Located in the Northern part of the Indian subcontinent, Kashmir offers one of the most scenic tourist spots across the World. Famous for its beautiful valleys, Kashmir is also home to some of the most exquisite mountains along with a large number of apple orchards which are sure to catch your eyes. Apart from the scenic beauty, the rugged parts of this beautiful paradise offers adventure enthusiasts a chance to get the adrenaline rush they are always on the lookout for.
The top treks in Kashmir allow such thrill seekers to go on a self-exploration journey through nature’s lap across the mountains, as they take in the natural beauty around them. The trekking options are as varied as the landscapes of Kashmir itself. One can find themselves on a tranquil trek around the Dal Lake, or a rugged, fully guided trek across the Himalayas, depending upon their preferences and previous experience. These treks are supplemented amply by exciting adventure activities such as rock climbing, rope climbing, paragliding and lots more.
One of the key scenic beauties of Kashmir just happens to be a large number of beautiful lakes which are spread across the entire state. Some of them are spread across the lustrous green valleys while others are located atop mountains. Whatever their location, each of them is sure to captivate you with their beauty and majestic setting. One of the most popular options among the top treks in Kashmir, the Great lakes tour takes the tourists on a trekking expedition across the different lakes spread across the Kashmir valley and mountains. It is a popular option for beginners as well, as the exertion is relatively moderate to low and can be handled even by first time trekkers easily. The duration of a typical trekking expedition of the lakes extends to about 7 to 10 days.
The Kashmir valley with its lush green meadows and enchanting lakes is in full bloom during the spring and summer. It is a beautiful time to embark on a trek across these green meadows and spend nights under the clear night sky. The Tarsar Marsar Trek aims to achieve exactly that, and provides tourists with an opportunity to enjoy the scenic views from the banks of the twin lakes which are nestled among the lush green meadows and a valley that extends to as far as the eye can see. It is also a very comfortable trek option for beginners which makes it one of the top 5 treks to do this summer in Jammu Kashmir.The trek location is about 5 kilometres from Subdarsar, and is therefore easily accessible. The duration of the trek is about 7 days. The beautiful lakes and the green valley makes it one of the must visit spots in the entire state.
Moving on from the valleys to the foothills of mountains, the Narang Mahlish trek is easily one of the best Himalayan treks for this summer. The trekking expedition takes you to the foothills of the Harmukh Mountain and allows to fully enjoy the beauty of the twin mountain top lakes of Gangabal and Nundkol. The scenic setting provides an ideal views of the lakes and meadows amongst the backdrop of the mountains. During the course of the trek, the trekkers have to go through dense forests of pine, where you can soak in the greenery and the fresh air as you move towards the mountains. The trek is a special one as it allows you to explore the different aspects of Kashmir, letting you travel through pine forests, across green meadows and ultimately to the blue waters of mountaintop lakes. It is therefore a must visit for all tourist who are adventure enthusiasts.
As we move to our next entry on the list, the stakes are even higher, as we take you on a journey to the Kolahoi Glacier, the origin source of the major rivers of Kashmir such as the Jhelum and Lidder. The entire trek closely follows a path across different rivers originating from the glacier and takes you on a journey across beautiful riverbanks, filled with pine forests and guzzling mountain water. From the river banks, the journey gradually shifts to the valleys of the Himalayas which are filled with lush green beauty of Kashmir during the summer time. From the valleys the trek continues up to the glacier itself located atop the Himalayan ranges. The trek itself is quite arduous and should only be attempted by trekkers with previous experience and with suitable physical fitness. Beginners can also attempt the trek after going through the necessary training procedure. The duration of the trek extends to about 5 days, and takes you up to an altitude as high as 12,000 feet above the sea level.
The final entry on our list is a truly spectacular journey that takes you across the high altitude passes of the Himalayas to the peaks of Vishansar and Narang. The journey takes you across the mind boggling views of the Nichnai pass nestled amongst the Himalayas. The views of snow covered mountains and valleys as you trek upwards into the higher echelons of mountaintops is a breathtaking one. On the way, one can also enjoy the beauty of the Krishnasar Lake, among others. Taking trekkers’ upto an altitude of 13000 feet, the journey isn’t for the light hearted. But the 8 days experience is sure to be one that you would never forget.
The beauty of Kashmir is truly unmatched with its scenic valleys and daunting mountains. This is something that makes Kashmir a desired destination among the top trekking destinations in India. Trekking across the different valleys and peaks while enjoying the scenic beauty is something that is always something that soothes your soul and gives you memories to cherish forever.
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