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Thajiwas Trekking

Trekking is undoubtedly one of the most famous & much loved adventurous sports among people visiting Jammu & Kashmir for a holiday. The vast ice covered trekking fields make an incredible sight for non-trekkers also. Thajiwas Glacier is one of the prime tourist attractions in Sonamarg in Jammu & Kashmir. This glacier is totally frozen with snow but also provides some glimpses of melted snow during summer that looks quite exquisite.

Thajiwas trekking is hot favorite trekking tour option for adventure lovers. The trek starts from Thajiwas Glacier and move ahead covering Nichnai, Vishnasar to Krishansar Lake and then to Gadsar to Poshpatri and finally to Gangabal Lake.

An important point should be considered before planning for Thajiwas trekking tour. Since this is a hardcore 6 days trekking and night is to be spent in tents so trekkers should first get their routine medical check-up before picking up for this adventurous trek. It could get difficult for a person having diabetic, BP problem, asthma or any other health problem. Moreover some initial training for staying in a tent and living on your own in some hard conditions along with basic initiative health related information should be there with the trekker.

Trekking In Gulmarg

The Thajiwas trekking can be done in 6 days starting with Thajiwas glacier and moving ahead covering Nichnai and then Vishnasar to Krishansar Lake and then to Gadsar to Poshpatri and finally to Gangabal Lake. The day by day trek plan is as follows -

Day 1 - Thajiwas Glacier

The trek starts from Thajiwas Glacier, which is a famous tourist attraction in Sonamarg in Jammu & Kashmir. The first day is dedicated to glacier itself and the nearby areas. Night can be spent in tents or Alpine Huts.

Day 2 – From Thajiwas Glacier to Nichnai

Day two starts with trekkers moving for their next destination – the Nichnai which is at a distance of 13 km from Thajiwas Glacier. Trekkers will cross Shokhadari in between reaching to Nichnai. The night is spent in the tents.

Day 3 – From Nichnai to Vishnasar to Krishansar Lake

On day third, the trekking will cover Nichnai to Vishnasar and ending to Krishansar Lake. This distance though will be of 15 km total and will take a walk of, on an average, 6 to 7 hours. The night is again spent at tents.

Day 4 – From Krishansar to Gadsar

The day 4th will start by leaving from Krishansar to move ahead towards Gadsar. This entire trekking will be of approximately 16 km in distance, by walk. The average distance in hours will count up to 6-7 hours. The trekkers will reach Gadsar after late noon and the day will be there at Gadsar while night will be in tents.

Day 5 – From Gadsar to Poshpatri

From Gadsar, one can further move towards Poshpatri, which is also referred to as the Valley of Flowers. The day can be spent enjoying this exquisitely stunning valley filled with exotic flowers while night will be enjoyed in tents with closeness to lap of Mother Nature before making the move to next destination.

Day 6 – From Poshpatri to Gangabal Lake

From Poshpatri, trekkers can start their journey early in the morning to reach to their next destination in the tour which is Gangabal Lake. From this lake, the exciting view of Harmukh can be enjoyed. This is the last destination of the Thajiwas trekking in Jammu & Kashmir and hence the full day can be spent here for rainbow trout fishing at lake or by visiting the infamous Lul Gul Pass to enjoy exotic views of popular Nanga Parbat. The night will be spent in tents.

After enjoying it, one can move back to Sonamarg in the evening or next day and hence the trekking finishes here.

Essentials to be Carried Along

Sun blocks, heavy woolens, sleeping bags or tent equipments, good moisturizer, balms, gloves, rain gear, monkey cap, mosquito repellant balms, dry fruits, walking stick , water proof shoes, some sour & sweet eatable, torch along and personal First Aid kit for emergency medical assistant.


The temperature in the Thajiwas Glacier stays below zero degree in extreme winters and hence it is not preferable to make this trek tour in extreme winters since the conditions will not be favorable for spending nights in open at tents.

Moreover this trekking should be avoided during early spring since rains are there at time and the snow is also melting and hence it gets totally muddy around the area which is not favorable for the trekking purpose.

So the best time to plan this trek and visit is summer time.

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