Thajiwas Glacier is a piece of astounding beauty.
Situated at a distance of only 3 kms away and 3000 meters above sea level, it
stays covered in all snow throughout the year. Travel enthusiasts and trekking
lovers make sure they visit the Thajiwas Glacier when in Kashmir. You can trek
to the place from Sonamarg. There is the provision to hire a pony and ride on
it on your way to the Thajiwas Glacier. The journey to it is in itself an
amazing and revealing experience for all travelers. There is a frozen lake on
the way. The sight of the shining lake with greenery around is a sight to
behold. Imagine how beautiful and contrasting they look together. Gujjar tribes
also stay on the way. They live there and have their camps along the way.
It is hard to describe the beauty of the Thajiwas
Glacier. You will find plenty of waterfalls in the glacier along with alpine
meadows. The place is a clear representation of heaven on earth. The beauty of
the place has earned it a lot of fame. Tourists from India and across come to
Sonamarg just to visit here and earn an experience of a lifetime. Apart from
that, you can also ride on a sledge during summers. The terrain makes it just
the perfect spot for trekking and camping.
Since the place remains cold throughout the year,
it is the perfect place to unwind and spend some time away from the scorching
heat during summers. This is why the place receives tourists around the year.
The life here is straight out of a fantasy movie. You will find tall and strong
horses grazing green pastures. There are beautiful forests around and little
streams traversing them. Apart from that, you will find Gujjar families living
their lives in such a beautiful setting. You would not want to miss setting up
your own camp, get cozy and savor good food and tea amid nature’s delight.
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Thajiwas Glacier Trek
The Thajiwas Glacier offers tourists an unparalleled adventure.
Trekking enthusiasts will love the challenges and experiences along their way.
On your path towards the beautiful glacier, you will find a contrasting and
rare combination of a frozen lake that is shining bright as silver amid lush
green surroundings. If you want to explore the area further, you can climb the
Shakhdar Hill. The view of the glacier from the top is amazing. One can climb
the top through a way that leads from the glacier. In summers, Gujjar tribes
move to this place to earn their livelihood. You will spot their families and
kids on your way to the glacier. When winters arrive, these tribes return to
If you are in for more
adventure, you climb up to the Sindh River. Travel enthusiasts often delve
further to explore more opportunities to relish this beauty of nature. They go
further 5 kms from the glacier where they find beautiful coverage of tall pine
and fir trees and several cascades with shimmering waters. Enveloped by the
majestic Himalayas, the Thajiwas Glacier is a divine place that offers tourists
both adventure and pleasure.
Best Time To Visit Thajiwas
It is suggested to visitors to come to visit the Thajiwas
Glacier during summers, from April to October. The weather is pleasant then and
your experience will be beautiful. There are plenty of places for sightseeing
as well. During summers you will be able to enjoy that too. Besides the usual
sightseeing, you can take advantage of various activities that are hosted.
Since the place remains covered in snow throughout the year, you can spot
snow-covered mountain peaks as well.
Useful Tips For Visiting Thajiwas
1. You can either trek
to the glacier or you can take a ride on sledges during summers. Ponies are
also available for riding. Since the tourist influx is quite high during
summers, pony owners may take advantage of the situation and charge exorbitantly
2. Always carry good
quality footwear. In summers, the ice melts and, therefore, the area around the
glacier becomes slippery. Watch your step to stay unhurt.
3. There are many
camping sites for tourists around the glacier.
4. To avoid wasting
time and efforts, hire a good tour guide for a smooth experience.
5. This place stays
covered in snow throughout the year. Take advantage of that and play snowball
fights with each other.
6. Savor tasty Maggi and hot tea at vendors near the glacier.
How to Reach Thajiwas Glacier
Reaching the Thajiwas
Glacier is quite easy. Since it is only 3 kms away from Sonamarg, you can reach
it on foot within 45 mins. Ponies and cabs are also available. Cabs can be
hired for INR 3500-5500 depending on the type of car. They are available at Sonamarg Taxi Stand.