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An Alternative to the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Tarsar Marsar Trek

May, June, July, August

₹14499+ 5% GST

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

Tarsar Marsar Trek

₹14499+ 5% GST

Aru to Aru

+ Rs. 2250 Backpack Offloading
+ Rs. 1600 Srinagar to Srinagar (Transportation)
+ Rs. 1800 Single Tent Accommodationack Offloading

Difficulty Level - 4

Kashmir -  9 Days - 46 Km

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The Tarsar Marsar Trek is a popular 7-8 day trek in Jammu and Kashmir that takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in the region. The trek starts from the Aru Valley and takes you through beautiful alpine meadows, dense forests, and scenic high-altitude passes before reaching the Tarsar and Marsar lakes.

The Tarsar Marsar Trek is famous for its stunning natural beauty, including two beautiful alpine lakes - Tarsar Lake and Marsar Lake. The lakes are situated at an altitude of over 3,700 meters and are surrounded by snow-capped mountains, lush green meadows, and dense forests, making for a picturesque setting.

The trek also takes you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the region, including the Aru Valley, Lidderwat, and several high-altitude passes, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

In addition to its natural beauty, the Tarsar Marsar Trek is also known for its moderate difficulty level, making it accessible to both beginners and experienced trekkers. The trek can be completed in 7-8 days, making it a perfect getaway for those looking for an adventure in the outdoors.


Overall, the combination of stunning natural beauty, moderate difficulty level, and accessibility make the Tarsar Marsar Trek a popular and highly recommended trekking destination in Jammu and Kashmir.

Itinerary of Tasar Masar Trek

Here's a detailed itinerary for the Tarsar Marsar Trek:

Day 1: Arrival in Srinagar 
Arrive in Srinagar and meet your trekking team. You will be transferred to the Aru Valley, which is the starting point of the trek. The drive to Aru Valley takes around 4-5 hours. Overnight stay in Aru Valley.

Day 2: Aru Valley to Lidderwat (9 km trek, 5-6 hours)
After breakfast, start the trek to Lidderwat. The trail passes through lush green meadows and dense forests. You will cross the Lidder River and reach the campsite in Lidderwat. Overnight stay in Lidderwat.

Day 3: Lidderwat to Shekwas (11 km trek, 6-7 hours)
Today's trek is a gradual ascent, taking you through dense forests of pine and fir trees. You will pass by several streams and reach the beautiful meadow of Shekwas. Overnight stay in Shekwas.

Day 4: Shekwas to Tarsar Lake (6 km trek, 3-4 hours)
After breakfast, start the trek to Tarsar Lake. The trail takes you through a steep climb and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Once you reach Tarsar Lake, enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake and the surrounding meadows. Overnight stay near Tarsar Lake.

Day 5: Tarsar Lake to Sundarsar Lake (7 km trek, 5-6 hours)
Today's trek takes you to another beautiful lake, Sundarsar Lake. The trail passes through a rocky terrain and offers stunning views of the Tarsar Lake. After a gradual climb, you will reach Sundarsar Lake, surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Overnight stay near Sundarsar Lake.

Day 6: Sundarsar Lake to Marsar Lake (8 km trek, 6-7 hours)
Today's trek is a challenging one, as you will have to cross a high-altitude pass, the Zach Pass (4,200m), to reach Marsar Lake. The pass offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. After crossing the pass, you will reach Marsar Lake, which is another stunning alpine lake. Overnight stay near Marsar Lake.

Day 7: Marsar Lake to Homwas (12 km trek, 6-7 hours)
Today's trek takes you through a gradual descent, passing through beautiful meadows and forests. You will cross several streams and reach the campsite in Homwas. Overnight stay in Homwas.

Day 8: Homwas to Aru Valley (12 km trek, 4-5 hours) 
Today is the last day of the trek. After breakfast, start the trek back to the Aru Valley. The trail passes through lush green meadows and forests, and you will cross several streams before reaching the Aru Valley. From there, you will be transferred back to Srinagar. Overnight stay in Srinagar.

Day 9: Departure from Srinagar 
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and depart from Srinagar with wonderful memories of the Tarsar Marsar Trek.

Note: The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions, group size, and other factors.

What's Included

  • Meals during the trek

  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)

  • Camping tents, Temp rated sleeping bags, mattress

  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys

  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder &

  • Rescue. course from NIM UttarkashiFirst Aid Certified Local guide, cook, helpers
    Porters or mules for carrying common luggage

What's Not-Included

  • Meals during road journeys

  • Any kind of Insurance

  • Any expense of personal nature

  • Portage of personal backpack

  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion listTransportation to and from Srinagarnd of

  • Insurance

  • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions

  • Inner Line Permit Fee

Essentials to carry

If you're planning to go on an expedition to Kalindi Khal, which is a high-altitude trek in the Indian Himalayas, here are some essential things that you should carry with you:

  • Trekking Gear: Good quality trekking shoes, trekking poles, backpack, and headlamp with extra batteries.

  • Clothing: Warm, comfortable, and lightweight clothing that is suitable for high-altitude trekking. This includes thermal wear, a fleece jacket, windcheater, raincoat, trekking pants, gloves, and a hat.

  • Sleeping gear: A good quality sleeping bag that can withstand sub-zero temperatures, and a sleeping mat or inflatable mattress.

  • First Aid Kit: A well-stocked first aid kit with essential medicines for high-altitude sickness, pain relief, diarrhea, and other common ailments.

  • Food and Water: Carry sufficient food and water for the entire trek, and carry a water purification system or tablets to purify water from streams and rivers.

  • Navigation equipment: Maps, compass, and GPS device.

  • Sun Protection: Sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm.

  • Personal Items: Camera, phone, power bank, toiletries, and any personal medication that you might need.

  • Emergency Supplies: Emergency whistle, rope, knife, and a firestarter.

It is always recommended to do proper research and take advice from experienced trekkers or tour guides before embarking on a high-altitude trek like Kalindi Khal.

  • Footwear
    Non-skid, deep-treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes Qty -1
    Pair of light weight Slipper/Sandals Qty -1


What is the difficulty level of the Tarsar Marsar trek?

The Tarsar Marsar Trek is considered to be a moderate-level trek. The trek involves walking for 7-8 days with an average trekking distance of 10-12 km per day, which requires a decent level of physical fitness. 

The trail involves some steep ascents and descents, rocky terrain, and crossing streams, which may require some level of hiking experience. Additionally, the trek involves crossing a high-altitude pass, the Zach Pass, which is challenging but can be easily crossed with proper acclimatization and physical fitness.

However, with proper preparation, a good level of fitness, and following the instructions of the trekking team, the Tarsar Marsar Trek can be a wonderful and enjoyable experience for both beginners and experienced trekkers alike.

What is the budget for the Tarsar Marsar trek?

The budget for the Tarsar Marsar Trek can vary depending on a number of factors such as the trekking season, the duration of the trek, the size of the group, and the level of services required. 

On average, the cost for the Tarsar Marsar Trek can range from INR 12,000 to INR 25,000 per person, which includes the cost of food, accommodation, trekking permits, transportation, guide and porter charges, and other miscellaneous expenses.

It's important to note that the cost may vary based on the level of services and amenities provided during the trek, such as luxury camps, private transportation, or additional activities. It's recommended to research and compare prices from multiple trekking companies and choose one that offers good value for money while also ensuring safety and quality services during the trek.

Is Tarsar Marsar safe?


Tarsar Marsar Trek is generally considered safe as long as certain precautions are taken and safety guidelines are followed. Here are some of the safety measures to keep in mind while trekking on the Tarsar Marsar Trek:

1. Trek with a reputable and experienced trekking company or guide who can provide you with the necessary equipment, support, and guidance throughout the trek.

2. Acclimatize well to the altitude and take regular breaks to avoid altitude sickness.

3. Stay hydrated and carry enough water with you during the trek.

4. Be mindful of the weather conditions and carry appropriate clothing and gear for the changing weather.

5. Avoid trekking alone and always stick with the group.

6. Follow the trekking rules and regulations set by the local authorities.

7. Stay updated on the current situation and any possible risks or threats in the region.

While the Tarsar Marsar Trek is generally considered safe, it's always important to be cautious and take necessary safety measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

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