Tarsar Marsar Trek

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Tarsar Marsar Trek, the Prettiest Lakes in Kashmir -INDIA

Tarsar Marsar Trek lies in the fascinating beauty of Kashmir which is well known across the globe. Therefore, on Tarsar Marsar Trek go deep in the heart of Kashmir and get totally different experiences of Trekking in India.

During the trek, get a chance to camp beside the serene bluish alpine lakes. And, all the way to Tarsar get multiple sights of the same Lake.

On the other hand, is Marsar which remains hidden under a sheet of clouds. Witness its splendor from an overhang lying below 600-700 feet. But, the lake can only be seen until the clouds are clear. So, certainly, Tarsar Marsar is the prettiest Lakes in India.

The trail hides in a thick blanket of snow and green valley. The lush verdant forests turn white making it a small wonderland! The Tarsar Marsar trek is not only for experienced trekkers but for amateurs and children too family, school groups

Tarsar Marsar Trek

The Astounding Campsites in Tarsar Marsar Trek

The first highlight of this trek is camping beside snow-fed alpine lakes which is the most important and best part of this trek. In addition, witness the changing colors of the lakes as the sun shines upon them. Do not miss the spellbinding sunset and sunrise views over the Lake at Tarsar and Sundersar campsites.

Moreover, explore the amazing clearings lying after the dense coniferous forests and spot few Gujjar huts on the way.

Tarsar Marsar Trek

Aru Base camp & Exotic Grasslands in Tarsar Marsar Trek

Aru is the base camp of Tarsar Marsar trek, it is a small idyllic village surrounded by lavish grasslands. The village is famous because of some cottages, poplar trees and a rivulet flowing through this village’s heart.

The Aru villagers so heartily welcome trekkers that they surely come again to do another trek. The nature of Kashmir – meadows, rivers, streams, birds, animals and flowers everything is attracting people to visit it. Really, Jammu and Kashmir valley is no less than a paradise which is also known as Taj of India

Before, Sundersar campsite, pass through wide Jagmargi grasslands. Therefore, get amazed by its pulchritude because the wide grasslands are surrounded by mountains and a small rivulet flows through the pristine valley blooming with the colorful flowers in yellow, blue and pink shades.

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Why to choose Tarsar Marsar Trek?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Tarsar Marsar  Trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 224 Km and on foot 34 km which is to be covered into 6 nights 7 days. From Srinagar to Srinagar

Tarsar Marsar Trek is a low altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 13205 feet

The Starting trail is easy to moderate as compared to other treks this is a Moderate trek. So this trek is best for family and beginners, school tour

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, you can see pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Kashmir culture.

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers
Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 12 kg only

Trekker carry your Photo ID, Adhar Card, Passport, Visa, for entry at forest check posts on the trek it is very important

Tarsar Marsar Trek

Altitude we are going to cover in Tarsar Marsar Trek

Aru Village – 7958 feet)

Lidderwat – 9136 feet)

Shekwas camp -11089 feet)

Tarsar Lake – 12500 feet)

Marsar Lake – 11500 feet)

Tarsar Marsar Trek

Key Points of Tarsar Marsar Trek

Duration: – 6 Nights 7 Days

Base camp: – Aru Village

Monsoon Temperature: – Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (2° C to 5° C)

Tarsar Marsar – Altitude: – 13205 Feet

Best Time: – June, July August, September

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 23 Km – By taxi 420 km

Group Size: – 5 to 15 people

Short Itinerary of Tarsar Marsar Trek

Day 1- Pickup to you from Srinagar Airport – Drive to Aru village – 112 Km (4/5 Hours (7958 feet) overnight stay Hotel

Day 2 – Trek from Aru village to Lidderwat (10 km) (5/6 Hours) (9136 feet) overnight stay camp

Day 3 – Trek from Lidderwat to Shekwas camp (06 km) (4/5 Hours) (11089 feet) (overnight stay our campsite

Day 4 – Trek from Shekwas camp to Tarsar Lake (05 km) (3/4 Hours) (12500 feet) overnight stay camp.

Day 5 – Trek from Tarsar Lake to Sundersar camp (05 km) (3/4 Hours) (12978 Feet) overnight stay camp

Day 6 – Trek from Sundersar camp to visit Marsar Lake go to Homwas camp (09 km) (6/7 Hours) (11500 Feet) overnight stay camp

Day 7 – Trek from Homwas to Aru Village (13km) same day drive to Srinagar by taxi (112 km) – 4/5 Hours


Day 1 : Pickup to you from Srinagar Airport to Aru Village

Total distance 112 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – Aru – 7958 feet

Night stay – Hotel – on twin share basis

Reach Aru Village in 3 /4 hours via Pahalgam, to Aru village, you can reach Pahalgam through two routes; Bijbehra is the famous tourist route and the drive is a picturesque one through rural areas of Kashmir.

Witness trees and orchards along the way and in half an hour reach Aru, base camp of Tarsar Marsar trek, Aru village. 7958 feet above mean sea level. A small but beautiful hamlet with wooden homes on stilts.


Day 2 : Trek from Aru village to Lidderwat Camp

Total distance 10 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude Lidderwat – 9136 feet

Night Stay – Our Campsite – on twin share basis

After breakfast the start trek from Aru to Lidderwat is a long one. Start your trek through a village and follow the course of River Lidder. The trail is wide and from there whole Aru village is visible. Ahead, reach Dalla; a clearing. From here, enter a pine forest and come across Nandkei; a group of Gujjar settlement.

After you cross this forest section, go further and come across open grasslands, there you can see Gujjar families. Half an hour walk from here will lead you to multiple streams, cross them and reach Lidderwat in another half an hour. Start trekking through the forest of pines, go higher and stare at the beautiful scenery offered. Now, enter the fir forests and after some minutes of walk reach Lidderwat.

The Lidderwat have surpassing meadows and you can camp other side because there is open space for camping. Spend time exploring this place, and enjoy relaxing stay in tents.


Day 3 :Trek from Lidderwat to Shekwas camp

Trek Distance  06 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Shekwas – 11089 feet

Night Stay – Our Camp site – on twin share basis

Follow the course of River flowing along and take the trail through pine forest above. After a gradual climb, continue trekking through the pine forests and some small clearings for 30 minutes. Ahead, enter the Lidderwat valley, there are wide grasslands surrounded by mountains with some snow patches.

The splendid valleys meet together and the trail goes upward. Towards the left are Bhakarwal shelters on the right of the river and en route come across small clear streams crossing the trail, you can also refill your water bottles from here.

Now, trek down the river and cross it with the help of boulders and a bridge further. By following the river continue trekking on the trail and after 30 minutes you will reach a wide clearing “Homwas”.

At Homwas you can see some Gujjar huts, trek through a grassy area which is a relief to the feet. After crossing this section come across a narrow valley and trek along the river. Ascend for one hour and reach a point with a group of Silver Birch trees and amazing scenery.

Further, come across grassland beautiful and wide which leads to two soothing green valleys. Have a look at the meadows and pass through the trail with few Gujjar huts to reach your camping site Shekwas. It is an extraordinary ground with mesmerizing sights, spend your night here relaxing in tents.


Day 4 : Trek from Shekwas camp to Tarsar Lake.

Trek Distance 05 km – 3/4 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Tarsar Lake – 12500 feet

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

The trail to Tarsar is through a ridge which has an overhanging stream and further it leads to the hill in front. Cross some short ridges opening to awe struck sceneries and after two hours of trekking, get first sight of Tarsar Lake.

The sight will energize you to reach the alpine Lake, cross a stream by hopping on boulders and reach the grassy field of Tarsar. It is a perfect camping spot.

Pitch your tents anywhere on the ground. Camp along the snow fed clear bluish lake and get mesmerized by the idyllic setting. Overnight stay in camp


Day 5 : Trek from Tarsar Lake to Sundersar camp.

Trek Distance – 05 km – 3/4 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude –Sundersar – 12978 feet

Night Stay – our Camp – on twin share basis

The other side views of Tarsar are spellbinding and the stretches of grassy valley will leave you speechless because they seem never ending and trekking on the velvety grass of the valley is a bliss. This valley leads to the meadows of Shekwas. But, mostly people descend from Tarsar until the Shekwas leads to Sundersar valley, but climbing this pass saves 3-4 hours.

Start descending through the shepherds’ trail which will take you to middle of the valley. Walk along the stream on the beautiful velvet like grass. En route see Bakkarval shelters lying on left, the trail lies behind these shelters through the boulder area. Further are lushest grasslands you will ever come across and amidst the meadows stream transforms into a large pond which is fed by the snow patches on the mountains.

Cross this section in 30 minutes and come to the meadow’s end. Reach the base of ridge by crossing a stream with the help of boulders, ascend for 15 minutes through a narrow valley to reach the ridge top. Surprisingly a wide meadow pops in front with colorful bed of flowers. The views are enthralling from here and end route of this trek is also visible with a trail leading to mountains.

Follow the trail and reach beautiful grassy land of Sundersar Lake, here you can pitch your tents anywhere on the flat ground, camping here is a delight. Enjoy in the serene beauty of Kashmir and comfortably stay in tents.


Day 6 : Trek from Sundersar camp to visit Marsar Lake go to Homwas camp

Trek Distance –09 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Homwas camp – 11500 feet

Night Stay – our Camp – on twin/three share basis

Pass along the shores of Sundersar Lake to get far side and through two passes you can reach Marsar. Take the shorter trail and ascend through the boulder zone, be careful while ascending because there is snow over the boulders which make this section tough. In 30 minutes pass can be reached which is an amazing grassland with gentle trails leading to the flat grounds below.

Reach the flat grounds and cross the small streams along the trail. Climbing to the ridge starts from here which offers heart racing view of Marsar. It is twin of Tarsar but remains hidden under the mist and clouds. Descend to Sundersar and reach there in 40 minutes.

Spend some time at Sundersar valley and get back to Jagmargi valley, witness the grasslands again and admire the natural beauty. Do not cross the Tarsar pass but go through the different trail to Shekwas, from here you can reach Homwas in 30 minutes. Reach there, setup your tents, have delicious food after today’s long trek, retire for the night


Day 7 : Trek from Homwas to Aru Village (13km) same day drive to Srinagar by taxi (112 km) (4/5 Hours

Total distance – 125 km – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey – – On foot – 13 km – By taxi 112 km

Descend from Homwas to Lidderwat. The sights of today’s trek are beguiling and you can spot Kolahoi glacier on the way. Come across the Lidderwat pine forest, take a break at Lidderwat and then head to Aru.
Now, Aru is 13 km away and you can reach there in another 4 hours. Vehicles will be arranged for you till Srinagar. Reach late evening 8 Pm

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

03 July to 09 July 2021 (Open)

10 July to 16 July 2021 (Open)

12 July to 18 July 2021 (Open)

17 July to 23 July 2021 (Open)

22 July to 28 July 2021 (Open)

24 July to 30 July 2021 (Open)

31 July to 06 Aug 2021 (Open)

What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

Reviews (1)

1 review for Tarsar Marsar Trek

  1. Priyanka dee

    Extraordinary experience. Guide (Pravesh) was very helpful and knew the trek routes very well. Great food (lunch dinner and breakfast including healthy soup, hot and coffee) was provided as well as tents with sleeping bags and necessary equipment. I definitely recommend Himalayan Hikers for any nature lover and for anyone who enjoys trekking.

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