Mohandmarg Trek

Mohandmarg is an alpine meadow of Kashmir Himalayas. The meadow gives a panoramic view of Pir Panjal range, Gadsar Range and Mount Kolahoi. The meadow was home to the great Hungarian-born British Explorer, Archeologist and Scholar of Sanskrit Sir Aurel Stein. Sir Aurel Stein first came to Mohand Marg in 1895 where he started his accounts on Rajatarangini, a 12th century CE historical chronicle of the north-western Indian subcontinent.  Sir Aurel Stein had wished to get his burial in the Mohand Marg but left the meadow in 1934 for his work and died in Kabul.
Best time to do Mohandmarg Trek

The best time to do this trek is from May to October. 

How to reach the base camp

After landing in Srinagar, the cab from Cliffhangers India will ferry you to the base camp situated at Anderwan Village.

Safety and Expertise

Mohandmarg Trek is an easy trek. There is no technical climbing or advanced mountaineering involved. it is recommended for all age groups.  

Things to Carry

Backpack  & rain cover, trekking shoes preferably high-ankle one, day pack to carry on-the-trek essentials like a lunch box, water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen, protein bars etc, headlamp/torch, trekking pole, personal medical kit.

Thermals, fleece jacket, down feather jacket, waterproof pants, sun cap, woollen cap: toiletries: sunscreen, lip balm, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, toothbrush & toothpaste, hand towel, sanitary napkins etc.

 

Terms & Conditions:

Please read the below-mentioned policies carefully before finishing your booking with us.

1. Cancellation policy 

  • Cancellation of any expedition/trek/tour must be notified immediately in writing. The cancellation process will be initiated only after receiving a cancellation mail from your end.
  • For any cancellation requested 40 days prior to the first day of any expedition/trek/tour, the full amount will be refunded with 10% of the amount deducted as processing fee.
  • For any cancellation requested between 40 to 30 days prior to the first day of expedition/trek/tour, only 50% of the amount will be refunded without any processing fee deduction. If cancellation is requested 30 days prior to the first day of expedition/trek/tour, there will be no refund.
  • The rates/fees for the trek once decided will remain the same; however, if the group size is trimmed from the client end, the rates/fees may vary.  In case of any untoward situation like a natural disaster, national emergency, terrorist activity, adverse weather conditions or any other unforeseen situations, the refund may or may not be entertained which will solely be upon Cliffhangers to decide. However, there will be no cash refund. The clients will get the voucher which they can redeem anytime for another trek/trip of their own choice organised by Cliffhangers India.     

2. Medical Fitness

  • Please get a recommendation from a registered medical officer/institute; getting a medical certificate is a must before embarking on an expedition/trekking. If you suffer from a severe lung/heart/muscle disorders or any disease that can turn fatal, you are advised not to take any expedition/trekking with us.
  • In case you lack the required fitness, or are suffering from diseases that have the potential of becoming fatal in the mountains/ high altitude, Cliffhangers reserves the right to bar your participation from any expedition/trekking without any refund/compensation.

3. Travel Insurance

  • You are advised to have a travel insurance cover. Our prices/fees don’t cover insurance or any other travel cover. Your travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness, and death medical expenses including any related to pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation including helicopter rescue and air ambulance where applicable and personal liability.

4. Promotional Material

  • Cliffhangers India reserves the right to take photographs/videos of participants and use them for any marketing/promotional activity. Any objection should be sent in writing before the commencement of any expedition/trek with us.

5. Identity Proof

  • Please carry a valid Identity Proof. A valid passport and visa for all the tourists from outside India, and for Indians a valid identity proof preferably Aadhaar Card.

6. Environment Consciousness

  • Please keep the environment cleanliness strictly into consideration. Any behaviour/activity that is averse/harmful to environment conservation is strictly prohibited. You are recommended to avoid carrying any non-biodegradable items during the expedition/trek/tour; in case it’s a medical or other necessity, please dispose of them off properly (dustbins) after the expedition/trek is over.
  • Cutting a tree/plant, killing/injuring any animal, polluting water bodies/glaciers will prompt legal action. Please refrain yourself from harming any plant/animal or water body.

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Day 1

A two-hour drive from Srinagar to Anderwan Village for an overnight stay. Meet highland and nomad people to get an introduction of Mohand Marg and the legacy of Sir Aurel Stein. Here we will interact with the people whose forefathers used to serve Sir Stein in his journeys to Majestic Meadow and will listen to fairy tales of his journeys.

Day 2

After breakfast we start hiking along Brari Pathri and Satwas Stream which originate from glaciers of Malood. After one hour we will get an aerial view of  Sind valley from Jabbad. We take some rest there. After hiking further up to a few hundred meters we will cross Doaba Forests that runs into the majestic Mohand Marg meadow. We will pitch our tents at the same place where Sir Aurel Stein used to stay for years.

Day 3

After breakfast, we will visit Lal Marg, Kannidalau and Malood Pass which leads to the south face of Mighty Mount Harmukh and then we return to Mohand Marg Camp for an overnight stay.

Day 4

We descend back through the same route to Anderwan village and drive back to Srinagar.

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation in tents/ homestays on twin sharing basis.
  • Sleeping bags, Sleeping Mattresses, Toilet Tents & Kitchen Tents.
  • Daily meals (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner).
  • Passes and Permits.
  • Load ferrying.
  • Basic Medical / First Aid Kit.
  • Staff (Trek Leaders, Cooks and Helpers).

Exclusions

  • Expenses of personal nature like Laundry, Phone Calls, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Camera Fee, and Bottled Water etc
  • Travel Insurance and other Emergency Expenses

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