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Trekking in Kashmir

26-Feb-2021, 06:37 AM

Surrounded by the Great Himalaya and Pir Panjal mountain range, the serene valley of Kashmir is full of colourful meadows, crisscrossed by streams and dotted with placid lakes, Trekking in Kashmir is as exciting as it turns out to be challenging. Cutting through edges and passing through the rich verdure, en route the narrow rocky tracks, makes trekking tours in Kashmir tricky and dicey. But the journeys wind up framing some of the best lifetime moments.

Even when you are with your family, the Kashmir valley boasts of several short treks that can make your vacation more adventurous. Some of the popular short treks in Kashmir gets started from the rich green meadows of Pahalgam, which is cut across by the River Lidder and few from Sonmarg, which is secluded within several five-thousanders like the Sirbal Peak, Kolhoi Peak, Amarnath Peak and Machoi Peak. A popular day hike is to Khilanmarg, which is approximately 5 kilometers from Gulmarg and Alpathar Lake that is further 8 kilometers away. Another popular short trek in Kashmir is from Gulmarg to Ningel Nallah.  More adventurous explorers can take the 5 day trail to Tosamaidan that branches off from the Ferozpur Nala. Tarsar Marsar, Tulain Lake are a few to mention.

One of the most talked about trek is the Kashmir Great Lake Trek, which is a popular one commencing from Sonmarg. It is one of the most beautiful treks in the Kashmir Valley that covers the lakes of Gangabal, Vishansar, Kishansar, and goes close to the Harrnukh peak. Further, the notable Amarnath Yatra that commences from the valley of Pahalgam is one of the spiritual treks in Kashmir.

For such treks and many more, Roosket provides not only options for accommodations and travel but also offline maps and other features to aid the inner trekker in you to walk the unbeaten path.

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