Kashmir is not only about lakes and greenery- it also provides tourists a variety of adventures and the most attractive among them is trekking. Trekking in Kashmir amidst the beauty of nature will be a lifetime experience which will enrich their soul.
The most famous places for trekking in Kashmir
Pahalgam:- The main attraction for Trekking in Kashmir is Pahalgam, which provides travelers a two-day trip among the Lidder Valley for a week long hiking to Panikhar, which is in the Suru Valley, Ladakh. In Pahalgam, tourists can also walk from Sonamarg, which is the last main town in the ‘heaven on earth’ right before the Zoji La pass.
Tullian lake Trek:- This trek is the best pick for tourists if they have a shorter time for trekking. It's an overnight trek of two days leading to the serene and peaceful Tulian Lake starting from Pahalgam, which will give tourists a good taste of the mountains in Kashmir.
Amarnath Trek:- This is the most overlooked treks of Kashmir, which attracts many visitors during the months of July-August and which includes thousands of devotees, who come in groups to see the real ice made “Ling” in the holy cave of Amarnath, at an altitude of 3962 meters. It is a four day trek with the overnight stays at Sheshnag, Panchtarni, and Chandanwari. At the final stage, the trekkers cross the famous Maha Gunas pass.
Sonamarg to Wangat Trek:- It is one of the most popular treks of Kashmir, which routes through mesmerizing mountains to serene lakes, where tourists can fish, but a permit is mandatory for that, which you can get through agents in Srinagar. The first stop is at Nichnai which includes the scenic views of Thajiwas Glacier and the second day you walk towards the Kishanar. On the third day, the trekkers cross the Bazkal Gali Pass and Gadsar Lake, which leads to an overnight stay at Dubta Pani. Then the next day they head towards the seven tiered lakes of Satsar en route to Gangabal lake, which is the largest body of water in Kashmir. And then, at last, a night’s camping before the final destination to Wangar, where trekkers can get buses and jeeps to reach Srinagar.
Kolahoi Glacier Trek:- Kolahoi trek is five days trek starting from Pahalgam to the breathtaking Kolahoi glacier, but trekkers can finish it in just four days if they move in a jeep to the first overnight stop at picturesque Aru. The next day affair will be via alpine meadows and streams to Lidderwat, right before moving towards a gentle experience to Satlanjan, which provides trekkers retaining energy for the hard climbing to the glacier and then back to Lidderwat the very next day. On the fifth day, trekkers can walk back to Pahalgam or Aru.