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Best season : December to April

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Overview

Warwan Valley Trek Kashmir is a stunning trekking route located in the Kargil district of the union territory of Ladakh, India. It’s a relatively lesser-known trekking destination compared to some other popular trails in the region, but it offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan landscape, including towering peaks, lush meadows, and serene lakes.

He trek starts from the village of Inshan in the Kargil district of Ladakh and proceeds towards the remote Warwan Valley.

The trek typically takes around 7 to 10 days to complete, depending on the pace and itinerary chosen.

The trek is considered to be moderately difficult. Trekkers need to be in good physical condition and acclimatized to the altitude as the trail passes through high-altitude terrain.

The Warwan Valley Trek Kashmir is suitable for people of all age groups, including beginners, as it is moderately difficult. The trail offers a mix of steep ascents and descents, making it a challenging yet thrilling experience. The Warwan Valley Trek Kashmir can be done throughout the year, but the best time to go is from December to March when the trail is covered in snow, adding to the charm of the trek.

Itinerary

Day 1: Srinagar to Panikhar.

Altitude: 8,795 to 10,700 ftDistance: 185 km driveDuration: 7-8 hour drive

The drive from Srinagar to Panikhar is approximately 250 kilometers (155 miles) and takes around 7 to 8 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. Make sure to carry sufficient water, snacks, and fuel for the journey, as amenities may be limited along the route. Additionally, it's advisable to check the weather forecast and road conditions before embarking on the trip, especially during the winter months when some passes may be closed due to snowfall.

Day 2: Panikhar to Sumdo/Denora.

The road journey from Panikhar to Sumdo or Denora is relatively short, covering a distance of around 20 to 30 kilometers (12 to 18 miles), depending on the exact location of your destination. The drive typically takes around 1 to 2 hours, depending on road conditions and any stops along the way. Ensure your vehicle is well-equipped for mountainous terrain, and carry sufficient supplies for the journey, as amenities may be limited in remote areas. Additionally, check weather forecasts and road conditions before setting out on your trip, especially during the winter months when some roads may be affected by snowfall or adverse weather conditions.

Day 3: Sumdo to Kalapari.

The road journey from Sumdo to Kalapari covers a distance of approximately 20 to 30 kilometers (12 to 18 miles), depending on the exact location of Kalapari. The drive typically takes around 1 to 2 hours, depending on road conditions and any stops along the way. Ensure your vehicle is well-equipped for mountainous terrain, and carry sufficient supplies for the journey, as amenities may be limited in remote areas. Additionally, check weather forecasts and road conditions before setting out on your trip, especially during the winter months when some roads may be affected by snowfall or adverse weather conditions.

Day 4: Kalapari to Kaintal via Lomvilas Pass.

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Day 5: Chaudraiman to Srinagar.

Distance: 153 km driveDuration:8-9 hour drive.

The road journey from Chaudraiman to Srinagar can vary in duration depending on the specific route taken and road conditions. It's advisable to check the weather forecast and road conditions before embarking on your trip, especially during the winter months when some roads may be affected by snowfall. Additionally, ensure your vehicle is well-equipped for the journey and carry sufficient supplies, including water, snacks, and fuel, as amenities may be limited in remote areas.

NOTE

The above itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions, group size, and other factors. It's always best to check with your trekking company for the most up-to-date itinerary and any changes. Additionally, it's important to ensure that you are physically fit and acclimatized before attempting the Warwan Valley Trek Kashmir, as it involves high altitudes and strenuous trekking.

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Things to Carry

If you are planning to go on the Warwan Valley Trek Kashmir, here are some essential items that you should carry with you:

  • Backpack: A sturdy backpack with a capacity of at least 40-50 liters to carry all your essentials.
  • Trekking Shoes: Good quality trekking shoes with a good grip and ankle support.
  • Warm Clothes: It is essential to carry warm clothes as the temperatures can drop significantly at night. Carry thermals, fleece jackets, down jackets, gloves, and woollen socks.
  • Rain Gear: Carry a raincoat or poncho to protect yourself from rain and wind.
  • Sun Protection: Carry sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, and a hat to protect yourself from the harsh sun.
  • Headlamp or Torch: A headlamp or torch with extra batteries is necessary as there will be no electricity on the trek.
  • Water Bottles: Carry at least two water bottles with a capacity of 1 litre each to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
  • First Aid Kit: Carry a basic first aid kit with medicines for headaches, stomach upsets, and other common ailments.
  • Trekking Poles: Trekking poles provide stability and support and reduce the strain on your knees while descending.
  • Miscellaneous: Carry a camera, power bank, and pocket knife for emergencies. 

Make sure to pack light and carry only the essentials to avoid unnecessary weight on the trek.

How to Reach

The Warwan Valley Trek Kashmir is located in the Kashmir district of Jammu and Kashmir , and the nearest city is Srinagar . You can reach Srinagar by air, rail, or road. From Srinagar, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach kashmir, the starting point of the Warwan trek.

Nearest Rail Head: Srinagar (Approx 200 KM) from Kashmir.

Nearest Bus Stand: Srinagar (Approx 200KM) 

Nearest Airport: Srinagar Airport, Dehradun (Approx 230 KM) from Kashmir

Srinagar is well connected by all three major modes of transportation. One can easily board Train, Bus, or Plane from most of the major cities of India.

Safety & Security

Here are some safety tips that you must keep in mind while on the Warwan Valley Trek Kashmir:

  • Always carry a first-aid kit with you, including medicines for altitude sickness
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and fluids
  • Listen to your body and take breaks when needed
  • Follow the instructions of your trekking guide and do not venture out alone
  • Respect the local culture and traditions

Cancellation Policy

We understand that planning an outdoor trip brings a lot of excitement and joy. However, we also know that cancellations can be disappointing. While Hello Hikers rarely cancels treks due to our efficient ground operations, cancellations can happen due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions, government regulations, or any other factors beyond our control. In such cases, the following cancellation policy will be applicable.

To ensure a hassle-free experience, we recommend making your booking at least two months in advance. If you do need to cancel your trek, please inform us in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive written advice.

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

We have designed a cancellation policy that is fair, feasible, and convenient for all our customers. The procedure is as follows:

  • If you cancel your trek 21 or more days before the start date, we will deduct 10% towards GST and transaction charges and refund 90% as a trek voucher valid for 1 year.
  • If you cancel your trek 15-20 days before the start date, we will deduct 30% towards GST, transaction, accommodation at base, ration, etc., and refund 70% as a trek voucher valid for 1 year.
  • If you cancel your trek 7-14 days before the start date, we will deduct 50% towards GST, transaction, accommodation at the base, ration, trek leaders, permits, equipment, etc., and refund 50% as a trek voucher that is valid for 1 year.
  • If you cancel your trek 1-6 days before the start date, we will deduct 100% as all arrangements have been made, and we are ready to take you on the trek.

We also have some terms and conditions for the trek voucher:

  • The voucher will be valid for 12 months from the date of issuance.
  • The voucher can be used for any trek with Hello Hikers.

Thank you for choosing Hello Hikers, and we hope to see you on our treks soon!

FAQS

What is the difficulty level of the Warwan Valley?

The Warwan Valley trek Kashmir  offers stunning scenery and a rewarding experience for adventurers, it's essential for trekkers to have prior trekking experience, be in good physical condition, and acclimatize properly to the altitude before undertaking this journey. Additionally, hiring a local guide or joining a guided trekking group can enhance safety and enjoyment by providing support and local knowledge throughout the trek.

Where is the starting point of the Warwan Valley trek?

The starting point of the Warwan Valley Trek Kashmir is typically the village of Inshan, located in the Kargil district of the union territory of Ladakh, India. Trekkers usually begin their journey from Inshan and then proceed towards the remote and picturesque Warwan Valley.

How high is the Warwan Valley Trek?

The Warwan Valley Trek Kashmir reaches altitudes ranging from approximately 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) to over 4,000 meters (13,100 feet) above sea level. The exact elevation varies along the trekking route, with some high passes and mountainous sections reaching higher altitudes. Trekkers should be prepared for altitude-related challenges and acclimatization during the trek.

In which district is Warwan Valley located?

The Warwan Valley is located in the Kargil district of the union territory of Ladakh, India.

Is it worth doing Warwan Valley Trek?

It is completely worth doing the Warwan Valley Trek Kashmir. It has the best of both Kashmir and Ladakh landscapes. It has long grasslands, glacier traverse, alpine lakes, and high altitude pass. The walk goes through the beautiful valley and highland villages of Warwan.   

How many days is the Warwan Valley Trek?

The Warwan Valley Trek Kashmir typically spans around 6 to 10 days, depending on the specific itinerary chosen and the pace of the trekking group. This duration allows trekkers to cover the distance comfortably while also taking time to enjoy the stunning scenery and acclimatize to the high altitude.

What is the distance from Srinagar to Warwan Valley?

The distance from Srinagar to Warwan Valley is approximately 200 kilometers (124 miles) by road, depending on the specific route taken. Traveling by road from Srinagar to the starting point of the trek in Inshan village may take around 7 to 9 hours, depending on road conditions and other factors.

Warwan valley trek height

The altitude of the Warwan Valley Trek Kashmir ranges from approximately 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) to over 4,000 meters (13,100 feet) above sea level. This trek involves traversing various elevations, including high mountain passes and deep valleys, offering trekkers diverse and breathtaking landscapes throughout the journey.

How to reach warwan valley

Reaching the Warwan Valley typically involves traveling to the starting point of the trek, which is usually the village of Inshan. Here's how to reach Inshan and commence your journey to Warwan Valley:

By Air: The nearest airport to Inshan is the Srinagar International Airport (SXR) in Srinagar, which is well-connected to major cities in India. From Srinagar, you can hire a taxi or use public transportation to travel to Inshan. The road journey from Srinagar to Inshan takes approximately 7 to 9 hours, depending on road conditions.

By Road: Inshan is accessible by road from Srinagar via the NH1D (Srinagar-Leh Highway). You can drive or hire a taxi from Srinagar to Inshan, passing through towns like Sonamarg and Kargil along the way. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Srinagar to Kargil and then arrange for local transportation to Inshan.

Trekking Route: Once you reach Inshan, you can begin the Warwan Valley trek by following the designated trekking route. The trek takes you through scenic landscapes, remote villages, and high mountain passes before reaching the Warwan Valley.

Clothing and gear required for Warwan valley Trek

The Warwan Valley Trek Kashmir requires warm clothes, including thermals, fleece jackets, and down jackets. Trekking shoes with good grip are also essential for the trek. It is recommended that you carry sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Toiletries, including wet wipes, tissue paper, and hand sanitiser, are also necessary.

What is the best time to go on the Warwan Vally trek?

The best times to complete the Warwan Valley Trek Kashmir are from April to June and again from September to November.
These months are good for trekking because they typically have bright skies and a comfortable temperature. Typically, the sky are clear, allowing for breathtaking views of the mountains and neighbouring areas.
The walk is particularly beautiful from April to June, when the meadows are in full bloom and the temperature is nice. Though it might be congested at this hour.
The post-monsoon season, which lasts from September through November, is dry and clear, giving way to superb visibility of the snow-capped peaks.

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15/Oct/2023

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28/Oct/2023

29/Oct/2023

04/Nov/2023

05/Nov/2023

11/Nov/2023

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