Trekking in Jammu and Kashmir: Adventure and Voyage
Encompassing the challenging terrains of Jammu and Kashmir, trekking gets adventurous, pumped-up and of course, larger than life in Northern India. Trekking in Jammu and Kashmir is famous at Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam and Ladakh. Unwavering through the sprawling valleys, dotted with vast meadows and fragrant orchards, Jammu Kashmir treks have their own crowd-pulling factor.
The journey also entails crossing through ancient monasteries and remote villages, especially in Zanskar and Ladakh, which also create the ambience for pilgrimage journeys. Along with being adventure, trekking can also let one experience the influence of Tibetan Buddhism and explore the ancient gateways to silk-routes.
Main Trekking Attractions in Jammu and Kashmir
Popularly called as the ?Land of Passes?, trekking in Ladakh is a spectacular experience in itself. After all, bounded by Karakoram and Greater Himalaya, it endows a unique and diverse landscape. Be it the famous lakes, abundant wildlife, streams, fresh water springs, pasturelands, wetlands, and nomads?every trek is going to be phenomenally different. Few famous treks in Ladakh include Markha Valley Trek, Phyang to Hunder Trek, Lamayuru to Hemis Monastry Trek and Spituk to Matho Trek.
The Kolohia Glacier Trek is one of the most famous treks in Pahalgam. Crossing through Aru, it also crosses through Amarnath cave and even up to Sonamarg. One can also hire ponies and camping equipments. It also serves as the base camp for other expeditions such as Amarnath Yatra, Sonasar, Sheeshnag and Harwag.
Fondly called as the ?Meadow of Gold?, it is definitely a trekker?s heaven. Frozen lakes, green meadows as well as adventurous routes, it all makes the journey quite spectacular. Crossing the Sindh Valley is an experience in its own. The other activities in Sonamarg include angling, tout fishing, white water rafting, paragliding and pony riding. The famous treks in Sonamarg include Gangabal Trek, Mini Marg, Naranag Ruins, Zojila Pass, Baltal Valley and Thajiwas Glacier.
Located in the northern Pir Panjal Ranges, trekking in Gulmarg has its own charm. The three important trekking routes in Gulmarg include Apharwat, Khilanmarg and Alpather Lake. One can also have mesmerizing views of the Nanga Parbat Mountain, adding on to the thrilling experience.
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