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An ocean of lush green forests, beautiful valleys & mountains, snow-clad glaciers, clear lakes, distinguishing animals, and the soaring Himalayan ranges in Jammu and Kashmir offers a natural environment for outdoor activities and wayfarers. Jammu and Kashmir tourism has emerged as a complete package for adventurous activities like hiking, biking, and trekking in the past decade. Kashmir valley’s trekking trails provide a good chance for photographers, mountaineers, trekkers, and naturalists to explore the diverse and untouched landscape of the Indian subcontinent.
If trekking excites you, you must start your expedition with one of these famous treks in Jammu and Kashmir.
Best Trekking Places in Jammu and Kashmir to Explore
Sonamarg, popularly known as the Meadow of Gold, is highly favored by mountaineers and trekkers who wish to discover alpine forests, snow-peaked glaciers, mountain ranges, lush green meadows, and hidden lakes. It comprises high-altitude treks that encircle mountains and valleys and a few of the mysterious alpine lakes. They include Gangabal twin lakes, Satsar, Nichnai Pass, Vishansar and Krishansar lakes, and Gadsar treks.
Nestled in the arms of the majestic Himalayan ranges, Pahalgam is a soul-satisfying, serene valley in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. Pahalgham’s Aru Village serves as the ideal base camp for the Amarnath Yatris and a starting point for many amazing trekking routes recorded by the Jammu tourism sector. The treks in Pahalgam are not only for adrenaline junkies but also for families and nature lovers seeking leisure walks. Tasar Masar, Sheshnag Lake, Betaab Valley, and Kolahia Glacier are famous trekking routes in Pahalgam.
A perfect abode for the pilgrims, this tiny village of Naranag is hidden between lush green beds of meadows and towering snowy peaks. Yet, it is a visual wonder of alpine forests and lakes flowing below and tiny, clean shepherd huts strewn across the trails. Due to the heavy snowfall it experiences, Naranag is a popular Skiing destination. It is also an ideal base camp for popular trekking trails, including Harmukh peak and Gangabal Lake.
A true garden of Eden on Earth, Gulmarg is home to beautiful meadows of flowers. The place is set amidst the famous and enchanting PirPanjal Himachal Range in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. Gulmarg is a popular skiing destination, a couple’s night outing, and a great place for short trek routes, including the not-to-miss Valley of Flowers trek.
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