Tarsar Marsar trek

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7 Days
Min Age : 18+
Tour Details

Departure & Return Location


Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Meals
  • Day 1 – Lunch, tea, soup snacks, dinner
  • Day 2 – Breakfast, packed lunch, tea snacks, dinner
  • Day 3 – Breakfast and lunch
  • Dry ration as cookies, toffees, chocolates and juice for Day 2
  • Transport – Pick up from Dharamshala to Kareri village on Day 1
  • Transport – Drop down from Kareri village to Dharamshala on Day 3
  • Accommodation – 1 night in a home stay in Kareri village and camping 1 night at Kareri lake
  • Camping on double/ triple sharing basis
  • 1 certified wilderness first aid responder and a qualified skilled mountaineer as the trek leader
  • 1 guide for a group of maximum 06-08 trekkers. Our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Clean sleeping bags
  • Camping mattresses
  • Toilet tent – 1 clean and hygienic toilet tent while camping (cat pit style)
  • First aid medical kit with medical assistance for the trekkers
  • Camping and trekking permits and permissions from the local administrations

Price Excludes

  • Service tax 5% (as per the current in GST)
  • Transport – Delhi to Dharamshala or return
  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above

Day 1 Pick up from Srinagar and drive to Aru via Pahalgam (3 to 4hours/ 115kms) (7,900 feet)

We pick you from the Srinagar airport and drive to Aru via Pahalgam. The drive from Srinagar to Pahalgam is a 100kms journey and another 13kms ahead is Aru. This takes 3 and a half to 4 hours of time to cover. You meet our staff at Aru and check into the rooms for the night.

Day 2Aru to Lidderwat (10.5kms/ 5 hours) (8,000 feet – 9,100 feet)

Today’s trek is a beautiful trail started with a gradual ascent. We trek right next to the Lidderwat nalla (river). We cross a couple of streams and the second one over a wooden bridge. The water from here is safe to drink and fill. We get to this spot after a couple of hours trek. We cross patches of grasslands, trek into forests of Fir and Pines, Gujjar huts and get to our campsite for the day.

There is a PDA (Pahalgham District Authority) huts here as well. There is ample camping space around the area and we rest for the remaining day. We can choose to stop anywhere in between for lunch, as we’ll be having packed lunch with ourselves.

Day 3Lidderwat to Shekwas (5.5kms/ 4.5 hours) (9,100 feet – 11,000 feet)

Today’s trek starts as we start from right behind our campsite at Lidderwat. We enter into a Pine forest and start our climb with an ascent for a couple of hours. We enter the grasslands of Lidderwat post this ascent. We cross a few Gujjar huts on our way. We cross a few narrow streams on our route. These streams are clean and are safe to fill water from. We need to make sure to trek together, so that we do not take the trial leading upwards. We take the trail down (also has a marking for Homwas) crossing a stream.

We trek for nearly an hour over beautiful grasslands crossing a few Gujjar huts. Before getting to our campsite at Shekwas, we cross a patch of Silver birch (Bhoj-patra) trees. This is a very pretty camping site.

Day 4Shekwas to Tarsar (5kms/ 3.5 hours) (11,000 feet – 12,500 feet)

Today’s trek is mostly of gradual ascent. We trek upwards towards the ridge above and enter into the Tarsar valley. A couple of hours later we can see the Tarsar lake from a distance. This view is undoubtedly one of the best views of this trek. We cross over the bolder patch to get to the campsite, next to the lake.

Day 5Tarsar to Sundersar (4.7kms/ 4 hours) (12,500 feet – 12,950 feet)

Today’s trek is moderate graded as we start by trekking over the Tarsar Pass. This route saves us nearly 2 to 3 hours. Additionally, we trek over grasslands which are beautiful and vastly spread out. This patch on the entire trek will have maximum flowers. They not only bring a smile on the face, but also rejuvenate our senses with their bright colors.

Crossing the flowers patch, we have a descent over scree and some boulders. A final ascent from here and we get to the shores of Sundersar lake.

Day 6Sundersar to Marsar to Homwas (9.5kms/ 5hours) (12,950 feet – 13,200 feet – 11,500 feet)

We start today early in order to witness the Marsar lake during dayrise/ sunrise. From Sundersar, we need to trek upwards for about 35 to 40 mins to get to the top from where we witness the beautiful Marsar lake. Marsar lake is a similar looking lake as Tarsar in terms of beauty and size. Getting to the top could be challenging if there is snow on the boulder patches. The guide would be carrying an ice axe to make the route in this case.

We spend some time here and descend back to our campsite. Post breakfast we retrace our footsteps towards Shekwas. 45 mins from here and we get to Homwas in time for Lunch. We rest for the rest of the remaining day.

Day 7Homwas to Aru (13.5kms/ 5.5 hours) (11,500 feet – 7.900 feet) and drive to Srinagar (3 to 4 hours/ 115kms)

We start our day post an early breakfast as we have a long day. We retrace our steps all the way back to Aru. We trek for nearly 90mins to reach Lidderwat. We can spend time on the way to enjoy the views of the Kolahoi glacier. From this point we descend all the way down for 11kms to get to Aru. We can have lunch on the way/ Aru depending on the time and option. If we had left some of our belongings before the trek here we collect them and get into the vehicles to get to Srinagar. We should get to Srinagar by late evening.



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