The Trekking Spots in Jammu & Kashmir

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Blessed with the Himalayan Mountains, Kashmir is the perfect destination for trekking, hiking, mountaineering and mountain biking. For a lot of trekkers across the globe, it is a dream trek for multiple reasons: the challenging terrain, breathtaking backdrop and exciting adventure sports available.  So, what are the popular trekking spots in Kashmir valley for you to consider? When you plan a trekking special Kashmir tour package, you have several treks around each hill station. So, what kind of trekking routes are available near each hill station?

Leh & Ladakh:

This is the iconic destination for the trekkers. Whether you just caught the bug or have been the trekker world for a long time, the treks around Leh and Ladakh have attracted the teams and lone wolves with equal magnetic charm. So, here are some of the finest trekking spots for your consideration.

This is a dream icy terrain. The temperatures are erratic. The infrastructure is insufficient. You need to be at the best of health to pull it off. You can trek in the hills around the Ladakh valley; which includes Zanskar treks, Kargil trek and Nubra valley. This kind of holiday can be an unravelling holiday experience with the touch of local cuisine, skiing and monasteries.


This cute hill station has exciting trekking routes for the trekkers. Some of the basic hiking trains are also present. The glorious mountains, lush green landscape and tall mountains around this hill station offer great view, fun trekking trails and delightful number of choices for all kinds of trekkers. A first timer can also roll up the sleeves and have fun and enjoyable trek.

You can explore the trekking routes in Pir Panjal Mountains; Gulmarg – Khilanmarg – Alpather trek has the most stunning view. Yet, none came closer to the beauty and challenge of Gulmarg - Tosamaidan trek. This 5 say trek is the popular one in the region for a reason. Though, there are several other compelling Kashmir tour packages for trekking, Gulmarg has its own magic with beautiful meadows.


Sonmarg is ideally located to be the base point for several peak treks. The view and experience is simply outstanding. The true beauty lies there to view at the every step of the way. When you are on Kashmir tour package in this region, you can consider any one of the treks: Thajiwas glacier trek or Harmukh peak trek. There are some of the easier treks in the region as well. So, take your pick and select the dream trek.

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Ninad Chaudhari works as a Web UI Designer / Developer with Cox & Kings. Ninad is an ardent photographer and finds the best deals on holiday packages to pursue his passion. He recently explored Kashmir on a tour package from Cox & Kings and his albums are replete with pictures of this tour.

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