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Max Altitude

13,500 FT

Grade

Easy To Moderate

Duration

7 Days

Trekking KM.

48 KM

Suitable for:10+ years
Experience:First timer can apply, previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
Fitness:cover 4 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.

14,900 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Srinagar to Srinagar (transportation included)
  • Transportation Included

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Overview

Trek Info


  • Trail TypeOne way. The trek starts at Aru and ends at Aru
  • Rail HeadJammu is the nearest rail head to the base camp
  • AirportSrinagar airport
  • Base CampAru (112 kms drive from Shrinagar, approx 4 hours)
  • Best Season
    • Monsoon Treks (Jul - Aug)
    • Autumn Treks (Sep - Mid Nov)
  • SnowMore snow in the months of July
  • Services fromSrinagar to Srinagar
  • MealsMeals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)
  • StayCamping (Twin sharing) & Hotel/Guesthouse


  • Region - Jammu and Kashmir
  • Duration - 7 Days
  • Grade - Easy To Moderate
  • Max Altitude - 13500 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 48 Kms.

Tarsar

One day, if you wake up in the meadows of Kashmir on your trek to Tarsar Marsar, that moment, your entire life is going to dissolve into a distant dream. As though you have just crossed the threshold and come to heaven. The famous couplet of the Persian poet shall ring true— if there is a paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here!

The valley of Kashmir is an experience that may rob the most masterful wordsmith of adjectives, but never fail to brew unceasing lyricism in the heart of her beholders. Kashmir’s inherent classical romanticism aside, there are some things exclusively special to trekking and the Tarsar Marsar twin lakes trek brings all of them together.

Grasslands like velvet, walking through hovering pine trees that are beautiful and fragrant, little thatched roofed hamlets peopled by beautiful humans, the perfect stillness of azure waters, and camping by the glacial lakes which give the trek its name. What’s more wonderful, on practical trekking terms, Tarsar Marsar doesn’t charge a great deal of physical challenge, acclimatization prerequisites, or exhaustion.

Special Note: Lately, there has been much apprehension regarding treks in Kashmir owing to perennial reports of trouble brewing in the valley. Therefore, in a responsibly organized journey, with some foresight, we wish to add an extra day or two to the 7-day itinerary. If we must make an emergency halt, the need for which we pray doesn’t occur, these buffer days will be useful. This can be confirmed and elaborated upon at the time of your trek registration.

Who can participate

    • Age; 10 years.
    • First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 4 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

     

    Health Awareness

    • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
    • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 - 130 mm Hg)
    • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
    • Should not have Liver and kidney issues
    • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Hypertension etc
    • No pacemaker implant
    • People with the Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
    • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

     

    Government Employees {SCL}

    Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when you join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed  for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and Ministry Of Tourism (MOT) 
    Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before trek departure date.

     

    Note

Itinerary

Day 1 : Srinagar To Aru Base Camp
    • Altitude: 2,400 m/ 7,950 ft
    • Depart Srinagar by 1 pm
    • Drive: 4 hrs | Srinagar To Aru
    • Srinagar to Pahalgam- 100 km to Aru 12 km
    • Transportation from Srinagar to Aru is included in the cost
    • Aru is on the bank of Lidder River
    • Since there are no shops around ensure that you have all you need already
    • Please note that prepaid sim cards don’t work in Kashmir
    • Pahalgam is the last point where you get a mobile network
    • Last ATM is in Pahalgam
    • Stay in tent
    • Don’t forget to carry your ID proof in original and 2 photocopies.

Our first-day destination is Aru on the banks of Lidder and Aru Rivers, situated 12 km off Pahalgam. A fairly developed tourist stop, Aru is regarded as the main base for two well-loved treks - the Tarsar Marsar and Kolahoi Glacier Trek, the destination of the latter being the origin of the Lidder-Aru Rivers.

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Our representatives will meet you in Srinagar and from there you will take a short 3 to 4 hrs drive to Aru via Pahalgam. From Pahalgam, two routes go towards Aru, one through the village of Anantnag and one through Bijbhera. Bhijbera route is a tourist trail that presents the beautiful rural scenery of Kashmir with apple orchards, apricot, and walnut trees. Since a steady telephonic network cannot be confirmed at Aru, you need to wrap up your communication at Pahalgam itself. At Aru, you will be welcomed at a riverside camping zone, off the touristy hub, by the sweet-flowing Lidder. There are lots of activities around the town at Aru– from trout fishing in Lidder, and the Aru Biosphere Reserve to horseback riding and heliskiing in winter. You can explore and mark these for a later visit because we will be reaching quite late into the dusk around 6 pm.

Day 2 : Aru To Lidderwat
    • Altitude: 2,800 m/ 9,150 ft
    • Trek Distance: 10 km | Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
    • Altitude Gain: 400 m/ 1,200 ft
    • Easy terrain, gradual ascent
    • Water can be refilled from streams
    • Packed lunch on the way
    • Stay in tents

Today we will be following the Lidder River upstream. The trail starts right out of the village and follows the course of the river. It is a long but gentle climb to Lidderwat. After about 9 to 10 km the trail moves up soft slopes, entering a thicket of conifers, revealing a sweeping view of the Aru Valley down below on the left side. We continue venturing through the forest shade before we arrive at a clearing filled with Gujjar huts. This is the Nandekai Village, inhabited by seasonal, migrating shepherd people, and agrarian, foraging Gujjar community. Here is a slice of idyll, picture-perfect, and a far call from life as we know it. We won’t be crossing through the heart of the village but rather get a priceless bird’s eye view of the picturesque setting as we move uphill.  A little after we enter a tumbling meadow as the fir tree thickets completely ebbs away.  This is still part of the Gujjar Village ecosystem and you are going to find horse-riding folks and cattle grazers.

 

The trail cuts across a couple of valley streams next as we go. We soon come across a crude log bridge over the second brook. The streams are very clear and it is safe to drink the water in the stream. This is the spot to refill our water and take some rest, maybe have the packed lunch carried from the last campsite. The Lidderwat locale is still an hour’s journey from here.

 

The trail here curves into another wooded area of gorgeous firs before coming out into the meadows of Lidderwat, where the river flows clear watered. We can find quaint little Gujjar settlements that mark the very locale. Thanks to tourist inflow in recent times, there are also Pahalgam Disritict Authority Huts and food places established for comfortable stays. There are enough places to pitch camps in this section of the trail.

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Our camp would be at a quiet spot close to the stream and is nothing short of a dream. There should be enough time before sundown to walk around the peaceful fir tree shadowed Gujjar settlement and explore the meadows, and then lay out in the dying light on soft grass by the streamside to soak in the tranquillity.

Day 3 : Lidderwat To Shekwas
    • Altitude: 3,350 m/ 11,000 ft
    • Trek Distance: 6 km | Duration: 5 hrs
    • Altitude Gain: 550 m/ 1,850 ft
    • Moderate terrain, continuous ascent for a few hours
    • Enough water sources on the way
    • One river crossing just before Homwas
    • Hot lunch at campsite
    • Stay in tents

Today we trek approx 5 hours along a trail winding up directly from behind the PDA homes. The trail starts alongside the Lidder River and in a matter of half an hour you will find yourself inside a forest of pines, the Lidder River is now a distant shadow and the meadows have ebbed away. The woods are not very thick and occasionally open up to wide clearings.

 

Soon, you will find the stretch of Lidderwat coalescing with a more vast expanse of merging valleys and snow-covered peaks rising straight from the base of the valleys. The grasslands now merge such that it is no longer a single valley but a convergence of many valleys together. There will be multiple clear water streams cutting across our path where you can stop to refill your water bottles.

 

We will now be heading towards Homwas, which is a little clearing inhabited by a cluster of Gujjar huts and it falls on the other side of the river. After crossing a log bridge, we are ushered into a locality with a few homes and tea shops. You will never fail to find warm hospitality with these villagers and despite the exhaustion of the travels, this makes one’s day.

 

Crossing the village, you will walk parallel to the crystal river before you enter a different grassy landscape. The walk from Homwas to Shekwas is a delight as you mostly walk on the soft grass. Soon you will arrive at Shekwas. The trail now follows in a south-westerly direction and enters a narrow valley where a  beautiful river constantly keeps you company. You will keep gaining altitude and in an hour, you will enter a cluster of Bhoj trees that unfolds into a green scenery stretching in gentle folds to as long as the eyes can see, the meadows of Shekwas are breathtaking. Gujjar habitation and hospitality are ubiquitous in this area too and their little low-roofed, leaf-thatched huts dot the lush landscape here and there. Our trail climbs past the huts onto a slightly higher camping ground. A sweet night, a star-studded night falls over the meadows.

 

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Day 4 : Shekwas To Tarsar And Explore Tarsar
    • Altitude: 3,800 m/ 12,500 ft
    • Trek Distance: 4 km | Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
    • Altitude Gain: 450 m/ 1,500 ft
    • Moderate terrain, continuous gradual ascent
    • Carry enough water, only a few natural sources are available
    • In the evening explore Tarsar Lake
    • Hot lunch at campsite
    • Stay in tent

From Shekwas, the trail entwines along a grassy landscape for a while. The green moors of Shekwas are best experienced with bare feet. Try this as you set out of Tarsar Lake today. The agenda today is the trek to the first lake, Tarsar. The trail moves through a silken lawn of nature for some time before climbing over a humpbacked hill and after crossing a few ridges you get a little peek of Tarsar’s magnetic blue waters. You will follow a westward direction in general.

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It takes a total of 5 hours to reach Tarsar from Shekwas, the view of the lake widening as we go down succeeding smaller ridges. Every ridge on the trail opens to a stupendous view. The views of the snow-clad peaks become grander as we get closer to the lake.  You need to cross the stream, jumping from boulder to boulder adventurously before finally gliding into a verdant meadow around the lake where we will camp at night. Sink your feet deep into the soft grass and watch how the lake water reflects the passing hues of the sky as the day rolls on. Time seems to come to a standstill amid such beauty and silence. There are plenty of flat open spots by the lake where you can pitch your tent. Remember that the entire trek takes place along an eco-friendly zone so please do not litter around the lake or anywhere along your trek and encourage others to not do the same.

Day 5 : Tarsar To Sundarsar
    • Altitude: 4,000 m/ 13,100 ft
    • Trek: 6 km | Duration: 5 hrs
    • Altitude Gian: 200 m/ 600 ft
    • Moderate to difficult terrain
    • Steep ascent in the beginning till the pass, followed by a descent and then a gradual ascend till Sundarsar campsite
    • Carry enough water, only a few natural sources are available
    • Hot lunch at campsite
    • Stay in tent

Today we will trek another 5 km to the adjoining Sundarsar Valley through Tarsar Pass. We delve into a connecting stretch first which joins the meadows of Shekwas and Sundersar Valley. Trekking through the Tarsar Pass is actually a time-saving but comparatively more hectic plan than descending to Shekwas first and heading to Sundarsar from there, although some trekkers do a trek down from Tarsar to Shekwas and then turn left to enter Sundersar. Climbing the pass saves about 3 to 4 hrs of the trek. The Tarsar Pass presents beautiful views of the valley that spans out so beautifully. Descend from the pass via the shepherd’s trail and a couple of minutes later, you can spot a few Bakkarval shelters on the left side. From behind the shelter, the trail climbs up to a knoll. Past the knoll is the view of a lush meadow of such astounding beauty that it would inspire poets to emote poetry. Sheep and horses graze on the pastures unmindful of your presence. These are one of the most beautiful meadows with a large pond in the middle and in the backdrop, the snow-covered mountains enhance the scenery. You have to cross a ridge top and climb down to reach the green landscapes of Sundarsar.

 

 

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You can actually test your stamina on this day’s trek after so many days of walking on gentle undulations. On the ascent to the pass, the trail gets steeper but then mellows down to a gentler slope to Sundarsar. The highlight of the stretch comes with a view of Tarsar Lake from the other side of the Pass. The lakeside offers a perfect camping spot to set up your tents for the night.

Day 6 : Visit Marsar And Then Homwas
    • Altitude: Marsar Ridge: 4,100 m/ 13,000 ft; Homwas: 3,500m/ 11,500 ft
    • Trek Distance: 11 km | Duration: 7 hrs
    • Altitude loss: 500 m/ 1,600 ft
    • Moderate terrain
    • 50 minutes continuous to Marsar Ridge
    • Gradual descent all the way to Homwas
    • Packed lunch on the way
    • Stay in tent

Today we will ascend higher up through Marsar Ridge. Kilting our way around Sundarsar shores, we will be directed to a boulder-smitten path. There are two passes from Sundarsar that will take you to Marsar Lake. The boulder-laden route that we take is the quicker one. You can expect slippery snow patched in these rock crevasses, just like the white-covered mountains at the end of the valley that we witnessed through our trek in the last few days. At midday, the snow will melt and it’s going to be a tricky walk. Trekking poles and ice axe can be quite a blessing here.

 

After covering a partly grass-covered, partly snow-sheeted rock trail over the pass, we slightly descend to a flatland that’s cut through by occasional water flows. Keep to the trail on the left and you will spot a ridge that climbs from your left and to the front. The pass a beautiful stretch of green that leads to flatter grounds and after crossing the grassy stretch and hopping over some brooks, you will spot another ridge on your left. The top of the ridge view reveals the translucent blue Marsar Lake lying somewhere down below. It has the same kind of almond-shaped outline as Tarsar and is almost as big. Snow-covered mountains line along the edge of the lake, offsetting its blueness. The lake happens to overflow on one side and go down in a sweeping glacial stream down to a valley below. The snow melts from the white cliffs and feeds its waters on one side and on another side, the Dachigam forest starts. The forest reserve climbs almost up to the lake shores. After spending some time at Marsar Lake we will get back to Sundarsar.

 

 

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We descend back to Sundarsar camps and then to Homwas, trailing almost along the same way that we came by. It takes about 40 minutes of a downhill climb to reach Sundarsar. The descent is full of nostalgia as you relive your experience on the trail once more. Homwas is reached before nightfall, slightly exhausted.

Day 7 : Homwas To Aru And Drive Srinagar
    • Altitude: 2,400 m/ 7,950 ft
    • Trek Distance: 13 km trek | Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
    • Drive Distance: 112 km | Duration: 4 hrs
    • Easy terrain
    • Continuous gradual ascend till Aru
    • Many water streams are available on the way
    • Packed lunch on the way
    • Stay in Srinagar (not included in cost)
    • You will reach Aru between 2-3 pm
    • You will reach Srinagar between 7-8 pm

     

    Please note that prepaid sim cards do not work in Kashmir

    Don’t forget your ID proof in original and 2 photocopies

Starting off early morning today, we descend from Homwas to Aru, sweeping over the same enchanting meadowlands we had experienced on the first days, and the same Lidder River, now to be followed downstream. Descending through this trail will give you some sights that you missed previously when climbing up. This includes the views of the shrinking Kolahoi glacier and the pine forests of Lidderwat from a whole new perspective.

 

We will stop at Lidderwat to rest and have lunch and then set off again, now towards Aru, 10 km from Lidderwat. It takes about 4 hours approx. to cover the distance.

 

Srinagar-bound vehicles shall be waiting for us at Aru. We can expect to reach the station within 8 at night.

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

Everyone needs to reach Srinagar
Pick-up location: Toursit Reception Center in Srinagar, once you reach at pick up location TTH will take care of your further travel arrangements. We advise you to come by air and avoid journey by bus. Do reach Srinagar one day before your trek date for safer side.
 Pick- up Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Options to Reach Srinagar:
1.    If you are planning to take a bus, you can reach bus stand in Srinagar from any major city. It will take approx. 30 minutes to reach TRC from bus stand.
2.    If you are planning to fly to Srinagar which is well connected to all major airports in India, you can reach TRC  by 35 minutes via taxi.
3.    If you’re coming by train, there are two railway stations.
-    Jammu railway station is about 260 km away and takes around 8 hours by bus.
-    Udhampur is 200 km away and from there it is 6 hours bus journey to Srinagar.

  • TTH’s Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveller or similar vehicles will pick-up you.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek.
  • If you wish to upgrade the transport service, please contact the Trek Coordinator.

Trekkers will be dropped at Tourist Reception Center by 07:00-08:00 PM, for an onward journey from Srinagar it is advised to make arrangements for the next day.

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

1.    Accommodation: 
        •    Guest House (Triple sharing) 
        •    Camping (Twin sharing basis)
2.    Transport from Srinagar to Aru & Return : NON AC
        •    Tempo Traveller/Tata sumo/equivalent vehicle (depends on availablity)
3.    Meals while on trek : Veg.+ Egg(occasionally)
         •    Day 1 Dinner to Day 7 packed lunch as per the itinerary.
4.    Drinking water while on trek (Tape/Mountain water)
5.    Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, kitchen & dinning tent, tent, gaiters, micro spikes (if required).
6.    All necessary permits, entry fees & camping charges.
7.    Safety equipment: First aid medical kit, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
8.    Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
9.    Mules to carry the central luggage.
10.    TTH staff insurance
 

1.    Any kind of personal expenses. 
2.    Hotels stay in Srinagar.
3.    Food during the transit.
4.    Insurance (Mandatory).
5.    Mules to carry personal luggage.
6.    Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Price Includes". 

Srinagar Accommodation: The stay at Srinagar on the last day is not included in the trek fee. However we can assist you in booking a hotel or a houseboat for the same, please let us know at least 15 days in advance to the start of the trek. Intimation is by email only at [email protected]

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)

1- Satellite phone/setphone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) - are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly

Insurance is mandatory and can be obtained through TTH or other providers. Non-Indian rates are slightly higher, trek coordinator will share the balance payment link after booking. If you choose not to book through us, we will refund your insurance fee; email us immediately after booking for the refund.

 

Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 1800/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 2000/- if you inform us after reaching Aru base camp
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

To book a Trek/ adventure program please use our online booking form or, alternatively, you can call us on the given for confirmation of tour you have to wire a deposit and initial deposit.

Special Offers

Make a single payment and trek the number of times you want.

If you book a trek with Trek The Himalayas and are unable to complete the same or you have successfully completed that trek and want to do it again, you can repeat it multiple times without paying the cost of the trek.

Terms and conditions

  • This offer is a non-transferable.
  • This offer is valid for Trek The Himalayas limited fixed departures.
  • This offer is valid for 5 years from the date of booking.
  • This offer is not valid if the participant has received a cash refund or voucher at the time of cancellation.
  • Participants don’t have to pay for the trek cost but have to pay for transportation and trek permit costs.

The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

Cancellation terms:

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at [email protected]  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year

 

In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.

Note

  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.

 

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cove20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
T-shirts4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woolen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Trek pants3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Poncho1 Nos.
Sunscreen creamMoisturiser
Hand sanitizerAntibacterial powder
Toothbrush and toothpasteLip balm / Chapstick
Toilet Paper & wipesQuick dry towel
Head torch1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters1 Nos.
SunglassesDark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair
Cotton socks6 pairs
Woolen socks1 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)

Fitness

Fitness regime for:

Easy To Moderate

Calculate Your BMI :


Your BMI value is

24.22

Congratulations, your body is in good conditions!

BMI Range Category
Less than 16.5 Serverely Underweight
16.5 - 18.5 Underweight
18.5 - 25 Normal
25 - 30 Overweight

  • If your BMI is normal, you can plan your fitness regime as mentioned.
  • If your BMI is not normal, consult your trusted physician before you plan your fitness regime.
  • If you're suffering from any chronic illnesses consult a medical practitioner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Tarsar Marsar Trek?

The Tarsar Marsar Trek is a mesmerizing expedition that takes adventurers deep into the heart of Kashmir's pristine wilderness. As you embark on this breathtaking journey, you find yourself immersed in a world of unparalleled natural beauty. The trail meanders through verdant meadows adorned with vibrant wildflowers, painting a picture-perfect landscape that seems straight out of a dream. Towering snow-capped peaks stand tall, their majestic presence commanding respect and awe. The crystal-clear waters of the Tarsar and Marsar lakes mirror the surrounding mountains, creating a surreal reflection that evokes a sense of tranquility and wonder. With each step, the trail unveils new vistas, from lush forests to rugged rocky terrains, offering a diverse and ever-changing backdrop that keeps your spirit engaged. As the sun sets, the sky transforms into a kaleidoscope of colors, casting a warm glow on the rugged landscape. Camping under a star-studded canopy, you are lulled to sleep by the gentle melody of nature.

How long is the Tarsar Marsar Trek?

Tarsar Marsar Trek is a 48 km trek.

What is the best time to do the Tarsar Marsar Trek?

The best time to do Tarsar Marsar Trek is during monsoon (Jul - Aug) and autumn (Sep - Mid Nov).

What is the level of difficulty of the Tarsar Marsar Trek?

Tarsar Marsar Trek is an easy to moderate grade trek.

What is the highest altitude reached during the Tarsar Marsar Trek?

The maximum altitude reached during the trek is 13,500 ft.

What permits are required for the Tarsar Marsar Trek?

To embark on the Tarsar Marsar Trek, you are required to obtain a few permits and permissions like the Inner Line Permit, and Wildlife Permit. When you trek with us, we obtain all the necessary permits for you.

What is the accommodation like during the Tarsar Marsar Trek?

During the Tarsar Marsar Trek, the accommodation is arranged in guesthouses in base villages and during the trek in camps (twin-sharing).

What is the cost of the Tarsar Marsar Trek?

The cost of Tarsar Marsar Trek is 14,900 INR per person.

What is the duration of the Tarsar Marsar Trek?

Tarsar Marsar Trek is a 7-day long trek.

What are the essential items to carry during the Tarsar Marsar Trek?

Here are some of the essentials you should carry for the trek:

1. Trekking shoes: A good pair of trekking shoes is essential for a comfortable trek. Make sure your shoes are well-fitted, sturdy and provide good grip on the trail.

2. Warm Clothing: The weather can be unpredictable in the mountains, so it's important to carry warm clothing, including thermal innerwear, fleece jackets, down jacket, and waterproof jacket.

3. Trekking pants: Carry comfortable and quick-drying trekking pants that are suitable for the weather conditions.

4. Backpack: A good quality backpack with a capacity of 40-50 liters is ideal for carrying your essentials during the trek.

5. Sleeping bag: A good quality sleeping bag is essential for a comfortable stay during the camping nights.

6. Headlamp/Flashlight: Carry a good quality headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries for trekking during early morning or late evening hours.

7. Water bottle: Carry a reusable water bottle and stay hydrated throughout the trek.

8. Snacks: Carry energy bars, dry fruits, and snacks for instant energy during the trek.

9. First aid kit: Carry a basic first aid kit, including band-aids, antiseptic cream, pain relief spray, and medicines for altitude sickness.

10. Sun protection: Carry sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the harsh sun rays.

11. Trekking poles: Trekking poles can help in maintaining balance and reduce the strain on your knees while trekking.

Is it safe to go for the Tarsar Marsar Trek?

The safety of any trekking expedition, including the Tarsar Marsar Trek, depends on various factors such as weather conditions, individual fitness levels, preparedness, and adherence to safety guidelines. While trekking in remote areas always carries inherent risks, taking necessary precautions can help mitigate potential dangers. Engaging the services of an experienced local trekking corporation can greatly enhance your safety. They possess valuable knowledge of the terrain, weather patterns, and emergency protocols, which can be invaluable during your trek.

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