Tarsar Marsar Trek

6 Days

The Tarsar Marsar trek is one of the prettiest summer treks in India, starting
from quaint Aru Valley (112 km from Srinagar), it takes you right to the
heart of Kashmir. Trekkers get to witness three beautiful alpine lakes
namely tarsar, marsar and sundersar, the lush grasslands of Lindderwat,
shimmering river streams and a chain of snow-peaked mountains. This
is an easy-to-moderate trek that makes even a beginner enjoy the
natural bounties that this trek offers

Departure Dates

  • June Dates: 24th, 25th. July Dates: 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th. August Dates: 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th. September Dates: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th

Tarsar Marsar Trek

The Tarsar Marsar trek is considered one of the most picturesque summer treks in India. Starting from the charming Aru Valley, located 112 kilometres from Srinagar, this trek takes you deep into the heart of Kashmir. Along the way, trekkers are treated to the awe-inspiring beauty of three stunning alpine lakes: Tarsar, Marsar, and Sundersar. The trek also showcases the lush grasslands of Lindderwat, sparkling river streams, and a majestic chain of snow-capped mountains.

This trek is suitable for trekkers of varying experience levels, ranging from easy to moderate difficulty. Even beginners can revel in the natural wonders and bounties that this trek has to offer. The scenic vistas and diverse landscapes encountered throughout the journey create a truly immersive experience.

The Tarsar Marsar trek allows you to witness the breathtaking beauty of the alpine lakes. Each lake possesses its unique charm, reflecting the surrounding landscape and towering peaks. The tranquil and crystal-clear waters of these lakes are a sight to behold and provide a serene ambience amidst the untouched wilderness.

As you traverse the trail, you will pass through the lush grasslands of Lindderwat, which add a touch of vibrancy and serenity to the trek. The meadows offer a perfect setting to rest, take in the panoramic views, and rejuvenate amidst the beauty of nature.

The trek also presents opportunities to cross gushing river streams, adding an element of adventure and thrill to the journey. Walking along the banks of these streams, surrounded by the mesmerizing scenery, creates an unforgettable experience.

Throughout the trek, you will be accompanied by experienced guides who are well-versed in the region’s flora, fauna, and terrain. They ensure your safety, provide valuable insights, and assist with logistics, allowing you to focus on embracing the natural wonders surrounding you.

The Tarsar Marsar trek offers a remarkable adventure that unveils the hidden treasures of Kashmir. It allows you to disconnect from the urban chaos and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the mountains, lakes, meadows, and streams. The memories created during this trek will stay with you forever, leaving you with a profound appreciation for the untouched natural splendour of Kashmir.

Fixed Departure Dates

  • June Dates: 24th, 25th July Dates: 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th August Dates: 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th September Dates: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th


STAY TYPE: Stay in tents on a sharing
Pahalgam also known as "Pahalgam" in
Kashmir is a very notified town in the district of
Anantnag. It provides an ideal setting for
activities like hiking, trekking, and fishing. It is
also the starting point of the annual pilgrimage
to the holy cave of Amarnath. It is about 100
Km from Srinagar. If your flying to Srinagar
then you should take a shared cab to
Pahalgam and spend the rest of your day
here. The drive will take not more than 3
hours. From Pahalgam, Aru is across the
Lidder River, and it will roughly take around 30
mins to cover the distance to Aru.

STAY TYPE: Stay in tents on a sharing
basis MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast –
Lunch-Evening Snacks - Dinner
Today we start our trek at around 7AM,
because the trek will be a lengthy one than
rest of the days. Although, the terrain is not
steep and is very gradual ascend but it will
take around 6-7 hours to cover the distance
of 10Kms from Aru village. The trail takes
you into dense fir trees and further upward.
After sometime suddenly all the dense fir
tree vanishes and you end up in a clearing
near the Gujjar Huts, called Dalla. After
another half an hour of trek you cross two
water streams, you can refill your water
bottles here as these waters are straight out
from glaciers and is very safe to drink

STAY TYPE: Stay in tents on a sharing
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast – Lunch
– Evening Snacks – Dinner
From Lidderwat the curves takes to Hamwas
over the stream after soak strolling the trail
ranges to Sekhwas at the altitude of 3400
meters. Sekhwais is high Altitude knoll and
create huge number of wildflowers along with
admirable campsite on shore of Tarsar
stream. From Sekhwas there are twin lakes
for a day trip Yamsar and Khemsar lakes.

STAY TYPE: Stay in tents on a sharing
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast – Lunch
– Evening Snacks – Dinner
We start the day with nutritious breakfast just
like other days. Pack our gears up, and start
walking for another 5Kms. We start moving
upwards keeping the water streams to our
right. Today we will reach the first lake of the
trek - Tarsar. The view of the mountains
become grander and more snow-clads
become visible. After around 2 hours of
trekking the lake is visible, the beautiful blue
glacial lake - Tarsar. The best part of today's
trek is you get to camp right beside the
emerald blue lake, a perfect place to camp
whenever you are on mountains. The most
interesting thing about the lake is that it starts
changing colors depending on the time of day,
season and if viewed from different angles

STAY TYPE: Stay in tents on a sharing
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast – Lunch
– Evening Snacks – Dinner
Today we cross the ridge which surrounds the
Tarsar Lake and start climbing again till the
top. After an hour of climb, we start
descending to the valley on the other side.
Marsar is an hour trek from here and it takes
you to a vantage point where you get to see
the panoramic view of the beautiful Marsar
Lake. After soaking in the beauty for sometime
we start moving towards Sundarsar Lake,
another beautiful Alpine lakes in the region.
After spending some more time here we start
trekking to Homwas where we will spend our

MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast – Lunch
Today we start descending down and take the
same route as Day 1. We trek down all the
way to Lidderwat and take rest for a while
before we start trekking further down for few
more hours. Today you can spot all the natural
beauty which you might have missed at the
first day. After reaching Aru valley, take some
break and start your drive to Pahalgam. Your
trek ends here.

Included / Excluded


  • 1. You will be greeted by our trek team on your arrival to Shitkadi campsite.
  • 2. All stays included from Shitkadi campsite to Naranag in tents on a sharing basis:
  • 3. All meals included from Day 1 dinner to Day 8 breakfast. Vegetarian meals will be
  • served throughout the trek.
  • 4. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route.
  • 5. Hot water for drinking purpose shall be provided on request.
  • 6. Kitchen, dining and toilet tents will be used during the trek.
  • 7. Cooks/Helpers for carrying common equipments like rations/tents/utensils/groceries.
  • 8. Transportation from Srinagar to Srinagar.
  • 9. All trek essentials included–
  • (i) Accommodation - tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats etc
  • (ii) Safety equipment - as per requirements and basic first aid kit with a portable oxygen
  • cylinder.
  • (iii) Permit - forest and camping fee included.


  • 1. The above trek charges does not include the GST charges (5%).
  • 2. Personal essentials –
  • (i) Equipment - Gumboots, trekking poles etc.
  • (ii) Insurance - Personal and travel insurances.
  • (iii) Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages.
  • (iv) Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bar.
  • (v) Entertainment - Camera or drone fees.
  • 3. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure",
  • medical emergency or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will
  • not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by
  • you.
  • 4. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to
  • travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.
  • 5. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.


What To Pack?

This is a list of essential items for
individuals doing the trek with GULMARG
SKI CLUB. This list contains only those
items which the participants are required
to bring with them. The list excludes
those items which are provided by
GULMARG SKI CLUB on the trek. We
have divided the items into five
categories. All the items in the list are
essential except for those marked as
Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle
trekking shoes Qty -1
Pair of lightweight Slipper/Sandals
Qty -1
Quick Dry Warm lower or Track
Pants. Qty – 2
Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts.
(1 for every 2 days of trekking)
Pair of thick woolen socks.
(1 pair for every two days of trekking)
Thermal Body warmer Upper &
Lower. Qty-1
(Qty – 1 for every day of trekking)
Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck
Full sleeves sweater. Qty -1
Rain wear ( Jacket & Pants ) . Qty-1
Pair of waterproof, warm gloves.
Woolen cap. Qty-1
Sun shielding Hat. Qty -1
Trekking Gear
Rucksack bag with rain cover. Qty -1
Day Pack Bag – Recommended for
treks with summit day
Head Torch with spare Batteries. Qty
U V protection sunglasses. Qty -1
Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter
Personal toiletries kit
(Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper
soap, Bar soap, toothbrush,
toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
Sun screen lotion small pack. Qty -1
Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1
Small size, Light weight & Leak proof
lunch box. Qty-1
Plate. Qty- 1
Tea/Coffee (plastic) Mug.Qty-1
Camera (Optional)
Carry your medicines in plenty in
case you have any specific ailment.
Consult your doctor before joining
the trek.
Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars etc

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Departure Dates

  • June Dates: 24th, 25th. July Dates: 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th. August Dates: 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th. September Dates: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th