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1. Thajiwas Glacier

Thajiwas Glacier
Must Visit 4.2 /5

3 km
from city center
1 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

Highlights: Thajiwas Glacier Trek

Thajiwas Glacier which lies at a distance of 3 km from Sonamarg in Kashmir is an exquisite beauty situated 3000 m above sea level covered in snow all through the year. The glacier is a perfect spot for trekking as well as camping. One gets to experience the beauty of the glacier by trekking all the way there from Sonamarg. There is also the option of hiring a pony to get to the glacier. It remains covered in snow throughout the year.

2. Baltal Valley

Baltal Valley
4.6 /5

12 km
from city center
2 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

Baltal is known for its scenic views. The tents available here are affordable and tourists need to either trek or hire ponies to reach the cave. Tourists can also take helicopter services from Baltal that will drop the yatris till Panjtarni which is 5 km from the cave in just 7 minutes.

3. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
4.6 /5

0 km
from city center
3 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

Highlights: Nichnai Pass, Gadsar Pass, Gangabal Lake, Nun (Read More)dkol Lake

The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is an eight-day trek that takes you through some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Kashmir Valley. The trek starts from Sonamarg, which is situated at an altitude of 7,800 feet. From there, you will trek through dense forests, beautiful meadows, and high-altitude lakes.

4. Nichinai Pass

Nichinai Pass

35 km
from city center
4 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

Standing about 4,139 meters above sea level, Nichinai Pass is one of the most attractive tourist attractions in Sonamarg. The place is approximately 13 km away from Sonamarg and is a well-known pathway for trekkers. The route to Nichinai Pass heads towards Krishnasar Lake, Gangabal Lake, Gadsar Lake, and Vishansar Lake. What pulls the visitors’ attention is a frozen glacier nearby.

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5. Zoji-La Pass

Zoji-La Pass
Must Visit 4.1 /5

18 km
from city center
5 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

Zoji La is a high mountain pass located in the Dras, near Ladakh, at an altitude of 3528 m above the sea level. Connecting Kashmir to Dras and Suru Valley, Zoji La is known as one of the world's most dangerous mountain roads. Translating to "mountain pass of blizzards", it remains closed during winter due to heavy snowfall and avalanches.

6. Satsaran Pass

Satsaran Pass

61 km
from city center
6 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

The stunning hill town of Sonamarg is home to the Satsaran Pass, also called Satsaran Gali Pass. What makes this high alpine passage so popular among tourists is its trekking base in the Kashmir valley. As you move from the route, a wonderful view of Satsar Lake can be witnessed. The route is only open from June to October.

7. Trekking in Sonamarg

Trekking in Sonamarg
4.2 /5

19 km
from city center
7 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

Highlights: Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, Sonamarg, Nichinai (Read More)Pass Trek, Thajiwas Glacier Trek, Baltal Valley Trek, Satsaran Pass Trek

Sonamarg, nestled in the pristine landscapes of Jammu and Kashmir, offers a captivating backdrop for trekking enthusiasts seeking the thrill of high-altitude adventure. With plenty of trekking trails traced on the map of this town, Sonamarg is a delight for trekkers. With its snow-laden fields, majestic glaciers, and serene lakes, Sonamarg serves as a gateway to some of the most breathtaking trekking routes in the Himalayas.

8. White River Rafting

White River Rafting
4.1 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

White water rafting is one of the popular things to do in Sonamarg. One can go for a long rafting expedition starting from Baltal and ending at Shutkari Bridge at Sonamarg. Shutkari Bridge, a popular place in Sonamarg, is well-known for its white-water rafting. Tourists visit in droves to engage in the thrilling water rafting activity.

9. Krishnasar Lake

Krishnasar Lake
Must Visit 4.1 /5

22 km
from city center
9 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

Highlights: Krishnasar Lake Trek, Camping at Krishnasar L (Read More)ake

Krishnasar Lake is located in the Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, at an altitude of 3,710 meters above sea level. The lake is one of the highest-altitude lakes in the Kashmir Valley and is part of the famous trekking route known as the Great Lakes Trek. The lake is a popular spot for camping under the stars, picnicking, and fishing in crystal-clear waters.

10. Amarnath


21 km
from city center
10 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

Amarnath, located in union territory of Jammu and Kashmir is hardly 600mts from Sonamarg. It is one of the most important pilgrimage in India for the worshippers of Lord Shiva. The Amarnath cave has an enshrined Shivaling formed naturally with ice, which resembles Lord Shiva. Amarnath Cave is accessible only during the Sharavan months of July-August.

11. Gangabal Lake Trek

Gangabal Lake Trek
4.1 /5

5 km
from city center
11 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

The Gangabal Lake Trek is a moderate-level trek that starts from the quaint town of Sonamarg, situated at an altitude of 2800 meters. The trek covers a distance of approximately 20 km and takes around 3-4 days to complete. The trail is marked with rocky terrains, narrow ridges, and streams, making it a challenging yet rewarding experience.

12. Vishansar Lake

Vishansar Lake
4.2 /5

19 km
from city center
12 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

A little outside Sonamarg, Vishansar Lake is an alpine high-altitude oligotrophic lake. It is a sparkling blue lake surrounded by a lush green meadow, alpine flowers and white and silver mountains at a tantalizing distance. The Vishansar Lake completely freezes during the winter, while during the summer, it is enveloped by lush green meadows.

13. Nilagrad River

Nilagrad River
4.0 /5

4 km
from city center
13 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

Nilagrad River is a relatively lesser-known gem nestled in the pristine landscapes of Yusmarg, a picturesque meadow approximately 47 kilometers from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Flowing through the enchanting meadows of Yusmarg, this river holds cultural and historical significance, making it a unique attraction for visitors seeking offbeat destinations.

14. Satsar Lake

Satsar Lake

35 km
from city center
14 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

Satsar Lake is a mesmerizing alpine lake located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. This picturesque destination is situated in the western Himalayan range, at an elevation of approximately 3,650 meters above sea level. The name "Satsar" literally translates to "seven lakes" in the local language, owing to the fact that the lake is surrounded by seven smaller, interconnected lakes.

15. Gadsar Lake

Gadsar Lake

26 km
from city center
15 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

Highlights: Camping at Gadsar Lake

The Gadsar Lake also commonly known as Yemsar is located in the Ganderbal district of Kashmir at an altitude of 12,000 feet above sea level in the Gadsar Valley. The lake is fed by melting snow and glaciers, which makes its water crystal clear and cold. The lake is surrounded by mountains, including the Harmukh range, and is covered with alpine flowers in the summer season.

16. Sonmarg Market

Sonmarg Market

16 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

Situated at the base of the famous Thajiwas Glacier, the Sonamarg Market is a hidden gem that is a must-visit for shopaholics. It is located in the heart of the city and is easily accessible to all visitors. The market is known for its handcrafted souvenirs and traditional handicrafts. The market is set against a backdrop of stunning snow-covered mountains, making it an ideal destination for tourists who want to indulge in some shopping while enjoying the scenic beauty of the valley.

17. Hung Park

Hung Park

6 km
from city center
17 out of 17
Things To Do in Sonamarg

Situated in the midst of the Sind River, Hung Park is one of the excellent transit halt locations on the way to Sonamarg. The park lies 6.8 km from Sonamarg on the Srinagar- Leh route and was constructed by the Forest Department to foster ecotourism in Sonamarg. A perfect place for spectacular vistas, the park is an ideal picnic spot that also has a play area with a trampoline for toddlers.

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What are the top sightseeing places in Sonamarg?

The top sightseeing places in Sonamarg are Thajiwas Glacier, Zoji-La Pass, Vishansar Lake, White River Rafting, Nilagrad River, Kashmir Great Lakes Trek.

How much does a package cost for Sonamarg?

The packages for Sonamarg start at INR 16500 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

How can I commute within Sonamarg?

To travel around in the town, buses are the best option as they have good frequency inside the city. But if you want to explore the city at your leisure, you can opt for a tanga ride (horse carriage).
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