Sukoon Mahadev Climb
Mahadev is another name for Lord Shiva and a peak named after the mighty God stands behind the Zabarwan hills visible from Srinagar. Standing at an elevation of 13,013ft (3966m) Mahadev is a trekking peak requiring no previous mountaineering experience, but a good level of physical fitness.
The two day attempt at the summit of Mahadev includes a night camp in Lidwas, which is also a summer camping ground of gujar tribals. The Lidwas camp offers fine views of the valley and we will have enough time to visit one of the gujar huts; they may just offer you a cup of their salted pink tea!
We start very early next day to summit the peak; the climb to the top is precipitous interspersed with walking on grassy slopes and scrambling up loos rocks. The ascent to the top takes about 3 hours and the efforts are well rewarded by the superb views not only of the Kashmir valley but as far as the twin lake of Tarsar and Marsar! After a quick photo session and drinks we descend for about 5hours to the road-head from where it is only around 30 minutes drive to Sukoon and its luxuries.
NOTE:Kashmir is still young in tourism terms and has opened after 22 years of unrest, so services may vary in standards to other destination in India, specially guides are still learning the art of handling VIP guests. Sukoon team will do very best to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday for your guests.
(Best time mid May to October)