While in Sonamarg, camping by the riverside is a favourite activity for the tourists. The natural beauty spread all around, with snow-covered mountains is a welcome sight for the tired traveller.
Tourists opine that camping in Sonamarg is one of the best experiences in the lap of the Himalayas. The breathtaking beauty of Sonamarg keeps the tourists spellbound and prod them to explore further.
Best Time for Camping
Sonamarg in summers is a good campsite. The superbly pleasant weather months are from mid-April to October. Tourists should avoid the Monsoons. Though the rainfall is not excessive but landslides can occur and make the roads slippery making it dangerous to tread through. Heavy snowfall means the winters are tough. Summer season normally troubles all plains and hence tourists flock to Kashmir and Sonamarg in particular to beat the heat.
Organized camps have most facilities. Individuals should however, come prepared for themselves because generic solutions do not work for all. If your needs are in this list you should definitely bring them to the camps.
Where to Go
Sonamarg is also a preferred campsite. There are many camping sites scattered in and around this hill station. Tourists often camp at the valley of the town or near the trekking trails or any water source. Organized camps are also available which many tourists opt for.You can choose your site according to location, facilities offered and the list of activities. Most camping sites enjoy the spectacular natural beauty and the pleasant charm which have a definite recall value.
Activities for Camping in Sonamarg
Campers can always trek to Thajwas Glacier, Zoji-la pass, Baltal and Nilagrad. Some of the camps provide trained guides. Tourists can inquire from the guides about the level of difficulty and then decide which treks should be sought.
Many campers proceed to visit the beautiful Himalayan lakes of Krishnasar, Vishansar and Gangabal. Some of these water sources provide fishing and the others are even said to have curative properties. Adventure activities like River rafting, canoeing, cycling, fishing, kayaking and many more sports can be enjoyed in the gushing white waters of Sindh River.
Some of the campsites have various indoor games and activities to interest the tourists. Games like volleyball, bonfire and other group games and sightseeing tours are included. Photographers usually are the delighted lot as they have a wonderful time clicking snaps as this is the heaven on earth.
Some of the Camping Resorts
Ahsan Mount Resort, provides modified and insulated safari tents, as a first in eco-resort. Located at 9,000 ft, the camp has luxury accommodations and is nestled in beautiful landscape. Ideal getaway for families, the tents have all modern amenities.
Maqbool Camping Resort
Baltal Road, Sonamarg, 190001
Located just 5 km away from Thajiwas Glacier, it is one of the best campsites in Sonamarg. Boasting of 10 tents, equipped with modern amenities like TV, medical services and a distinguished room service, not available with other campsites.It is easily accessible from the Srinagar Railway Station, 92 km away.
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