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Marchoi Trek

Kashmir | 0 | 0

  • 18 KM

  • 4D | 3N

  • Moderate

  • 10,498 ft

  • Age 15-55 Year

Starting from ₹ 10499

₹ 8500per person

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  • Srinagar - Srinagar
  • Trek starts from Naranag
  • Traveling Charges applicable

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Overview

A quick glance to some amazing facts of Marchoi Trek in Kashmir (Heaven On Earth)

  • Marchoi Trek Region- Naranag, Ganderbal district, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
  • Marchoi Trek Altitude- 10,500 feet approx
  • Marchoi Trek Difficulty Level- Easy to Moderate
  • Marchoi Trek Duration- 4 Days
  • Marchoi Trekking Distance- 18 km
  • Temperature- Average day temperatures vary from plus 5 degrees Celsius to plus 10 degrees Celsius and average night temperatures vary from minus 0 degrees Celsius to minus 3 degrees Celsius.
  • Nearest Airport- Srinagar International Airport
  • Last ATM- Srinagar

Marchoi Trek in Kashmir  is the best highlight you can get of winter trekking in Kashmir. Situated nearby to the famous and ancient Naranag Temple ruins, this trek has a trail that meanders beside wangath river, crosses over frozen gully which is glassy with full of icicles, and gives a panoramic view from Marchoi Top of enticing Himalayan mountains including Mt Harmukh, Kotwal Peak, Salnai Valley, Gangabal Valley, Wangath Valley and Marchoi Valley. The trail gets through a patch of jungle too, then opens onto a vast meadow and climbs to Marchoi top locally called Shadimarg Top. The trek is also famous for bird watching and wildlife species amongst photographers.

  • Sip hot Kehwa/tea in the wood & mud houses on the way, and experience the walk on snow, night bonfire, Kashmiri food and the cheerful Team Trekkers Of India warming the experience in snow in Kashmir.
  • This trek is easy to moderate. Our expert guides and trek leaders who are experienced and well versed in winter treks, will take you around with safety and joy.

 

Best time to do Marchoi Trek

  • Marchoi trek is both autumn and winter trek in Kashmir. To see autumn colors best months are  mid October to mid December, and best time to do it as snow trek is from mid December to February.

 

How to reach the Base Camp

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

 

Can Beginners do Marchoi Trek?

Yes it is ideal trek for beginners. There is no technical climbing or advanced mountaineering involved. It is recommended for all age groups.  

Itinerary

  • The first day of the trek is acclimatization day. Assemble at TRC (Tourist Reception Centre Srinagar), a 20 minute drive from the airport, from where a cab arranged by Team Trekkers Of India will ferry you to the base camp at Naranag basecamp.
  • The drive to Naranag basecamp is quite scenic, the view of surrounding mountains and the sindh river beside it makes the drive pleasurable.
  • You will be welcomed at Naranag homestay with your trek leader, enjoy the local tea/kehwa along with some snacks before the dinner. Spend the night in a homestay that overlooks forest mountain.
  • Meals: (Evening Snacks, Dinner)
  • Stay: Homestay
     

  • Start the day after breakfast towards the Sangri camp via dhumail. The trail starts at naranag ancient temple ruins, marvel at the stone cut designs of this ancient temple that has a gushing spring along side it.
  • The trail then goes through meadow and jungle and gives a startling look of mountain peaks all white in snow. The trail runs beside the wangath river. The trail has couple of bridge crossings that look in snow quite other-wordly with the beauty.
  • Overnight stay in tents.
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner

  • Marchoi Top altitude: 3200m
  • Today is the summit day. Leave the camps early morning and start ascending towards Marchoi top. The top gives a panoramic view of enticing Himalayan mountains including Mt Harmukh, Kotwal Peak, Salnai Valley, Gangabal Valley, Wangath Valley and Marchoi Valley. Spend some time at the top, live the moments of the snow covered mountains and valley that look breathtaking in all white. Capture the moments in picture and vidoes to relive in future, hear what legends and myths say about these mountains and lakes that are atop these mountains.
  • Head back to Sangri campsite.
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner

  • This is the last day of the trek. Head back to naranag and then drive to Srinagar.

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Inclusion

  •  An experienced Trek leader who is a certified mountaineer
  •  A supporting staff to help and guide you throughout your trek
  •  Major trekking equipments of the best quality.
  •  Stay Triple Occupancy in Tents
  •  Safety gear
  •  First aid kit
  • Meals on scheduled time (Only Veg)

Exclusion

  •  Any kind of personal expenses
  •  Double Sharing Tent or Separate Tent.
  •  Any food item or other purchases made during the trek
  •  Any food item or other purchases made during the drive
  • Mules or Porters to carry personal luggage and other items on trek

How to Reach

Food During Trek

Tea / Coffee / Juice
Bread Butter-Jam / Sandwich / Omelette / Aloo Paratha / Mix Veg Poha / Porridge / Chole Bhature / Aloo Poori / Mix Veg Vermicelli

 

Please Note: This is a Tentative Menu. Trekkers Of India can change/update the menu without any prior notice! 

  • Roti / Paratha / Sabzi / Vegetable Pulao / Jeera Rice / Daal Makhni
  • Refereshment: Banana / Packed Juice / Biscuit / Chocolate / Dry Fruits

  • Tea/Coffee, Mix Veg Soup
  • Bread Pakoda / Maggie / Veg Pakoda

  • Mattar-Paneer / Rajma-Rice / Roti-Sabzi / Tadka Daal / Aloo-Gobhi / Mix veg Manchurian / Masur Daal
  • Sweets: Gulab-Jamun / Halwa
  • Hot Drink: Bournvita

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Process & Terms & Conditions

For canceling your booking, please send us an e-mail at support@trekkersofindia.com

Do not forget to mention your booking reference number in the same e-mail. Cancellation requests cannot be taken over the phone call or messages.

Advance Amount is Non Refundable 

  • Cancellation made 25 days before the trek- 90% cash refund or Get 100% of the trek fee in a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher.
  • Cancellation made between 24 days and 15 days before the trek- 70% cash refund or Get 80% of the trek fee in a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher.
  • Cancellation made between 14 days and 10 days before the trek- 50% cash refund or Get 70% of the trek fee in a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher.
  • Cancellation made between 9 days and 1 day before the trek– No Refund, 10% Trek Voucher
  • If the Cancellation is made on the Starting day of the trek or there is no Show on the start day of trek, there will be No Refund, No Voucher.
  • Trek Voucher is Issued when Full Amount is Paid to book the trek.
  • No refund is applicable on cancellation if Advance Amount is Paid to Book the Trek/Trip.
  • Refunds will be made within 7-14 working days from the date of cancellation.
  • In case of refund, 3% payment processing charges must be applied.
  • In case of refund, 5% GST is NON REFUNDABLE.
  • If your Booking says ” NON REFUNDABLE “ No Refund or Trek Voucher will be issued.

IMPORTANT: OFFLOADING FEE, RENTAL FEE AND TRAVEL FEE ARE NON REFUNDABLE. TREK VOUCHERS ARE ISSUED ONLY FOR TREK FEE (YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES TRAVEL CHARGES AS WELL WHICH IS NON REFUNDABLE)

 

In the rare event that we cancel a trek, this is the policy we follow:

We almost never cancel our treks. But in case we cancel a trek because of Lockdown, Natural calamities (snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes, bad weather) or unexpected political unrest, terrorism activity, curfews, local riots, or government orders, Trekkers Of India issues a voucher for the full amount of your trek fee paid to us or Alternate Trek will be arranged. You can redeem the Trek Voucher on any of our treks over the next one year or even extend it in case of emergency. NO CASH REFUND would be made.

What If Trekker is on Trek & It is not completed due to natural calamities (snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes, bad weather) or unexpected political unrest, terrorism activity, curfews, local riots, or government orders?

There would be NO REFUND in this case.

Trekker can avail our “Come Back & Trek Again Feature” Let us tell you more about it. (Not applicable on Winter Treks)

TREKKERS OF INDIA “COME BACK & TREK AGAIN” FEATURE

1. As a Trekker, there are times when you have to let go of a Trek in mid of the Trek Journey. You can fall ill or get hit by AMS or at times simply fatigue pulls you down or there may be other reasons as well such as Snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes or unexpected political unrest, bad weather, curfews, local riots, or government orders?. Or if your Trek Leader/Guide sends you back down to base due to a safety or health issue. At Trekkers Of India we feel bad when such things happen and we understand the feelings of Trekker.

But wait! Trekkers Of India will not let you go back with sad face! We have a feature/policy in which you can “COME BACK & TREK AGAIN” that means you can come back & do SAME TREK again. And Hey! you don’t need to pay Trekkers Of India money for the same. Happy now  ?

How to apply for same? Simply email us at support@trekkersofindia.in, Our support team will send you a Refcode (Which is not a Trek Voucher Code). Next year when you are ready to do Same trek again, you can simply mail us at bookings@trekkersofindia.in with Refcode and batch date our team will help you confirming your slot.

IMPORTANT: Offloading Fee, Travel Fee, Rental Fee is not included in this feature.

 

What is a Trekkers Of India Trek Voucher?

Trek Voucher is a credit amount which gets added to you Trekkers Of India account. You can redeem trek voucher by booking any Fixed Departure Trek with Trekkers Of India in future. Every Trek voucher comes with one year validity.

IMPORTANT: Trekkers Of India Trek Vouchers are non transferrable, non refundable to others. Only Trekker who has received it can redeem it. For example, If you have booked for five person you can either avail one Trek voucher of xyz amount or five trek vouchers will be issued on Trekker’s name.

 

How to redeem the Trek Voucher: 

Trekker will receive a Trek Voucher code on mail once you apply for the same.

1. Visit www.trekkersofindia.com
2. Choose Your Trek, Click on Available Dates.
3. Fill your Details
4. You will find Coupon Code option
5. Enter Your Trek Voucher code
6. Redeemed Yayy!

Please Note: This voucher code can redeemed only once for Treks in Uttarakhand, Himachal, Kashmir. Not redeemable for Treks in Maharashtra. And if you have received Voucher for treks in Maharashtra it can be only redeemed for treks in Maharashtra. If you need any support while Using the VOUCHER CODE feel free to Call/Whatsapp your Trek coordinator on +91 9999779236,9999779136. Trekkers Of Maharashtra coordinator is available on +91 8800144436.

Note- NO REFUND ON UNUTILIZED SERVICES OF THE PACKAGES, (IF ANY)

  • Full amount to be paid to confirm booking.
  • Booking confirmations are subject to the availability of accommodation in specified hotels.
  • Cheques not accepted.
  • Payments accepted via UPI, Credit Card, and Net Banking (in case of payment via credit card 3% extra will be charged).
  • Once the payment is completed, inform our team via sharing a screenshot/ copy of the payment confirmation. Make sure the date, time, and UTR number are visible in the copy.
  • If a solo female traveller does not wish to share accommodation an additional cost will be charged.   

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Trekkers Of India reserves the right to alter the day-wise schedule of the tour without any prior information (based on traffic, route restrictions or unforeseen travel-related circumstances). 
  • In case there is an unprecedented surge in transportation or accommodation costs (for instance, a hike in fuel charges), the total cost of the package will also increase.
  • Trekkers Of India will not be responsible for any change in the itinerary due to natural calamities or unforeseen circumstances. Any additional cost incurred for the same will be in addition to the cost borne by the client.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions is not a part of this package. 
  • Images of the sites, city, hotel, etc. are for illustration purposes only. 
  • Additional charges would be applied for the passengers who wish to stay back at the destination or transit.

Things to Carry

Back Pack & Rair Cover 20-30 ltr (If hire a mule of porter)
Walking Stick 1
Water bottle/Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one ltr. each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle ofb one ltr., Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical Kit Consult yur Doctor
Snacks Energy Bar/Dry Fruits

T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non cotton)
Fleece T-shirt 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather/ Hollofil jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (Jacket & pants) 1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower) 1 Pair
Trek Pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Windstopper Pant 1 Pair
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves 1 Pair

  • Sunscreen cream 1 Nos.
    Mosturiser 1 Nos.
    Toillet Paper & wipes 1 Nos.
    Lip balm 1 Nos.
    Hand sanitizer 1 Nos.
    Antibacterial powder 1 Nos.
    Toothbrush and toothpaste 1 Nos.
    Quick dry towel 1 Nos.

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FAQ's

The Marchoi trek is ideal for visitors who want some time off from the hubbub of daily urban life. Nature shows a different side of her beauty on this winter trek along snowy trails. The mighty Himalayas surround the region, with small mountainous streams cutting through the valley. The ruins of the Naranag Temple complex at the trail's starting point rouses a sense of nostalgia for the glorious past of the ancient royal dynasties of India. One leaves behind the quaint villages of the Gujjars as they trek towards Dumail and the Marchoi top. On the way, they can observe the transition of their surroundings - from green rolling meadows to the snow-carpeted valley.

The trekking trail to Marchoi valley is around 16.25 km long, starting from the Naranag Temple to Dumail campsite, visiting the Marchoi Top, and returning to Naranag. This distance can be covered in 4-5 days, according to the pace of the trekker. The trail is well-marked, but one should hire a local guide to navigate the route. The winter trek is best done between the end of November and the middle of February when the snow is thick, especially at the highest point here at 3200 meters. The snow-capped mountain peaks all around and the sprawling valleys, glacial streams, tall pine trees characterize the landscape during this season. They resemble European vistas and are the perfect subject for calendar-worthy photographs. The trekker can observe the changing landscape during winter, altering from temperate vegetation to alpine vegetation along the trekking trail. It is the most beautiful transition as the scenery shifts from green to white in just a few hours of starting the trek. The Marchoi trek is classified as a moderate-level trek. The snow-covered valley and its accompanying trail become quite a bit of a challenge for novice trekkers. So, trekkers should have a prior experience of 2-3 treks. If one is physically and mentally fit, the trek to Marchoi Valley will be the best winter trek experience for them. The Marchoi trek cost is around USD 80 to 120 (INR 6000 to 9000). This may not include the charges of hiring an experienced local guide from Naranag village or Srinagar TRC. The trekkers should pack only the essentials for a short winter trek like the Marchoi valley trek. The usual list of a set of thermal innerwear, polyester t-shirts with full sleeves, joggers or sweatpants, fleece sweaters, cardigans, and padded, down jackets should be able to keep the trekker warm. They can be paired with woolen gloves, woolen caps or balaclavas, and mufflers to prevent the loss of heat from any other part of the body. Spare pairs of quick-to-dry synthetic socks will be necessary for the daytime treks as the snow can seep through them. Hiking boots with a sturdy body, microspikes providing proper grip, and ankle support are an absolute necessity for mountain treks, along with gaiters. Woolen socks can be layered to keep warm at night. A poncho will also be helpful in case of sudden rainfall or snowfall in the mountains. Other necessary accessories are UV-protection sunglasses, sun caps, sunscreen lotion, lip balm, biodegradable soap, moisturizer, hand sanitizer, deodorant, toothbrush, and toothpaste. Women should carry enough sanitary napkins, tampons, or menstrual cups for their menstrual hygiene. Carrying personal medications along with common medicines for cough, cold, stomach ache, allergy reactions, and nausea is essential. A first aid box consisting of bandaids, crepe bandage, ointment, antiseptic liquid, cotton gauze, insect repellent cream, and a pain-relieving spray will help treat minor injuries quickly. Using water-purifying tablets will ensure that the trekker does not fall sick due to the change in the drinking water source. Waterproofing is essential, so water-resistant bags and backpack covers should also be carried. One must keep all their essential documents like identity proofs, passports, and visas safely at all times.

The trail covering the Marchoi trek is around 16.25 km long. It takes about 4-5 nights to complete this trek.

The Marchoi trek cost is approximately USD 80 to 120 (INR 6000 to 9000). This budget depends on the services provided by the trekking company.

Marchio trek is an easy trek. However, in the snow, the walk gets a bit difficult on the day of the summit. This makes the grade of this trek from easy to easy-moderate trek. The trail of this trek is definite and is quite safe. The day of the summit is when you will have to push a bit as it has an ascend of around 700m. This is a full-day trek and you will be able to get down by the evening after starting early morning.

The Marchoi trek lies in a remote location of Kashmir, near the Kangan region. So, travelers need to reach Srinagar first in order to continue towards the trek. The Sheikh Ul Alam International Airport in Srinagar can be reached by flight from all major Indian cities. The nearest railway station that is connected to the rest of the country is Jammu. There are regular bus services from Chandigarh, Jammu, and Delhi to reach Srinagar. Cabs to Srinagar TRC are available from each of these points. The starting point of the trek, Naranag, is a 2 hours drive from here. The first night is spent interacting with the villagers at Naranag. This is a free day for the trekkers to get acclimatized to the climate conditions here. On the second day, they begin their trek towards the picturesque campsite at Dumail. The third day is the summit day, so it involves long hours of trekking. The trekkers finally reach the Marchoi top, the main highlight of this trek. They come back to the Dumail campsite by sunset on the same day. On the last day of the trek, the trekkers take the same route back to Naranag. They can reach Srinagar the same day by cab.

What is the best time to do Marchoi Valley Trek? Marchoi trek is a year-round trek which one can take up anytime. However in autumn and winter, this trek gets amazingly gorgeous. Marchoi Trek in November: November is the prime autumn month in Kashmir. This trek is quite unique this month with the beautiful fall colors of brown, golden, crimson, and green. The entire trail is like a colorful fairyland. Another reason why you should take Marchoi Trek in November is the pleasant temperature during the day. The sun is out and shines quite charmingly making the walk easier. The clear sky makes the view quite blissful with no haze and fog. This makes November the best month for photography. Walk on the colorful trail beside the famous Wangath river. Marchoi Autumn trek is from November to early December before there is snowfall. This is also the famous season for the bird watching. It is the bird mating season. Marchoi Trek from December to March: These are the prime months of the Marchoi trek. During these months the trail gets covered in snow, and you walk in the white wonderland trail. The camps are set up in the snow and the temperature drops to below zero. The peaks are enticing with their creamy snow layers and glaciers. In the middle of January and February, the water streams get partially frozen, the Dhumail gully gets frozen with icicles.

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  • Trek starts from Naranag
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