On arrival in Srinagar met upon and then drive to Pahalgam. A distance of about 320 kms will be covered in about 10
hrs. On arrival in Pahalgam transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Leave Pahalgam (Valley of Shepherds) for Chandanwari. Pahalgam is the best base for most of the treks. Chandanwari (2896 Mts.) is a small shut off valley at the junction of Sheshnag stream and the stream for Astanmarg. The distance of about 16 kms will be covered in about 4-1/2 hrs. Dinner and overnight stay in tents at Chandanwari.
Chandanwari to Sheshnag is about 13 kms. (3576 Mts.) The trial climbs the Pisu Ghati and then climbs gradually to
the Sheshnag Lake. Sheshnag is one of the windiest places in this valley. The distance will be covered in about 5 hrs.
Dinner and overnight stay in tents at Sheshnag.
The 13 kms trek from Sheshnag to Panchtarani (3657 Mts.) will be covered in about 5 hrs. The walk is through
Mahagunas Pass (3200 Mts.) and then a gradual walk to Panchtarani. Dinner and overnight stay in tents at Panchtarni.
Start trek early in the morning from Panchtarani to Amarnath cave. Amarnath is only 6 kms away from Panctarani. Have a dip in the ice cold water of Amarnath stream, which flows outside the cave. Inside the cave there is scenery of calm tranquillity of white and glistering three massive Lingmas stand erect symbol of Lord Shiva, Parvathi and Ganesh. Trek back towards Sheshnag. It is a descending walk till Sheshnag.
Mr Arnab Sahu