Kashmir with its unparalleled beauty, postcard-perfect scenes and almost European vistas frankly need
no introduction. The Silent Meadows trek from Yusmarg traverses some of the hidden jewels in the
Kashmiri mountainscape, the pristine alpine high-altitude lakes of Tosa Maidan. If you are looking for
green meadows filled with colourful wildflowers, pristine colour-changing water lakes, meandering
streams and amazing Himalayan views from high passes, then the Silent Meadows Trek is one of the
most highly recommended treks. Starting from the popular hill station Yusmarg, the trail follows ancient
routes taken by the Gujjars, the nomadic shepherds of Kashmir. Every day on the trail, trekkers are
treated to breathtaking views of rugged snowcapped mountains, colourful grasslands, and trout-filled
crystal-clear lakes. There is also a high pass to be crossed, the highest being at 13,700 ft close to
Noonwan and rocky terrains to be navigated frequently. It is a physically and mentally challenging trek
and would require the trekkers to be physically fit and to have a penchant for the Himalayan
remoteness to enjoy this trek.

Grade: Moderate to Difficult
Altitude: 13,700 Feet
Trek Duration: 7 Days

7 Nights 8 Days Available on request Srinagar
What makes this tour special
  • Experience some of the hidden jewels in the Kashmiri mountainscape such as the pristine alpine high-altitude lakes and meadows.

  • Witness the local culture of Kashmir throughout the trek.

  • Experience breathtaking views of rugged snow-capped mountains, colourful grasslands, and trout-filled
    crystal-clear lakes.

Dates and Rates
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  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrival in Srinagar.

    Arrival in Srinagar and Drive from Srinagar to Yusmarg 7860 ft
    It is a scenic drive from Srinagar to Yusmarg and has a wonderful mix of grasslands, scattered forests
    and pine-covered mountains.
    Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 2 - Yusmarg to Barga Valley.
    Begin early morning and start ascending towards the Barga Valley campsite
    on a Maple and Pine tree-lined route. Enjoy beautiful views of Yusmarg and the
    meadows en route and from the campsite.Ascend into the Dragtol Village (Shepherd’s valley) through
    pine forest.
    Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 3 – Barga Valley to Astar Camp.
    Today’s trek will comprise a moderate and gradual ascent to cross the Liddermad huts ascend towards
    the Dandair meadows and into the Astar campsite. Visit the small ridge situated 500 meters from the campsite. Nothing that we say or write can prepare
    you for the beauty of the Doodhpatri meadows from the top. Surrounded by mountains and being easy
    to access, the waters of the shaliganga river are crystal clear and change colour as the day proceeds. You
    are guaranteed to start feeling rejuvenated just by sitting and witnessing the meadows from the top and
    listening to the fluttering sounds of the wind and soaking in the scenic beauty.
    Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 4 – Aster camp to Hafas camp.
    Trek up gruelling 300 mts to the Astar top which is about 2 hours from the Astar camp. Despite being
    close in distance, the climb can be a little gruelling for beginners. Getting to the Astar pass would not be an easy task and is going to tire your legsand back a bit.
    However, the scintillating views at the top of the pass more than compensate for it. From the pass,
    descend into a stunning valley covered with brightly coloured wildflowers to reach the Hafas campsite.
    Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 5 – Hafas camp to Noonwan base.
    Today, you begin with a two-hour steep climb up the mountains to enter Noonwan.
    Trek ahead, crossing a stream. The Tosa Maidan lakes are a collection of 3 to 5lakes at a fair distance
    from each other. Fed by melting snow, a couple of these lakes dry up in summer and autumn. You can
    witness the Tosa Maidan meadows from the top of Noonwan camp.
    Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 6 – Noonwan base to Tosamaidan Lakes and back to Noonwan base.
    Today you will be challenged both physically and mentally as you cross rocky and boulder-ridden terrain,
    and cross a few ridges and Climb Mountains to arrive for a break on a ridge at 13700 ft. After a quick
    break, keep going up to reach the final ridge. From here, you can view the lakes of Tosa Maidan. What
    follows is a steep rocky descent, a few ups and downs, and entry into lakes which lead to the lakes of
    Tosa Maidan. After your time at the lakes, return to Noonwan base by evening.
    Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 7 – Noonwan base to Doodhpatri to Srinagar.
    On the final day, we descend towards Kadalbal camp with the views of Tosa Maidan meadows in front of
    you from the top, past a tree line, some grassy lands and towards the pine forest cover. Follow the
    forest line for about 4 to 5 hours and descend into the Doodhpatri meadows and drive back to Srinagar.
    Overnight stay at Srinagar in a hotel at additional cost.

    Day 8 – Departure from Srinagar.

    It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow trekkers and proceed for your return journey towards your
    respective cities by flight/train.

    Trek ends.


    What is included in the tour

    • Transport Support from Srinagar to Srinagar.
    • All vegetarian meals starting from Day 1 Dinner to Day 7 Breakfast.
    • Forest Permits & Association Permits.
    • Certified Guide, Cook & other Support Staff.
    • Gaiters, Crampons if required.
    • Clean sleeping bags and mats, good quality ‘A’ shaped or dome tents.
    • Kitchen tents, common tents, toilet tents with portable toilet seats.
    • Forest entry charges for Indian nationals. For non-Indian passport holders, there will be an additional charge.
    • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment and NOT personal luggage.
    • Tented accommodation throughout the trek on a twin/triple sharing basis.

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Charges for air / train travel up to Srinagar.
    • Stay in Srinagar.
    • Any insurance.
    • Personal expenses like tips, extra meals, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
    • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.
    • Any cost or services not mentioned in the inclusions.
    • Cost of sightseeing, shopping, etc.
    • Cost arising due to unforeseen incidents like bad weather, medical evacuation, road blocks, etc.
    • Porter/Mule charges to carry personal luggage. It can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 500 per day per bag. (1 soft bag per person < 12 kg)
    • GST Extra.
    Pickup point
    Srinagar View on Map
    Things to carry

    Basic Gear :

    Back pack & rain cover

    (40 - 50 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps) (can be rented from Mountainfit)

    Day pack + rain cover

    10 - 20 ltr (If you hire a mule or porter and also for Summit day)

    Walking stick

    Advisable (At least one) ) (can be rented from Mountainfit)

    Head torch

    1 Nos. ) (can be rented from Mountainfit)

    Water bottle/Hydration pack

    2 bottles of one litre each



    Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ors

    Personal Medical Kit

    Consult your doctor


    Clothing :


    2 to 3 (Dri Fit Preferred)

    Full T-shirts

    1 Nos.

    Fleece jacket

    1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)

    Down feather / Hollofil jacket

    1 Nos.  (can be rented from Mountainfit)

    Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)

    1 Pair

    Thermal inners (upper and lower)

    1 Pair

    Trek pants

    2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)

    Poncho (Rain Protection)

    1 Nos. ) (can be rented from Mountainfit)

    Personal Utilities :

    Sunscreen cream

    Hand sanitizer


    Antibacterial powder

    Toilet Paper & wipes

    Toothbrush and toothpaste

    Lip balm

    Quick dry towel

    Sun cap

    1 Nos.

    Woollen cap

    1 Nos.

    Buff / Bandana

    1 Nos.


    U/V protected advisable.

    Protect your feet :

    Trekking shoes

    1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)


    1 Pair (Very useful to roam around camp).

    Cotton socks

    4 pairs

    Woollen socks

    2 pairs

    Gaiters and Crampons

    1 Pair (MountainFit team will notify you if required)


    Protect your hands :

    Waterproof gloves

    1 Pair

    Fleece/woollen gloves

    1 Pair


    Few Important Tips:

    • Dress in layers: Carry at least 3 layers at the trek.  Weather is quite unpredictable so we need to keep ourselves warm. Keep it simple, but warm enough. Pack your backpack as per provided trek essential list.
    • Thermos Flask (1ltr) is very important on winter trek as water in normal bottle freezes due to severe temperature.
    • Do not carry any precious items like jewellery at the trek. Mountainfit Team will not be responsible for loss or damage of such items.
    • Carry extra plastic bags for wet clothes/garbage/etc. “DO NOT LITTER THE TRAIL, KEEP IT CLEAN”
    • Drone and satellite phone is not allowed so please don’t bring any.