It is a trek of moderate level which can be travelled by any nature lover. The trek's highest Peak that is achievable is 13, 000 ft. The lakes are surrounded by stunning alpine trees and the experience is even more commendable during the summer when the alpine flowers forms a radiant sheet reflecting on the water. Also, the other traceable floras include blue poppy, geum, gentian and hedyseram. It is of medium difficulty level and can be accomplished easily without any need of acclimatization. Tarsar Marsar Trek is idle during July and September.
Day 1: Arrive at Srinagar. Depart Srinagar drive to Aru base camp
Take a short visit to the city of Srinagar. In evening we drive to Aru valley via Pahalgam and reach Aru in the evening. Night halt in hotel at Aru. Approx drive 120 kms and time taken 3-4 hours by surface.
Day 2: Aru to Lidderwat (7998 ft. – 9124 ft.)
Treks start gradually and on way is a pleasant one, with easy uphill ascent. We will have to follow the trail alongside the River Lidder initially, which directly connect to the village up hill. We trail till we finally reach to the lush green meadows of Lidderwat. Night halt in tents.
Day 3: Lidderwat to Shekiwas (9124 ft. To 10699 ft)
Trek to ascending hill and cross the Lidder river and see many beautiful natural terrin and gren meadows. The Shekiwas is an undulating meadow land, reached by meandering paths crossing two green valleys and surrounded by dark snow patched mountains. Night halt in Tents.
Day 4: Shekiwas to Tarsar (10699 ft to 12398 ft.)
The day starts from Shekhiwas Meadow and trails through snake like path in the grassland for quite some time before it reaches Sumbal leading we through a valley. Here, the path to Tarsar takes us on a ridge on top of the stream. Arrive at a conical hill top that might guide to get a glimpse of the pretty Tarsar, the beautiful almond shaped lake.
Day 5: Tarsar to Sundaresar (12398 ft. to 12998 ft.)
The trail this day will be steep ascent at the beginning, followed by a steady descent and then again an easy and gentle ascent. The Marsar Lake is a closed lake with rocky ground, definitely not suitable for climbing. Although as big as Tarsar, the view is not as presentable and it has only one opening which is lead by narrow streams.
Day 6: Sundarsar to Marsar (approx.13, 170 ft)
The trek Starts from farther right side of the Sundarsan Lake. Two paths lead to the Marsar Lake, both passes and it is advised to choose the Boulder Laden track to reach quicker. It will take half an hour to reach the pass, which is a vast stretch of grassland, occasionally graced by thin brooks. Sonmasti is the prettiest camping site ever.
Day 7: Sonmasti to Sumbal; Drive to Srinagar
We would drop down to 6, 500 ft. First descent to Sumbal from Sonmasti and thence a drive to Srinagar so as to reach before dusk at around 5 pm! The descent to Sumbal is a lengthy one, therefore an early start will be much preferred. It would take around 5 hours to Sumbal. The sumbal village is a picture of apple orchards, willow and poplar trees. The mud roads of the village finally will take we to the main highway which is connected by the Sindh River side.
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