Baltal is a charming valley lying in the foothills of Zoji la Pass. It is 15 kms drive to Sonamrg. It is on route to Amarnath and pilgrims stop here while going to Amarnath. The holy cave is just a day journey from here. The trek from here is very steep and therefore needs great caution and care.Several snow bridges on the fast flowing streams are to be crossed and during rains and the road become slippery. At Baltal Ponies/Dandies/Pack ponies /porters are available for further journey to Amarnath.