Gurez Valley

Gurez Valley, hidden amid Bandipora's rough landscape, attracts hikers with its exhilarating trekking paths and stunning views. This Valley is a stunning combination of a river, a valley, and mountains. It is a deep valley in the northern region of Kashmir. Gurez was a part of the ancient Dardistan, which extended to the west to Sharada Peeth, the east to Drass, the north to Minimarg across Burzil Pass, and the south to Baghtor. The Gurez Valley is situated along the portion of the historic Silk Route that linked Gilgit and the Kashmir Valley before continuing on to Kashgar. The pure elegance of the natural world will envelop you as soon as you pull on your boots and embark on this adventure. From inexperienced hikers to seasoned mountaineers, the trekking routes in Gurez Valley offer something for everyone. The stunning Gangabal Lake, tucked away amid tall peaks and verdant meadows, is reached by one of the most well-traveled trails. With every step upward, the landscape of snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, and winding streams is revealed. But in Gurez Valley, the trip itself is an adventure in and of itself; it's not just about the destination. You will see welcoming locals along the route taking care of their fields or herding their animals, providing you with a window into the traditional way of life in the mountains. It might even be possible for you to stay in charming homestays in villages and experience the friendly hospitality of the Kashmiri people.

  • Best Time to Visit: March to October
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to3 hours for casual trip and 1 to 2 days for an immersive trek experience.
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Srinagar which is 133 kms away.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Sopore which is 104 kms away.
  • Distance From Road: The distance between Srinagar and Gurez valley is 126 kms.
  • Travel Tips: Trekking, sightseeing, wildlife spotting and photography.
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