A trekker’s fantasy this trek takes you to the surreal world of scenic meadows, enigmatic mountain ranges and long stretches of no man’s land. Lidderwat is the base camp to venture out to Kolhai Glacier. A trek that gives unique camping experience at an Alpine lake.
Detailed Itinerary; Participation Cost: Rs. 16500.00 Departure: July / August / September - 2017 Duration: 06 Nights & 07 Days Accommodation: Camp Occupancy: On twin sharing Meals: All meals included package Activities: Moderate & difficult climbs Location : Srinagar - Pehalgam - Lidarwat - Tarsar - Sumbal - Marsar - Sinagar
Day 01 – Srinagar – Pehalgam – Aru Valley
Pickup from Srinagar latest by 2 pm. Today your drive from Srinagar to Aru Valley of Pehalgam, a scenic drive with amazing views of lush green fields and snow clad mountains and gushing Lidder river. Stay overnight at Aru .
Day 02 – Aru Valley – Lidderwat
After early morning breakfast you take the easy and pleasant climb along Lidder river. Enjoying picturesque meadows, clear water free flowing stream you reach Lidderwat in about six hours. Camp overnight at Lidderwat.
Day 03 – Lidderwat – Shekhwas
After early morning breakfast you will start trekking towards Shekwas. The trail toward is ascending with few flat grounds in between. The trail passes through beautiful Pine forest and you get to cross a river to continue. The trail climbs swiftly after Gujjar huts towards Shekhwas camping ground through silver birch forest. Today we camp overnight at beautiful Shekwas.
Day 04 – Shekhwas – Tarsar
After early breakfast we start climbing up from Shekhwas meadow, crossing lush green grasslands you will reach Sumbal. As you go ahead from Sumbal path leads to a ridge on a stream that leads to Tarsar. Further uphill walk reaches you a spectacular conical hill top, the view of the almond shaped Tarsar lake is mesmerizing. Crossing a stream through rocks and boarders you reach Tarsar grasslands, the camping site. Camp overnight.
Day 05 – Tarsar – Sundarsar Lake
After early breakfast you head towards Tarsar pass and cross over to beautiful Sundarsar lake nestled in long grassy stretches with small flowers of yellow, blue and white hues. The large flat stretches around lake makes it a perfect camping spot. Camp overnight at lake site.
Day 06 – Sundarsar lake – Marsar lake
After early breakfast you start ascending uphill to Marsar lake. After spending some time around you will descend back to base camp at Sonmasti. The location is extremely beautiful, lush valley with a backdrop of waterfalls.
Day 07 – Marsar Lake – Sonmasti Valley – Sumbal – Srinagar
Today after breakfast you start descending from Sonmasti valley to Sumbal. The easy trek brings you to the pickup point to be transported to Srinagar for onward journey.