Trekking In Kashmir

The ideal trekking months stretch from April to November;no special permits are required,though registration with the nearest tourist office is necessary.The state affords some spectacular contrasts in nature with its alpine pastures,barren wastelands and rugged mountains.Srinagar is a good take off point for trekking in the Kashmir valley or in Zanskar(by road to kargil).In the Ladakh region,Leh is the best point for base camp.Mules and porters charging approximately $ 4 per day can be engaged from the area's nearest tourist office.Guides are also available and there are several specialised agencies in Srinagar and Leh dealing in trekking tours.

The State has a visibly varied terrain and offers spectacular contrasts in nature, with its alpine pastures in Kashmir and barren wastelands & rugged wastelands in Ladakh. Treks can be set for a week or even for a day and the ideal trekking months spread from May to October. Most treks in Kashmir have lakes as their focus and your companions would be the nomadic shepherds (Gujjars). Ladakh offers tougher treks with true rugged Himalayan adventure amid lofty peaks and endless glaciers. Equipment can be hired from the J&K Tourism Hire Shop at Srinagar, while officers at resorts provide guidance to trekkers


Some Popular Treks:

    Sgr-Aharbal-Kungwattan-Mahinag-Kounsarnag (4 Days)
    Pahalgam-Chandarwar-Sheshnag-Amarnath Cave-Sonamarg-Sgr (4 days)
    Pahalgam-Aru-Lidderwat-Kolahoi Glacier-Khemsar-Sonamrg-Sgr (4 days)
    Sonamarg-Vishansar-Gadsar-Krishansar-Satsaran-Naranag-Sgr (7 days)