About Kashmir Trekking Geographical Features

The greater part of the valley is made of similar disposition of vale and mountains, as is observable in all these alpines regions, and consists of series of mountains ranges of Himalayas, running mostly in parallel lines from south -west to north and east, separated by glens, which are in general of no great breadth.The chief peculiarity by which Kashmir is distinguished from the mountain countries on its confines is the richness of its vegetation. the mountains, although for a considerable part of the year capped in many parts with snow, are coated with rich forests.The chief river of Kashmir is river jehlum (Vitastha)(Behut),the Hydraspes of the ancients.This rises at angle of the mountains, chiefly from the springs of Virnag, in the south -east extremity of Kashmir. It is immediately joined by a stream from the south , the Kaimu River , and another from the north ,the river Brang. This latter rises by two heads in the district of the same name,to the east of Anatnag, at eight miles distance. it again divides two branches the more northerly of which is joined by a small stream from Kotonhara, and the more southerly by the stream from Virnag :the two main trunks again meet near anatnag and form the River jehlum,which,as it proceeds,receives other streams, as the Lambodari River or Lidder River from the north-east , on the road of Amarnath, and the Shupien or Shuingulu river, which is formed by various rivulets from the north of the Pir panjal mountain ranges.The sindh river,which takes its main source from Zoje la pass, thajiwas glacier and from glacier streams forms its own valley. for reviews and trekking information read more