Tarsar Marsar July 15th Batch Diverted To The Gadsar Pass Trek

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Tarsar Marsar July 15th Batch Diverted To The Gadsar Pass Trek

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By Swathi Chatrapathy


The recent attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir has changed our safety tolerance. We are suspending the Tarsar trek for this week. The trek will be diverted to the Gadsar Pass trek, which falls on the Kashmir Great Lakes route.

The route to the Tarsar base camp, Aru, passes through Anantnag, which is the zone of recent attacks. We do not want to take a chance with our vehicles moving through Anantnag.

Coming to the Gadsar Pass trek, it is no less beautiful than the Tarsar Marsar trek. Trekkers will camp beside Vishnusar and Kishansar, two splendid alpine lakes of Kashmir. See some of the pictures here.

The trek will follow the same route as the Kashmir Great Lakes trek. Except, after reaching the Gadsar pass we will turn around and retrace our trek on the same route. On the return we will camp at two new beautiful spots, Basti and Shekdur. Both campsites are terrific.

The trek itinerary would be like this:​

15 July: Drive from Srinagar to Shitkari

The trekkers who are currently trekking in Kashmir are safe. We have received news from Srinagar that everything is as normal as can be there.

If there is any change in the situation, we will take a call on future Kashmir treks by noon tomorrow.

Below is an audio update from our official podcast Trek Talks with Vishnu Benne. He sums up the current situation in Kashmir and our next plan of action. Do listen and share it further with those trekking with you.

We will keep you posted through emails and updates on our website in case of any changes in schedule.

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Swathi Chatrapathy

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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.