Tarsar Marsar Trek: Complete guide


Tarsar (12450 ft.) and Marsar (13,000ft.) are two lakes high up in the mountains that tourists visit during this trek. These two lakes, Gadsar Lake & Sundersar Lake, will make Tarsar Marsar Trek an unforgettable experience.


Tarsar Marsar Trek is a trek that takes you on a run through the lushest meadows, dotted with wildflowers. You will meet a variety of cheerful people, see a river cross an ice mass and marvel at the beauty of the lakes hidden within rugged mountains.


Tarsar Marsar: Best Time

From April through September is the most popular time to do the Tarsar Marsar Trek. The Tarsar Marsar trek is a straight-forward one, and the landscape is more green. It’s a great time to trek to Tarsar Marsar in March.


You can also try Brahmatal Trek which is one of the best trek of Himalayan, which is located in uttarakhand.


The perfect time to go on the Tarsar Marsar Trek is August and September. The area’s natural depression is not affected by rain, so it doesn’t get much rain during these monsoon months. However, the surrounding environment is clear and tourist-friendly.


Weather and Temperature

This is the most pleasant time to travel. When it is sunny, the daytime temperature can reach 15-18 degrees. The temperature can drop to four to five degrees in rainy, cloudy or stormy conditions. Even though the temperature drops to 1-3 degrees at night, it is still quite warm.


Marsar weather begins to change from September Tarsar. Nighttime temperatures fluctuate between -3 and -5 degrees.


Tips for Tarsar Marsar Trek

  • Tarsar Marsar Trek is 47.6km long, starting at the bottom camp. Acute altitude sickness (AMS) is a common problem for beginners and people at high risk.


  • Be aware of your body, carry medicines and check oxygen levels. Drink water, take medication, and then rest for hours if you feel restless.


  • Tarsar Marsar can be a monsoon trek so make sure you have a raincoat and some plastic luggage.


  • Pahalgam is home to the last ATM. However, it’s not the best ATM as it sometimes runs out of cash. You should always take cash out at Srinagar, or any other place.
  • Mobile service is available until Pahalgam. The postpaid SIM does not add Kashmir. This trek requires a postpaid SIM.


  • The electricity is not available until the bottom camp at Aru. You should always have a torch and a few extra batteries.


  • You should always carry both the original and the replica of your government-issued identification card. Any of the following will suffice: Aadhar card or passport; pan card.


How to get to the basecamp

You can start your journey by reaching Srinagar.


To Srinagar

Srinagar has excellent connections to other parts of India via train and airways.


By air

Many airlines fly to Srinagar’s Sheikh-Ul-Alam Airport. Srinagar is connected by air to underground cities such as New Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore, Kolkata and Bombay.


By Train

Jammu is the nearest railway station to Srinagar. Jammu has good connections to all major Indian junction stations.


Trek Issue Level

  • For beginners, the most difficult part of the descent is the one that takes you from Sunderser lake to Marsar lake.


  • If you are not an experienced trekker but are still enthusiastic about the idea of this trip, prepare mentally and physically for at least two months.


Is this trek considered safe?

The trail is located in a remote part of Kashmir and therefore completely safe. There are no chances of agitation or skirmishes.


Only when you travel from Srinagar, Aru, or arrive at Srinagar via road are you able to contact civilization.


Don’t panic if there is unrest or an abrupt curfew. 

Preventive measures can help you avoid dangerous situations like:


  • Keep to the tourist areas. Don’t try to discover unknown areas or downtown by yourself.
  • Make sure to get all details in writing before you book any private transportation.
  • Keep calm and sophisticated with native information, and stay aware of what’s going on around you.
  • Tarsar Marsar Lake Trek is managed by experienced trek guides with a sound knowledge of the region and other local circumstances. They are trained to deal with emergency medical situations.