Thajiwas Glacier Trek

3 Days 2 Nights
  • Thajiwas Glacier Trek

Description

Thajiwas Glacier Trek a Jewel in Kashmir

Thajiwas Glacier Trek is a gracious short trek in Kashmir and the main attraction which adds glory to the charm of Sonamarg.

It is located 3 km away from this fable tourist hub and Thajiwas is one of the easiest accessible glacier in the entire region.

This trek is a jewel in Jammu and Kashmir because it entails pleasure to nature buffs and adventure lovers.

Picturesque Access to the Thajiwas Glacier

Pass through the dense pine forests and undulating meadows of Sonamarg. Camp on the foot of the glacier and do not miss to catch the exceptional views offered on Thajiwas glacier Trek.

Explore the nearby areas and enjoy snow sliding. After revealing the beauty of glacier and lifestyle. Get down to Sonamarg and from there get back to Srinagar.

A Short Beginners and Family Trek

Thajiwas glacier trek is a short escapade. Relief yourself from the hectic daily schedule and spend time here with your family and friends in serenity.

The access is easy and it is for the people who are unwilling to walk much distance to reveal the adorning nature. Beginners, without any second thoughts can choose Thajiwas glacier trek in Kashmir.

Key Points of Thajiwas Glacier Trek

Level: Easy

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

Must Read about Thajiwas Glacier Trek

Duration – 3 days (Srinagar to Srinagar)

Best Time – April to Oct

Level – Easy

Highest point – 3000 m

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature – Day (20°C to 30°C) Night (0°C – 10°C)

Starting point – Srinagar

Short Itinerary of Thajiwas Glacier Trek

Day 1 – Srinagar (1585 m) to Sonamarg (2800 m) via Ganderbal

Day 2 – Sonamarg to Thajiwas Glacier (3000 m) (3 km)

Day 3 – Thajiwas Glacier to Sonamarg and Drive to Srinagar

1

Day 1 : Srinagar (1585 m) to Sonamarg (2800 m) via Ganderbal

The vehicle will be arranged from Srinagar and the drive will be to Sonamarg via Ganderbal. Take a short break at the bank of Sind River at Wayil before reaching Sonamarg.

2

Day 2 : Sonamarg to Thajiwas Glacier (3000 m) (3 km)

Post breakfast, start the trek and pass through dense forests and undulating meadows ahead to the glacier’s head. Look at the beauty of pine trees lined up on the side of meadows and mesmerising sight of the down valley.

Have lunch at the glacier, between picturesque snow covered peaks, walk around and practice snow sliding. There explore the little huts and lifestyle of shepherds.

3

Day 3 : Thajiwas Glacier to Sonamarg and Drive to Srinagar

After revealing the beauty of glacier and lifestyle. Get down to Sonamarg and from there drive will be to Srinagar.

The day tour to Sonamarg and Thajiwas glacier ends here.

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

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

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)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

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.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Srinagar To Srinagar

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

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

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 Include In This Trek?

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

What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Kasol To Kasol

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

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

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 Include In This Trek?

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

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