Trekking In Kashmir

Walking on foot is the best option to gather beauty, spread in hilly nooks & corners. Trekkers usually know this and keep enquiring about unexplored territories in all the places they visit.


Trekking In Kashmir

Walking on foot is the best option to gather beauty, spread in hilly nooks & corners. Trekkers usually know this and keep enquiring about unexplored territories in all the places they visit. Kashmir has a number of short & long trekking options spread all over the valley. Tourism in Kashmir today has maneuvered more into adventure seeing the growing demand of trekking in the valley of Kashmir. Even when you are with your family, the Kashmir valley boasting with several short treks is rather going to make your vacation more adventurous. Some of the popular short treks in Kashmir gets crack from the rich green meadows of Pahalgam, which is cut across by the River Lidder and few from Sonmarg, which is secluded within several five-thousanders like the Sirbal Peak, Kolhoi Peak, Amarnath Peak and Machoi Peak. Short treks in Kashmir which are perfect for tiro trekkers, also winds up from Gulmarg that is perched at an altitude of 2,900 meters.

A popular day hike is to Khilanmarg, which is approximately 5 kilometers from Gulmarg and Alpathar Lake that is further 8 kilometers away. Another popular short trek in Kashmir is from Gulmarg to Ningel Nallah. More audacious explorers can take the 5 day trail to Tosamaidan that branches off from the Ferozpur Nala and beyond to the hamlets of Danwas, Tejjan, and Tosamaidan. From Sonmarg, a pleasant day trail winds up to Thajiwas glacier and from Pahalgam, the trek to Aru that is approximately 12 kilometers away is another popular short trek in Kashmir, which is ideal for beginners and families. Coming onto the gossip of intrepid trekkers about the Kashmir Great Lake Trek, which is a popular one commencing from Sonmarg. It is one of the most beautiful treks in the Kashmir Valley that covers the lakes of Gangabal, Vishansar, Kishansar, and goes close to the Harrnukh peak. Further, adding on to their list, the Aru-Kolahoi Glacier Trek is yet another challenging one that commences from Pahalgam. Kashmir is the trekker’s delight and the clicked pictures and videos confirm the news. Since Kashmir is already at a good height, one need not climb too high up for capturing the panorama.

Trekking Season

Summers or winters trekking options are always open in Kashmir. It all depends on trekkers’ abilities but the most popular trekking occurs in summers. Most of the hidden treasures like the Krishansar & Vishansar lakes AND Amarnath Cave are inaccessible by road and only trekkers get this gift.

  • • Gangabal Lake Trek
  • • Kashmir Alpine Lakes Trek
  • • Kolahoi Base Camp Trek
  • • Naranag – Gangabal Trek
  • • Sonamarg – Vishansar – Bandipora Trek
  • • Pahalgam-Tarsar-Marsar Trek
  • • Sonamarg – Vishansar – Naranag Trek
  • • Tral Narastan Marsar Trek
  • • Tulail Gangabal Naranag Trek
  • • Bandipura Gangabal Naranag Trek
  • • Chattargul Mahlish Gangabal Trek
  • • Srinagar-Aharbal-Kungwattan-Mahinag-Kounsarnag
  • • Pahalgam-Chandarwar-Sheshnag-Amarnath Cave-Sonamarg-Srinagar
  • • Pahalgam-Aru-Lidderwat-Kolahoi Glacier-Khemsar-Sonamrg-Srinagar
  • • Sonamarg-Vishansar-Gadsar-Krishansar-Satsaran-Naranag-Srinagar