less than 10 days before departure of the Tarsar Marsar trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on 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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    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.
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
    • Trekking Tarsar Marsar Jammu Kashmir Ladakh Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Srinagar-Srinagar in shared, private vehicles

    • Accommodation for 6 nights in tents on twin-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bags, mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining and toilet tents
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • Vegetarian meal package from lunch on Day 2 to lunch on Day 7
    • Services of experienced trek leader and camping crew
    • Permit charges, entry fees and camping charges
    • Porters and mules to carry common camping equipment
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinders)

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements from base city to Srinagar

    • Accommodation or meals in Srinagar
    • Porters and mules to carry personal luggage (can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 1,800 per bag, of maximum 11 kgs)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as additional meals and beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in 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
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Sandals or slippers (while trekking)
    • Hard luggage like suitcases or trolley bags

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Shared, private vehicles for transport from Srinagar-Srinagar
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Common kitchen/dining and toilet tents
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinders)

    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

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit