10 Km From Kashmir’s Yusmarg Lies Sang-e-Safed Valley That’s Covered With Ice Even During Summers

by Tejashee Kashyap
10 Km From Kashmir’s Yusmarg Lies Sang-e-Safed Valley That’s Covered With Ice Even During Summers

Amidst the snow-capped peaks of the majestic Himalayas lies an ethereal gem, the Sang-e-Safed Valley of Kashmir. Tucked away in the Yusmarg Valley, this valley is a sanctuary of serenity and natural splendour. But what sets it apart? The valley has a frozen lake, and most portion of this lake and even the valley is covered by ice even during the summer.

The Valley Still Has Ice Even In The Summers

Sang-e-Safed Valley
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‘Sang-e-Safed’ translates to ‘White Stone,’ a name fittingly bestowed upon this paradise due to the glistening white stones. They dot its landscape like pearls on a celestial tapestry. The valley is embraced by a multitude of flora, with vibrant wildflowers painting the valley floor.

But it’s the frozen lake that gives this valley its unique status. The nearest hill station is Yusmarg or Yousmarg in the western part of Kashmir Valley and another 10 km trek leads to the most interesting lake. This frozen lake in Sang-e-Safed Valley has most of its water covered by ice even during the summer. Deep within its heart lies this enchanting lake that defies the norms of the season – ice that persists even in the hottest months.

The frozen valley of Sang-e-Safed is a well-kept secret known only to a few intrepid explorers and adventurous souls. This hidden jewel is an oasis of coolness and tranquillity amid the scorching heat of summer. Mist and fog enshroud the valley like a mystical shroud, adding an aura of mystery to the already enchanting landscape.

This valley of dreams continues to enchant and inspire, beckoning travellers to discover the magic that lies within its heart.

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Sang-e-Safed’s Meadows Are For Enchanting Camping Nights

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Here, the warmth of summer meets the cool embrace of eternal ice, leaving an indelible mark on the souls of those fortunate enough to witness its extraordinary beauty. Moreover, many travellers find this valley a camper’s paradise, inviting them to immerse themselves in nature’s embrace.

This picturesque landscape serves as an ideal spot for setting up camp and is a haven for nature lovers. Moreover, the trek from Yusmarg Valley and the unique terrain presents challenges and rewards for hikers of all levels. From gentle trails suitable for beginners to more challenging paths, the place leads to untouched corners of nature.

So, when are you planning to head to Sang-e-Safed Valley?

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