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Trekking in Kashmir valley of India is one of the best adventure tourism options in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Trekking in Kashmir

Peak Season for Trekking in Kashmir: Before Monsoons
Trekking Destinations in Kashmir: Amarnath, Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam

Trekking in Kashmir Trekking in Kashmir is one of the highlights of tourism in the Kashmir valley. Some of the popular and famous routes for trekking in Kashmir valley of India are:

Amarnath Yatra
One of the most popular and most famous destinations of trekking tourism in Kashmir is the trek to the holy cave of Amarnath. This trek is popular not only amongst the pilgrims, but also amongst those interested in trekking. The trek to Amarnath is completed in stages. The first stage is up to Chandanwadi, the second up to Sheshnag and the third over the Mahagunas Pass to Panchtami.

Gulmarg offers some exciting treks to the tourists, especially in the northern Pir Panjal Range. Some of the popular treks from Gulmarg are:
  • Gulmarg - Alpather Lake, 13 km from Gulmarg
  • Gulmarg - Ferozepur Nala - Danwas - Tejjan - Samaidan
  • Gulmarg - Tosamaidan

The hill station of Sonamarg offers the trekking options to several mountain lakes namely Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal. Apart from this the other trekking options from Sonamarg in Kashmir Valley are:
  • Sonamarg - Amarnath
  • Sonamarg - Pahalgam
  • Sonamarg - Thajiwas Glacier
  • Sonamarg - Nichinai pass - Gangabal Lake