Tarsar Marsar Trek

Tarsar Marsar Trek


Tarsar Marsar Trek seems to have been created by God himself. The journey starts from Aru Valley which is popularly called as the Jewel of Kashmir, located close to Pahalgam. Throughout the journey you come across various vibrant colors, from flowers, to green grassland, meadows, snowy mountains. The utter wonder panoramic view which includes  majestic glaciers, lush green meadows, the alpine lakes and the Mighty Himalayas.

The ideal time for Tarsar Marsar trek is June- October. The main highlight of this trek is to reach the crystal-clear blue alpine lake tucked away between the mountains, the Tarsar Lake. A scene nothing short of magical is the blue crystalline water that changes color throughout the day depending upon the angle of the sun with different shades of blue. Vibrant flowers that blanket the meadows provide a pop of color to the landscape  with shades of pink, purple and yellow increasing the beauty of the Tarsar lake around.

The landscape is a riot of colors with high hills, emerald green meadows and distant cold glaciers.  The trail leads to the beautiful Marsar Lake, another hidden gem between mountains. The lake is smaller and more secluded than Tarsar lake, offering a tranquil harbor from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The aura of the lake is surrounded by cliffs and green meadows which adds a charm to its seclusion. But when the sun sets and the sky darkens,  they become flaming silhouettes .


Amazing views- You will come across unique and beautiful views of snow tipped mountains, meadows, sparkling alpine lakes and cascading waterfalls. And the best part is exposure to Tarsar and Marsar, the two alpine lakes with a sight to behold among the mountains.

Scenic meadows- In summer months you can see vibrant color wild flowers and scenic meadows as you cross through the trail. The greenery gives a peaceful environment for camping and the views of neighboring valleys.

Rich flora and fauna- This is home to a wide variety of plants, animals which also includes uncommon Himalayan avian species. On the way if you are lucky enough you can see Himalayan Monal.

Cultural immersion- In addition to views, the Tarsar Marsar hike is a way to explore local cultures, interact with people and know their customs and hospitality. Talking to Gujjars communities who are known for their warmth and distinctive way of life, also getting to know their traditional rituals and culture.

Adventure and Solitude- A voyage that blends happiness with seclusion, enabling every trekker to push their own limits and discover a route for tranquility. It is all about breaking all the odds and making a space for the outdoors to get away from daily hustle.

Accessibility- With a moderate level of difficulty, the Tarsar Marsar trek is suitable for beginners as well and also experienced ones. It is very easy to reach the starting point , having all ways of connectivity.

Skiing in Gulmarg

Skiing In Gulmarg


It is widely known as India’s top skiing locations and also for its lofty snow capped mountains, tiny lakes and a variety of flora. Gulmarg Gondola, which is the pinnacle of skiing, is one of the highest cable cars in the world, offering the passengers the breathtaking 360 view of the peak covered with snow. The place offers an unmatched skiing experience due to its quality and consistent powder snow.

The unexplored valleys offer a fragrance in the environment of skiing. It is rated as Asia’s 5th best ski destination and said to be similar to European Alps for its abundant snowfall in the winter with ample fresh powder snow quality. The powder snow is known for its depth and consistency with a soft feel making Skiing in Gulmarg easy for smooth glides and turns. The snow here is dry, light which is perfect for skiing and snowboarding which is spread over an area of 1300 hectares.

You can access different slopes like Kongdoori Slopes, Mary’s Shoulder, Apharwat Slopes through a cable car. The popular months are December and January ensuring powder snow to engage in sports like ice skating, skiing, snowmobile, snowboarding, but January and February are ideal for its deep packed snow.


Long runs- It is home to Asia’s longest ski runs. From beginner to professional, every level can find slopes that suit them, giving them an exhilarating experience with the views of Himalayan scenery. Mary’s shoulder is the famous one which begins at Mount Apharwat spanning around 3 km providing a variety of terrains and vistas. While the Kongdoori-Apharwat is a demanding yet rewarding route which starts along Gulmarg Gondola and descends along the ridge, This stretches to around 5 km long with views of valleys and peaks. 

Powdery snow- Known for its amazing powder snow, called Gulmarg’s Gold. The weather pattern and geological elements of this region make it similar to European Alps, and it receives double the amount of snow. The slopes are coated with thick fluffy light powder snow, making it perfect for skiing and snowboarding because of its depth and consistency. This helps the skiers to glide and take sharp turns.

Gondola ride – Known as one of the highest cable cars in the world, Gulmarg offers 360 views of Himalayan peaks and valleys. It is divided into 2 sections, the first transports travelers to Kongdoori station while the second to upper elevations to Mount Apharwat. As it goes through deep forest, alpine meadows, it gives an unforgettable experience.

Cultural experience- Apart from skiing, get a chance to taste the warm hospitality and rich culture of Kashmir. Walking through the towns, indulging in local cuisines like Dum aloo, Rogan Josh, Nadru curry ( made up of Lotus stems) , Gushtaba, and interacting with the locals who are known for their friendliness,  adds a cultural dimension to the trip. Explore local markets and handicraft shops to get minutely woven pashmina shawls, Kashmiri carpets and dry fruits as well. This place provides people with a deeper connection with people, tradition and cultural heritage of Kashmir that leaves a footprint for a lifetime.

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