Table Top Overview

Table Top in Sonamarg is your gateway to serene beauty and breathtaking views. Nestled in the heart of Kashmir, it is a spot where lush meadows meet the sky. Here, you can witness the panoramic vistas of snow-capped mountains. It is perfect for picnics or just soaking in nature's glory. A visit promises unforgettable memories amidst the tranquil landscape.

Table Top in Sonamarg is a hidden gem for those trekking in Kashmir, especially part of the “Kashmir Great Lakes trek”. This flat piece of land, perched on a hill slope, offers an unmatched view of Sonamarg, Thajiwas Glacier, and the Sind River. Known for its serene atmosphere, Table Top is an experience in itself. Trekkers often stop here for a well-deserved break, setting up tents under the starlit sky, and enjoying local delicacies like Maggi and Kashmiri Kahwa.

The charm of Table Top lies in its simplicity and natural beauty. The panoramic views of lush meadows and snow-capped peaks are breathtaking. It is a place where the cool breeze, mixed with the scent of alpine trees, creates a tranquil retreat from the world below. Visitors can opt for pony rides, making the ascent easier and adding a touch of adventure to the journey. Whether it is enjoying a meal at a Dhaba or watching ponies graze silently, Table Top promises memories that linger long after you have left.


• Start your adventure with the 'Kashmir Great Lakes Trek' and make a memorable stop at Table Top.
• Soak in the stunning panoramic views of Sonamarg and the surrounding landscapes during your pit stop here. 
• Set up camp, spend a peaceful night under the stars, and enjoy sipping on the local favourite, Kahwa tea.
• Capture stunning photographs of the lush meadows and towering peaks of Sonamarg while you are at Table Top.

How To Reach

By Road: Sonamarg is well-connected by road to cities like Srinagar, Jammu, and other parts of the country. If you are driving from Srinagar, take the NH1D (Srinagar-Leh Highway). The drive typically takes about 2 hours, covering 79.5 kilometres. Buses from Srinagar to Sonmarg are also available

Reaching Table Top:

Once in Sonmarg, Table Top can only be accessed as part of the trek. It is not accessible by any vehicle and requires hiking. The trek starts from Sonamarg, and Table Top is a popular stop for trekkers headed towards the Kashmir Great Lakes. It is located around 3 kilometres from Sonamarg. Depending on your pace and stops along the way, reaching Table Top from Sonmarg can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day of trekking.

Best Time To Visit

Table Top in Sonamarg is a year-round attraction because of its ever-changing scenic beauty. Each season offers a unique experience, making it appealing at any time.

  • Best Season: Visit Table Top in summer, from May to September. These months have warm weather, which makes the surroundings more beautiful.
  • Best Day: Weekdays are quieter and more ideal for a visit. They allow for a more peaceful trekking experience.
  • Best Time of Day: Early morning starts to Table Top are perfect. You can enjoy cooler temperatures and also catch the sunrise.

Other Essential Information

  • Give yourself time to get used to the altitude, especially if you are trekking to Table Top from a lower elevation.
  • Consider hiring local guides or porters since they know the best routes and also enrich your trek with stories and information about the area.
  • The weather here can change quickly, so it is advised to pack layers.
  • Check in advance if any permits are required for trekking in the area.
  • Carry enough water and snacks like energy bars.
  • Before you start your trek, check the weather forecast, and avoid trekking during heavy rain or snowfall.
  • Always carry a basic first aid kit with essentials for minor injuries or illnesses.
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