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Short Treks in Kashmir :Gulmarg is 50km east of Srinagar at an altitude of 2,900 meters.  The quiet township is in a large bowl shaped meadow that is covered with  wild flowers in the spring and summer months. It has an 18-hole golf  course (the highest in the world) that hosts a number of prestigious  tournaments every year and offers some interesting challenges.The  town’s main attractions are its walks that run through thick pine  forests rich with bird life.

Short treks in Gulmarg :Gulmarg is also the base for short treks  into the Pir Panjal Mountains. A popular day hike is to Khilanmarg and  Alpathar Lake. Khilanmarg is a lush meadow surrounded by thick pine  forests. five kilometres from Gulmarg at 3,000 meters; Alpathar is a  further 8 km on a pony track. Alpathar is a frozen lake and one of the  most scenic spots in the Pir Panjal range. Another popular short trek is  to Ningel Nallah, a pleasant 8 km walk along brooks and through forests  and meadows. More intrepid trekkers can take the five-day walk to  Tosamaidan. The trek originates at Gulmarg, and branches off from the  Ferozpur Nala and beyond to the hamlets of Danwas, Tejjan, and  Tosamaidan. For short trekking Packages in Kashmir.Trek Kashmir is a family run company that can take you hiking in Kashmir and show you the best that beautiful Kashmir has to offer.

Literally translated, Sonmarg means a ‘meadow of gold’. The most  important township in the fertile Sind valley. Sonmarg is the last major  township on the road to Ladakh. Sonmarg is also the staging point for  some of the most popular Short treks in Kashmir to higher altitudes. A pleasant one-day  excursion from Sonmarg is to the Thajiwas glacier 8km away. Approachable  by a pony over a well-maintained track. The most populartrek  originating from Sonmarg is the Kashmir Great Lake Trek. It covers the lakes  of Gangabal, Vishansar, Kishansar, and goes close to the Harrnukh peak.  The trail first crosses the Nichinai Pass (13,387 ft) and then enters  the alpine valleys that eventually lead to the Gangabal Lake. Vishansar  (Vishnu’s Lake) is at just over 12,000 feet and slightly larger than the  12,500 feet Kishansar (Krishna’s Lake). Gangabal Lake is the highlight  of this trip. Protected by the three peaks of Mount Harrnukh, Gangabal  is 5 miles in circumference and offers the finest trout fishing anywhere  in Kashmir, read more about Kashmir great lakes trek. 

Pahalgam is a township situated on the banks of the Lidder River  at an altitude of 7,000 ft. For the day visitor, the favorite pastime at  Pahalgam is to hire a pony and ride along the Lidder River and the Aru  Stream. There are also a number of trout fishing beats in the Pahalgam  area. But permits have to be obtained in advance from Srinagar.The  resort also offers a number of short day-hikes to the neighboring  mountains and glades. One popular day walk is to Aru (12 km) on a trail  that follows the road almost all the way to Aru. Enroute are spectacular  views looking back down the valley to Pahalgam. Another excellent day  hike is to follow the pony trail to Bhai Saran (7,500 ft), just 5 km  from Pahalgam. The trekker can also continue from Bhai Saran to the  Tuliyan Lake. 12 km further, for an overnight trek, read more about Tarsar Marsar trek.

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