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1. Trekking to Thajiwas Glacier

Trekking to Thajiwas Glacier
Must visit 4.2 /5

3 km
from city center
1 out of 10
things to do in Sonamarg

Sonamarg which means meadow of gold has its own charm . Snow masked Thajiwas glacier is one of the most enchanting tourist place of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located 3km from the town. It is at an altitude of 9,186 feet. It is a lovely vantage point to observe snow and the picturesque Kashmir Valley.

2. Zoji-La Pass

Zoji-La Pass
Must visit 4.1 /5

18 km
from city center
2 out of 10
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, it is known as one of the world's most dangerous mountain roads.

3. White River Rafting

White River Rafting
3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
3 out of 10
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.

4. Trekking

3.1 /5

19 km
from city center
4 out of 10
things to do in Sonamarg

With plenty of trekking trails traced on the map of this town, Sonamarg is a delight for trekkers. Challenging mountain ranges, pristine lakes, and plateaus make the region of Sonamarg suitable for all types of treks. Machoi Peak, Amarnath Peak, Sirbal Peak, and Kolahoi Peak are popular peaks for trekking.

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5. Krishnasar Lake

Krishnasar Lake
3.1 /5

22 km
from city center
5 out of 10
things to do in Sonamarg

Located at a height of 3801 m above sea level, Krishnasar Lake is one of the most mesmerizing lakes in Sonamarg. Surrounded by dense alpines, the place offers cool and pleasant atmosphere. The lake is popular for trout fishing while people also enjoy other water activities here.

6. Baltal Valley

Baltal Valley
3.1 /5

12 km
from city center
6 out of 10
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.

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7. Gangabal Trek

Gangabal Trek
3.1 /5

5 km
from city center
7 out of 10
things to do in Sonamarg

Considered a highly sacred place by the Hindus, known as Harmuk Ganga at a height of 3570 m above sea level is Gangabal trek. The lake is known a large population of fish, the rainbow trout fish being the star of the lake.

8. Vishansar Lake

Vishansar Lake
3.1 /5

19 km
from city center
8 out of 10
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.

9. Nilagrad River

Nilagrad River
3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
9 out of 10
things to do in Sonamarg

Nilagrad River is a highly revered river, located 6km from Sonamarg. The reddish water of the river is believed to have medicinal properties which make it a popular tourist attraction.

10. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
4.6 /5

0 km
from city center
10 out of 10
things to do in Sonamarg

Described as heaven on Earth, Kashmir offers some of the most exciting treks in India. This Great Lakes Trek is definitely one of them, though lesser known. Surrounded by sheer beauty, the trek begins at Sonamarg.

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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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