The Tarsar Marsar Lake trek gives you a most memorable glimpse of the breath-taking beauty of Kashmir. In just 4 days you get to experience its scenic meadows, pristine lakes and beautiful valleys – that are so well known throughout the world.
Pahalgam is a small town in the Ananthnag district of Kashmir located on the banks of the Lidder River. It is a well known tourist destination. Just 10 km from Pahalgam is a place called Aru. The drive to Aru has a beautiful view of the Pahalgam valley covered with pine trees.
Aru, also called mini Switzerland, is a tiny village amidst the Himalayan forests and wildlife. Quite a number of treks begin in this region – the most famous ones being the treks to Tarsar and Marsar lakes, Kolahai glacier, Lidderwat and Katrinag valley.
There are many camping sites at the meadows of Aru through which a small stream runs. If you prefer a more comfortable stay before the start of the Tarsar Marsar trek then there are few cottages and guest houses available as well.
The Tarsar and Marsar lakes are the two most significant lakes of Pulwama District. The Tarsar and Marsar lakes are situated 3km and 5km away, respectively, from the village of Nagberan. These two lakes are also closely associated with the folklore of Kashmir