Pick-Up Time Changed for Kashmir Treks

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Pick-Up Time Changed for Kashmir Treks

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By Swathi Chatrapathy

We have preponed the pick up time for Kashmir treks. Now, the pickup time for all three Kashmir treks — Kashmir Great Lakes, Tarsar Marsar and Nafran Valley — is at 8 am.

We did this for one main reason. The Amarnath Yatra this year is incredibly crowded. “The roads are jam-packed with tourists and pilgrim vehicles. If we start by 2 pm, which was our earlier pickup time, trekkers reach the basecamps after 10 pm. This hampers their trek experience terribly,” says Nandana Kamasani, head of the Experience Coordinators team at Indiahikes.

“This is why we have shifted to an earlier time as 8 am, so that trekkers reach the base camp by lunchtime and have enough time to rest and trek comfortably the next day,” she adds.

This means that trekkers will have to reach Srinagar a day earlier. So if you’re planning any of the Kashmir treks, plan your travel accordingly.

(In case you have already booked your travel, your Experience Coordinator will get back to you with a plan of action so as to not hamper your travel plan. Keep an eye on your email and Whatsapp group)

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

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Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers. A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content. Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.