Monsoon Treks in Kashmir

Dear Trekkers,

Monsoon is slowly approaching and we can’t be more excited! Monsoon is a breathtaking time in the Himalayas, when the greenery comes alive, and the streams and the waterfalls are gurgling and gushing through the vibrantly colored valleys. The Kashmir Valley, especially, is immensely beautiful at this time of the year.

Kashmir in monsoon is a true embodiment of nature's ethereal beauty. As raindrops cascade from the sky, the landscape transforms into a lush green paradise. The rolling meadows, towering mountains, and serene lakes come alive with vibrant hues. Mist blankets the valleys, creating an aura of mystery and enchantment. The glistening waterfalls, such as Aharbal and Chashme Shahi, add a touch of grandeur to the already picturesque surroundings. The fragrance of blooming flowers fills the air, captivating the senses. Kashmir in monsoon is a symphony of natural wonders, where every corner reveals a breathtaking scene and every moment is a glimpse into heaven on Earth.

As the monsoon clouds sweep across the breathtaking landscapes of Kashmir, they bring with them a mystical allure and a sense of rejuvenation. While many may associate the monsoon season with staying indoors, it is precisely during this time that Kashmir reveals its hidden charm for trekking and hiking enthusiasts.

Why We Think Monsoon Is An Wonderful Time To Trek In Kashmir

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The striking display of natural beauty

Kashmir, often referred to as "Paradise on Earth," transforms into an ethereal wonderland during the monsoon season. The parched hills and valleys are painted in lush green hues as the rainfall breathes life into the flora and fauna. Trekking through the verdant meadows of Pahalgam, Sonamarg, or Gulmarg allows you to immerse yourself in the picturesque beauty of nature's bounty.

The mystical aura of the mist-covered mountains

One of the most captivating aspects of trekking in Kashmir during the monsoon season is the ethereal mist that blankets the mountains. As you ascend the trails, you'll find yourself immersed in a mystical ambience, with swirling mist veiling the valleys and peaks. The popular treks to Tarsar Marsar and others become even more enchanting as the mist adds an element of mystery and intrigue.

The all-engulfing serenity of the lakes

Kashmir is renowned for its picturesque lakes, and the monsoon season adds an extra layer of tranquillity to these pristine water bodies. Trekking the lakes in Bodhpathri, or the serene Tarsar-Marsar Lake during the monsoon allows you to witness the dance of raindrops on the tranquil waters, creating a serene atmosphere that is perfect for introspection and rejuvenation.

Our Top Picks Of Monsoon Treks in Kashmir

Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek

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Region Jammu & Kashmir
Duration 7 Days
Grade Easy To Moderate
Altitude 13,500 ft.
Trekking 48 km

If you're looking for a trek that combines breathtaking natural beauty with a challenging adventure, then the Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek is a perfect choice! This incredible trek takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in the Kashmir region, offering incredible views of towering mountains, lush green valleys, and crystal-clear lakes.

Nestled high in the mountains, these twin lakes are a sight to behold. The deep blue waters of Tarsar and Marsar are surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks, and the reflections on the crystal clear waters are simply mesmerizing.

Along the way, you'll also have the chance to interact with the friendly local people and experience their culture and way of life. From the warm hospitality of the Gujjar and Bakarwal tribes to the delicious local cuisine, the Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek offers a truly immersive experience that you'll never forget.

So if you're ready for an adventure that will take your breath away, join us for the Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek! Get ready to explore the untouched beauty of Kashmir and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Bodpathri Tosamaidan Trek

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Region Jammu & Kashmir
Duration 7 Days
Grade Moderate
Altitude 13,100 ft.
Trekking 50 km

This is one of our recent discoveries and we think it’s an amazing trek to venture into in the monsoon! The area had been under army jurisdiction for a long time and has recently been opened for trekking and when you trek, you will see many trenches and army bunkers on the way, remnants of the previous time. I am sure, many of you haven’t stepped into this wonderful part of Kashmir. It is like a whole new world of untouched beauty and the raw attributes of nature, and in monsoon, the valleys become alive and thriving making it even more beautiful!

Walk into a part of Kashmir bedecked with dense forests, valleys, meadows, rivers, and lakes like you have never seen before. Throughout the trek, you will visit not just one but 7 wonderful lakes in the deepest kernels of Kashmir. You will get the chance to traverse through the beautiful Astaar Valley and it may seem like you have entered into paradise itself. The beauty of the Bodhpathri Tosamaidan trek is truly remarkable, especially when it is shrouded in the misty hues of monsoon.

Nafran Valley Trek

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Region Jammu & Kashmir
Duration 7 Days
Grade Moderate To Difficult
Altitude 13,800 ft.
Trekking 40 km

Another new trek is Kashmir, the Nafran Valley Trek is purely a trekkers’ delight. Starting from the scenic village of Aru, the trek is a beautiful journey into the pristine nature of Kashmir. It is a popular offbeat trek in Kashmir that gives you a glimpse into the untouched beauty of the state. The trek has a unique landscape that exposes trekkers to serene and tranquil meadows, jungles and alpine lakes in Kashmir. This trek surprises trekkers at every turn with its sheer beauty.

The biggest highlight of the trek is the trek to Harnag Lake, a hidden gem in the valleys of Kashmir. Camping in the vicinity of the lake is truly a peaceful experience. While you trek through the beautiful grassy lands and pine forests, you will also catch glimpses of the Kolahoi Glacier, a popular glacier in the region. Behold the sight of this majestic glacier as you trek on. All in all, Nafran Valley is the perfect blend of thrill and adventure and for those who want to traverse the off-trodden path, it is a must-do trek for them.