Best Time to Visit Tarsar Marsar Trek

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The best time to visit the Tarsar Marsar Trek is between July to mid-September. The snow in the upper reaches recedes, and the valley embraces lush green shades while the vibrant wildflowers cover the meadows during monsoon. 

Tarsar Marsar Trek in Kashmir is a breathtaking alpine lake trek that stands out amongst all the other treks in our country. Its unparalleled beauty and the allure of its glacial lakes attract trekkers from all parts of India. The stunning and unadulterated beauty of Tarsar Marsar Trek is at its peak during the monsoon season.

Except for these three months, the Tarsar Marsar trek remains buried under snow, making it taxing to explore the trek. 

Although it is a peak monsoon season in the rest of the country, Kashmir remains comparatively dry during the monsoon. The valley receives mild afternoon showers, making trekking during the monsoon a comfortable affair, unlike other states, viz. Uttarakhand and Himachal. 

Here is a detailed season-wise guide. Know more about the best time to visit the Tarsar Marsar trek and plan your trip according to your interests and preferences. 

Tarsar Marsar Trek in June 

Tarsar Marsar Trek is a haven for trekkers who love flower-laden valleys. In June, there is an abundance of grasslands where vibrant flowers bloom in pretty shades. 

There will be a colour riot in the valleys of Tarsar Marsar. The Tarsar Marsar trek in June remains accessible, however, the higher campsites are covered in snow. 

Tarsar Marsar Trek in July

Tarsar Marsar trek, stretches across a vast landscape, revealing snow-capped peaks,

July is considered the best time to visit Tarsar Marsar Trek in Kashmir. Kashmir trekking season kicks off during the summer months. The most cherished Kashmir treks, like Kashmir Great Lakes and the new entrant Doodhpathari Toshmaidan Trek, begin in the same season.  

Tarsar Marsar trek season picks up in July and continues till the first week of September.  The snow recedes by now at the campsites, and the trail opens. Trekkers can expect remains of winter snow at higher campsites of Sundarsar if you trek in the first week of July. The valleys of Tarsar Marsar Trek remain laden with flowers blooming in white, pink, lavender, red, pink, and so on. Walking on these meadows is an experience of a lifetime. Expect mild showers in the afternoon in July. 

Tarsar Marsar Trek in August

The trekkers coming on the trek towards July end and August will be greeted by sporadic rainfall. However, the valley and the meadows on the trek embrace dramatic beauty. Tarsar Marsar Trek in August boasts of sprawling wildflowers popping out of freshly misted valleys after the mild showers of July. The forest comes alive, and the scent of wildflowers prevails everywhere.

Tarsar Marsar Trek in September

As September enters, the colors of the valley change. The lush green campsite of Lidderwart embraces the hues of early autumn. Clear blue skies enhance the colour of alpine lakes on the Tarsar Marsar trek. September sees less crowd on the trail compared to the beginning of the season in July. 

Tarsar Marsar Trek in Winter – December to March

Tarsar Marsar trail becomes riskier to access in winter. By December, the trail remains buried in snow. Higher campsites receive heavy snowfall. Therefore, it is wise to avoid trekking in Kashmir during the winter months of December to March. 

Tarsar Marsar Trek Highlights 

Tarsar Marsar Lake trek is located in Ananthang district, and its base camp is a  quaint village of Aru, a few km ahead of Pahalgam. The trek spreads over seven days, including travel to and from the base camp. It is a moderate-level trek, and you cover a total distance of around 48 km in 5 days. 

The Tarsar Marsar trek is truly a remarkable experience that offers unparalleled beauty. It is often said that in Kashmir, you can experience a heavenly encounter, and Tarsar Marsar only adds to this belief. With its vast spread of heavenly campsites and alpine lakes, the trek is a feast for the senses. The verdant valleys, vibrant meadows, and the glistening lakes of Tarsar, Marsar Lake, and Sundersar, all set against the backdrop of the majestic Mt Kolaihoi make this trek an unforgettable experience.

If you love the verdant valleys, vibrant meadows and beauty of glistening lakes, Tarsar Marsar has to be on your bucket list. 

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