PERMISSION AND INSURANCE
you will have to go to Srinagar TRC (tourist reception centre) or either Sonmarg TRC and get the permission form there.
If you are going without a guide or a horse guy then register yourself as solo trekkers.
Also make sure you have an insurance and if you don't, at Srinagar TRC there is a guy sitting right outside the office door and selling insurance but there is nobody at Sonmarg TRC so make sure if you are getting your permission from there you already must have an insurance.
Also Make sure you have 5copies of the permission. You will have to submit it at army checkpoints along the trek.
(If you are going through any agency or a local guide then they will figure out the permissions for you)
As you know we initially planned on hiring a horse and you know what happened.
We saved all the money on horses by carrying everything ourselves.
-If you decide to hire a horse then you'll be spending anywhere from 900-1500 per day- per horse.
- we carried MTR ready to eat meals, rice, peanut butter, chickpeas and dates as food.
We spent 11000 rupees in total for both of us.
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