Summer is the preferred season for trekking and all routes are open. In winters, only some routes are open. There are some excellent camping sites en route. The famous trekking circuits are as follows:
1. Patnitop – Gourikund
2. Sundarani- Jungal Gali-Jasarkote-Sanasar,
3. Patnitop – Sansar
4. Kud – Sanasar
7. Jammu-Katra-Vaishno Deviji
8. Latti - Dhuna
Irrespective whether you are an adventure enthusiast or a nature lover or anardent devotee of Lord Shiva, the trek to Shiva Ghar is ideal for you. This trek covers the entire stretch of 11 kilometers and is a pretty challenging one, though it can be completed in a day’s time.
This trek starts from Patnitop itself, and covers several beautiful valleys &terrains on the way. Many tourist departmental stores exist in Patnitop, which offer all the safety gear for the trek. The Tourism Department at Jammu & Kud also stock trekking gear and imported & local gear like tents, carry mat, sleeping bag etc. rented at fixed prices. The price list is always displayed within and you can decide which gear you want to hire. Against all equipment & gear you hire, the department issues cash receipt. For foreign tourists, their passport is held as a security deposit.
Make sure you carry a good camera as the trek offers unimaginably beautiful spots for some great photography including the beautiful sunset, forests and spectacular mountain ranges.
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