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Baltal Valley in Sonamarg

Baltal Valley is a destination that serves as a camping area for pilgrims heading toward the Amarnath Caves. It is situated at an altitude of 2743 meters above sea level and 15 km from Sonamarg, offering beautiful views of snow-capped mountains. The valley is set at the base of Zojila Pass, along the banks of the Sindhi River. Amarnath Caves are located at a distance of 14 km from Baltal Valley, which is dotted with pilgrim tents during the Amarnath Yatra. Ponies are available from the valley to reach Amarnath Caves. Pilgrims are offered free langars at the valley. In addition, there are a large number of small tea stalls around the valley.

Trekking at Baltal Valley in Sonamarg

The green fields and serene atmosphere of the valley make it a must visit attraction of Sonmarg. Baltal Valley is a paradise for trekkers as it offers some great treks. However, it is best to check the weather conditions before planning a hike or trek to the valley.

How to reach Baltal Valley in Sonamarg?

Baltal Valley can be easily reached from Sonmarg and Pahalgam. Sonmarg is located at a distance of 15 km, and Pahalgam at a distance of 24 Km from the valley. Tourists can reach the valley via trek or by taking a bus or taxi.

Best Time to Visit Baltal Valley in Sonamarg

Baltal Valley experiences pleasant summers and chilly winters. Baltal is only open for six months, from April to September, as the climate is quite cozy & delightful during this time. Also, during this time, the famous famous Amarnath Yatra takes place.

Things to do in Baltal Valley in Sonamarg

  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Sightseeing
  • Hiking
  • Trout Fishing


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