Tarsar Marsar Trek

7 Days

Embark on a journey through the enchanting landscapes of Kashmir on the Tarsar Marsar trek, a veritable masterpiece of nature’s grandeur. As you tread through the rugged terrain, be prepared to be spellbound by the mesmerizing alpine lakes of Tarsar and Marsar, their deep blue waters reflecting the majestic snow-capped peaks above. Picture yourself camping beside these pristine jewels, with the silence broken only by the gentle lapping of water against the shore—a moment of tranquility found nowhere else.

But the allure doesn’t end there. As you navigate the perimeter of Tarsar and Sundersar lakes, each turn reveals a new facet of their splendor, leaving you awestruck at every vista. And then, just when you think you’ve seen it all, the elusive Marsar lake beckons from its hidden sanctuary, teasing you with glimpses of its beauty through wisps of cloud.

But it’s not just about the lakes. The Tarsar Marsar trek is a passage through the soul of Kashmir itself. From the ancient village of Aru, steeped in history and charm, to the verdant meadows of Lidderwat, where time seems to stand still, every step is a revelation. And as you ascend to the heights of Shekhawas, surrounded by rolling green mountains that stretch as far as the eye can see, you’ll realize that this is more than just a trek—it’s a journey into the heart of paradise itself. So come, let the beauty of Tarsar Marsar leave you breathless, its memory etched in your soul for eternity.


Immerse yourself in Kashmir’s magic on the Tarsar Marsar trek. Hike through breathtaking landscapes, past alpine lakes reflecting snow-capped peaks. Camp beside these tranquil waters and explore hidden gems like Marsar Lake. This trek is more than a journey; it’s a connection with Kashmir’s soul. The Tarsar Marsar trek is not just about reaching the destination; it’s about savoring the journey. Embrace the physical challenge, revel in the breathtaking scenery, and connect with the raw beauty of Kashmir. This trek is an unforgettable experience for any nature enthusiast seeking a moderate yet rewarding adventure.

Trek Schedule:

21st August – 27th 2024

Trek Fees:
INR 19,700/- + GST (at actual) (Ex- Srinagar)

(Special price INR 19,700 inclusive GST if you book before 30th June 2023)

Age group: 14 to 60 yrs

1. Age relaxation applicable based only on physical fitness
2. Prior trekking experience is must. If not, you should be able to trek in outdoors with at least 4-5 kg backpack for about 6-7 hrs.
3. Please follow Giripremi’s training module for better results – Training Module

Register yourself
by paying booking amount Rs. 10,000
(Non-Refundable Rs. 5,000)

Trek Highlights:
  1. High Altitude Tarns: Tarsar Marsar
  2. Garden Ridges of Shekwas, Jagmargi Grasslands, and Walks around Pristine Lakes
  3. Attain highest altitude of 4000+ meters

Cancellation Policy:

  1. If cancellation is made one month or more prior to the trek, we will refund 100% of the paid amount excluding (non-refundable amount)
  2. If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days prior to the trek, we will refund 50% of the paid amount (non-refundable amount)
  3. If the cancellation is made within 15 days prior to the trek, there will be no refund

If the trek gets cancelled due to any natural calamities like Uttarakhand floods, Nepal Earthquake, Covid-19 pandemic, we will refund the trek fees deducting actual expenses incurred depending on the stage of the trek.

Covid-19 Regulations: There is not prior requirement as of now.


On Day 1, drive from Srinagar to Aru, a 3-hour journey covering 100 km. Enjoy picturesque views along the Bijbehra route, passing through rural Kashmir scenery with apple orchards and walnut trees. Upon reaching Pahalgam, take a shared vehicle to Aru, just 12 km away. Arrive in Aru around 1 pm, where Giripremi trekkers will stay at the campsite.
Reporting : TRC (Tourist Reception Centre), Near Dal Lake

On Day 2, embark on a 6-hour trek from Aru to Lidderwat, spanning 10 km with a gradual ascent. Experience picturesque views of the valley dotted with tiny houses and catch a glimpse of Kashmir's meadows. Follow the trail along the Lidder River, passing through fir trees, Gujjar settlements like Nandkei, and open grasslands. Admire the clear streams and wooden bridges along the way. Arrive at Lidderwat's lush meadows, we camp here and enjoy the beautiful grasslands.

Trek from Lidderwat to Shekwas, 5 hours, 5.6 km, altitude gain: 9,120 ft to 11,035 ft, moderate difficulty. Enjoy crossing streams, meadows, and valleys. Sunset at Shekwas campsite is breathtaking. Trail climbs past pine forests, river crossings, and Gujjar huts. Shekwas, a picturesque camping ground, offers a refreshing break.

Trek from Shekwas to Tarsar, 4 hours, 5 km, altitude gain: 11,035 ft to 12,435 ft, moderate difficulty. Trail winds through grasslands, ascending towards a ridge with breathtaking views. After two hours, catch a narrow glimpse of Tarsar Lake, enticing you to its shores. Cross the stream and find ample camping spots on the grassy glades by the lake. Consider a side trip to Marsar Point or Tabaksar for panoramic views.

Trek from Tarsar to Sundersar via Tarsar Pass, 5 hours, 5 km, altitude gain: 12,435 ft to 12,945 ft via 13,140 ft, moderate difficulty. Experience Jagmargi Plains with knee-deep streams and picturesque landscapes. Enjoy unique perspectives of moon-shaped Sundersar Lake during sunrise and sunset. Descend from Tarsar Pass to lush meadows and grassy valleys, saving time on the trek. Witness serene scenes of sheep grazing and horses roaming freely amidst nature's beauty.

Trek from Sundersar to Homwas via Marsar, 7 hours, 9 km, altitude gain/loss: 12,945 ft to 11,300 ft via 13,165 ft, moderate difficulty. Choose between two passes to reach Marsar, with a quicker boulder-laden trail on the left. Enjoy panoramic views of Marsar Lake surrounded by snow-lined cliffs. Descend to Homwas, hopping over brooks and embracing the gentle terrain.

Trek from Homwas to Aru, 6 hours, 13 km, altitude loss: 11,300 ft to 7,960 ft, easy difficulty. Enjoy the sunrise and changing mountain colors as you descend towards Aru. Revisit stunning views missed at the start of the trek, including the Kolahoi glacier and pine forests of Lidderwat. After a rest at Lidderwat, continue to Aru for about 4 hours, stopping for lunch enroute. Arrive in Aru by 4 pm, where vehicles will be arranged for the journey back to Srinagar, reaching by 7-8 pm.
Drop off : TRC (Tourist Reception Centre), Near Dal Lake

Tentative time to reach Srinagar - 7.30 PM (Plan your travel accordingly)
** Suggestion: Stay at Srinagar on Day 8 will ease your travel plan and avoid unnecessary hassle.

Trek Cost: Rs. 19,700 + GST (at actual)

Cost Includes

  • 1. Travel arrangements from Srinagar to Srinagar in jeep / bus
  • 2. Accommodation in comfortable tents on sharing basis while on trek
  • 3. Sleeping bags, Sleeping Mattresses , toilet tents & kitchen tent, Dining tent and cutlery.
  • 4. A variety of wholesome hygienic vegetarian meals
  • 5. Services of cook, kitchen helpers with the entire necessary kitchen items, utensils etc.
  • 6. Qualified and experienced high altitude guide
  • 7. High altitude porters
  • 8. Insurance of technical staff and camp staff (Members to obtain their own insurance).
  • 9. First aid kit with oxygen cylinders
  • 10. GAF's Qualified Mountaineer will accompany throughout the trek **(Provided the batch size is more than 10)

Cost Excludes

  • 1. Any accidental and emergency evacuation charges based on the point of the trek where you are
  • 2. Porter charges / Bag off-loading charges - Around INR 300-400 per bag per day
  • 3. Beverages or drinks of any sort, including soft drinks, drinks or bottled / mineral water
  • 4. Personal climbing gear or equipment, not mentioned above
  • 5. Any other services not specifically mentioned in the service inclusions
  • 6. Extra luggage drop off charges at Srinagar (if any)
  • 7. Trek Insurance - COMPULSORY (INR 300-400). We will assist you for this process.
  • 8. Single Tent Accommodation - INR 2,000
  • 9. GST as applicable (Current rate 5%)

Registration Process –

Step 1>> Fill the online registration form here – Enrollment Form

Step 2>> Booking Amount
Register yourself by paying booking amount Rs. 10,000 (Non Refundable Rs 5000 + Refundable Rs. 5000)

Step 3>> GAF Medical Form
Print and submit the Medical declaration Form Download

Step 4>> GAF Indemnity Bond
FOR ADULTS – Print and submit the notarized indemnity bond on INR 500 stamp paper Download
FOR MINORS – Print and submit the notarized indemnity bond on INR 500 stamp paper Download

Step 5>> Submit scanned copy:

  1. Aadhar Card Scanned Copy
  2. Medical form of local agency Download
  3. Trek insurance copy – Contact us for the process

Step 6>> Balance Payment of your trek (Before 20th July 2024)

Bank Transfer:
Bank Name:  HDFC Bank, FC Road Branch
A/c No. : 50200062745252
IFSC code: HDFC0000103

Google Pay:
G-Pay Number: 8668548653
UPI: 8668548653@okbizaxis
(Please mention participant’s name and activity name in the remarks section)

2 Months Training Module for High Altitude Treks – Download

Acclimatization at high altitude – Download

Suggested Kit list – Download

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Tarsar Marsar Trek
  • 19700
  • Kashmir
  • 13165
  • Moderate
  • Campsite, Tents
  • 14
  • 50