Sonmarg

Sonamarg is situated at a distance of 84 km’s from Srinagar, on the Srinagar-Ladakh Road. The route passes through the picturesque town of Ganderbal (21 km’s), Kangan (40 km’s) and Gund of the SindhValley, before reaching the resort. Spectacular views of the Harmukh range dominate the horizon. The drive to Sonamarg is through the SindhValley which presents yet another spectacular facet of countryside in Kashmir. Situated at an altitude of 2730 m, Sonamarg (‘The meadow of gold’) has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The SindhRiver that meanders through the valley abounds with trout. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas glacier, which is a major local attraction during the summer months. Sonamarg is the base of a major trek that passes along several mountain lakes –Vishansar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal. Sonamarg is also the take off station for the drive to Ladakh across the Zojila, a major pass in the GreatHimalayanRange, through which the Srinagar-Leh Road passes.Sonamarg offers many adventurous routes with amazing green water & frozen lakes around and Thajiwas glacier is a one such major tourist attraction in the region. Located 3 km from Sonamarg, it is an ideal spot for enjoying a sledge ride on the snow even in mid-summer. The nearby area is perfect camping site too.There are nearly 16 Climbing peaks in Sonamarg and adjoining areas apart from trekking peaks. The most popular trek is Sonamarg-Vishansar-Gadsar-Krishansar-Satsaran-Gangbal-Naranag-Srinagar, this trek takes around 7-8 days to complete with the most beautiful high altitude lakes to camp around. There are many other trekking routes from Sonamarg to other destinations like Pahalgam.