Tarsar Marsar Trek: Complete guide


You will have some of the most memorable moments in your life at the Tarsar Marsar Trek.

Is the Tarsar Marsar Trek difficult?

The trek starts with a gradual ascent and you’ll continue to descend until you reach the summit. This track is moderately difficult because there is not a sudden ascent. The trek becomes more difficult when crossing snowy patches. Because of the gradualness and steepness of the climb, you won’t feel any pain when you reach 13000 feet.


When is the best time to visit Tarsar Marsar

Tarsar Marsar Trek is most popular in the August-September months. This is when you can see all the beautiful flowers and the lakes at their full potential. It is a monsoon trek but Kashmir is in a rain shadow region so it is not slippery or wet. You can expect snow patches in August. If you’re interested in seeing and enjoying the snow, you can visit August. In September, you will see Blossom views and a slightly brownish grass. You can decide where you want to go depending on how nature is treating you during the trek.


Here are some essential items to keep in your bag

Tarsar Marsar Trek, a trek that runs along the Kashmir Valley at high altitudes, requires warm clothing to keep you warm during the cold nights. You can also take trekking poles and poncho trekking shoes. You will need to pitch tents if you’re going with a group. You will encounter meadows and boulders as you trek through the area.


The Iteration

It takes three hours to travel 100 km from Srinagar to reach Aru village. Tarsar Marsar Trek begins in beautiful Aru village. It is 10 km to Lidderwat. You will walk in lush green meadows following the Lidderwat River, which flows from Kolahoi glacier. After crossing a small bridge, you will reach the first campsite, Lidderwat at 9000 feet above the sea level. After ensuring everyone is healthy and fit, you can set up your tent and start the trek towards Shekwas. It’s exciting and thrilling to cross a river via a small wooden bridge. You will reach Shekwas, which is at 10500 feet above the sea level, after a trek of at least 5km. You will reach this campsite in just over an hour of trekking. The Campsite is located between beautiful rolling mountains, so your only responsibility is to keep an eye on it. You can also see the snow-capped mountains from this Campsite, which is the sign of the next camp.


You will be leaving Shek Was after an overnight stay and will soon be on your way to Tarsar lake. You will also be able to see the Jadsar Lake. Because of its tranquility and spiritual significance, the Tarsar Lake is known as the God’s Lake by the locals. It is a wonderful experience to camp right next to the lake. After your stay on the banks of Lake Michigan, you’ll be heading up the Tarsar Pass via a steep ascent. This is followed by a gentle descent towards Sundar Sar.

Sundar sar lake

The view from the Sundar sar lake is perfect for pitching your tent. You can then head to Marsar, a hidden lake. From the top, you can see the Tarsar pass and both lakes. It is located at 13000 feet above the sea level and is only a few km from Sundar sir lake. Local legends say that anyone who dips into the lake will instantly be pulled in, hence the name Marser.

Enjoying the stunning views from Marsar lake, you can return to Sundar Sar Campsite where you can continue your activities of walking and dancing. The next day you’ll head back towards Lidderwat. This will be the last campsite on your trek.


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