Timings : All day
Time Required : 2-3 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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 one of the most significant assets of Jammu and Kashmir and a must-visit for all the nature and trekking lovers. 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. On the way to the glacier, the tourists get to witness the beauty of the silver shining frozen lake along with all the greenery around. The contrast of both of them is what makes it enchanting to the eyes. On the way, the tourists also come across Gujjar tribes who have their camps set up and earn their livelihood here.
In addition to all this, alpine meadows are scattered all over in the Thajiwas Glacier along with numerous waterfalls which make the region appear like heaven on earth. This makes the glacier one of the most famous and most visited tourist attractions of Sonamarg. The tourists get to ride the sledge during the summer season too. The glacier is a perfect spot for trekking as well as camping.
This glacier offers a perfect escape from the scorching heat of the summers along with a peaceful environment to restore all your senses. The beautiful scenes of horses grazing in the grasslands, fir and pine trees growing in the forests nearby, small streams covering the place and local Gujjar kids playing cricket in the vicinity is what makes the glacier a treat to the eyes. It remains covered in snow throughout the year, so winter visitors must not fret. Set up a camp, get some tea and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings.
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