Trekking in Pahalgam

Jitendra Pahalgam

Pahalgam is a city in a district called Anantnag in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. It is situated at an approximate distance of 96 km from Srinagar. Pahalgam is also popularly known as Lidder Valley. Pahalgam has been considered as one of the most attractive hill resorts in Kashmir. Tourists get mesmerized with the beauty of this serene town. Since it is a famous tourist spot, it has several attractive sightseeing places like Amarnath yatra, Sheshnag lake, Panchtarni, Tarsar lake, Aru and much more.

Trekking in PahalgamIn addition to these attractive sightseeing spots, the town also has facilities for people who like to engage themselves in recreational activities like horse riding, golf, fishing and trekking. Tourists who like adventure will definitely love this place. There are several routes that are ideal for mountai neering and trekking in Pahalgam. There are numerous treks and hikes in Pahalgam. One can walk on the pine virgin forest and by water streams which is an adventure by itself.

One of the famous trekking routes is towards the Kolahoi glacier via Aru. And also on the way to Amarnath cave up till Sonamarg can be trekked. The equipments required for camping are very easily available in Pahalgam. Another popular trekking route is from Sonamarg to Pahalgam and also routes towards Chandanwari and Sheshnag lake can be used for treks. Pahalgam is the base camp for several excursions and expeditions like Kolahari glacier, Sonamarg, Amarnath cave, Sheshnag and much more.

Although there are several routes for trekking, the most preferable route is the one to Kolahoi glacier. Tourists most often travel via this route while trekking. One should carry the camping equipments and tent along, as there are hardly any hotels. On the first day of trekking the route is from Pahalgam to Aru which is a village on the banks of a river known as Lidder. On the second day it is the Lidderwat. Third day includes walking up to the lake and then back to Lidderwat. And on the fourth day you can walk back to Pahalgam.

Thus Pahalgam is an adventurous town and an ideal place to take a break from your busy life. There cannot be a better town than Pahalgam especially if trekking is your utmost priority. The town has several camping sites of almost all kinds. Most youngsters like camping and trekking these days and hence this town has so much to offer to young tourists.

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