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Trekking in Kashmir

Kashmir trekking:The Kashmir valley is a lush green bowl 129 km long and 40 km wide  surrounded by majestic mountains. In the southwest, the Pir Panjal rises  at places to 5,000 meters. In the northeast, the valley is flanked by  the Pangi range, the principal summits of which are Harmukh and Mahadeo.  Both are close to the capital city of Srinagar. To the north is the  majestic Ladakh range and the Lidder Valley, protected by the Kolahoi  massif.Kashmir boasts an unlimited variety of unspoiled natural beauty.  There are lakes, rivers, high altitude meadows, fruit orchards and snowy  peaks. There are also man-made attractions such as villages, shrines  and mosques; many of which are built in the unique Kashmiri  architectural style. Modern infrastructure has made Kashmir a lot more  accessible and enjoyable than in the past. There are good quality  hotels, houseboats, air links, bus services and golf courses. Although  you can participate in trout fishing, heli-skiing, water sports and  mountaineering, trekking remains the most popular way of exploring and  enjoying Kashmir.

Hiking in Kashmir

combines nature and the local culture. As the  trekker climbs higher, both the landscape and the people change. Fruit  orchards and paddy fields are replaced by alpine meadow carpeted with  wildflowers. The poplar and the majestic chinar trees give way to fir,  pine and oak. The simple villagers of the plains are replaced by migrant  families of Gujjars: herdsmen who cross the high mountain passes with  their cattle in search of greener pastures, living in primitive stone  huts that often date back centuries.The main areas of attraction for the trekker in Kashmir are the  Lidder and Sind valleys, which support a number of high altitude  meadows, or “margs” as they are locally known. The townships of Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahalgam are the main trekking heads for short and long treks. The Famous Alpine Great Lakes Trek which Starts from Sonamarg to Naranag. And other Beautiful Alpine Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek starts from Aru Pahalgam to Sumbal Sonamarg Srinagar is the nodal point for trips and excursions to the smaller  hill townships. The city is well connected to the rest of the India by  air and road. The capital city’s main attractions are the architecture  of the old town and its twin lakes, Dal and Nagin, around which most of  the city’s life revolves. Accommodation in Srinagar includes hotels,  guesthouses and houseboats to suit all budgets. Of these, houseboats are  the most popular, and are an attraction in themselves.Information about tourist and trekking facilities and approved rates for hotels and houseboats can be obtained by emailing Riyaz Pahktoon (trekking guide) directly. We will arrange equipment, porters, ponies and cooks.  Itineraries and routes are customizable to suit all time-frames and  levels of ability, at your request.Trek Kashmir is a family run company that can take you trekking in Kashmir and show you the best that beautiful Kashmir has to offer.

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