Kashmir “The Paradise on Earth” “The Valley of Sufi`s and Saints” has become one of the most popular tourist destination for both Domestic and Inbound Tourists from 70`s. The Kashmir Valley or Vale of Kashmir is a valley between the Greater Himalayas and the Pir Panjal Range.It was formed by the draining of the huge Karewa lake during a period of tectonic uplift. The Mughal Emperor Jahangir (1569–1627) called the Kashmir Valley a "paradise on earth". It is now in the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Kashmir Valley is surrounded by some of the highest mountain ranges in the world. The valley itself is green and thickly populated. The people of this Valley are highly evolved and have therefore dominated the history and culture of the state. This state has been blessed with amazing natural beauty. People who come here are amazed to see the abundance of attractive natural landscape all around them.Kashmir valley holds a wealth of tourist spots, pilgrim destinations and offer loads of adventure activities to choose from.Kashmir is filled with excellent sites and an intriguing historical past that seems to define its unique culture and influences.
Kashmir is a throughout year destination and you can witness four seasons. i.e., spring (March-early May), summers (early May-late August) autumn (September-November) winter (December till Feb)
Kashmir Trekking Tours
The natural trails of Kashmir Valley makes this region an ideal trekker's paradise thus boosting the state revenue and tourism worth. Almost all trekking expeditions in Kashmir begin from the base camps in Srinagar, and move on to the rest of the region and surrounding valleys.
The Himalayan peaks offer excellent altitudes for high level trekking tours dressed with intriguing sights and numerous off-the-beaten tracks not known to all, except the experts. Well marked trailing routes traversing through the valleys of Kashmir also allow for novice trekkers to enjoy the delights that this valley as to offer.
It offers adventure seekers and nature lovers with the opportunity to explore the unique aspects of the towering Himalayas soaked in pure exotic delight and naturally blessed scenic landscapes.
Trekking in Kashmir is one of those adventure sports to get indulged in and not to be missed for anything. This is the only activity in Kashmir that allows you to enter the unexplored parts of this exotic land throwing you with an abundant platter of picturesque and awe inspiring sights as never seen anywhere.
The popular trekking base camps are situated at various accessible points in Jammu & Kashmir. Srinagar serves as the base camp for treks to the stunning blue-hazed Zabarwan and Shankaracharya Mountain ranges while Pahalgam situated within the Lidder Valley serves as the ideal base camp for trekking tours to Aru, Lidderwat and the ice-laden Tulian lake and Tarsar lake.
Gulmarg is a base camp for treks to Alpather Lake that nestles in a depression covered by the shadows of the majestic Apharwat Mountains; the high altitude lakes of Gangaba and Vishansar, including the stunning Thajiwas Glacier while Sonamarg situated in Sindh Valley acts as a base for treks into its surrounding mountains.
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