Author Archives: Mudasir Ismail

Kishanganga River

Gurez Valley is a hidden gem situated in the northern region of Kashmir. This valley is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and unique lifestyle. It is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, lush green forests, and crystal-clear water streams, making it a perfect destination for nature enthusiasts.   The valley is inhabited by the Dard Shin people, who have their own distinct culture and language. The Dard Shin people are known for their hospitality, and visitors are often welcomed with open arms. The valley is also home to several historical sites, including the Habba Khatoon shrine, which is dedicated to a legendary Kashmiri poetess. The shrine is a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike. Overall, Gurez Valley is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the natural beauty and rich culture of Kashmir. Its unique blend of scenic beauty and cultural heritage makes it a…

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Aru Valley, a renowned trailhead, is a gateway to numerous alpine treks and mountaineering expeditions. Situated 105 km from Srinagar City and 12 km from Pahalgam, Kashmir, it serves as the starting point for long treks such as Tarsar Marsar, Kolahoi Glacier Trek, and Kolahoi Summit expedition. Beyond these, Aru Valley offers a variety of captivating full-day trekking options. While some may pose a challenge to beginners or amateurs, we provide choices catering to all types of trekkers and nature enthusiasts. Explore the diverse landscapes and embark on an adventure tailored to your expertise and preferences. 1. Green Top Escapade: A Day Hike Like No Other! Explore a range of budget accommodations in Aru, setting the stage for a smooth trekking experience. The Green Top adventure unfolds across lush meadows at an elevation of 3400 m, covering a total distance of 16 km. Commence the gradual ascent from Aru to…

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Sonamarg day trek

Nestled 80 km northeast of Srinagar, Sonamarg is the jewel of Kashmir, boasting stunning mountain vistas and a rich history steeped in mountaineering and Silk Route trade. Aptly named the ‘Meadow of Gold,’ it serves as a picturesque transition point between Kashmir and Ladakh. This all-season destination offers a variety of accommodations, from 3-star luxury to budget-friendly options, making it a prime destination for leisure tours in Kashmir. Sonamarg has a legacy as the rock climbing and mountaineering hub of Kashmir, attracting European adventurers from the 1800s to the mid-1900s. Explore the adventure legacy with iconic treks like the Kashmir Great Lakes trek, as well as lesser-known day treks we’ll dive into 2 amazing day treks in this post. Join us as we unravel the beauty and adventure that Sonamarg holds for every traveler and trekking enthusiast. 1. Thajwas Day Hike: Peaks and Glaciers Discover the allure of Thajwas, a…

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Day treks of Kashmir

Discover the Allure of Naranag: A Trending Tourist Village Nestled at the Foothills of Mt. Harmukh (5142 m). From Ancient Dynasties to Modern-Day Adventure, Unraveling the Treasures of a Year-Round Trekking Haven. Dive into the Rich History and Scenic Splendors of Naranag, the Trailhead for Dumail, Marchoi, and the Legendary Gangabal Lakes and Kashmir Great Lakes trek. Your Gateway to Unforgettable Day Treks and Epic Multi-Day Adventures in the Heart of Kashmir’s Majestic Mountains. About Day Treks from Naranag: While the surrounding region boasts a diverse tapestry of alpine lakes, peaks, and rich biodiversity that would take weeks to fully explore, our focus remains on the awe-inspiring day treks available throughout the year. Join us as we provide a glimpse into the basic insights of these short yet exhilarating journeys, offering a taste of the vast adventure that awaits in the diverse landscapes surrounding Naranag. Naranag to Dumail – A…

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Scenic view of Baisaran.

Embarking on a trekking adventure in Kashmir is synonymous with unraveling hidden treasures scattered across its vast expanse. Spanning a significant part of the Western Himalayas, Kashmir gives birth to hundreds of trekking trails, each boasting a unique and diverse nature. From short day treks to immersive multi-day journeys, the region is a haven for explorers seeking a blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and adrenaline-pumping escapades. In this article, we delve into the enchanting world of day treks in Kashmir, unlocking a plethora of options that cater to various preferences. Whether you crave the historical charm of the Shankaracharya Temple Trail, the alpine allure of Aru Valley, or the tranquility of Betaab Valley, this guide promises to provide rich information to help you discover the perfect day trek tailored to your preferences. After reading this article, you’ll be ready to lace up your boots and embark on an awesome…

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Embark on a thrilling journey with the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, delving into the diverse terrains of meadows and rocky ascents. Conquer altitudes from 1600 m to 4200 meters, prioritizing acclimatization for a safe trek. Navigate unpredictable weather and test your endurance over 7-8 days of challenging terrain. Our guide offers key insights into the technical aspects, ensuring you’re well-prepared to conquer the Kashmir Great Lakes with confidence. Unveil the beauty of alpine lakes and majestic peaks in this Himalayan wilderness adventure!  What Makes Kashmir Great Lakes Trek Difficult?        Altitude Variation: The trek covers a wide range of altitudes, starting at around 800 m and reaching altitudes over 4000 m. Rapid altitude gain can lead to altitude-related issues, requiring careful acclimatization. Varied Terrain: Trekkers encounter diverse terrains, including meadows, rocky paths, snow patches, and steep ascents/descents. Navigating through such varied landscapes demands adaptability and technical skill. Unpredictable…

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