Clear Lake

TARSAR MARSAR TREK

Duration

6 Days

Base Camp

Aru

Pick Up/ Drop

Pahalgam

Difficulty

Easy to Moderate

Best Time

July, August, September

Altitude

13,201 feet.

About Tarsar Marsar Trek

The Tarsar Marsar trek lies in the heart of Kashmir. This trek will make sure that you get to know why Kashmir is known to be the heaven on earth. You get to witness the three of the most beautiful lakes - Tarsar, Marsar, and Sundarsar. You will get the opportunity to camp beside these snow-fed lakes surrounded by lush green trees, literally. 

Once you are here on the trek, the most famous song dedicated to Kashmir - "Agar Jannat Hai Zamin Me Kahin, Yahi Par Hai, Haminasto" which means " If there is heaven on earth, it is here, it is here" feels real.

 

The landscape around you will at times feel unreal if you are someone not based out of Himalayan states and coming directly from the cities.

The trek starts from Pahalgam. In order to reach Pahalgam from Srinagar, you will need to take shared or private cabs You will start your trek from a pretty village named Aru, obviously surrounded by lush green Himalayas.

Tarsar Lake is separated by a mountain that is elevated at around 13000 feet from the other lake which is known as Marsar lake.

Other than this, the trail is flooded with green meadows, pristine alpine rivers, and mighty Himalayas and valleys in Dachigam National Park. Trekking along the lakes with lucid blue sky gives an amazing view of the surrounding. It is the best alternative to the Kashmir Great Lakes trek.

Short Itinerary

Day 1 - Trek from Pahalgam to Aru (7,920 feet)

Day 2 - Aru to Lidderwat (9,131 feet)

Day 3 - Lidderwat to Sekhwas (11,039 feet)

Day 4 - Sekhwas to Tarsar ( 12,449 feet)

Day 5 - Tarsar to Sundarsar and the Marsar (13,201 feet)

Day 6 - Homwas to Aru (7,920 feet)

Some Important Tips
  • Try to make your backpack as light as possible. Carry a few warm layers as the temperature falls during the night and feels cold enough. Although the temperature can be freezing cold during the winter season.

  • Kashmir/Srinagar is a sensitive area hence it is recommended to all trekkers neither to wear army kind of dress (Olive green) or nor to carry any.

  • Remember to carry your ID proof in original and 2 photocopies as we must submit them at the army check posts.

  • Please note that there are high chances that prepaid SIM cards might not work in Kashmir.

  • Carry Headlamp or Torch with you which will help you in moving around the campsite in the evening.

  • Carry water bottles and some protein bars along with you which will help you in hydrating your body from time to time and gain some lost energy along the way.

  • Do not wander off on your own without informing your guide or trek leader, as this can be very dangerous.

  • Carry proper trekking shoes because there are sections with rocks and boulders which can be very dangerous to walk on.

  • Any decision made by the Trek leader during the trek will be final and will be accepted by all.

  • Cellular network connectivity is not that good in the valley so it is advised to make all important calls when you are about to start the trek,

  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek. Anybody found doing so would be terminated immediately.

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation about the booking via e-mail within 24 hours of successful booking. In case a customer has not received any e-mail from us on booking confirmation post 24 hours, he/she can reach us at thehappytrekkers@gmail.com or can also call us at 9647110928/8759990845.

  • In case we find that there are no slots available for a certain date, the customer will be given the option to reschedule to some other date or cancel the trek with a full refund to their source account within the next 10 business days.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made within the last 30 days before the start of the trek, 30% of the total tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

  • If cancellations are made within the last 15 days before the start of the trek, 50% of the tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, the trek might get canceled. In such cases, we will try our best to provide an alternate date or alternate trek to the customer. However, a cash refund will not be applicable for the same, customer can book some other tours for some other dates. 

  • In case a customer wants to reschedule a date, he or she can do that by simply dropping a mail at thehappytrekkers@gmail.com

Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

  • All the applicable refund will be done in the customer's source account.