TARSAR MARSAR

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TARSAR MARSAR – EVENT DETAILS

Location
Kashmir
Region
India
Difficulty Level
Moderate
Endurance Level
Moderate
Highest Altitude
~ 13201 ft.
Temperature
Day ~ 12-18 °C
Night ~ 0-5°C
Start-End
Srinagar – Tarsar Marsar – Srinagar
Duration
5 Nights / 6 Days
Dates
20th Aug – 25th Aug 2021
Price
15,500 \-

OVERVIEW

DESCRIPTION

Tarsar Marsar is a less explored trek usually done in summers. Trekking along the lakes with lucid blue sky gives an amazing view and the chance to camp next to the emerald blue lake of Tarsar. The trek leads to three incredible alpine lakes, namely Tarsar, Marsar, and
Sundarsar. The trail coils through iconic meadows of Kashmir, stunning high altitude pastures and forests and pastures. The campsites on this trek sit right beside the surreal beauty of these lakes, and a sprawling sky studded with a million stars watch over you.

HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1:- Arrive in Srinagar and Drive all the Way to Pahalgam and Stay in Pahalgam Hotel,
evening for Leisure and Briefing
Day 2:- Aru to Lidderwat – 3 hours
Day 3:- Lidderwat to Tarsar Lake via Shekwass. 6 – 7 hours
Day 4:- Tarsar to Sonasar via Marsar Lake. 5 – 6 hours
Day 5:- Sonasar to Shekwass – 6 to 7 hours
Day 6:- Shekwass to Aru – 5 to 6 hour

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrive in Srinagar and Drive all the Way to Pahalgam and Stay in Pahalgam Hotel, evening for Leisure and Briefing
Start the journey to Aru Camp from Srinagar. The journey is laid across the River Lidder and words
might fall short when it derives to describing this cute little of a place that lives up to its name.
There is no proper gravel road to the Aru base camp from Srinagar. Hence, we would have to
enroot via Pahalgam. Overnight stay in tents / Homestay / Guesthouse.
Day 2 - Aru to Lidderwat – 3 hours
After breakfast start you trek to Lidderwat. Trail is very easy and can be covered in 3 hours. The
trail starts with a moderate incline along a extensive trail that is visited by gypsies and their cattle.
You may experience a little difficulty traversing through the mud and misty ground inside the
woodlands. Continue on the road for 10 more minutes until you find a pine copse and nomad huts
alongside the river. You will see a small log bridge towards the gypsy huts. After refreshing
yourself, you start towards Lidderwat campsite, which is a 15 to 20 min walk along the river. After
you traverse the rocks, you come across a bridge. Cross the bridge and you get a glimpse of the
Lidderwat government guest house (PDA). Overnight stay in tents.
Day 3 - Lidderwat to Tarsar Lake via Shekwass. 6 – 7 hours.
Post breakfast start trek from Lidderwat. The trail drives up a slant, after the climb you path into
a bit of rocky land. After some time, the pine cluster will open up to wide and sweeping
grassland intersecting towering mountains, creating a cosy valley, adorned with snow patches
here and there. After about 1 hour you reach an open area full of kanda (spike plants) that
resemble sunflowers. The trail has many clear streams running along, a good spot to refill water
bottles. You walk up straight with the stream on your precise for 15 minutes and cross the stream
before the ridge ends. You find a small slope that you climb in 10 minutes. Follow the trail on the
right with a series of ups and downs for 30 minutes and you arrive at the campsite of Tarsar
Lake. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 4 - Tarsar to Sundaresar via Marsar Lake. 5 – 6 hours
Today start your day early. After breakfast, start our trek to Marsar Lake. You cross the small
stream at the slant where the lake waters flow out. There is a noticeable track after you cross the
stream that goes all the way to a pass on top. The lake is now on your left and you head towards
the Marsar pass.

Cross through this and stick to the trail for about an hour to reach very close to the pass. If you
turn back now you can get a full glimpse of the Tarsar Lake. Climb for 5 min to reach the top of
the Marsar pass. Rest here for a while and enjoy the sight of the valley. The descent is quite
tough as it is a little steep and covered with rocks all the way to the bottom. Climbing down
these huge rocks and boulders can be a little tricky for the trekkers. After a 15 min descent you
get a glimpse of Marsar Lake on the right. Once you head down for another 30 minutes you hit a
trail that is clearly visible in the valley. Take a right and head towards Marsar Lake. This trail
takes about 45 min and being a moraine can take a lot of time unless you travel quickly through
the rocks. The Marsar Lake looks isolated. There are various native myths and superstitions
regarding the lake so you will not find any huts or people here. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 5 - Sundaresar to Shekwass – 6 to 7 hours
Start your day early and take the same route that you took from Tarsar. It is quite a distance and
you hike up the Marsar pass again, climb down and go towards Shekwass for the night halt. You
could also go up Until Lidderwat but that would be too far for an average trekker. You could
camp at Shekwass village for the day Overnight stay in tents.
Day 6 - Shekwass to Aru – 5 to 6 hours
Post breakfast, Trek towards Aru. Come across the Lidderwat pine forest, take a break at
Lidderwat and then head to Aru. Vehicles will be arranged for you till Srinagar

THINGS TO CARRY

Note: This is just a reminder list of what to bring. You can bring any other additional things as per your requirements. When in doubt, you can can always contact us and we would be happy to assist and guide you.

MAP & GETTING THERE

Kathmandu, Nepal  is well connected country.  From Delhi fly to Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport).

PRICE POLICY

Price Includes:
✓ Transport from Srinagar to Srinagar
✓ Accommodation (Guest house, Home stay, Camping). Accommodation in Aru Valley Home
Stay
✓ Meals while on trek (Veg only) – Base Camp to Base Camp (Aru to Aru)
✓ Trek equipment’s: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin / Triple sharing).
✓ All necessary permits and entry fees
✓ First aid medical kits
✓ Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guides, cook and Support staff
Price Excludes
× Stay in Srinagar while going and Coming
× Any kind of personal expenses

× Mules or porter to carry personal backpack
× Food during the transit
× Personal Insurance
×Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
×Anything not specifically mentioned under the head
Cancellation Policy
§ Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund. Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund. Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek — no refund.
§ In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid.
§ The refund (if any) will be given within 15 days after the event is over, irrespective of cancellation date on the cancellation request form.

FAQs

Q1. HOW ABOUT ACCOMMODATION FACILITY IN THIS TREK?
Accommodation will be in tents / Hotels on all the days – each tent/Room will be shared by 3 / 4 Hikers. The tents/Rooms will be provided by Mountain Hikers. We will also put up Dinner Tent / Kitchen Tent & Toilet tents – The number will vary according to the size of the group.
Mountain Hikers will provide sleeping bag to each Hiker. The sleeping bags / Proper bedding we provide can sustain temperatures up to -10° C on high altitude treks.

 

 

Q2. AT WHAT TIME WE SUPPOSED TO REACH SRINAGAR?
Mountain Hikers will arrange for pick up from Rishikesh by 10:30 AM.
Q3. WHEN WILL WE GET BACK TO SRINAGAR?
On Day 6, we will reach back to Srinagar in the evening.
Q4. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO REACH SRINAGAR?
Srinagar is well connected to all metro cities. Air travel is recommended to reach Srinagar.
Q5. CAN FIRST TIMERS GO FOR THIS TREK?
Tarsar Marsar trek is a Moderate level trek. First timers can go for this trek. However,
irrespective of your past trekking experience, fitness is mandatory before every high altitude
trek. Everyday exercise, Yoga, jogging 5-6 km in 30 minutes can help with this trek.
Q6. WHO WILL BE TREK COORDINATOR WITH US FROM MOUNTAIN HIKERS?
An expert qualified & certified Trek Leader from Mountain Hikers, along with technical guides,
cooks and other staff members will be with hikers during the whole trek. This team is well trained
and is always ready to help hikers.
Q7. DO I NEED SPECIAL SNOWSHOES FOR THE TREK?
No need to buy special snowshoes for this trek. A good trekking shoes is sufficient for the trek. We advise a pair that is water resistant. Keep sufficient spare socks for a quick change in case the snow wets the insides of the shoes.
Q8. WHAT KIND OF FOOD IS SERVED ON THE TREK? SHOULD WE CARRY ANY FOOD?
Mountain Hikers provides menu which is suitable for high altitude treks. Breakfast menu includes bread & Jam and butter, Dalia, Poha, sandwiches, corn flakes etc. Lunch mostly includes of Roti or Puri with Veg. sabzi. Dinner is complete with Dal, Rice, Roti and Dessert. You can carry dry snacks & dry fruits if required.
Q9. WHEN IT BECOMES REALLY COLD CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL?
Alcohol is unsafe in extreme cold, especially on high altitudes. Contrary to what people believe, alcohol does not make you warmer. Instead it opens your pores making your body colder. Moreover, it dehydrates you very speedily. Hence consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited on all Mountain Hikers treks. Similarly smoking is not allowed on Mountain Hikers Treks Anyone found with alcohol is quickly removed from the trek.
Q10. WHAT ABOUT THE INTERNET & WIFI CONNECTIVITY?
All major networks have coverage in Aru. However, all outstation-prepaid connections do not work in J&K. You will need either a post-paid connection or a local prepaid connection.
Q11. WHAT ABOUT THE ATMS IF I NEED TO WITHDRAW CASH?
We recommend withdraw necessary cash in Srinagar before your trek starts.
Q12. WHAT WILL BE THE TEMPERATURES DURING THIS TREK?
The temperature may be 20 degree in daytime and -2-3 degree Celsius during night time.
Q13. WHAT ARE THE MANDATORY DOCUMENTS TO BE CARRY FOR THE TREK?
ID Proof like PAN card, Adharcard, Passport etc. and Medical Certificate to be carry for the
trek. (Soft Copy of ID Proof & Medical Certificates to be sent to us in Advance & original to
be carried with you)
BOOKING – TARSAR MARSAR TREK
Dates
20th August to 25 th August 2021
Price
15,500 /-
  • Call Aditya Phadtare on +91 97308 95678  OR Vallari Pathak on +91 77570 23567 and reserve your seats.
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