Tarsar Marsar Trek

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Tarsar Marsar Trek

Tarsar Marsar Trek is beautiful if you want to enjoy snow in Kashmir’s beautiful valley. On this trek, you will be at the highest point at 13,450 ft. The trek distance is approximately 47.8 km. Tarsar Marsar is a beautiful lake trek, as this point is in the middle of Tarsar and Marsar Lakes. All those who have done a trek before can easily embark on this trek, and people doing the trek for the first time can also do the trek because it won’t be challenging. You will enjoy Srinagar’s scenery in Jammu & Kashmir on this trek. On this trek, you will be mesmerized by the royal blue alpine lakes. The trek is close to Overa-Aru Wildlife Sanctuary, so if you are lucky, you might see Himalayan brown bears. Tarsar Marsar Trek is one of those treks where you will enjoy the wonders of blue lagoons, snow-fed rivers, alpine trees, wildflowers, snow-covered mountains, and waterfalls. Tarsars Lake is in the shape of an Almond, and Sundersar Lake is in the form of a crescent moon.

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Priyanka | Mountain Expert



Born in Gopeshwar, Uttrakhand completed education in Dehradun, and graduated in the technical. After that, Priyanka worked for 1 year in the technical field. However, her passion was to travel so she tried to turn her career in that direction. To fulfill adventure passion, Priyanka did first trek to Kedarkanta, which was a life-changing experience for her. After this Priyanka became curious to explore more, so later she did the BramhaTal Trek, Nag Tibba Trek, and Chopta Tungnath and list goes on. Now she taken this trekking and adventure experience and converted it into a profession. Now she love to advice and guide trekkers. Make sure to get detailed help related to the Himalayan trek from her.

Why You Should Do Tarsar Marsar Trek?

1. Catch the sight of a turquoise blue lake set against lush green meadows.

 The clear Tarsar, Marsar, and Sundersar Lakes shimmering among the mountains are a sight from the movies.

2. On the trail, you will be catching sight of Bakarwal or Shepherd can be seen walking.

 You get to come close to the tribe which lives in the forest and goes to the hills to let their sheep graze in the mountains. You will also see the Gujar huts hidden among the fir trees.

3. Lidder River rushing through the rocks is a picturesque scenery.

Walking on the trail, you will see the Lidder River flowing in the middle of meadow-covered hills.

4. On this trek, you might cross the river on wooden logs.

 Crossing the river on a wooden log over the river is an adventure.

5. If you visit at the end of July you can see the hills covered in yellow, orange and red colors.

 In the Autumn season, the environment in the area changes, and so does the color.

Best Time For Tarsar Marsar Trek

Tarsar Marsar Trek is best done between July and August or between September and mid-November in Monsson. You could see some snow in July, as Kashmir does not receive heavy rainfall in the monsoon, making it a comfortable trek. In July, the snow melts into the lake, making it a sight. You will see a lot of flowers on the trek. In July, the grass and flowers become dry, which causes the scenery to turn brown. But all three months, you will experience different colors and appearances.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary Of Tarsar Marsar Trek

Day 1: Srinagar to Aru base camp via road

  • Stay: overnight start at the homestay
  • Meal: Lunch and Dinner
  • Trek Distance: 103 km, Time Taken: approx. 3 Hrs.
  • Altitude: Srinagar (5200 Ft / 1585 Mtr.), Aru Valley (7920 Ft / 2414 Mtr.)
  • Altitude gain: 2720 Ft / 829 Mtr.
  • Trade Grade: by road

In the late morning, you will start your journey from Srinagar and pass through the Kashmir scenery. When you reach Aru, you will realize this camp zone is on the riverside. At the Aru base camp, you will see wooden huts perfectly lined among the trees.

Day 2: Trek commences from Aru Camp to Lidderwat

  • Stay: overnight stay at the camp
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Trek Distance: 10 km, Time Taken: approx. 6 Hrs.
  • Altitude: Aru Valley (7920 Ft / 2414 Mtr.), Lidderwat (9150 Ft / 2789 Mtr.)
  • Altitude gain: 1230 Ft / 375 Mtr.
  • Trade Grade: Gradual – Moderate

After having a healthy breakfast and a few exercises, you will start your trek from the Aru base camp. The trail from Aru to Lidderwat will be long but gradually ascending along the Lidder River. And when you look back as you have climbed up high, you will see the Aru village left far behind. On the trail ahead, you will see a lot of huts surrounded by fir trees at Dalla. After walking for a few minutes, you will reach Nandkei, where you can witness the locals riding horses. Finally, you will get the campsite at Lidderwat.

Day 3: Lidderwat to Shekwas by Trek

  • Stay: overnight stay at the camp
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Trek Distance: 6 km, time Taken: approx. 5 Hrs.
  • Altitude: Lidderwat (9150 Ft / 2789 Mtr.), Shekwas (11,000 Ft / 3353 Mtr.)
  • Altitude gain: 1850 Ft / 564 Mtr.
  • Trade Grade: Gradual – Moderate

You will start your morning with hot tea and a delicious breakfast. From then on, you will trek on the trail along the river. You will climb up toward the pine forest, and the trail between the forests will be relatively easy. After walking for a short while through the forest, you will come to a beautiful clearing. You will see grasslands merged with huge mountains. On the trail, you will be crossing Bhakarwal lying on the right side of the river. From Homwas, you will see the Gujjar huts in the middle of grassy land. After crossing a few Gujar huts between the trail, you will reach Shekwas campsite.

Day 4: Shekwas to Tarsar by Trek

  • Stay: overnight stay at the camp
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Trek Distance: 4 km, Time Taken: approx. 4 Hrs.
  • Altitude: Shekwas (11,000 Ft / 3353 Mtr.), Tarsar (12,450 Ft / 3795 Mtr.)
  • Altitude gain: 1450 Ft / 442 Mtr.
  • Trade Grade: Gradual – Moderate

Today’s trek is a short distance, but the trail has twists and turns through grassland. The trail leads through various ridges; once you have crossed through them, you will come to a clearing where you will see stunning Tarsar Lake.

Day 5: Tarsar to Sundersar by Trek

  • Stay: overnight stay at the camp
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Trek Distance: 6 km, Time Taken: approx. 5 Hrs.
  • Altitude: Tarsar (12,450 Ft / 3795 Mtr.), Saunders (12,950 Ft / 3947 Mtr.)
  • Altitude gain: 500 Ft / 594 Mtr.
  • Trade Grade: Gradual – Moderate

As you wake up in the morning and look around you, you will be able to see a sight that is just out of this world. You can camp here with the grassland on its side and a lake on its side—Trek through the grassy valley leading to Shekwas meadows. The trail from there is downward towards the shepherd’s path. A few minutes on the trail, and you will catch the sight of Bakkaraval shelters. From there, the trail ascends through boulders; upon reaching a clearing, you will come up to Jangmari, a mixture of flowers and green grass. From there on, you will walk down and go across a rocky river. After crossing the river, another meadow-covered land will be slightly larger. You will be crossing another hilltop. Once you come down, you will be walking through the snow-covered mountainside. After climbing the hill, you will reach the grassland, beyond which you will see Sundarsar, the camping spot.

Day 6: Sundersar to Homwas by Trek via Marsar

  • Stay: overnight stay at the camp; 
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Trek Distance: 10 km, Time Taken: approx. 7 Hrs.
  • Altitude: Sundersar (12,950 Ft / 3947 Mtr.), Marsar (13,000 Ft / 3962 Mtr.), Homwas (11,400 Ft / 3475 Mtr.)
  • Altitude gain: Sundersar to Marsar (150 Ft / 46 Mtr.), Marsar to Homwas ( 1600 Ft / 487 Mtr.)
  • Trade Grade: Gradual – Moderate

The trail will be rough this morning, so you should be well-prepared for the next part of the trek. You have to walk along Sundersar Lake for a short while until you reach a point connecting two different trails. You must take the trail leading to Marsar towards the boulder-led trail. After crossing the rough patch, you will come to grassland, and the trail flattens. You then take the trail which leads to Shekwas, and from there, we finally reach Homwas.

Day 7: Homwas Trek to Aru by Trek and then drive to Srinagar.

  • Stay: No stay
  • Meal: Breakfast.
  • Trek Distance: Homwas to Aru by Trek 13 km, Aru to Srinagar by road 103 km, Time Taken: Homwas to Aru by Trek approx. 6 Hrs, Aru to Srinagar by road approx. 3 Hrs.
  • Altitude: Homwas (11,400 Ft / 3475 Mtr.), Aru Valley (7920 Ft / 2414 Mtr.), Srinagar (5200 Ft / 829 Mtr.)
  • Altitude difference: Homwas to Aru (3480 Ft / 1061 Mtr.), Aru to Srinagar (2720 Ft )
  • Trade Grade: By Road.

You will take the same trail as you took on the first day, descending the trek. From Homwas, you will be passing through the same meadows and having a look one last time before reaching Lidderwat. From Lidderwat, it will take almost 4 hours to get to Aru, the previous trek camp. From Aru, you would be going via road to Srinagar.

Food Provided by Us DuringTarsar Marsar Trek

We provide only Indian vegetarian food and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.

After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.

The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek. You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, Aallu Prantha, Besan Chilla, Poha, Daliya,  Corn flakes, Maggie, along with tea or coffee.

In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast. After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea about the food provided by us on trek, you don’t need to worry about food. Many trekkers trek with us again and again because of the food we provide. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.

Safety During Tarsar Marsar Trek

Trekking with us for Tarsar Marsar Trek is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches. During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional. For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.

Know About Us:- You need to know that our company Trekup India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.

We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Sikkim and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.

We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain

Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks. One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.

Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.

For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Priority

At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore. All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.

We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks . Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.

Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.

How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us

Right from our establishment, we at Trekup India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers. For walking on snow, Trekpp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks. In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.

Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.

Explore our New Safety Protocols

In order to ensure a perfect Trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers. 

Our On-trek safety checks includes:

  • Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
  • Stretchers team appointed on every trek
  • Radios
  • Trained mountain staff and full safety
  • Additional oxygen cylinders
  • Special medical kit for high altitude treks
  • Microspikes on all types of snow treks
  • Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
  • Technical team on all snowy slopes

What should you pack for the Tarsar Marsar Trek

Being an trekking, adventure & travel company, we get many questions from our trekkers and most common question that arises is what to carry or what should we pack for the trek? Sometime it becomes difficult to explain in details and therefore below we have prepared the detailed packing list, helpful for all trekkers coming to the Himalayas. Whenever we go on trek or start packing things one should remember the packing pattern i.e. either you start from head to foot or foot to head, this way there will be rare chance that you will forget the items to pack, so go step by step.

  1. Backpack

Make sure your backpack should be comfortable neither too big nor to small and for a week trek 60-70 liters of backpack should be enough to hold all your belongings. Ensure that your backpack has good hip & Shoulder support and pockets should be accessible quickly.

  1. Daypack

All trekkers should keep in mind that daypack is very important, this will be a great help to you while on trek, also every single day you won’t be carrying you backpack therefore for day excursion , shorter hikers, sightseeing you can carry your stuff in it.

  1. Footwear
  • Trekking shoes: Preferably water proof, ankle support.
  • Walking / Hiking sandals: This can be used off trek i.e. in the morning and evening hours, basically to get your feet rest from heavy boots, sometime used for crossing streams and rivers, it’s more comfortable and safe than crossing barefoot or wetting your boots.
  • Sneakers (Optional): For normal driving days or can use  around the camp
  • Socks (3-4 Pairs) – Make sure to choose material wisely, it should be quick drying, warm and comfortable.
  1. Clothing’s
  • Hiking / trekking jacket: Carry good quality layer jackets
  • Hiking pants: Check some kind of long nylon blend, light and quick drying pants. Warm covers ups like fleece-lined tracksuit pants or ski pant.
  • Undergarments as per your habitual requirement
  • T-Shirts and Shorts (3-4 Warm comfortable)
  • Ordinary Shirt / T-shirt – Just in case everything gets wet this will help for roaming around.
  • Long Sleeve shirt – can be used as a base layer on colder days
  • Socks – at least 4-5 pairs
  • Leggings – Can be used specially chilling morning and evening , to keep your body warm
  • Thermals – get 2 pairs of thermals, this will be great need a body to keep it warm.
  • Buff / Balaclava – This is a must to carry to cover your neck and this item is an ideal solution to keep your neck / throat warm.
  • Beanie Cap- Very helpful item for colder and windy days should carry 1, also sometime when its freezing cold you can use it a night as well.
  • Hiking Hat- this will basically help during the day time specially from the sun rays, make sure it has a strip so that wind does not below is far from your headJ..
  • Gloves – 01 pair will be enough to keep your hand warm and nice.
  1. Rain wears
  • Rain Coat and Pant – Carry a pair of it to protect you from the rain OR
  • Rain Poncho – during long rains, the waterproof jackets starts leaking but poncho does get work in keeping you dry, so choose accordingly.
  • Rain covers: Some small water proof to cover your backpack and daypack as well for your gadgets.
  1. Gadgets and Electronic
  • Trekking Poles
  • Mobile phone
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries for phone and camera, powerbank
  • Light weight flash light or headlight
  • Waterproof bag made up of plastic for camera
  • Music system / Bluetooth
  • Plug/converter for electrical items
  • Sunglasses
  • 1 liter water bottle
  • Journal with pen would be good idea to keep your notes.
  • Some book of your interest for ideal time
  • Get into habit of keeping Map and guide book of the region.
  1. Hygiene & Personal toiletry
  • Sunscreen with UV protection
  • 1 or 2 small quick-drying towels
  • Toilet paper/tissues/wet-wipes
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/ mouth freshener
  • Deodorant / Talcum powder
  • Shampoo
  • Lip-gloss/salve
  • Sanitary pads/tampons (For female traveler)
  • Bio gradable Soap
  • Nail clipper
  • Your other personal items that you use on daily basis
  1. Personal First aid Kit and Energy – below are some common medicine generally required / used during your adventure trip, however please consult your doctors prior.
  • Antiseptic towel or water syringe (to clean the wound)
  • Butterfly bandage for small cut
  • Cotton and elastic bandages and sterile gauze pad for larger wounds
  • Latex gloves used when its wound bleeds
  • Medicine for Diarrhea (Upset stomach)
  • Medicine for cold, flue / fever headache
  • Some pain killers
  • ORS pouches
  • Quick pain relief spray (External use)
  • Any personal medicine prescribed by your doctor
  • Dimox / Similar for high altitude sickness
  • Bug Repellent
  • Carry some nutria / energy bars and drinks (non-alcoholic)

Note: Kindly consult your doctor before purchasing or taking any medicine.

9.Compulsory Documents to Carry

These are files needed to be submitted at Forest Department before ypur trek. With no of these, you will not be permitted to trek .Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Id’s like adhaar, voter id, etc.

Important note: You can book rent gears, what you can rent & buy from us and what you need to get from your home town, make your bagpack easy not heavy.

Click the link: https://rent.trekupindia.com/

Now you are all set for your Adventure trip with Trekup India!!

Trek Cost Inclusion

Stay: 6 Nights of tented accommodation at respective campsites of Trekup India on sharing basis.

Meals: Trekup India provided cooked meals during the trek starting with Dinner on Day 01 to Lunch on day 07 (Meals are simple, nutritious, and vegetarian and non-repeated meals)

Transport: Aru to Srinagar, and then upon returning, you will be going via road on sharing jeeps.  

Trek Equipment:  Sleeping bag, Sleeping tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet Tent.

Amenities: All utensils, sleeping mattresses (Black form mats), Crampons, and Gaiters for snow.    

Health & Safety:  First Aid Box, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretchers, Oxi meters, BP Machines, health.

Permits: Forest Permits and Camping Permission Fee 

Trek Crew: High Altitude Chef, Helpers, Trek Leader & Guides, and other support teams.

Potters & Mules: Potters and Mules to carry all trek equipment, ration, and vegetables.

Trek Cost Exclusion

GST 5% (it is Mandatory)
Any insurance (Trekup India recommends each trekker get insurance)
Any Meals/accommodation besides the itinerary or not mentioned in the program.
Any Bus / Airfare to/from trek start/end point
Personal Medical expenses, do carry your medication.
Any personal services such as Laundry, phone calls, liquors, mineral water, etc.
Any still / video camera fee
Any Entrance fee Monuments, Monasteries, Museums, Temples – Pay directly on the spot.
Mules or porter charges to carry personal baggage (Offload Charges for bag 500 per day, per bag. Note: Bag weight should not be more than 10 kg.
Any emergency evacuation charges
Any services that are not mentioned in the cost inclusion section

How To Reach Srinagar?

By Air:- Most air carriers such as Indian Airlines (www. Indian airlines.nic.in) Jet Airways (www.jetairways.com ) have regular flights to Srinagar. Getting to Srinagar by flight from New Delhi is considered the most conceivable.

By Train:- Jammu may be the closest railway station to Srinagar, which is at a distance of 290 km. Jammu railway station is nicely attached to other main towns in India by rail. Direct Rails are available from Delhi, Trivandrum, Bangalore and also Chennai.

By Bus:-Srinagar is connected through the National Highway 1A to all over the country. J & K transportation has regular comfy buses from Jammu. The Journey captures approximately ten hrs to arrive at Srinagar.

Trek Route

Day 1: Srinagar to Doodhpathri by Road

Day 2: Doodhpathri to Ashtaar Valley by Trek

Day 3: Ashtaar Valley to Gurwansar by Trek

Day 4: Gurwansar to Duriem via Pamsar Lake by Trek

Day 5: Duriem to Gadtar via Bodsar Lake, Trastar Lake, Navkansar I, II & Damasar Lake

Day 6: Gadtar to Tosamaidan by Trek and From Tosamaidan to Srinagar by Road

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