Tarsar Marsar Trek
It is believed that the Tarsar Marsar trek is named for the combination it is named after two lakes that comprise both the Tarsar along with Marsar.
Marsar Lake, To reach the base camp, you need to start with Delhi through Srinagar and then from Srinagar, you have to go to the valley known as the Aru Valley, which lies just ahead of Pahalgam.
Aru has located about 100 km from Srinagar which means it will take around 3 to 4 hours to travel to Aru Valley from Srinagar. After a trek of 10 km up to the Lidderwat river, you’ll find your first camping spot, The Lidderwat itself. After a night’s stay, you’ll head to Shake Was Campsite.
Shake Was Campsite the next day. The second day’s trek is an ascent that is steep to the most-anticipated Tarsar lake. Then , after camping on the lake, you’ll travel to Sundar Sar lake. Sundar Sar lake via Tarsar Pass.
Following this, you’ll go to another Lake named Marsar lake. You will only get only a glimpse of the lake before you return to the original camping site on the same day.
The most stunning aspect of the trip is the view of both lakes from the peaks at the top of Sundar Sar so you will take in the views throughout the journey.
Bhrigu Lake Trek
To get to Bhrigu Lake you will start from Delhi to Manali in about 16 hours. In Manali, you can begin your journey at Gulaba Base Camp. There is a second base camp, Vashisht where people prefer to go to Bhrigu Lake.
There’s a catch since if you begin from Gulaba your destination is Vashisht while if you begin from Vashisht the endpoint will be Gulaba. Therefore, wherever you start you’ll definitely observe another campsite, too.
The trek starts at Gulaba and goes on to the next campsite, which is Rola Kholi. And then, there is the next campsite, which is Bhrigu Lake.
There is only one option to stay for a while before descending into Pandu Rupa. It is best to take a descent from Bhrigu Lake on the same day, as it could be very cold at night.
From Pandu Rupa, you will reach Vashisht camp, where you will finish the 30 km trek trail.
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
Srinagar city is different from any other city in the country and is stunning in every single moment. The base camp you will start from is at Sonmarg and from there you’ll travel to Nichnai.
It’s a long ascent of about 3-4 hours that traverses vast meadows and forests. When you’re up there, you’ll be able to observe the Thajiwas glacier to the left.
The forest that runs along the trail is awash with Birch trees and their bark is bhojpatra . These forests are only found in high-altitude areas of Kashmir.
After a 10km trek, you’ll reach the Nichnai camp in Kashmir. The mountains are close to the base camp, with stunning views. After your stay at Nichnai camp, you’ll be heading toward Vishnusar Lake along the Nichnai Pass.
The ascent up to the Nichnai Pass would be very steep, and the snow makes it more difficult to climb. The views that it gives stunning views and you’ll head toward Vishnusar Lake.
Vishnusar Lake is an Alpine pond at an elevation that is 12000ft above sea level. melting snow from the mountain is fed by the lake.
After this, you’ll head to the next lake, The Krishna Sar Lake, and finally to Gadsar Pass which provides panoramic views that both Vishnusar as well as Krishnasar lakes.
Burhan Ghati and Chandanahan Lake trek
There are buses that run directly between Chandigarh to Rohru which is the main village of the trek. In Rohru you can hike to Tangnu or hire taxis until there. After about four hours, you’ll arrive at the Dayara Thatch campsite.
After a walk through the white snow patches, you arrive at Chandanahan Lake, which is located at 12000 feet in altitude. On the third day, you will be at Dhunda camp, and be able to summit the highest point of Burhan Ghati the next day.
Dehnasar lake trek
Dehnasar lake is located at an altitude of 4500 feet and the trek to the lake begins in Barot valley in Himachal Pradesh. It is a moderately difficult grade trek that reaches Kullu Valley.
The bulk of this trek is along the forest trail. Many travelers decide to remain for an entire day at the end of the trek before they begin to start the Dehnasar Lake trek. After you have visited the lake, you can end your trek at Kullu Valley.