In a bid to enhance adventure tourism, Kashmir has recently commenced a series of captivating trekking expeditions. These expeditions encompass renowned alpine trails, including the Tarsar Marsar Trek, Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, Gurez, and Boadpathri. With picturesque landscapes as the backdrop, these Kashmir trekking expeditions offer visitors an unparalleled experience of the region’s natural beauty. The Kashmir Tourism Department has expressed its commitment to ensuring that tourists immerse themselves in exhilarating activities while exploring the region.
As part of their ongoing initiatives, the J&K Tourism Department actively promotes 75 new trekking routes. Furthermore, efforts are underway to bolster aero adventures, providing visitors with a diverse range of options to explore the region.
Here’s everything you need to know about the remarkable treks in Kashmir:
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
Prepare to be awestruck by the breathtaking canvas of the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek. This trek is an absolute must-try at least once in a lifetime. With a duration of six days, it falls under the moderate to difficult category, featuring long trekking days, steep ascents, descents, and no easy exit points.
Situated at an altitude of 13,185 ft, the Gurez Trek entails a 38 km journey on foot. Renowned for its captivating topography, landscape, and weather, this trek is suitable even for beginners. Along the way, you’ll catch sight of the magnificent Habba Khatoon Mountain and the Line of Control (LOC), which separates the villages of India and Pakistan, from a viewpoint above Gurez Valley.
Tarsar Marsar Trek
Considered one of India’s most beautiful treks, the Tarsar Marsar Trek takes you deep into the heart of Kashmir. From the enchanting village of Aru to the rolling green mountains of Shekhawas, the landscape of Tarsar Marsar is so extraordinary that witnessing it firsthand is essential to truly grasp its beauty.
The Boadpathri is an exceptional alpine lake trek in Kashmir. Also, its scenic landscape and vast meadows make it a hidden gem. As you traverse the lush carpets of grass and explore the alpine lakes beneath the majestic peaks of Pir Panjal, you’ll find yourself immersed in breathtaking views. The mere thought of being amidst the meadows is enough to inspire you to embark on this remarkable trek.
By offering these exhilarating trekking experiences, Kashmir aims to captivate adventure enthusiasts and showcase the splendor of its natural wonders. Whether you’re an avid trekker or a beginner seeking new thrills, these Kashmir trekking expeditions promise an unforgettable journey.
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