Duration: 4 Days/ 3 Nights

Altitude: 2200M to 3200M 

Pickup: Srinagar

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Duration: 4 Days/ 3 Nights

Pickup: Srinagar

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Altitude: 2200M to 3200M 

Marchoi Trek also known as the Naranag – Dhumail – Marchoi trek is an easy snow trek here in Kashmir. This trek is the only winter trek that is both rewarding and quite scenic. Although popular throughout the year, this trek throws a different landscape when it snows here in Kashmir. The trail becomes a winter wonderland with the canopy of jungle and vast meadows. The trek takes one to the summit of Marchoi Top which makes you witness the best panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and mountain ranges. One sees the breathtaking Harmukh mountain from here as well. 

The trek is a mix of snow bridges, jungle walks, frozen river stream of Wangath. This trek is also very much popular among anglers as you can experience trout fishing here. 

The trek has a historical site of Indian archeology. The ancient temple at Naranag takes you to the fantastic stonework of the past Kashmir.

Marchoi trek is a 4-day trek that starts at Naranag and ends at Naranag. Enjoy your winter this year with this beautiful snow trek in Kashmir. 

Where is Marchoi Valley in Kashmir

Marchoi valley lies towards the Naranag side of Ganderbal District in Kashmir. One reches Marchoi valley only by trek from Naranag. A two hour drive from Srinagar takes one to Naranag. 

 

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Day 1: Drive from Srinagar to Naranag (2 hours drive)

The first day of the Marchoi Trek you will stay at a homestay at Naranag. This is to acclimatize you with the altitude and the weather. You will take a walk in Naranag village in the evening before your dinner.
The homestay is situated overlooking the snow filled pine forest and the Wangath river.

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Day 2: Naranag to Sangri, Marchoi Valley (5 km, 4 hrs)

Second day of the trek is the easiest with a walk in snow for around 3 kilometers uptill the bridge of Dhumail called the Bridge of Love. Here is the confluence of two rivers that make the Wangath river.

The trail is mostly a walk thrugh the meadow with a patch of jungle just before the Dhumail campsite.

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Day 3: Summit day. Summit to Marchoi Top (8KM to and fro

The third day of Marchoi trke is a summit day. On this day you will have to ascend to the top of the marchoi. The grade is moderate and goes via thick jungle and then finishes at the top of the pleatue. Return on the same day to the campsite down at Dhumail.

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Day 4: Trek from Sangri to Naranag and then Drive to Srinagar

This is the last day of the trek. Trek to Naranag and then drive to Srinagar.

Best time to do Marchoi Trek

  • Marchoi trek is both autumn and winter trek in Kashmir. To see autumn colours best months are  mid october to mid december, and best time to do it as snow trek is from mid december to feberuary.

How to reach the Base Camp

  • After landing in Srinagar, the cab from Cliffhangers India will ferry you to the base camp situated near Naranag.

Safety and Expertise

  • There is no technical climbing or advanced mountaineering involved. It is recommended for all age groups.