Tarsar Marsar Trek
Tarsar Marsar Trek is a leading trek in India. This is a trek that does not give us easy. Especially when it’s amazing sister trek,Kashmir Great Lakes trek, are in the picture.
However, Tarsar Marsar Trek is a journey where alpine lakes take on a life of their own. Not only do you find yourself camping alongside these royal blue,frozen lakes(you don’t get this opportunity to camp even in KGL). Or the uniqueness of these fields(best picture today!). You get to cress the entire border of Tarsar and Marsar, to give you many views of the same lake!
At that point there is the tricky Marsar, quite often covered up under a cover of mists. We see this lake from a shade, sitting 600-700 ft underneath. It is an ideal spot to observe the loftiness of the lake, with the sun transcending it. This is until spots of mists float their way through the U-molded valley and settle over the lake. The lake vanishes from see in practically no time!
The Tarsar Marsar trek takes you right to the core of Kashmir. From the curious town of Aru to the clearings of Lidderwat. From the moving green heaps of Shekhawas to the monstrous elevated lakes. The setting of Tarsar Marsar is with the end goal that it leaves you outwardly dazed for quite a long time together!
This tour offers a unique opportunity to camp near two alpine lakes. This, in itself, is a birth. Your tent poles are open to the view of the blue waters of the pools. All day long, you see the changing colors of the lake fed by ice as the change in the angle of the sun. Sunset and sunset over the lake, the precious peace of sitting just beside the lake – these are experiences you cannot find anywhere else.
Tarsar and Marsar are two lakes that are in the Pahalgam district of Kashmir. To reach here you need to cross knolls, woodland regions and a few waterway streams.
The Lake is arranged at a height of 12, 450 (3,795 meters) and the shade of the lake changes with the changing shade of the sky (truly!) I have really observed the lake's dim, earthy colored, green and blue hues in only one single day! To reach here, it will take at least two days in any event.
Somewhat in front of the Tarsar Lake, is another dazzling lake called Marsar, which additionally has a great deal of dull stories around it (ask your guide when you arrive at the lake). Individuals scarcely camp close Marsar Lake and witness the perfect superior perspective on the lake from a tallness. One can get a halfway perspective on the lake in the wake of climbing for an hour from the Tarsar Lake itself (as we did). Or on the other hand, you can trek to Sundarsar Lake and climb for one more hour to see the 10,000 foot perspective on the whole lake (which we missed).
The Map We Followed
Below is the map we followed that showcases the distance between each camping point. You can tap on the icons to get the details of the camping site.
If I talk about the Difficulty of the Tarsar Marsar trek now, I will tell you the truth, my condition was deteriorated in this trek. On the whole trek, I was praying to God that once I get home safely, next time I will not go on any trek
When we started Tarsar Marsar trek, I was full of excitement, but as I went ahead on the trek, my passion got exhausted and I thought of returning to the trek.
There are tremendous stones everywhere throughout the track and some ascending is agonizing and a few spots you have to stroll on the mountain, seeing this, you will likewise be stunned.
Despite the fact that the other trekking sites rate it is a moderate trek, I would in any case recommend you be prepared for a wide range of climate and difficulties. A portion of the days are genuinely simple where you will walk just for 5 km yet on the off chance that you camp at Sundarsar Lake, while slipping from this camp you would need to cover a separation of 18 km to come down to the camp 1 – be set up during the current day!
You can trek whenever from April to September end. June and July are viewed as the greatest months as should be obvious greenery all around with clear climate. I went here during the finish of September to observe wonderful snowfall. Truth be told, our trek manage disclosed to us that throughout the winter season outsiders come here particularly to do skiing.
In any case, to outdo the perspectives, I would prescribe you to go throughout the late spring season itself.
How To Reach
There are several routes to choose from. Personally, I chose to fly to Srinagar, where I stayed for two days on a hostel and then moved to Pahalgam’s Aru Valley. Aru Valley is the place where the journey begins. Below I give you all the other options you can take to get to Aru Valley.
Jaipur to Srinagar
Once after the trek was booked, I took a time of 1 month and finally the day came when I had to go from Bikaner to Jaipur. Ever since I booked the trek, there was a surge in my mind and the days were becoming as long as if one day seemed like 10 days
I took a night bus (11:50 PM) from Bikaner to Jaipur and at 5:30 in the morning I reached Jaipur Sindhi Camp , there I took a dormitory and went there and finished my morning routine and sat down for a while
After having a good breakfast near hotel, I took a little round of the market and took the essentials things, Dry Fruits, Energy Bars, etc and left for the airport from Sindhi Camp at 10:00 pm. I hired a taxi for airport and paid 250 INR.
After arriving at the airport, I was the first to drink cardamom tea and sit-down in the waiting room. At around 12:30, my package went to X-ray and I got a boarding pass.
After getting my bag x-ray done, I boarded the flight and around 12:10 I got a super sandwich and spice tea for the flight for which I paid ₹ 210.
I had a flight to Srinagar via Delhi. After 35 min flight, at 12:50 pm I reached at Delhi’s T1 terminal. Later I I took a free shuttle bus. All I had to do was show my next travel destination boarding pass and they allow me to board in this Bus. T2 was 9 kms far from T1 terminal. I reached Srinagar Airport at around 3:30 pm.
Day 1 – Srinagar to Aru Valley
2414 meters – 104 km, 4 hours
As soon as I reached Singer Airport, I found Feroz Bhai, who was our driver, Feroz Bhai was waiting for us at the ABU ATM and he was booked by our tour operator. The distance of the city from Srinagar airport is about 19 kilometers and the route was very beautiful and scenic. You will see the Mountain, Rivers, Apple Garden etc through the route .
It took us about 40 minutes to cover 19 kilometers and the traffic was very bad because some military’ s movement was going on there. We reached Feroze Bhai’s office at around 4:10 pm and made our reservation. We also booked a hotel from there, which cost us about ₹ 3000, the hotel was a big three star hotel.
after that we went to lunch near Feroz Bhai’s office and we ordered Aalooto paratha and Coke there. We were about 4 people there and together we got the total bill of ₹ 340.
At around 5:30 pm we left Tempo Traveler from Feroze Bhai’s office and after 3 hours we reached our first base camp Aru.In that Tempo Traveler, we were 13 trekkers and that day was very hot and it was 30.C .
It's time to fly ...
As soon as we reached our base camp Aru, we met our trek leader Mr. Yash was waiting for us and we have tea and light snacks. After having tea, Yash briefed us about the trek and made us aware of whatever the safety concerts were.
We had dinner at 6:30 pm and dinner was quite good. Menu was: – Roti, Matar Paneer, Dum Aloo, Fruit Cream,Papad etc. At around 8:30 pm, we came to our room and got ready to prepare for tomorrow morning. It was very cold and there was no light so we quickly packed up and went to sleep as we were to leave soon.
In a city where there is nothing fix for us like sleeping time, wakeup even our lund and dinner times are not fixed, on the opposite side, we have to keep our life completely disciplined. And we have to follow the same discipline on the entire trek.
When you leave for a trek, the first thing you have to do is leave your comfort zone at your home, unless you leave your comfort zone behind, you cannot enjoy any trek.
Once you are in the lap of nature, you feel peace around you, your body feels very fresh, your heart and mind, and you do not feel so tired, gradually you get used to this routine and come In the next two-three days you become used to it
Our Guest House
Breakfast is ready
A Small Shop Near Guest House
The most important thing on Tarsar Marsar trek is to keep you fit and to protect yourself from getting dehydrate. For this, you have to drink water within a short time and the more you are away from alcohol, the better it is for your health because alcohol absorbs water from your body and dehydrate you. The tour operator from whom I booked my trek, takes all these things very seriously and their entire focus is on the fitness of the trekkers and the safety. The food they give is very nutritious and tasty and they are always Carried a medical kit along with Oxygen cylinder.
Now it’s time to sleep I have arrived in my tent and I have completed my all pending and my sleeping bag is calling me badly.
Good night have a sweet dream !!!!!!
Day 2 – Aru Valley to Lidderwat
2,700 meters – 9.5 km, 6 hours
Today was the second day of my trekking. Today I woke up at 6:00 am and in the wake of completing my day by day schedule I got dark tea. At 7:30 A.M. our group leader checked our B.P , mine was 122/85. After that we ate and the present menu was Boil egg, toast and, milk
The trail was right next to our guest house. The hike at the beginning was a little difficult as the pathway is really steep, however, after about 45 minutes we entered a forest area of pines where the walk became smooth. We came out the forest area after a while to witness the beautiful meadows. Only the initial hike was a little difficult and after that the walk is smooth.
In between, we also sat down in between to have our lunch when it suddenly started to rain. This is when we realized the importance of our ponchos/raincoat! We also crossed a bridge and were greeted by many locals
At around 9:00 AM we were given packed nourishment for the trek and we left for our next base camp – Lidderwat. At around 2:00 pm we arrived at our next base, and it was 9000 feet above ocean level.
While we were strolling on the trek, in transit, we went to some little town where we had kashmiri kahwa , it was so delectable . we paid 30 INR for a cup.
At 4:00, we make some stretch exercise and checked our oxygen level. My oxygen level was 85/105 as it was very fine. After that we had tea and macaroni. After that we had play some nearby games and invest some energy in the encompassing territory. Also, took great photographs,
At 6:10 Pm Hot veggi soup served to us and
At 7:40 we eat … and the present menu was Dal, Rice, brinjal, Roti, Sweet seviyan and Hot Ginger Tea.
Day 3 – Lidderwatt to Shekwas
3,365 meters – 6 km, 5 hours
The following day we woke up to see the dawn and dusk. Truth be told, promptly in the first part of the day it is consistently troublesome during the trek since you need to escape your trekking beds and your camp is welcomed by another mist and freezing.
Brushing your teeth with cold water on the ice and invigorating yourself is an entirely different story. The main thing you can do is trust that the sun can contact your uncovered skin soon. In any case, this is likewise when you get the most brilliant perspectives on record-breaking.
If the morning stats with a splendid hot tea then what to say.
Today, in the morning breakfast we were given butter Rotti, lady finger, milk. At about 9 o’clock, we came out of our tents and got our backpack ready and then folded our tents at 9:30 and we left from Lidder. On the way, we drank the hot kashmiri kahwaa and for a while stared at the blue water of the Lidder river. We do not even know when half an hour has passed.
We resumed our trekking (tarsar marsar trek) and kept capturing every beautiful sight on the way in our mobiles. We went to do as many photos as we could. At about 1:30 pm we came to our next camp site called Shekwas, which is 10400 feet above the ocean level height was on,
Today was Eid,We also congratulated Eid and hugged all the friends present on our team. After a while, all people were given tango orange juice. Everybody put their belongings in the tent and started resting in the sun for a while. After a while, lunch was ready at around 2:45. Today’s lunch was Rice, Daal ,Green Salad, Papad.The food was very tasty and after eating a full of stomach, everyone started feeling lethargic.
Everyone went to sleep in their tents
Shekwas to Jadar Lake
After this, we began to go to another camp called Shekwas. The excursion isn’t troublesome today with the exception of the part where you need to cross the square shapes. There are such huge numbers of rocks and everything you can do is concentrate and bounce starting with one stone then onto the next.
At about 7:10 pm, we began trekking for jadar lake. It was around 45 minutes of trekking. We came to Jadar Lake at around 6:50 PM. It was a little, excellent lake encompassed by mountains. There was harmony all around and the cool wind was blowing, we went through 40 minutes on it and returned to our camp.
On going to the camp, the group head checked the oxygen level and B.P. after that , tea and butter popcorn were given to everybody, which we as a whole ate with delight.
Now was the time to eat great food. They served dinner at 8 o’clock, and menu was Daal, Aaloo – Gobhi , rice, Rotti, Gazar ka Halwa , hot celery water …
Everyone went into their tent at 4 o’clock
We got up at 5:45 AM and after doing our daily work, we enjoyed our Lemon tea. Then after a while, we got breakfast ready. At around 7:11 AM we had finished our breakfast. Today’s breakfast consisted of Milk and Daliya , Besan ka Cheela.
Now it was time to windup everything, till 8:30 we took everything and got out and made our last stop.
The present trek was intense and the entire trek was loaded up with enormous stones. At 11 o’clock we came to Tarsar base camp. The tallness of Tarsar was around 11400 feet. The present climate was freezing and the trek was hard. At 12:30 we had our Lunch and the present menu was there. Daal-Rice, Papad, Chutney, Green Salad.
All the people were very tired, so everyone thought of going to the tent for some time to relax and after 3 hours of good sleep, we went to take the lake to Marsar. This trek was very difficult and dangerous.we reached Marsar Lake at 5:50. Its height was 13100 feet. At 6:60 o’clock we started descending….. The whole trek was a slipper and hard. By 7:30 we came to the camp. Today the weather was very cold and chilly wind was running.Everyone had dinner at 8 o’clock. Today’s dinner was excellent and the menu was there. Daal, Rotti, Rice, Mix Veggie, hot Gulab-Jamun. After eating fabulous food, we went to our own tens.
Day 5 – Tarsar to Tapuksar Lake To Lidderwat
Tarsar to Tapuksar Lake To Lidderwat
Today we woke up at 5:30 in the morning and clicked some of the most beautiful pictures of the sunrise. Today the weather was extremely cold because of the chill wind; so put an extra layer of thermals. Today we all had a cold and cough. And because of the high altitude, everyone was suffering from respiratory problems and some of our friends could not even sleep at night and had mild headaches.
At 7 o’clock one of our friends suddenly began to have severe pain in his back . He felt pain and could not even walk. And he started vomiting. We called our trek leader and told him about his condition. He gave him first aid but to no avail. Eventually, the Trek Leader decided to send him to Aru. We sent him to Aru and the pony, a group member and 2 of his friends.
At 8 o’clock we have a delicious breakfast of omelet, milk, daliya, poha and pack our aaloo parathas, the chutney of our trip. At 8:50, we set off for Tapuksar Lake, and at 10:00 am, we arrived at Tapuksar Lake at an altitude of 4,500 feet [12400 m]. Where we spent 30 minutes and at 10:30 we started down to Lidderwat.
We arrived in Lidderwat around 6.00 pm. The whole trip was full of big stones; many small streams of water came their way. Everyone was tired. After some refreshment, everyone enjoyed the Tango orange juice. About 5 o’clock, our trek leader calls us to a closing ceremony. There we were given tea and Sprouts and later a certificate of completion. All friends also shared their ideas and shared what they learned on the trip.
While we were drinking coffee in Shekhawas, one of our friends wanted to eat chicken. We asked the pony owner to arrange a Cock for us. Somehow he arranges a healthy Cock but for that we have to pay 500/-.
Dinner was ready at 8 p.m. Today’s menu includes chicken Curry, rice, Daal, aulo ki sabji and aaloo ka halwa.
9:00 Pm we went to our tent
Tent is Ready
Day 6 - Lidderwat To Aru
Tarsar to Tapuksar Lake To Lidderwat
Whenever we finish a tour, that moment is the most awkward. Today was also the last day of our trek, we all got mixed up with each other with this type as if we have known each other for many years.
Today we got up at 5:30 AM and after doing our routine work, we started packing ourselves. Everyone looked very sad. Everyone was sad to leave their friends. Everybody was taking whatsapp number, Instagram iD and email of each other.
At 7:00 AM we had breakfast. Today’s breakfast was chola – puri, and tea. At 7:30 AM we came out of our tent and we thanked to our kitchen staff and others for their wonderful service, all of us contribute 7000 rupees and gave it to the head cook. All the people had become very emotional and the kitchen staff along with us also became emotional.
After all this, we left for our base camp Aru. At 11 o’clock we came to ARU. We had a friend’s guest book for us.
We left for Srinagar by 11:30 AM by car. The car owner took 2400 rupees from us and we were 5 friends,
This was the story of my Tarsar Marsar trek. If you want to get information related to this trek, then you can comment me, I will try to reply to your comment as soon as possible…
ATM and Mobile Connectivity
For Kashmir, you need a prepaid SIM or pre-paid Kashmiri SIM. Of course, Geo SIMs also work here but it has to be a paid SIM or a pre-paid Kashmir SIM. The last signal on your phone can only be detected up to Pahalgam, so be sure to call your loved ones in advance.
The last ATM was in Pahalgam. Or withdraw your money from Srinagar as you will get more ATM options.
Typical Cost (Tarsar Marasar Trek)
Srinagar to Aru Valley
Per taxi costs about INR 2,500-2,700. If there are six people in one cab it could easily come down to INR 420/- one side. The travel from Srinagar to Aru Valley and back can be done in INR 1,000/-
Trek Package (Tarsar Marsar Trek)
You can get a number of options for Tarsar Marsar trek and each package varies from one another. The entire package from Aru Valley and back which includes accommodation in Aru Valley, camps during all the days, three times meals every single day, tea, sleeping bags, etc., cost between INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 depending on which company you book with.
Indiahikes - Trekking Organisation
I made this trip( Tarsar Marsar Trek) with Indiahikes and on this trip I paid 12000/-. The trip (Tarsar Marsar Trek) was for 6 days but due to some problem in Kashmir we had to complete the trip quickly and skipped Sundarsar Lake.
Trek costs include your food, tents, and other basic medical care. If you want, you can offload your backpacks. In that you have to pay a certain amount.
The good thing about Indiahikes is that this organization does not compromise with your safety. You must submit your medical certificate on the first day of the trip, which must be signed and stamped by a doctor.
On the trip, your body’s blood pressure and oxygen are checked and if there is a problem, you are asked to wait for a break, and if there is a problem, then your trip may be canceled.
Indiahikes is also known for its delicious food. The food served on the trip is healthy and delicious and the daily menu is also changing.
Whenever you book a trip with Indiahikes, from time to time, emails start coming to you from the organization. Your stamina is also increasing. To get this, you need to download some GPS apps and send a screenshot of your jogging.