TARSAR MARSAR – EVENT DETAILS
~ 13201 ft.
Day ~ 12-18 °C
Night ~ 0-5°C
Srinagar – Tarsar Marsar – Srinagar
5 Nights / 6 Days
20th Aug – 25th Aug 2021
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.
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
Day 1 - Arrive in Srinagar and Drive all the Way to Pahalgam and Stay in Pahalgam Hotel, evening for Leisure and Briefing
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
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.
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
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
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
Lidderwat and then head to Aru. Vehicles will be arranged for you till Srinagar
THINGS TO CARRY
MAP & GETTING THERE
✓ Accommodation (Guest house, Home stay, Camping). Accommodation in Aru Valley Home
✓ 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
× 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
Q1. HOW ABOUT ACCOMMODATION FACILITY IN THIS TREK?
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?
Q3. WHEN WILL WE GET BACK TO SRINAGAR?
Q4. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO REACH SRINAGAR?
Q5. CAN FIRST TIMERS GO FOR THIS TREK?
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?
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?
Q8. WHAT KIND OF FOOD IS SERVED ON THE TREK? SHOULD WE CARRY ANY FOOD?
Q9. WHEN IT BECOMES REALLY COLD CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL?
Q10. WHAT ABOUT THE INTERNET & WIFI CONNECTIVITY?
Q11. WHAT ABOUT THE ATMS IF I NEED TO WITHDRAW CASH?
Q12. WHAT WILL BE THE TEMPERATURES DURING THIS TREK?
Q13. WHAT ARE THE MANDATORY DOCUMENTS TO BE CARRY FOR THE TREK?
trek. (Soft Copy of ID Proof & Medical Certificates to be sent to us in Advance & original to
be carried with you)
20th August to 25 th August 2021
- Call Aditya Phadtare on +91 97308 95678 OR Vallari Pathak on +91 77570 23567 and reserve your seats.
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Account Holder Name: MOUNTAIN HIKERS
Account No.: 009230100003080
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Account Type: Current Account
Branch: Chinchwad Gaon
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