Gurez Valley

Habba Khatoon Trek Habba Khatoon Trek:- Habba Khtatoon mountain separates Gurez from the Tulail region. The best path to climb the Habba Khtatoon mountain is through the Barnoi route. The slope is gentle from this side than the front pyramidal side of the mountain. People of Barnoi collect the famous Gurzei Kala Zeera (Cumin Seeds) …

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Minimarg Minimarg is also a grassland located above Patalwan (read Patalwan), at an altitude of about 3100 ft from the valley and 800ft from Patalwan Lake. It is also an unexplored destination and has got fewer visits from locals. The snow-fed lake drains as a stream into the adjacent forest area. This stream adds more …

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Viji Gali Viji Gali, an unexplored grassland located on the top of Khandyal mountain and above Kisar Sar. This landscape is snow bound for almost 9-10 months. Which is due to its altitude- between 2900-3100ft. Due to this reason it has got less attention and traffic by locals as well as tourists. This place is …

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Kisar Sar Kisar Sar is a lake located on top of the mountain adjacent to Khandyal Village. On the foothills of this mountain famous sightseeing spot, Khandyal Lotuh is located. Being at a high altitude, more than 2400ft from the valley, this place is snowbound for almost 7-8 months. It will take nearly 4-5 hours …

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Dissan Dissan, a hiking destination in Gurez valley, is located above Gowchari Dawar at an altitude of 700ft from the valley. It falls on the way to Patalwan. It takes roughly one hour from Dawar town to this location, so it is best suitable for one-day hikers. You may also camp here for an overnight …

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Tulail Valley Tulail, the mini Ladakh, is a newly created tehsil carved out of Gurez Tehsil in 2014. The people here are the ethnic Dards with their own culture and Shina being their language. However, due to the cultural contact with the Kashmiri people and modern education, cultural assimilation has taken place. But still, the …

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Baba Dervish Shrines of Baba Dervish and his brother Baba Razaq are two most prominent and sacred shrines in Gurez Valley. Thus giving a spiritual outlook to the valley. The shrine of Baba Dervish, hem in with walnut tress, is located near the hamlet of Fakirpora. From this shrine at a distance of about 150meters …

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Patalwan Patalwan, a grassland  located at an altitude of approximately 2250 ft from the valley and occurs on the eastern side of Dawar, is one of the destinations for trekking or hiking in Gurez Valley. It usually takes 3-4 hours to reach the main location. The journey is characterized by the slope showing  fluctuations from …

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Tragbal When you start your journey cruising smoothly out of Bandipora town, you will soon move onto the curvy roads leading up high. The snake bend climb will engulf you in the mesmerizing aerial views of Bandipora town and Wular Lake stretching to the horizon. Moving on the bumpy roads, showing the effect of melting …

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Habba Khatoon Mountain

Habba Khatoon Mountain Gurez’s most formidable peak is Habba Khatoon around which quaint legends abound. Habba Khatoon — the graceful, gigantic mountain, 13,000-foot, pyramid-shaped peak that rises over the town and is named after the eponymous peasant-queen-poetess, often referred to as  ‘Nightingale of Kashmir’, who is said to have lived near the mountain’s base as …

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