J K is Indias northernmost state, and one of the best-known places for trekking in India. It is an extravagantly beautiful land of flower-spangled meadows, wild orchards, spectacular coniferous forests, icy mountain peaks and clear streams and rivers. The capital, Srinagar, is the base for many trekking notable among them are the trekking to the blue Zabarwan Hills and Shankaracharya Hill.
The three other main bases in J K are Pahalgam(100 km from Srinagar) in the Lidder Valley, the base for treks to sacred Amarnath, Aru, Lidderwat and the glacial lakes of Tarsar and Tulian Gulmarg , from where one can trek to the crystal tarns of Apharwat and Alpather, the upland lakes of Vishansar and Gangabal and the Thajiwas Glacier; and Sonamarg, in the Sindh Valley, the base for treks into the surrounding mountains. Srinagar is also the road head for trips into the arid plateau of Ladakh, Ladakh the land of high passes, snow-clad mountains, azure blue lakes is among the worlds highest inhabited plateaus.
Trekking in Ladakh offers a vast diversity with its unique landscape and exquisite culture, from the green oasis of the hidden Valleys and Plateaus with an abundance of wildlife, nomads, wetlands, pastureland, freshwater springs, streams, and the famous lakes such as Tsomoriri, Tsokar the Pangong. Culturally you will come across the remote villages and ancient monasteries of Ladakh and Zanskar, which are an ideal ground for pilgrimage journeys, and these are the age-old pillars of Tibetan Buddhism.