Winter Trek to Marchoi Valley- Kashmir

Witness the breathtaking views of rugged snow-capped mountains, colourful grasslands, trout filled crystal clear streams and hidden jewels of Kashmir

Fri 28 Dec 6:00 AM - Wed 02 Jan 6:00 PM

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OVERVIEW

Starting from the popular hill station Naranag, the trail follows ancient routes taken by the Gujjars, the nomadic shepherds of Kashmir. Every day on the trail, trekkers are treated to breathtaking views of rugged snow-capped mountains, colourful grasslands, and trout filled crystal clear streams.

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The Marchoi Valley trek traverses some of the hidden jewels in the Kashmiri mountainscape the pristine alpine meadows along with pine and silver birch forests. If you are looking for green meadows filled with colourful wild flowers, pristine colour changing water, meandering streams and amazing Himalayan views from high up, then the Marchoi Valley trek is the most highly recommended trek.

 

Grade: Easy/Moderate.

Altitude: between 7000 to 8500 ft.

Designed for Beginners .

 
ITINERARY

Day 1 Drive from Srinagar to Naranag (2128m, 57kms).

 

Expected to assemble at the Naranag village by 6 pm. To reach Naranag, take a shared taxi from the Srinagar Tourist Reception Center at the latest by 2 pm.

Gutsytribe can also arrange for taxis on request at trekker expense to pick from the Srinagar TRC and drop at Naranag. Please let us know during registration if you would like to opt for the pick-up service.

It is a scenic drive from Srinagar to Naranag and has a wonderful mix of grasslands, scattered forests and snow covered mountains.

Overnight stay in homestay.

Meals: (Tea& Snacks, Dinner).

 

Day 2 Trek from Naranag village to Dumail (2 hr)

 

Begin early morning and start towards the Dumail campsite on a Maple and Pine tree-lined route. Enjoy beautiful views of Naranag Valley and the forests en route the campsite.

You would cross Naranag Temple built by Lalitaditya Muktapida during Karkota Dynasty which is also a start point of the trek.

Descend into the Dumail grazing ground through a Silver Birch & Pine forest, it is an easy trail and would take around 2 hours to reach the campsite.

Overnight stay in tents.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Tea& Snacks, Dinner.

 

Day 3 Trek from Dumail to Marchoi Valley via Shingdi(4 hrs)

 

Today's trek will comprise of a forest patch and few ascents to cross over to the Marchoi Valley.

You would be crossing Shingdi which is a grazing ground for shepherds during the summer months of July, August, & September.

It would take around 4 hours to reach Marchoi from Dumail, the trail has a couple of stream crossings with wooden bridges.

Overnight stay in tents.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Tea& Snacks, Dinner.

 

 

Day 4 31st Dec Rest day.

 

Today you get to relax by the valley, explore surrounding meadows, soak in the magnificent mountainscape, uncover a few local legends about the lakes, share travel stories, meditate, exercise your photography skills and do anything that soothes your soul (without disturbing others trekkers/nature)

 

Overnight stay in tents.

 

Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Tea & Snacks, Dinner.

 

 

Day - 5 Jan 1st Trek from Marchoi to Naranag (5 hrs)

 

On the final day, we trek back on the same trail to Naranag past a tree line, some grassy lands and towards the pine forest cover. Follow the forest line for about 5 hours and descend into the Naranag village.

 

For people opting homestay at Naranag at an additional cost, you will be provided lunch on arrival, Once you are refreshed you could explore the Naranag Temple built by Lalitaditya Muktapida during Karkota Dynasty till evening.

 

Day-6 Sightseeing and return to Bangalore. Its optional if you want to extend, we can help you with local sightseeing recommendations.

 

Per Ticket:

11,500/Person

 

Trek Inclusions:

Accommodation in dome tent (2/3 per tent).

Meals mentioned in the itinerary on a fixed menu/ buffet basis.

Naranag homestay on Day 1.

Camping Equipment: Tents, Sleeping bags, mats..

All charges for guides, cook, helpers, horses and permits.

 

Cost Exclusions:

Airfares, airport taxes and anything not mentioned in the inclusions and itinerary.

Transport cost from Airport to Naranag and from Naranag to Srinagar.

Naranag homestay on day 5.

Meals, tea, coffee, mineral water, tips, transfers not mentioned in the itinerary.

Doctor, telephone, laundry and other personal expenses.

Cost of personal emergency exit or expenses due to external factors such as climatic conditions.

Travel insurance.

Naranag homestay on Day 5 or Srinagar houseboat charges.

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Per Person - ₹ 11500   
Includes 4 days camping, 1 day homestay, 3 meals during trek, porters, Local staff, guide fees, campgear, permissions

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